October 13 - 19

ED'O 2019

What should the purpose of a film festival be? Whether you call it festival or exhibition or any other name, an event where films are shown to the public has logical and ethical obligations both towards the public and the institutions supporting it.

The 41st edition of the Efebo d’Oro includes the most diverse forms of cinematic and audio-visual works: a) to promote the knowledge of their languages as they are changing at a global level addressing young peopleto offer them an ‘off-the-beaten-tracks’ overview, to be a ‘window on the world’ not only for the topics it deals with, but also for the tailored ways those topics are presented.


Efebo d’Oro / Haroula Rose


Efebo Perspectives / Agnieszka Smoczyńska



Efebo d’Oro Lifetime Achievement

Fatih Akin


Efebo d’Oro New Languages

Mike Hoolboom

ANDE Prize Women in Cinema Haroula Rose for the movie Once upon a river / Cinema Professions Prize Stefania De Santis / Special Mention by the Jury Nicola Bellucci for the movie Il mangiatore di pietre / Non-fiction Marco Giusti for the book Polidor e Polidor


The 41st edition of the Efebo d’Oro, in collaboration with the Experimental Center of Cinematography – Sicily, will host a masterclass by director Mike Hoolboom, Efebo d’Oro New Languages – City of Palermo 2019, who will talk about his cinema and of the paths and techniques that underpin his work.

Always fascinated by the dismantling of any mechanical attribution of meaning, his work investigates how physicality determines perception and, also, how mass culture, saturated with images, causes many problems at the perceptual level.

Friday 18 October / 9: 30 – 14:00 / Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa
Subscribers will have the opportunity to interact with Mike Hoolboom and to use the English / Italian simultaneous translation service. At the end of the masterclass, a certificate of participation signed by the director will be issued.