The 5th Edition of the Felix Award will take place from 12 to 17 November 2022, which this year is growing by confirming its aptitude to give space and voice to international cinema, allowing us to ideally “travel” through countries and cultures, life experiences and emotions, thanks to an Art that is for everyone.
The Award is promoted by the Felix Cultural Association, sponsored by the Lombardy Region, with the contribution and sponsorship of the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual – Ministry of Culture, in cultural collaboration with the Cultural Adrenal Association and Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation.
The Festival will be hosted on 12, 13 and 14 November in Monza, at the Casa del Volontariato and on 15, 16 and 17 November at the Palazzo del Cinema Anteo in Milan.
On Thursday 17 November, during the final evening of the Gala, the winning film of the fifth edition will be screened in the presence of guests from the world of entertainment and culture. An opportunity to celebrate Cinema by sharing its passion.
The 2022 Jury chaired by producer Roberto Bessi is composed of Alessandro Trani, editor of the 24 Ore News Magazine, Vlada Novikova Nava, art critic and director Luciano Boschetti.
Roberto Bessi, a life between Los Angeles and Rome, from Sandokan in Hollywood, executive creative producer, he has worked on dozens of films, including Ladyhawk by Richard Donner, with Michelle Pfeiffer, A Good Woman by Mike Barker, with Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Wilkinson, just to name a few. This year he willingly accepted to be president by making available his long experience and the unconditional love he has for cinema.
The Festival also this year evolves and grows, proposing 22 films including films, docufilms, short films and documentaries from many countries that deserve the attention of fans. In competition among others: Semeteyson of Manas – Kyrgyzstan (The Epic of Manas and the epic poem of the Kyrgyz people) screenwriter and producer Omurzak Tolobekov, directed by Egemberdi Bekboliev and Darkhan Kozhokhan (2022), Chicken – Kazakhstan, short film directed by Anastassiya Biryucheva (2022), Giovanni Rossi Made in Italy – Italy, documentary directed by Corrado Calda and Giusy Cafari Panico, Sold out – Russia, short film directed by Danila Kozlovsky (2022), Moloko – Russia, film directed by Armenian director Karen Oganesyan (2021), Melon scent in Samarkand – Uzbekistan, directed by Ali Khamraev (2021), To fly or not to fly? – Georgia, comedy directed by George Kacharava e Bubbles – Italy, short film directed by Andrea Rampini (2022).
Alessandro Trani, Editor of 24 Ore News Magazine, who has always followed the festival, this year is called to judge the films in competition, declares:
“After the success of the last edition held at Palazzo Reale, the Felix Award is growing even more, becoming more and more international by presenting films, docufilms and short films that probe the human soul, involving countries and cultures, in different scenarios that have emotion in common that touches everyone, regardless of differences or borders. I am honored to be part of this jury and contribute to promoting the Cinema that tells life stories, giving us the opportunity to reflect through its films ”.
The Felix Award, to underline once again the union between Art and Cinema, chooses an unpublished work by the artist Mark Briel as the symbolic poster of the 2022 Edition.