Short Film Competition
Monday March 19 at 9.30am Cinema Odeon Sala B
Saturday March 24 at 7.30pm Spazio MenoMale
Winning short films Sunday March 25 at 4pm Biblioteca Ruffilli
This section is dedicated to short films and is the heart of this festival: films from all over the world will tell of emotions, feelings, and points of view through voices, sounds and perspectives with different expressions and styles. Choosing among the many works sent in is always difficult, especially when the available projection time is limited. This process causes a certain admiration for the courage of the film makers, putting themselves out there in a era dominated by an overwhelming superficiality, a shiny effervescence which hides a profound emptiness, a the total lack of funding for those who feel the need to tell a story. The viewing of these films, many of which are made by kids, allows us to spend some time in pleasant company, sharing thoughts, emotions, and confrontations with the desire to continue hoping for a better world, a more welcoming world in all aspects of life, culture and society.
The films are listed in the order in which they will be shown
SPOT: Culture, food for the soul
Culture food for the soul
The young protagonist cannot prevent the death of culture.
Jacopo Scano was born in 1993. He is a budding director and has made some short films and advertisements.
THEME: FILMING DANCE
Hanna's father is a musician and dancer, and she adores him. They live in Holland but he misses his country, Argentina, and wants to go back. When Hannah is left alone, she discovers an original way to communicate with her father. Tango is music, words, dance, and pure emotion.
Michiel van Jaarsveld was born in 1970, and studied screenwriting, directing and editing at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. He was an editor before directing a television film "Marrakech" in 1996. His first feature film was “Drift” in 2001.
THEME: NET GENERATION
An ironic look at the addiction to social networks and its devastating effects on social life.
Davide Pompeo was born in Lanciano in 1984. He got a degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Bologna. He has been filming short films since he was 14 years old. He taught himself both directing and editing, and he dabbles in screenwriting. He has worked for some companies in digital graphics, directing and editing of videos. He has made many music videos.
Facebook does not forgive and Jonathan has a big problem: after a series of internet insults directed at the boss of the "Family", it is time to face the consequences. What will happen to his profile?
Gianluca Scaglione was born in Palermo in 1992, studied music and is currently a law student. His hobbies include cinema, literature, music and street art, and he wrote his first book at age 16 La notte è più nera. He created a promotional video of Palermo, Killing facebook is his first film.
Internet friendships which are so attractive to the new generations are always innocent or do they hid dangerous risks? When opening up to an unknown voice, one must always be careful.
Franco Brega and Tulia Castagnidoli have held many video labs in their school, which always produce quality short films, chosen by many film festivals.
THEME: LIFE ON THE EDGE
Rules of the game
Awa has just arrived in Italy and is walking with her dad looking for the immigration office. But the people they meet and to whom her father speaks asking for information seem to be inexplicably hostile. Even so, her desire to play is stronger than her fear.
Luca Federico was born in 1987. He organizes Capriart, and has always been interested in cinema. He directed his first short film “Al di là del mare” in 2004, at age 16.
Direction and animation: Laetitia Taubner, Germany, 2011 Homesickness is about a girl looking for a welcoming home.
It is a beautiful day and no one wants to study. There's nothing left to do but take a walk. Who will destiny have us meet?
Enrico Pasotti was born in Sant’Agata sul Santerno in 1990. He has always loved theater, cinema and acting, and he moved to Bologna in 2009 to attend DAMS. After a few experiments with a video camera, he has written and directed his first short film Lady's Kiss.
A woman walks down a long hallway to an important audition. All of the participants must show off their unique talent and when she arrives at the end of the hall, it will be her turn. A bitter comparison to life today in Italy.
Ciro Formisano was born in 1976 in Torre del Greco and grew up in Naples where he attended university with a degree in literature and philosophy with a concentration in cinema in Florence. In the city of Prato he studied to become a director, cameraman, and editor. He has participated in creating many music videos and advertisements as an assistant director. In Rome he learned screenwriting and documentary direction.
