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Eight recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 105 minutes. Each short is preceded by a director video. The audience will vote on their favorite short favorite short.

PLOT: March 2020. In the midst of the lockdown, a tour of a Rome free of its usual chaos along with the lines of a Gioacchino Belli’s poem. Er collera
DIRECTORS: Matteo de Laurentiis & Katia Franco
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 7’47”
GENRE: Documentary
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: Giuseppe is a young man missing his left hand. When he meets Viola, he hides his condition and pretendes to be a pianist. Viola, on the other hand, says she is a dancer. Schiacciapensieri
DIRECTOR: Domenico Modaferri
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 13’19”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Zen Movie

PLOT: Christian is trying hard to bring his younger brother Giulio to school. It sounds easy, but it isn’t for them. Also, Christian works as a builder and his job starts at the same time his brother is supposed to get to school. Giusto
DIRECTOR: Valentina Casadei
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 15’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Tiny Distribution

PLOT: Alice works in a gas station and doesn’t play music anymore. She has buried inside her passion for music, but one day, she meets her former music teacher and starts wondering if she has waited too long. GasStation
DIRECTOR: Olga Torrico
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 10’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution

PLOT: In a small village in Southern Italy inhabited mostly by old residents, a mayor has an idea to fight the depopulation trend: making a video to promote the town as a tourist destination. Micono
DIRECTOR: Alessandro Porzio
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 15’
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Zen Movie .

PLOT: A collection of stories told by Donato Mucciante, born in 1931 in Castel del Monte, Abruzzo. He was a shepherd from the age of ten until the late 70's and still lives in his native village. Armentario
DIRECTOR: Julian Civiero
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 7’20”
GENRE: Documentary
SOURCE: Courtesy of the Film Director

PLOT: Mariano Astuzzi was a magician, a true magician. His life was tormented by the inability to control his magic. Mariano disappeared a few years ago. This documentary traces his life. Mago
DIRECTOR: Francesco d’Antonio
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 13’40”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution

PLOT: Megalie is the 14-year-old daughter of Senegalese parents. She was born and raised in Italy. Her class prepares for a school trip to Paris, but for Megalie, that trip appears as an unattainable dream. La gita
DIRECTOR: Salvatore Allocca
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 14’35”
GENRE: Drama/Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Zen Movie

TIMES: November 12, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time til 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 13
   

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