INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury, composed by Sandra Campanini, Lorenzo Caravello, Matteo Nucci, Ado Hasanovic and Lorenza Sansone, assigned to HOW TOMMY LEMENCHICK BECAME A GRADE 7 LEGEND by Bastien Alexandre (Canada) the award. "For the freshness of the concept and of the storytelling. The work portraits a heroic world without rhetoric where teens dreams ironically turn into the expectations of us all".
A Special Mention was assigned to the German short WATU WOTE by Katja Benrath ("For its message of hope, sympathy and solidarity among people with different religious beliefs and its realistic style of narration and remarkable film technique. The heroic message is conveyed by a humankind in search of peace and mutual dialogue.” and to French short LE GRAND BAIN directed by Valérie Leroy ("For the original touch of the concept. A film about a true hero getting back control over her life and building her professional role in a new social context, becoming at the same time the point of convergence of a weird and regular community"). SNCCI JURY The SNCCI Emilia Romagna – Marche Jury, composed by Luisa Ceretto, Lapo Gresleri and Gianluca Stanzani assigned the Award for the “Best Short Movie” to LO COTIDIANO by David Lara (Spain) "for its ability to narrate with originality the present-day topic of bullying, and to show how an attitude of indifference can be equally guilty to the behaviour of those who commit the disgraceful act of offending the dignity of the human being. A ten-minute short film that, despite dealing with the serious problem that afflicts actual society and the school, avoids rhetoric and high-minded sentiments, but indeed hit the audience to the point of installing an emotional relationship with the victim."
USAC JURY The USAC Jury, composed by 20 students from USA who are attending an educational program in Reggio Emilia, assigned the first prize to the German short movie WATU WOTE by Katja Benrath, "for the thematic point of view, the film interrupts the circle of violence between two religions and encourage a sense of community. For the visual component and how space and colors reflect the evolutions of the protagonists values during the film. For the narrative structure that manifest with originality the complexity of religions and the way they influence human behavior."
CHIERICI JURY The Jury of Chierici Public Institute, composed by the students of the school who released a reportage of the Festival with videos, interviews and reviews of the works, awarded BARAKA by Néstor Ruiz Medina (Spain).
SOUND AWARD The Special Sound Award, in collaboration with RCF, was assigned to URBAN AUDIO SPECTRUM by Marina Shnide (Germany)
ENERGEE3 AWARD This Special Award, in collaboration with ENERGEE3, was assigned to EINSTEIN-ROSEN by Olga Osorio (Spain) for the best philosophical and scientific opera
AUDIENCE AWARD Audience Award, composed by the audience of the festival, was assigned to HOW TOMMY LEMENCHICK BECAME A GRADE 7 LEGEND by Bastien Alexandre (Canada)
Audience Award - Family Section, was assigned to TWO TRAMS by Svetlana Adrianova (Russia)
The festival will screen 138 international high quality short movies from all over the world; however the festival offers many events, the Cinebus, three workshops dedicated to fan of cinema and many guests, actors, film directors, writers and musician: Valeria Solarino, Aterballetto, Teatro dell'Orsa, Nuovo Teatro San Prospero, LST Teatro, Sergio Arecco, Elenfant Film e Adam Selo, Marco Revelli, Roberta Biagiarelli, Bernardino Bonzani, Monica Morini, Luigi Ottani, Marco Ciriello, Angelo Carotenuto, Alessandro Di Nuzzo, Daniele Marchesini, Davide Lorenzano, Luigi Riganti, Matteo Nucci, MR Ziggy and the GlassSpiders, Verrà un giorno, Filippo Kalomenidis, Gianluca Morozzi, Ado Hasanovic, Leonardo Kurtz, OttoMani.
The movies screened are about Heroes theme and open category, and Laity section as well sundays dedicate to children.
We are glad to inform you that the rules of the 16th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their short movies related to the theme of this year: HEROES. Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated to Women and Laity. Another section, Family, is dedicated to short movies suitable for children and families. There is also OPEN CATEGORY section, for short movies not related to the theme. The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2017.
THE WINNER OF THE XV EDITION OF REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL
The 15th edition of Reggio Film Festival just ended with a very successful evening during which the director Ado Hasanovic introduced to a very crowded hall the screening of the short movie Trip. This work is the result of the workshop held by Ado Hasanovic with Director of Photography Leonardo Kurtz and the participation of many attendees.
Below you can find the list of short movies that received an award.
