Venice 79, the Green Drop Award is back

The award that Green Cross, the organization founded over thirty years ago by the Nobel laureate Mikhail Gorbaciov and introduced in Italy by another Nobel laureate, professor Rita Levi Montalcini, assigns to the film, among those competing in the official selection of the Festival, which better interprets the values ​​of ecology, sustainable development and cooperation between peoples

Back to the 79th Venice International Film Festival for the eleventh consecutive year on Green Drop Awardthe award that Green Cross, the organization founded over thirty years ago by Nobel laureate Mikhail Gorbaciov and introduced in Italy by another Nobel laureate, professor Rita Levi Montalcini, assigns to the film, among those competing in the official selection of the Festival, which better interprets the values ​​of ecology, sustainable development and cooperation between peoples.



“Despite being warned, we are shocked at the disappearance of our founder. Among the countless initiatives carried out with his contribution, we want to remember the encouragement he enthusiastically gave us on August 26, 2012, 10 years ago, for the launch of the Green Drop Award at the Venice International Film Festival “, said Elio. Pacilio, president of Green Cross Italia. “Venice has played a crucial role in the progress of human civilization over the centuries. Today, at a time when the world is at a turning point in its development, Venice continues to trace a path towards the future. The creation of this award, which the Venice Biennale has agreed to welcome, will help directors, screenwriters and actors to become ambassadors of a message of optimism for the future of all humanity “, had been the words of Mikhail Gorbachev in launching the prize.

“The Green Drop Award is not a prize for artistic merit, this is what the Biennale has always done very well; instead we want to report to the public, the press, teachers in schools and young people all those works that help to reflect and increase our awareness to get out of the ecological crisis – continued Elio Pacilio – Also for this reason, on 9 September, together with the Green Drop Award 2022, we will assign a special recognition to the out-of-competition film ‘Siccità’ by Paolo Virzì which has taken on the great responsibility of exposing such a devastating and incredibly topical theme, and for the commitment of the production, the Wildside, who also in this film wanted to be meticulously respectful of the environment and the impact of processing on the climate ”.

The trophy that is awarded to the winning film symbolizes a drop of water blown by the Murano glass master Simone Cenedese and each year contains a handful of earth from a significant place on the planet. This year the ‘drop’ will contain the land of Mount Araratas a symbol of hope and rebirth after a period of severe suffering.

On Monday 5th September at 7pm the Goccia di Murano with the Terra del Monte Ararat will arrive at the Lido and will be presented to the public at the Oedipus Island. On Tuesday 6 September, among the other ‘green days’ events accompanying the Green Drop Award in Venice, the finalists of the ‘Screen in green’ competition, promoted by the Ministry of Ecological Transition in collaboration with the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation, Solinas Award, will be presented and Green Cross Italia. On Wednesday 7 September at 2 pm, at the Venice Production Bridge at the Hotel Excelsior, the round table ‘Sustainable screens 2022’ will take place, organized by Green Cross in collaboration with the Mite, the Sardegna Film Commission Foundation and the Solinas Award. Finally, on Friday 9 September at 10 am, at the Italian Pavilion, the winning film of the Green Drop Award 2022 will be announced and the ‘special’ Drop will be delivered, in collaboration with Enea – National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development sustainable economy, at ‘Diccità’ by Paolo Virzì.

The jury of honor of the 2022 edition of the Green Drop is composed of: Simone Gialdini, president of Anec, Annamaria Granatello, president of the Solinas Prize, Alberto Sinigaglia, journalist, former founder of Tuttolibri-La Stampa, Rodolfo Coccioni, paleontologist and geologist , Honorary Professor of the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, and Bepi Vigna, screenwriter and writer, creator of the comic ‘Nathan Never’.



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