As part of the 30th anniversary of Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival (from June 25th to July 2nd, 2016 – Bologna, Italy) we are proud to present the 13th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards. The competition is open to films released in DVD and Blu-Ray and it aims to encourage and give visibility to quality home entertainment DVD and Blu-Ray from around the world.
The competition is open to DVD and Blu-Ray released between March 2015 and March 2016 of important films made prior to 1986 (at least thirty years ago) and thus generally in line with the festival’s theme. Paolo Mereghetti and Gian Luca Farinelli, director of Cineteca di Bologna, have already pre-selected this year’s finalists. The jury, composed of Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Lucien Logette, Mark McElhatten, Jonathan Rosenbaum, chaired by Paolo Mereghetti, will assign the DVD Awards in various categories: Best DVD (THE PETER VON BAGH AWARD), Best Blu-Ray, Best special features (bonus), Best rediscovery of a forgotten film, Best DVD series/Best Box.
In preparation for the award ceremony, which will take place on Friday July 1th, 2016 at Cinema Lumière, we will publish some articles focusing on the finalists and a series of interviews to the jurors, giving an in-depth insight not only on Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards, but also on the future of video-distribution specialized in classic films.