Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival

MAREMETRAGGIO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 14th Edition 30th June – 6th July 2013 / Trieste – Italy[:]

A selection of 69 international short movies, the “best of the best” of short cinema from all over the world: this is the basic ingredient of Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival, that will be held in Trieste from the 30th of  June to the 6th of July. The 14th edition of this enormously popular festival, attracting people from Italy and abroad, is coming soon! In 2013 the festival will dedicate seven days to promising new Italian and international cinema and a marathon of screenings, as well as encounters with the actors and directors, special eventsworkshops, discussions, cocktail evenings and happenings with the leaders of Italian and foreign film-making: Maremetraggio in 2013 will be again an event completely dedicated to the future generation of cinema that will bring many guests to Trieste, such as European celebrities and young new talents who will be presented for the first time to the press and cinema industry. All of these features represent a great attraction for the public and tourists who will choose to spend some summer days in Trieste, understanding the advantages of a vacation based on entertainment and culture. Many famous actors such as Sergio Rubini, Andrea Bosca, Michele Alhaique, Ambra Angiolini, Michele Riondino, Veronica Pivetti, Francesca Inaudi, Rocco Papaleo, Marina Massironi, Christiane Filangieri, Gianfelice Imparato, Michele Venitucci, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Margherita Buy, Amanda Sandrelli, Laura Morante, Federico Moccia, Murray Abraham, Gillo Pontecorvo, Giuliano Montaldo, Paola Cortellesi and so on.

The competitions of Maremetraggio 2013

The fourteenth edition of Maremetraggio festival offers the possibility to see a selection of 69 short films, all of which are winners in 2012 of the most prestigious International Festivals. A jury of professionals will choose the Absolute Best Short Film and award it with “Punto Enel Award”10,000 euros in cash. This year there will be many different awards based on various sections: the “Studio Universal Award”, dedicated to the best Italian short film, chosen by a jury inside of Tv Channel; the winning short will gain the rights paid off for the Tv broadcasting in the Studio Universal Channel. There will be also other important awards such as the Best Italian Short Film, the Best Short Animation Award, the Best Italian Editing Short AMC Award, the “Piquadro” Public Award, the “” Web Public Award, the “Oltre il muro – Trieste Province Award”, the “RaiNews” Award to the Best Interesting Topic Short.

Focus and tributes: the news of 2013

For its fourteenth edition Maremetraggio will honor, as done last year with Indian cinema, a focus entirely dedicated to the short cinema of an  Extra European Country: Kazakhstan. Thanks to the collaboration with the Kazakhstan Consolate of Trieste and the Embassy of the Kazakhstan Republic, an evening during the festival will be entirely dedicated to the cinema of this country. In the past editions Maremetraggio worked in  two directions: it proposed retrospectives of famous Italian actresses and actors (Laura Morante, Margherita Buy and Sergio Rubini) and “perspectives” of young and talented Italian actors and actresses (Michele Alhaique, Andrea Bosca, Michele Riondino, Alba Rohrwacher), already interesting and later will become famous. In this 14th edition Maremetraggio will renew its bet on a young Italian talent, Luca Marinelli, with the aim to launch and support his career. The festival will show his movies and will organize a public meeting with Luca Marinelli. A tribute on the centenary of her birth to the actress born in Trieste Laura Solari, diva of popular Italian cinema after the war, will also follow with the screening of the film “Banditi a Milano” (1968) by Carlo Lizzani, that won two David Donatello for Best Director and Best Producer and Silver Ribbons for Best Screenplay in 1969. The film will be presented with Lizzani, who will attend the festival and talk about his artistic experience, remember Laura Solari, and talk about future projects. The documentary “Viaggio in corso nel cinema di Carlo Lizzani”, a detailed biography in pictures and words of his artistic life, signed by Francesca Del Sette, will also be screened. This special event is the first project of the House of Cinema Association, started in January as part of the Trieste Film Festival, and after Maremetraggio Festival, will continue with the event Milleocchi and will end in January 2014, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Teatro Stabile di Trieste, for which Laura Solari was one of the earliest and primary actresses.

