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Daniela Michel will receive the Vittorio Boarini Award at the II Cinema Ritrovato 2024 Festival

Daniela Michel, the founder and general director of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), is set to receive the Vittorio Boarini Award at the Il Cinema Ritrovato 2024 Festival. This award honors exceptional global figures who have excelled in safeguarding and promoting cinema heritage.

Daniela Michel

The Vittorio Boarini Award is given in honor of the founder of the Cineteca di Bologna, an institution focused on restoring and preserving films. This year, in addition to Daniela Michel, the award will be given to Grover Crisp, the executive vice president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Bryony Dixon, who serves as the curator of silent films at the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive.

Since 2003, Daniela Michel has served as the director and founder of FICM. She holds a degree in English Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at UNAM and has also studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. Daniela has been a jury member for various prestigious awards and film festivals, including the Rockefeller Foundation Audiovisual Fellowships, the Fulbright García-Robles Film Fellowships, the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, and the Rolex “Mentor and Disciple” Art Initiative. She has also been a jury at film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival in its Un Certain Regard section and at the Critics' Week, the Venice Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Transylvania International Film Festival, the Fribourg International Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival, among others. In 2024, she will be on the jury for the Proxima competition at the 58th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), one of the oldest film festivals globally.