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Eight recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting 107 minutes. Each short is preceded by a director video. The audience will vote on their favorite short favorite short.

TITLE: Eternal Rest Recomaterna
PLOT: Chiara, a 10-year-old girl, throws a stone at her little brother. Frightened, she runs away and hides at grandma Enza's house; to distract her, the woman will tell her a ghost story revealing an important truth.
DIRECTOR: Giuseppe Sangiorgi
YEAR: 2023
LENGTH: 10’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

TITLE: The Sea That Moves Things Mare
PLOT: Massimo is the owner of a beach resort where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Everything has changed since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The encounter with an African boy will give him the opportunity to understand that he is still able to care for others.  
DIRECTOR: Lorenzo Marinelli
YEAR: 2022
LENGTH: 15’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Shorts Fit Distribucion

TITLE: Lost Traces Tracce perdute
PLOT: An old inspector and a clumsy assistant investigate the mystery of a missing elderly man. There are not traces of his family and a kidnapping is suspected. To solve the mystery they’ll need to go further through their family history, missing loved ones and illnesses that nurture memories.  
DIRECTOR: Gianluca Gloria
YEAR: 2022
LENGTH: 10’
GENRE: Mystery
SOURCE: Courtesy of Shorts Fit Distribucion

TITLE: Sky(pe) skype
PLOT: From heaven, a father manages to video-call his son.  
DIRECTORS: Riccardo Menicatti, Bruno Ugioli
YEAR: 2024
LENGTH: 7’
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Alpha Film

TITLE: Just As Well Menomale
PLOT: Peppe, a nurse from Naples, helps his girlfriend Anna to move to the town where she is going to work as a teacher. On a warm September afternoon, the couple will try to figure out what will become of their young love story..  
DIRECTOR: Alberto Palmiero
YEAR: 2023
LENGTH: 14’
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Sayonara Film

TITLE: Ignoti Ignoti
PLOT: Zena and her son Maurizio never miss an evening TV show where participants have to guess family relationships based on common traits. When she mentions her wish to take part in the show, her son tries to dissuade her, but only because he has a secret he can’t confess.  
DIRECTOR: Giuseppe Brigante
YEAR: 2023
LENGTH: 13’
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

TITLE: The Snow Will Cover All Things Neve
PLOT: In a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, a couple struggles to find balance while waiting for an outcome that could change their lives.  
DIRECTOR: Daniele Babbo
YEAR: 2022
LENGTH: 14’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Tiny Distribution

TITLE: Lisianthus Lisianthus
PLOT: Teo and his grandmother Alda start accepting online orders to restore the business of their flower shop. When they have to handle the correspondence of two lovers, Teo will feel very involved in the fate of this love story.  
DIRECTORS: Michele Cardano, Francesco Bolognesi
YEAR: 2024
LENGTH: 13’
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

ORARIO: Detroit: April 5, 7:00 p.m.
  Detroit: April 13, 5:00 p.m.
  Phoenix: April 21, 1:00 p.m.
  St. Louis: April 21, 3:00 p.m.
  Portland: April 21, 4:00 p.m.
  Cleveland: April 24, 7:00 p.m.
  Kansas City: April 25, 6:30 p.m

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