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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2024

19 APRILE 2024

I sapori del mondo

Proiezioni dei film in concorso
Green Talk su

  • spreco alimentare
  • allevamenti intensivi
  • tradizioni culinarie

WEGIL TRASTEVERE
L.go Ascianghi 5

17 Pm | 20 Pm

Ingresso libero

22 APRILE 2024

Earth Day

Green, Cultura e Parità di Genere

Conferenza su

  • Cambiamenti climatici
  • Rigenerazione urbana
  • modica etica
  • cibo e agricoltura sostenibile
  • energia ed acqua

Regione Lazio
Sala Tirreno
Via C. Colombo

9 Am | 12:45 Am

Ingresso libero

23 APRILE 2024

Ethical Fashion next

Proiezioni dei film in concorso e Green Talk

Stilisti

  • Mariel Maison
  • Lisa Tibaldi Maison
  • Leonardo
  • ist.Artistico “Buonarroti di Latina”

WEGIL TRASTEVERE
L.go Ascianghi 5

18 Pm | 21 Pm

Ingresso libero

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Solvay, the invisible pollution

Belgio 

Chemistry is everywhere. In our clothes, our phones and our cars. Solvay is one of the world leaders in this sector, with sales of over 10 billion euros. This documentary investigated this secretive Belgian multinational. This chemical giant claims to create “safer, cleaner and more sustainable products”. Behind these slogans, the journalistic team will document a vast pollution of PFAS, Forever chemicals. These toxic compounds threaten the health of communities in Italy and the USA where Solvay plants are located. With the help of scientists and citizens, belgian journalists will reveal an unprecedented study of this contamination, still denied by the company.
Director Biography – Santos Hevia, Valérie Dupont, Emmanuel Morimont
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Santos Hevia is a documentary filmmaker. A graduate of the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in
Louvain-La_Neuve, he began his career as a short-film director and screenwriter.
He joined RTBF in 2004, where he first worked on the society magazine “Tout ça ne nous rendra pas le Congo”. For the past 10 years, he has focused his work on investigative documentaries.
He won the Belfius prize in 2021 and 2022.

Valérie Dupont is a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Études
des Communications Sociales (IHECS) in Brussels in the Press & Information section. From 2006, she worked directly for RTBF, where she presented the television news. In 2005, she became a correspondent journalist in Italy, for Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and Radio-télévision belge de la Communauté française (RTBF).

Emmanuel Morimont is a journalist and reporter. He graduated from the Institut des Hautes Études des Communications Sociales (IHECS) in Brussels in the Press & Information section. He joined RTBF in 2007. Over the past 10 years, he has led a number of investigations on a variety of topics: tax fraud, the dental care business and social dumping. In 2019, his investigation entitled Terrain
Terrain synthétique, gazon maudit? won the Belfius television press prize and was a finalist in the dig awards. In 2020, he joins the team of In 2020, he joins the team of #Investigation, the new investigative program on Belgian public television..

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STORIA DI UN VIOLINO E DEL SUO ALBERO

Ita

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SAVE THE BEES

Serbia

“Save the bees” is a short stop motion project. Author tried to give her artistic contribution to the global `protect biodiversity` movements, in order to emphasize the vulnerability of the topic itself. Arranged in the magical atmosphere of a fairy-tale it grows more understandable to young audience. Scenography and puppets are made of natural materials: paper, wool, clay, sand and reused fabrics. This one-minute video becomes one of her art projects aimed at raising awareness of the importance of the environmental protection..

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THE WAY of the HEROES

Serbia

The protagonists of The Ways of the Heroes documentary belong to different environments, professions, and generations, but what connects them is dedication and tenacity in contributing
to environmental protection within their communities by taking simple steps and using their own skills.
What they demonstrate is that change does not come exclusively through great sacrifice, but that there are many ways of making sustainability a part of everyday life. The omnibus brings
together the stories and actions of 12 people from 6 European countries, showing that personal acts, no matter how small or invisible they seem at times, can make a significant impact.
Director Biography – Ana Konstantinović
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Ana Konstantinović (1987) is a theater director, founder and artistic director of the Eho animato collective from Belgrade. She holds a Doctor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade.
She has directed theater and multimedia performances, radio plays and public readings, such as digital performances Mirror Glaze and Venoms in the Kitchen (La MaMa e.t.c & CultureHub, New York), In a Snow Ball (Cultural Center Pavilion, Hannover), The Tempest (Regional Theater Novi Pazar), I Bei Tempi and Home (Paolo Grassi, Milan, Italy), Story of a Mother (Little Theatre Duško Radović, Belgrade).
Within Eho animato, she directed performances Fragments of Disquiet, The Best Intentions, Rosmersholm, After the Play, Biographical sketches, The Glass Menagerie..

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LE FORMICHE DI MIDA

AUS

At the gates of the city of Tarquinia, not far from Rome, where the Etruscans left their most beautiful tomb paintings, an ancient house sits on a hill from which one can overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. His grim owner, when he is not digging for treasures, trumpets patriotic slogans from his Fiat Panda, while the priest his friend and foe shoots everything that is beyond his comprehension. They are joined by the chorus of immigrants, peasants in the area who indulge in Hegelian thinking, a mechanic on a horse who holds his theses against the common consensus. The real star of the film, however, is Balthazar, a philosophical donkey who, in a double conference with a creature that is half human and half plant, reflects on human activity. MIDAS’ ANTS is a cinematic search for traces of the crystallization points in human history at which our ideas of nature have changed. Represented by amateurs whose roles, based on their own characters, are intertwined like vignettes, the panopticon of a dream world based on sad reality unfolds. The 75’ film tries to untangle the conflict human/nature with playful seriousness, so that laughter gets stuck in one’s throat.

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Erdkinder

ITA

A film that talks about education, the environment, a wordless dialogue between parents and children, a story through images, A film that talks about education.
3 boys and girls They gather a few objects in a backpack and abandoning the house, the domestic noises and the family silence, with enormous will a daughter reaches the forest. An escape from the city, to rediscover a stolen balance, the forest seen and experienced as a school and family, and the water that carries within itself the seed of life. .

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RAID ON THE ATLANTIC

France

West African waters have been overexploited for more than 40 years, largely by foreign fleets from Europe, Russia and Asia. The collapse of fish stocks threatens fishermen and their families, an important part of Senegalese society.

