By Allal El Alaoui
Parma will amaze its citizens with international film music from all over the world . It is about The international competition rewards of the best soundtrack of films introduced to Parma film festival in collaboration with the Department of Culture of the City.The director of the festival,Eddy Lovaglio has done temendous work to gather international movies including my shortfilm ‘The will’ within which Italian cinema-goers will enjoy Brahim Belouafi’s Saharian theme called ‘ Tolerance’ .
The festival will be honored with the presence of the Sony genral director who will preside the jury including the famous Parma music film composer ,Riccardo Joshua Moretti as artistic director.
Therefore the best composer of music for images will be awarded the Grand Prix "Golden Violet," flower symbol of Parma but also the name of the heroine Verdiana most known and loved by the public. In addition to the first prize - The Golden Violet - follow the "Violet Silver" for the best film, the Honorable Mentions for the best realisation, the best picture, the best performer and best screenplay.
The aim of the initiative is to bring to public attention not only a good standard and film productions of recent works, but also to emphasize the value of writing music for film as an essential element of poetic and success of the film itself.
The contest will also be an opportunity for filmmakers and producers to present their work to a diverse audience and to a qualified international jury. In addition to the competition section on the feature films, has been included a section on "young" for the shorts.
The festival in Parma will have several events such as "Verdi and the cinema" (on the occasion of the bicentennial Verdi), themed concerts, exhibitions, seminars and courses related to music to images and sound.
R.J. Moretti experienced composition techniques with Maestro Gaetano Giani Leporini and film music with Maestro Nino Rota and Maestro Alessandro Cicognini. Since 1992 Moretti has been Guest Director of the Orchestra of Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, of the Gosteleradio Orchestra and of the Moscow Symphony. He composed music for the theatre as well as documentaries and film soundtracks. Moretti was awarded the “Premio Nino Rota” by the Union of Russian Composers. He supervised many TV programmes for RAI, among which “La Musica nel Cinema Italiano”. Moretti’s compositions have been performed in the most important international theatres. In particular, attention was given to his works dedicated to Jewish Music such as: “EBRAICA”, “MIDOR LEDOR” and “IL CANTO DI ISRAELE”. He made many recordings, among which I. Stravinskij’s “LA STORIA DEL SOLDATO” with performed by Giancarlo Giannini together with the Orchestra of Bolshoj Theatre, and “GOLEM” performed by Adalberto Maria Merli. He worked for many years with Lindsey Kemp Company.
Moretti is the leading actor in the role of Giacomo Puccini in the film “PUCCINI E LA FANCIULLA” directed by Paolo Benvenuti and presented at the film festival in Venice. He graduated with honours at Accademia Chigiana in Siena. In April 2010 he did his recital “Puccini Experience” at Carnegie hall in New York and Academy Italian Foundation gave him “Bravo Award”.
Riccardo Joshua Moretti is a film composer and in September 2010 he was on red carpet at Film Festival in Venice with film director Amos Poe because Moretti did a soundtrack of film “LA COMMEDIA” by Amos Poe ispired to “Divina Commedia” by Dante Alighieri. In September 2011 Riccardo J. Moretti composed soundtrack of last film or director Francesco Barilli, titled “Il cavaliere errante” presented at Sitges Film Festival in Spain in October 2011.
Moretti is currently teaching at Conservatorio “A.Boito”, in Parma, for lectures and course of “Musica nel cinema”.