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Kinéo Award – 20 years of presence at the Venice Film Festival and 19 years of awards assigned


The Kinéo Award conceived at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage with the Kinéo Cultural Association in January 2002 with the specific mission of promoting Italian cinema, is the only award voted by a huge audience, in collaboration with the association of cinemas, ANEC. The Prize aimed at the relaunch of Italian cinema at a time of serious crisis and in conjunction with the then new delegated decrees of the cinema law. This mission has guided her to the creation of an award that would give a voice to the public which is decisive for the life of the industry in the sector, of the exercise and therefore for the life of cinema itself and the sum of its arts.

The project has slowly followed the evolution of the times, has become internationalized due to the evident need for osmosis between the various cinemas, has included other categories and added the judgment of a Jury of personalities from the world of Cinema, Art and Culture to obtain an authoritative mix of evaluations.


The Kinéo award was presented at the Venice Film Festival in September 2002 with an important international conference on the relationship between cinema and industry, repeated the following year with an in-depth study on Cinema, Marketing and New Media.

The Kinéo award celebrated its first edition in 2003 and has since grown exponentially, demonstrating the importance of the public’s choices, up to this year’s edition which will celebrate 19 years at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. of life, also overcoming the turbulence of the economic and pandemic crises.

The archive of the KINÉO website at the link: https://www.kineo.info/archivi/ presents all the editions with the winners among which there are also numerous Academy Awards including Ennio Morricone, Milena Canonero, Gabriele Salvatores, Giuseppe Tornatore , Susan Sarandon, Nathalie Portman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Lina Wertmüller, Oliver Stone. And the major Italian and international artists, from Alba Rohrwacher to Pier Francesco Favino, from Valerio Mastandrea to Giancarlo Giannini, from Monica Guerritore, to Carlo Verdone, to Paola Cortellesi, to Matteo Garrone, to Sienna Miller, Claudia Cardinale, Nastassja Kinski, Rupert Everett, Mads Mikkelsen, Olga Kurylenko, Katherine Waterston … Hundreds of protagonists of the big screen and the audiovisual system.

The Kinéo Cultural Association has also focused its activities on the promotion of art and culture through the organization, promotion and communication of projects aimed at collaboration between private entities with public bodies, in particular with cultural institutions.