Valerio Caprara (Rome, 1946) was Professor of History and Criticism of Cinema at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Naples “L’Orientale” until 2011 and he held courses at the Faculty of Sciences of the formation of the University of Naples “Suor Orsola Benincasa” until 2015. Since 1979 he has been a film critic for the newspaper “Il Mattino”.

A scholar of modern and contemporary Italian cinema and the classic genres of American cinema, he is the author of numerous books and monographs (Sam Peckinpah, La Nuova Italia, 1975; Walerian Borowczyk, La Nuova Italia, 1980; Samuel Fuller, La Nuova Italia, 1984; ; I film di Alfred Hitchcock (with Natalino Bruzzone), Gremese, 1982; Dino Risi – Maestro per caso, Gremese, 1993; Mordi e fuggi – La commedia secondo Dino Risi, Marsilio, 1993; Sicilia e altre storie – Giuseppe Tornatore, Edizioni Scientifici Italiane, 1996; Steven Spielberg, Gremese, 1997; Spettabile pubblico – Carosello napoletano di Ettore Giannini, Alfredo Guida Editore, 1998, best film book award at the Ephebe d’oro in Agrigento 1999; Sentieri selvaggi – Cinema americano  1979 – 1999 , 4 vols., Bulzoni, 2003; Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo – Storia delle storie del cinema italiano, Alfredo Guida Editore, 2006; Quando il neorealismo si trasforma in commedia. Il segno di Venere by Dino Risi, Lindau, 2007 ; Dizionario del cinema erotico, Mondadori Electa, 2007, best film book award at the Incontri con l’utore in Assisi 2008) and numerous essays in collective volumes (Le Dive, Laterza, 1985; I Divi, Laterza, 1986; Napoletana – Images of a City, Fabbri / MOMA in New York, 1993; Clara Calamai – L’ossessione di essere diva, Marsilio, 1996; Italy and America 1943-44, Istituto Italiano per gli studi Filosofici/La città del sole, 1997; Vittorio Gassman, Marsilio, 1999; Lo sguardo eclettico – Il cinema di Mario Monicelli, Marsilio, 2001 ecc.).

He has written entries for catalogs, yearbooks and encyclopedias (including the Encyclopedia of Cinema and the Biographical Dictionary of Italians Treccani) and is the author of the documentary film Incontro con Dino Risi, 2001, produced for the Archivio della Memoria series of Scuola Nazionale di Cinema – CSC. He has written in the main national specialized magazines (from “Bianco e nero” to “Segnocinema” and “La Rivista del Cinematografo”), won the Meccoli prize for film criticism in Assisi in 1997 and the Flaiano in Pescara in 2009, he was author of texts and conductor in voice and video of numerous RAI programs and from 2007 to 2020 he was a regular guest of the Cinematografo broadcast on RaiUno.

Artistic director of  Incontri Internazionali del Cinema di Sorrento from 1983 to 2000, he curated sections of the Meeting Cinema and Storia of San Marino and of the Giffoni Film Festival. In 1985 the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic awarded him the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. From 2011 to 2016 he was a member of the film commission at the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and from 2010 to 2018 President of the Film Commission Foundation of the Campania Region. He is currently a member of the scientific committee of Cineteca Nazionale-Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia e of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano, David di Donatello Awards.

Capri Movie International Film Festival

Call 2021

Following the success of the first edition hosted last year,

the cultural association “Capreae Sirenum Tellus” organizes the second edition of

Capri Movie International Film Festival,

which will take place on the island of Capri from 15th to 18th September 2021,

at the Centro Internazionale Polifunzionale.

As well as on the island we welcome visitors from all over the world, at the Capri Movie I.F.F. will be welcome all filmmakers who want to share this experience on the big screen with us.

Our aim is to support, promote, present, project and enhance emergent and consolidated filmmakers through our annual Festival.

All selected projects will be published and promoted individually on our social platforms and websites, and we will be very careful to protect their improper dissemination.

In order to give more support to the short films and their world the press office of the festival will promote interviews with filmmakers and other figures who contribute in the making of the short films highlighting the idea, the project and the figures themselves (actors, director, etc.).

We will project the short films to a diverse audience on the big screen in order to endorse filmmakers in developing their careers, and our public event on the island of Capri will be supported by a strong communication plan.

We consider each event an opportunity for networking with artists, industry figures and the public itself, because inspiration also hides behind a different word or a new voice.

From this year we will start a hybrid form of the festival and for this reason we are happy to announce our partnership with MYmovies, the leading Italian cinema website. This choice is given by the desire to increase the visibility of our participants and reach the living rooms even of those who by time or distance will not be able to join us on the island.

We will involve each of our physical and digital viewers in all festival events.

REGISTRATION

Participation in the call includes a fee of 25 (twenty-five) euros and the evaluation of your product by a special sector jury, made up of figures who experience the world of cinema.

