CliCiak, this year's traditional exhibition of set photographs featuring images from sets returns to Rome's Casa del Cinema

CliCiak - Shots of Cinema, the national competition for set photographers curated by Antonio Maraldi and organized by the Cinema Center City of Cesena, celebrates its 21st birthday with a record edition and the usual appointment with the exhibition, consisting of a selection of the best shots awarded and reported by jurors Cesare Biarese, Andrea Crozzoli, Enza Negroni, Claudio Pastrone and Michele Smargiassi. This year the exhibition returns to the Casa del Cinema in Rome and can be visited from Feb. 18 to April 30.

The exhibition consists of 40 photographs selected from 2,300 participants, taken by 56 photographers to document 115 films, short films, dramas and TV series. Basically, the entire 2017/18 film season -- from box office hits to the finest art-house films -- and TV dramas summarized by the set images deemed worthy of special mention by the jury. The shots of Mario Biancardi, winner of the best photo for Ombra e il poeta, Greta De Lazzaris winner of the best series for Dogman, and Valentina Glorioso to whom went the prize for best TV series for Il cacciatore, among others, will be seen. The "Giuseppe and Alda Palmas Award, " given to the photographer participating in the competition for the first time, was won by Stefania Rosini while the “Ciak ritratto d’attore” award, indicated by the editors of the film magazine directed by Piera Detassis, went to Andrea Miconi for the black and white section(A Casa tutti bene) and Gianni Fiorito for the color section(Loro 1).

“The images from the sets restore with punctuality (and in many cases with quality) what was the season of Italian cinema,” declares Antonio Maraldi. "Beyond a few absences, the photographic documentation covers, in fact, the entire range of Italian production: from the films that have triumphed at the box office, starting with Milani’s Come un gatto in tangenziale, to the first works released on the threshold of summer, from the celebrated (and, in some cases, debated) auteur labors(Garrone, Luchetti, Muccino and Sorrentino, among others) to the films awarded David di Donatello and Nastri d’Argento to the various independent works marked by distribution difficulties. There is also no shortage of extensive documentation of domestic TV dramas and series (with the addition of a few foreign ones), often overseen by more than one photographer, testifying to the fact that for long serials, photographers are called upon for limited periods or locations. As for the photographers, it should be noted how next to the historical names new ones are being proposed, who in recent years have been working continuously on different sets, pointing out a constantly growing female presence. Many female photographers, in fact, have entered the competition for the first time, with a production of images not limited to a single film."

This year’s photos also add to the CliCiak fund, which has exceeded 22,000 images. A unique photo library on contemporary Italian cinema that grows year by year, thanks to the generosity of photographers, and from which it is possible to draw to organize exhibitions hosted in Italy and abroad.

For all information you can visit the official Casa del Cinema website.

Pictured: Andrea Miconi, Photo from the film A casa tutti bene

Source: press release

CliCiak, this year's traditional exhibition of set photographs featuring images from sets returns to Rome's Casa del Cinema
CliCiak, this year's traditional exhibition of set photographs featuring images from sets returns to Rome's Casa del Cinema

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