INTERNATIONAL JURY The International Jury, composed by Gabriele Vacis (Jury’s President), Baptiste Bertheuil, Emilie Dubois, Ado Hasanovic, Marco Righi, assigned to Madam Black by Ivan Barge the award as "a movie that stands out for the originality of its concept developed in a delicate, but very consistent way. The result is a simple and efficient short film, amusing and deep touching at the same time, especially in describing of the relationship between the photographer and the little girl. Actors suit perfectly to the plot managing to preserve the leading role to the extraordinary character of Madam Black".
A Special Mention was assigned to Nelly by Chris Raiber for the technical quality of the short film expressed with images of great beauty. A professional talent boost an astonishing editing and script. The story turning point brings the audience into the drama of the main character, causing to experience the feelings of panic when facing death.
SNCCI JURY The SNCCI Emilia Romagna – Marche Jury, composed by Lapo Gresleri, Pierpaolo Loffreda and Gianluca Stanzani, unanimously assigned the Award for the “Best Short Movie” to La méthode Greenberry by Baptiste Bertheuil, for its dark humor typical of French comedy and for the depicting with an light touch, yet not superficial, the sensitive topic of gender disparity in workplace. This ability reminds us how movies still are a powerful mean of observation and discussion of social matters of our times.
USAC JURY The USAC Jury, composed by 15 students from USA who are attending an educational program in Reggio Emilia, assigned the first prize to the Spanish short Movie Dada by Maria Luna, "for the way audiences are led to empathize with the characters and the bond between them. For the way the film gives social awareness on Human Sex trafficking".
The USAC Jury also assigned a Special Mention to the Austrian work Nelly by Chris Raiber as a film originally created and cinematically stimulating.
CHIERICI JURY The Jury of Chierici Public Institute, composed by 10 students of the school who released a reportage of the Festival with videos, interviews and reviews of the works, awarded Home by Daniel Mulloy (Great Britain, Kosovo).
SOUND AWARD The Special Sound Award, in collaboration with RCF, was assigned to Madama Butterfly by Andreas Kessler and Lea Naijar (GERMANY).
REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL STAFF SPECIAL MENTION A Special Mention was assigned by the Reggio Film Festival staff to Love is Blind by Dan Hodgson (UK).
AUDIENCE AWARD Audience Award, composed by the audience of the festival, was assigned to Madam Black by lvan Barge (New Zealand)
Audience Award - Family Section, was assigned to Cooped by Mike A. Smith (USA)
ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2015
The rules to register your short-movies at the 15th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: TRIP. As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.
Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated to Italians.
The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2016, while for the Laity section the deadline is March the 19th, 2016.
WAITING... FOR REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL! Soon publishing the complete program of 2015 edition! Stay tuned!
WORK IN PROGRESS - WAIT FOR US!
The 14th edition of Reggio Film Festival will be held in the last weekend of October. We are working to complete the programme and the short film selection. Stay tuned for more!
LAITY AWARD 2015: THE WINNER
INIZIATIVA LAICA, in agreement with REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL, during the Days of Laicality 2015 has assigned the "Award for an aesthetic of Laicality" to the short movie ELECTRIC INDIGO by Jean-Julien Collette for the following reasons:
"The Author explored with courage the theme of personal choices in terms of sexuality and family far from traditional schemes in a way that perfectly fits the theme of this edition of “Days of Laity”: Freedom of Choice. Keeping a distance from any moralistic approach, this work reflects over the huge difficulties of the psychological preservation of a relationship that stands outside of any recognized social model (marriage between two heterosexual men, parenthood without blood ties…). Still a relationship that finds a fulfillment in a deep and emotional bond."
The winner of the Audience Jury Award is AUSSTIEG RECHTS by Bernhard Wenger e Rupert Höller.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - SHORT FILMS AT THE MUSEUM!
Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia, from 7 p.m., aperitif accompanied by DJ Olivier Manchion. Next, the screening of the shorts that have participated in the announcement by the theme "Freedom of Choice", section of Reggio Film Festival, and proclamation of the winning short.
Here are the short films that will be screened:
ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD by Tommaso Pitta (United Kingdom)
AMEISENPAKT by Benjamin Martins (Germany)
AUSSTIEG RECHTS by Bernhard Wenger and Rupert Höller (Germany)
ELECTRIC INDIGO by Jean-Julien Collette (Belgium - France)
LOVE MONSTER by Eva Vazquez de Reoyo (Spain)
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ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2015
The rules to register your short-movies at the 14th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are online. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: WAIT. As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.
Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, a special section, Laity, is dedicated to Freedom of Choice.
The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2015, while for the Laity section the deadline is March the 15th, 2015.
THE WINNERS OF THE 13TH REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL JURY The international jury of the thirteenth edition of the Reggio Film Festival, consisting of Beryl Richards, Ivan Moliterni, Dalila Missero, has chosen as Best Short Film in "F for Fake" theme:
BORDER PATROL by Peter Baumann (Germany), for its ability to express the theme of Fake with a surreal language, but in a real life context.
Furthermore, the jury decided to assign a special mention to SINCERIDAD by Andrea Casaseca (Spain), for its ability to develop a simple idea with courage and synthesis.
AUDIENCE AWARD The Popular Jury, made up by the audience, awarded as best short film of this edition LOOT Greg Rom (South Africa)
SOUND AWARD The Sound Award, in collaboration with RCF SpA, has been assigned to LUMINARIS by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Spain), for its ability to include a non original soundtrack in the narrative structure, so that becomes integral part of the story, in an ironic contrast with the alienating environment of the factory, invoking a “chaplinian” atmosphere.
STAFF MENTION Furthermore, the Reggio Film Festival’s staff decided to award with a special mention the short-movie A L'AMIABLE by Rémy Cayuela (France), for its ability to make fun, in a light, ironic and never unpleasant way, of the difficult task of saving a couple by the problem caused by son’s education. This result is reached with a solid script, supported by the excellent performance of all the actors.
SNCCI JURY The SNCCI Jury of Emilia Romagna – Marche, composed by Luisa Ceretto, Francesco Grieco and Gianluca Stanzani has awarded as best short film of Reggio Film Festival 2014: MY STRANGE GRANDFATHER from Russian director Dina Velikovskaya, for its original ability to deal with the ecological theme of recycling, and with the theme of link between generations; both topics of current interest. With a touch of fantasy and imagination, even the simplest everyday objects, when seen with the right eye for example those of a grandfather, can reborn again. Objects that become something else in a different world, where feelings and emotions return to play an important role. A fine tale with fairy tones, expressed with an animation of high technical level and perfectly successful, able to fascinate not only kids but also older audience.
The jury also decided to mention BAHAR IN WONDERLAND by the Iranian director Behrooz Karamizade, for dealing a topical issue with sensitivity and poetry, without being to academic or otherwise shallow. Through the innocent eyes of the small Kurdish Bahar, lost in a city she doesn’t know, Karamizade makes us part of the disorientation of the exiled from all over the world. Thus, the denied infancy of Bahar, escaped from Syria to Germany, and her shelter in fantasy become universal existential condition, and a metaphor never crude, of every compelled adaptation and creative attempt in the difficulties of uprooting.
REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!
Very rich program for the 13th edition of Reggio Film Festival, many locations with screenings, meetings, workshops, events. The main venue will be the Fonderia, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Aterballetto, that already hosted event in the last edition. Here will be screened both the “Fake” themed and the open category works, selected from more than 1,200 submitted. The most important event this year will be the presence of the extraordinary choreographer Jiří Kylián, now moved to filmmaking. Kylián introduces for the first time in Italy his short films. with the absolute world premiere of his Schwarzfahrer. Important guest Simone Massi, well-known author of animated shorts, just returned two time succesful at the Venice Film Festival, for which, among other things, he produced the opening clip. We will screen his work and the documentary Animated Resistance, dedicated to him and his works. And also host Beryl Richards, worldwide award-winning, English director that with her “Recession” has won our Laity prize in 2014. And again, “Rain Dogs”, the performance of the Company ATERBALLETTO with music by Tom Waits. Spazio Gerra, as part of Kraftwerk, will host a workshop on stop motion animation cinema organized by the Ottomani association. And then the meeting “Fake U”, aperitifs, the events at Dinamo realized by Daniela Rossi, “Fake” documentaries at the Bligny Atelier, and other selections of short films in the space City-In... In short, a really intense and high quality program of event! Stay Tuned for the detail!
The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2014
The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: F for FAKE. Furthermore there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.
The following prizes will be awarded: - First Prize, to the best short movie about “F for Fake” theme; - Audience Jury award, to the best short movie voted by the Reggio Film Festival audience; - SOUND Special Award, in cooperation with RCF S.p.a., assigned to the short movie that has distinguished for its particular, original and expressive use of sound, whether it is music, speech or noise.
