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Ascona Film Festival GOLDEN AGAVE prices

Prices of the public :

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1st Price 1000.- CHF : The Tailor, Antonio Losito, Italy

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2nd Price 700.-CHF : In Memory, Alastair Clayton, UK

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3rd Price 500.- CHF : He and She, Marco Gadge, Germany

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Price of the Jury***

700.- CHF : The Tailor, Antonio Losito, Italy

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Menzione speciale della direzione artistica di 500.-CHF :

Primavera Rosa en el Kremlin, Mario de la Torre, Spain

(out of competition)

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Tre serate da tutto esaurito, 3 fully booked evenings

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Un successo la 5a edizione dell’Ascona Film Festival

Con la cerimonia della consegna dei premi si è concluso sabato 27 febbraio la 5a edizione dell’Ascona Film Festival, dedicato ai cortometraggi. Il premio della giuria (Jury Agave) è andato al film italiano “Il sarto dei tedeschi” di Antonio Losito, trasposizione romanzata di un fatto vero accaduto durante la seconda guerra mondiale, pellicola premiata anche dal voto del pubblico con l’agave d’oro. Il secondo e terzo premio del pubblico (agave d’argento e agave di bronzo) sono stati attribuiti al britannico “In memory” di Alistair Clayton rispettivamente a “Er und sie” del tedesco Marco Gadge. La direzione artistica del Festival ha inoltre assegnato un premio speciale (meritato) al coraggioso documentario “La primavera rosa en el Kremlin” di Mario De la Torre. In esso alcuni giovani gay di ambo i sessi raccontano i grossi problemi e le angherie che devono sopportare nella loro patria, dove vengono presi di mira non solo da “giovani fascistelli facinorosi”, ma anche dalla Polizia con il beneplacito governativo. Possiamo affermare che questa quinta edizione dell’Ascona Film Festival si è rivelata quella della definitiva consacrazione. Il programma varato dalla direttrice artistica Greta Biasca-Caroni e dal direttore, e soprattutto ideatore del Festival, Andrea Biasca-Caroni è risultato il migliore di sempre, con cortometraggi molto variegati, ma tutti di qualità. Una larga fetta  (tra i quali i film premiati) portava problematiche sociali molto attuali. Da segnalare inoltre il bel lungometraggio di Frank Hall Green “Wildlike” e una vera perla, dimenticata dalla giuria, il film sudcoreano “A day” di Han Jae-bin, che con caparbietà , malgrado le difficoltà di contatto con la Corea, la direttrice artistica ha voluto a tutti i costi per la rassegna asconese. Auspicabile che il successo di questa edizione possa far crescere ulteriormente il Festival e portare ancora più pubblico indigeno ad assistere alle proiezioni. L’entusiasmo dei promotori non manca.

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A successful 5th edition of the Ascona Film Festival

With the ceremony of delivery of prizes ended Saturday, February 27th the 5th edition of the Ascona Film Festival, dedicated to short films. The Jury Prize (Jury Agave) went to the Italian film “The Germans tailor” Antonio Losito, fictionalized transposition of a true fact happened during the Second World War, the film also awarded by public vote with the golden agave . The second and third Audience Award (silver and bronze Agave) were attributed to the British “In memory” Alistair Clayton respectively “Er und sie” of the German Marco Gadge. The artistic direction of the Festival also awarded a special prize (deserved) to the brave documentary “The spring pink en el Kremlin” Mario De la Torre. In it some gay young men and women tell of the big problems and the harassment they have to endure in their homeland, where they are being targeted not only by “fascists young troublemakers”, but also by the police with the blessing government. We can say that this fifth edition dell’Ascona Film Festival proved that the final consecration. The program launched by the artistic director Greta Biasca-Caroni and director, and above all, creator of the Festival, Andrea Biasca-Caroni was the best ever, with very diverse short films, but all quality. A large share (including the award-winning films) wore very current social issues. Of note also the beautiful film by Frank Hall Green “Wildlike” and a real pearl, forgotten by the jury, the South Korean film “A day” Han Jae-bin, who with obstinacy, despite the difficulties of contact with Korea, the director artistic wanted at all costs to the festival Ascona. It hoped that the success of this edition could further grow the festival and bring even more indigenous public to attend the screenings. The enthusiasm of the promoters is not lacking.

