Mexican helmer Luis Mandoki’s “Innocent Voices” was awarded the Golden Gryphon at the 35th Giffoni Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday in Giffoni Valle Piana, off Italy’s Amalfi coast.
Pic took top kudos in the fest’s main Free to Fly section, aimed at 12- to 14-year-olds.
The Gen Y section, 15-19, gave Golden Gryphon kudos to Dennis Gansel’s “Naploa,” about a boxer who becomes a student in a special school for future Third Reich leaders.
The 9-12 First Screens section honored “Duma,” by American director Carroll Ballard.
“The Wild Soccer Bunch 2,” a German feature helmed by Joachim Masannek, received the Golden Gryphon in the 6-9 section.
The same section’s Golden Gryphon in animation was awarded to “The Golden Blaze,” by American helmer Bryon E. Carson.