The release is part of the award given by the festival "this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival" to the film at the 2016 edition. The film was part of the official program in the ‘up&coming’ section for first and second feature length productions.
The festival jury awarded our production as best film with the following motivation:
“Proceeding from kept and individual pictures of memory the conceptual range extends into an external of the collective memory of a country. Once a regime writes and erases pictures – today a film searches for a way out of such iconographic validity and from the exclusivity of certain historic imagery. In an unagitated, multilayered and balanced audiovisual concept the film avoids any tendency or judgemental observation. Through a step-by-step disclosure of its narrative structures it makes a reference to the impossibility of completing a writing of history – and so faces pictorial politics with the image of art. We would like to make possible a theatrical release for this innovative first film, and it is a great pleasure to us to award the UP AND COMING Award to the Italian documentary "Hidden Photos" by Davide Grotta.”