City of Latina Award

La faim va tout droit
Director: Giulia Canella

STORYLINE
Charles pins his hopes on an imaginary love story, wishing to escape the dramatic relationship he has with food and his body.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES
Hunger Keeps Walking is a short film about love and loneliness. The direction was intended to narrate a little known eating disorder in an intimate and emotional way, rather than scientific and descriptive.
I decided to keep the protagonist immersed in his domestic context. This tells about both the character’s isolation and the complex everyday life where his imaginary relationship with Bijoux takes place. For this reason, the frames and shots are often wide and static. The camera moves only when Charles decides to get out of his comfort zone and his home to get involved with something beyond himself.

DETAILS AND TECHNICAL SPECS
Director: Giulia Canella
Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Year: 2017
Country: Italy
Runtime: 14 min 57 sec
Cast: Phénix Brossard and Laura Doni

Special Jury Award

Ari
Director: Alex Murawski

STORYLINE
Being a kid is hard. Being yourself is even harder. Ari faces the challenges of growing up and finds courage and determination where he least expects it.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES
I wanted to tell the story of a character who did not like himself, of someone who felt insignificant—as if he were nothing. My goal was to show a transformative path from difficulty and humiliation to self-acceptance. This work tells about taking on the risk of being refused for the sake of becoming who we are.

DETAILS AND TECHNICAL SPECS
production: Annmaree J Bell
cast: Jaxon-Graham Wilson, Tiarnie Coupland, and Alan Dukes
runtime: 9 min 45 sec
year: 2015
country: Australia

Special mention

Food for thoughts
Director: Davide Gentile

STORYLINE
This short film comes from a social advertising storyline. Physical laziness and comfort food are pleasant but make our lifestyle inevitably unhealthy. Many die each year because of poor eating habits, but this does not make the news.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES
The characters sketched by Davide’s work reflect fragments of everyday life and capture their irony. Food for Thoughts is his second internationally awarded work.

DETAILS AND TECHNICAL SPECS
production: Davide Gentile/Banjo Eyes Films
year: 2016
country: United Kingdom
runtime: 12 min 20 sec
cast: Ed Bar, Sim Liz, and Liz McMullen

Photogallery Eventi Terza edizione