Young Filmmakers at Ca’ Foscari


Also this year the 2019 edition of the Short will dedicate a special program to film productions closely linked to our University, i.e. films made by our students or intended for the Ca’ Foscari community, and especially those shot by the students who have attended our Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking. Five are going to be the moments specifically related to cinema: the feature film made by the students of the Master class which took place during the last academic year; a short movie made in co-operation with the Municipality of Venice to promote sustainable tourism;  a “video-creative challenge” dedicated to the BAUM Library for Humanistic studies at Ca’ Foscari University; a short movie dedicated to the Alumni community of Ca’ Foscari, and finally the music video “Hold me” for the Silverado Country Band. Five different experiences that once again demonstrate the importance and attention that Ca’ Foscari University gives to the art of filmmaking.

 

Gli Inaffidabili (The Unreliables)

Director: Santiago Marcorà

Sinossi/Synopsis: A brainstorming session of three screenwriters who have been asked to write a movie script commissioned by an unmerciful producer overnight, takes place within the walls of a chaotic creative forge, an office pervaded by the smell of ciders and chilli sauce. Constantly put under pressure by the constant phone calls by the evil editor Dr. Escript, the three manage to produce ten (unfinished) movie subjects, between a sip of whiskey and a bite of Mexican food. After going through mental trips from Japan to Mexico, experimenting different genres and eccentric narrative styles, the writers eventually have to face the judgment of their superiors…

Loosely based on the novel “If on a winter’s night a traveler” by Italo Calvino, a meta-literary work centered around the meaning of reading analyzed through a narrative frame story, the movie produced and directed by the students of the Master in Fine Arts in Filmaking is the result of a special adaptation challenge. From a novel that tells about of the importance of storytelling that turns its own reader into the main character, to a movie that is a humble eulogy of expressive freedom of the seventh art, a film that plays both with the cinema genres and its stereotypes, by using a whole range of narrative patterns that never seem to bring the stories to an end, which is a way of respecting the spirit of Calvino’s book.

“Santiago Marcorà” is a collective name for the direction made by all the students of the Master in the single parts of which the film is composed: Giuseppe Andreatta, Vieri Bacciocchi, Michele Bellantuono, Andrea Bernadette Bonea, Marcello Bonini, Federico Bordin, Flavio Brunelli, Filippo Pio Castagna, Laura Civiero, Leone De Vero, Ilaria Di Martino, Annika Fontanazzi, Alberto Gerotto, Edoardo Gottin, Diletta Guidolin, Maria Claudia Gurgone, Giovanni Miseri, Mattia Monfrinotti, Celeste Piccoli, Irene Simoncini, Federico Turra, Stefania Zadra

Interpreti (in ordine alfabetico)/Cast (in alphabetical order): Giuseppe Alfano, Giuseppe Andreatta, Domenica Baggio, Glensa Basei, Michele Bellantuono, Andrea Bianchi, Andrea Bernadette Bonea, Marcello Bonini, Federico Bordin, Rosemarie Brisciana, Flavio Brunelli, Micol Buccilli, Martina Buscardo, Francesca Caleffi, Luca Campagnol, Gennaro Capasso, Lisa Celsi, Giorgio Ciani, Lorenzo D’Este, Michele De Bona, Gioacchino De Carlo, Leone De Vero, Ilaria Di Martino, Stefano Distretti, Camilla Fiorito, Marialisa Fontanabona, Annika Fontanazzi, Maura Fundone, Davide Gago, Monica Garavello, Massimiliano Gatto, Alberto Gerotto, Diletta Guidolin, Maria Claudia Gurgone, Kouichi Hayashi, Furio Iess, Stefano Innocenti, Nicholas Key, Sokol Lako, Giulia Lazzarelli, Gian Paolo Lievore, Luis Damian Lopez Laing, Gaetano Maccà, Mirko Marchitelli, Giovani Miseri, Mattia Monfrinotti, Carlo Montanaro, Ursula Morante, Ylenia Moro, Rebecca Nardi, Nobuo Oigawa, Alessandro Panetta, Davide Pellegrino, Carolina Piazzesi, Bernadette Piccolo, Luca Pili, Giovanni Pivato, Mattia Poloni, Riccardo Raschi, Jacopo Renzi, Isabelle Rosato, Aldo Russo, Simone Sadocco, Zézu Santiago, Agnese Sartor, Elena Scalettari, Roberta Sciortino, Mario Secchi, Ivàn Selva, Noor Shihadeh, Brad Sisk, Giulia Tezza, Davide Tiso, Marco Tonino, Alice Totò, Massimiliano Trevisiol, Federico Turra, Pier Mario Vescovo, Elia Vignola, Martina Voltarel, Yoko Yamada

