Alzheimer’s: A Love Story

Gabe Schimmel, Monica Petruzzelli

Stati Uniti d’America / United States of America 2015, HDV, 16’

12 anni fa a Greg è stato diagnosticato il morbo di Alzheimer e ora vive in una casa di cura. Ogni giorno un uomo di nome Michael va a fargli visita per un paio d’ore. Micheal ama Greg dal primo momento in cui l’ha conosciuto, 40 anni fa.

12 years ago Greg was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and now lives at a memory care facility in Chicago. Every day a man named Michael comes and visits for a couple of hours. Michael has loved Greg since the day they met 40 years ago.

sceneggiatura / screenplay

Michael Horvich, Gabe Schimmel

fotografia, produzione / cinematographer, production

Gabe Schimmel, Monica Petruzzelli

montaggio / editing

Gabe Schimmel

musica / music

Pedro Macedo Camacho


Michael Horvich, Gregory Maire

genere / genre

Documentario / Documentary





Alastair Cummings, John Hickman

Regno Unito / United Kingdom 2016, Digital, 9’

Uno sfortunato lavoratore trova un amico in un cane apparentemente abbandonato.

A down on his luck labourer finds a friend in a seemingly abandoned dog.

sceneggiatura / screenplay

Alastair Cummings, John Hickman

musica / music

Jesse Walton


Micky McGregor, Koda

genere / genre


An Afterthought

Matteo Bernardini

Italia / Italy 2016, Digital, 17’

Una madre mette a letto la figlioletta e inizia a raccontarle storie sul leggendario Peter Pan. Ma sarà solo frutto della nostra immaginazione?

A mother puts her little daughter to bed and tells her stories about the legendary Peter Pan. But is the Eternal Boy just a fruit of our imagination?

sceneggiatura / screenplay

Matteo Bernardini, Sahar Delijani

fotografia / cinematographer

Italo Petriccione

montaggio / editing

Enrico Giovannone

suono / sound

Mirko Guerra

costumi / costume designer

Cesare Bernardini, Agostino Porchietto


Lisa Dwan, Bernard Griffiths, Alice Olivazzo

genere / genre


produzione / production

Neverbird Productions, Film Commission Torino Piemonte – Short Film Fund 2014, The Open Reel

distribuzione / distribution

The Open Reel





Derek O’Dell

Stati Uniti d’America / United States of America 2016, 3D, 4’

Un’esperienza audio-video astratta ed immersiva. Uno studio sul comportamento dell’energia nel corso del tempo.

An abstract immersive audio-visual experience. A study on the behavior of energy over a period of time.

musica, suono / music, sound

Jason Gallaty

genere / genre

Animazione, sperimentale / Animation, experimental

produzione / production

Derek O’Dell



283 frogs

Genadzi Buto

Bielorussa / Belarus 2016, HD, 1’

Cosa può succedere sfogliando 283 fotografie di rane schiacciate?

What will be if you quickly flip through 283 photos of squashed frogs?

suono / sound

Genadzi Buto

genere / genre

Sperimentale / Experimental



Rules 2017


ShorTS International Film Festival is organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and is sponsored by Public and Private Entities.


ShorTS International Film Festival is held in Trieste, Italy, from the 1st to the 8th of July 2017 and will last for 8 days.


The Festival is divided into three sections:

          •  Maremetraggio

        •  Last Chance

        •  SweeTS4Kids


This section is reserved for short films that have won one or more prizes in one or more international film festivals during 2016. All submitted works must not exceed 20 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after June, 2015.

The films are selected at the complete discretion of  the Artistic Direction of the Festival.


This section includes films that have not won any awards. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2016. All genres are eligible.

Ten selected films from this section will be included in the Maremetraggio Section of the Festival.


This section accepts every genre of short films dedicated to children from 8 to 13 years old. All submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2016. The Audience Award will be judged by a jury of 101 children.


All interested in participation must complete an entry form which can be found on the Official Website of the Festival: ( or can also use one of the following platforms:

Festhome (

Filmfreeway (

Participants must submit their own film by the 29th of February 2017.

DVD’s of the films will also be accepted and they will be included in the Festival archive. There is a chance that the work will be used for non-profit purposes (screenings in schools, expert cinema clubs, et al.)

For any other kind of usage, The Organisation will be required to ask for permission.

The materials must be sent to:


Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3 – 34135 Trieste – Italy

Please write on the front of the package:



The authors of the selected films will be contacted by the Organisation and will be advised to send the materials requested at the moment of selection (photos, texts, dialogue lists…) .

The final (screening) copy of the selected shorts must be submitted by the 9th of June 2017.

Important note: the screening copy must be in PAL format. The copies sent in NTSC format will not be screened due to technical incompatibilities.

The shipping costs are paid by the Sender, and the Festival will cover the cost of returns.


The schedule and the programme of the screenings will be specified by the Artistic Direction of the Festival.


The Artistic Direction will choose a Jury of experts that will award the following prizes:

–                Best Short Film Award (€ 5,000)

–                Best Italian Short Film Award

–                Best Italian Short Film Editing Award

–                People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film

–                Best Short Film for kids

The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to change the afore-mentioned awards. The jury reserves the right to carry out honorable mentions.

Please note that the € 5,000 prize is subject to taxation according to Italian law ( 25% – art. 30.2° comma DPR 600/73).

If the prize for the  “Best Short Film Award” (€ 5,000) is not collected by the winner within one year of communication with the festival it will no longer be payable.


Each author is liable for the content of his/her work.

The participants authorize the Festival to use their name and address for all purposes related to the event. The information on the Entry Form will be published in the Festival’s catalogue and on the Festival’s Website.

Participation in the Festival implies a complete understanding of the above regulations and compliance with their terms.

These regulations have been compiled in Italian and English. In the case of any problems or contradictions in the English translation, the Italian version is deemed authentic.