Short-Video Competition

Winner Short-Video Competition 2019

Clown by Chiara Viale is the winner of the Short-Video Competition at the Italian Fusion Festival.

Chiara Viale is an Italian born writer, director and producer based in Ireland. After obtaining a degree in English as a Foreign Language and Literature in Milan, she went on studying screenwriting in Dublin and she began making independent films. Since then she has written, directed and taken part numerous short films. In 2017 she started her  first Independent Feature Film ‘The New Music’, which has reached completion in 2019. She is also co-founder of the Dublin based independent production company Built To Fail Productions.

  • Writer and Director: Chiara Viale
  • Cinematography: Alexandra Vetter
  • Sound Recordists: Shane Quinn, Tom Lenihan
  • Make-up artist: Fabiana Sasella
  • Colour and Sound Mix: Philip Kidd
  • Music: Kieran Lane
  • Cast: Paul Cullen (Alex), Bríd Flood (Mother),  Cilléin McEvoy (Man), Jake O’Loughlin (Young Alex) Barbara Soares (Girl), Vito Morano (TV Clown)
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 6:00
  • Synopsis: A clown gets ready for a sinister performance and takes us on a journey through the darkest corners of his mind.

Short-Video Competition 2019 | Special Mention

Bright Eyed in the Mornin by Maria Fiorentini

Short-Video Competition | 2019 Audience Award

Abrasion by Sefora Castro



Photos Jazz & Prosecco Edition 2019

Photo credits: Alessandra Luppino

Photo credits: Silvana Benedetto

Julian Colarossi Organ Trio

The Jazz & Prosecco edition Lineup 2019 in 5 Videos

7PM – Brixia Trio

8PM – The Jones Way

9PM – Luisa Annibali in “Compartir” Project

10PM – The Jaffa Cakes

11PM The Julien Colarossi Organ Trio with Laoise Leahy



Winners Gift Vouchers 2019

The winners of  of Gift Vouchers at the Italian Fusion Festival 2019 edition are:
  • Deirdre Daly
  • Ciara Jackson

Italian Dinner for Two

  • Sara Martinez
IFF volunteers

Grazie e Arrivederci

I wish to thank the audience for coming to the third edition of the Italian Fusion Festival!

This edition was very successful and we are happy about our decision to organise another edition of our festival in a more intimate venue with jazz music, poetry reading, short videos… and of course Prosecco!  We will send a survey to the online ticket holders. All feedback will be taken into consideration to improve the event next year. Those who participated and would like to send their feedback can also do so by e-mailing

If you are a musician/filmmaker/artist/ poet based in Ireland and you would like to partecipate to the next edition of the Italian fusion festival please contact us.

If you are business and are you interested in one of our sponsorship packages get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. Contact us also to become an Italian Fusion Festival volunteer next year.

This edition was sold out very early ad more than 100 people in our waiting list were not able to attend the event. If you wish to stay in touch and know when the early bird tickets are available and buy the ticket in advance , you can subscribe to the Radio Dublino newsletter where we’ll announce the next year’s festival edition or follow our facebook page and our other social media channels.

We also wish to thank everyone who collaborated with us:

  • The event partner Italian Institute of Culture – Dublin.
  • The music bands Brixia Trio, The Jones Way, Luisa Annibali in “Compartir” Project, The Jaffa Cakes, The Julien Colarossi Organ Trio + Laoise Leahy.
  • The filmmakers Sefora Castro, Chiara Viale, Marcus Maher, Maria Fiorentini, Joseph Morris, Miro Mastropasqua who participate in the short-video competition.
  • The poets James Marchiori, Merv Nickleman, Massimiliano Bianchi who participate in poetry reading sessions.
  • Laura Rossi and the fire dance performers,
  • Journalists and websites that promoted our initiative.
  • Pinocchio Cookery School and Ciao Bella Roma Restaurant Pizzeria & Wine Bar for the vouchers.
  • The BelloBar staff and sound engineer.

Last but not least, I huge thank you to the volunteers for making this edition possible. This event was entirely organised with the efforts of committed volunteers who regularly volunteer the Radio Dublino community project.

Stay in touch with us (WebsiteRadio DublinoFacebookTwitterYouTube), the next days we are going to share our photos and videos, the name of the winners of the vouchers, the video of the short-video competition winner and more…

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Maurizio Pittau
Festival Director

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Fire Dance Ferformance at the Festival

We are happy to announce that this year  we have fire dance performance with live music in Portobello Square in front of the venue.  Synchronised movements on a gypsy sound will amaze the audience with visual and dangerous live fire flames during the festival.

Pizza Van

Dave’s Wood-Fired Pizza at the Festival

Dave's Wood-Fired PizzaAn Italian Festival without Pizza? No way! We are happy to announce that this year we have a pizza option on the 13th July during the Italian Fusion Festival. Pizza & Prosecco is a great combination!

On the Portobello Harbour in front of the BelloBar will be available the Dave’s Wood-Fired Pizza Van. In 2008 Dave Lennon, a Chef from Dublin, was traveling through Europe where he discovered traditional woodfired pizza ovens. So impressed by how these authentic ovens baked and tasted he knew he wanted to share this experience with Irish foodies.

Dave’s pizzas are made using the age old method that dates back to Roman times. The pizzas are made with a natural wild yeast (just like the Romans did!) to create a great tasting sourdough base. Better dough!!!

In 2009 Dave opened his first wood fire pizza truck, in a Dublin farmer’s market. Today, Dave’s operate a fleet of trucks, catering to markets, parties and events. And still, all pizzas continue the tradition of baking in a true wood fire baking, using sourdough with carefully selected ingredients.

The Piazza van will be open from 7PM during the Italian Fusion Festival.

Laoise Leahy

Laoise Leahy

We are happy to introduce the special guest of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents, from Cork, Laoise Leahy, who will sing in the last act with the Julien Colarossi Organ Trio.

With a wealth of experience and having trained in both London and Ireland, vocalist Laoise Leahy (Née O’Hanlon), has developed into one of the most accomplished, versatile and in-demand singers on the Irish jazz and pop scene. Laoise has performed and recorded with Bon Iver (4AD), Gilbert O’ Sullivan and the RTE Concert Orchestra, Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Brian Deady (Decca Universal), Efterklang (4AD/Rumraket records), Mary Coughlan (Rubyworks Records), Niall Mc Cabe Band, Jack O’ Rourke and Waiting Room in addition to varied theatre, commercial & studio sessions.

As lead vocalist, Laoise performs as jazz vocal soloist with many bands and large ensembles such as The Paul Dunlea Big Band / New Irish Jazz Orchestra, Hothouse Bigband, Cork Concert Orchestra, Cork Pops Orchestra, Opus Pocus Big Band among others and has toured with theatre companies throughout Europe. She is an avid songwriter and has had original music released by a UK independent record label and internationally broadcast on BBC, RTE 1, Sky Showcase, RTE Lyric Fm, Newstalk, RTE Pulse, Bath fm and Today FM among others. She has performed at many festivals including Electric Picnic, Cork Jazz Festival, Limerick Jazz Festival, Sproi fest and many more.

Laoise is passionate about vocal education. She graduated BMus (‘Vocaltech’ London College of Music, London 2004- 2007) and MA (Cork School of Music 2008 – 2010) with 1st class honours degrees and top overall performer awards from both institutions. She co-founded Corks first specialist vocal tuition centre ‘Voiceworks Studio’ with colleague Gemma Sugrue and currently enjoys lecturing full time at the Cork School of Music, specialising in pop and jazz vocal performance on the BA, BMus and MA degree courses.