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Six recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 85 minutes. Each short is preceded by a director video. The audience will vote on their favorite short

PLOT: It is Matilde’s first day of school and she is walking with her grandfather. Her father, Claudio, catches up to them and has a lot of mportant advice to give her. Matilde
DIRECTOR: Rosario Capozzolo
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 9’55”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution.

PLOT: A VHS tape in a videorecorder shows blurred images. These are the memories of the director who embarks in a narrative journey to reconstruct her past. Supereroi
DIRECTOR: Beatrice Baldacci
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 12’40”
GENRE: Biography
SOURCE: Courtesy of Elenfant Distribution.

PLOT: Today, is Amin’s birthday. He is very lively and outgoing. Like every child, he is looking forward to celebrate with his classmates. Festa
DIRECTOR: Hedi Krissane
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 14’57”
GENRE: Short Film
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film

PLOT: Two Italian prisoners are locked in a very small cell in a Nazi concentration camp. They take a pledge. Will they be able to keep their promises? Sarino
DIRECTOR: Valerio Filardo
YEAR: 2019
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Lights On.

PLOT: A young third generation Italian-Canadian re-discovers the sacrifices of his ancestors and the importance of cultural preservation. Farfalle
DIRECTORS: Ophelia Spinosa
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 13’39”
GENRE: Documentary
SOURCE: Courtesy of director.

PLOT: Naples, August 1971. Today Fofò wears a new shirt and he looks like his father. He’s still a little boy, but since his father is no longer there, he has become the man of the house. Una cosa mia
DIRECTOR: Giovanni Dota
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 9’58”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film.

TIMES: November 13, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time til 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 15

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