Every edition is created from a concept developed by an artistic director chosen among the Italian filmmaking new generation. We involve the directors into a curatorial experience that has the goal of empowering film literacy and film culture in all its possibilities.
We engage with directors in in-depth conversation about their work. We then bring the public to watch their short and we develop a debate with the public as well. Our spectators usually are film enthusiast or come from the industry. For us, it is all about the content and the form of the film.
He is a film producer, director and distributor. He was born in Pescara (Abruzzo, Italy) in 1994 and currently lives in Rome, where he graduated cum laude in 2016 in Modern Literature with the thesis “Virtual reality and image culture in the civilization of entertainment”. He founded the production company called Il Varco and produced 16 short films, 3 feature films and the edition of 5 books. He’s the artistic director of Il Varco – International Short Film Festival, Italy. He also founded the monthly screening Short Days in Rome and the Abruzzi’s film screening “New Abruzzi Cinema” in Pescara and the film distribution Gargantua Film. His film productions were featured in more than 120 festivals all around the world including Venice SIC@SIC, Camerimage, Rotterdam IFFR, In the Palace, Drama, Cyprus, Rome Film Festival. As a director, he shot “Onyricon” in 2015, “Spettri” in 2017, “Materia Celeste” in 2019 and “Polepole” in 2021. In 2020 he worked alongside Werner Herzog for his film Accelerator in Leticia, Colombia, in which he developed the filmed correspondence “Letters to Herzog”. He was among the finalists of Premio Zavattini 2021/2022.
Graduated in Communication Sciences, she specializes in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production. Since 2008 he has been working in Rome, gaining experience with realities such as Alba Produzioni, Indi Cinema Italia, CGS – Cinecircoli Giovanili Socioculturali. In 2009 he moved to South Africa and worked for a year in Cape Town, starting to incubate the idea of developing a creative hub of cultural production. Her numerous study, work and training trips abroad have allowed her to develop a new vision on sector dynamics of the current market. Since 2011 he has been working as a producer and executive for film and audiovisual production companies in Italy and for three years he is part of the cultural association ZEN.movie. Since 2015 he has produced independent projects by investing in directors and stories, in 2018 he created Insolita Film, a film and creative production center that aims to bring art and culture into companies.