Hotel Splendid


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San Mauro Pascoli - Italy, 23th Oct. 2018

Hotel Splendid

HOTEL SPLENDID film is an intimate and collective portrayal of life in a community of migrants from the African coasts who are living in a reception center for asylum seekers.v
It is an unprecedented glimpse into the daily experiences and operation of an Italian hotel turned into an emergency camp for refugees.
The film recounts the dramatic journey undertaken by the migrants to reach Europe, with its load of violence and abuse, and the itinerary that asylum seekers must follow upon their entrance in the camp until the evaluation procedure is over.

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Palmares AWARDS Palmares

BEST FILM AUDIENCE AWARD - Festival international du documentaire des droits de l’Homme (FIDDH) - Guelmim, Morocco (Apr. 2018)

GRAND PRIX - Festival Méditerranéen Cinéma et Immigration - Oujda, Morocco (Sep. 2017)

HUMAN FINGERPRINT AWARD, third place - Human District Festival - Belgrade, Serbia (Sep. 2017)

GRAND PRIX "Golden Heart of Slavonia" - International Ethno Film Festival "The Heart of Slavonia" - Đakovo, Croatia (Jun. 2017)

BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM, prize "Gold Marzocco" Adriano Asti - Valdarno Cinema Fedic - Valdarno, Italy (May 2017)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, prize Luciano Becattini - Valdarno Cinema Fedic - Valdarno, Italy (May 2017)

SPECIAL MENTION - Bastimento Film Festival - Bologna, Italy (May 2017)


Festival International du Documentaire des Droits de l'Homme - Guelmim, Morocco (Apr. 2018) click for photos
Canada FIFEQ - Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec - Montreal, Canada (Apr. 2018)
Espiello -Festival Internacional de Documental Etnográfico de Sobrarbe - Espiello, Spain (Apr. 2018)
Destinazione Sud Festival - Radicondoli, Italy (Mar. 2018) click for photos
SK Echos of Antropofest Festival - Nitra, Slovak Republic (Mar. 2018)
cz Echos of Antropofest Festival - Pardubice, Czech Republic (Mar. 2018)
RFF Rural Film Fest - Canelli, Italy (Mar. 2018)
 Un Film per la Pace Festival - Udine, Italy (Mar. 2018)
Alpi Giulie Cinema - Trieste, Italy (Mar. 2018)
cz Antropofest - Prague, Czech Republic (Jan. 2018) click for photos
Intimatelens Festival - Caserta, Italy (Dec. 2017)
Campania Film Festival - Saviano, Naples, Italy (Dec. 2017)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif James Madison University - Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A. (Dec. 2017) click for photos
Festival delle Terre - Roma, Italy (Dec. 2017)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif Society for Visual Anthropology (American Anthropological Association) - Washington D.C., U.S.A. (Dec. 2017) click for photos
Festival del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli - Italy, Naples (nov. 2017)
Germany One with a Movie Camera - International Ethnographic Film Festival - Marburg, Germany (Oct. 2017)
Terre di Tutti Film Festival - Bologna, Italy (Oct. 2017) click for photos
Macedonia Kratovo Ethnographic Film Festival - Kratovo, Macedonia (Oct. 2017) click for photos
Germany Filmfest Eichstätt - Eichstätt, Germany (21 Oct. 2017)
 Juba Film Festival – Juba, South Sudan (Sep. 2017)
 SIFEST Festival - Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy (Sep. 2017) click for photos
Festival Méditerranéen Cinéma et Immigration – Oujda, Morocco (Sep. 2017) click for photos
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guayaquil –Guayaquil,  Ecuador (Sep. 2017)
Human District film Festival - Belgrado, Serbia (Sep. 2017)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif AM Egypt Film Festival- Cairo, Egypt (Aug. 2017)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif Lakecity Film Festival - Oguta, Nigeria (Aug. 2017)
 Oniros Film Awards -  Aosta, Italy (Aug. 2017)
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival - Pärnu, Estonia (Jul. 2017) click for photos
International Ethno Film Festival "The Heart of Slavonia" - competition section, Đakovo, Croatia (Jun. 2017) click for photos
Chiala Afrika Festival – Graz, Austria (Jun. 2017)
Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico (MICE) – competition section, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Jun. 2017)
Festival “Interazioni” - Cinematheque of Rimini, Italy (Jun. 2017) click for photos
Tenemos Que Ver Film Festival - Montevideo, Uruguay (Jun. 2017)
Finnish Anthropological Society Conference 2017 “Entangled Mobilities” – University of Jyväskylä, Finland (May 2016)
Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology “Mediating Camera” – Moscow, Russia (May 2017) click for photos
Bastimento Film Festival – competition section, Bologna, Italy (May 2017) click for photos
Valdarno Cinema Fedic – “Marzocco d’oro” - competition section, Valdarno, Italy (May 2017) click for photos
Trento Film Festival - Eurorama Ethnographic Section, Trento, Italy (May 2017) click for photos
International Festival Days of Ethnographic Film (DEF), Ljubljana, Slovenia (Mar. 2017) click for photos
Festival dei Popoli, Firenze, World Premiere - Italian competition, Italy (Nov. 2016) click for photos
IDFA Docs for Sale catalog, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Nov. 2016) click for photos
European Heritage Days, Athens, Greece. Work in progress screening under the production title "Living Beyond Borders" (Sep. 2016)


