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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 film-makers in town ready to showcase their works.
The short movies will focus on the fusion of Italian and Irish element. The idea can be conveyed through a wide range of storylines able to intermingle Italian and Irish cultural elements.
Submission period: from 1st May to the 15th June 2019. The length of the short movies can be up to 10 minutes.
The jury will select the finalists during the month of June and they will be projected on the 13th July during The Italian Fusion Festival in BelloBar, Dublin.
The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded with a plaque and a small cash price.
The finalists’ works will be spread through different platforms, such as the webpage and social networks.
How to Apply
Deadline 15th of June 2019 at 12PM.
Contact us for more info.
My Red Hot Car by Max Boccalari is the winner of the Short-Video Competition at the Italian Fusion Festival.
Max Boccalari is a 360-degree multidisciplinary artist, his interests are in visual arts, design, sounds and music. Creativity and visions are his focal point of communications, indeed through his art, he communicates his visual experiences, his thoughts and his emotions to the public. Max was born Italian and is in Ireland from 11 years. Max is graduated in Media Arts at Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Realised by a multi-racial group (three from Nigeria, an Irish and an Italian) My Red Hot Car is an interpretation by Max and his classmate in DKIT of the song by Squarepusher. Final Assignment first year of Media Arts and Technologies.
First Day by Alexandre Vetter (Dublin Filmmakers Collective)
We are happy to announce the final list of videos of teh Short-Video Competition that will be shown during the festival.
The Italian Fusion Festival is happy to announce the Short Film Competition “Encounters-Incontri | Unexpected casual meetings of cultures”.
The short film competition is integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival. The aim is to offer a spotlight to film-makers in town ready to showcase their works.
The short movies will focus on the meeting of different cultures. The idea can be conveyed through a wide range ofstoryliness expressing the unexpected and casual nature that meetings of this type tend to have. The length of the short movies can be up to 10 minutes.
The registration period will be open from now to the 16th of June 2018.
The jury will select the finalists during the month of June and on the 8th July the spectators will be able to watch the short-movies during The Italian Fusion Festival in the Grand Social, Dublin.
The winner will be announced during the event and will be awarded with a plaque and a small cash prize.
The finalists’ works will be spread through different platforms, such as the webpage and the social networks.
Send and email to email@example.com with a short bio and a description of the video. You can add the link of the video on youtube or you can send the video via we transfer. Deadline 16th of June 2018 at 12PM. Contact us for more info.
Here and Through by Luca Truffarelli is the winner (visual art section) of the first edition of the Italian Fusion Festival.
Luca Truffarelli is a freelance photographer and video maker based in Dublin. He graduated in photography in 2011 and started experimenting and challenging himself in the field of visual arts. Over the past few years he has been involved in contemporary dance and theatre works as a photographer/video maker, visual/set designer and artistic collaborator. Recently he has found a passion for food photography working alongside some of Dublin’s top chefs.
Here and Through is an installation and short video by Luca Truffarelli developed for Embodied, a GPO Witness History Public Art Commission. As part of this project, Truffarelli is documenting the site-specific series of dance pieces and is presenting his work alongside the performances in April at the GPO, and again at Project Arts Centre.
He invites the audience to experience the present as a personal journey via an interactive mixed-media installation. A short video piece will be shown as part of the work, representing the endless voyage of a soul through past, present and future.
Video: Luca Truffarelli www.lucatruffarelli.com
Voice: Oona Doherty www.oonadohertyweb.com
Soundtrack: Federico Ortica federicoortica.com
Filmed in 8mm AGFA 200D
Special mention for Dublin 2015 by Ivan Mazza
Save the date and prepare for one of the most exciting event of the Summer 2017!
On 2nd July Radio Dublino will bring you a line up of the most talented Irish-Italian bands for an evening of alternative fusion sounds!
Spoil yourself to the notes of jazz, blues, trad, folk and rock music, enjoy artisan food and art performances during the first festival that celebrates the encounter between the Irish and Italian music.
See you on Sunday July 2nd at The Loft, The Grand Social, 16:00-23:00