Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero are organizing Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, which is promoting Il Cinema Ritrovato – Dvd Awards. The competition is open to films released in Dvd and Blu-ray and will take place during the 31th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival (from June 24th to July 1st, 2017 – Bologna, Italy).
The award 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 2016 and February 2017 of important films made before 1987 (at least thirty years ago) and thus generally in line with the festival’s theme. The awards are divided into five categories: Best Dvd/Blu-ray (The Peter Von Bagh Award), Best Single Release, Best Special Features (bonus), Best Rediscovery of a Forgotten Film, Best Series/Best Box.
Paolo Mereghetti and Gian Luca Farinelli, director of Cineteca di Bologna, will pre-select 30 finalists. The jury, composed of Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Lucien Logette, Mark McElhatten, Jonathan Rosenbaum, chaired by Paolo Mereghetti, will the assign the DVD Awards. The award ceremony will take place during the festival.