09/09/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2020 09:09
The 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival comes to an end.
Twelve students from UNIMED associated universities spent 10 days in Venice among the beauties of the city and the prestige of the International Film Festival to award the 2020 UNIMED Award to the movie which best conveys the values of cultural diversity, promotes freedom of artistic expression and encourages cultural exchanges.
The awards ceremony will take place on the 11 September at 5.30 pm at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Film Festival and will be broadcast in live streaming due to current health restrictions.
The UNIMED award, collateral prize of the Venice International Film Festival and now at its 4th edition, was created in memory of Prof. Franco Rizzi, former Secretary General and founder of UNIMED, for his life-long commitment to cooperation among Euro-Mediterranean universities.
This year the Award was created by Miloš Todorović, with the collaboration of the young curator Natasha Radojevic, partner of the Drina Gallery and founder of Logic Art Space and PDG Arte Commmunications.
The Award, 'The dance of light' is inspired by the frescoes realised by Jean Cocteau at the Chapelle Saint Pierre des Pecheurs and shows a humble interaction between the visual sensation of light and its profound symbolism.
Follow the LIVE Ceremony here on September 11th at 5.30 pm