In competition

Puiet Sapling

Directed by Lorenzo Fabbro, Bronte Stahl
Italy, Usa, Romania 2022
Runtime 14'

Summer is ending, and the harvest has begun in rural Transylvania. As Nicusor aspires toward adulthood, he looks for a way to contribute. Faced with rejection, he explores his natural surroundings to imagine a place for himself.

Directed by
Lorenzo Fabbro, Bronte Stahl

Lorenzo Fabbro

Claudia Alexandru, Bronte Stahl, Lorenzo Fabbro

Sound design & mixing
Eric Guerrino Nardin

Sound recording
Bronthe Stahl, Claudia Alexandru

Nicusor Pasca

Lorenzo Fabbro

Bronte Stahl, Dan Nutu, Cristina Hoffmann (Aristoteles Workshop)

Lorenzo Fabbro

Lorenzo Fabbro (1991) graduated in Cinema Engineering in Turin and later moved to Sarajevo, where he participated on the BFA program at Béla Tarr’s film.factory. His first short Nestajanje was presented at the 2018 Sarajevo Film Festival. He has been working as assistant director in numerous international productions.

Bronte Stahl

Bronte Stahl (1993) is a filmmaker from Westerly, RI, USA. He graduated from the European itinerant MFA program DocNomads and is an alumnus of the Flaherty Seminar Fellowship, IDFA Project Space, Eurodoc and Points North Institute. The films he directs including Terril (2019) and Lungs (2017) have screened at festivals such as Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Pravo Ljudski, Leuven, Uppsala, and won prizes at Minsk and Porto Post/Doc. As a producer, he is compelled to elevate emerging international voices in non-fiction cinema. This work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, DocSociety US, British Film Institute, and LEF Foundation, among others. Currently he holds a Fulbright scholarship to Romania in the field of filmmaking.