To register your work, you must send the material via the www.filmfreeway.com platform by July 31st, 2021.

The registration fee can be paid by two methods:

–        Through paypal on the platform: filmfreeway.com;

–        By bank transfer to “Capreae Sirenum Tellus”

iban IT67P0103039790 000001025706

After this procedure you must send us a copy of the receipt and the short film with a WeTransfer to the e-mail address corto@caprimovie.com

In both cases the specification of the reason is

“2021 Capri Movie International Film Festival call for applications”. “Iscrizione bando 2021 Capri Movie International Film Festival”.

Those who will be selected among the finalists of the Festival will be notified by an email at the address provided at the time of registration.

The selected works will be presented and screened during the 4 days of the event, the first of which will be the inauguration and the last will be dedicated to the awards with the winners chosen by our Jury.

This year the artistic direction has been entrusted to Professor Valerio Caprara, historian and film critic.

SECTIONS

The Festival is divided into the following sections:

–        Sguardi Animati: Italian and foreign works;

–        Sguardi di Sfida: Italian and foreign works that express thoughts aimed at overcoming real, imaginary or socio-cultural boundaries;

–        Sguardi Internazionali: only foreign works;

–        Sguardi Nazionali: only Italian works.

JURY AND AWARDS

There are two juries:

The first consists of a technical director who will coordinate the Forum dei Giovani del Comune di Capri e del Comune di Anacapri;

The second Jury, renowned and sectoral, made up of figures from the world of cinema, will assign an institutional prize of the Festival and a cash prize, each of one thousand euros, to the following winners:

  • Best Short Sguardi Animati;
  • Best Short Sguardi di Sfida;
  • Best Short Sguardi Internazionali;
  • Best Short Sguardi Nazionali.

Two Special Prizes will be awarded respectively:

–        The “Special Prize Con gli occhi di un bambino” wants to be representative of that pure and visionary judgment that only a child can give, and will only concern the Sguardi Animati section;

–        The “Special Prize Giuria Popolare” will be assigned by voting on a ballot paper that will be made by the audience in the room and through our MYmovies platform.

All the winners will also digitally sign the Libro del Cinema dei Cortometraggi di Capri.

RULES AND TERMS

  1. To send a short film you must own the rights or have the authorization of the owner.
  2. The relationship with the Capri Movie International Film Festival will be exclusively related to the sender of the short film.
  3. Any foreign short film that is not in Italian must be provided with an attachment with subtitles in English, respecting the start and end minutes of each bar and we will provide the translation into Italian.
  4. Festival participation fees are non-refundable.
  5. Capri Movie International Film Festival will not be responsible for damaged copies.
  6. Not all short films participating in the Festival will have access to the final selection. Our judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given on unselected films.
  7. Capri Movie International Film Festival can consider any short film disqualified if the festival deems the content inappropriate. If you have any questions regarding this decision which is final, you can contact us at our email address corto@caprimovie.com
  8. Candidates must fully accept the Capri Movie International Film Festival Regulations and Conditions.
  9. All contributions in personal categories require the person’s name and category. You can easily send us this information in your cover letter on the FilmFreeway website.
  10. By submitting your short film, you authorize Capri Movie International Film Festival to use, distribute and share the poster, trailer, synopsis and images of the short film on our social channels with the information present in the press kits you provide.
  11. The maximum duration allowed is 20 minutes including the credits.
  12. The format must be in high resolution preferably in mp4 file or in H264 or even in Avi and in any case be 24fps or 25fps and not exceed 4 Gigabytes.
  13. A folder with official photographic documentation of the short film is required, about 4/5 photographs, excluding the backstage; also enter information about the filmmaker; all for the official press release on our online and offline channels.
  14. All short films must have been made after the 1st January 2020.
  15. The short films presented must not contain advertising messages.
  16. Participation in the competition can be refused to video materials technically unable to guarantee a good public screening.
  17. We reserve the right to change the date and venue of the Festival in special circumstances. All filmmakers will be notified of any changes through our online platforms.

Everything will be done in compliance with the covid-19 regulations in force in the period in which the festival will take place.

RIGHTS

Those who register on FilmFreeway are personally responsible for the content of the works they register and declare, by registering for the Festival, that they have fulfilled all obligations towards third parties deriving from copyright. It is the responsibility of those who register the works to ensure that they are legitimately authorized to do so by any entitled to the work, releasing the organization from any and all liability.

Registration involves the inclusion of the work in the Festival Archive, excluding commercial use to protect the interests of the Authors and Producers.

The Festival may use extracts from the finalist works in order to promote the event through its communication channels. The author and / or the production and / or the holder of the rights of each selected work authorize the publication of their data on the site and their eventual dissemination for promotional purposes.