WINNERS OF THE DAYS OF LAICALITY 2014
INIZIATIVA LAICA, in agreement with REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL, during the Days of laicality 2014 has assigned the "Award for an aesthetic of Laicality" to the short movie RECESSION by Beryl Richards for the following reasons:
"For the ability in describing, through an impressive proposal of images and dialogues, the human story of a woman who experiences the despair of abandon and rejection, and then she finds, in an apparently accidental encounter with a clear psychoanalytic relevance, a little confidence in the mirror image of her juvenile desire to live."
The winner of the Audience Jury Award is TRYOUTS by Susana Casares.
GOD IS THE GREATEST by Kai Gero Lenke (Germany/USA)
MADEMOISELLE KIKI ET LES MONTPARNOS by Amelie Harrault (France)
RECESSION by Beryl Richards (UK)
SERENATA by Daniele Zanzari (Italy)
SIMPLE by Markus Wende (Germany)
TRYOUTS by Susana Casares (USA/Spain)
The short movies will be screened, as a preview of the "Days of laicality 2014", on Monday, April the 7th, at 21, at the cinema AlCorso (Corso Garibaldi 14, Reggio Emilia) .
The selected works will compete for the Laity Award , awarded in agreement with the association "Iniziativa Laica", and for the Audience Award, awarded to the short movie most voted by the audience.
The assignment of both the Award and the screening of the winner will be held Sunday, April the 13th, at 21, at the Fonderia (via della Costituzione 39, Reggio Emilia) during the event ABSOLUTELY FREE, a dance performance of ATERBALLETTO company. Admission fee 5 euro. For info and reservation: +39 0522 273011.
We also remind you that the submission for the other sections of the festival, Fake and Open Category are still open. The deadline for online registration and submission of works is May the 31st, 2014.
ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2014
The rules to register your short-movies at the 13th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are on-line. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: F FOR FAKE. As usual there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.
Furthermore, in agreement with the association INIZIATIVA LAICA, this year is born the special section Laity.
The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2014, while for the the Laity section the deadline is February the 20th, 2014.
The selection is finally over and the final program of works admitted to Reggio Film Festival 2013 is available on-line! The festival will take place in Reggio Emilia from October 2nd to 7th. The staff would like to thank all the filmmakers who have submitted their works (almost 1200 this year!) contributing to create a very high level program.
The festival will open on October 2nd with two days focused on Bosnia and Herzegovina with screenings and panels. Our guests for this edition will be Ado Hasanovic, Aterballetto, Sarajevo Film Festival, Vladan Radovic, Nico Guidetti, Emanuele di Silvestro, Adriano Engelbrecht. The program features debates on RED in cinema, the future of movies in the digital era, a night dedicated to Gruppo 63 poetry group and of course the short movies... over 70 international works, both from Red and open category.
The final selection of works and the complete festival program and guests list is available on our website.
We hope to see you in October for five days of great movies.
4TH-6TH OF OCTOBER 2013, ROSEBUD CINEMA: REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL!
The term for subscription to the 12th edition of the Reggio Film Festival is over, with about 1200 works from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Great Britain, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Serbia, Israel, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Palestine, Italy, USA, Japan, Korea, Kosovo , Honduras, Sweden, Holland, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, United States, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Scotland , Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vietnam. We are really happy of the great participation of filmmakers from all over the world. The staff is working on the selection of works that will be screened Oct. 4th to 6th at Rosebud Cinema, in Reggio Emilia.
assigned to the short movie that has distinguished for its particular, original and expressive use of sound, whether it is music, speech or noise.
Both RED themed and OPEN CATEGORY short movies will partecipate to this selection.
The Award is born from a collaboration with RCF SpA (www.rcf.it), the Italian company world leader in design and production of sound amplification equipment for all needs (theatres, cinemas, clubs, concerts and other events). Established in 1949 in Reggio Emilia, RCF sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide.
ONLINE THE RULES FOR THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2013
The rules to register your short-movies at the 12th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are on-line. The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their works related to the theme of this year: RED. Furthermore there is the OPEN CATEGORY section, for short-movies not related to the theme.
