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2022 Online Program
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Seven recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 115 minutes. Each short is preceded by a director video. The audience will vote on their favorite short favorite short.

PLOT: In Southern Italy, there is a spot where the Greek mountains of the Othonoi island are visible. It is there, by the rocky shores, that five young friends end up in the ocean during a storm. Pati, the oldest one of them, disappears in the waves. When the adults of the town decide to stop their search, the young friends, who are certain that Pati was able to reach the Greek island, build a radio station to try to contact him. Waveland
DIRECTORS: Francesco Lorusso
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 17’17”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Broga Doite

PLOT: The personal journey of a motivated and determined biomedical researcher who was marked by the early loss of his mother during his childhood. Reimagine
DIRECTOR: Gianluca Mangiasciutti
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 11’48”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Tiny Distribution

PLOT: A summer day in the early 2000s, the young Sofia visits her grandparents in the countryside. She gets attached to the land and the wheat that her grandparents produce. Years later, a successful entrepreneurs, she reminisces on words and feelings of those magic and crucial moments. AltraTerra
DIRECTOR: Daniele Pignatelli
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 13’06”
GENRE: Environment/Social
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: During a game amongst friends, a boy gets lost in the wood becoming the witness of different events in a borderland and taking a painful look at History. Where are we? And most importantly, when? Perspective
DIRECTOR: Emanuela Ponzano
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 18’30”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Sayonara Film

PLOT: Amanda riunisce la sua famiglia per scattare una foto. Mira a uno scatto perfetto, ma tutto sembra andare a rotoli. Amanda si chiede se possa esistere la perfezione. Fiti
DIRECTOR: Eleonora Mozzi
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 11’17”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of Shorts Fit Distribucion

PLOT: A small town in Southern Italy is shocked by the death of Maria La Torre, a young dancer who has died of anorexia. Ester, a classmate who saw Maria as an ideal of beauty and talent, is to most shaken one. Tutu
DIRECTOR: Lorenzo Tiberia
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 15’00”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film Distribution

PLOT: Returning from a dinner party with friends, a young couple finds themselves locked outside their house, and must deal with what is left of their relationship. Ultimo
DIRECTOR: Tommaso Santambrogio
YEAR: 2021
LENGTH: 20’06”
GENRE: Drama
AWARDS: Nominated Best Short: David Donatello
SOURCE: Courtesy of Sayonara Film

TIMES: April 1, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time til 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 3
   

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