Join us for the launch of Italy Exported, our new short films program!
During feStivale 2019, we will screen the 20 finalists of our new Short Film Competition! The three winners of the San Diego Italian Film Festival Ristretto Awards — The Golden Ristretto, The Silver Ristretto, and The Artistic Director's Ristretto Special Award — will be announced and screened during the Gala. The Golden Ristretto and The Silver Ristretto Awards will be determined by an independent Jury: Beth Accomando (KPBS), Giuseppe Colella (Napoli Film Festival), David Fraschetti (VinDiego), Billy Gunn (MiraCosta College), Edda Manriquez (Les Femmes Underground), Yazdi Pithavala (Moviewallas), Valeria Rumori (IIC Los Angeles).
Tonight, we will screen 10 out of the 20 finalists, with three of the directors in attendance! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience and discuss the very latest in cinema art with the creators.
Ccà semu (30')
Director: Luca Vullo
Interview with Rossella (10'35'')
Director: Andrea Andolina
The Molisani Americans (13'25'')
Director: Giancarlo Iannotta - In attendance!
Italians by the Bay (23'25'')
Director: Annalisa Siagura - In attendance!
She Fights (15')
Director: Nicola Martini
Middle Lands (11'52'')
Director: Maria Conte
Doppio sei (Midnight) (7')
Director: Pierluigi Braca
Director: Alessia Cecchet - In attendance!
Quando la banda passò (15')
Director: Maurizio Forcella
Director: Uriel de Nola
The other 10 finalists will be screened during feStivale: Vale la pena, Butterflies in Berlin, Cyclamen, Scent of the Stars, The Same Name, The Looney Boxer, Postcard, The Place of Happiness, Shine, Beauty.