Only 41 out of the 2000 short films that have been submitted from all over the world managed to make it into the competition. Selecting that small portion out of such a vast body of work was no piece of cake. After a long while of confronting and discussing, here are the 41 short films that have been selected for this year’s edition.
We have created the first place to enjoy VR contents with the same features of a cinema: you go in together, watch together, exit together. Twenty seats, twenty VR glasses, the most original contents, a big screen added to the set where the personal point of view is the center of the experience. This is an experiment starting at Milano Film Festival that will go on for six months thanks to Fastweb Digital Academy and with the technical support of Samsung.
State (T)error investigates the numerous and poignant contradictions that mark out nowadays society. This year, a selection of political documentaries will focus upon the multifold ways in which Italy is being exploited, impoverished and colonized from within by the scope of mafia organizations and unspoken agreements.
Featuring a multi-screen exhibition within BASE Milano, Milano Film Festival will showcase a fresh take on the riots and protests that marked Italy’s history all throughout 1968. The exhibition, taking place on October 1st at 7:30 pm.
From September 29th to October 8th Milano Film Festival hosts the photo exhibition “Enrico Appetito for Michelangelo Antonioni on sets 1959-1964” by ETICAARTE and Istituto LUCE Cinecittà, in collaboration with Archivio Storico Enrico Appetito and Sandro Bernardi.
Through the shots of Enrico Appetito – the set photographer for The Adventure and The Red Desert – the exhibition explores the set archaeology of Michelangelo Antonioni and investigates his relationship with nature.
The exhibition is set up at Base Milano next to a cyclorama installed for the occasion, with the screening of Ritorno a Lisca Bianca, the short movie made by Michelangelo Antonioni and Enrico Ghezzi, and a new editing of off-set images curated by Ghezzi and Emiliano Montanari
On September 29th, after exactly 105 years from Antonioni’s birth, Boosta will open the exhibition with a special event, the concert “Through the desert, the Red Desert”: a rough live soundtrack, that gets through the images and sounds of a contemporary masterpiece. The event is organized thanks to the Nazionale Italiana Cantanti and all proceeds will go to Greenpeace Italia.
In addition to the animation marathon, a four-hour collection of animated stories complements the Focus cycle of lectures and special screenings realized in collaboration with MAAD! – Milano Animation and Audiovisual District.
For the 22nd edition of Milano Film Festival, the Melting Pot section will be showcasing four films: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mira Nair, Pitza and Dates by Faribors Kamkari, Lao Shi by Johnny Ma and East is East by Damien O’Donnel.
These events are “special” to us as they mark out partnerships with cultural realities we appreciate, and also as we love the selected films for this section for their thought-provoking quality and ability to make the viewer enjoy the present.
Audiovisiva supports the screenings for the 22nd edition of Milano Film Festival, developing a programme dedicated to the interaction of music, art and technology between BASE Milano inner courtyard and indoors.
Oh baby it’s a child’s world. This year’s Milano Film Festivalino offers workshops, special screenings and events for kids and their families, that will be hosted between the greenery of Cascina Cuccagna and BASE Milano’s venues.
They may not have made the short films shortlist this year, but they will still get their time to shine. The Salon des Refuses is where the most controversial and mooted italian short films get to meet. Despite not being in the running for the prize, they will nonetheless get to be screened within the festival. See you on the dark side of the moon.