The Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis believes that the audience's judgment of films is very important. Thus, we provide our spectators with a ballot before each film where they rate the film from 1 to 5 stars (5 being the highest). After the film screening, the ballots are collected and an average rating is calculated. At the conclusion of the festival, the film with the highest score is announced as winner of the Best Film Award.
2009: La giusta distanza (The Right Distance) by Carlo Mazzacurati
2008: Rosso come il cielo (Red Like The Sky) by Cristiano Bortone
2007: Alla luce del sole (Come Into The Light) by Roberto Faenza
2006: I cento passi (The Hundred Steps) by Marco Tullio Giordana
2005: La meglio gioventý (The Best of Youth) by Marco Tullio Giordana