The connection between Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival and Francesco Pasinetti VideoContest recurs since the first edition. This contest was conceived and developed in Venice, and then gradually consolidated over themes such as intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, cordial cohabitation and sustainable tourism. It tells the history of the city through the genuine and fresh look of youngsters and the mature and accurate gaze of expert filmmakers. For its 14th edition, Venice is chosen amongst the protagonists of the contest as the crossroads between culture and arts, history and memory. During the special programme presented by Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival the show for the assignation of the prize will count a selection of works that won the previous edition of the Festival. Chaired by Anna Ponti and under the direction of Michela Nardin.
Flow, by Giorgio Costantini, 4’
Winner of “Venezia una città” Prize, honors Venice with something that has always characterized it and that is shown in all its aspects: slowness.
Lia, by Arianna del Grosso, 7’
Winner of the Pasinetti Prize, this short film expresses the most intimate secrets of the author. In pale colours, subjects as death, femininity, love and the care of other people are proposed.
Camper, by Alessandro Tamburini, 18’
Winner of the “Valore della solidarietà” Prize, (della Vetrina del Volontariato). It tells the stories of three elderly men who, rejected by their country and people, live on a camping van and daydream about trips to remote lands.
Mille Passi a Venezia, by class 2C of Liceo Artistico “Guggenheim” high school, coordinator Prof.ssa Luisa Querci della Rovere, 7′
Winner of the “Venezia negli occhi e nella mente dei ragazzi” Prize, it shows an unusual and lively Venice, observed by a different prospective.
Al Giorno d’Oggi, byAsia La Fratta, 5’.
Preview of the 2017 edition, this short film is about the search for a job in a present which is increasingly closed and unreachable. It concerns a bitter topic and yet is told with irony and freshness.