The Fellini award is conferred to one of the most important film directors and screenwriters of all times. One of the most famed and beloved Italian authors in the world, the winner – among hundreds of awards – of nine Academy Awards with his marvelous film “The Last Emperor”. Marvelous as his three films, presented at Bif&st: “The Spider’s Stratagem”, “The Conformist” and “Last Tango in Paris”.
Bernardo Bertolucci is an author who, since he was young – he debuted at 21 with “The Grim Reaper” – has pursued with rigor and perseverance, film after film, an inspiration that speaks to the world, leaving a deep mark in the conscience of millions of people. His entire cinema is a synonym of freedom: he is an attentive, foresighted and open minded intellectual, and he is among the very few who influenced entire generations of audiences and filmmakers.
Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the few film directors capable of generating beauty, intelligence and such broad seduction and fascination.
The “Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence” is conferred to a great Italian artists, one of the best cinematographers of cinema history: the winner of three Academy Awards. Vittorio Storaro’s talent has always highlighted great stories, unforgettable films and extraordinary film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Giuliano Montaldo, Warren Beatty, Carlos Saura, Alfonso Arau, Dario Argento, Woody Allen and of course Bernardo Bertolucci. His unique qualities, such as his elegant and refined work, his foresight, his “writing with light”, are appreciated in the whole world. Italy and Italian and European cinema are proud of this great filmmaker.
The awards have been decided by a jury of 30 audience members, headed by Gianrico Carofiglio
Bif&st International Award to the Best Film Director
Robert Schwentke for the film Der Hauptmann (The Captain)
Bif&st International Award to the Best Actress
Maria Mozhdah for the film Hva Vil Folk Si/What Will People Say by Iram Haq
Bif&st International Award to the Best Actor
Max Hubacher for the film Der Hauptmann (The Captain) by Robert Schwentke