A chest of buried treasures, as we travel towards the future
An eighteenth birthday is not a birthday to celebrate like all the others. The mind is subjected to a being bombarded with ideas on maturity, adulthood and rites of passage, the things that can be done and the things that can no longer be done. Nevertheless, the heart still looks back, to crazy adventures, puppy love, problems at school and friends.
The Milano Film Festival is also becoming an adult with its heart filled with anguish. Behind it, hundreds of young authors discovered, on whom we have placed our stakes, wagering on an edition, a screening at night, a workshop. Ahead of us, the panorama of a grey world, where they tell us that a festival is no longer a game, whilst the resources dry up, becoming more and more valuable.
Wondering how to properly celebrate this passage to adulthood, we decided not to fall into the strap of sterile auto-celebrations, which we really do not pull off well. We began to reason. Out of the 2,300 or so short films that we assess each year, we often find “pleasant acquaintances”: directors that we have selected in the past but who for once have not found the right place in our selection, either due to reasons linked to their age which no longer makes them eligible for the competition or because of the special composition of that year. They are, to all effects, playmates, even though only for one summer, who we meet again today as authors of a proudly mature cinema… (read more)
Participating filmmakers include:
Johann Lurf, Simon Ellis, Massimiliano Mazzotta, Nacho Vigalondo, Jorge Silva Melo, Paul Negoescu, Kika Nicolela, Micha Wald, Martin Jones, Ernst De Geer, Gunhild Enger, Nash Edgerton, Henry Darke, Stephen Irwin, Bræðrabylta, Grímur Hákonarson, Jesse Shamata, Brandon LaGanke, Geoffrey Cowper, Luis Nieto, Thibaut Wohlfahrt, Naren Wilks, Pippo Mezzapesa, Carl Stevenson, David Cairns, Jan Thuering, Kaisa, Stephen Irwin, Lancelot von Naso, Andrei Severny, Christoph Rainer, Urs Domingo Gnad, Igor Buharov, Belén Lemaitre, Jan Thüring, Thorsten Fleisch, Michiel van Bakel, Yassine Qnia, Virgil Widrich, Giacomo Abruzzese, Jasper Elings, Stephan Müller, Ole Giæver, Oliver Pietsch, Paul Leyton, John Hellberg, Henry Cruikshank, Rory Bresnihan, Nicolas Provost, Louis Fox, Ian W. Gouldstone, Davide Del Degan, Anthony Chen, Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Miloš Tomic, Igor and Ivan Buharov, Astutillo Smeriglia, Maci Verdesca, Maarit Suomi-Vaananen, Pekk Sassi, Charlotte Blom, Anna Melikian, Mikko Myllylahti, Francesco Villa, Victor Carrey, Fabrizio Provinciali, Juliette Hamon Damourette, Giacomo Gatti, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Blair Scott, Daniel Zimmermann, Yann Chayia, Maxime Giroux, Anna Melikian, Enrico Iannaccone, Spela Cadez, John Viener, Blandine Lenoir, Imogen Murphy, Dan Popa, Cristian Nemescu, Milos Tomic, Igor e Ivan Buharov, Royston Tan, Jake Mahaffy, Stefan Mueller, Andrey Getov, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Daniel Nocke, Zoltan Horvath, Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels, Pascal Lièvre, Patrol John Patton Ford, Matej Lavrencic, Christian Fischer, Maud Gravereaux, Marcus Young, Oleksandr Shmygun, David OReilly, Milos Tomic, Bruno Urso, Esther May Campbell, Nolwenn Lemesle, João Nicolau, Astutillo Smeriglia, Nolwenn Lemesle, Skallaman, Michal Kosakowski, Pilvi Takala, Levi Abrino, Raphaël Chevènement, Timo Katz
Screening: 'Sharing a beautiful Sunset’
& 'Flashings in the mirror’
When: 5-15 september 2013
Where: Milan, Italy