- December 21, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
December 21 is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and so the day in which short films are celebrated worldwide. The first edition was organized by the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée in France in 2011. It has rapidly spread throughout Europe and today takes place in 50 countries around the world. The aim is to offer a showcase of short films to the general public, to people who are not festival goers or do not have access to specialized programs. The Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (the Italian Short Film Centre) proposes a program of recent Italian shorts of various genres and on different formats. The goal is to provide the general public with an overview of where young Italian filmmakers are heading and what the trends of tomorrow will be.
This event is organized by the Consolato Generale d’Italia in Vancouver.
Admission is free, but RSVP is required: [email protected]
Seven Italian Short Films chosen by the Italian Short Film Centre
L’attesa del maggio (The Wait of May)
by Simone Massi, 2014, 8’ – animation
The month of May, the blackbird: they hide while they sing.
La salita (The Ascent)
by Francesca Barison, 2015, 10’ – fiction
A young soldier of the First World War tries to escape from war to reach the safeness; his journey it will be the passage of his soul from hell (war and humanity) to heaven, through the magnificent nature of the Alps. His spirit will be accompanied by the evanescent figure of the old shepherd, who will be the soldier’s guide.
by Giovanni Aloi, 2015, 14’ – fiction
Italy, during the year 2015, Ali, a Tunisian immigrant working in asbestos removal receives the visa which will allows his wife and daughter to join him. To get ready to welcome his family, he must do a radical choice.
Lo so che mi senti (I know you can hear me)
by Francesca Mazzoleni, 2014, 16’ – fiction
Michele and Tommy are a father and a son united by the same particularity: they are both deaf. However, this does not mean that they truly understand each other’s needs and feelings. In a journey by car to the end of the night, Michele will try to take away his son to start a new life together.
by Milena Tipaldo, Francesca Marinelli, 2014, 7’ – animation
In two personal episodes (‘Blood will out’ and ‘Mommy Triceratops’) the authors tell us, with humor and tenderness, about their mothers and the weight of their indisputable legacy.
Ménage à trois
by Emanuele Daga, 2015, 13’ – fiction
It’s a day like anyone else for Laura, until love knocks at her door… nothing, however, will prevent misfortune!
Frankie (Italian Roulette)
by Francesco Mazza, 2015, 19’ – fiction
The struggle of an italian 30-something immigrant to live his American Dream in New York City.
Free admission. Some scenes may be disturbing to some viewers.