Tolfa Short Film Festival

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The festival was organized by Civitafilmcommission and Santa Marinella Viva under high patronage of: Mibac, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lazio Region, Apidge, Confcommercio Roma, Embassy of Sweden, Municipalities of Civitavecchia and Santa Marinella, Ca.Ri.Civ Foundation, NEOS - Journalists of Viaggio Associati. Enel was the main sponsor of the event.

Many prestigious guests attended the festival including:

The Ambassador of Sweden Robert Rydberg, film directors Christian Marazziti, Dario Albertini, Daniele Falleri,Donatella Baglivo, Rosario Tronnolone; the actors Maurizio Mattioli, Flavio Bucci, Ira Fronten, Ester Vinci, Francesca Antonelli, Giulia Elettra Gorietti, Marilù De Nicola, Laura Adriani, Andrea De Rosa, Pietro Delle Piane, Massimiliano Varrese, Andrea Lattanzi (winner of the Silver Ribbon in Taormina Film Festival) the journalists Romano Milani (SNGCI), Dundar Kesapli (for the foreign press), Angelina Rossi (ICN Radio Sidney), Oriana Maerini, Loredana Filoni, Vincenzo Sori, the PR Willy Vecchiattini and the pop songwriter Walter Sciortino.

International collaborations for this edition are made with: Escola Superior Artistica do Porto (Portugal); Lodz Film School (Poland) and Slovak Film Institute (Slovakia) and national collaborations with: Movement for the life of Civitavecchia, Ass. Vespa Club Civitavecchia, Stendhal Institute, G. Galilei High School, Guglielmotti Artistic Lyceum.

The closing evening was hosted by Elisa Tassi. On absolute international standing the photographic exhibition dedicated to the director Ingmar Bergman and realized in collaboration with the Swedish Institute. Also present are works out of competition in national preview such as Epolé, a flamenco documentary directed by young Spanish directors Fernando Ferres Lòpez, Alba Manzanas Sànchez, Zoraida Palacios Rico and The Job - The N.O.A.T. Division, a Chilean action feature film directed by J. Nicolas Molinari. Numerous works in competition were premiered as national as European preview including the documentaries Mademoiselle Jennie by Irina Kopieva, Hunting by Ilgiz Sherniyaz, the animated short film Prychynna - The Story Of Love by Andrii Shcherbak. Also, themed books were launched at the festival, with the writers Margherita Lamesta Krebel and Pino Imperatore; fashion shows were held by Azugaba fashion brand by Anna Rotella and dresses "Dolce Vita" brand by Laura Roggi, curated by Virginia Barrett, with the models from fashion school of Gloria Salipante. Collaboration with local associations were held with Circuito Storico Santa Marinella by Daniele Padelletti for the exhibition of vintage cars from "La Dolce Vita" Trophy. An interesting workshop on film tourism of our territory was curated by Francesco Capuano.

"We would like to thank  all our staff, sponsors, volunteers and audience who have contributed to making this event unique - they commented Piero Pacchiarotti and Sonia Signoracci, respectively President and Director of the festival - Thanks to director, producers and distributors around the world to sends us their works for the competition. And finally, a special mention is given to the students and teachers of institutes from all over Italy, who took part at Constitution Lesson video contest, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Italian Constitution helping to keep alive the rules that guarantee democracy in our country.



The Winners


ITFF BEST FICTION 2018 Calamity directed by Séverine De Streyker and Maxime Feyers (Belgium, 2017)



ITFF BEST DOCUMENTARY 2018 Rèsce La Lune directed by Giulia Di Battista and Gloria Kurnik (Italy, Poland, 2016)



ITFF BEST ANIMATION 2018 Good or Bad directed by Anastasia Chernova (Russia, 2018)



 ITFF BEST TOURISM MOVIE 2018 La Bicicletta directed by Silvio Cantoro (Italy, 2017)



ITFF BEST ITALIAN FEATURE FILM 2018 Xolo directed by Giuseppe Valentino (2017)



ITFF CRITIC AWARD Il Vangelo secondo Mattei di Antonio Andrisani e Pascal Zullino (Italia, 2017)





Visioni di noi directed by Elena Rubbà and Emanuel Cosmin Stoica - IIS Sella Aalto Lagrange – Turin




 CONSTITUTION LESSON VIDEO CONTEST 2nd PLACE - 70 anni e non sentirli...!!! directed by Giorgia Paganica- IPSSEOA Ranieri Costaggini, Rieti





A lezione di Costituzione directed by Francesca Caggiano - Liceo Scientifico B.Pascal, Pomezia






Deputati per un giorno directed by Patrizia Cerfeda - Liceo delle Scienze Umane Emanuele Gianturco, Potenza





 CONSTITUTION LESSON VIDEO CONTEST BEST IDEAD Senza distinzioni di... directed by Paolo Ciri - IPSEOASC De Carolis, Spoleto





 VIDEO FESTIVAL DEL MARE MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST - Giovani italiani directed by Alessandro Panza




 ITFF SPECIAL MENTION- Broken Balance directed by Sara Presutti, Giorgia Cotroneo, Stefania Ranalli made by cinema factory curated by Cultural Association Santa Marinella Viva.