Among the novelties of the 38th edition of the Torino Film Festival - from 20 to 28 November, available exclusively and entirely online on the Mymovies streaming platform - to mention the unprecedented statuette which, from this year, will be given to the winners. It is a faithful reproduction of the starry dodecahedron placed on the tip of the Mole Antonelliana since 1953, replacing the original star placed by Antonelli and broken by a storm.
A star that has become the symbol of the city and that today, on the occasion of the festival, the Polytechnic of Turin - through the CIM 4.0 - Competence Industry Manufacturing 4.0 of which the university is the founder, together with the University of Turin and 23 partners corporate - proposes in a highly technological guise. The figurine was made of an aluminum alloy through the process of additive manufacturing, or additive manufacturing, i.e. 3D printing for industrial applications, a field of expertise of CIM 4.0. The main advantage of additive manufacturing is in fact that of being able to create objects of great geometric complexity within a few hours without the aid of other equipment or tools.
A powder bed machine with laser source was used to build the star: an award that combines history and advanced technology and characterizes a festival that can boast 133 films including 29 feature-length debuts, 52 world premieres and 16 international premieres.