PRIVACY

Information pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and art. 13 GDPR 679/16. The owners of the personal data sent by the participants are the organizers of the Festival. The same proceed to the processing of personal data exclusively for participation in the Festival and for other information on their activities. The data are available for any correction, integration or modification relating to their use.

Participation in the Festival competition implies acceptance of these regulations.

For more information send an e-mail to corto@caprimovie.com.

The cultural associations “Capreae Sirenum Tellus” and “Il Sogno di Ulisse” organize the first edition of “Capri Movie International Festival”, which will take place on the Island of Capri from 16 to 19 September 2020. It is a film competition with the goal of offering filmmakers an opportunity to express their talent.

SECTIONS

The Festival is divided into the following sections:

– Sguardi Animati: Italian and foreign works of a maximum duration of 20 minutes on a free theme and with any technique.

– International Looks: foreign works with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.

– Sguardi Italiani: Italian works with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.

– Sguardi Campani: works created by authors from the Campania region, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes on an open topic.

AWARDS

The Jury, made up of directors, actors and professional producers, will assign the following prizes at its sole discretion:

  • Best Animated Short Film Awards
  • Best Italian Short Film Award
  • Best International Short Film Award
  • Best short film by Campania author
  • Best Director Award Best Screenplay Award
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Actress Award

The official prizes will also be accompanied by the Audience Award and Prizes awarded by sponsors.

REGISTRATION

Registration is free. The works must have been made after January 1, 2019. To register your work, send the material via the www.filmfreeway.com platform by August 20, 2020.

PRESELECTION

All the works sent will be selected by the Artistic Direction flanked by a special examining commission. Passing the pre-selection will result in admission to the screening evenings of the short films as finalists. The final selection of the films takes place by and at the discretion of the Festival’s Artistic Direction, with a suitable number for each of the sections envisaged in the competition.

RIGHTS

Those who register on FilmFreeway are personally responsible for the content of the works they register and declare, by registering for the Festival, that they have fulfilled all obligations towards third parties deriving from copyright. It is the responsibility of those who register the works to ensure that they are legitimately authorized to do so by any entitled to the work. Registration involves the inclusion of the work in the Festival Archive, excluding commercial use to protect the interests of the Authors and Producers. The Festival may use extracts from the finalist works in order to promote the event through its communication channels. The author and / or the production and / or the holder of the rights of each selected work authorize the publication of their data on the site and their eventual dissemination for promotional purposes.

PRIVACY

Information pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and art. 13 GDPR 679/16. The owners of the personal data sent by the participants are the organizers of the Festival. The same proceed to the processing of personal data exclusively for participation in the Festival and for other information on their activities. The data are available for any correction or modification relating to their use.

Participation in the Festival competition implies acceptance of these regulations. For more information, please send an email to caprimoviefestival@gmail.com

 

CAPRI MOVIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
16-19 September 2020
Giardini della Flora Caprense

 

Photo exhibit dedicated to Vittorio Gassman
Sala Luigi Pollio – Centro Polifunzionale Internazionale
10-19 of September 2020
Inauguration Day 10th of September 6.30 pm

 

PROGRAM of the screenings

Wendsday 16th September
6pm Book presentation
“La paura fa Totò. Le parodie thriller e horror del principe della risata” (Cento Autori)
with the authors Giuseppe Cozzolino e Domenico Livigni

8.30pm Screening of the first part of short films in the competition
SINGIN’ IN THE POND / Manon Beauvais, Dylan Bequet, Antoine Clerc, Megan Denon, Aymeric Ebro Sylvie Tang / 2’41’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
APE REGINA / Nicola Sorcinelli / 14’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MARADONA’S LEGS / Firas Khoury / 23’ / Germany, Palestine, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
NON E’ SOLO UN GIOCO / Guglielmo Lipari / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
IAN, A MOVING STORY / Abel Goldfarb / 9’ / Argentina, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
THE RECYCLING MAN / Carlo Ballauri / 13’25’’ / UK, Italy, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
OFFRO IO / Paola Minaccioni / 12’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
QIAO ER / Li Xixian / 13’29’’ / Cina, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
MARE MONSTRUM / Lucía Hernández Martínez, Àngel Estois Carrasco, Mercè Sendino García / 5’29’’ / Spain, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
PIZZA BOY / Gianluca Zonta / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MY NAME IS PETYA / Daria Binevskaya / 15’ / Russia, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
SKID / Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet / 4’31’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)

