As part of the Cinema&Gioventù initiative - organized by Bellinzona’s Castellinaria Young Film Festival Bellinzona on behalf of the Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura e dello sport of the Canton Ticino – three juries made up of young film fans will award the following prizes: a jury will select the three best directors of full-length features shown in the Concorso internazionale: 1st prize 6,000 CHF, 2nd prize 4,000 CHF, 3rd prize 2,000 CHF. A second jury will award two prizes of 1,500 CHF to the best short films in the Concorso nazionale and internazionale in the Pardi di domani section. A third jury will assign a prize of 2,000 CHF to the best film shown in the Concorso Cineasti del presente.
Lastly a special prize of 3,000 CHF, offered by the Canton’s Dipartimento del territorio, will be awarded to the film in the Concorso internazionale which best interprets the concept “environment is quality of life”. In addition, a special prize of 2,000 CHF will be awarded to the films in the Concorso Cineasti del presente of the Present who best interpret the concept "environment is quality of life".