IHFF21 Cerimony Awards
Friday 4th February 2022 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila (Rome)

 FINAL EVENT AND SCREENING OF THE MOVIE THE SABBATH HOUSE

The Italian Horror Fantasy Fest is preparing to celebrate the final event, postponed due to restrictions and new cases of contagion linked to Covid. Despite the artistic director's opposition to the introduction of the super greenpass which, as was to be expected, contributed to the huge drop in attendance  in theaters and continues to aggravate the crisis in the cinema sector, the line of the final event was chosen both in presence and online.

Here are the statements by director Luigi Pastore, producer and organizer of the Festival:

"I remain strongly opposed to the measures adopted and the introduction of the reinforced green pass, now extended to almost all activities but which continues to hit hard the entertainment and entertainment sectors. 

In this difficult and dramatic moment, however, it's necessary to send out signs of hope and recovery and to try in one's own small way to contribute to the restart, always respecting the rules.

Covid has favored the use of streaming and online events, we were among the first to seize these opportunities, but we cannot afford to lose the habit of return in the theatre and experiencing live events.

The platforms are a great revolution, I myself wanted to invest in this technology with the birth of VodBox.it, but I haven't intention of giving up the cinema and the unique beauty of the big screen.

Precisely for this reason I strongly wanted the final event also in attendance and I thank the Nuovo Cinema Aquila for the support and attention they devote to independent realities. 

Even if late, even if with great difficulties, I looked for an optimal solution, above all in respect of the competitors and the public following the Festival. On this occasion, I will have the pleasure of presenting LA CASA DEL SABBA, a film I recently produced under the direction of Marco Cerilli, which will be screened immediately after the awards ceremony."  

The appointment of February 4th will be free admission, until seats are exhausted and in compliance with current regulations.

In addition to the official awards, the extra awards created by ORE D'ORRORE group will also be awarded for the categories of best film, best director, best photography, best screenplay and two career awards. Furthermore, from this year, the Festival has established the award in memory of Bruno Mattei, which will be delivered by the director Claudio Fragasso president of the Quality Jury, and a special award for continuity in the tradition of horror and fantastic Italian. The jury also includes director Gabriele Albanesi, Fulci's actress Silvia Collatina and "Mr. Paura" Paolo Nizza journalist of Sky Cinema.

Claudio Fragasso

President in the Quality Jury IHFF 21 

THE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES THE AWARD DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF BRUNO MATTEI

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The Quality Jury of the Italian Horror Fantasy Fest 2021 begins to form, with the nomination of Maestro Claudio Fragasso (aka Clyde Anderson) who will preside works of the experts commission that will decide the winners of the best short and feature film of this edition. Announced during a special live streaming from the set of the latest film he is working on (The Slaughter, directed by Dario Germani), the director also proposed the establishment of an extra award dedicated in memory of the late Bruno Mattei.

The honorific is added to the official awards and will be assigned by the artistic director to the director who has particularly distinguished himself in the Italian and international horror and fantastic panorama.

ALSO IN THE JURY GABRIELE ALBANESI

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Fresh from the success of his latest movie A Bunch of Bastards , director Gabriele Albanesi will also be part of the jury.

Two excellent names of Italian genre cinema, known and appreciated in others countries, who join the team of experts of a Festival whose prerogative is to reward true talent and the best works of the official selection voted by the public.

All the works in competition will be visible on the platform, after free registration, with a dedicated page for each work. The voting system will start after September 30th, the last day to register films, but only registered users will be able to express their preferences.

To preside over the selection of the public, as already happened in last year's edition, will be Ilaria Monfardini administrator of the popular Facebook group FILM HORROR ... CHE PASSIONE.