***

Thursday 17th of September
8.30pm Screening of the second part of short films in the competition
RADICAL SCIC / Alfonso Bergamo / 17’ / 2019 (Sguardi Campani)
DAD / Mohammad Keivanmarz / 7’08’’ / Iran, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
HOW SCARED SHE WAS / Alessandro Repetti / 10’44’’ / UK, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
IL CANTO DEL MARE / Walter Della Mura / 13’29’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
RONALDO / Rasit Algul / 13’50’’ / Turkey, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
FETE DE FAMILLE / Amandine Maygnan, Annie Carrel, Elisa Curau, Kévin Cadars, Nicolas Roland, Pauline Obin, Théophile Calloix / 6’07’’ / France, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
PUPONE / Alessandro Guida / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
MARISOL / Zoe Salicrup / 15’ / USA, 2019 (Sguardi Internazionali)
L’AURORA / Lorenzo Cassol / 17’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
RUBY & ROACH / Erentia Bedeker / 8’48’’ / South Africa, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)
E’ TUTTO CINEMA / Gianni Aurelio / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
TINY BIRD / Clara Braem / 5’20’’ / Brasil, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)

***

Friday 18th of September
8.30pm Screening of the third part of short films in the competition
CONSUME / Bruno Gradaschi / 14’ / Argentina, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
VOLER ESSERE FELICE AD OGNI COSTO / Michele Bertini Malgarini / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
LA TRISTE VITA DEL MAGO / Francesco d’Antonio / 13’40’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
BEAR WITH ME / Rodrigo Chapoy / 2’13’’ / USA, 2020 (Sguardi Animati)
L’UOMO CHE NON VOLEVA USCIRE DI CASA / Savino Genovese / 15’ / 2019 (Sguardi Italiani)
FAME / Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo / 11’56’’ / 2020 (Sguardi Campani)
BUONGIORNISSIMO!1 / Leopoldo Medugno / 18’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
WIRELESS / Criss Gidas / 20’ / Australia, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
ARTURO E IL GABBIANO / Luca Di Cecca / 5’ / Italia, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)
TUTTA LA FELICITA’ / Federico Melis / 15’ / 2020 (Sguardi Italiani)
CAIR / Vasco André dos Santos / 8’45’’ / Portugal, 2020 (Sguardi Internazionali)
STAR BRIGHT / Leno Miao & Mercedes Marro / 7’ / Spain, 2019 (Sguardi Animati)

***

Saturday 19th of September
8.30pm Screening of the awarded
Greetings from the Authorities
Screening and awarding of the winning short films
Tribute to Ennio Morricone by the Harp Master Vanessa D’Aversa
Tribute to Vittorio Gassman

CAPRI MOVIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Giardini della Flora Caprense, Island of Capri
16-19 Settember 2020

36 short films are finalists in the first edition of the Capri Movie International Film Festival which will take place on the Island of Capri from 16 to 19 September 2020, coming from 5 continents. The nations represented, in addition to Italy, are 15: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Iran, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA. There are four sections: Sguardi Animati, dedicated to animated short films; Sguardi Internazionali, to works from abroad; Sguardi Italiani, for national works; and Sguardi Campani, dedicated to the authors of the Campania Region.


Sguardi Animati
ARTURO E IL GABBIANO / Luca Di Cecca / 5’ / Italy, 2019

Ninety-year-old Arturo is used to being alone and spends his days as a retiree. One day he comes across a magazine advertising photocameras. The seagull he chose as his subject, however, seems to have a completely different idea about the perfect photograph.

MARE MONSTRUM / Lucía Hernández Martínez, Àngel Estois Carrasco, Mercè Sendino García / 5’29’’ / Spain, 2019

The adventures of Flanitus, a new marine species that lives in the abyss. In Darwin’s books it is not mentioned, because this particular fish, like other marine species, was born recently. It is very common to see it on the beaches but also in the deepest abysses, all over the world. We will swim together to discover how his existence unfolds in the deep blue.

BEAR WITH ME / Rodrigo Chapoy / 2’13’’ / USA, 2020

A grizzly bear and a polar bear get married, they are about to start their life together, but hibernation arrives which somehow “freezes” what should have been their honeymoon. Christmas is approaching and the wife decorates the house despite her husband continuing to sleep, but on Christmas Eve something happens …

DAD / Mohammad Keivanmarz / 7’08’’ / Iran, 2019

A kid lives alone with his father but he does not pay him much attention, as he is afflicted by a deep state of depression, which leads him to watch television all day and night. After unsuccessful attempts to have a minimum relationship with his father, he will devise an original and fun way to distract him from the TV and at the same time regain his affection for him.

FETE DE FAMILLE / Amandine Maygnan, Annie Carrel, Elisa Curau, Kévin Cadars, Nicolas Roland, Pauline Obin, Théophile Calloix / 6’07’’ / France, 2019

Today is a big day: Marvin will finally meet the family of his girlfriend, Sarah. He will discover a series of characters, one more eccentric than the other. An exchange of points of view will follow which will also dissolve some family tensions.

IAN, A MOVING STORY / Abel Goldfarb / 9’ / Argentina, 2019

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. Like all children, he wants to have lots of friends and be with them, but discrimination and bullying keep him away from his beloved playground. Ian, however, will not give up easily, and will be able to achieve something that will surprise everyone.

