Day two of the ShorTS festival. Saturday 2nd July’s events begin at 10:00 (and then again at 14:00) at Punto Enel with Short 4 Sweets, Francesco Filippi’s workshop dedicated to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15. We then go on with the Premio Mattador which, at Palazzo Gopcevich at 11:00, will present the jury and finalists for their prize; and at 18:30 Francesco Filippi will present his book Fatti un Film! (joint editors), from which stems the workshop on how to use different multimedia devices such as phones and tablets to make films both long and short, at Libreria Ubik in Galleria Tergesteo.
The homage to Andrea Segre continues at Cinema Ariston at 20:00 with la Mal’ombra: the story of an industrial area built in a location which possesses one of the biggest and most important aquifer recharge basins in the province of Vicenza, near San Pietro, where for four years the locals have fought against the construction of a galvanisation plant from their permanent stronghold.
This is followed at 21:30 by screening of Antonello Faretta’s Montedoro for the Nuove Impronte section, in which a middle-aged American woman unexpectedly discovers her true origins only after the death of her parents. Deeply shocked, and in the midst of a serious identity crisis, she decides to travel in the hope of being able to re-embrace the birth mother she never knew. She brings herself to Montedoro, a small municipality in the south of Italy which she finds completely abandoned. Seven debut works compete in this section, and the best will be awarded prizes by the Nuove Impronte Jury: Diane Fleri, Federico Spoletti, Marco Amenta, Marina Marzotto and Thomas Trabacchi. The public will also designate their favourite film, which will receive the Bakel Public Award. New this year is our important collaboration with the Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani (National Association of Italian Film Critics): the SNCCI jury, made up of Adriano De Grandis, Nicola Falcinella and Giona A. Nazzaro, will make the decision on the best film in competition.
At 21:30 in Piazza Verdi, after the screening of Giacomo Caceffo’s Pillole dal futuro for Premio Mattador¸another eleven shorts in competition for the Maremetraggio section will be shown. The stand-out short is the Oscar-winning Stutterer by Benjamin Cleary (UK): a lonely, stuttering typographer, whose stutter is so bad he has to resort to sign language despite his profound thoughts and eloquent interior voice, is finding it increasingly difficult to immerse himself in normal, every-day social interactions. He meets a girl on Facebook and, eventually, the day arrives where he has to meet her in person. Three Spanish shorts follow: Ladrones de tiempo (by Fran X. Rodríguez), El abrazo (by Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta) and ¿Señor o señorito? (by Cristina Piernas and Victoria Ruiz). We then have two shorts from North America: the Canadian short You Are My Present by Sam Luk and the American short The Bravest, The Boldest by Moon Molson. These are followed by the German animated short The Present, by Jacob Frey, and the French short Papé, by Nicolas Polixene. We end with three Belgian shorts: De Smet by Wim Geudens, La Graine by Barney Frydman and L’Ours noir by Xavier Seron and Méryl Fortunat-Rossi. Free entry applies to all screenings. Info and complete programme available at www.maremetraggio.com.
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