A corta distanza

Promosso dall’AFIC, un incontro per accorciare le distanze nel settore del cortometraggio tra produzione, distribuzione, autori e Festival.

Elio Germano

Elio Germano will be the protagonist of a meeting published on Facebook on Monday 6 July, 18:00.

Simone Massi

Simone Massi will be the protagonist of a live meeting on Facebook on Saturday 11 July, 18:00.

24H Comics Marathon 2020

Per il quarto anno consecutivo il cinema incontra il fumetto a ShorTS con la 24H Comics Marathon.

Shorter Kids ’n’ Teens

Ready to binge watch films?
Want to laugh, daydream, go on imaginary journeys?
Want to choose the winning short in the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section from among all those we selected for you from around the world?

If the answer’s “Yesssss!”, then register right now with the jury of the section of the Festival dedicated exclusively to younger viewers.

There are two events you can take part in – not sitting in the cinema but staying comfortably at home using a computer, smartphone or tablet to get onto the MYmovies.it website, where the whole Festival is to be held because of coronavirus.

Depending on your age, you can enrol with the jury of the Shorter TEENS section (11-15 years old), in which the films can be seen on Tuesday 7 July at 6 pm, or the KIDS section (6-10 years old), scheduled for the day after, Wednesday 8 July at 6 pm.

Watch the shorts then choose the best one!

There’s more! If you live in Trieste, a rider will bring directly to your place a multicoloured cinema KIT, full of great things: a personalised pizza box (pizza is also the word in Italian for the traditional container used to keep films) with inside the Festival t-shirt, the slip for voting for the films, a card to be coloured in and a surprise gift offered by Estenergy and Gruppo Hera, main partners of ShorTS International Film Festival.

So, ready to binge watch Shorter Kids’n’Teens films?
Just fill in the form below.

Iscrizione giuria Shorter 2020

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Il sottoscritto

A masterclass with Saverio Costanzo

A special online masterclass held by Saverio Costanzo, the acclaimed director of the TV series My Brilliant Friend 

The event, free of charge and open to the public, is to take place online on Zoom on Thursday 9 July.

“During the online masterclass we will discuss with Saverio Costanzo his inspirations and how his original and introspective viewpoint as a filmmaker developed”, explained Maurizio di Rienzo and Chiara Valenti Omero, directors of ShorTS International Film Festival- “and which focus on theatrical nuances expressed by bodies and souls set within contexts ‘out of this world’. A Palestinian family held hostage by an intrusive Israeli patrol (Private, Golden Leopard prize at the 2004 Locarno International Film Festival and Silver Ribbon for best first feature). A Jesuit isolated among his doubts and vocation in a Venice convent (In Memory of Me). The ring of solitude and lack of communication filled with fear, disillusion and secrets inhabited for years by a couple who later become soulmates (The Solitude of Prime Numbers). The confines of a New York home with the conflicting approaches to child-rearing of two young parents (Hungry Hearts, Coppa Volpi at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for lead actors Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver). The studio of a psychotherapist who is in turn in a critical situation (three seasons of the series In Treatment). A Naples brimming with quintessential feminine emotions reworked with powerful sensitivity beyond the original structure of the book (the two seasons of the series My Brilliant Friend). Film locations with architectural details, open to extreme emotions and in which the natural link between remarkable performances and solid directing is highlighted”.

Saverio Costanzo is also to receive the Cinema del Presente 2020 prize, an award through which ShorTS International Film Festival endorses and showcases the extraordinary talent of this Italian film director. “I’m very honoured to receive this award from the splendid city of Trieste”, said director Saverio Costanzo, a crossroads of cultures and ideas, which offersthrough its Festival, different and vital cinematic viewpoints while maintaining its twenty-year-old tradition and presenting images of the present whose strength is often rooted in the past. The specific focus by ShorTS on short-length films is important and highlights the mission of shorts, that of launching new narratives necessary for the cinema of the future”.

Born in Rome in 1975, Saverio Costanzo is one of the most admired filmmakers on the Italian film scene. In 2004 he directed his first feature film Private, winner of the Golden Leopard award and the prize for best lead actor at the Locarno International Film Festival and later released in over twenty-five countries.

In summer 2006 he made In Memory of Me, filmed on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and selected to compete at the Berlinale in 2007. 2010 was the year of his third feature film, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, taken from the novel of the same name by Paolo Giordano which sold two million copies in Italy and was translated into more than thirty languages. The film competed at the 67th Venice Film Festival.

In 2014 he directed Hungry Hearts starring Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver. The film was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival where it won two Coppa Volpi awards for the performances of the two lead actors. Costanzo then directed for Sky Cinema the Italian adaptation of In Treatment Seasons 1, 2 and 3, the HBO series of the same name taken from the Israeli format created by Hagai Levi. In 2018 he directed the first two seasons of the Rai Fiction-HBO series My Brilliant Friend, taken from the first two books of the four-part trilogy written by Elena Ferrante and published in Italy by Edizioni E/O.

Shorts Pitching Training 2020

Online training workshop for short film projects
3rd-4th July, 2020

ShorTS International Film Festival, in collaboration with NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema and Italian Short Film Center, presents also for this edition the ShorTS Pitching Training, a workshop aimed at young directors who have a project of short film. During the workshop participants will learn how to create effective and persuasive pitches for their projects, specifically to present short films projects.

Due to the current situation, the Pitching Training has to change its traditional structure, but it is an opportunity for us to experiment a completely new and different version of the workshop. Only for this year it will be held online in English by Jérôme Nunes from NISI MASA, tutor of the workshop. The selected projects will be 5 and the participants will have two individual sessions on Zoom with the tutor, organized as follows:

– 1-hour individual session about their project for an in-depth analysis and discussion, creating a dialogue and comparing feedback about the project

– 1-hour individual session on the pitch, learning the basics of creating an effective pitch and working on their own one

Then, participants will create a 5-minute video-pitch where they can immediately put into practice what they learned during the workshop. Projects will be presented to a short list of producers.

The workshop will be held on the 3rdand the 4th of July. The detailed organization of the two days of workshop will be communicated to participants later.


About the registration:

Participants will have to register on-line, using the registration form available below and including all the required material.

Requests of registration must be submitted no later than (new deadline) June 7th 2020. A maximum of 5 participants will be selected. Participants must already have a project of short film and the selected projects will be announced on June 15th .

The registration is free of charge. Participants that will be selected will have to pay a 30 euro tuition fee for the workshop.

The selected projects are:

Everybody kills by  Francesco Puppini, Italy
Putia by Fausto Russo, Italy
Rabbit Stew by Francesca Zammit, Malta
The Moustache by Amélina Limousin, France
Bitch by Matteo Palmas, Italy