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come il sale nell’acqua

ITA

Francesco Lombardo, a fifty-year-old widower with a conflictual relationship with his seventeen-year-old daughter, is an unscrupulous construction engineer, partner of Rinovasud Srl which deals with demolitions, dismantling and, on paper, the redevelopment of abandoned urban structures. The company was entrusted with the task of converting an old park into a paid parking area for yet another shopping centre; one of the many green lungs destined to disappear so that someone can profit from it. Having discovered belatedly that the place in question is the same one to which he is linked by memories of adolescence, the protagonist finds himself at a crossroads which forces him to review his relationship with his daughter and above all to reconsider the importance of those values ​​that time made him forget.
Director Biography – Fabio Manfré
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Fabio Manfré nasce a Siracusa il 1 Novembre del 1968. Sin da ragazzo, nutre un forte interesse per la scrittura, la fotografia, il teatro e soprattutto il cinema. Dopo il Diploma all’istituto d’Arte di Messina si iscrive alla scuola di Scenografia dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania iniziando l’attività di filmaker freelance.
I suoi primi lavori sono realizzati, dalla metà degli anni ‘80, utilizzando una vecchia cinepresa Super 8, con la quale gira, tra l’altro, i cortometraggi “Day in Town” e “Storia di una bicicletta”. A diciassette anni scrive la sua prima sceneggiatura, “La mezza mela”, con la quale, nel 1988, vince il secondo premio al Festival Efebo d’oro di Agrigento.
Tra il 1989 e il 1990 è Responsabile del Corso di cinematografia sperimentale presso l’Associazione Italiana Promozioni dove insegna Sceneggiatura – Recitazione – Direzione della fotografia e Regia.
Nel 1991, per il Festival internazionale “Taormina Arte” – è co-direttore dei lavori di realizzazione dell’installazione “Telebodies” di Vito Acconci e nel frattempo fonda con altri videomakers il gruppo “Lavori in corso” per la realizzazione di video e installazioni sperimentali.
Nel 1992 realizza lo spot pubblicitario “Ferro di Sicilia” per conto della Regione Sicilia.
Al 1997 risalgono la sceneggiatura e la regia del mediometraggio “Prima di Notte”, interpretato da Mimmo Mignemi, Evelyn Famà e Tommaso Scibilia, con il quale partecipa al Festival internazionale Sacher Film di Roma.
Tra il 1997 e il 1998, a Roma, segue i Laboratori di Sceneggiatura cinematografica e televisiva – Scrittura narrativa – Sceneggiatura del fumetto, tenuti da Andrea Camilleri – Ugo Pirro – Umberto Marino – Roberto Dal Pra – Vincenzo Mollica.
Nel 2013 è co-autore (con funzioni aggiunte di editor) del romanzo storico “In territorio nemico” – ed. MINIMUM FAX.
Tiene corsi di sceneggiatura e di regia fino al 2022 quando, insieme alla figlia Beatrice, fonda la Tokfilms Group, casa di produzione cinematografica indipendente che, in circa un anno, ha prodotto due cortometraggi (“Anthitesis” – “Per un pugno di arance”) e un lungometraggio (“Come il sale nell’acqua”).
Nel frattempo, continua ad insegnare Storia dell’Arte al Liceo scientifico “Galileo Galilei “ di Catania.

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COME NON FOSSE ACCADUTO NULLA

Italy

Marco Martalar, an inimitable sculptor who uses recycled wood to create breathtaking sculptures and bring humanity closer to nature, talks about himself in a documentary.

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MUDDY WATERS

Brasil

Located on the Brazilian coast, Z10 is one of the country’s oldest and most traditional fishing colonies. In this documentary, we follow the story of Zezinho, a fisherman from this historic community, whose life is drastically altered by increasing marine pollution. With the decline of fish stocks, Zezinho and his colleagues face a crisis of livelihood and identity. In an inspiring turnaround, they reinvent their practices, transforming from fishermen into guardians of the ocean. By ‘fishing’ for trash, they not only find a new means of subsistence but also emerge as central figures in the fight for environmental preservation. This short film is a visual and emotional journey, highlighting human resilience in the face of environmental adversity, and the community’s ability to find creative solutions to global problems
Director Biography – Gabriel Panazio, Kleber Leão
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Born in the historic city of Petrópolis, located in the countryside of the state of Rio de Janeiro, I am a 34-year-old filmmaker with a deep passion for the audiovisual arts. Educated in film studies, my professional journey reached a significant milestone seven years ago with the founding of Brick, a production company that rapidly established itself as an influential player in the advertising industry, collaborating with major brands. We specialize in the creation of branded documentaries, and I have had the privilege of directing hundreds of films for prestigious clients.

In recent years, I have dedicated myself particularly to the BBC Storyworks project, a global partnership that allowed me to blend my advertising experience with the narrative essence of cinema, resulting in works that not only inform but also resonate deeply with audiences.

As a director and audiovisual creator, I am constantly looking for new ways to tell stories, whether through documentaries, films, or advertising projects. Each work is an opportunity to explore different aspects of life, capturing the human essence in each frame. I am eager to continue this exciting journey in the world of cinema and entertainment, always seeking to innovate and positively impact those who watch my work.
Despite the success in advertising, my true love has always been in cinema and entertainment. This passion led me back to the roots of cinema, a path I am exploring with renewed enthusiasm. In the past two years, I found a special niche directing mini documentaries, especially for the BBC, where I had the privilege of making more than ten films. These projects allowed me to combine my experience in advertising with the narrative essence of cinema, creating pieces that not only inform but also touch the audience’s heart.

As a director and audiovisual creator, I am constantly looking for new ways to tell stories, whether through documentaries, films, or advertising projects. Each work is an opportunity to explore different aspects of life, capturing the human essence in each frame. I am eager to continue this exciting journey in the world of cinema and entertainment, always seeking to innovate and positively impact those who watch my work.

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REAL IMPACT

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“The bluff of the puffs” is a reportage that delves into the hidden journey of disposable e-cigarettes once they are discarded. Behind a curtain of lies and slogan, we have discovered a startling truth.

Disposable e-cigarettes seemingly harmless devices contain lithium batteries, heavy metals, toxic substances, and valuable raw materials. Sold in vast quantities worldwide, they are increasingly favored by the younger generation. However, they all share one common trait: a remarkably short lifespan that quickly transforms them into highly polluting waste.
Every year, tons of waste are generated. More than half of these e-cigarettes end up on the ground or in landfills dispersing hazardous waste into the environment. But what happens to the rest? How many of them are recycled? Who is responsible for their disposal? Who bears the costs? Where do the funds go?

The big tobacco companies as well as many Chinese startups sell disposable e-cigarettes earning billions of dollars while talking about the environment and sustainability.
The truth is, they are depleting tons of precious materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel to create devices that harm both health and the environment. Meanwhile, new polluting mines are being opened worldwide to source these metals that everyone in the world desires. Disposable e-cigarettes companies claim to recycle them, but the reality is quite different – they are incapable of doing so in any country worldwide. And people are paying for recycling that nobody is actually doing.

This revelation is exposed in this reportage, using the example of Switzerland, a country renowned for its excellence in material recycling.
Director Biography – Daniela Fabello, Gianmario Reycend
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Daniela Fabello
Journalist at Swiss Radio and Television public broadcaster since 1997.
My career began at the age of 20 with stages in several newspapers starting with “Giornale del Popolo” in Switzerland, up to “Panorama” in Italy, and “Le Point” in France. For four years I was editor in charge of the cultural pages of the Swiss magazine ” Azione”. I worked in theater as an actress in productions for the Piccolo teatro and the Accademia della Scala in Milan. At RSI I have had different roles over the years: editor, chief editor and anchor of the main news program (Telegiornale) for two decades. I have also hosted Talk shows such as “60 Minuti” (Tv) and “Seidisera Magazine” (Radio). For the past year, I have been co-creating a new investigative journalism team at RSI.

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SERRE

Italy

Director Biography – Luca Salvatore Pistone
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Luca Salvatore Pistone è nato a Milano il 26 maggio 1983.

