The “Francesco Pasinetti” Festival has reached its 15th edition and once again wishes to focus its attention on Venice. The intention is to give relevance to places, traditions and to the safeguard of its artistic and architectural patrimony. The core of the Videoconcorso award competitions will be Venice playing its major role as crossroads of culture and art, history and memory. This decision stems from the awareness of the many threats the city faces from all sides and from the need to leave no stone unturned to find ways out of this emergency situation. Stimulating young filmmakers, either local or not, to reflect upon the city’s present situation and on the threats of its uncertain environmental balance may represent a well-conceived attempt to bring out, through new eyes and new techniques, fresh and useful suggestions for the future of the city.
The inventiveness and the spirit of design are welcome, oriented above all to the search for lost identities and to highlighting the importance of daily living and the effort to reconstruct the sense of a community that is inexorably disintegrating.
In the last three years the Festival has been enriched by the section entitled “Bruno Rosada”, a scholar and man of culture who has left a strong cultural and educational heritage. This is the section awarding the best “booktrailers”, organized in collaboration with the Provincial School Office of Venice.
Giovanni Andrea Martini
In relation to the chosen theme and to the specific section that has witnessed a great participation by various schools, the “Francesco Pasinetti” Video Competition will be presenting the following videos as part of the special program at the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival.
Maestro and Margherita, Matilde Milan, 1’59”
Reunion, Ugo Mazzone, 40″
The little prince, by Amina Millino with the support and collaboration of Patrizia Schiavo and Francesco Vezzani, 2′
The name of Rose, Elena Carraro, 1’10”
The novel of Vendee, Leonardo Trevisan & Francesco Vezzani, 3’
Miss Peregrine and the house of the special boys, Emma Accomazzo, Costantino Cecchi, Arianna Miotto & Giulio Paltrinier, “Dante Alighieri”, 2’50”
The GGG, Agata Brinmanis & Nora Venturi, 1A/SSI “Dante Alighieri” Este, 2’
A fish on the tree, made by class 2C in collaboration with class 3C of the Spallanzani Institute of Mestre, contact and supervisor teacher Elisa Bello, 3’
Section “Venice, a city”:
Veludere, Angela M. L. Colonna, 4’08”
Exterminating Angel, Philippe Apatie, 4’