RUBY & ROACH / Erentia Bedeker / 8’48’’ / South Africa, 2020

We are in a major city airport. In one of the Duty Free shops, among the various toys all the same on the shelves, there are two very different from all the others for sale, but they are never chosen by anyone because they are like this. The two, therefore, with a little cunning run away and end up in an unexpected and wonderful place, where they will finally find the affection they have been waiting for a long time.

SINGIN’ IN THE POND / Manon Beauvais, Dylan Bequet, Antoine Clerc, Megan Denon, Aymeric Ebro Sylvie Tang / 2’41’’ / France, 2019

At sunset, a frog named Gene finds a cocktail umbrella floating on the surface of a pond. Suddenly inspired, Gene starts dancing. The umbrella is soon coveted by other creatures. But Gene is determined to be the star of the night, at least until the beautiful salamander named Judy arrives…

SKID / Valentin David, Axel Diaz, Clément Feuillet, Damien Gustin, Morgane Le Disez, Florian Rigollet / 4’31’’ / France, 2019

Our story takes place in an parallel universe of 1992. Formula One. Ethan Ryson is a young and talented driver moved by ambition. He wants to become the best there has ever been. To reach his goal he will have to overcome many obstacles, calculate the risks, try everything out …

STAR BRIGHT / Leno Miao & Mercedes Marro / 7’ / Spain, 2019

Emmy, a 5-year-old girl, has always dreamed of flying among the stars with her best friend GooRoo, a sweet giant bear who never leaves her. One starry night, GooRoo and Emmy meet an adorable tiny star who will help them learn the nature of their friendship and show them how our dreams are sometimes closer than we think.

TINY BIRD / Clara Braem / 5’20’’ / Brasil, 2020

On the island of Itaparica, little Iara spends all her time every day throwing crumbs at the swallows on the beach, thinking of her distant mother. One day, however, something unexpected happens: she meets a little dog, just like her. The two begin spending time together, experiencing adventures that will change their existence forever.


Sguardi Internazionali
CAIR / Vasco André dos Santos / 8’45’’ / Portugal, 2020

Francisco wants to end his life. Leonor wants to belong to him. She knows that without him the stars no longer make sense. The short film tells a relationship at the moment of its conclusion and shows the insistence on seeking a solution to problems, even when the solution is no longer a hypothesis.

CONSUME / Bruno Gradaschi / 14’ / Argentina, 2020

A world of a distant time, where everyone lives in their workstations, feeding on liquids contained in cans. Workers are just numbers, they follow alienating tasks to earn points and reach the next goal to climb the assembly line and access a better life. Worker 079 continues to fail and the desired promotion seems unattainable, so he decides to steal the points he is missing from his neighbor.

HOW SCARED SHE WAS / Alessandro Repetti / 10’44’’ / UK, 2020

A man is the victim of a terrible theft in which two hooded thugs steal the car where there was his 4-year-old daughter. The first 24 hours are essential to find the little girl, so a reporter from a local newspaper is invited by the police to speak with the father devastated by the incident to write an article that can help them spread the news and save the child.

MARADONA’S LEGS / Firas Khoury / 23’ / Germany, Palestine, 2019

During the 1990 World Cup, two young Palestinians search for “Maradona’s legs”, which is the last missing sticker they need to complete their World Cup album and win a free Atari. What seems like a simple task turns out to be more difficult than expected.

MARISOL / Zoe Salicrup / 15’ / USA, 2019

Marisol is a young Latin American mother who seeks to create a decent life for herself and her little girl, Maria. Sometimes she borrows the car of her friend Luisa to earn something more by being a paid driver through an app such as a private taxi. But the last passenger of the day, a young white man, is increasingly suspicious and when he accuses Marisol of being an illegal immigrant her worst nightmare comes to life.

MY NAME IS PETYA / Daria Binevskaya / 15’ / Russia, 2019

In the middle of the night a mother runs to the hospital with her two girls. The youngest is ill and the doctors hospitalize her for a period for observation. In the next room, behind the door, there is a child with Down syndrome who stays awake at night, wanders around the floor and draws on his windows. One night, by chance, the woman meets the baby and establishes contact with him. The next morning the baby disappears.

QIAO ER / Li Xixian / 13’29’’ / China, 2020

A story of conflict in an unspecified place in China. In a forest far from any village, a father lives with his little son. They communicate only with their eyes and the father educates him to be strong, teaches him to fend for himself and they hunt together to get food. One day the child secretly rescues a bird that his father had shot, feeds it and establishes a bond with him, until his father finds out, killing every ideal of his child.

RONALDO / Rasit Algul / 13’50’’ / Turkey, 2020

Azad is a child, everyone ignores him. His father died during an air raid at the beginning of the war. The only thing he has left of his father is a ball that Azad holds tight. He lives next to a shipyard with his mother. Their aim is to move to another country by crossing the sea.

