WINNER FIRST VIDEO-CONTEST SHORT&SUSTAINABILITY:
Elena Faggioli con Sostenibilità Ca’ Foscari
Corinne Mazzoli e Tobia Tomasi with All you can eat
Ugo Di Fenza with Questa storia fa acqua da tutte le parti
One of the main features of the third edition of the Ca’Foscari Short Film Festival is the attention towards environmental issues. Among the many projects the collaboration between Ca’ Foscari Cinema and Sustainable Ca’ Foscari, an initiative promoted by the Venetian university aimed to activate projects on sustainability issues. It intends to widen its sustainability perspective on economical, social and environmental issues with a commitment clearly outlined in a document: the Sustainability Commitment Charter. The Charter aims to set ambitious goals on a long-term strategic and operational plan. Ca’ Foscari Short is proud to be part of this project, a festival designed by young people for young people, always careful and watching out for technological developments, innovations and other sustainability-related issues. It is in this perspective that the Festival has decided to exclusively use digital catalogues (discarding paper ones), richer and more interactive, which can meet all sorts of needs, thanks to a double version: thepdf format, with its full of video clips, photogalleries, audio inserts and links to wrap the festival into a single file, while thee-book version is slighter and conceived to be always at hand and available on any device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader). The Ca’Foscari Cinems and Sustainable Ca’ Foscars approaches merge into this zero-impact project which engages artists in first person.
In this framework, the first video-contest Short & Sustainability was conceived, addressed to people under the age of 35, either students or not. The competition aims to encourage young talents to re-think the concept of sustainability in one of its forms in an original and proposing way. Three are the broad categories where to draw one’s ideas from: environmental, social and economic.
The use of low energy consumption instruments within anyone’s reach is also promoted, such as smartphones and digital cameras, since they have become more and more advanced and able to provide excellent results, without the need for expensive professional equipment.
The works were submitted to the accurate selection of a jury careful to both the artistic merit and the incisiveness of the concept. Led by the cinema expert and historian Carlo Montanaro, the jury is made up of Ca’ Foscari students, assisted by some Sustainable Ca’Foscari representatives, who helped them interpret the concept of sustainability.