Cinema in corsivo is an educational project in the vision and analysis of shorts films made for children and young people, established as part of the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section of the festival. Unique and original, it grows year after year with the aim of providing opportunities for comparison and reflection for the spectators of the future. By mixing teaching in schools with educational initiatives in informal contexts (like the movie theater or the headquarters of the Casa del Cinema Association in Trieste), Cinema in corsivo favors the cinematic refinement of young people and helps raise awareness of the aesthetic, narrative, social and cultural value of the short film.
Children and young people, therefore, are transformed from simple spectators to Selecters, i.e. selectors of the films in the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section, or even into judges of the section itself, and they experience an extraordinary growth in their understanding of quality cinema which lasts all year!
For information about the project or to find out how to take part, teachers, educators and families can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selecters are children and young people that choose the short films for the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section after having participated in a cinematic refinement course that, under the guidance of a media educator, helps to develop their film analysis and quality assessment abilities. The Selecters have very different personalities and tastes but one great shared passion: beautiful, exciting and inspiring cinema.
Nina M., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because I had the opportunity to express my opinion following my own tastes, and the responsibility of voting is not a walk in the park!”
Samuel D., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because it was a great thing to do as a group, fun and exciting. It was stimulating having to first watch the short film and then share my opinions and feelings. I have experienced a variety of emotions, for example: happiness, understanding, amusement.”
Riccardo P., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because I had the opportunity to meet other kids who have become my new friends, and to see so many great films in advance, confronting myself with them to pick the best ones for the festival. It was exciting and fun.”
Liri V., Selecter KIDS
“Being a Selecter was fun because I was able to be important and decide for lots of other kids. I understood which things one must base their decisions on when choosing a film. I was able to make new friends and see other people’s opinions.”
Alberto S., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because I made new friends, I watched many beautiful short films, and despite there being covid we were able to see each other in person. I liked the animation shorts, indeed most of them were animated, therefore i think it was a wonderful experience for someone my age. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE”
Pietro B., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because I got to see lots of new films, one in particular made me very excited, and I hope it will win!”
Bianca B., Selecter KIDS
“Being a Selecter was beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful! I would recommend it to all the boys and girls my age 😜😋😁”
Emma T., Selecter KIDS
“I liked being a Selecter because it has been a very exciting experience and I have found new friends who just like me love cinema!!!!”
Giulia L., Selecter TEENS
“I have enjoyed being a Selecter because I’ve had a very interesting experience. I was very excited to see the short films, sometimes we laughed and sometimes we cried but in any case they were strong emotions.”
Elektra B., Selecter TEENS
“I have enjoyed being a Selecter because it’s allowed me to discover a new and different world, and without trying this experience I wouldn’t even be able to imagine it. It also allowed me to think deeply about the world of cinema, thinking in different ways and outside of the box.”
Giovanni L., Selecter TEENS
“I’ve liked being one of the Selecters because I have worked hard with fantastic company, and seeing the films in a super early preview was really exciting, even if I must admit that there were some bad ones as well as very good ones. In one case I even teared up… it’s been a fantastic experience!!”
Giulia D., Selecter TEENS
“I’ve liked being one of the Selecters because I’ve had the opportunity to watch short films from all over the world, and I’ve realized that cinema is something that unites everyone, in all its forms and styles…”
Lorenzo C., Selecter TEENS
“I’ve liked being a Selecter because the films that we watched were always more beautiful than the last and each one teaches you something that you didn’t know before or you hadn’t thought about. It’s been a formidable experience that I’ll remember forever, the team, the films, the laughs, Manuela’s explanations, each of them fascinated me a lot and in addition to my initial shyness, I also learned to understand English and other languages better since we watched the films in their original languages. Coming from Milan, I’ve also been able to explore a beautiful city.”
Caterina B., Selecter TEENS
“It’s been amazing being a Selecter: watching the films, I sometimes laughed and sometimes cried, but above all i’ve learned to maintain my own opinions and tastes :-)”
Arturo B., Selecter TEENS
“It has been an exciting experience, even though we all had differing opinions and tastes I am sure that the films that we chose were the best!”
Sebastiano M., Selecter TEENS
“Being a Selecter comes with a wonderful responsibility! Knowing that my judgment on the short films has influenced the choice of films for other kids to see makes me proud. It has been an experience to remember!”
Every year, the best films in the Shorter Kids’Teens section are those voted by two groups of judges, children (from ages 6 to 10) and teenagers (from ages 11 to 15) who gather during the festival. They are passionate, curious, demanding and their judgment is highly anticipated because after all, they are the spectators of the future!
The return to movie theaters and to a in person attendance of the festival has allowed for the Cinema in corsivo project to relaunch its proposal with a great novelty: the birth of the team of Selecters, a group of kids and teenagers passionate about cinema, called to select the short films for the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section. After an online cinema literacy course, the Selecters gathered in Trieste where they chose the best films for the festival’s spectators and young judges. The result? A success, evidenced by participants of the projections held on the 7th and 8th of July at Cinema Ariston.
In the year that the festival was forced to completely reformat, Cinema in corsivo was not canceled. Kids and teenagers were guaranteed the possibility to discover the most exciting short films in the international scene on MYMovies.it and to vote for them remotely. To the judges, this small and fun treat helped them experience the atmosphere of the festival from home…while waiting to return to the cinema.
The second edition of Cinema in corsivo involved the Istituto Comprensivo “Roiano-Gretta” of Trieste. The students followed a series of lessons in film education at school and then at the Cinema Ariston where, with the help of a team of media experts, they understood the advantages of watching a short film on the big screen and simulated the voting operations that the judges of the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section has to perform during the festival. The screenings took place on July 1 and 2 at the Teatro Miela in Trieste.
In its first edition, the project Cinema in corsivo involved students from the Istituto Comprensivo “Ai Campi Elisi” of Trieste in a series of lessons in film education and the creative activity “How do you see the world around you?” to give a shape to their own visions of reality with photographs, drawings and texts. Many of them, at the end of the course, evaluated the best films for children and teenagers of the festival as judges, at the Cinema Ariston, on July 3 and 4.