Nine short films by Italian directors, who have not yet directed a feature film, will have their world premiere at the 2nd SIC@SIC (Short Italian Cinema @ Settimana Internazionale della Critica).
The short films program is part of the 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week, an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics’ (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 – September 9, 2017).
After premiering in Venice, the short films presented at SIC@SIC will be promoted at an international level by the Department for International Promotion of Contemporary Cinema of the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà through a series of initiatives and festivals, such as, the Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona (Short Films Competition section) programmed in Spain in December 2017. Furthermore, the short films will be made available for industry professionals through the online platforms Festival Scope Pro and Italian Short Film Video Library – a tool for the promotion of Italian short films realized by the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (Italian Short Film Center) in collaboration with Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Last but not least, at the end of November 2017 they will attend the TSFM – Torino Short Film Market, organized by the Italian Short Film Center.
After screening at the first edition of SIC@SIC, the seven short films selected in 2016 have been traveling the world. In less than nine months, they have already attended almost fifty festivals and cinematic events, including, Film Festival Rotterdam, DocLisboa, BFI Flare, London LGBT Film Festival, Lima Independeiente – Festival Internacional de Cine, Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions and Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro. Some of the directors of the “class” of 2016 are now working on their first feature film.
SIC@SIC 2017 – THE LINEUP
Adavede by Alain Parroni
Due (Two) by Riccardo Giacconi
Les fantômes de la veille (Ghosts of Yesterday) by Manuel BilliI
l legionario (The Legionnaire) by Hleb Papou
MalaMènti (MeanMinds) by Francesco Di Leva
Piccole italiane (Little Italian Girls) by Letizia Lamartire
Le visite (Visiting Day) by Elio Di Pace
Special event – Opening short film
Nausicaa – L’altra Odissea (Nausicaa – The Other Odyssey) by Bepi Vigna
Special event – Closing short film
L’ultimo miracolo (The Last Miracle) by Enrico Pau