N.I.C.E.City of Florence Award"Donatella Carmi Bartolozzi"

More than bringing Italian cinema abroad, N.I.C.E. Festival supports the city of Florence, Tuscany, its territory and culture from 30 years. N.I.C.E. shows and gives visibility, often as previews, to film produced and shot in Tuscany. N.I.C.E. City of Florence Award – “Donatella Carmi Barlozzi” represents each year the final celebration of the international experience of N.I.C.E. Festival.

The event brings back to Florence the films most appreciated by the North-American public during N.I.C.E. Festival USA of the same year. The cerimony, which takes place since 2016 at Cinema La Compagnia in Florence, gives an official award to the winning directors and movies.

The night juries are the followings: Students jury / Florence Public Award “Angela Caputi” / N.I.C.E. USA Public Award / Professional jury

We look forward to seeing you at theN.I.C.E. City of Florence Award"Donatella Carmi Bartolozzi"2021!


DEC 2 2022
Cinema La Compagnia, Florence, Italy

18.30 pm
Little body by Laura Samani (Italy/Poland, 2021, 89 min, v.o. ita)
Italy, 1900. Young Agata’s baby is stillborn and so condemned to Limbo. Agata hears about a place in the mountains, where infants can be brought back to life for just one breath, to baptize them and save their soul. She undertakes a voyage with her daughter’s small body hidden in a box and meets Lynx, a solitary boy who offers to help her. They set off on an adventure which will enable both to come close to a miracle.
Best New Director David di Donatello 2022

20.30 pm
Prizes Ceremony

followed by
Amazzonia by COSPE Onlus (8 min, v.o. ita)
Short documentary on the theme of deforestation and environmental protection, made thanks to COSPE Onlus within the “AMAzzonia” project which aims to support the resistance of the forest custodian peoples with concrete actions.

followed by
Californie by Alessandro Cassigoli e Casey Kauffman (Italy, 2021, 81 min, v.o. ita)
The film tells the story of Jamila, a young woman originally from Morocco who lives with her family in Torre Annunziata, closely observing the radical changes in her body as well as those of her desires and goals. Shot over a period of five years, Californie is the poetic and compelling representation of how many seemingly irrelevant decisions determine the future of an individual, poised between making it and succumbing to difficulties.

The following prizes will be awarded:
Best USA Film Prize
Technical Jury Prize
Students Jury Prize – “Oltrarno” and “Chiavi della Città”
Florentine Audience Prize – “Angela Caputi”

Past editionswinners

by Orso e Peter Miyakawa

by Carlo Sironi

by Andrea Magnani

The Father of Italy
by Fabio Mollo

They Called Him Jeeg Robot
by Gabriele Mainetti

by Jonas Carpignano

The Medicine Seller
by Antonio Morabito
Best Film Award - Jury of Tuscan school students
The Art of Happiness
by Alessandro Rak

Good Morning Dad
by Edoardo Leo

I Am Li
by Andrea Segre
Susan Batson Award
Valeria Golino and Alessandro Roja

The First Assignment
by Giorgia Cecere
Susan Batson Award 
Isabella Ragonese and Lorenzo Balducci

18 Years Later
by Edoardo Leo
Susan Batson Award
Eugenia Costantini and Alessandro Sperduti

Sea violet
by Donatella Maiorca
Susan Batson
Valeria Solarino
Short Film Award
Univers paralits
by Tommaso Volpi

Chocolate Lessons
by Claudio Cupellini

by Claudio Antonini
Short Film Award
Only Five Minutes
by Filippo Soldi

But What Am I Doing Here!
by Francesco Amato
Short Film Award
The Shoe
by Andrea Rovetta

by Alessandro Tofanelli
Short Film Award
by Enrico Vecchi

The Fugitive
by Andrea Manni
Short Film Award
2 o’clock: flat calm
by Marco Pontecorvo

Emma Is Me
by Francesco Falaschi
Short Film Award
In tram
by Filippo Soldi

I Beg You For The Truth About Love
by Francesco Apolloni
Short Film Award
Blind Date
by Herbert Simone Paragnani

Rebels By Chance
by Vincenzo Terracciano
Short Film Award
Smalls Things of Unquantifiable Value
by Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero

A Love
by Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Short Film Award
by Max Campagnani

In the Beginning Was the Knickers
by Anna Negri
Short Film Award
by Chiara Caselli

Life in Suspension
by Marco Turco
Short Film Award
by Michele De Virgilio and Nicola Scorza

by Edoardo Winspeare
Short Film Award
Almost Nothing
by Ursula Ferrara

Pianese Nunzio: 14 Years In May
by Antonio Capuano
Short Film Award
Hello Love
by Lorenzo Mieli and Francesco Villa

Strange Stories
by Sandro Baldoni
Short Film Award
Clinically Blacksmith
by Matteo Pellegrini

Like Two Crocodiles
by Giacomo Campiotti

Manila Paloma Bianca
by Daniele Segre

Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician
by Mario Martone