Film Nazionali 146 min
Director Lorenzo Puntoni - 15 min – Italy – 2018
Two human beings, far one from the other, meet: the first and carefree day at the swimming pool, the last and dramatic step of a massacre’s plan.
2. Parru pi tia (In your place)
Director Giuseppe Carleo – 15 min – Italy – 2018
Annachiara lives in the suburbs of Palermo with her family. She wants to win back her ex boyfriend. Her grandma suggests that she uses an ancient rite that could save the destiny of her lost love.
Director Beppe Tufarulo – 15 min – Italy – 2019
When they are forced to separate, 10-year-old Ali and his 18-year-old brother Mohammed have already been travelling for a long time. Three years earlier, a bomb destroyed their home in Kabul and killed their parents.
Director Alessandro Di Gregorio – 15 min – Italy - 2018
On a ferry travelling towards Lampedusa, we find a teenager on his first day of work as a gravedigger and a boy on his first mission as a diver. They do not know each other, but when they will set foot on the island, both their lives will change forever: one has to retrieve the bodies of drowned shipwreck victims, the other one has to bury them. A sort of dance between life and death, innocence and its loss.
Director Mohamed Hossameldin – 14 min. Italy - 2019
Yousef is a successful cook, the son of immigrants, who grew up in Italy. After a long wait he manages to obtain the Italian citizenship, a few days after the attacks at Macerata. Yousef's certainties start to falter, leading him to a real identity crisis. When you find yourself faced with a choice that until recently would have been obvious, you will not know what to do.
Director Karolina Porcari – 10 min. - Italy – 2018
Lucia is a rebellious eleven-year-old girl who feels stifled by the patriarchal world she lives in. Her father is physically abusive, while her mother remains helpless against his violence. One day before Lucia’s First Communion, her father gives his daughter a severe beating. In the morning, Lucia puts on her white dress. Yet, instead of going to church, she climbs the sea cliff and throws herself into the sea.
director Giovanni Battista Origo -14 min. - Italia - 2019
In un futuro prossimo segnato dal susseguirsi di evoluzioni industriali ed economiche vige un nuovo sistema amministrativo in cui i grandi brand commerciali hanno scavalcato le politiche tradizionali prendendone il posto. Lucio è un quarantenne che si è adattato con entusiasmo a queste trasformazioni; vive nel quartiere Murmy’s ed è candidato alle elezioni per la nomina del mansion organizer, una sorta di capo scala 2.0, a cui affidare la gestione del suo condominium. Ma nella serata decisiva per la sua carriera, suo padre Ivano torna a fargli visita….
8. La gita 15
Director Salvatore Allocca – 15 min. - Italy – 2018
At the age of 14, Megalie, daughter of an immigrant family from Senegal but born and brought up in Italy, is faced with the difficult task of finding a place for herself in the world she is living in. When she is denied the opportunity of taking part in a school trip abroad, a perfect occasion for the girl to reveal her feelings to her classmate Marco, that place in the world will seem unattainable to her. But will it really be so?
Director: Giulio Neglia – 18 min. - Italy – 2019
Paolo, generico cinematografico, sogna da sempre ad occhi aperti di diventare un grande attore. Le sue "doti" di interpretazione, però, sembrano non essere del tutto apprezzate. Diviso tra speranze ed obblighi familiari, il mondo di Paolo comincia a sgretolarsi sotto i suoi piedi.
10. Il mondiale in piazza
Director Vito Palmieri – 15 min – Italy – 2018
November 2017: the Italian national football team does not qualify for the 2018 world championship. There are people who can’t live without having their national team to support; they hang around in the squares, feeling useless and purposeless. In the deep South of Italy, a group of them do not give up and decide to set up a parallel world championship to be played right in their hometown square.
Film Regionali 74 min.
1. Il nostro concerto
Director Francesco Piras -15 min – Italy – 2018
Antonio is an elderly and eccentric pensioner who lives all alone in an apartmentin the historic center of Cagliari. He spend his days on Superstar a website ofmusical chat rooms where he performs by singing classic Italian songs.
