Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys

The audience and the members of the Jury of the Gran Paradiso Film Festival show their curiosity by discussing the films, their virtues and faults, waiting for the award ceremony scheduled for 9.p.m. at Cogne's Maison de la Grivola. The evening will be enlivened by the guest star and satirical co-host, Dario Vergassola. Following the drawing of the prizes for the Jury of the audience, the results of the audience's votes will be disclosed and therefore the name of the winners. The gala night will end with the screening of the winner of the Gran Paradiso Film Festival.  

At 5 p.m. the last De Rerum Natura event will take place, entitled 'Us and them. 100 little stories of animals', featuring the author, Danilo Mainardi, President of the Festival's Technical Jury. Simultaneously at Rhêmes-Saint-Georges the former director of the Gran Paradiso National Park, Francesco Framarin, will speak about the Golden Eagle, exploring the species through anecdotes and images.

Yesterday a record audience attended the last two screenings of the official selection. All festival venues were crowded; an additional screening room, besides the usual two, had to be made available to accommodate the Cogne audience.

In the afternoon over 200 people gathered in the garden of Maison de Cogne Gérard-Dayné for the encounter debate on the 'nature of the Constitution' and the state of the reforms. The debate, featuring Gaetano Quagliariello, the Minister for Constitutional reforms, Professor Valerio Onida and President Luciano Violante, marked a significant moment of confrontation within the framework of the Festival.  

Due to the number of requests and to the interest of the media the full video of the debate will be posted tomorrow on the official Fondation Grand Paradis website,