In attendance at the festival: Alessandro Loprieno, CEO of WeShort, the actress Jun Ichikawa and the Oscar-nominee Vittorio Sodano
This year the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival works together with the first Italian startup and on-demand platform dedicated exclusively to short films, Weshort, which will be presented on the Auditorium stage directly by its creator and CEO Alessandro Loprieno.
To celebrate this collaboration, WeShort is offering the directors of the International Competition the opportunity to distribute their films on the platform. In addition, two short films from the rich catalogue that WeShort makes available to its subscribers will be screened: the 2019 Oscar-winning Skin by Israeli Guy Nattiv and On Silent by Gabriele Paoli, which will be presented directly by the lead actress Jun Ichikawa and, in connection, by Oscar nominee for make-up Vittorio Sodano. Finally, there will be a preview screening of the trailer for the Nuovo Cinema Breve docu-short film produced directly by the platform.
The aim of Weshort, created in 2020 by Loprieno together with other partners such as director and producer Carlo FUsco, is to give the opportunity to all of its users to watch short films and tv-series, presenting itself as a point of reference for all short films lovers and for those who want to learn this immense heritage. Indeed, despite cinema was originally born in its short form, it has never found a proper distribution to the general public. To fill this gap, Weshort offers an on-demand and multi device platform, available all around the world, accessible from tv, website and mobile in an easy and fast way, and within everyone’s reach. In addition to a wide selection of Italian and international films – many of which have been awarded by the most important festivals of the sector – Weshort is also committed to selecting minority-friendly stories of all kinds and promoting the voices of young directors.
PROGRAMME OF THE PROPOSED WORKS:
SKIN, Guy Nattiv (U.S.A, 2018, 21’)
In a little supermarket of a small town, a colored man smiles at a white 10 years old boy while they are lining up at the cashier. This innocent episode triggers a merciless two-gangs war leading to a shocking and unexpected end.
ON SILENT, Gabriele Paoli (Italy, 2020, 9’58”)
Mika, trying to soothe the pain and remorse caused by her ex-partner’s suicide, retraces the events of the man’s last night, only to discover that nothing is really what it seems.
NUOVO CINEMA BREVE – NEW SHORT CINEMA, Carlo FUSCO (Italy, 2021, 18′)
The startup dedicated to the world of short films, leaves from its hometown Bisceglie in Puglia for a journey into short cinema, from its past to its present. [TRAILER]