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4th Ascona Film Festival

Ascona Film Festival, the international short film festival organized exclusively via internet, is proud to announce the official selection for its 4th edition, which will be held from Thursday February 26th through Saturday February 28th, 2015, in the Event Hall of Hotel Ascona on the Monte Verità in Ascona.

This year nearly 5000 films from over 100 Countries were submitted for selection for the international short film competition. Amongst them 10 Swiss productions, including “Parvaneh” by Talkhon Hamzavi, nominated for the Oscar in the Short Film (Live Action) category, “Elite” by Piet Baumgartner, written by Thomas Ritter, which was selected at the Solothurner Filmtage 2014, “Totems”, by Sarah Arnold, winner of the Pardino d’oro at the Film Festival Locarno 2014, and “1927” by Laura Kaehr, a short documentary selected by “L’immagine e la parola”, the spring-time event of the Festival del film Locarno, forming part of the Primavera Locarnese.

We have the new film from last year’s winner Fáuston da Silva “The Little Blue Balloon” and films from Iran, Iraq, India and Israel . All in all we selected 30 films from 18 countries.

On Saturday afternoon we will be screening two feature length out of competition documentaries. “Padrone e Sotto” by Michele Cirigliano, Switzerland, a film that looks into a closed society of patrons of a small shabby bar in the deep south of Italy playing an archaic drinking game, and “Istanbul United” by Farid Eslam and Oliver Waldhauer, Czech Republic/Germany, about recent events that took place during the protest movement in Turkey to protect Gezi park against demolition, and how fans of competing football teams united for a common cause for the very first time to help the peaceful protesters against the ruthless dealings of the police.

All films will be in English or with English subtitles.

The three winners of the public award will receive CHF 1000.-, CHF 700.- and CHF 500.-. This year we will also have a jury award a special new prize of CHF 700.-.

 

 

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25.02.2012 - Ascona: prima edizione Ascona Film and video art Festival

 

I’m very satisfied to announce that Saturday was the final night of an extraordinary edition of Ascona Film Festival. On all three evenings, our audience filled up every available seat in the house. During these three magical evenings at Hotel Ascona, we were yet again able to share many short international masterpieces, culminating in the screening of the Oscar winning short film “The Phone Call”. The winners of the international competition public prizes are: 1st place goes to “Destino” by Zangro, France. 2nd place goes to “Parvaneh” by Talkhon Hamzavi, Switzerland. 3rd place goes to “Sinceridad” by Andrea Casaseca, Spain. This year, for the first time, a special jury prize was awarded to “Parvaneh” by Talkhon Hamzavi, Switzerland, with special mentions going to the 2nd placed “More Than Two Hours” by Ali Asgari, Iran and 3rd placed “Le Temps d’un Tango” by Frédéric Hontschoote, France. We invite everyone to our 5th edition, which will take place

from February 25th through 27th, 2016.

Best wishes Julian Martin

Am Samstag abend ist die 4. Veranstaltung des Ascona Film Festivals mit der Preisverleihung zu Ende gegangen. An allen drei Abenden war der Saal voll besetzt. Auch dieses Jahr konnten wir viele kurze, internationale Meisterwerke, während drei bezaubernden Abenden, mit unserem Publikum im Hotel Ascona teilen. Als grosses Finale wurde der Oscar gekrönte Kurzfilm “The Phone Call” gezeigt. Die Publikumspreise gingen an die folgenden Kurzfilme: 1. Preis an “Destino” von Zangro, Frankreich. 2. Preis an “Parvaneh” von Talkhon Hamzavi, Schweiz. 3. Preis an “Sinceridad” von Andrea Casaseca, Spanien. Dieses Jahr wurde zum ersten Mal ein spezieller Jury-Preis an “Parvaneh” von Talkhon Hamzavi verliehen, der sich vor “More Than Two Hours” von Ali Asgari, Iran und “Le Temps d’un Tango” von Frédéric Hontschoote, Frankreich, durchsetzen konnte. Wir laden alle zu unserer 5. Jubiläumsausgabe ein, die nächstes Jahr

vom 25. bis 27. Februar stattfinden wird.

Herzliche Grüsse Julian Martin

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