SHORT FILM CONTEST
In the edition of 2021, Terre da Film Festival focuses on the theme of the identity. Identity as a choice. Identity as a mirror. Identity as a departure or a new point of arrival. Identity as belonging to a place or a dear event. Identity as a perpetual condition of research.
We select short films that speak of this search in a broad sense, of changing places, people and contexts.
2021 EDITION WINNERS
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2021
FICTION 24'16 ''
Ange-Marie is a 45-year-old fisherman living in Corsica. He lives with his brother and his old mother in a secluded place where women are scarce. One day, returning from fishing, Ange-Marie finds himself alone on the "cow beach" and sees three beautiful bathers. The image of these women then haunts him and draws him to the sea.
FICTION 17'29 ''
A boy meets another boy. A few hours later the world ends.
FICTION 16 '
Times are a bit hard for Fabio, a young Roman musician and for the people around him. Everything seems suspended as everyone struggles to keep their dreams, desires, relationships and usual problems afloat. Someone, however, manages to remind him of the value of the things he loves the most.
FICTION 14'56 ''
A small port town in the Japanese countryside: Saori, a hairdresser, dreams of big city life in Tokyo. Yokochin, a reluctant rapper, seeks his voice. Kyoko, a femme fatale DJ, is obsessed with her 1960s radio show. One fateful night will change their lives.
EXPERIMENTAL 1'23 ''
The virtual me as a shadow of the self. Spatial boundaries dissolve, I am everywhere and yet nowhere. How do you find your balance with the virtual world when corporeality is almost irrelevant here?
EXPERIMENTAL 10 '
The short shows the evolution of the director, from her childhood to the moment in which she decides she no longer wants to be a human being, a political and provocative resolution.
DOCUMENTARY 30 '
Bari, 2019. What does it mean to be free? Two homosexual migrants talk about their status as asylum seekers. Meanwhile, the effects of the new government's migration policies are getting worse.
FICTION 20'24 ''
A man finds his stolen bicycle which now belongs to a stranger. In his attempts to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.
FICTION 25'30 ''
Somewhere in Europe, somewhere in Poland lives Pawel, a simple man who works on a small river ferry near his village. One day he notices someone swimming across the river. Finally, there is someone with whom Pawel can talk.
MOCKUMENTARY / FICTION 9'43 ''
Edo, owner of the last remaining cow in Serravalle Langhe, brings the community together on a plan to deal with the loss of the rest of the animals.
DOCUMENTARY 18 '
The first 50 years of the Institute for Public Housing have created a real city within the city to address what has been and remains the main and persistent problem of Rome: the house. But what is this city made of? Who is excluded? The archives respond.
The archives reaffirm.
ANIMATION 15 '
At the time of the Mongol attack, a young musician and the love of his life are separated from each other. Fifty years later, the musician is called to perform in the Mongolian castle where his beloved is held. Bari, 2019. What does it mean to be free? Two homosexual migrants talk about their status as asylum seekers. Meanwhile, the effects of the new government's migration policies are getting worse.
ANIMATION 4'30 ''
Jonas is a whale man. He is not very happy, but today everything will change ...
DOCUMENTARY 13'59 ''
The combination of fictional and documentary elements make BABA a surreal portrait of a light-hearted Turkish immigrant.
FICTION 11'19 ''
Vittoria, twenty years old and the continuous search for herself. A voracious, ravenous, daring girl who embodies the distress of many young people in the era of the new. The girl's concerns are contrasted by a more attentive, intimate look made up of questions and considerations typical of those who seem to have understood the difficult task of finding their place in the world.
FICTION 9'59 ''
Alice works at a gas station. He no longer plays and has buried his fire for music deep inside. On a hot summer day, her old music teacher shows up to her. Alice then begins to wonder if she has run out of fuel for too long.
DOCUMENTARY 20 '
There is a cottage, isolated in the woods of the Tuscan hills. Inside, a disturbing form of psychotherapy is practiced. As if under a spell, the young participants follow the instructions of Elena, the guide. They get agitated, they confess, sometimes they get lost. What is the line between truth and artifice?
ANIMATION 10 '
When an astronaut reflects on the stillness of space, he encounters a surprising self-realization. The truth is written in the stars, but what will it discover?
ANIMATION 14'45 ''
In the oldest city in the Middle East, a Kurdish student,
a Muslim musician and a Christian girl are part of it
of a cultural mosaic.
When ferocious noises bring
war on their city, a mysterious sunfish appears to save them.
ANIMATION 4 '
People tend to hurt each other, leaving lasting wounds, and this is no different from family to family.
ANIMATION 20'47 ''
Tutablu is the title of the musical piece composed by Luca Franceschini and Emanuele Landi. Singing is a flow of visions into a cow's stomach where it produces a poisonous substance. Pictures are like visual notes on a diary.
ANIMATION 6'57 ''
After her mother's death, Kim finds solace in putting on her mother's old sweater. The sweater starts to itch and even hurt, but she still can't take it off.
ANIMATION 1'30 ''
Que viva is a short animation on the theme of bullfighting, in which looks and faces are like guns or bullfighters. A reflection on the struggle and the act of seeing, the encounter between the victim and the spectator's gaze through the bullfight, seen both as a ritual sacrifice and as a cruel fight.
ANIMATION 6'22 ''
As he looks at a flower, Mika remembers his childhood and feels a creature awaken in his head: a giant stuck in apathy.