The Cisterna Film Festival – International Short Film Festival, organized by the Cultural Association MOBilitazioni Artistiche with the artistic direction of Cristian Scardigno, is about to start its sixth edition. The call for entry is already online. It is possible to send short films through the platforms FilmFreeway and Festhome. Works must have been produced after 1st January 2018 and the maximum duration allowed is 20 minutes. The shorts, which the artistic direction will choose, will be shown in July, in the courtyard of the historic Palazzo Caetani in Cisterna di Latina.
Our special location becomes the protagonist of an important revolution. The total graphic restyling of the logo. Minimal, stylized, refined. A square symbolically represents the courtyard seen from above, with its well, where many spectators of any age sat, during the evenings of the show. The new logo turns into the image of a festival that over the years has understood its identity and now wants to make it public.
News also for the prizes. In addition to the already known Jury Prize, Audience Prize, Next Generation Prize and the MOBilitazioni Artistiche Prize for Best Performer, there will be the Jury Grand Prize for Best Director and the Other Visions Prize, that makes this section competitive. Categories, all confirmed. The main COMPETITION; the one dedicated to under-18s, NEXT GENERATION, which will take place in June in the secondary schools of the area; OTHER VISIONS, with experimental and video-art shorts; FOCUS ON, intended for short films from a specific country or area, chosen by the Artistic Direction and International Festivals, embassies, cultural institutes.
Last year, the jury composed of Selene Caramazza (actress), Emanuela Mascherini (actress, writer, director), Susanna Pellis (film critic, creator and artistic director of the Irish Film Festa), Toni Trupia (director and screenwriter) and Ciro De Caro (director and screenwriter) honored Jeremy Comte’s short film Fauve (Canada), the story of two boys playing alone in a desert mine. The Audience Award to Yves Piat’s Nefta Football Club (France), another story about children, this time Tunisians and football lovers, who come across a lost mule in the middle of the desert on the Algerian border. This short received a 2020 Oscar Nomination.