As for the past two editions, the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival will present Young Filmmakers at Ca’ Foscari, with the screening of the short movies realized by Ca’ Foscari University students who attended the Digital Cinema Course. The course started in 2015 thanks to the collaboration of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, and the Ca’ Foscari Challenge School.
The Digital Cinema Course allows a motivated group of students whose interests revolve around the different fields of film making to enlarge their knowledge and skills through a program that allows them to explore the main branches of the “cinema” career, focusing both on theoretic and practical aspects. The students were coordinated by Luca Pili and they were guided through the various learning and studying stages by experts of the field such as Tobia Tomasi, Giuliana Muscio, Masha Starec (in memory of whom the short movie is dedicated), Lisa Castagna, Carlo Montanaro, Marco Bassano, Davide Tiso, Igor Imhoff and Gabriele Coassin. Each of them has accompanied the students in a different phase of the short movie production: from storyboard to screenplay, from post-production to editing. All this in addition to the days spent studying the set from every angle, in front and behind the camera.
The short movie the students will present is to be regarded as their end-of-the-course “performance”. It will be a free adaptation, in a dark comedy style, of Dino Buzzati’s fantasy short story “Giorni Perduti” (Lost Days) in the collection “Le notti difficili”, 1971.
With irony and imagination, this memorable portrait of human existence ultimately leads us to the “day of reckoning”, when “owning” and “donating” are evaluated and we must face our conscience and inner selves on how much was lost and how much gained.
I GIORNI PERDUTI / LOST DAYS (Ca’ Foscari University, 2017, 8’00”)
Film Director(s): Roberto Andriolo, Yuri Barbiero, Annalaura Cattelan, Silvia Clementi, Carlo Croce, Emiliana Forestiere, Francesca Gastoldi, Valentina Gnes, Francesco Maman, Matteo Marzano, Giovanni Mineo, Fabio Naccari, Luigi Pianezzola, Andrea Righetto, Margherita Tagliaferro, Gaia Vianello.
“I giorni perduti”, one of Buzzanti most famous short stories, is a yearning and moving reflection on how time goes by full of missed opportunities. It was used as the starting point for the short movie, which follows indeed an independent path. Kazirra is a grey and repressed businessman. In the film, his story has the tones of a black and grotesque comedy, which takes shape in the meeting with a Mephistophelian deliveryman, who will lead him to facing his own past.