New Year, new edition: at the opening of 2019 the Cisterna Film Festival is back again! The announcement of the International Short Film Festival is already online and it’s possible to submit for the new edition by sending your short films through FilmFreeway and Festhome platforms.

All the categories already launched in the previous editions are confirmed. The competitive categories: COMPETITION – for fiction short films with a maximum duration of 20 minutes – and NEXT GENERATION – dedicated to the under 18s and that will take place in June, inside the secondary schools of our surroundings. The non-competitive categories: OTHER VISIONS, formed by experimental and video art and FOCUS ON, for short films in a specific country chosen by the Artistic Direction in agreement with International Festivals, embassies and cultural institutes.

The Cisterna Film Festival – International Short Film Festival since its starting in 2015 is organized by the Cultural Association for MOBilitazioni Artistiche with the artistic direction of Cristian Scardigno. In its first four years it has proved to be a valid means to enhance and promote cinematographic art in the form of short film within the provincial territory. It has also become an essential appointment for the cultural scene of Cisterna di Latina, surrounded by several historical and landscape beauties, to help to increase tourism.

Many important names had taken part in the event during these years, applauded by an increasingly numerous audience. In 2018, were present as members of the jury Filippo Ticozzi (documentary filmmaker, awarded at the Torino Film Festival 2017 for “Moo Ya”), Giovanni Anzaldo (actor, protagonist of “Non è un paese per giovani” by Giovanni Veronesi), Paolo Bogna (Producer with Kimerafilm of “Non essere cattivo” by Claudio Caligari and the recent “Ride” by Valerio Mastrandrea), Michele Fofi and Peppe Barbera (artistic directors of the Civitanova Film Festival), who handed the award to “Nightshade” by Shady El-Hamus. Director Renato Chiocca and Professor Davide Bennato presented their works in afternoon appointments, while among the most acclaimed guests there were Giorgio Cantarini (who became famous as a child for having acted in “La vita è bella” by Roberto Benigni) and Marco Bonini, theatre, cinema and TV actor, as well as producer and screenwriter. Bonini presented the project Every Child Is My Child, a non-profit organization born from a group of artists and citizens to defend and protect Syrian children.

It will be possible to participate in the competition until March 31, 2019. The works, which will be chosen by artistic direction, will be shown in the historic Palazzo Caetani di Cisterna di Latina in July.