ITALIAN SHORTS COMPETITION
Tea Falco, Matteo Rovere e Davide Bracco
di Grazia Tricarico
For its formal rigour and remarkable aesthetics, which manage to condense an absolutely original portrait in just a few sharp, essential frames, all while maintaining the ability to recount a dramatically evolving story with sensitivity and transporting the audience, the first prize goes to Mona Blonde by Grazia Tricarico.
di Valentina Carnelutti
For its capacity to immerse the spectator in a sensitive and personal childhood world though a story of unconditional love and tragedy and featuring perfectly chosen and directed actors, the festival's special mention goes to Recuiem by Valentina Carnelutti.
SCI-FI SHORTS COMPETITION
READY FOR THE FUTURE
Ivan Silvestrini, Tommaso Pincio
di Kibwe Tavares
A wonderful and touching revisiting of the story of Jonah, showing the dangers of cultural pollution and devastation, determined less by technology and more by tourism and its related speculations. The jury also appreciated the extraordinary quality of the animation effects, never used as an end in and of themselves but always aimed at conveying the sensation of disorientation in both time and space fatally brought by the cultural denaturing of a place.
di Maxim Schwartz
Which are more potent and deadly, the ghosts of the imagination or those of the home? This film offers a unique take on a theme already abundantly explored by the science-fiction genre, the last survivor of an apocalyptic catastrophe, focusing on a teenager forced to fight against his own inner monsters. The psychological aspects of the main character are well drawn despite the brevity of the work, which is animated by a notable tension and a skilled use of the camera. These qualities are even more surprising given that the filmmaker is just 13 years old.
THE AGE OF RUST
di Francesco Aber e Alessandro Mattei
Will we ever reach a time when cars must be protected like endangered species? Could their right to devastate the environment ever be recognized? Taking these questions as a starting point, the director of The Age of Rust presents a fascinating reversal of the conflict between machine and organic life through an ironic and highly effective ambiguous use of the documentary genre.
FOOD SHORTS COMPETITION
Matteo Oleotto, Fabrizio Ievolella and Kimberly Golding, Sebastian Sardo e Nicole Martorana
QUAND PASSE LE TRAIN
di Jérémie Reichenbach
The first prize in the international Food Shorts competition goes to Quand passe le train by Jeremie Reichenbach for the ability to discover the universal meaning of food as a vehicle for hope and cultural sharing in a unique and remote setting. We hope that this prize inspires the director to tell other stories as special and precious as this one.
di Carlo Vogele
Special mention goes to Wurst and its director Carlo Vogele, for managing in a short space of time to construct a world of sausages, believable down to the smallest details and able to feature food with unique irony and sensitivity.