Special event closing short film

Tilipirche Grasshoppers

Directed by Francesco Piras
Italia 2023
Runtime 18'

In a small village in the heart of Sardinia, during a terrible invasion of locusts that are devouring everything, a farmer has to come to terms with the passing of the baton, from father to son, for the management of the sheepfold.

Directed by
Francesco Piras

Francesco Piras

Francesco Piras

Francesco Piras


Claudia Pitzalis

Production design
Francesco Piras

Stefania Grilli

Giuseppe Ungari, Antonio Chessa

Francesco Piras (Mechanè Film by BEE TO BEE)

Italian distribution
Zen Movie

International sales
Zen Movie

SIC@SIC 2023 Francesco Piras

Francesco Piras (1978) is a director, cinematographer and photographer. He has worked for years in the world of advertising for brands such as BMW, Rolls Royce, Bugatti. He directed the photography of numerous short films, documentaries and features including Bentu by Salvatore Mereu, in competition at the Giornate degli Autori 2022. He directed the short film Il Nostro Concerto, which received national and international recognition including the nomination for the David di Donatello Award in 2019. In 2021 he wrote and directed the short film Mammarranca, officially selected at the Nastri d’Argento 2023 and winner of the Rai Cinema Channel award. Grasshoppers, his most recent short film, has its world premiere at SIC@SIC – Venice Settimana Internazionale della Critica.