Giffoni Film Festival 2022


The theme of the 2022 edition of the Giffoni Film Festival was entitled The Invisibles, depicted by a vast sky lit by stars, whose light symbolizes the mysterious bond between distant lives, makes imperceptible ties visible, and reveals the presence of those who often remain in the shadows.

The 10-day International Film Festival for Children takes place every July in the town of Giffoni Valle Piana, in the province of Salerno, Italy. The protagonists and jurors of this year’s event, held from 21-30 July, were 5,000 children and teens from Italy and all over the world, whose work was to view the 118 films in competition from 35 countries. They discussed the films with their directors, authors and performers, and then proceeded to choose the winner for each film category. Every day, the members of the jury also met with the Festival’s 250 special guests, most of whom came from the world of film and television, in order to initiate a constructive and sincere dialogue with them.

The films submitted explore fundamental themes of modern society, such as body positivity, growth, love without labels, the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the environment and climate change.