The deadline to submit your short movies is May the 31st, 2013
FIRST PRIZE Hatch by Christoph Kuschnig (Austria) "For the effectiveness of a plot that sketches the social and human crush of the modern metropolis"
AUDIENCE JURY AWARD (ex aequo) Groove your Life by Vincent Burgevin, Franck Lebon (Francia) L'accordeur by Olivier Treiner (France)
STAFF SPECIAL MENTION - FICTION Finale by Balazs Simonyi (Hungary)
STAFF SPECIAL MENTION - ANIMATION Dripped by Leo Verrier (France)
ONLINE THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
The selection of short films to be screened in the 11th edition of the Reggio Film Festival is completed. The Festival will take place in Reggio Emilia from 5th to 9th October 2012. The staff would like to thank the artists from all over the world that sent us almost 1000 works and allowed once again to choose a selection of short films of high artistic quality to offer at our audience. The guests will be Davide Ferrario, Aterballetto, Fabrizio Plessi, lo Studio Se-Ma-For, Marek Skrobecki, Antonella Bukovaz, Cortomobile and many others. The complete list of selected works, as well as the full program of the manifestation and the guests list, is now available.
an international contest of short documentaries on work, organized by Marco Biagi Foundation and University of Modena e Reggio (that is RFF partner)
The Contest is open to audiovisual works consisting of a documentary of not more than 10 minutes, produced after 1rst January 2012, from any country in the world, in any format, focusing on contemporary work.
You have until July 10, 2012 to send your works.
Award Ceremony for the winners is to be held on 15 September 2012, during the Philosophy Festival 2012.
Prize money for the Best Video on Contemporary Work and for the Second Prize.
Info and contacts: www.fmb.unimore.it/shortonwork Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Filmaker, the rules to register your short-film at the 11th edition of the Reggio Film Festival are on-line.
The authors from every country of the world are invited to send their operas related to the theme of this year: CITY.
Furthermore there is the OPEN CATEGORY, for short-movies not related to the theme.
First Prize In scale by Marina Moscova 2011 11:10: for the plot's originality, the courage of being politically-incorrect, for its simplicity and the effectiveness of the employed animation technique
Special Mention 0507 by Ben and Cris Blaine (UK): for the pungent irony on couple relationships: "reality as it is" Il numero di Sharon Roberto Gagnor (Italia). An intriguing and well played commedy: reality as it should be
Children Prize Steam is steam by Etienne Desrosiers. For the pictorial brightness of photography and for the narrative that gently adresses the issues of adolescence and identity
Targa Zavattini Land of the heroes by Sahim Omar Kalifa For the ability of dealing with the drama of war with a different and innovative look and mantaining at the same time an humoristic spirit despite the desolating and dramatic scenario
FEDIC Prize Innocenze perdute by Francesco Giusiani
REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
The 10th Edition of Reggio Film Festival, focused on the theme of numbers, will be held November 10-15, 2011 in Reggio Emilia. There will be meetings, lectures, performances and lots of works from all over the world. The program is now online.
You can find lodging conditions for RFF guests in this section.
The Jury, composed by Ivan Maximov (director), Luca Mazzieri (director), Fabio Iemmi (artist), having noted the high quality of the animation films received this year, decided to assign two awards, one for the best fiction short film and one for the best animation short film.
NO ONE LESS Award - Fiction Una goccia nell'oceano
NO ONE LESS Award - Animation Che idea!
CHILDREN Award Habibi by Davide Del Degan (Italia)
FEDIC Award Insula by Eric Alexander (Italia)
ZAVATTINI Award Dad by Ashild Samseth (Norway)
AUDIENCE JURY Award On the water by Yi Zhao (Holland)
BEST SHORT FILM Award - Animation On the water by Yi Zhao (Holland) For the capability to transform a well known metaphor in a significant and original form, through imagines strongly related with the submitted theme
BEST SHORT FILM Award - Fiction Wattwanderer by Max Zahle (Germany) Water joins and divides, and primordially recreates the balance of the existence. Complying the theme, this opera is able to combine the exploration of human being and of external accidents with a great cinematographic knowledge.
ONLINE THE REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
The 9th Edition of Reggio Film Festival, focused on the theme of water, will be held November 10-14, 2010 in Reggio Emilia. There will be meetings, lectures, performances and lots of works(oppure short films) from all over the world. The program is now online. Click here to see it!
ONLINE 2010 ENTRY FORM
The subscription form for the new edition of Reggio Film Festival is on-line. The theme for 2010 is Water, directors are invited to express their personal point of view on this subject. The Open Category will include short movies not related to this edition's theme. The deadline to submit the works is the 20th of August. For further information and rules, just check out the respective sections on this website. We look forward to receiving your short movies!