More and more “Oltre il muro”

Maremetraggio has always been interested in the social sector and its community; that’s why since 2009, with “Oltre il Muro”, every year the festival organizes screenings inside the prisons of Trieste. After the positive experiences and enthusiasm shown by the prisoners with this initiative, this year the project “Beyond the Wall” has taken on a new connotation, becoming a training program that will last a whole year. Thanks to the collaboration of the director Davide Del Degan and the commitment of the festival’s Artistic Director, Chiara Valenti Omero, “Oltre il Muro” will consist of a series of meetings and lectures, during Maremetraggio 2013, intending to educate inmates in the basic notions of cinema, with the aim not only to build a future jury that will be called upon to give the Oltre il Muro” award, but also to encourage inmates to make a film on their own, as has been done in Rebibbia, documented by the Taviani brothers with the docu-drama “Cesare deve morire” winner of the Bear Award in Berlinale 2012 .

Special events: the art exibition “Fuoriscena”

Just as last year, with the event dedicated to video art, “It’s all right”, also in 2013 Maremetraggio won’t be only cinema, but it will be open to many different artistic languages and to emerging Italian and International artists, in order to encourage fusion among different forms of art and different cultural backgrounds. In 2013 an exhibition in collaboration with the magazine online NewsCinema, entitled “Fuoriscena” (Offstage), held in the prestigious Galleria Tergesteo, during the festival, is also on the program. The exhibition will be devoted to works by the artist Giovanni Manna, that together with the words of the writer Laura Manaresi propose a new visual representation of cinema. The reinterpretation with the light touch and elegant watercolor of the great films by Giovanni Manna, of which will about 40 original works will be proposed, will aim to communicate emotions and stimulate the creativity and imagination of the public. Giovanni Manna will also be a guest of the festival, the leader of a workshop, open to all of those interested, dedicated to the art of watercolor depiction of scenes from the cinema and major protagonists in the Italian and international cinema.

Meetings with the public and workshops

Maremetraggio has always supported young directors and filmmakers, that usually begin their careers with their own short film and can enjoy, participating at the festival, an exceptional showcase for the public and the chance to show their films to the professionals. Not only will the directors who participate will have the opportunity to attend workshops and training courses, but the public will have the possibility to participate as well. The workshop of this year will concentrate on casting professional actors and it will be held in collaboration with “Officine Mattòli”and Trieste Casting. In addition to the appointments for the public there will also be appointments for young filmmakers, where professionals and participants will discuss the “hottest” themes in the world of cinema. The workshops will be useful to bring together professionals from the world of cinema and help to circulate new ideas and give birth to new projects. The International Prize for the screenplay MATTADOR will also continue. It is aimed at young aspiring screenwriters in Italy and foreigners aged 16 to 30 and it is dedicated to Matteo Caenazzo, a young student born in Trieste who studied Cinema at the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice. On July 4th, the jury of the prize – Stefano Basso (development projects Fandango), Fabrizio Borin (professor of History and Philology of the Italian Cinema film Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice), Donatella Di Benedetto (TV Cattleya development manager), Luca Lucini (director) and Anna Stoppoloni (writer, former producer and story editor for RAI and Mediaset) – will meet to decide the winners and announce the names of those selected. On this occasion the training project CORTO86 of 2012 edition will also be presented.

The location: Trieste, Piazza Verdi and Miela Theatre

The strength of Maremetraggio will be once again the geographical position, Trieste, in the North East of Italy, that thanks to its location between the Adriatic and the Carso location, will be the ideal place for a great summer festival of high quality cinema. For the second time Maremetraggio will be presenting its festival in different areas of the city and will propose the short films marathon in Piazza Verdi, the most elegant place in Trieste, near Piazza Unità and the seafront of Trieste. In the seafront of Trieste there will be a second location of the festival, the famous “Teatro Miela”, where the debut films of Italian directors will be presented.

Follow Maremetraggio on!

From January 2013 Maremetraggio will be present with short movies on the platform. The Italian website of cinema most-watched ever (80 million users per year) has opened its own section MYMOVIESLIVE!, that offers to its subscribers daily films and documentaries difficult to find in the Italian cinema, a MAREMETRAGGIO ROOM, 24/7 virtual reality, 365 days a year: short movies that passed the Trieste festival selection and also those which, although of great value, were excluded from the festival because of the lack of broader  program planning. Also, as last year, during the days of the festival the audience who are unable to follow the festival “physically” from Trieste, will be able, for the entire period of the event to connect to the website to experience Maremetraggio on-line: viewing the short films selected for the Public Award network, vote, and thus contribute to choosing the winner.[:]

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