Tolfa Short Film Festival

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On January 26th, was officially closed the enrollment to the third edition of Tolfa ShortFilmFestival and for the third year in a row there has been a significant increase in subscribers.

“Even if the last works are still coming (the postmark will witness) – says with satisfaction the Artistic Directors Piero Pacchiarotti and Costanza Saccarelli- we can already say that there are 50 countries represented by 500 artists from all parts of the world”.

Among the nations represented: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Jordan, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Israel , Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, South Australia, Shouth Korea, Serbia, Syria, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA.


“Recall  that the Festival will open its doors next Friday, June 13th and will have a record life as it will end on Sunday, June 22nd 2014.


Although it is not yet known the full program, that the organizers keep top secret, we can already anticipate that the opening will be at the highest level with the presentation of the movie "Roma città aperta", directed by Roberto Rossellini, with Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi; presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946, it won the Grand Prix for best film, also won two Silver Ribbons for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Anna Magnani) and also got a nomination at the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay .


The film entered the list of 100 Italian films to be saved, born with the aim to report "100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978”; it will be presented in collaboration with the Istituto Luce, that turns 90 years of business and wanted to give to this important occasion the newly restored film. Also provided some video contributions of historical interviews with Federico Fellini, Scorsese, etc. .... and also a photographic exhibition dedicated to Roberto Rossellini with new unpublished photos.


“In this third edition – announces Piero Pacchiarotti - is established a new award that will be called Tolfa Cinema and will be awarded annually to a person who during his career has distinguished himself in the audiovisual world. The award was created in collaboration with the Film & Audiovisual Observatory Yearbook and has been specifically designed by the artist Roberta Gulotta (formerly the creator of the trophy awarded to the best absolute Italian and foreign works of the festival). For this first edition it will be assigned to Orso Maria Guerrini”.


Both Artistic Directors Piero Pacchiarotti and Costanza Saccarelli declare themselves very satisfied and declare that they are still plenty of surprises in store for this festival, but, sly as usual,  they postpone every further information to the official press conference to be held close to the festival and that will be attended, as last year, by many newspapers in the sector and the crew of the RAI.