21-24 October 2021

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival

Narratives of childhood from around the world

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The Festival


To take stock of the dynamic forces shaping childhood and promote deep reflection on the experiences of children in different contexts, we are proud to announce the second UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) will be held 21 – 24 October 2021.

Childhood is a universal theme that filmmakers return to, again and again, to connect audiences to memories of the forces that shape human lives in the earliest years. The aim of UIFF is to curate the best world cinema narratives of childhood, especially from younger artists, though submissions are accepted from filmmakers of any age.

UIFF will be presented in Florence, Italy through a mixture of live socially distanced screening programmes at Cinema La Compagnia and virtual screenings streamed on demand on MyMovies.it. Public dialogue between cinema artists, UNICEF experts and the public will be organized after all screening programmes. 

 

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Programme


On each day of the festival we will organize an early evening programme consisting of a diverse selection of short fiction and non-fiction films, followed by a primetime programme of a short film and a major feature presentation. Between four to six carefully curated films on childhood from all corners of the world will be shown each day.

Films will be available online at MyMovies.it throughout the Festival and will have English and Italian subtitles. All live and online events will be free of cost.

Our programme promises to include a wonderful diversity of cinematic stories, both fiction and non-fiction, from across the globe. 

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UNICEF's 75th Anniversary


2021 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of UNICEF, and UIFF will play a special role in celebrating this milestone. An online exhibit of iconic historical films of the past 75 years will be presented. Our grand prize award – UNICEF75 – will be given to the best film in the festival. Completing the anniversary celebrations, the UNICEF75 award will be presented by a UNICEF notable personality or Goodwill Ambassador.

The on demand historical film exhibit will feature celebrated films focusing on the deeper aspects of children’s development from each of the eight decades of UNICEF’s existence (1940’s through 2010’s). Well-known classics as well as unseen gems will be available to stream. 

2019 Edition


UNICEF Innocenti held its inaugural film festival in 2019. This celebration of global cinema on childhood uncovered a rich and diverse body of work with the potential to spark deep thinking about the realities children face around the world.

 

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In italiano


UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival 

Diventare grandi. Storie da tutto il mondo. 

 

IL FESTIVAL 

Per promuovere una riflessione sul percorso di crescita dei bambini nei diversi contesti, siamo orgogliosi di annunciare il secondo UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) che si terrà dal 21 al 24 ottobre 2021 in sala a La Compagnia e online su Più Compagnia

4 giorni di programmazione e 38 film proposti sui temi di violenza, identità di genere, discriminazioni, conflitti, ed anche sull’esperienza della pandemia. Le opere saranno spesso accompagnate da registi, attori ed esperti del Centro UNICEF Innocenti animeranno il dibattito sui temi trattati. 
 
Per celebrare i 75 anni di UNICEF, il Festival ha curato una retrospettiva online su Più Compagnia sui temi che fanno riferimento iconicamente alla storia di UNICEF. 

 

IL PROGRAMMA 

Il programma sarà disponibile sulla piattaforma MyMovies.it per tutta la durata del Festival con sottotitoli in italiano e inglese. Tutto il Festival - online e in presenza - è gratuito. Il programma offre una meravigliosa panoramica su storie e generi diversi, provenienti da tutto il mondo 

 
75 ANNI DI UNICEF 

Nel 2021 ricorrono i 75 anni di attività di UNICEF e UIFF celebrerà questo anniversario in un modo speciale con una rassegna online di film storici, iconici degli ultimi 75 anni. Il nostro Gran Premio – UNICEF 75 - verrà assegnato al miglior film del festival. Per completare queste celebrazioni, il Gran Premio UNICEF 75 sarà assegnato da un’alta personalità UNICEF o da un ambasciatore UNICEF. 

La retrospettiva on-demand presenterà film di successo incentrati su alcuni dei più interessanti aspetti relativi all’infanzia per ciascuno degli otto decenni di vita di UNICEF, dal 1940 al 2010. Classici del cinema e film meno noti, piccoli gioielli, saranno disponibili per la visione 

 

L’EDIZIONE DEL 2019 

UNICEF ha organizzato il suo primo festival di cinema nel 2019. Questo tributo al cinema globale ha messo in luce un ricco e diverso ambito di lavoro capace di promuovere una profonda riflessione sulle realtà affrontate dai bambini nelle diverse parti del mondo.