The second edition of SIC@SIC (Short Italian Cinema @ Settimana Internazionale della Critica) once again puts forth a selection of seven short films by Italian directors who have not yet embarked on a full-length film, and two special events, all screened in their world premiere.
The short films programme is part of the 32nd Venice International Film Critics’ Week, an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics’ (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 – September 9 2017). The selection is curated by the General Delegate Giona A. Nazzaro with the members of the selection committee Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria. The programme was born thanks to the synergy between the National Union of Italian Film Critics’ (SNCCI) and the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà as one of the initiatives supporting the development of the new Italian cinema and promoting young filmmakers.
After premiering in Venice, the short films presented at SIC@SIC will be promoted at an international level by the Department for International Promotion of Contemporary Cinema of the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà through a series of initiatives and festivals, such as, the Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona (Short Films Competition section) programmed in Spain in December 2017. Furthermore, the short films will be made available for industry professionals through the online platforms Festival Scope Pro and Italian Short Film Video Library – a tool for the promotion of Italian short films realized by the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (Italian Short Film Center) in collaboration with Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Last but not least, at the end of November 2017 they will attend the TSFM – Torino Short Film Market, organized by the Italian Short Film Center.
After screening at the first edition of SIC@SIC, the seven short films selected in 2016 have been travelling the world. In less than nine months, they have already attended almost fifty festivals and cinematic events, including, Film Festival Rotterdam, DocLisboa, BFI Flare, London LGBT Film Festival, Lima Independeiente – Festival Internacional de Cine, Lovers Film Festival – Torino LGBTQI Visions and Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro. Some of the directors of the “class” of 2016 are now working on their first feature film.
SIC@SIC 2017 – The lineup
- Adavede by Alain Parroni
- Due (Two) by Riccardo Giacconi
- Les fantômes de la veille / Ghosts of Yesterday by Manuel Billi
- Il legionario / The Legionnaire by Hleb Papou
- MalaMènti / MeanMinds by Francesco Di Leva
- Piccole italiane / Little Italian Girls by Letizia Lamartire
- Le visite / Visiting Day by Elio Di Pace
Special event – Opening short film
- Nausicaa – L’altra Odissea / Nausicaa – The Other Odyssey by Bepi Vigna