07.06.2010 -

UNESCO supports MAREMETRAGGIO short and debut work film Festival

© F. Alaux, H. De Crecy, L. HouplainLogorama – French short film, winner of 2010 Oscar for animation

UNESCOVENICE news (8/06/2010) Italy : Within the framework of its action for the safeguarding of cultural diversity and contemporary creativity, and their expressions in the field of cinema, the UNESCO Venice Office supports the eleventh edition of MAREMETRAGGIO International short and debut work Film Festival to be held in Trieste (Italy) from 25 June through 3 July 2010.

Maremetraggio’s main aim is to display and promote debut works created by young and new filmmakers, thereby supporting the values expressed in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, according to which “(…) Cultural diversity is made manifest not only through the varied ways in which the cultural heritage of humanity is expressed, augmented and transmitted through the variety of cultural expressions, but also through diverse modes of artistic creation, production, dissemination, distribution and enjoyment, whatever the means and technologies used.” (Art. 4).

Maremetraggio celebrates in 2010 its eleven years of life with a special programme, with numerous events and novelties.  

Over 9 days, from 25 June through 3 July in Trieste, screenings, conferences and meetings with actors and directors will alternate to offer to the festival audience a total immersion in the world of cinema.

The selection includes 96 short films: 11 debut works for the Ippocampo Section, and 85 films for the Maremetraggio Section that includes a special CEI prize for short film and directors from countries belonging to the Central European Initiative (CEI), in order to offer an overview of the Central and Eastern European cinema.

As part of this year’s Festival, a special programme will be offered for presenting and promoting the work of film directors from Bulgaria, including the projection of Bulgarian short films selected in collaboration with the Sofia International Film Festival.




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