THE RECYCLING MAN / Carlo Ballauri / 13’25’’ / UK, Italy, 2020

In an overpopulated and disadvantaged neighborhood, Jacob, a boy immobilized in a wheelchair, fights to protect a girl he sees in the courtyard, doing everything he can to warn her about the dark figure entering her room: the Recycling Man.

WIRELESS / Criss Gidas / 20’ / Australia, 2020

In the state of Georgia, a new law has established that any form of abortion from the very first weeks of the fetus’s life is a crime punishable by imprisonment. A young Olympic figure skater discovers she is pregnant. Years of sacrifice, exhausting training and her dreams seem to crumble in her hands. Her career is at risk and she will have to make a decision.


Sguardi Nazionali
APE REGINA / Nicola Sorcinelli / 14’ / 2019

Elsa is a 70 years old woman and has five empty hives. Her bees are gone as her husband, whom she does not forgive for having died before her. Only a new approved queen bee could bring the bees back. One morning she finds hiding in her hut, Amin, a sixteen-year-old boy who has escaped from an immigration center. The police look for him but he wants to reach Finland. Elsa decides to help him in exchange for help with her bees until she will let him go.

BUONGIORNISSIMO! / Leopoldo Medugno / 18’ / 2020

Between absurd memes, prayers to Padre Pio and useless messages sent in the whatsapp group of the parents of the IIIA, Vittoria discovers that the Italian teacher has canceled the trip scheduled for that weekend. An insurrection is unleashed in the chat: those who minimize, those who appeal to a sense of justice and those who have no intention of giving up their already planned vacation. Vittoria asks for an immediate hearing. The teacher does not know of the punitive expedition that awaits him …

E’ TUTTO CINEMA / Gianni Aurelio / 15’ / 2019

We are on the set of a western movie. Directors and actors continually recreate situations and emotions to communicate, including jokes, shots, close-ups, until the filming stops and they begin to confront each other. This is cinema, the most important part of life. It’s all true. It’s all fake. It’s all cinema.

L’AURORA / Lorenzo Cassol / 17’ / 2019

Aurora is an introverted, beautiful and melancholy woman. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she closes in herself, in a world of freediving and tailoring creations, in her laboratory in the center of the town where she lives. Her friend Camilla and her mother try to encourage her to be more sociable, but in vain. One day, while she is diving with her friend Camilla, in the darkness everything finally becomes clear and she knows what she has to do.

L’UOMO CHE NON VOLEVA USCIRE DI CASA / Savino Genovese / 15’ / 2019

In the mountains, a man and a woman play a treasure hunt set up in an abandoned village. She loves him, he loves her. They play, they smile, they kiss, while he has to look for something that he doesn’t even know what it is. In another time, someone in an apartment is looking for something. Maybe it’s the same object.

OFFRO IO / Paola Minaccioni / 12’ / 2019

A quiet night out between two pairs of friends of the wealthy Rome degenerates into a ruthless and violent fight that no one is willing to lose. An apparently harmless gesture of courtesy, in fact, triggers a surreal escalation of generosity, transforming what should have been a relaxing evening with old friends into a crazy and surreal challenge to the last tip.

PIZZA BOY / Gianluca Zonta / 15’ / 2019

Saba, a Georgian boy, works as a pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During the evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba crazily crosses the city, hoping to arrive on time at the hospital. His latest delivery will be very particular but it will also bring him something beautiful.

PUPONE / Alessandro Guida / 15’ / 2019
Roma, 2017.

Rome, 2017. Sacha grew up in a foster home. Like all his acquired brothers, he is passionate about football and in particular of the football team AS Roma. At the age of 18 Sacha must abandon the structure where he grew up, thus finding himself experiencing what is also happening to his idol: Francesco Totti who, like Sacha, is forced to abandon his team for personal reasons. The acquired freedom and the challenges that the outside world will present to him will prove to be more difficult than expected to manage. The short film is inspired by a true story, albeit adapted to cinematic needs.

TUTTA LA FELICITA’ / Federico Melis / 15’ / 2020

A family, made up of three very different brothers, a bizarre elderly father who has had a stroke and a former actress mother with severe mood swings, must face the problem of custody of the elderly father. They argue animatedly. The mother no longer wants to take care of her husband who has caused so many troubles in thirty years and still continues, so much so that he has just been kicked out again from the nursing home for repeatedly molesting a nurse. While the brothers argue, the father runs away from home and realizes that his family is no longer the family he had dreamed of and that the values he had tried to instill in his children have been lost over time.

