Also this year, a jury of students will take part in Venice 79 for one of the most important collateral prizes: the Golden Lionawarded the latest edition to Panic by Gabriele Mainetti.
Fifteen students from all over Italy will participate in Venice 79 to award the Leoncino D’oro: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo, Lazio, Rome, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia and Sicily : these are the places from which come the young students passionate about cinema, selected thanks to the annual work of “David Giovani”, who will award the prestigious prize on September 9th. During the exhibition, the jurors, in addition to seeing the films, will also have the opportunity to meet actors and directors with whom they can interact directly.
Now in its 34th edition, the Leoncino D’oro pursues the important goal of Schools bring young people closer to the cinema, an even more important task in a period of profound transformations for the audiovisual world. The Training and Promotion Department – Agiscuola was created within Agis by the Assembly of December 12, 2019 and integrated the activities of Agiscuola which, since 1985, have been a benchmark in relations between the school world and the entertainment world.
Through various projects carried out over the years, Agiscuola has been involved in the training of school staff and students in cinema, live and popular entertainment. The objective has always been and will be the constitution of a future young audience endowed with the qualities of a spectator endowed with a critical sense and having the necessary tools, more mature skills in the evaluation of theatrical or cinematographic language.
To educate, therefore, by stimulating participation in initiatives whose fruits will reap after years but which will offer a solid basis of knowledge in the relationship between language and message in a society increasingly projected to influence our behavior. Agiscuola in 1997 created the David Giovani Prize and since then has experienced exponential growth both in terms of students and Italian institutions involved and the response has been, over the editions, more and more surprising as evidenced by the quality of the works that received David from the students.
Created in 1989, the Leoncino d’oro Agiscuola Prize has become over time one of the most important collateral prizes of the Venice International Film Festival. To assign it, it is a jury of young adult students, coming from all the regions of Italy, all united by a great passion for cinema.
The associations involved AGIS, ANEC and David di Donatello – Accademia del Cinema Italiano in the Leoncino d’Oro project work throughout the year to offer visual and cinematographic culture to Italian students, the public of the future, and to support the idea of a growing commitment, including from the public, in the fields of education and training.
The Venice 79 initiative is carried out within the framework of the “National Cinema and Image Plan for Schools” promoted by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education (www.cinemaperlascuola.it).