Director Gianni Cesaraccio -15 min – Italy - 2019
Valerio is a piece of shit. He lives on gimmicks, subterfuges, estranged to his son and what is left of his family. But when he finds out that it's his granddaughter's birthday, giving her a nice gift seems to be his only aspiration. But remember: once a piece of shit, always a piece of shit.
Director Francesco Pirisi – 4 min – Italy - 2018
Malik and Sultan are two children, the first one from sub-Saharan Africa, the second one from Syria. Both must deal with war and death destroying their countries. In order to survive, the first one must enroll and fight in a paramilitary militia, the second one must escape bombs.
4. La notte di Cesare
Director Sergio Scavio – 20 min – Italia – 2018
Cesare is an old and solitary man. One evening his neighbor asks him to look after his son Kadim for the night.
5. The wash (La lavatrice) 20
Director Tomaso Mannoni – 20 min. - Italy – 2019
Capo Teulada in Sardinia. A woman collects the washed clothes, lays on a terrace. Some soldiers withdraw from laundry washed and ironed uniforms. In Capo Teulada there is a military polygon. Exercises that pollute and make the city tremble. Silent militaries live this land as a battlefield. A lawyer helps M. to embark on a legal path that will be part of a wider research into the cause of deaths due to cancer, maybe attributable to military exercises.
A deafening silence, a beautiful and terrible landscape at the same time.
Film Animazione 57 min.
1. Selfies 4
Director Claudius Gentinetta – 4 min. - Switzerland – 2018
SELFIES is a fireworks display of grinning people who lose themselves in the abysses of human existence. A selfie race around the world.
2. Wild love
Directors Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Lea Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoe Sottiaux, Corentin Yvergniaux - 7 min. - France – 2018
While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident. This crime won't remain unpunished...
3. Inanimate 9
Director Lucia Bulgheroni – 9 min. - UK/ Italy – 2018
Katrine has a normal life, a normal job, a normal boyfriend and a normal apartment in a normal city. Or at least thats what she thinks, until one day everything starts falling apart - literally!
Director Donato Sansone – 4 min – France - 2018
Bavure portrays the evolution of a human being from his creation to his awareness of the mysteries of the universe. It is a metaphor of the creation of the world and a parable of the artistic process.
5. Neko no hi 11
Director Jon Frickey – 11 min. - Germany – 2018
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless case of cat flu. However, according to the doctor, this means that Jiro must be a cat.
6. Robot will protect you
Director Nicola Piovesan – 10 min – Italia – 2019
A sci-fi animation about a little girl's search for meaning in a world without emotions.
7. Best friend
Directors Nicholas Olivieri, Shen Yi, Yuliana De Lucca, Varun Nair, David Feliu - 6 min. - France - 2018
In a near future, a lonely man is addicted to a product called ‘’Best Friend” which offers him perfect virtual friends.
8. Hors piste
Directors Leo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Julien Deparis - 6 min. - France - 2018
The two best rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned...
Film Internazionali 197 min
1. Patision Avenue
Director Thanasis Neofotistos – 13 min. - Greece – 2018
Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens: Patision Avenue.
2. All these creatures
Director Charles Williams – 13 min – Australia - 2018
An adolescent boy attempts to untangle his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unravelling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.
Director Jeremy Comte – 16 min - Canada – 2018
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
Director Christophe Sabe – 20 min. - France – 2018
Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.
Director Rubin Stein – 15 min – Spain - 2018
A war. A child. A dream
6. Chose mentale
Director William Laboury – 20 min. - France – 2018
Ever since she became electro-sensitive, Ema lived isolated in her home, cut from the world. Her only link with the outside is mental, through her out-of-body experiences. But one day, two boys break into her house, thinking that they were burgling an empty house. This meeting will throw Ema into her fears and shake her certainties.
Director Roberto Gutierrez – 15 min – Venezuela - 2018
A solitary Foley Artist secretly films his neighbor and reconstructs the sounds of her life, while creating an imaginary relationship that leads him to discover closely the true sound of his obsession: Lucy.
