Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys
Foto di Tiziana Dalla Zanna - archivio FGP

The 19° edition of the Gran Paradiso Film Festival started today with the signature of the Gran Paradiso valleys Charter and music by L’Orage

The Gran Paradiso Film Festival starts today, with the opening ceremony in Cogne. It is already a record edition: the jury of the audience touched the 190 members in the different venues of Cogne, Ceresole Reale, Champorcher, Rhêmes-Saint-Georges and Villeneuve. The number may grow with the last subscriptions of this evening. 

The opening concert by folk-rock band L'Orage is at 5 p.m. at Maison de la Grivola in Cogne, where the band will perform a path in music across the life of Arthur Rimbaud.

After the concert, Maison de la Grivola will host the show-ceremony for the signature of the "Gran Paradiso valleys Charter", at the presence of 

Renata Briano, European Parliament – Committee of the Environment

Barbara Degani, Under-secretary for Environment, Land and Sea 

Vittorio Anglesio, President of Fondation Grand Paradis and Mayor of Introd

Renzo Testolin, Regional Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources Aosta Valley Autonomous Region 

Massimo Coda, Direction institutional areas, Compagnia di San Paolo

Ugo Curtaz, Steering committee, Fondazione CRT

Italo Cerise, President Gran Paradiso National Park

Franco Allera, Mayor of Cogne

Cristiana Cima, Council member of Ceresole Reale

Alessandro Glarey, Mayor of Champorcher

Laura Cossard, Mayor of Rhêmes- Saint- Georges

Bruno Jocallaz, Mayor of Villeneuve

Giampiero Sammuri, President Federparchi

Marco Xausa, Montura

Loredana Petey, Mayor of Aymavilles

Marco Onida, European Commission

Luisa Vuillermoz, Gran Paradiso Film Festival Artistic Director - Fondation Grand Paradis Director

Gabriele Caccialanza, Gran Paradiso Film Festival Artistic Director

Starting from 7 p.m. it will be possible to sign the Charter from PC or tablet on the platform available at the website where it will possible to contribute to the “Shared agend 2.0 – Ideas, itineraries and solutions” on the themes of the Charter.

The last rendez-vous of the day will be at 9 p.m. in every venue with the first films of the International Competition: Alexandre, fils de berger by Veronique, Anne and Erik Lapied and Yellowstone by Oliver Goetzl.

French director Anne Lapied will be present in Cogne.

The Festival is organised by Fondation Grand Paradis in partnership with Valle d'Aosta Autonomous Region -  Department of Tourism, Sport, Commerce and Transport; Giroparchi Project – PAR FAS Valle d’Aosta 2007/2013; Compagnia di San Paolo; Fondazione CRT; Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities; Gran Paradiso National Park; Municipality of Cogne; Federparchi; Office Régional du Tourisme; Municipality of Ceresole Reale; Municipality of Champorcher; Municipality of Rhêmes-Saint-Georges; Municipality of Villeneuve; Alpine Convention and Montura.