Ha conseguito una laurea triennale in Teoria Politica presso l’Università degli Studi di Pavia e una laurea specialistica in Relazioni Internazionali presso l’Università La Sapienza di Roma.

Ha inoltre conseguito un master in Fotografia presso il Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia Adams di Roma; un master in Studi Africani presso l’Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente di Roma; un master di secondo livello in Comunicazione della Difesa e dei Conflitti armati presso l’Università Complutense di Madrid e un master di secondo livello in Gestione delle migrazioni e dei processi di accoglienza e inclusione presso l’Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.

Lavora come giornalista, fotoreporter e documentarista freelance. Collabora con agenzie, riviste, televisioni e ONG internazionali.

Il suo sito è www.lucapistone.com

È attualmente residente a Bari.

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ASPETTANDO LA NEVE

Italy

Abandoned ski resorts in the Central Apennines region of Italy can cause both environmental and economic destruction. These resorts, once a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, are now often left to deteriorate and become overgrown with vegetation. This can have a negative impact on the local ecosystem, as the abandoned infrastructure can disrupt natural habitats and contribute to soil erosion. In addition to the environmental consequences, abandoned ski resorts can also have significant economic impacts. They can reduce property values in the surrounding area and discourage tourism, which can be a major source of income for local communities. The abandonment of these ski resorts can also lead to a loss of jobs and economic opportunities in the region. Overall, it is important to properly manage and maintain these resorts in order to avoid negative impacts on both the environment and the economy.

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IN VIAGGIO CON LEI

Italy

“Traveling with Her” is the inner and on the road journey of a transgender girl in the female universe, telling stories of different women, including that of a girl with Down syndrome. The film touches deep chords of the soul, speaking an European language thanks to the stories, the characters, the contents, the stylistic choices and also thanks to unexpected “no places” locations that allow to mix different social, cultural and geographical origins.
A journey of the soul into the female soul, where the camera remains hidden to telling the reality with poetry and discretion, with intended blurring that oblige the spectator to be inside the story, as if, in silence, he is spying on other lives. Hoping that prejudice towards gender dysphoria, disability and towards all them women that are different from what society would like that they are, could to blur too.
A docufilm without classical interviews, where each character with his present and his past is slowly discovered by intertwining stories and paths, connected by a red thread that we can see only at the end, in a continuous discovery that bring the spectator to make the same journey as the protagonists.
Please note to activate English or French subtitles on YouTube link.

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SULLA VIA DEI PADRI

Italy

The story of Our Fathers’ Roads centres around a family of farmers who live in Montella in the Monti Picentini in the province of Avellino, cattle ranchers suspended between past and present.
Felice Moscariello is the most senior, Massimo is his eldest son and Manuel is his grandson.
Three generations facing today’s present, where their traditions seem to have less and less importance.
The documentary expresses the strength of family ties, but not only blood ties amongst the nuclear family. The Moscariello family also includes friends and colleagues, all active participants in the team.
These people have a lot in common, but above all they share a strong bond with the traditions and history of their forefathers. This link remerges twice every year when they travel the 130 kilometres with the Moscariello herd towards pastures in Puglia in the winter and mountain pastures in Irpinia in the summer.
Even with today’s GPS technology and the fact that they can travel short distances in cars to get a bit of rest, the Transhumance is still very similar to how it was it was done even before the birth of Christ.
Kilometre for kilometre, the Moscariello’s Transhumance cattle drive is one of the longest in Europe, an ecosystem in movement.
Because it’s not easy to keep an eye on 250 free-range Podolica cattle, the trip, made on foot, is done in a group. However, in their own way, each participant also makes an interior voyage through their memories and personal history, and maybe even, unintentionally, a wider, more generic human history. The same gestures are repeated and the same territory crossed as they sometimes suffer the cold, sometimes the heat, just like those that walked these roads before them.
Director Biography – bruno palma
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Bruno Palma was born in 1973. In 2005, he founded the production company Digitalchroma srl, which specialized in production and post for advertising. Storytelling becomes the standard release valve to express one’s creativity and specializes in the production of documentaries, industrial films, television formats, short films and video clips.
He has worked for the Sator International Group and has received several career awards as author and / or director for documentaries, video art and web series.

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IL VOLTO NASCOSTO DEL CYBERBULLISMO

Italy

Four bedrooms, three stories that intertwine in the discomfort of cyberbullying. A faceless, malignant figure bursts into the lives of the three victims with harassment and bizarre satisfaction, but they, aided by the love of their loved ones, will defeat this ethereal enemy. This short film tends to highlight the demoralizing and psychological aspects hidden behind the phenomenon of cyberbullying and revenge porn, also thanks to the intervention of experts in the field.
Director Biography – Christian Olcese, Filippo Castagnola
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Two young creatives from Genoa, united by a deep love for cinema. Christian is a screenwriter and writer with two books and three short films to his credit. Filippo is a videomaker and sound engineer with several projects to his credit. Their projects have been broadcasted on several national channels, such as “Lettera a Faber” aired on Rai1 with the participation of the famous comedian and actor Maurizio Lastrico and the emerging figure of Francesco Patanè. Their latest project “Il volto nascosto del Cyberbullismo” sees the participation of important figures such as Fabio Quagliarella, Yayah Kallon, Gloria Aura Bortolini and Giovanni Storti.

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LIVING TOGETHER: THE STORY OF DE WARREN

NED

Living Together: The Story of De Warren follows a group of young people during the creation of a housing cooperative that aims to be sustainable, social, and affordable. The project is ambitious: it is the first of its kind in the Netherlands, and within the group of young residential pioneers, nobody has ever built a house before.
Director Biography – Sam van Zoest
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Sam van Zoest is a Dutch writer and filmmaker. He works in various genres and media, ranging from documentary and VR films to audiovisual installations and interactives. Sam is interested in science, and his work focuses on visualizing the human aspect of themes such as climate change, healthcare, and the migrant crisis. Living Together: The Story of De Warren is Sam’s first feature-length film.

Sam studied Film & Television at the University of Edinburgh. His documentary In the Right Place, a portrait of a volunteer in a refugee camp, was broadcasted on 2Doc in 2021. Sam’s interactive climate film Grandfather’s Century received awards at the 2022 BNP Paribas Green Film Festival. Currently, Sam is working on a novel about the sailing trip he undertook with his family at the age of 8.

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TRUDO VERTICAL FOREST

ITA

Diretta discendente dell’iconico Bosco Verticale di Milano, la Trudo Vertical Forest di Eindhoven è la prima torre di questa tipologia di edifici ad essere dedicata al Social Housing. Il film racconta il processo progettuale che Stefano Boeri Architetti ha messo in atto con la volontà di rendere accessibile questa tipologia architettonica, il cui carattere di “esclusività” è sempre stato – usando le parole del suo stesso progettista – un “limite” sia per la sua diffusione che per il suo successo. Il film dà voce alla nutrita squadra che ha realizzato questo esperimento urbano, architettonico e sociale e a quella dei giovani assegnatari degli appartamenti, che oggi abitano questa torre, unica nel panorama internazionale. Sono loro i veri protagonisti di questo percorso.
Director Biography – Stefano Santamato
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Nato nel 1989, Stefano ha conseguito la laurea magistrale in Architettura presso il Politecnico di Milano nel 2014 e si è successivamente formato presso il Cfp Bauer di Milano come documentarista.
Dal 2018 lavora come regista freelance per la casa di produzione video milanese The Blink Fish e per Stefano Boeri Architetti, elaborando nel contempo un attento studio sul rapporto tra architettura e media audiovisivi.
Il suo cortometraggio Troiane (2020), documentario che stabilisce un parallelo tra la tragedia di Euripide e la tempesta Vaia del 2018, è stato proiettato e premiato in diversi festival internazionali. Sta lavorando al suo primo lungometraggio “Basilico, L’infinto è là in fondo” (2023), un documentario sul lavoro del maestro della fotografia architettonica Gabriele Basilico..

