Festival Cinematografico
Internazionale

Prima Edizione Novembre 2020
COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA – TUSCANY – ITALY

Festival Cinematografico
Internazionale

Prima Edizione Novembre 2020
COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA
TUSCANY – ITALY

Concorso Ufficiale

Tutte le grandi culture hanno nella propria radice il racconto di un grande “viaggio”. Basti guardare all’Esodo del popolo ebraico, il viaggio degli Argonauti, ma anche l’Iliade, il viaggio di Ulisse, e la Divina Commedia di Dante col suo viaggio attraverso gli inferi per giungere al Paradiso.
L’uomo viaggia e cammina da sempre, per terra e per mare: è “L’uomo VIATOR”, l’essere viandante. Un uomo in cammino verso un compimento: si guardi Enea, San Paolo. Il viaggio è una dimensione archetipica, di tipo iniziatico, di passaggio: da una situazione di imperfezione a un livello di perfezione. Il viaggio dell’eroe! Le prove da superare. Il viaggio nel racconto, tramandato… il viaggio nelle fiabe “Cammina, cammina…”
Perché il valore del viaggio è in sostanza il cambiamento, in questo triangolo che ha come lati… il sogno, il viaggio e la purificazione. E dunque il viaggio come metafora della vita. La Via Francigena è fil rouge del viaggio, inteso come cammino, appunto: una via di comunicazione, ma anche di scambi culturali, di contaminazioni di tradizioni, di usi e costumi, di condivisione, di commercio, ma anche e soprattutto una via di crescita morale e spirituale.

Ecco i 22 Cortometraggi in Concorso alla Prima Edizione del Festival Internazionale FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL.
Ognuno con la sua idea e interpretazione o ispirazione dal viaggio.
Perché come scrive Dante:
“Fatti non foste a viver come bruti, ma per seguir virtute e canoscienza.”

A BARCA

Director: Nilton Resende
Country of origin: Brazil
Length: 19.03
Plot: On Christmas Eve, two women engage in dialogue in a barge as it glides over the waters of a dark, icy pond.

AYAAN

Director: Alies Sluiter
Country of origin: Australia
Length: 17.15
Plot: When escaped asylum seeker Ayaan encounters an Aboriginal man on a remote Australian beach, she must decide whether to trust him or attempt the 400km journey to the nearest city, on foot and alone.

BLUE

Director: Francesco Térèse
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 14.37
Plot: If Iliad and Odyssey are the result of 700 years of oral narrative, then this work can be considered as the achievement of the last 60 years of our life.

CARMENTIS

Director: Antony Webb
Country of origin: Australia
Length: 15.00
Plot: Mark, a stricken miner, wakes to find himself injuried on the desolate planet of Carmentis.

COLPA DEL MARE

Director: Igor di Giampaolo, Giuseppe D’Angella
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 15.00
Plot: One morning dozens and dozens of drug packs appeared on the shore, spit out from the sea during the night. Within a few weeks, the competent authorities trie to clarify.

THE CONSERVATIONIST

Director: Ken White
Country of origin: U.S.A.
Length: 11.57
Plot: Trying to escape his complicity in an environmental disaster, a gifted economist retreats into an Eden of his own making, but…

DIO ESISTE

Director: Antonio Benedetto
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 15.00
Plot: In the mist of a mystical awakening, Angelo acknowledges God’s existence and feels compelled to confess. Father Calvary welcomes him into his church.

ECHDYSIS

Director: Roscoe Portelli, William Stanforth
Country of origin: Australia
Length: 14.29
Plot: In a small rural town, a beaten middle-aged woman reaches breaking point as her cruel, con-artist husband attempts to corrupt a rookie police officer.

ELEPHANT BIRD

Director: Masoud Soheili
Country of origin: Afghanistan
Length: 15.00
Plot: A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey.

EL FLORECER DE UN BOMBISTO

Director: Nicolàs Stefanazzi
Country of origin: Argentina
Length: 19:52
Plot: In a small town, an old luthier asks José to deliver his last drums to the next town. José accepts and a two hundred kilometers road waits for him with his drums and no money.

HERSTORY

Director: Simon Barletti
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 20.00
Plot: A based-on-interviews mockumentary about Adriane Chraïbi: a young female scientist who creates a mind reader device which changes the role of the women in the scientific communities worldwide.

KAHALA

Director: Tarun Jain
Country of origin: India
Length: 15.22
Plot: Not much before, an African student could realise what it meant to be in an alien country, he was already a victim of hatred because of his skin color.

LETTERE DA CASA

Director: Simone Cicalò
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 5.55
Plot: Raimondo is an elderly man, he is forced to stay at home because of the lockdown. After a few months of quarantine he decides to write a letter to his grandchildren.

LULLABY

Director: Javid Sobhani
Country of origin: Iran
Length: 8.09
Plot: In the darkness of the dark, someone’s knocking at the door…

MADONNE

Director: Maurizio Lombardi
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 7:00
Plot: Love doesn’t define, love endures. What happens if in a normal tram two teenagers decide to fall in love.

MALAKOUT

Director: Farnoosh Abedi
Country of origin: Iran
Length: 11.24
Plot: Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece…

THE RECEPTIONIST

Director: Giuseppe Piva
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 19.00
Plot: Clara has promised her father to look after their hotel in the woods. There is no one but her and the stressful waiting for any customer to arrive.

RIDE WITH THE GUILT

Director: Dario Bocchini
Country of origin: England
Length: 9.59
Plot: Two women meet in a car during a rainy night, a crime has been committed, only one of them knows why.

SENZA DI ME

Director: Alessandro Cialli, Tommaso Rotolo
Country of origin: Italy
Length: 10.00
Plot: Two friends are arguing about the chance to invest all their money on a dangerous real estate transaction: is it safe?!

SYCAMORE
Director: Mahmet Tigli
Country of origin: Turkey
Length: 14.50
Plot: An old man spends the day wandering the streets of Istanbul. He communicates with the trees and seagulls rather than other people.

UTOPIA

Director: Kosta Nikas
Country of origin: Australia
Length: 15.00
Plot: In a not too distant future, two friends meet eachother again: but things are changed.

YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT

Director: Aglaja Filipovic
Country of origin: Serbia
Length: 14.45
Plot: Sunny and Hannah are living together in the big city. Sunny is aspiring actress and she’s intensely preparing for her new play to premiere.