17°Film Festival de la comedie MONTE-CARLO, PRINCIPATO DI MONACO, 5-10 OTTOBRE 2020

The prestigious film festival conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio President of the jury the world-famous director NICK VALLELONGA with SABRINA IMPACCIATORE, MAGGIE CIVANTOS and LOTTE VERBEEK MONTE-CARLO, PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO, 5-10 OCTOBER 2020 A predominantly female jury this year for the 17th edition of the Montecarlo Film Festival de la Comédie, the prestigious event conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio to be held from 5-10 October at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco.

The personalities called to be part of the Jury of the 17th edition of one of the most significant festivals exclusively dedicated to comedy, in addition to the 2-time Oscar-winning President Nick Vallelonga (“Green Book”, “Kingdom of the Blind”, “The Man with One eye is King “,” Choker and Stiletto “), I am the talented Sabrina Impacciatore (” A casa tutti bene “,” The Passion of Christ “,” The Last Kiss “), the eclectic Maggie Civantos (” Vis a Vis ” , “The girls of the Centralino”) and the Dutch actress winner of the Pardo D’Oro as best actress Lotte Verbeek (“Nothing Personal”, “The Borgias”, “Outlander”, “Blacklist”).

The first phase of the competition of the Festival de la Comédie of Montecarlo, one of the most important and significant film festivals exclusively dedicated to comedy, which over the years has enjoyed growing success with audiences and critics worldwide, has also ended: in the section dedicated to short films 5 author short films have been selected on the Filmfreeway platform, in the list for the Short Comedy Award which will award the best short film.

The finalist titles are: Snake Oil directed by Remy Archer (UK), That no one knows directed by Martin Guggisberg (Switzerland), The Line directed by Tim Butcher (UK), Cash Stash directed by Martin Darondeau and Enya Baroux (France ), Green Lake directed by Emanuele Daga (USA).

Ezio Greggio, “We are very happy to have a predominantly female jury this year apart from the president Nick Vallelonga, whom I respect very much. This new edition of the festival will take place in full compliance with the rules for the containment of the ongoing emergency and we are sure that this year, even if it will have a different flavor, it will still be a special edition “.

The event, in collaboration with EFG Bank (Monaco), has always been held under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Embassy of Italy. Radio Monte Carlo is the Official Radio of the Festival which, thanks to the commitment of Ezio Greggio and the late Maestro Mario Monicelli (co-founder of the Festival), has also re-evaluated comedy in other international festivals such as Cannes, Rome and Venice.

Photo Gigi Iorio/Newspress

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