ASTI, ITALY. – Arthur Balder was presented with the Premio Giura of the ASTIDOC competitive international official selection of documentary films at the Asti Film Festival, 2019, in Italy, Torino Piemonte Film Commission, for AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY.

Organized by Sciarada Produzioni with the Cinema Circle Vertigo, under the patronage of the Comune, Regione and Torino Piemonte Film Commission, the festival had Riccardo Costa and Filippo Mazzarella as artistic directors. Here are the winners of the three sections in the competition: “The first beautiful thing” dedicated to the first-time directors’ films, the short films of “Asti Short” and the documentaries of “Asti Doc”, with the novelty of this year: the opening to international cinema with foreign productions, from the United States to Israel. 

The career award went to Massimo Boldi and the Città di Asti Award to Vincent Nemeth.

Italy, where so many of the best cinema authors have been born in the world, hails the extraordinary quality of Arthur Balder’s AMERICAN MIRROR: INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY. Asti Film Festival 2019 brought the Premio Giura of the ASTDOC international competition. Piemonte news report on the great cinematic event.

The film won Best International Documentary at from the cinema magazine Fabrique Du Cinema, Rome, was part of ‘The Outsiders’, a selection of the best independent films around the world in 2019 by the 24th Milano Film Festival, and very soon new participations in Italy will be announced.