• 20 March 2024


The second day of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival will open at 11 a.m. in Auditorium Santa Margherita – Emanuele Severino with a space dedicated to the Francesco Pasinetti” VideoConcorso. Some of the winners of the last edition of the competition, now in its 21st year, will be screened. 

Following, at noon, a special program curated by Keiko Kusakabe titled Pensieri dal set will pay homage to the acclaimed Japanese director and photographer Ninagawa Mika, during which the Italian translation of the autobiography Becoming Ninagawa Mika will be presented. A video message from the author herself will be screened on this occasion. 

In the afternoon, starting at 2 p.m., the International Competition will resume with screenings of the short films Devotions by Jessica Goh, Romeo by Tynystan Temirzhan, Off the Page by Joan Oliver Nadal and Diego Gomez Tejedor, Apnea by Natalia Bermúdez, Closer by Augustė Gerikaitė and Fragments of Us by Ido Gotlib.

The festival will continue at 4 p.m. with Indian director Faraz Arif Ansari, who will engage in a remote dialogue with curator Cecilia Cossio and present three of his short films addressing the themes of diversity and of LGBTQ+ community rights. Following this, at 5:30 p.m., French director and screenwriter Philippe Le Guay will be interviewed by Maire-Christine Jamet to retrace his career. Meanwhile. Clips of some of his most famous films, such as Bycling with Molière and The Women on the 6th Floor, will be screened. 

The day will end at 8 p.m. with the screening of other works competing in the International Competition. The segment will begin with We Should All Be Futurists, unconventional work by the young Italian director Angela Norelli. Then, to follow: Memoir Rambler by Sira Buranasri, Stabat Mater, a collective admiration from France, Dielli by Dritero Mehmetaj, Sasha by Maria Viktorova and lastly Alvida – The Last Goodbye by Dilu Maliackal.

Regarding the other festival venues, starting from 3 p.m. InParadiso will host the screening of six shorts for the International Competition, while the National Archaeological Museum will host the Francesco Pasinetti Video Competition, the special program Thougths from the set: Ninagawa Mika will follow. Lastly, at 3 p.m. the Museo d’Arte Orientale – Ca’ Pesaro will present East Asia Now, a special program dedicated to the screening of four short films from the Far East.