Оn 28.03.2015 (Saturday) аt 12am, at the Cinematheque of Macedonia the team of Giffoni Macedonia made the selection of the final four that will join the other eight selected jurors from Macedonia and take part in the 45th edition of Giffoni Experience, to be held July 17-26 in Italy.
More than 130 children and youth that applied to the Call published on the official web page and Facebook page of Giffoni Macedonia were part of the selection procedure, divided into two age groups (13+ and 16+).
The event opened with the video dedicated to the 45 years of tradition of the festival Giffoni Experience and its accompanying activities, after which the Italian Ambassador in Macedonia, H. E. Ernesto Massimo Bellelli and the eight jurors already selected as most active and engaged during last year’s Giffoni Macedonia and Giffoni Experience-Italy addressed the audience. The Ambassador Bellelli expressed his content over the great interest of the Macedonian youth and their willingness and opportunity to be a part of the extraordinary experience that the largest and most significant festival for children “Giffoni Experience” has to offer.
The selection process began with a screening of a short film after which the children got divided into two age groups and involved in a discussion with the moderators. The most active ones were then interviewed by a Commission which included representatives from both the Macedonian Film Agency and the Association Giffoni M.
Among the selected participants are:
Goran Popovski (“Kliment Ohridski” – Prilep)
Evgenija Stankovska (“Nikola Karev” – Skopje)
Ardit Bina (“Josip Broz Tito” – Skopje)
Angela Dimeska (“NOVA High School” – Skopje)
The 12 children and youth from Macedonia will again join more than 3000 children from all over the globe and unite into the festival’s main driving force – the international jury. During the festival’s days, held under the motto ‘Carpe Diem’ the children will get a unique opportunity to share a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience which will help them to overcome their differences, fears and worries while the series of discussions and workshop will enable them to enrich their knowledge of new stories, nationalities and cultures. They will get a chance to meet and greet a great number of film stars which annually frequent the festival Giffoni Experience, the names of which are yet to be announced.