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7º GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS 

Ferrara, Italy - Teatro Nuovo

Sunday September 18, 2022

The awards of the Ferrara Film Festival are called Golden Dragons and they recall the legend and mythological figure of the dragon killed by St. George, which is the Patron Saint of Ferrara. For each edition of the Ferrara Film Festival 6 main judges and other 3 separate commissions will be assigned to choose the award winners in all categories. The Main Jury is assigned to judge the feature films and documentaries, while the other 3 Juries ("UNICEF", "WESHORT"" and "FEDIC") are assigned to judge, respectively, the UNICEF category and all the short films categories. On top of it, special Career Achievement Golden Dragon Awards will be dedicated and given to prestigious personalities in the film Industry.

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2022

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Career Achievement Award in Acting 

DANNY GLOVER

Career Achievement Award in Directing 

JIM SHERIDAN

Best "Premiere Event" Feature Film 

THE ART OF LOVE

Best "Premiere Autore" Feature Film

THE GRAND BOLERO

Best "Premiere Docu" Feature Film

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS

Best "Premiere UNICEF"

NSENENE

Best "Premiere Event" Short Film

LEGGERO LEGGERISSIMO & WHEN THE RAIN SETS IN (ex aequo)

Best "Premiere Autore" Short Film

SOLO AL CINEMA

Best "Premiere Indie Emilia-Romagna"

SOLO AL CINEMA

Best Director for a Feature Film

RAUL RAMON (PODEROSO VICTORIA)

Best Lead Actor in Feature Film

JIANQIAO WANG (A PROMISE THROUGH LIFETIME) 

Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film

LIDIA VITALE (THE GRAND BOLERO)

Best Director in a Short Film

MAURIZIO RIGATTI (MENTRE NON C'ERI)

Best Lead Actor in a Short Film

DOMENICO CENTAMORE (SOLO AL CINEMA)

Best Lead Actress in a Short Film

IRENE MAIORINO (LA LUCE OLTRE LA GABBIA)

NEW CATEGORIES EXPLANATION 

From the 2022 edition, films (both feature and short films) of a more commercial nature will be included in the new category called Premiere Event, while those of a more authorial nature will be included in the category called Premiere Autore and the documentaries will fall into the Premiere Docu category. The film connected with UNICEF's themes (which is an official partner) will be included in the Premiere Unicef category and, finally, the category for the promotion of motion pictures produced in the Region of Emilia-Romagna will be called Premiere Emilia-Romagna. We will also have a classic retrospective screenings program called Premiere Retro.

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2021

GOLDEN DRAGON CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2021
Mike Newell

BEST FEATURE WORLD
Legacy Of Lies (U.K.)

BEST FEATURE USA
The Unhealer

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Overland (USA)

BEST FILM UNICEF
Dear Child (U.K.)

BEST FILM "EMILIA-ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
San Donato Beach

BEST SHORT WORLD 
L'Italia Chiamò (Italy)

BEST SHORT USA
The Obituary Of Jasper James

BEST DIRECTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
Adrian Bol [Legacy Of Lies] 

BEST DIRECTOR IN A SHORT FILM
Tal Cohen Litant [7PM]

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM
Elija Nelson [The Unhealer]

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM
Alessandro Haber [27 Marzo 2020]

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM
Kyla Carlson [The Unhealer]

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM
Cheongmee Lee [Juicy Girl]

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2020

INTERNATIONAL CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020
Nastassja Kinski

DIRECTING CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020
Bille August

ITALIAN CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020
Alessandro Haber

​BEST FEATURE USA
Safe Spaces (USA)

BEST FEATURE WORLD
Se Un Giorno Tornerai (Italy) 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
​American Mirror (USA)

BEST SHORT USA
New York Rhapsody (USA)

BEST SHORT WORLD
​Apollo 18 (Italy)

BEST FILM "EMILIA-ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
Màt Sicuri - L'Ultimo Diogene (Italy)

​BEST DIRECTOR 
​Phil Hawkins [Say Grace] (U.K.)

BEST ACTOR
Aaron Fisher [Inside The Rain] (USA)

BEST ACTRESS
Lucianna De Falco [L'Attesa] (Italy)

FFF UNICEF AWARD
Quel Tipico Nome Da Bambino Povero (Italy)

FFF EARTH AWARD
Heartwood (Italy)

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2019

BEST FEATURE USA
Sol De Medianoche 

BEST FEATURE WORLD
​L’ultima Notte (Italy) 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
​Chi Scriverà La Nostra Storia (USA)

BEST SHORT USA
Me 3.769

BEST SHORT WORLD
​In Principio (Italy)

YOUNG UNICEF AWARD
​Safe Zone (USA)

EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS AWARD
​Rwanda (Italy)

FFF UNICEF AWARD
Safe Zone (USA)

BEST DIRECTOR 
​Daniele Nicolosi [In Principio] (Italy)

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2018

BEST FEATURE USA
​In Dubious Battle

​BEST FEATURE WORLD
​The Divine Order (Switzerland)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
​Above The Drowning Sea (Italy)

BEST SHORT USA
Hyena 

BEST SHORT WORLD
​Stella 1 (Italy)

EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD AWARD
The Recall (USA)

EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS AWARD
Axioma 

FFF UNICEF AWARD
​​Sing (Hungary)

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2017

BEST FEATURE USA
​In Search Of Fellini 

BEST FEATURE WORLD
​Still Life (France)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
​Just Right Here (Mexico)

BEST SHORT WORLD
​Ideal Husband (United Kingdom)

BEST DIRECTOR 
​Taron Lexton [In Search Of Fellini]

BEST ACTOR
Greg Kennedy [Rain]

BEST ACTRESS
Ksenia Solo [In Search Of Fellini]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Still Life (France)

GOLDEN DRAGON AWARDS
WINNERS 2016

​BEST FEATURE USA
The Lonely Italian

​BEST FEATURE WORLD
Il Nostro Ultimo (Italy)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Smokings (Italy)

BEST SHORT USA
Day One

BEST SHORT WORLD
3000 (Greece)

EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD AWARD
Cenizo (Spain)

EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS AWARD
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BEST DIRECTOR 
Paul Spurier [The Forest]

BEST ACTOR 
Panos Natsis [3000]

BEST ACTRESS 
Ksenjia Marinkovic [All The Best]