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Ten shorts around the world

The Italian Short Film Center, in collaboration with the The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will make ten short films available free of charge for the whole of 2018 to Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes. The shorts have been chosen among the most significant and representative of the last few years and will be screened in the course of events organized by the various Italian diplomatic missions. The selection spans from comedy to drama, to the documentary, a sort of overview of contemporary shorts production. Each short is accompanied by a technical data sheet and photographs which may be downloaded, free of charge, by the Italian diplomatic representations.

The Italian diplomatic missions interested in the shorts listed should apply to the

Non-Italian festivals, institutions or other subjects interested in these shorts are asked to apply only if their programs are organized jointly with Italian diplomatic representations.

Ab Ovo
2016  – 25’ – Luca Ferri

In a deserted and hostile paradise, between mountains of sand and solitary camels on a perpetual journey, life is renewed with a promise of love in the shade of a lone tree. Adam and Eve have a chance.

2017 – 15’ – Alberto Viavattene

Night. An abusive nurse wanders through the halls of a nursing home. She integrates her salary by secretly selling prescription drugs to junkies and stealing from the most vulnerable patients. The only thing she hates more than her job is old people. Upon entering room 12, occupied by three sisters, she discovers that one of them has just turned one-hundred years old: there must be a birthday present somewhere… that will change their lives forever.

2018 –14’ – Alessandro Grande

Samira is Tunisian, she is 10 years old and lives illegally in Italy with her father and her 17-year-old brother. One night she will find herself alone facing a problem that is just too big for her.

2017 – 15’ – Rossella Inglese

Denise is a teenager obsessed by what people think of her. Aware of being constantly observed by a camera, she exposes herself to the viewer in a fierce and provocative way.

2017 – 20’ – Gianluca Manzetti

A little insect inside an electric circuit triggers the alarm of an apartment. This little event will be the meeting beetween the nephew of the apartment’s owner, an old unstable neighbor, and the eccentric block’s security guard. They will find themselves locked in a vortex of misunderstandings and violence. The same existential condition of the little insect within the circuit.

2017 – 15’ – Cristina Puccinelli

A girl wakes up in a strange room, not remembering anything about the night before, not even when she sees the boy who’s hosting her. She starts to be afraid.

2016 – 16’ – Gianluca Manzetti

Agostino and Annalisa are a bizzarre young couple who are in one of those mornings in which Agostino is having an audition not before he had made an auspicious ritual. The madness with which they face this rite will come to touch a peak of grotesque comedy.

2016 – 7’ – Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi

When a Syrian refugee has to cross the Italian border, she discovers that only one thing can save her: her breath.

2017 – 17’ – Maurizio Forcella

To cook the best food in the world it takes special ingredients.

2017 – 23’ – Roberto Cinardi

Nathan hasn’t seen another person in decades, ever since the bombs fell and life on earth almost completely vanished. His is an empty world, but he’s not alone.

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