ON JUNE 29 IN MALCESINE THE WINNERS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO FOILING WILL BE AWARDED.
SPECIAL GUEST OUT OF COMPETITION: “FLYINGNIKKA – THE MAKING OF” PREMIERING AT FOILING WEEK.
16 WORKS SELECTED REPRESENTING SEVEN NATIONS.
There are 16 splendid finalists still in the running for a prize in this first edition of the Foiling Film Festival, the world film festival dedicated to films whose common thread is foiling.
The nominees compete in an “overall” classification for Best Film and in five category classifications as follows: short film (max 5min), editing, photography, screenplay, and series.
Over the past few months works have been coming in from all over the world to the Festival staff coordinated by its curator Beatrice Colombo Serri: “The idea of doing a Festival was born during a coffee with Luca Rizzotti (Founder and President FOILING WEEK), we were thinking of making a documentary on the history of foiling. Having previously worked for Banff and Ocean Film Festival the connection was virtually immediate and here we are in January looking for the best videos on flying water toys.”
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 29, at the end of an invitation-only evening to be held at the Palazzo dei Capitani in Malcesine. On July 2, the program will be replicated for the public by the City of Malcesine.
The evening of the 29th will be opened by the world premiere screening of the out-of-competition work “FlyingNikka – The making of…,” by Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti (Alessandro Smarrelli on editing), which shows the FlyingNikka project, from the genesis of the idea to the first unforgettable “flight” off the coast of Valencia, of the first “full foiling” yacht in the Mini Maxi class, designed for offshore racing. An innovative and revolutionary challenge strongly desired by its owner and skipper Roberto Lacorte.
The 49′ film by Lacorte’s team traces the most important moments of a challenge destined to leave its mark and open a new path in sports sailing. Unseen and spectacular images, interviews with the protagonists – Roberto Lacorte and team members. A full immersion full of passion and love for sailing accompanied by original music composed by Manfredi D’Antoni and Danilo Sentini.
At the end of the screening Roberto Lacorte and some members of the team will be on hand to answer questions from guests.
List of works selected for the final evening:
MOTH SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS 2022 – Aidan Neville Gordon, New Zealand, 2022
PHOENIX-REBORN FROM – Charles-Alexandre Vanroyen, France
GONE WITH THE WING – Andrew Englisch & Hamish Pattison, Australia, 2022
LINKEDOUT – Thomas SAMETIN, France, 2021
I AM ADDICTED – Jens Breuer, Germany, 2021
LIFT FOILS_LAIRD AT NAZARÉ – Patrick Weiland, U.S.A.
VENT – Piero M. Bressan, Italy
RRD A FOILING TRIP IN SOUTH AFRICA – Roberto Ricci, South Africa
110KM WINGFOIL MISSION FROM GREAT BARRIER ISLAND TO AUCKLAND NZ – Hayley & Sam Thom, New Zealand
A DREAM CALLED VENDÈE – Niccolò Maria Pagani, Italy
KITEFOIL AROUND FRANCE – Arnaud Scius, France
ENDURING GARDA – Luca Carton, Italy, 2022
FLITEBOARD NAZARÉ – Rod Caetano, Australia, 2022
58BPM – BEATS PER MINUTE – Marco Zingaretti, Italy
CHALLENGER FOR NOW_LUNA ROSSA – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, Italy, 2020
FLITEBOARD HARMONY, PURITY & POSSIBILITIES – Hugo and Ross Turner, Australia, 2022
Due to time constraints, it will not be possible to offer the full version of all the works in the competition.
FOILING WEEK enjoys the Patronage of the Veneto Region.