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EXTINGUISH THE FLARES AND LIGHT UP LIFE

SPA

Pablo Fajardo, the renowned environmental lawyer who managed to bring down the North American transnational Chevron (formerly Texaco), shows us his world of commitment for the rights of an Amazonian population affected by oil activities. Together with the activist Donald Moncayo and the Union of People Affected by Texaco, the discourse in defense of the environment extends and structures a series of events and testimonies with a clear purpose: to make visible the struggle and injustice that has been going on in that region of Ecuador for more than fifty years, for the humble attempt to cross borders and raise awareness among the public of all ages of the fragility, duality and privilege promoted by the dominant energy system in the world.
Director Biography – Angel Hernandez
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He finds messages that can travel beyond borders, serving to documentary as a catalyst in order to make people believe that another world is possible. He has started by doing a short documentary about homeless people, another short about The jungle refugee camp, and the third and last about the oil extraction crimes commited in the amazon rainforest, released recently.
Director Statement
Focused on climate justice as a legitimate way to be sincere with myself and the planet. One day is not enough to make people believe that another world is possible and the message is able to go beyond borders.

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BO AND TRASH

SPA

Our planet is choking in garbage. That garbage is transforming into a live embodied force that is invading and upsetting the delicate balance of life on Earth. Bo the dog, a brave chemist, invents a magical solution which can overcome this dreadful monster. Risking his life, he sets out to save wild beasts and birds, and they respond by helping him in his quest.
Director Biography – Tatiana Skorlupkina
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Musician, composer, director, screenwriter, novelist, artist, animator.
Tatiana studied harp at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Collegе. After earning her degree, she performed with several Russian philharmonic orchestras and theatres and continued her education at the distance learning school of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatory. Tatiana graduated from the Herzen State Pedagogical University with a degree in Fine Arts. In 1992, she joined the Artists Trade Union of Russia.
Tatiana’s work has been displayed at national and international exhibitions since 1988.
Since 2011, she has taken part in numerous international film festivals and walked away with many top prizes.

“Master of Film” Award at the 19th International Master Class Arts Festival, awarded by the Committee on Culture of the Russian State Duma, the Russian Academy of Arts, and the Administration of St. Petersburg.

Tatiana’s three films, Living Pictures, Visitor, and Bunny, Getting to Know Dad, were added to the Multimedia Director curriculum of the Faculty of Information Technology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education..

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World Plogging Championship 2022

SPA

Sono nato nel 1979, dal 2007 lavoro nel Gruppo Icaro di Rimini che comprende una tv (Icaro TV), una radio (Radio Icaro) un sito d’informazione (newsrimini.it) e una società di videoproduzioni (Bottega Video). Ho fatto della mia passione il mio lavoro.

Alcune mie produzioni:
– Giovanni Pascoli, l’ultima passeggiata (Documentario autoprodotto, 60 minuti – 2012)
– Conquiste. Qualcosa sulla musica qui da noi (Documentario autoprodotto, 80 minuti – 2014)
– Una fame che ci vedo (Documentario, 50 minuti per Tv2000, 2014)
– Evance e Francesco. Piccolo Fratello incontra il Papa (Documentario, 23 minuti per Tv2000, 2015)
– Love story (Cortometraggio animato in stopmotion – 2016)
– La colazione del maestro (Sigla in stop motion e animazione per Amarcort 2016 – 2016)
– Mal di Plastica (Documentario autoprodotto, 28 minuti – 2019)
– The Peacerunner – Keep Clean and Run (Documentario, 54 minuti – 2021)

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THE WALKING FOREST

NED

The Walking Forest documentary tells the story of Bosk, an extraordinary project that brought a thousand trees into Leeuwarden, forever changing the lives of its citizens. For 100 days, the city transformed into a magical moving forest, and the residents witnessed the beauty and power of nature in their own backyard. It took a lot of cooperation from many people to realise such an impossible project. This film explores the impact this unexpected oasis had on people’s lives and how collective effort can reinvigorate a city by taking steps towards a more sustainable world.
Director Biography – Rose Casella, Floris Leeuwenberg
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Floris Leeuwenberg and Rose Casella directed the film together. Both have many years of experience working in film and media. Floris began his career as a reportage photographer and later moved into film, taking him worldwide to cover various topics. Rose started her career in Fine Arts and transitioned into film, working in Vancouver, Canada, on many feature films and TV series. Today, they both live and work in Amsterdam, collaborating as a creative team to find a mutual style, vision and understanding of storytelling.
Director Statement
Directors Casella and Leeuwenberg both have a strong connection with nature and felt this story is not only timely but essential in shifting people’s perspectives to see that we all have the power to transform and impact the world, even in the smallest of ways.

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NEVERLAND

ITA

oung Apulian climate activists face off to take part in the Youth4Climate pre-selections. One of them tells the story of the world’s first climate asylum case: Ioane Teitiota’s legal battle with New Zealand, which lasted until 2019 when the UN Human Rights Committee published its views on the case, setting a global precedent.
Director Biography – Raffaella Lorusso
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Regista formatasi presso Accademia del Cinema Mediterraneo Amarcord, direzione di Raffaele Mertes.
Regista di “Lùmina”, format di spettacolo dal vivo per la giornata mondiale della luce Unesco con cui ha realizzato diverse produzioni : “Inno alla libertà 1733”, “Fantasia omaggio a Disney” – progetti speciali sullo spettacolo dal vivo per Matera capitale 2019 -, “International day of light da Leonardo all’uomo sulla luna”, “festa barocca”, “Presepe in luce”.
Come Direttore Artistico ha diretto EVO per VieSacre nelle città di Foggia, Bari e Brindisi, le Rievocazioni Storiche di “Giostra del Saracino” Sarteano (SI), “Fiera delle Messi” San Gimignano in coodirezione, “Ruvo, Carafa e la Leggenda”, “Un Dono Divino giunto da Oriente” Giovinazzo (BA), “Il Conte Tramontano” Matera (MT), “la Commenda di Grassano”, “Corteo Storico a Gerace” (RC), “Raduno dei Cortei Storici”.
Nel 2021 ha fondato e presiede “Rievoca Unione Italiana Professionisti Rievocazione Storica”, unica di categoria nell’elenco del MISE (oggi Ministero del Made in Italy), è Vicepresidente CERS (Consorzio Europeo Rievocazioni Storiche).
Per il 130^anniversario della “Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno” ha redatto un catalogo speciale allegato al quotidiano (uscita 14 febbraio2019) sugli eventi rievocativi di Puglia e Basilicata.
Dal 2015 al 2016 ha lavorato nella segreteria generale di AEVF (Associazione Europea Vie Francigene) al progetto di sviluppo della Francigena del Sud per Regione Puglia.

