Once again this year the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (Itailian Short Film Center) in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has made available ten Italian short films.
The shorts will be released weekly starting Wednesday, September 9 and will be availalbe for one week.
Link and password will be released via email upon registration.
In Italian with English subtitles.
A huge bike accident breaks Joshua’s boyhood. Looking back at the videos of his childhood associated with his activity as a YouTuber, the film investigates the fragility of life and the perception of reality of a fifteen year old boy growing in the suburbs.
Sep 16 | Il fagotto by Giulia Giapponesi – 2019, 15′ | REGISTER HERE
Due to declining birthrate, a country is disappearing. The Government is applying harsh measures, and not just psychological ones: females who donn’t contribute to the demographic future of the country are a problem, thus every year they are called to the Government office to declare the reason why they haven’t had any babies in the past twelve months. In this out of time world, Bianca and Vittoria are completely at odds concerning their fertility time. They meet each other and are instantly driven to make a choice that could radically change their destiny.
Sep 23 | Senza tenere premuto by Paolo Strippoli – 2019, 13′ | REGISTER HERE
Chiara loves Instagram and she loves her followers. But when one night someone really starts following her, her life turns into a vortex of danger and desperation. Story after Story.
Sep 30 | Lella by Michele Capuano – 2019, 15′ | REGISTER HERE
On New Year’s Eve 1978, Edoardo receives an unexpected visit. It is one of his young acquaintances, shaken by a fixed thought he cannot get rid of. Once inside the house, the boy begins to tell his unforgettable clandestine love story with the beautiful Lella. A year and ten months of passion, culminating in an unconfessable secret.
Oct 7 | Il muro bianco by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi – 2019, 13′ | REGISTER HERE
A principal and a teacher conspire to protect their students from an invisible predator lurking inside their school. Based on a true story.
Oct 14 | A colloquio con Rossella by Andrea Andolina – 2019, 11′ | REGISTER HERE
Rossella is an old lady, mother and grandmother, very busy and full of interests. From a story by Gaia Tomassino.
Oct 21 | Amateur by Simone Bozzelli – 2019, 15′ | REGISTER HERE
It’s a hot afternoon. Serena is helping Christopher to study German. He is bored and prefers to record her with his cell phone. She doesn’t want him to but he likes it because she makes him laugh, especially when Serena acts like a little pig. And when Chistopher laughs she is happy. Through this game, the two grow closer and discover an unexpected intimacy.
Oct 28 | Veronica non sa fumare by Chiara Marotta – 2019, 20′ | REGISTER HERE
Veronica is 17 years old and for a long time she has been spying from afar a life different from hers, and she chose it for herself. When she finally manages to approach Alessia, she immerses herself completely in this new world that appears to be the same and at the same time different from what she imagined.
Nov 4 | Quando la banda passò by Maurizio Forcella – 2019, 15′
The historic musical band of Atri is to deal with the new mayor. Pnly by winning the regional band festival will they heal the debts contracted with the municipality and Ivan, the famous jazz trumper player who recently moved to the city, will have all the weight of the competition on his shoulders.
Nov 11 | Manica a vento by Emilia Mazzacurati – 2019, 19′
On the rides of Marina di Cecina, a Tuscan small town on the sea, a girls crosses, fearlessly and unconsciously, a track of bumper cars bear feet. She approaches a boxing machine and throws a record punch on the punchingball. Ten years have passed and the girls has grown up. Mara now lives in a room in her father’s decadent hotel, in the same town, by the sea. She can’t go out alone, From the window of her room, she takes polaroid pictures of a windsock on the beach at the same time every day.