Arriving at CinemadaMare, international gathering of young filmmakers
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The travelling festival, now in its 12th edition, will take place during the whole summer and will visit ten Italian cities. The last leg: the Venice Film Festival
Four thousand kilometres, travelling up and down Italy, discovering charming places and stories to be told. In total 161 young directors (from 56 different countries) will participate in the 12th edition of CinemadaMare, the never-ending travelling festival which, starting on 25 June in Santa Marinella (Rome), will take place during the whole summer and will travel to ten Italian cities in total, ending on 5 September at the Venice Film Festival.
Created and directed by journalist Franco Rina, the festival, presented as the largest international gathering of young filmmakers, is made up of two competitions. The Weekly Competition: at each stop, the directors shoot their short films drawing inspiration from their location; on the last day of the stop-over the films shot are shown in the host city and prizes are awarded by the public (first prize: 200 euro).
The Main Competition on the other hand, is the official CinemadaMare competition: films sent during the year are shown every evening in the host city and the winner, selected by popular jury and announced at the end of the festival, is awarded the Epeo d'Oro (1500 euro); a technical jury awards other prizes, from 250 euro each, in the categories best direction, actor/actress, screenplay, photography, editing and original soundtrack.
In addition, an important new element is scheduled for April 2015: the first foreign stage of CinemadaMare, on board a Grimaldi Lines ship (sponsor, among others, with BNL-BNP Paribas Group) which will transport participants as far as Spain, to Barcelona; the filmmaking will take place during the voyage. The festival is also supported by various municipalities that will host the stop-overs and by the EU's European Regional Development Fund. For the complete calendar of this 12th edition, click here.
(Translated from Italian)