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Shorts at Home
Sixteen recent short films are presented in an online short film program The audience votes on their favorite short

PLOT: After a tiring journey, a B movie Japanese director and her successful screenwriter arrive in Matera to scout locations and make arrangements with the local administrators for a film of imminent production Kolossal
DIRECTOR: Antonion Andrisani
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 10'39"
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Premiere Film Distribution
TIMES: March 28 - April 3

PLOT: Behind a meeting between a young man and a young woman there is a new form of socialization. HappyHour
DIRECTOR: Fabrizio Benvenuto
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 13'
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Premiere Film Distribution
TIMES: April 4 - April 10

PLOT: Two marionette, a knight and a princess, try to give each other a kiss. The Kiss
DIRECTOR: Adriano Candiago
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 5'10"
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: BigRock
TIMES: April 4 - April 10

PLOT: The story of a high-rise condominium's own television station set in Bologna. Teletorre
DIRECTOR: Vito Palmieri
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 15'
GENRE: DocuDrama
SOURCE: Elenfant Distribution
TIMES: April 8 - April 14

PLOT: Barbara, a 90s showgirl who was fired because of a public blunder on live TV, is trying to resurrect her fame. Stars real-life mother and daughter actresses Lidia Vitale and Blu Yoshimi. Soubrette
DIRECTOR: Marco Mingolla
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 14'
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Premiere Film Distribution 
TIMES: April 11 - April 17

PLOT: A girl enters a store to order a personal imaginary pet. Bottega
DIRECTOR: Collective student work
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 6'01"
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: BigRock
TIMES: April 11 - April 17

PLOT: Filmmaker David Battistella collaborates with Florentine legend Luciano Artusi to bring you a glimpse of the Florentine Easter Tradition, cancelled in 2020 for the first time in hundreds of years. This writer and filmmaker combined to create the film, while in complete lockdown and isolation in Italy. They created the film as a contribution to lifting people’s spirits and to demonstrate their mutual love of Florence. Pasqua
DIRECTOR: David Battistella
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 10'
GENRE: Documentary
SOURCE: David Battistella
TIMES: April 11 - April 17

PLOT: A hilarious mockumentary about a group of "young" old people who decides to occupy a recreational center. Barca
DIRECTOR: Adam Selo
YEAR: 2016
LENGTH: 18'
GENRE: Mokumentary
SOURCE: Elenfant Distribution
TIMES: April 15 - April 21

PLOT: Giulio is six and he's allergic to strawberries. One day, his mom discovers him eating strawberries. To avoid being punished, Giulio closes himself in the bathroom where he discovers a new world. Fragole
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Sasha Codaglio
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 15'
GENRE: Commedia
SOURCE: Premiere Film Distribution 
TIMES: April 18 - April 24

PLOT: A charming animated short about an unexpected meeting in an attic during a stormy evening Kaboo
DIRECTOR: Red27 Team
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 3'
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: BigRock
TIMES: April 18 - April 24

PLOT: The story of young Giovanni who, armed with a wooden sword and a musketeer's harness, decides to fight his fears to protect his father from a local mafioso. The child will become the well-known Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone. Musketeer
DIRECTOR: Vito Palumbo
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 19'
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Elenfant Distribution
TIMES: April 22 - April 28

PLOT:

A young astronaut is determined to complete her mission!

Stella
DIRECTORS: Roberto D'Ippolito and Gaia Bonsignore
YEAR: 2917
LENGTH: 15'
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Premiere Film Distribution
TIMES: April 25 - May 1

PLOT: Gianni, a boy of Chinese background attends an Italian school. His teacher asks him to help a new classmate who is coming from very far away. Krenk
DIRECTOR: Tommaso Santi
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 14'48"
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Centro del Cortometraggio
TIMES: April 25 - May 1

PLOT: A journey around the magic island of Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the director, you will visit the incredible places of this land and discover the great values of its culture. Surfing is the key that makes this a great adventure! Roots
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Piu
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 26'
GENRE: Documentario
SOURCE: Elenfant Distribution
TIMES: April 29 - May 5

PLOT: Federico is an introverted and lonely child. A meeting with an old artist from Senegal helps him discover his talent and teachs him to see others for what they are. Tratto
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Stevanon
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 15'
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Redibis
TIMES: May 2 -May 8

PLOT: When the Italian soccer team is defeated and out of the 2018 World Cup, a group of young people decide to organize a parallel world championship in a town square. Mondiale
DIRECTOR: Vito Palmieri
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 15'
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Elenfant Distribution
TIMES: May 6 -May 12

  The Shorts at Home Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA.
All films are courtesy of the distributor.