Mark Ruffalo to Receive Giffoni Film Fest Award

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Mark Ruffalo

The actor will meet with children from around the world at the festival.

Mark Ruffalo will receive the Giffoni Experience Award at the Giffoni Film Festival, Europe’s largest film festival for kids. A two-time Academy Award nominee, Ruffalo will have an onstage conversation with the festival’s young jurors.

The Giffoni jury consists of thousands of kids from 52 countries, who will judge films according to their age group. Films in competition include Carol Morley’s The Falling, starring Game of ThronesMaisie Williams, and Lou Howe’s debut Gabriel. The final lineup will be announced in June during the Milan EXPO.

The festival is described as a sounding board for cinema for young people. It has launched outposts in several countries over the years, including one in Georgia in October. Alan Rickman, Jessica Alba, Meryl Streep and Nicolas Cage have attended in recent years.

Giffoni is also launching its own Multimedia Valley to foster creativity and culture for children in Southern Italy. With over 400,000 square feet of space, the new center will premiere in 2016.

The 45th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival runs from July 17-26.

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