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2012 I'VE SEEN FILMS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 10-19, 2012
Milan (Italy)


I’VE SEEN FILMS - INTERNATIONAL FILM  FESTIVAL

is proud to announce that the fifth edition of the Festival ended on Friday, October 19, with an extremely successful response from the audience and the authors, who had their works screened in a masterful HD Digital Cinema quality.

With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 100 competing films selected more than 4,000 works received from103 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival’s 10 day-period, at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Spazio Oberdan and Institut Francais Milano.

The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 19 in a fully packed ‘Merini Hall’ of the Spazio Oberdan Theater, kindly set at the festival’s disposal by the Province of Milan, in the presence of an audience comprised of authorities and international artists.

The Gala Award Evening, brilliantly hosted by Claudio Colombo, honored the winners of the fifth edition of ‘I’ve Seen Films’.

The International Jury, formed by Joan Chen, Bill Bristow, Robert Rodriguez, Jason Eisener, Giuseppe Pizzo, Valerio Moggia, Robert Harmon, Rossella Farinotti, Gino Schiona and Rutger Hauer assigned the following awards:

  • Best Short Film, 20th Century Fox H.E Award: ‘Cusutu N’ Coddu’, by Giovanni La Pàrola (Italy)
  • Best Feature Film, 20th Century Fox H.E Award: ‘Small Creatures’ by Martin Wallace (UK)
  • Best Fiction, EUNIC Award: ‘Guet-Apens’ by Michael Barocas (France)
  • Best Sci-Fi Film, 24oreNews Award: ‘Cinderella 3.0’ by Sebastian Harrer (Germany)
  • Best First Work, Provincia di Milano Award: ‘Love at First Sight’ by Mark Playne (Spain/UK)
  • Best Animation, CortoWeb Award: ‘Luminaris’ by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina)
  • Best Videoclip, Microcinema Digital Network Award: ‘Le storie che invento non le so raccontare’ by Francesco Lettieri (Italy)
  • Best Social Awareness Film, Rutger Hauer Starfish Association Award: ‘Simply Rob’ by Tom Shrapnel (USA/UK)
  • Best Actor, CNR Lab Award: Gerard Depardieu for ‘Grenouille d’hiver’
  • Best Actress, Best Movie Magazine Award: Eriko Takeda for ‘Grenouille d’hiver’
  • Best Documentary Short Film, MyMovies Award: ‘Written in Ink’ by Martin Rath (Poland)
  • Best Documentary Feature Film, 20th Century Fox H.E Award: ‘The Summit’ by Franco Fracassi and Massimo Lauria (Italy)
  • Best Film School Work Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Sede Lombardia Award: ‘E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann’ by Andreas Dahn (Germany)
  • Creatività Lombarda Motore del Futuro Regione Lombardia Award: ‘Non ridere, non piangere, non giocare’, by Maurizio Losi (Italy)
  • Special Jury Award: ‘Grenouille d’hiver’ by Slony Sow (France)

In addition, for the ‘Green Eye’ section, organized in cooperation with CiAl-The Italian National Consortium for Aluminum Packaging Recycling and Recovery, ‘CiAl for Environment’ Award to ‘Non al denaro, non al vento nè al sole’ by Marco Calvise (Italy).

The festival program included more than 50 European and Italian premieres, as well as the original short film ‘Lattin-Noir’, made by the students of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Lombardy Branch for CiAl, as part of the ‘Green Eye’ special section, dedicated to energy, environment and sustainable development issues.

Another premiere, not in competition, was the vibrant short film ‘Shanghai Strangers’, directed and produced by Joan Chen, the unforgettable actress of films such as ‘The Last Emperor’ by Bernardo Bertolucci.

‘I'VE SEEN FILMS’ has once again pioneered itself as the pacemaker, standing out among all other film festivals by having provided the authors the opportunity to watch their works screened in an HD Digital Cinema quality, thanks to the very high level of technical knowledge of the festival organization.

With Microcinema Digital Network, the ‘I’VE SEEN FILMS’ works are distributed via satellite to more than 250 theaters belonging to this important circuit.

All films were screened in their original language, with English subtitles. Entrance was free for all screenings, special events and masterclasses, for all locations.

‘I’VE SEEN FILMS’, in cooperation with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Lombardy Branch, organized a Masterclass planned by PierPaolo De Fina, entitled ‘Blade Runner The Never-Ending Future’, where the world’s most famous replicant, Rutger Hauer, and his unforgettable ‘Roy Batty’ character, celebrating the 30th anniversary of this legendary film, entertained the students and the audience in a packed Hall, with a virtual journey in Blade Runner’s most hidden secrets.

The Festival’s artistic directors are PierPaolo De Fina andFabrizio Trisoglio. The PR and Communication Director is Caterina Buldo.

CiAl, 20th Century Fox H.E., Microcinema Digital Network, CNR LAB, 24oreNews, Best Movie, MyMovies.it, e il Goethe Institute Mailand are the precious partners of this fifth edition.

I'VE SEEN FILMS is organized in cooperation with the Province of Milano-Cultura and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Lombardy Branch, and under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, of the Presidency of Regione Lombardia, of the Lombardia Film Commission, of the Institut Francais Milano and Goethe Institut.

More details and information on the Festival's Official Website:

www.icfilms.org


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2011 I’VE SEEN FILMS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Milan (Italy)
October 5-14

The 2011 edition ended on Friday, October 14, with an extremely successful response from the audience and the authors, who had their works screened in a masterful HD Digital Cinema quality.

With a screening program that contained both feature and short films, there were 200 competing works selected from 101 countries as well as Special Events and Masterclasses that took place, over the Festival's 10 day-period, at Gnomo Milano Cinema, Centre Culturel Francais, Spazio Oberdan, Arcobaleno Film Center, Museum of the 20th Century and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

The Gala Award Evening took place on Friday, October 14 in a fully packed 'Gaber Auditorium' of Milan's Pirelli Skyscraper, kindly set at the festival's disposal by the Lombardy Region, in the presence of an audience comprised of authorities and international artists.

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THE 2010 AWARD EVENING VIDEO. Watch it here

THE 2009 AWARD EVENING VIDEO. Watch it here

THE 2009 I'VE SEEN FILMS INTERVIEWS. Watch them here

THE 2008 AWARD EVENING VIDEO. Watch it here

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