07.06.2010 -

MAREMETRAGGIO 2010. International short film and debut work film Festival 11th Edition. Trieste, Italy. 25 June-3 July 2010

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Nine days of cinema with the eleventh edition of Maremetraggio – International Short and debut works Film Festival, in programme the screening of the best European shorts and Italian debut works.


Within the framework of its action for the safeguarding of cultural diversity and contemporary creativity, and their expressions in the field of cinema, UNESCO Venice Office supports the eleventh edition of the “MAREMETRAGGIO-International short and debut works Film Festival” to be held from 25 June through 3 July 2010 in Trieste (Italy). The festival will propose conferences and meetings with actors and directors, but also entertainment. High quality works with a unique pan-European coverage, with special attention to works from countries of low capacity production, young professionals and intercultural dialogue will be screened to the audience.

Two screening sections are at the core of the event: Maremetraggio, dedicated to shorts that, in the previous year, have won the most important European Festivals, and Ippocampo, dedicated to debut feature films by Italian directors, especially those with minimal distribution.

85 national and European shorts will compete in the Maremetraggio section for the final prize of € 10.000. Prizes include : best Italian short, best animation, best director, best short about sustainability, best Italian editing, included a special CEI prize (€ 3.000) for short films and directors from countries belonging to the Central European Initiative (CEI), in order to offer an overview of the Central Europe cinema as well as to enhance the eastern European production and promote works from EU candidate (Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia), western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and NIS countries (Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus).

11 debut works will compete in the Ippocampo section for the prizes : best debut work, best actor and actress, Critic Award,  Officine Artistiche Award, and emerging actor or actress.

The festival will bring in Trieste celebrities and young promises of the Italian and European cinema. Famous guests of last editions: Margherita Buy, Amanda Sandrelli, Laura Morante, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Federico Moccia, Murray Abraham, Gillo Pontecorvo, Giuliano Montaldo, Paola Cortellesi, Valentina Cervi and many others.

UNESCO Contact :

Responsible Officer Marie-Paule Roudil

Matteo Rosati m.rosati(at)unesco.org
Laura De Stefani l.destefani(at)unesco.org
L. Santato l.santato(at)unesco.org 

Links : Maremetraggio.com 

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