Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards – XVIII edition


Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna is 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 35th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival.


Products accepted in the competition

Dvd and/or Blu-Ray must have been released between February 2020 and March 2021 and must concern films of acclaimed importance that were made before 1991 (at least thirty years ago).

If you want to participate, please submit a maximum of five of your newest productions.

The material must reach Cineteca di Bologna no later than April 17th 2021. Please send (free of charge)  two Dvd or Blu-Ray copies of each proposed title to the following address:

Cineteca di Bologna

Il Cinema Ritrovato – Dvd Awards

via Riva di Reno, 72    40122 Bologna (Italy)

To the attention of Elena Correra


Registration and pre-selection

Each proposed Dvd should be sent together with a completely filled registration form (attached below).

Paolo Mereghetti and Gian Luca Farinelli, director of Cineteca di Bologna, will pre-select thirty finalists who will be immediately informed.


Finalists and Awards

Finalists have to send, to the same address and no later than May 10th – date of arrival – five more copies of each selected title in order to allow each jury member detailed evaluation.

The jury, composed of Lorenzo Codelli, Philippe Garnier, Pamela Hutchinson, Miguel Marías, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, chaired by Paolo Mereghetti, will assign the DVD Awards in five categories: Best DVD/Blu-Ray (THE PETER VON BAGH AWARD), Best Single Release, Best Series/Best Box, Best special features (bonus), Best rediscovery of a forgotten film.


To receive automatically information on programming and access, please register to the festival English newsletter:

For further details please contact the DVD Awards coordinator Elena Correra

Tel.: +39 051 219 48 31