Short Video Competition

Winner Short Video Competition 2022

A Decent Proposal by Cathal Feeney is the winner of the Short Video Competition at the Italian Fusion Festival 2022.

All videos are been projected on the 2nd of July during the Italian Fusion Festival. The winner was announced during the event and was awarded with a plaque and a small cash price.

Winner

Motivation: “‘A decent proposal’ encompasses the true spirit of the Italian Fusion Festival as it really represents a fusion of the Italian and the Irish culture with members of the cast and the crew coming from both countries. The cinematic language develops through the use of a wide range of different shoots creating the right pace for the physical acting that characterizes this work. The storyline unravels through the tale of two voices over and is truly delivered by the original score able to grasp the light and refreshing sense of the urban comedy of the video.”

Cathal Feeney started filmmaking when he joined the Dublin Filmmakers film club in Dublin in 2011. In the intervening period, he has worked on numerous short films in various roles, although mainly as a writer and director. The Interview was his first film followed by Oh. Oh was made as part of a 72-hour challenge at the Offline film festival in Offaly where it took first place. His filmmaking style would lean toward comedy.


Shame by Chiara Provenzano, with 51,88% of the votes, won the Audience Award

IIF 2019 Video Finalists

Short Video Competition 2022 Finalists

We are happy to present the finalists of the Short Video Competition 2022. All videos will be projected on the 2nd of July during the Italian Fusion Festival. The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded with a plaque and a small cash price.

The Plait by Chiara Viale

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 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.


Shame by Chiara Provenzano

Born and bred in Italy, Chiara has cultivated a love for cinema since the age of 11, when she first saw The Lord of the Rings, and she was left in awe. After moving to Dublin 5 years ago, she hasn’t stopped editing: from short films to documentaries to weddings, she loves all art forms. Editing is her true passion!


Stage Fright by Giuseppe Mirabella

Giuseppe Mirabella was born in Naples in 1985. He currently lives in Dublin where he plays in two bands Skakki Blues and Locanda a jazz manouche project. He shot ‘Stage fright’ during the KinoD: an event in Dublin during which filmmakers are asked to create a short movie in 48 hours.


A Decent Proposal by Cathal Feeney

Cathal started film making when he joined the Dublin Filmmakers film club in Dublin in 2011. In the intervening period he has worked on numerous short films in various roles, although mainly as a writer and director. The Interview was his first film followed by Oh. Oh was made as part of a 72 hour challenge at the Offline film festival in Offaly where it took first place. His film making style would lean towards comedy.


Uberman by Alois J.L. Steinmacher

Alois J.L. Steinmacher is 37 and grew up in Kaiserslautern. Being a true faustian spirit he set off to study Philosophy and Law but he eventually graduated from acting school and also medical school after living a while in a French monastery. He started writing and directing mostly comedy shorts and won his first award for his slapstick spy shorts “Styler und Gyler”. “Uberman” is his first Drama on screen and was written during a creative break in Cinque Terre, Italy – a pilot version was shot 2021 with an Italian cast in Dublin. The background idea was to artistically explore the growing pressure of capitalism and migration on human relationships. He currently works at ICU in order to complete his emergency physician training this year. After this he wants to go dead serious about the arts once and for all. His dream is to become the German Adriano Celentano. He lives in Berlin whith his wife and their children.


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Italian Fusion Festival short video competition

The Italian Fusion Festival – Short Video Competition 2022

“Corto | Italy and Ireland in a snapshot”.

The short video 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 Irish cast / crew/ director / writer / composer / editor / producer). We accept both unreleased and previously released short movies.

Deadline: Friday 24th of June 2022 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 and on Facebook and YouTube

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. The competition is curated by Giuseppe Crupi.

Contact us for further information.

Short-Video Competition

Winner Short-video Competition 2020

Cockles & Mussels by Bruno Barone is the winner of the Short-Video Competition at the Italian Fusion Festival.

Bruno Barone is an actor, director and playwright from Italy. He was born in Naples in 1979. After taking his degree in Management Engineering at Federico II University of Naples, he graduated from Tasso Musical Academy in Sorrento. After that he moved to Milan where he could improve his acting with master Claudio Orlandini and with the French pedagogue Jean Paul Denizon. Meanwhile he continued his studies in singing following the EVT Voicecraft method, with Loretta Martinez, then becoming a certified teacher.

His work has been mainly focused on prose and Musical (“Amalfi Musical”, “70 times 7”: best unreleased musical in Italy 2016), leading him to perform in important theatres such as ‘Mercadante’ and ‘Augusteo’ (Naples), ‘Teatro Nuovo’ (Milan) and in important contests as the ‘Milan Gospel Festival’.
He also worked with the Canadian travelling company “Caravan Stage Company”, being part of an international cast during the “Command Performance” tour.

As author and director in theatre he participated in the “Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2015” with the show “P.I.A. – the Principle of Uncertainty of a Soul” , selected in the competition “Inventaria 2017” and winner in the competition “Corti della Formica 2017” with the pièce “Acqua Sporca”, author and director for the show “Protocollo XY”

He finally approached for the first time to the video production field during the international contest ‘Kino Kabaret’. He founded the ‘BRAVEMAN productions’ company, producing many short films including “The Spell”, “Never Forget” and “Cockles and Mussels”, premiere at “Milano Film Festival 2016” (out of competition) and selected for ICFF 2017 CANADA.

