On September 5, Venice Days reveals the winners of the competition Bookciak, azione!, selected by an all-star jury: Ettore Scola, Citto Maselli, Ugo Gregoretti, Gianluca Arcopinto, and new this year, Lorenza Indovina.
The winners' names will be announced on Thursday, September 5, at 5 p.m. at the Villa degli Autori. This is the third edition of the Bookciak, azione! Award devoted to the points of intersection between film and literature and promoted by Bookciak, the Italian platform that connects the publishing, film and audiovisual industries, in collaboration with Venice Days.
The aim is not to create a traditional "book trailer" but to experiment with a new format that expresses the entire gamut of emotions books offer. It's a whole new territory, akin to video art and alive to the possibility of blending art forms with the Web in any conceivable way. Indeed, the BookCiak movie could well become the perfect "cover" for e-books. It's a trend that builds on the synergy between film and literature that is being seen more and more often in Italy as well as abroad, as this year's 71st Venice Film Festival attests, with its numerous titles drawn from literary works.
The competition invited filmmakers across Italy to try their hand at revisiting three novels selected from the extensive Bookciak library (which can be consulted at www.bookciak.it
), a collection of the most "filmable" Italian novels going: in this case Il bambino con le braccia larghe
(Ediesse Editore) by Carlo Gnetti, Gobbi come i Pirenei
(Neo Edizioni) by Otello Marcacci and Fratture
(Italic Editore) by Massimiliano Nuzzolo.
The winning videos will be screened during the awards ceremony, with the jurors in attendance.