Musiche/Music: Federico Bordin, Flavio Brunelli, Francesco Garatta, Federico Macrí, Gregorio Manenti, Francesco Domenico Morosini, Alessandro Sozzi, Massimiliano Trevisiol

Docenti del Master/Teachers of the Master: Enrico Ballarin, Marco Bassano, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Dario Bianchini, Maria Ida Biggi, John Anthony Bleasdale, Tommaso Calevi, Francesco Casarin, Lisa Castagna, Guido Cerasuolo, Roberto Citran, Domenico De Gaetano, Giovanni De Zorzi, Catherine Buyse Dian, Elisabetta Di Sopra, Marco Fedalto, Luca Finotti, Davide Giurlando, Igor Imhoff, Carlo Montanaro, Vincenzo Mosca, Giuliana Muscio, Maria Roberta Novielli, Cristina Parisotto, Adriano Piccardi, Barry Purves, Charlie Tango, Roberto Tiraboschi, Davide Tiso, Roberta Torre, Pier Mario Vescovo, Francesco Vitucci, Emanuele Zarlenga

Un ringraziamento speciale per gli incontri dedicati al Master/ Special thanks for the meetings dedicated to the Master: Luca Bigazzi, Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

 

Laguna veneta e Isola di Jeju: due realtà a confronto / Venetian Lagoon and Jeju Island: two realities compared

What do an island that lies in the Korean Strait and the city of Venice have in common? A meeting in the capital of the Veneto region between the Municipality of Venice-Murano-Burano and a South Korean delegation revealed several interesting points in common between the two communities. Main topic the issue of mass tourism which is causing problems both in Venice and on Jeju Island. The meeting served as a springboard for seeking new methods to promote sustainable tourism in the Venetian lagoon, taking into account the Korean model. A team of students from the Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking recorded the event with a video which included interviews to tourists (both Italian and foreigners) who were asked to answer on issues that dealt with the discomfort and difficulties of living in Venice.

 

Sfida video-creativa: BAUM – Video-creative challenge: BAUM

There are no limits to creativity and even from the simplest of ingredients, or by chance, a story can be born, be it bizarre or incredible. The students from the Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking have experienced this by working on an unusual creative challenge, the conception and making a series of four short movies within a couple of days and with the possibility of using a single location:  the inner spaces of a library (BAUM Library, Ca’ Foscari University). Each of the four teams of filmmakers was provided with a “keyword” that would serve as subject of the short they were going to produce:  missing person, adventure, fairy tale, supernatural. Going from the horror genre to the parody, while including a few movie references, the short movies throw an unusual and colorful light on an otherwise unexciting place.

 

Il vicolo dei ricordi / The alley of memories

Alumni of Ca’ Foscari is an association whose purpose is to gather all the former students from Venice’s Ca’ Foscari University in a network that goes way beyond the national borders. Bound  together by a strong academic tradition aimed at creating opportunities and generating talents who are now all over the world, the Alumni are considered as the Ambassadors of the values of Ca’ Foscari University. A team of students from the Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking pays tribute to the spirit of the Alumni community with an emotional short movie, where a couple of young students who meet in a narrow “calle” (Venetian alley) have a vision that brings a middle-aged man to think about  his pleasant academic years as a student in Venice.

 

“Hold me” – Silverado Country Band – Music video

Director: Hiroki Hayashi
Staff: Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking
Synopsis: In a Venetian landscape a young photographer gets into a complicated relationship. However, her lover’s memory makes her feel nostalgic, which is why she is looking for her lost love.

“Hold me” tells of a tortured love, strong enough to make the girl sigh, a love that seems to offer no future. Nonetheless, she sings “When you hold me in your arms there is no better place for me to stay” since she cannot help following her heart. (Esterita Vanin) Esterita Vanin, lead singer and guitarist of the well-known Italian country music group Silverado Country Band, writes music and lyrics. The song was registered in Italy in 2018 at the Francesco Boldini Studio.

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