Motivation:

“Cockles and mussels depicts the healing and uplifting power of the true soul of Dublin represented by one of its most iconic characters. Far from the aesthetics of the international business European capital, the town is presented in its alleys where a marginalized member of society feels embraced by the city. This encounter between two women so different and yet so close will give to the protagonist the hope and strength to move forward. The narrative moves away from the most popular image of Dublin as a land of career opportunities and stays true to the most authentic character of the town down-to-earth, non assuming, welcoming and wise.”

Short-Video Competition 2020 | Special Mention

Other Finalists

 

Italian Fusion Festival 2020 Promo Video

Short Video Competition 2020

Short Video Competition 2020 Short-list

Corto is back this year in its online version.  Here you can find the works shortlisted for the 2020 edition of the Festival. We are overwhelmed by the response of the Hiberno – Italian shortmovie productions.

During the Italian Fusion Festival 2020 on the 25th July the finalists will be screened live on streaming introduced by a quick chat with the directors.

As every year we will give a special mention for the winner of the Spirit of the Festival award and we will announce the winner that will be awarded with a small cash price.

Citizen Frame by Salvatore Polizzi

Banana Silent Movie by Frederice Klinge

Ducks Fly Together by Cilléin McEvoy

Lady Macbeth and the Monologue of the Raven by Chiara Provenzano

Cockles & Mussels by Bruno Barone

Room to Let by Ferdia Murphy

Different directions by Sefora Castro

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.

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

 

 

Julian Colarossi Organ Trio

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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

 

IIF 2019 Video Finalists

Short Video Competition 2019 Finalists

We are happy to present the finalists of the Short Video Competition 2019. All video will be projected on the 13th July during the Italian Fusion Festival. The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded with a plaque and a small cash price.

Abrasion by Sefora Castro

Sefora Castro is a versatile artist, at 360 °. She began studying ballet dance and theatre at the age of five; at 18 she attends a professional Academy to become a complete performer in Milan, MTS – Musical the School, graduating in 2002. So she becomes a professional dancer, studying for years also modern dance, tip- tap, contemporary with great world-famous masters, and performing in the most renowned Italian theatres. In addition to dance, she also works in theatre as an actress for various companies; she works for the TV and the big screen too. After a 25-year career, in 2017 she moved to Dublin, where began working immediately as an actress: in two years she worked on more than 50 jobs such as adverts, music videos, short films, promos, etc.

Clown by Chiara Viale

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, I went on studying screenwriting in Dublin and I 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 also co-founder of the Dublin based independent production company Built To Fail Productions.

The Siege of Bóthar Anam by Marcus Maher

Marcus started out as a screenwriter, commissioned screenplays included the life of Simon Bolivar and Fredrico Garcia Lorca. In 2007 Marcus’ play Las Casas was performed at the prestigious Canning House in London, also his play Walton Lock was performed in Dublin. During this time Marcus’ passion for sport has seen him contribute and appeared on Team 33/Newstalk in Football/Cycling and Triathlon. In 2017 Marcus set out to complete a trilogy of Irish short films called ‘Cumann’ (Society) which reflect modern Ireland, his first short ‘The Siege of Bothar Anam’ which is set around the housing crisis won the special commendation at the x1 London Short Film Festival, Best Film at the Bedford International Film Festival in the US and the European Film Festival in Barcelona. His 2nd film -The Gallows Tree’ is currently in pre-production.

Bright Eyed in the Mornin by Maria Fiorentini

Maria Fiorentini, is an Italian director, actor and editor based in Dublin. She trained in Italy and Ireland in camera and stage acting. Since 2012, Maria has been involved in several short films selected in film festival in Ireland and world-wide. In “Container” directed by Baz David, she played a young immigrant mother on the streets of Dublin. In August 2015 she was awarded Best Actress at the Pav Reel film festival for her performance in that role.

Amore in Translation  – Tuttifrutti by John McNally

Amore in Translation is web series produced by Joseph Morris, a writer director, a role where he leverages his passion for filmmaking and his extensive experience to further develop Amore in Translation. Joseph is truly versatile in the filmmaking spectrum from concept to storytelling and more recently video production and effects. He has directed on a range of award winning short film, most recently winning best short film at the Elevation indie Film Awards for Stuck home Syndrome.

Cascao & Lady Maru “One Place” by Miro Mastropasqua

Mirko Miro Mastropasqua is Miroimages. After his BA in literature sciences in Rome he starts to work for Xenon, a Berlin local TV creating short films and reportage shown in the Berlin regional broadcasting. He changes afterwards as video producer for MTV Networks. After producing and directing some music videos for  the Berliner and Roman music scene he produces and directs many shorts, supported by different film festivals and institutions around the world such as Nisi Masa (FR),  Generation Campus (RU), Black International Cinema (USA/DE), Molodist Talent LAB (UA), Longocampo Dox (RO), The Dresden Visegrad Forum (DE), Mediterranean Film Institute (GR), Reykjavík Talent LAB (IS) and many others. He is currently developing his first feature film supported by the Mediterranean Film Institute and Riga Script Meeting within an MA at the National Film School of Ireland.

Out of Competition

  • The wilderness within by Luca Trufarellli
  • The first was a boy by Shaun Dunne

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