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Children's Program
Twelve recent shorts will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 95 minutes. The program is geared toward an audience of children age 6-12 and includes short feature and animated films.
All children are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

PLOT: Every morning, a new toy robot wakes up in a boy’s bedroom. Pat
DIRECTOR: Adriano Candiago
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 5’10”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: BigRock

PLOT: In an apartment building in Italy where there are families coming from various countries, there is lots of music when is time to go to bed Buonanotte
DIRECTOR: Caterina De Mata
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 3’02”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Premiere Film

PLOT: The first time of a boy at a soccer stadium. Romolo
DIRECTOR: Lisa Riccardi
YEAR: 2011
LENGTH: 7’12”
GENRE: Short Film
SOURCE: Lisa Riccardi

PLOT: Adele and her brother Tobia have an incredible encounter while they are at their grandfather’s country house. Lassu
DIRECTOR: Teresa Paoli
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 13’00”
GENRE: Short Film
SOURCE: Solaria Film

PLOT: Two marionettes, a knight and a princess, try to give each other a kiss. Il Bacio
DIRECTOR: Adriano Candiago
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 5’10”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: BigRock

PLOT: A curious boy is trying to learn from his wizard teacher. Humus
DIRECTORs: Simone Cirillo, Simone Di Rocco, Dario Livietti, Alice Tagliapietra
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 7’22”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione di Torino

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: Short Film
SOURCE: Centro del Cortometraggio

PLOT: Two young hummingbirds are learning to fly. Lemon
DIRECTOR: Ilenia Cotardo
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 2’41”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Ilenia Cotardo

PLOT: While in detention at school, Giovanni and Tommaso continue to fight with their drawn monsters. Mostri
DIRECTORS: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 3’26”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti

PLOT: Carlotta is a girl with a vivid imagination. One day she must make a drawing of an animal whose name starts with an ‘m’. Mosca
DIRECTOR: Marco Di Gerlando
YEAR: 2015
LENGTH: 6’50”
GENRE: Short Film/Animation
SOURCE: Zuccherarte

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

PLOT: Carolina is a eight-year-old girl who is spending some time in her grandmother’s house in the Marche region. Radici
DIRECTOR: Alessia Gatti
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 20’00”
GENRE: Short Film
SOURCE: Alessia Gatti

TIMES: Salt Lake City: April 20, 6:00 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 26, 3:30 p.m.
  Detroit: May 5, 2:00 p.m.

  The Children's Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA, in collaboration with BigRock, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dipartimento Animazione di Torino, Centro del Cortometraggio, Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti, Premier Film, Solaria Film and Zuccherarte..