The strange case of the men in the suitcase
11 11 11 in Bologna, right near Piazza Maggiore, the former Cinema Arcobaleno is occupied. On the 16th, it will get cleared out and knocked down. There is only one question: in Bologna, are there space problems? In the meantime, something strange is happening on the streets of the city: seemingly abandoned suitcases appear on every corner. What is inside them? Who left them there? Let's go find out...
The “cineasti arcobaleno” are a group of directors who, in Bologna, participated in the occupation of the cinema Arcobaleno in the month of November 2011 and they re- opened a movie theater which had been abandoned for years.
Emanuele Palamara was born in Naples in 1986, and at age twenty she began working in cinema as an assistant director and production help on various commercials and short films. She worked with Matteo Rovere on the film Gli sfiorati, Matteo Garrone on Big House and Susanna Nicchiarelli on La scoperta dell’Alba.
Direction and Screenplay: Cristiano Anania. Photography: Leone Orfeo. Editing: Nicola Nicoletti. Music: Pino Marcucci. Actors: Christian Marazziti. Production: Associak. Distribution: Indiepercui. Italy, 2011
For an Alzheimer patient, finding the way home can become a real odyssey.
Cristiano Anania was born in Rome in 1985. She got a degree in Music and Show Business, and has worked with directors such as Avati, Tognazzi, Cascella and Zangardi.
THEME: THE CHOICE
Alice is thirteen, she goes to clubs with her friends who offer her a chemical "aid" to relax. Her love for music gives her the strength to say no.
Deceit and innocence
Fierce cynicism and good money at any cost push mafia drug dealers to test the effects of synthetic drugs on innocent kids. Simone is an adolescent orphan who lives in group home: a classmate's invitation turns into a nightmare.
Salvatore Dovì was born in Agrigento in 1990. In Palermo he is studying Engineering at university. Deceit and innocence is his first short film.
From A to Z
Direction and screenplay: Andrea Rapallini. Photography: Davide Castagnetti. Music: Alessandro Schinco. Actors: Gaia Mochi. Production: Bad Ram Studio. Distribution: Sostanze Record. Italy, 2011
A girl wakes up in a type of video game where, to continue, she has to take a huge amount of drugs.
Mafia Tales 3
After two episodes, 80 years of family battles and shootouts, two members of rival Mafia families realize they are just two characters controlled by their alter ego film maker. It is time to put an end to the war and erase them. Many film references.
Jacopo Scano was born in 1993. He is a budding director and has created some short films and commercials. Flavio Sonetti is a novice director and he make short films and parodies both alone and with Jacopo Scano.
An immigrant girl clashes with the phenomena of integration at school. This short film is the final product of a PON European project on cinema in the elementary school in Bisignano (CS)
Antonio Malfitano, born in 1976 was the external expert responsible for this project.
The house with thirty noises, Coming and Going
The house with thirty noises is the center of a perpetual motion: the infinite waiting for an inevitable return from the see. The eternal return.
Diego Monfredini was born in Codogno in 1983. He graduated from the University of Bologna with an experimental thesis on cinematic language and quantum physics. He carried out every aspect of this film and considered having a low budget a good opportunity to express himself completely.
Udo Prinsen Born in 1974, he began his career in Canada. After having studied cinema at university, he enrolled in the School of Arts in Utrecht, with a specialization in Animation. During his studies in Vancouver, he began working even more in animation. He then worked in Bristol as an animator for a television series for children and made commercials. After this experience, he returned to Utrecht to open his production company Carambolas. Since then he has worked with many production houses to create educational and independent films. Audition is his latest work.
Direction and Screenplay: Aritz Lazkano (as Aritz Moreno). Photography: Javier Agirre. Editing: Raùl Lòpez. Production: Aritz Moreno. Spain, 2011 Contact: kimuak filmotecavasca.com +34 943 115 511
He wakes up and has a coffee. He wakes up and has a coffee. He wakes up and has a coffee.
Aritz Lazkano (Moreno) was born in San Sebastian in 1980. He studied film making at the Cinema and Video School in Andoain. In 2003 he co-directed the short film Portal Mortal, for which he received twenty recognitions at international film festivals.