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RECINTI URBANI

ITA

Strade, piazze e quartieri: come cambia e si modifica l’aspetto urbano delle nostre città sotto la spinta delle politiche che ne governano gli spazi e gli usi; in che modo fenomeni come la Turistificazione e Gentrificazione impattano sulla vita e sulle relazione che si instaurano tra gli abitanti stessi di quei luoghi.
Città che vengono smembrate, ridotte in tanti pezzi, privatizzate e svuotate della loro funzione originale: tutto ciò per far posto ad un nuova immagine di città più pulita, brillante, accattivante e più instagrammabile possibile.
Un’inchiesta che parte da Napoli e, risalendo l’intera penisola, raccoglie le testimonianze di attivisti, giornalisti, urbanisti che ci rivelano i meccanismi che permettono tali operazioni finanziarie e ne svelano dubbi e contraddizioni.
Centri abitati che trasformandosi in grandi città/vetrina create ad uso e consumo del passante, del consumatore, finiscono per assomigliarsi tutte: una grande omologazione di gusti e sapori che tende a cancellare la peculiarità e l’anima stessa delle città.
RECINTI URBANI indaga tali trasformazioni urbane e tenta di gettare una nuova luce su tali eventi per sensibilizzare ed informare gli abitanti stessi e i decisori pubblici affinchè si scongiuri la nascita di ulteriori recinzioni nelle quali la popolazione sia costretta a muoversi senza turbarne l’equilibrio imposto.
Director Biography – Francesco Cerrone
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Francesco Cerrone – Nato a Napoli nel 1988, laureato al DAMS di Bologna; durante gli studi sperimenta il mezzo cinematografico attraverso la realizzazione di diverse opere audiovisive.
Nel 2013 ottiene il Master alla Scuola di Cinema, televisione e fotografia PIGRECOEMME di Napoli e comincia a lavorare su numerosi set cinematografici in Campania come assistente di produzione.

Nel 2016 realizza il cortometraggio FUORI DI VISTA vincendo diversi premi tra cui il più prestigioso è stato il premio RAI CINEMA CHANNEL.

Nel 2019 finalizza il suo secondo cortometraggio FUORI MERCATO riuscendo a distribuirlo in maniera:indipendente e aggiudicandosi diversi riconoscimenti.

Nel 2023 dopo diversi anni di ricerche, contatti e riprese, realizza il suo primo Documentario, RECINTI URBANI, un’indagine sulle trasformazioni urbane delle città.
Director Statement
RECINTI URBANI girato come un’inchiesta, un grosso reportage cinematografico, vuole essere una preziosa testimonianza delle trasformazioni urbani e sociali delle nostre città.
Attraverso un uso sapiente del montaggio, il documentario mescola, unisce e mette in comparazione le dichiarazione di urbanisti, giornalisti e persone che vivono i territorio restituendoci un’immagine più ampia dell’intero fenomeno.

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THERE WAS A CEDAR FOREST

FRA

This is the story about me and the cedar trees. It could have been just a personal experience, but it turned into a message that I would like the whole world to understand. I’m 14 years old and I will still be here to see our planet suffer when you may not, so please listen.

Last year (2022) in Morocco, I visited a cedar forest. According to our guide published in 2010, it was to be magnificent. But once we arrived, all we found were immense dead cedar trees. These cedars had lived there for hundreds of years and could have continued hundreds more, as they can live up to 1500 years. They are known for their ability to face draught for years, but not a decade. They disappeared forever because of man-made global warming. A result of excessive consumption all over the world. Moroccan people are not the ones who consume so much, but they are the ones who suffer the consequences.
Our journey continued, but I couldn’t sleep. After a few days, I persuaded my family to return there, so that I could make a film about it. I wanted all people to see and feel what I did, make them aware of the severity of the climat crises.

Please, wake up and change, a little bit every day. Think about what you really need and what you can live without, in order to let our planet live.
Director Biography – Arthur Cech
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A young wildlife photographer (age 15) who wishes to show the beauty of nature and to make people act to preserve our lovely planet..

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THE ARCHITECTURE DOCTOR

USA

With the global migration toward urban centers, our societies have become increasingly disconnected from the natural environment. The impact on human health goes beyond physical and mental illness – there is a connection between nature and aesthetics, and people can become detached from their own sense of beauty, their individual creativity, and their dignity.

The Architecture Doctor explores the work of visionary Viennese painter, ecologist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and his practice of healing buildings by introducing color, greenery and organic forms. His work in the final decades of the twentieth century appears where you would least expect it, from industrial incinerators to hospital wards, and from Austria to California.

Sensing the impending climate crisis, Hundertwasser was a forerunner of green roofs and so much more, and laid a beautiful path towards a healthier, more sustainable world. By integrating vegetation into our built environment, creating more humane structures, and empowering tenants to personalize their dwellings, we can restore nature and ourselves.
Director Biography – Daniel Goldblum
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Daniel Goldblum is a Los Angeles-based bassoonist and filmmaker, creating live score films, documentaries, experimental films, and silent film scores. His films draw from his time living abroad in Austria and Lithuania, and from the search for new forms. As co-artistic director of Five Skins Interdisciplinary, he specializes in live productions that combine film and music, as well as movement and free improvisation. He’s created live scores for silent films for the Wende Museum of the Cold War and the American Cinematheque, and his original films have screened at the NYC Independent Film Festival and the Sound of Silent Film Festival Chicago.

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SLEEPLESS BIRD

GER

How does a tomato change our sense of time?

At the border between science-fiction and documentary, “Sleepless Birds” tracks the rise of artificially-lit, industrial greenhouses in the French region of Bretagne. The film presents the environmental impact of grow lights on biodiversity, as well as on our rhythm and perception of time. In examining the case of agricultural light pollution, the film also raises questions about the unintended consequences of human attempts to overpower nature and control the elements.
Director Biography – Dana Melaver, Tom Claudon
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Dana Melaver:
Dana Melaver is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. Her art practice is grounded in science and technology, and the philosophical ideas which stem from discoveries. Dana’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in New York City, China, and Berlin.

Tom Claudon:
Tom Claudon is a musician and filmmaker based in Berlin. He has been working for German television for four years as a sound recordist, camera assistant and drone operator. Throughout the different shootings, he has developed a special interest for documentaries that led him to direct his first movie “Sleepless Birds” alongside Dana Melaver in 2022..

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THE SEED OF AWARNESS

POL

The documentary film “The Seed of Awareness” touches on a fundamental issue – natural agriculture as an alternative to industrial crops production which threatens biodiversity, economic sustainability and the global environment.

The main character is Pedro Dogor the Gardener, a passionate farmer, who in a very personal manner takes the viewer through the world of old plant varieties, natural genetics, the idea of cooperatives and the potential of Polish soils –the country’s greatest insurance policy. The contact with nature is what has enabled Pedro to overcome a life trauma – the sudden loss of his father.

