2018 Champions: an extraordinary encore performance

After 2017, we placed first once again at the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF 2018)

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Michele Martarello

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Staff Preliminary competition

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Staff final competition

Being on top of the world for two consecutive years, in the most important international competition dedicated to pyrotechnic shows, is certainly an historic feat that makes us particularly proud and honored to represent the Italian pyrotechnic art in the world.

This edition marked the tenth anniversary of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival which, in the last 8 years, has been constantly renewed and transformed into a world-class cultural and tourist event, attracting two million visitors for what is considered the largest fireworks festival in the South-East Asian region.
An important success that rewards the constant professional work pursued by our group over the years - work based on technical perfection, the art of choreographic design and the choice of colors, music and effects coming from the bottom of the Italian heart.

The competition

This year’s event started on April 30th with the preliminary matches.
5 dates of spectacular fireworks presented by the teams of the 8 selected nations, in which we beat the representatives of Portugal, using our own pyrotechnic material.

The final was held on June 30th against the US team Atlas PyroVision, with a pyromusical show prepared exclusively with the material made available by the organization, the same for both teams, with effects described only on paper and never handled before.
Twenty minutes of a breathtaking performance, awarded by the jury with the highest score and applauded by the thousands of people admiring the show along the river crossing the city of Da Nang.

During the award ceremony, the Ambassador of Italy in Vietnam, Cecilia Piccioni, thanked us for representing our country in the best way possible, adding that "winning last year was difficult, repeating as champions this year was really incredible".

Achievements are the result of team work and Martarello Group thanks all the staff who collaborated to obtain this prestigious result, in particular:
Michele Martarello, team leader, technical director and show director at Da Nang
Alessandro Bedendo, designer of the shows

and the rest of the technical crew:
Alessandro Milan
Maria Teresa Brugnano
Amato Iannotta
Giorgio Bonaccio
the Thai Phichet Kgidrobnok

Preliminary video



Grand finale video



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