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A selection of short videos in English, presented at the last edition of the Italian Fusion Festival, combines elements of both Italian and Irish cultures.
Since its start, the short video competition has been an important part of the Italian Fusion Festival, and also an instrument to give visibility to local filmmakers. The participating directors, mainly Italian or Irish, express a real artistic fusion of elements from the two cultures.
The following short videos will be screened:
- The plait by Chiara Viale
- Shame by Chiara Provenzano
- Uberman by Alois J.L. Steinmacher
- A decent proposal by Cathal Feeney
- Stage fright by Giuseppe Mirabella
A Q&A session coordinated by Valentina Settominiwill follow at the end of the screenings.
- Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
- Address: 11 Fitzwilliam Square E, Dublin, D02 KN81
- Time: At 6:30 pm
- In collaboration with : IIC Dublino
- Admission : Free
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.
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
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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“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 email@example.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.
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.
“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
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.