It’s a “cinematic ecological bomb”, filled with knowledge on the essence of agriculture, a chain that ties together health, economy and social issues. It shows how what we put in our shopping carts every day affects the world we live in. The camera zooms in on the not always visible thread between producer and consumer. The film was created completely independently and with private funding over a period of six years.
Director Biography – Rafał Smykowski, Filip Konecki
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The initiator, director and producer of the film is Rafal Smykowski, the author of a documentary “Alternatively” (2014) which depicts non-standard models of life, subverting the essence of the current socio-economic system. A long-time cameraman, he also runs a traveling cinema, providing an opportunity for direct contact between the filmmaker and the audience. Animator and founder of the online community “The Seed of Awareness” , promoting the idea of healthy food, grown naturally and locally sourced..

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THE Bad seed

FRA

In a city, Sadia is involved in a mysterious traffic.
One of her friends, Arthur, surprises her and discovers what she is hiding. He will have to make a choice….

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MOMBRACCO’S FAMILY

ITA

Jessica lavora in un paesino ai piedi del Monte Bracco. Qui, con il marito Claudio ha avviato, da cittadina che era, un’azienda agricola in cui allevano capre e producono la toma del Monte Bracco. Jessica ha 5 figli e 130 capre ma si può dire che di figli ne ha 135 perché accudisce i suoi animali come dei figli. Jessica è una donna forte, cerca di conciliare il lavoro e la famiglia e prova a rendere tutto sostenibile. I suoi figli sono piccoli, eppure ognuno ha già il proprio ruolo. E’ una vita faticosa, devono convivere con la paura dei lupi di cui subiscono spesso le predazioni, temendo anche per la sicurezza dei figli, ma, nonostante questo, vivono l’alpeggio come se fossero in vacanza.

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CARNE

POR

CARNE: The Unsustainable Footprint It’s a gentle but raw insight of what we need to do about our diet patterns in order to save the planet and… our health. Filmed in several countries: Portugal, Belgium, France, UK and Lebanon. It gives global insights about the problem, showing how a Hospital in Lebanon is changing the lives of their patients through veganism, but it focuses mainly on the European reality, in the corridors of the European Parliament, where lobbies change the pattern of our lives. It also explores cases that demonstrate it is possible to live in balance with nature, and gives voice to new generations who are trying to change “the game”. Because change is urgent and still within our reach.

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WHEN THE FISH BEGIN TO CRAWL

ENG

When Fish Begin to Crawl is an immersive film triptych with a symphonic soundtrack. Presented purely in a language of music and images it tells a universal story about the deep relationship between humanity, nature, and time.
From the formation of the galaxies to the mysterious moment when microscopic life emerged on the planet, the film takes us on an impressionistic journey from deep time through to the explosion of biodiversity and the present day eco emergencies.
When Fish Begin to Crawl shows us that everything in nature is interconnected and interdependent, from the microscopic to the macroscopic.
65 minutes in length, Jim Sutherlands impressionistic score is performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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WE ARE THE EARTH

FRA

In a world crushed by pollution, conflicts, eco anxiety, alienation of the individual and fear of the future, a human being is lying down, hopeless and surrounded by shadow. Yet, anger and refusal of the disaster to come will ignite in him/her – and in us all – a flame of life, carrying the hope of a better tomorrow

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MATERIA VIVA

ITA

LIVING MATTER – SYNOPSIS

Technology characterizes many aspects of our lives, and technological objects have become an integral part of our daily lives. Is technology an ally or enemy of the environment? And what happens to all those devices such as smartphones, computers, refrigerators, and USB sticks that we no longer use? Do we know how to recycle them and why it is necessary to do so?

The documentary MATERIA VIVA, through the voices of experts and personal accounts of Italian and international celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Carlo Conti, Shailene Woodley, Federica Pellegrini, Alex Del Piero and many others, explains the importance of recycling the Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), and how it is an important factor in protecting the environment and building a more sustainable world and a better future for the new generations where technology and nature coexist in the environment in perfect balance.

Technology has always been a part of our lives. Since a young age we have been surrounded by technological objects that have evolved faster and faster and multiplied over the years. These devices today, well represented by a smartphone, in many cases improve our lives, but we often do not know how to manage them especially when they reach their ‘end of life’. In fact, our homes are often invaded by electronic appliances that we no longer use, and which have now become a type of waste technically called WEEE (ie. Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment). Failure to properly recycle this wate, creates serious imbalances that affect our planet and human health. Small and large illegal landfills just outside our cities, to huge stretches of e-waste such as the Agbogbloshie landfill in Ghana are the most glaring examples of the illicit trafficking of this waste. Alongside this issue is the tragedy related to the effects of the battle for raw materials, i.e., the economic war between countries to grab the mineral resources that are essential for making the electronic objects we use daily and are also essential for the industry, for the ecological and digital transition.

Extracting these materials, in addition to creating a burden on the environment by leading to an unsustainable consumption of resources, causes the exploitation of men, women and children who, in some particularly deposit-rich territories, such as Congo, are forced into inhumane work and efforts.

Therefore, obsolete and unfashionably designed appliances, if recycled, can be real mines of raw materials that are crucial to the environment and our future. These can affect geopolitical balances and the future of the environment, economy and society.

To safeguard our planet, recycling is only one of the many “green behaviours” to be put into practice. To change course and live in a more sustainable world we really need to change our attitude and adopt a range of behaviours that are sensitive to the environment and nature around us, and technology in this can become an excellent ally.

CAST

SUSAN SARANDON SHAILENE WOODLEY CARLO CONTI FEDERICA PELLEGRINI ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO FRANCESCO ARCA JAGO VITTORIO SGARBI FRANCESCA FIALDINI IRENE GRANDI MARCELLO ASCANI TORMENTO TAMARA DONA’ SONIA PERONACI EMILIO COZZI LUCA PERRI

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Written by Marco Falorni and Andrea Frassoni
Directed by Stefania Vialetto, Marco Falorni and Andrea Frassoni Produced by Libero Produzioni

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INCANTO D’ERBA E URGENZA

ITA

l film nasce con l’intento di promuovere la conoscenza e la tutela della biodiversità del Friuli Venezia Giulia, ed in particolare della flora e della fauna dei prati stabili naturali .

I prati stabili sono quelle formazioni erbacee che non hanno subito il dissodamento, aratura o erpicatura, che vengono gestite attraverso lo sfalcio o il pascolo. Sono costituite da un numero elevato di specie vegetali, erbacee, alcune presenti solo in regione, appartenenti a numerose famiglie, la più importante delle quali, per valore naturalistico è quella delle orchidee.

È importante mantenere questi prati per diversi motivi: naturalistici, agronomici, storici, culturali, paesaggistici, per la conservazione del suolo e l’accumulo di sostanza organica. Nonostante una legge regionale di tutela, il pericolo di perderli è elevato: arature, eccesso di concimazione, realizzazione di opere varie, il rimboschimento o l’abbandono sono le cause principali. Solo una regolare falciatura permette che non vengano colonizzati da piante arboree.

Una volta persa la ricchezza di queste formazioni erbacee, diventa quasi impossibile il ripristino se non in tempi lunghissimi e a costi elevati, sempre che si disponga di un’oasi da cui far espandere le specie animali e vegetali.

Il fine di questo docu-film è di sensibilizzare i cittadini affinché si attivino in prima persona per la tutela di questo prezioso patrimonio ambientale, ridotto oggigiorno ai minimi termini.