VOLER ESSERE FELICE AD OGNI COSTO / Michele Bertini Malgarini / 15’ / 2020

We live in a world made for people who have a function hearing. What if there was a world made up only of people who don’t hear? Two kids, one love and a wild and wonderful island populated only by deaf people. Paolo is a musician in love with Claudia, a girl he has never known personally, but with whom he has conversations in chat. To meet her, he will leave for this island and fight through gritted teeth to win her affection.


Sguardi Campani
FAME / Giuseppe Alessio Nuzzo / 11’56’’ / 2020

Naples, crossroads of cultures and colors. On the seafront and in the old town a contamination of ethnic groups between wealth and poverty, despair and hope. The eyes of a little girl witness the fate of her father at the crossroads of a choice …

IL CANTO DEL MARE / Walter Della Mura / 13’29’’ / 2020

Carmine wants to become a fisherman like his father Aniello, who preventes him. The child’s anger creates a connection between the earth and the sea: father and son will face each other’s past, which will lead them to choose which world to continue living in.

LA TRISTE VITA DEL MAGO / Francesco d’Antonio / 13’40’’ / 2020

Mariano Astuzzi was a magician, a true magician. His life was tormented by the inability to control his magic. His strength was his weakness. Mariano passed away a few years ago. This documentary traces his life through hilarious testimonies from friends, relatives and simple acquaintances.

NON E’ SOLO UN GIOCO / Guglielmo Lipari / 15’ / 2020

Annamaria, alias “Flight attendant”, and Pina, “Pinella”, Scoglio, are two sisters with a passion born by chance and become a obsession, the burraco. A game that, intersecting with real life, compromises relationships and feelings. A story that shows that life… is not just a game.

RADICAL SCIC / Alfonso Bergamo / 17’ / 2019

A theater company loses its director. His retirement creates confusion in the company that was preparing the piece “Underwater Hamlet” to be premiered at an upcoming festival, which was a unique opportunity to stand out. Then the company begins looking for a new director for the show. After several attempts they find Carmine, a somewhat rough Neapolitan guy, who seems anything but a director. His way of acting and speaking resembles the one of a Camorra member rather than of an artist. Having no alternatives, they give him a chance, but Carmine will prove to be a resource and with his “reality performance” he will make their artistic life anything but simple.

NUNZIA SCHIANO (President of the Jury).

Born and raised in Portici (Na), where she attended the Liceo Orazio Flacco, she is known to the general public for the role of Mattia Volpe’s mother in “Benvenuti al Sud” (2010). She has been reconfirmed in the same role in the sequel “Benvenuti al Nord” (2012).

Nunzia Schiano mainly plays comic roles, as evidenced by “La valigia sul letto” (2009), with Eduardo Tartaglia and Biagio Izzo. She has collaborated several times with Alessandro Siani (“Ti lascio perché ti amo troppo “, 2006) and starred in Leonardo Pieraccioni’s movie ” Il paradiso all’improvviso ” (2003). In 2011 she is in the cast of “Napoletans”, by Luigi Russo, with Maurizio Casagrande and Massimo Ceccherini and also in the cast of “La kryptonite nella borsa ” by Ivan Cotroneo. In 2012 she plays an aunt of the protagonist of Matteo Garrone’s “Reality”. In 2015 she is in the cast of Francesco Albanese’s “Ci devo pensare”, with Francesco Albanese and Barbara Tabita. In 2016 she plays the mother of the protagonist Enzo Iupparello in Sergio Colabona’s film “Vita, cuore, battito”. Among the latest films in the cinema: “Nove lune e mezza” by Michela Andreozzi (2017), “Dogman” by Matteo Garrone (2018) and “Se son rose …” by Leonardo Pieraccioni (2018). Also worthy of mention are some significant participations in generalist TV dramas, such as in “Rimbocchiamoci le mani” with Sabrina Ferilli on Canale 5 in 2016, “I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone” in 2017 and in 2018 “L’amica geniale”, and for Fox “Romolo and Giuly, la Guerra mondiale italiana”. She is very appreciated and always busy in the theater, between one set and another.


FERDINANDO MADDALONI.

