Short-Video Competition

The Italian Fusion Festival – Short Film Competition 2020

“Corto | Italy and Ireland in a snapshot”.

The short film competition has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start.

The aim is to offer a spotlight to international filmmakers in Ireland wishing to showcase their works on our platforms.

Entry open to any short films made by Italian-Irish film productions (they must include at least one Italian and on Irish cast / crew/ director / writer / composer / editor / producer). We accept both unreleased and previously released short movies.

Deadline:  Wednesday 22th of July 2020 at 18PM.

Duration of short films: up to 10 minutes.

Submission: send an email to info@italianfusionfestival.com with a short bio and a description of the video. Your email should also include a YouTube /Vimeo or a WeTransfer link to your video(s).

The short films shortlisted by our jury will be screened during the Italian Fusion Festival live streaming on Facebook and YouTube on the 25th of July.

The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded a voucher.

All the videos shortlisted by our jury will also be advertised and made permanently available to the wider public on different platforms, such as Italian Fusion Festival and Radio Dublino webpages and social networks.

Contact us for further information.

Maja Elliott

Maja Elliott with Dylan Lynch

Maja DylanWe are happy to introduce the classical undercurrents and breakbeat improvisation part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Maja Elliott with Dylan Lynch.

Maja Elliott is a pianist/singer/composer. Her music is dreamy and ethereal weaving in classical, ethnic and jazz influences and has been played on Lyric FM The Blue of the Night and Vespertine. She toured internationally with underground phenomenon Current 93, played solo in the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and performed alongside Will Auldham and Antony and the Johnsons (now Anohni) who wrote, “Maja Elliott´s playing has touched me. She is so expressive, holding notes in fearless witness to subtle emotions.”

This daring new Duo Maja Elliott / Dylan Lynch combines original compositions, jazz, classical undercurrents and breakbeat improvisation. Dylan Lynch is a highly sought after drummer and session musician (Zaska, Loah, Little Green Cars, Soda Blonde, Charlie Moon Organisation). His scintillating and subtle rhythms punctuate Maja’s sonorous soundscapes.

 

More info: majaelliott.com

Covid-19 Grant going to one artist based in Dublin

Please support us by donating to the grant fund!

To acknowledge the challenges that artists are now experiencing, Radio Dublino is organising a fundraising campaign to sponsor a Covid19 Grant going to one artist based in Ireland. The GoFundMe campaign will raise funds to sponsor an artist whose work best represents the integration of Italian culture in the Irish setting.

Please support our efforts in helping artists to go through these challenging times and donate what you can here.

Are you an artist?

If your talent is in music, performing arts, video making or any other artistic area, don’t miss this chance! All applications will be considered by the Radio Dublino Committee whose decision is final. To enter this competition, contact us at info@italianfusionfestival.com explaining in no more than 100 words why your work should be awarded the Grant.

Deadline:  Wednesday 22th of July 2020 at 18 PM.

Frank Francone

Frank Francone

We are happy to introduce the blues part of our lineup. This year the Italian Fusion Festival presents Frank Francone.

Frank Francone is a blues and rock guitarist and singer. In his career Frank played with several Bands and Artists in Italy, France and Ireland, such as Karl Potter (U.S.A.), Cheryl Porter (U.S.A.) and, in Ireland, with Dermot Byrne, Don Baker and with the Jim Finn Blues Band (Australia). He also collaborates in some projects of films and documentaries.

Now he’s performing as solo Blues Artist. In his repertoire we find songs by Freddy Mc Dowell, Lightning Hopkins, Willie Dixon,…, as well as original blues songs and instrumentals. Lastly, he’s starting as guitarist with the rock-blues Band  ‘The Voodoo Kitchen’.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/KTFrankOne/

Italian Fusion Festival 2020

Italian Fusion Festival is back! 2020 Livestream edition

The Italian Fusion Festival, the biggest Italian Festival in Europe, will continue this year despite the challenges posed by the health crisis which struck 2020. The fourth edition will go online on 25th July 2020 at 7 pm on YouTube and Facebook.

The Italian Fusion Festival, after three highly successful editions at the Grand Social and the Bello Bar in Dublin, will be taking place for the first time this year as an online streaming event and is free!

The multicultural and multidisciplinary arts festival is organised by Radio Dublino, the only Italian language Radio programme in Ireland which started in  2013. The event is sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture.

The impact of Covid-19 has profoundly changed the current artistic landscape and has led artists to seek new ways of expressing themselves. We are proud to continue supporting artists in this unprecedented situation and we are presenting a number of acts which include live music, short videos and interviews.

The festival is proud to present you music by Susanne Savage, Maja Elliott, Julyo,  Dario Rodighiero and Frank Francone.

In addition to music, we also present the short film competition which has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start and continues in this live stream edition. The aim of the competition is to offer a spotlight on international filmmakers in Ireland wishing to showcase their works on our platforms.

Radio Dublino, whose goal is to promote Italy in all its aspects and the local integration of the Italian community residing in Ireland, wishes to continue to support the local artistic community and offer its listeners an overview of the latest trends of the cultural scene in Dublin.

To acknowledge the challenges that artists are now experiencing, Radio Dublino is organising a fundraising campaign to sponsor a Covid19 Grant going to one artist based in Ireland. The GoFundMe campaign will raise funds to sponsor an artist whose work best represents the integration of Italian culture in the Irish setting.

Festival postponed

Italian Fusion Festival 2020 Postponed

We are monitoring the situation of the pandemic in relation to our Italian Fusion Festival and we are pretty sure that we will have to postpone the 4th edition of the Italian Fusion Festival.

With this in mind, we will announce the new date through our usual channels. #stayhome #staysafe

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Corto. Italy and Ireland in a snapshot

The Italian Institute of Culture – Dublin hosts a selection of short films combining elements of Irish and Italian culture, presented during the latest edition of the Italian Fusion Festival, the biggest Italian Festival in Europe organised by Radio Dublino (the only Irish Radio programme in Italian).

This short film competition has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start, aiming to offer a spotlight to Dublin film-makers ready to showcase their works.The artists involved, mainly Italian and Irish, express a true artistic fusion of elements of both cultures.

A short discussion with a Q&A session and a refreshment will take place after the screenings.

The following short films will be screened:

  • My Red Hot Car by Max Boccalari
  • First Day by Alexandre Vetter
  • Here and Through by Luca Truffarelli
  • Dublin 2015 by Ivan Mazza
  • Clown by Chiara Viale
  • Bright Eyed in the Mornin by Maria Fiorentini
  • Abrasion by Sefora Castro
  • Amore in Translation – Tuttifrutti by John McNally
  • Cascao & Lady Maru “One Place” by Miro Mastropasqua
  • The Siege of Bóthar Anam by Marcus Maher

Free admission, booking recommended

Information

  • Date: Monday, October 07, 2019
  • Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm
  • Organised by: IIC
  • Un collaboration with: Radio Dublino
  • Admission : Free

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