Per far conoscere la bellezza e la particolarità, ma anche la rarità e le problematiche di conservazione dei prati stabili, sono state effettuate centinaia di ore di riprese, alla scala degli insetti (macro), ma anche a livello panoramico con riprese aeree con il drone.

Il testo del documentario, rigorosamente scientifico, evidenzia le modalità di formazione dei prati, le tipologie (dal punto di vista botanico gestionale), la fauna, i motivi per cui i prati stabili sono importanti, le norme di tutela e le attività necessarie alla conservazione.

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THE LAST DOLPHIN OF THE SACRED RIVER

FRA

The Platanista Gangetica or Ganges Dolphin, is one of the last few species of freshwater dolphins in the world. Today, faced with an increasingly hostile environment, it is on the brink of extinction : There are only a few of these unique aquatic mammals left, scattered across the valleys of South Asia. How have these individuals survived today? To better understand these dolphins and find solutions, Shambhu Paudel, biologist from the University of Arizona, accompanies us to meet this species, which has never before been filmed in Nepal.

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ANIME NEL FANGO

ITA

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BAMBOO DIALOGUE

QUATAR

With a growth rate of up to a meter/day—the world record of living plants—and structural properties that in cases equal steel’s and concrete’s, bamboo is a versatile design material. A material that provide an interesting alternative in an ongoing contemporary material/sustainability dialogue.

The Bamboo Dialogues seeks to answer the questions: What is this material? and Why are we not using more of it in contemporary design, engineering and architecture? The narrative of the movie spans five continents and is told by “ bamboo whisperers”: such as engineers, artisans, students, architects, designers, historians, biologists, and farmers as well as bamboo constructions and artifacts. The material in the movie is partly a crowd sourced. Successful contemporary projects and best practices in bamboo are mostly found off the beaten track and away from trendsetting metropolises in remote and peripheral areas and locations. Therefore, The Bamboo Dialogue would not have been possible to make during the restricted travel situation around the Covid 19 pandemic without the generous joint effort by a number of: institutions, companies, and individuals from around the globe.

Bamboo have had a soft voice in the contemporary material discourse. The film seeks to amplifies this soft voice and showing possibilities and challenges for this miracle plant. The Bamboo Dialogues is the second movie in a series, portraying the versatile and sustainable material—bamboo. It follows the successful documentary Bamboo—the Tradition of the Future.
Director Biography – Johan Erik Granberg
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Johan Granberg is an award-winning architect, filmmaker, and educator. With PhD from RMIT and a portfolio of work from six continents, Granberg is a true World-Citizen-of-Design. Granberg combines his Associate Professor role at VCUArts Qatar with his artistical practice. He has been exhibited internationally, received recognition international competitions, and is a frequent lecturer and critic worldwide.

Granberg has a keen interest in the intersection between filmmaking, and design, resulted in award-winning films and educational initiatives. Granberg more than decade-long interest in bamboo. has resulted in both architectural structures in bamboo and the multi-award-winning film Bamboo—the Tradition of the Future.

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THE PICKERS

GER

Seydou from Mali is picking oranges in Southern Italy. He has no contract and is paid per crate – as all the other pickers are. He lives in a self-built hut in a settlement without water and electricity.

1 million migrants are picking our daily fruits and vegetable on European fields. Most of them are working irregular, exploitation is more a rule than an exception.

The pickers are the mobile working force, that fills our baskets in the supermarkets. Travelling from one harvesting field to the next. Not asking for their rights.

Naveed from Pakistan is harvesting olives in Greece, he is illegal for 8 years.

Kostas in Greece must hire undocumented workers and Nello, an Italian orange farmer, is sitting in his office with a calculator – farmers tend to save on their workers if they don’t earn enough for their products.

In Nepal Avinash is discussing the price for a “visa” to Portugal, where Kirti is already picking blueberries with a 14.000€ loan on his back.

At least Bahija came from Morocco to Spain with a contract . But there still is a way to not pay her the minimum wages.

While exploitation in supply chains like chocolate or coffee is already discussed, fair fruit and veg is not yet a topic. Exploitation is something “far away”.

The Pickers is a journey to European fields, where our daily fruits and vegetables are being harvested. What we see adds a bitter taste to what we eat every day.

No way out of this system? There is: Pape from Senegal is producing fair oranges in southern Italy: “We don’t want to be seen as revolutionary, We want it to be the new normal!”.

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THE MAN OF THE TREES

ITA

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, where he lives with his large family and has worked since he was born 67 years ago.
Daniel as a child falls ill with polio and, although growing without the use of his legs, he is able to follow his father in the family nursery, walking on his hands.
He works immediately with great passion and talent so much that his disability, which for many in Africa means a marked destiny, is for Daniel an opportunity: “I could take two paths: begging or taking my life in hand and devoting myself to work with dignity “. So every day he goes to the garden to work, despite the various difficulties he faces, both those related to his physical condition, and those related to the territory and he is happy, because he can keep the family and pay their studies to children and grandchildren.
Daniel has chosen and won this great challenge and, every day, he sows and cultivates with great effort and gratitude many vegetables and plants.
Often those who have no food go to the garden, because they know that even without money can open that gate, look into the eyes this generous man, who with a few gestures and a few kind words will make him collect and bring home what is necessary to feed.
In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and this is what is most important for Daniel because, as he tells us, his country, because of the drought, needs many trees and does not stop, on the contrary, he dreams of planting another million.
Director Biography – ANDREA TRIVERO
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Born in Pettinengo (Biella) Italy, in 1969. After a degree in Engineering and the master in modern low budget technology for Developing Country he moves to Africa to work and live. In the same times he works on some documentary projects during his stay in Burkina Faso and in Democratic Republic of Congo. Today he lives between Italy and Africa, mainly in the province of Biella, in an old house in the mountains in the middle of meadows and woods with dogs, cats, horses, sheeps and goats. Since 2006 he also has been working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers for Italian NGOs..

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CUBAN BEES

CUB

Cuban beekeepers are committed to organic and sustainable apiculture, avoiding chemical contaminants. This brings huge benefits to the island’s bee population and contributes to the overall well-being of the ecosystem.

Economic limitations and restricted access to chemical fertilisers and pesticides since the 1990s have catalysed a shift to agroecology and organic farming nationally. Honey production on the island is predominantly organic and primarily derived from wildflowers, giving it a distinctive flavour. The Cuban government has taken measures to safeguard and promote beekeeping as a vital component of sustainable agriculture..

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ALVIANO – VOICES FROM THE OASIS

ITA

The Alviano oasis is a crucial wetland in central Italy and the most significant in Umbria. It is home to many bird species during the winter and spring seasons, either for nesting or wintering. The Oasis houses over 100 species of wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects, making it a sanctuary for wildlife.
We will follow Alessio Capoccia, the director of the Oasis, and the operators involved in its management. They will show us the intimacy enclosed within the marsh.
We will meet Settimio, an inhabitant of the area, scholars, and explorers. They will guide us to discover the history of this territory, which has been modified over time by man and nature.
This documentary deeply investigates the importance of the relationship between man and nature.
The Oasis operators not only engage in passive conservation but also conduct regular and special maintenance every year, including monitoring and environmental education activities. The area contains several huts that serve as observation points for bird species and nature photography. It is easy to capture photos and videos of flamingos, herons, anatids, kingfishers, and many other species.