Actor, director, writer and actor’s coach, he attended the La Scaletta Theater school in Rome directed by Giovanni Diotajuti; he made his debut at the Taormina Festival ’87 in the company of Gabriele Lavia in William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” followed by Sophocles’ “Edipo Re” He passes into the company of Luigi De Filippo interpreting texts by Machiavelli (“La mandragola”) and Scarpetta (“L’amico di papà”, “’ Na Santarella”,”Miseria e Nobiltà”). He deals with texts by Pirandello and young contemporary authors in the company directed by Nello Mascia. He plays with Anna Mazzamauro in “Eva contro Eva” directed by Gino Zampieri. In the 2015/2016 season, he plays the double role of assistant director and interpreter of Avvocato Nocella, in Eduardo De Filippo’s masterpiece “Filumena Marturano” with Gloriana directed by Nello Mascia. In the 2016/2017 season it is Vittorio Elia in the staging of “Christmas at the Cupiello house” with Luigi De Filippo.
In 2017/2018 he played Jack, Monica Guerritore’s husband in “Mariti e moglie” from the Woody Allen movie of the same name with Francesca Reggiani. On television he is the protagonist of “Non è vero ma ci credo” by Peppino De Filippo in the role of the hunchback Sammaria for the Palcoscenico ’92 series and, again on Rai Due, interpreter of “Cani e gatti” for Palcoscenico ’96. In cinema he works with Pasquale Squitieri in “Atto di dolore”, in the German TV film entitled “Felicità in prestito”, in “La vita degli altri” by N. De Rinaldo and in “Quo vadis baby” by G. Salvatores. For Canale5 he took part in the soap opera “Vivere” and the sitcom “Casa Vianello”. In 2003 he played the role of Corradino in the fiction “Luisa Sanfelice” directed by the Taviani brothers. In 2004 he was actor’s coach in the fiction “Una famiglia in giallo” directed by A. Simone.
In 2005 he participated in the series “Don Matteo 5” directed by E. Marchetti and “La stagione del crimine 2” directed by D. Maiorca and he was a regular guest in the role of the likeable Nando in the 10th series of “Incantesimo” Raiuno. For the same network in 2015 he was in an episode of the series “E’ arrivata la felicità 2” directed by Francesco Vicario. From 1999 to 2010 he was Actor’s Coach for the fiction entitled “La squadra” (in which he also took part as an actor in the role of PM Lorenzo Menale) and “La nuova squadra – Spaccanapoli”. Over the years he has dedicated himself to the production, writing, interpretation and direction of all the works of the company he founded and directed “Artisti Civili” including the documentary “Anna Politkovskaja – Concerto per voce solitaria” and “Non cercare la logica dove non l’hai messa tu ”(2016), winners of several prizes. As part of the Troisi Prize, he was awarded the Cremanum d’Argento 2011. National Award “Carlo La Catena 2013” for civic commitment, with the high patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of the Interior, the Campania Region, the Province and The municipality of Naples. Italy Human Rights Award 2016 – Free Lance International Press.


ADRIANO PANTALEO.

He was born on 9 September 1983 in Naples. In 1992 he made his debut in the cinema at a very young age with the films “Ci hai rotto papà” by Castellano and Pipolo and “Io speriamo che me la cavo” by Lina Wertmüller. He becomes famous playing the role of Spillo in the two seasons of the TV miniseries “Amico mio” (1993 and 1998), with Massimo Dapporto, with whom he returns to work in the two seasons of “Casa Famiglia” (2001 and 2003); in the last year he has also played the role of Pino, a young bartender, in the TV series “Il bello delle donne 3”. In 2008, 2010 and 2011 he took part in the three seasons of the TV series “Tutti pazzi per amore”, where he played Gennaro Capone (one of the water polo players trained by Paolo, Emilio Solfrizzi). In 1994 he conducted 24 episodes for RAI2 of Josleine’s “Il grande Gioco dell’oca” at Gigi Sabani’s side. He alternates roles in various theatrical performances including Giacomino in “Pensaci Giacomino” with Carlo Croccolo directed by Livio Galassi, in 2004. In the 2007/08 season and in the following one, she is Kitkat in Roberto Saviano’s “Gomorra” directed by Mario Gelardi, a show that has over 400 performances in Italy and abroad.
With this role, he won the Girulà award for best young actor. In the 2010 season he co-starred on stage alongside Marina Confalone in the show “Sam Capuozzo”. In the same year he is Sanguetta, protagonist of the show “La città perfetta” by Angelo Petrella directed by Giuseppe Miale di Mauro, with whom he made his debut at the Teatro Festival Italia. With this role he won the Landieri award as the best young actor of the 2010 season. In 2011 he was one of the protagonists of Roberto Saviano’s “Santos” show. In 2012 he is the creator of the theatrical show “Siberian Education” by Nicolai Lilin directed by Giuseppe Miale di Mauro. In the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons he is among the protagonists of the theatrical show “Il sindaco del rione Sanità” by E. de Filippo directed by Mario Martone. He is also among the protagonists of the film version, of the same Eduardiana work, which was in the official competition in Venice76, winning il Leoncino d’oro. He is currently busy on the set of “Natale in casa Cupiello” directed by Edoardo De Angelis.
In 2017 he made his directorial debut with his first short film “Sensazioni d’amore” of which he is also the protagonist. His first work in these two years has collected over forty official selections between Italy and abroad, winning several prizes. He is one of the founders of the Nest Napoli Est Teatro, which he has been managing its artistic direction since 2013. He is a partner of TerraNera, a young production company that already boasts several works with which it has been awarded 2 Silver Ribbons. He graduated from Sapienza – University of Rome, in “Performing Arts and Sciences”.