8. De la fureur
Director Thomas Keumurian -16 min France – 2019
The night roars under the overflowing lament of the Bomber Love concert: Henri, Charlène, and Georges, three rockers in their fifties, perform their wild and edgy pieces. But behind the scenes, the band are exhausted and torn by tensions as the electronic era catches up to them.
9. Nuclear Shadows 15
Director Marek Leszczewski -15 min. - Poland – 2018
A lone boy wanders the desolate wastes that once were his homeland. A catastrophic event scorched the surface of Earth and took everything from him, everything except his dignity. He wants to find a place for a proper burial of his younger brother he carries on his back.
10. Double D
Director Fey Lehiane – 20 min – Netherlands- 2018
3-year old PUCK knows who she is: a fighter. She’s mighty proud she isn’t “like other girls”; instead of worrying about her looks, she trains extensively to win from her male friends at her fencing school. She sees her body as strictly functional; and definitely not as a part of her identity. But when she is confronted by her changing body that starts to develop more traits associated with femininity, and on top of it all gets her first period while at a fencing camp, she is forced to reevaluate the relationship she has to her body.
11. Mouth of truth
Director Barbara Vecaric – 18 min – Croatia – 2018
Stefani has asymmetrical breasts, which becomes a difficult secret to conceal when her high school goes on a trip to a spa hotel with a swimming pool. Stefani navigates her sexual anxiety amid increasing pressures from her friends and the boy she likes, but when someone discovers the padding in her bra, Stefani takes drastic action to subdue the growing rumors about her.
12. The source
Director William S. Touitou – 16 mi – France - 2018
After a bombing in Paris that killed about 15 people, the mother and sister of the terrorist who died during the drama return home. Tired by long interrogation sessions, Sarah and her mother discover their apartment upside down. How to approach for them this new life filled with shame and sadness? Do they now only have the right to be sad too?
Scarpette Rosse 78 min.
Director Ali Esmili, Claire Cahen – 20 min – France - 2018
Yasmina is a 15-years-old teenager who is passionate about soccer and practices with the team FC SAINT ETIENNE. Originally from Morocco, she is in an irregular situation in France, with her father and his French partner. One evening when she returns from a training, she sees her father being arrested before her own eyes.
2. Lucha Libre
Director Marion Lefeuvre – 14 min – France – 2019
A fake daughter, a wrestling mask and a car : Isabelle is ready to meet again a father she hasn’t seen for 20 years.
Director Prague Benbenisty - 16 min. - Israel – 2018
When Margalit's big sister Ossi mysteriously disappears, she deserts the army to search for her. Margalit runs away, following Ossi's trail, which leads her to an apartment in Tel Aviv. Margalit breaks in through the window. After a surprising visit, Margalit realizes that the memory she was looking for no longer exists.
4. Labor 13
Director Cecilia Albertini – 13 min. - Italy – 2018
A surrogate mother faces a harrowing dilemma when she’s asked to abort the baby she carries for another woman.
5. Piano terra
Director Natalino Zangaro - 15 min – Italy - 2018
Gloria, a young pregnant lady from a Roman suburb, helped by her friend, organizes to escape from prison. While in hospital, preparing to labour, she is constantly supervised as she must go to the jail soon after giving birth. In those circumstances, she meets a very different woman from her.
Programmi speciali library
1. At Dawn
2. Dead animals
3. Cleaning woman
4. The fox
5. Silence please
6. The happiest couple alive
7. Fake news
10. Royal blue
12. Dove si va da qui
13. I can stand
15. La strada vecchia
17. The electric chair
18. Dead animals
19. Mother of
20. Cleaning woman
21. We called it home
22. Carlotta's face
23. The happiest couple alive
24. The boogeywoman
26. The other
27. Birthday night
28. The dog man
29. Dig another grave
31. The Thwarted
32. Cena di aragoste (Lobster dinner) 14
33. Brodo di carne 8
34. Good intentions 9
35. Egg 12
36. Agouro 15
37. Mouth of truth 18