ita Mandela Day - San Polo d'Enza, Italy (Jul. 2018)
ita Cesena Cinema: MigrArti - Here we are, storie di migrazioni
- Cesena, Italy (Jun. 2018)
Cinemabico orizzonti - Maranello, Italy (Jun. 2018)
ita KA - Rassegna per un nuovo immaginario migrante
- Jesi, italy (Jun. 2018)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif James Madison University
- Italian course - Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.A. (Apr. 2018)
ita Cineforum
- Bagnacavallo, Italy (Apr. 2018)
ita Liceo Scientifico Enzo Ferrari
- Cesenatico, Italy (Apr. 2018)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif University of Colorado
- Boulder, USA (Apr. 2018)
Senza-ustitolo-1.gif University of Miami Cineforum
- Miami, USA (Mar. 2018)
University of Tampere, Finland (Mar. 2018)
- Moscow, Russia (Feb. 2018) click for photos HSE University’s Institute of Education
- Moscow, Russia (Feb.2018) click for photos
Istituto Comprensivo Statale Baccarini
- di Russi, Italy (Feb. 2018) click for photos
Senza-ustitolo-1.gifSymposium: Italy in Transit, Florida Atlantic University
- Boca Rato, USA (Feb. 2018)
Canada IRAP et CARL Movie Night, McGill University Faculty of Law
- Montreal, Canada (Jan. 2018)
Grecia Winter School "Migration in the Margins of Europe"- University of Amsterdam and Netherlands Institute in Athens
- Athens, Greece (Jan. 2018)
University of Bologna - Forlì campus
- Sociology degree course, Forlì, Italy (Dec. 2017) click for photos
Cinema Verdi
- Italy, Forlimpopoli (Nov. 2017) click for photos
Un posto nel mondo -
rassegna cinematografica - Varese, Italy (Nov. 2017)
Cyprus Peace Research Institute Oslo-Cyprus Office - PRIO Cyprus -
Nicosia, Cyprus (Oct. 2017)
Austria Langer Tag Der Flucht
- Graz, Austria (Sep. 2017)
Grecia "Contested Borderscapes: Transnational Geographies vis-à-vis Fortress Europe” Conference
- Mytilene, Lesvos island,
Greece (Sep. 2017)
GRAF San Donato - Estate DOC
– Bologna, Italy (Sep. 2017) click for photos
Magazzino Parallelo
– Cesena, Italy (Sep. 2017) click for photos
Un altro sguardo - Film exhibition
- Russi, Italy (Jul. 2017) click for photos
Late Summer Party at Hotel Splendid - Ceseantico Italy (Sep. 2017)
 Cinema Multisala Eliseo - Cesena, Italy (Jun. 2017) click for photos
Museo della Marineria di Cesenatico - World Refugee Day, Cesenatico, Italy (Jun. 2017) click for photos
Sorrivoli Castle - Sorrivoli, Italy (May 2017)
Primary School "Dante Arfelli" - Cesenatico, Italy (May 2017)
Cinema Apollo 11 - Il Cinema che Cambia, in collaboration with ZaLab and Festival dei Popoli – Rome, Italy (May 2017) click for photos
IAL Emilia-Romagna, Scuola Alberghiera - Cesenatico, Italy (Apr. 2017)
Hotel Splendid - Cesenatico, Italy (Dec. 2017)

FilmSEMINARS, LECTURES, MASTER CLASSES Film HSE University’s Institute of Education seminar - Moscow, Russia (Feb.2018)
cz  “Hotel Splendid – Representing Migrations through Ethnographic Cinema” (“Gellner Seminars” series) – CASA (Czech Association of Social Anthropology), AntropoFEST  –  Prague, Czech Republic (Jan. 2018)
ita “Etnografia delle società complesse” Conference  – SIFEST Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy (Sep. 2017) click for photos


ita «“Hotel Splendid” - Rappresentare le migrazioni tramite il cinema etnografico» by Mauro Bucci – Essay in "Africa e Mediterraneo - Cultura e Società" n. 87, Italy (2018)




7 Gold / Rete 8, "Aria Pulita", TV Italy, Sep. 2017 (in Italian)
RAI 3, “Buongiorno Regione”. Italian National Television, Italy, June 2017 (in italian)
ARS, 3rd channel, "World cultures". Radio Slovenija, Slovenia - March 2017
(in Slovenian)
Chouf TV Marocco, Oct. 2017
(in English)

Genre: ethnographic documentary.
Country: Italy.
Running time: 90 minutes.
Written, produced, filmed, edited by Mauro Bucci.
Featuring: Adama Sangare, Essa J. Darboe,
Baomar Touray, Maman Baldè, Osayuware Otenghabun.
Ethnic musics: Bojang Sarja, Adama Sangare, Roton Miah.
Translations: Mauro Bucci, Angela Brini, Liza Tripp, Ababakar Ka.
Thanks to: Asylum seekers housed in Cesenatico camp, CAD - Social Cooperative O.N.L.U.S.,
"No Borders" volunteers group, Chapel of Praise International.


Filmmaker and Researcher in Visual Anthropology
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