Questa mattina si è tenuta la XIII edizione dei DVD AWARDS 2016, i premi per il migliori DVD e Blu-ray. A comporre la prestigiosa giuria, cinque critici cinematografici di fama: il presidente Paolo Mereghetti, Lorenzo Codelli, Alexander Horwath, Lucien Logette, Mark McElhatten, Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Alexander Horwath is director of the Österreichisches Filmmuseum (the Austrian Film Museum) in Vienna since 2002. Curator and writer on film and visual art, he is the former director of the Viennale– Vienna International Film Festival. Among his publications are books on New Hollywood Cinema of the 1960s-70s, Austrian avant-garde film, Michael Haneke and Josef von Sternberg’s lost film The Case of Lena Smith.
Mark McElhatten has been an independent curator of moving images since 1977, as well as film archivist for Martin Scorsese (Sikelia Productions and the Scorsese Family Foundation) since 1998.He is the founder of the ongoing nomadic film series The Walking Picture Palace and was the founder/curator of “Views from The Avant- Garde” at the New York Film Festival from 1997 to 2013 and presented special programs at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for 11 years. McElhatten has taught Cinema history theory and production classes at Duke University, Bard College and State University of New York at Binghamton.Some of his films include Christofori Disparu (1974), Ember (1977), Specialities of a Residency Above the Clouds (1979), Passing Resemblance (1984) and Submersion of the Temple (1996-7). He continues to write, make films and photography anonymously under the guise of a variety of created personae.
Lucien Logette has been a critic for the magazine Jeune Cinéma since 1979, of which he has been editor-in-chief since 1992. Curator for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de la Villette (Paris) from 1986 to 1992. He has been writing about film for La Quinzaine littéraire since 2005 and is a collaborator with the magazine 1895.
From the Cinemateca Portuguesa arrives for the first time the restored version of Jornal Português: Revista Mensal de Actualidades, the newsreels realized under the supervision of António Lopes Ribeiro for the Secretariado da Propaganda Nacional, during the authoritarian regime of the Estado Novo.
Lorenzo Codelli is an Italian journalist, film historian and archivist. He has contributed to several publications known worldwide, among which are the film magazines Positif, International Film Guide and the volume Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique, and he has curated various monographies devoted to famous Italian directors. In 2009 Codelli received the title of "Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" from the French Ministère de la Culture. Founder member of the Festival Grand Lyon Lumière and adviser at the Festival de Cannes, he is currently vice-director of Cineteca del Friuli in Gemona (Italy).
This year's Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards presents three finalists from the Arrow Academy: The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection, The Jacques Rivette Collection, Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism.
Jonathan Rosenbaum is an American film critic. He has published and edited various books about the history of cinema and has contributed to some of the world's most notable film publications, including Cahiers du cinéma and Film Comment. He was the head film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987 to 2008 and he is currently working as a free-lance writer and blogger on his website. Among his most recent books are Essential Cinema (2004), Discovering Orson Welles (2007) and Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia (2010).
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.