This year, the fourteenth edition of the Giornate degli Autori organised by ANAC and 100 Autori is devoted to seeking out originality and diversity. Not to astonish, or provoke by riding the wave of easy titles, but to share the delight of discovery. Of celebrating difference. Of finding the ones who march to the beat of a different drummer.
The General Delegate, Giorgio Gosetti, has this to say: "Our experience of viewing the films, has taught us that there is an abundance of films out there that are very well made and thoroughly professional, but all too often fail to strike a chord with audiences. Surprise them. The fact that we select a handful of titles from all over the world allows us the privilege - and the challenge - of placing our bets on each filmmaker and each work as if it were unique, and all the more precious for that reason. We don't aspire to offering solely masterpieces in our official selection and special events; we do want audiences to be able to say after each viewing, "Well, it was well worth it, flying on the wings of this story. I'm glad I've made this filmmaker's acquaintance."