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Seven recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 82 minutes. Each short is preceded by a director video. The audience will vote on their favorite short.

PLOT: In a colorful future, two historical protagonists of world cinema travel through a “filmesque” journey in front of a circus tent. Filmesque
DIRECTOR: Vincenzo De Sio
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 2’45”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: An Afghani refugee arrives in Italy with his goat and seeks asylum for both. Magic Alps
DIRECTOR: Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 15’
GENRE: Drama
AWARDS: • Nominated Best Short: David di Donatello
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: Behind a meeting between a young man and a young woman there is a new form of socialization. Happy Hour
DIRECTOR: Fabrizio Benvenuto
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 13’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: Gemma and Marcello are about to marry. They have waited a long time for this moment. There is very little time before the ceremony and they are filled with emotion,expectations and fear. Gemma and Marcello are not an ordinary couple. SugarLove
DIRECTOR: Laura Luchetti
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 9’
GENRE: Stop-motion animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: The story of Paola Clemente, a farm worker who died under the toil of a day in the fields, told through the words of the subsequent judicial investigation. La giornata
DIRECTOR: Pippo Mezzapesa
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 10’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution

PLOT: Sandro works in a warehouse during the day and impersonates Elvis at night. After a memorable performance in a night club, a manager proposes to him a tour in China. Elvis
DIRECTORS: Andrea Della Monica
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 7’
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution

PLOT: When the Italian soccer team is defeated and out of the 2018 World Cup, a group of young people decides to organize a parallel world championship in a town square. Il mondiale in piazza
DIRECTOR: :Vito Palmieri
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 15’
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution

TIMES: Cleveland: April 19, 7:00 p.m.
  Salt Lake City: April 20, 8:00 p.m.
  Madison: April 23, 8:30 p.m.
  Kansas City: April 25,7:00 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 27, 10:30 a.m.
  Detroit: April 27, 5:00 p.m.
  Portland: April 28, 3:00 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 28, 3:00 p.m.
  Chicago: May 3, 5:30 p.m.

  The Short Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA.