2007 Film Festival Catalogo - Film Festival della Lessinia

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2007 Film Festival Catalogo - Film Festival della Lessinia

The Lessinia Film Festival Continues to Grow

On behalf of the organizing committee of the Lessinia Film Festival, it is with great pleasure

that I welcome its XIII edition, taking place in Bosco Chiesanuova August 18-26, 2007.

This event has grown from a small festival dedicated to films about the Lessinia to a large

international festival, the only one in the world dedicated exclusively to mountain life, history,

and traditions. Many different groups have contributed to the Festival's growth: the

Curatorium Cimbricum Veronense, creator and soul of the festival; various local governments

that have supported the event, in particular that of Cerro Veronese, where the festival

ran for a decade and grew into today’s impressive manifestation. Whether in the past

or present, many other organizations have also supported the festival, including the

Lessinia Mountain Community, the Natural Regional Park of the Lessinia, the Veneto

Region, the Province of Verona, the administration of Bosco Chiesanuova, the BIM Adige

Consortium, the Veronatuttintorno Consortium, and the Cassa Rurale Bassa Vallagarina

bank. This year, the festival opens a new season in its new headquarters in Bosco

Chiesanuova. The Film Festival intends to consolidate its role as this area's most important

cultural event with a new prize, appropriately called the “Lessinia d'Oro” (the Golden

Lessinia). A festival office now operates year round at the offices of the Lessinia Mountain

Community. The new Teatro Vittoria, with two film screening rooms, allows us to expand

and enrich - even from a quality standpoint - the program of films in competition. Finally,

the Film Festival represents the pinnacle event of the Voices and Lights in Lessinia theater

and music program, strongly supported by the Lessinia Mountain Community. It is

clear that the Film Festival promises rich possibilities for further growth.

Stefano Marcolini

President

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