2007. Francia vs Unione Sovietica
Joe Dante, filmmaker and author of internationally successful films such as Gremlins (1982), is awarded the Urania d’Argento (below).
While the Voyage fantastique into French cinéma de genre goes on, Jean “Moebius” Giraud, the master of comics, is the protagonist in a crowded masterclass.
Marx Attacks!, a retrospective exhibition about Soviet Sci-Fi production, starts this year.
The board, led by Alfredo Castelli, gives the Asteroide award to the Spanish film Los Cronocrimenes, of Nacho Vigalondo.
The poster – An alien sphere, the Festival symbol, lights up in different areas of the city and it appears in the posters too.
Urania d’argento – Joe Dante, American filmmaker, author of Gremlins, wins the lifetime achievement award.
Asteroide – The Asteroide award for the best film taking part in the competition is given to the Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo for Los Cronocrimenes.
The award – The Asteroide is realized every year by a different artist : in 2007 it is designed by Marco Stulle and Andrea Milia and it is made of melted aluminum.