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 www.gpff.it 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.