The fourth edition of SIC@SIC (Short Italian Cinema @ Settimana Internazionale della Critica) once again puts forth a selection of seven short films by Italian directors who have not yet embarked on a full-length film, and two special events, all screened in their world premiere. The short films programme is part of the 34th Venice International Film Critics’ Week.
The selection is curated by the General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro with the members of the selection committee Paola Casella, Simone Emiliani, Beatrice Fiorentino and Roberto Manassero.
The seven short films in competition are eligible for the following prizes to be given by a jury composed by the critics of the French film magazine La Septième Obsession: Award for Best Short Film, sponsored by Frame by Frame and consisting of post-production services for the next short film by the winning director; Award for Best Director Award, sponsored by Stadion Video and consisting of the English subtitling for the next short film by the winning director; Award for Best Technical Contribution, sponsored by Fondazione Fare Cinema and consisting of an invitation to the 2020 edition of the Advanced Training Course in Film Directing “Fare Cinema”.
The program was born thanks to the synergy between the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà as one of the initiatives supporting the development of the new Italian cinema and promoting young filmmakers.
- Amateur by Simone Bozzelli
- Ferine by Andrea Corsini
- Fosca by Maria Chiara Venturini
- Monologue by Lorenzo Landi, Michelangelo Mellony
- Il nostro tempo by Veronica Spedicati
- Los oceanos son los verdaderos continentes by Tommaso Santambrogio
- Veronica non sa fumare by Chiara Marotta
Special event – Opening short film
- Passatempo by Gianni Amelio
Special event – Closing short film
- Destino by Bonifacio Angius
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