L’oasi di Alviano è una delle zone umide più importanti del centro Italia e la più importante in Umbria. Sia nel periodo primaverile che invernale ospita numerose specie di uccelli che utilizzano questo spazio per svernare oppure per nidificare. All’interno dell’Oasi si contano più di 100 specie tra uccelli, mammiferi, rettili, anfibi ed insetti, fungendo quindi da rifugio per la fauna selvatica.
Seguiremo Alessio Capoccia, il direttore dell’Oasi, e le operatrici che si occupano della gestione della stessa, che ci mostreranno l’intimità racchiusa all’interno della palude.
Incontreremo Settimio e Roberto, abitanti della zona, studiosi e esploratori, che ci guideranno alla scoperta della storia di questo territorio, che è stato modificato nel tempo dall’uomo e dalla natura.
Un documentario che indaga profondamente l’importanza del rapporto uomo e natura.
Oltre ad una conservazione di tipo passiva, gli operatori dell’Oasi eseguono manutenzioni ordinarie e straordinarie ogni anno, monitoraggi ed attività di educazione ambientale. All’interno dei suoi spazi sono presenti numerosi capanni che vengono utilizzati sia per l’osservazione delle specie di uccelli che per la fotografia naturalistica. Fenicotteri, aironi, anatidi, Martin pescatore e molte altre specie possono essere viste fotografate e riprese con facilità.

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AEVROS 17 DAYS LATER

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I have been working as a Photographer since 2002 and as a Videographer since 2014 where I have collaborated with the most popular magazines, newspapers and broadcasters in Greece and worldwide (BBC, National Geographic, DW, Sport Illustrated, The Guardian, LA Times, New York Times, Lonely Planet, Mashable,The
Telegraph, HuffPost, ZEIT Online, BBC, Rai News, Mashable, ARTE).
My work covers a wide range of the film and photography industry, from documentaries and aerial videos, to 360, advertising, current affairs and entertainment.
Director Statement
My first mouvie wich is filmed exclusively by a Drone is
a timeline of a fire that started on 19 August 2023 and after 17 days was the largest fire recorded in Europe in recent years with 935,000 hectares of burnt land. The account of the fire is recorded exclusively from aerial images in order to have the best possible visualization.

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THE REAL JUNGLE BOOK

AUT

Stunningly photographed in southern India THE REAL JUNGLE BOOK takes Kipling’s immortal characters and brings them vividly to life. Bagheera, the knowledgeable black panther, looks down at the forest beneath him while Shere Khan hunts and Hathi moves silently. In Kipling’s forest the characters lived together, but it was never like that. The various habitats are scattered like separate kingdoms which we move between. Baloo lives in a two billion year old landscape with twin cubs clinging on for life, while the Bandar-Log live their chaotic lives while keeping watch for the ancient python Kaa. Mother Wolf protected Mowgli, and wolves are a key character in this story as they survive in one of India’s least known habitats, the grasslands. THE REAL JUNGLE BOOK tells the stories of Kipling’s iconic characters through a year as they follow the true Law of the Jungle – the daily struggle to survive in modern India.
Director Biography – Jeremy Hogarth
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Jeremy is a multi-award winning natural history filmmaker whose career has stretched over decades. Based in Australia, Jeremy has lived in four other countries while working on major coproduction projects for broadcasting companies like National Geographic, Discovery, NHK, ABC Australia, ORF, CCTV 9, National Film Board of Canada, NHNZ, ZDF, NDR, ARTE and others. Over the many years of his working life Jeremy has filmed on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. He has directed and written individual blue-chip documentaries as well as working on major series and a feature documentary filmed in 3D. A big part of his working life has been spent in S E Asia and throughout South Asia including countries like Bhutan and Nepal. With an extensive background both in production and post production he is quick to grasp the overall concept of a production as it begins, also to keep an overall and complete view of the production as it is filmed and quickly evaluating what sequences have been acquired and essentially what is missing. He has an ability not only to work with individual team members, but also with scientific experts, both local and indigenous groups as well as handling government bureaucracy at all levels. Many of Jeremy’s films have featured the landscapes that are an essential part of the documentary’s story, among these are THE KIMBERLEY, THE BIG WET, WILD ASIA, THE FOUR ALPS, BRAHMAPUTRA – SKY RIVER OF THE HIMALAYA . Jeremy’s most recent completed production for ORF is THE REAL JUNGLE BOOK that was broadcast in December 2023.

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Per TE

ITA

‘For You’ is a heartfelt letter from a father to his two-year-old son, capturing a summer day in the park, a world filled with wonders yet to be discovered and a looming danger. Set in Peckham, South East London, the director narrates the story in Italian, the language he has spoken to his son since birth. This project is deeply intimate and personal, yet carries a universal and resonating message: what lies ahead might be uncertain, but with love, courage, and imagination, we can create a better future.
Director Biography – Luca Paulli
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My name is Luca, and I am an Italian animation director based in the UK working in short films and advertising.
My journey began at Slinky Pictures, a London animation studio, where I had the opportunity to work with incredible talented people like Maria Manton, Chris Shepherd, Chris Morris and David Shrigley among others. During my time at Slinky I gained valuable experience across the animation process, from storyboarding to character design to post-production.
In 2008, I co-directed my first short film ‘Breaking the Mould’ which won the Depict Audience Award at Encounters Film Festival. This success gave me the confidence to transition into a freelance animator role. Over the next few years I worked for different clients on several advertising campaigns for major brands including BBC, C4, Volvo and Honda.
One of my first freelance jobs was on the launch of the hugely successful Little Big Planet game for the PSP. I still fondly remember today the long hours the incredible work, passion and laughter shared with the crew at Clapham Road Studios.
In 2011 I had my first brush with celebrity working on the visual for Rihanna’s world tour, ‘Last Girl on Earth’ alongside creative director Simon Henwood.
I also animated the Noel Fielding TV series ‘Luxury Comedy’ for Channel 4; a journey inside Noel’s wonderful and mad imagination.
In 2014 I joined Picasso Pictures as one of their directors. During my time at Picasso I had the invaluable experience of pitching on multiple projects and collaborating with others talents in storyboards, visuals and character designs.
In 2018 I transformed my online project of animated gifts ‘Things You Can Do With Extendable Arms’ into a short film that won several awards at international film festivals including the Los Angeles Animation Festival.
By 2019 with the arrival of my first child, the onset of Covid pandemic, I redefined my approach to work. My partner and I decided to share childcare responsibilities, leading to a shift from long hours with big production companies to working from home on smaller, more crafted projects.
This period allowed me to reflect on my career and rediscover my passion for storytelling. Now, my focus is on writing and directing animated short films. Animation, to me, offers a unique and captivating way to explore dramatic topics and connect with the audience on a profound level.
In recent years I collaborated with Bafta winning producer Richard Barnett directing a short film for the ‘Glasses for Classes’ campaign, dedicated to improving the lives of millions of children worldwide suffering poor eyesight.
My latest short film, ‘For You’, is an intimate and deeply personal project dedicated to my son.

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