Focus on Italy

Focus on Italy

In this year’s FOCUS ON ITALY special, we are happy to present 6 animated short films made by outstanding Italian filmmakers, curated by Lucia Malerba and Niccolò Manzolini from Bologna. Subsequent our special guest, the animation artist Roberto Biadi from Turin, will present his work and give you an insight into his technique of transformation animation. The programme will be approx. 90 min.

Journal Animé

Journal Animé is an artistic improvisation carried out from day-to-day between 15th September and 15th November 2015, inspired by international events taken from the pages of the French newspaper “Libération”.

2016 / Italy
Donato Sansone
4 min 05 sec
2D Digital Animation

Mercurio

Mercurio is a kid who loves cycling. One day he is stopped by the Fascist regime and incarcerated in a transit camp, ready to be sent to a concentration camp. Forced to quickly become a man, he will try, fighting unarmed, to win against the horror of Fascism and gain absolute freedom.

2018 / Italy
Michele Bernardi
9 min 54 sec
2D Digital Animation

Alfio Antico

Alfio Antico is a Sicilian musician deeply attached to his land with its traditions and rituals, even when these are cruel and painful. Images of the wind, the earth and dreams merge in the company of riveting music based on the calls of street vendors.

2015 / Italy
Michele Bernardi
5 min 02 sec
2D Digital Animation

Egg

A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

2018 / Italy
Martina Scarpelli
12 min
2D / 3D Animation

Cosmoetico

What was it like, before the birth of the universe? Does reality exist just because we are able to perceive it? A girl tries to answer these big questions. In doing this, she imagines she can empty the universe to get to the very first portion of the cosmos.

2015 / Italy
Martina Scarpelli
4 min 47 sec
2D Digital Animation

La Nostra Storia

OUR STORY

Emigration is the shared experience of many people all over the world. The stories of today´s emigrants are the stories of our past. Their story is our story. It is everyone´s story.

2018 / Italy
Lorenzo Latrofa
4 min 31 sec
2D Digital Animation

Retrospective: Roberto Biadi

Our special guest, the animation artist Roberto Biadi from Turin presents his work and gives you an insight into his technique of transformation animation.

Roberto Biadi
40 min
Moderation in English