Indiefilmchannel: Independent cinema online
by Camillo De Marco
- The first Italian VoD platform for the world of indie film is being enriched by new titles from the Istituto Luce Cinecittà library
The best works from the most important international festivals, which have nevertheless not been granted a place on the mainstream circuits, can be tracked down on Indiefilmchannel.tv, the first online Italian video-on-demand platform dedicated to independent films. It boasts a catalogue of over 1,000 titles, split into ten categories from animation to horror, and encompassing short films, documentaries and features.
All of the portal’s features can also be accessed via a smartphone or tablet, which means that independent cinema is available in pocket-sized format on all iOS and Android devices.
This innovative platform’s offering is now being enriched by the addition of 20 new titles from the library of Istituto Luce Cinecittà, one of the key players in the film sector, which, like Indiefilmchannel, is committed to fostering Italian cinema, both within Italy and abroad.
Among the new titles that are available to view are Good Morning Aman [+see also:
film profile] by Claudio Noce, his feature debut; L'estate sta finendo [+see also:
film profile], the second feature by Stefano Tummolini; Angosto [+see also:
interview: Alina Sigaro
interview: Belén Bernuy
interview: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo
film profile], the first film by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo; and Small Homeland [+see also:
film profile] by Alessandro Rossetto, one of the most highly regarded names in Italian documentary – this, his debut feature, was presented at the Venice Film Festival in the Horizons section, as well as at the Rotterdam and Copenhagen International Film Festivals.
Of note in the documentary section are Fuoristrada by Elisa Amoruso, an examination of transsexuality through the trials and tribulations of a family that appears to be unconventional only on the surface, presented at the most recent Rome Film Festival, and The Last Shepherd [+see also:
interview: Marco Bonfanti
film profile] by Marco Bonfanti, which was presented at 70 festivals the world over. These are joined by Musica cubana by German Kral, a pupil of Wim Wenders’, who acted as a producer on this title; Beat Parade by Luigi and Corrado Rizza, which is a depiction of Italy in the 1960s, along with its music and the lifestyle of that era; and Terramatta [+see also:
interview: Costanza Quatriglio
film profile] by Costanza Quatriglio, one of the most highly awarded documentary films of the last few years.
(Translated from Italian)
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