Corto. Italy and Ireland in a snapshot

  • Title: Corto. Italy and Ireland in a snapshot
  • Event date: Wednesday 31 January 2024, 19:00 (Local time)
  • Place: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Pavilion Hall, Dublin
  • Opening: Maurizio Pittau
  • Panel Moderator: Debora Lupi

The annual appointment with the finalists of the Italian Fusion Festival – Short Video Competition proposes a program of 6 short videos organised in Dublin by Radio Dublino, in partnership with the Italian Institute of Culture.

The Short Video Competition has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start in 2013 and aims to offer a spotlight to Italian-Irish film productions in Ireland wishing to showcase their works on several platforms. The artists involved, mainly Italian and Irish, express a true artistic fusion of elements of both cultures. The directors of the short videos will be at the event, and they will present their videos.

Short Videos

The Return by Chiara Viale

This short is a contemporary interpretation of the poem The Return by John Francis O’Donnell (1837-1874).

A Drinking Pub With A Music Problem by Claire Issartel

It is a short documentary about the pub The Cobblestone and its role in Dublin.

Renvyle by The Sea by Jan Sisley and Silvana Benedetto

The short film is an experimental poetic short documentary where directors give voice to
local people of one of the most remote areas in the West of Ireland.

The Circle of Infinity by Stefano Rolando

Circle of Infinity is a short film filmed in Dublin, and it is a personal interpretation of Nietzsche’s eternal return idea.

Style by Beta O’Dwyer

A discussion at Dublin University about Style… and maybe about a new friendship.

Served by Renee Walker
A calculating woman cooks her estranged husband a meal to die for and serves him with divorce papers. He arrogantly obliges, believing that he has the upper hand. But she has other plans.

Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.


Short Video Contest

Short Video Competition 2023 – 6th edition

The Italian Fusion Festival 2023– Short Video Competition

“Corto | Italy and Ireland in a snapshot”.

The short video competition has been integral to 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 is open to any short films made by Italian-Irish film productions. They must include at least one Italian and one Irish cast/crew/director/writer/composer/editor/producer. We accept both unreleased and previously released short movies.

Deadline: Thursday, 12 of October 2023

Duration of short films: up to 10 minutes.

Submission: Send an email to with a short bio and a description of the video. Your email should also include a YouTube or a WeTransfer link to your video(s).

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 the Italian Fusion Festival and Radio Dublino web pages and social networks.

Contact us for further information.

Short-Video Competition

Short Film Competition

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.

How to Apply

Send and email to 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.

Visual Art Winner 2017

Italian Fusion Festival 2017 Video Winner

Winner Short-Video Competition 2017

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

Voice: Oona Doherty

Soundtrack: Federico Ortica

Filmed in 8mm AGFA 200D

Special mention for Dublin 2015 by Ivan Mazza


Filmmakers at the Italian Fusion Festival

We are happy to announce the final list of videos made by Italian videomakers living in Ireland that will be shown during the festival.

  • Danse Morob Slideshow by Luca Truffarelli
  • Here And Through by Luca Truffarelli
  • According To This Resistance by Therese Dalton
  • Dublin by Concetto La Malfa
  • Dublin 2015 by Ivan Mazza
  • Liberties (Thumbs Up!) by Onofrio America
  • Italian Abroad by Giorgio Paoletti


Italian Film

Italian filmakers wanted!

Italian filmakers wanted! Radio Dublino is looking for Italian filmmakers to present their works during the Italian Fusion Festival.

The videos should meet the following requirements:

  • Schoot by Italian filmmakers
  • Videos should be set in Ireland
  • The maximum duration is 10 minutes

Please send your videos by 31st May 2017 via web transfer to