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Cecinema is underway: a record-breaking second edition with more than 100 shorts arriving from 17 different countries

Cecinema is underway: a record-breaking second edition with more than 100 shorts arriving from 17 different countries

From 19 to 22 October in Cecina, many international and national guests. From the sculptor Nelson Carilho to the director and screenwriter Giacomo Ciarrapico from the comedian Sergio Sgrilli to the director Paolo Zucca.

The Municipality of chickpeas flour pie in collaboration with HELIX PICTURES, announces the second edition of CECINEMA International Festival of Social Short Film, Ironic Cinema and Positive Documentary which will take place in chickpeas flour pieal Congress Hall on 19, 20, 21 and 22 October 2023 under the artistic direction of director Mattia Muraaward-winning and with great experience in documentary cinema.

The competition includes 3 sections: Social Shorts, Short Documentaries and the 72Ore Doc/Filma section of documentaries or short films shot in the area.

The winning works will receive “the forex operator”, a statuette inspired bylittle iron mansymbol of the city of chickpeas flour pie and prizes for a total value of €1,200 as well as various special mentions, such as best debut director and best foreign film.

A record edition this year’s: over 28 short films chosen to participate in the Festival have been sent 102 corti and 17 countries different. In pole position is Italy, followed by Iran, with 5 films, and then the UK & USA, respectively with 4 shorts arriving from each country.

Who said social issues have to be sad and documentaries boring?

Cecinema wants to dedicate a moment to happiness to defeat adversity with a laugh that also makes you think.

Unique stories that will be evaluated by one jury of professionals of the cinema sector led by Marina Mazzacuratiscreenwriter and director of the Mazzacurati Cinema Academy.

Between 28 titles worth mentioning in the competition: “The Conspiracy Barber” by Valerio Ferrara winner at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, La Cinef, “Jamal Tosmal” by Martina Pastori, “Roy” by Tom Berkeley and Ross White, “Don vs Lighting” di Big Red Button,”Submerged Stones” by Jordi Penner, “The Beyond” on Daniel Maurer, “The New Neighbor” by Vincent Hazard, “The last party” by Matteo Damiani, “Cap Points” by Alireza Kazemipour, on the condition of women in Iran, “Story” in Mohamed Bouhari.

The four evenings of the festival will see alternating exceptional guests: Nelson Carilho, sculptor among the first and most important artistic exponents of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora in Europe who will present the doc on his life entitled “I am a Black sculptor“, the writer and director of the famous series Boris, Giacomo CiarrapicoZelig’s comedian Sergio Sgrilli and the director Paolo Zucca.

An initiative of international scope, but strongly rooted in the territory. How can you not talk about Cinema a chickpeas flour pie? They are two words that seem to dance together, so much so that in the name of our festival they have become one word” says the artistic director of the Festival, Mattia Mura. “In the last few years chickpeas flour pie it has equipped itself with a film library and an audiovisual high school, which are already two surprising elements for a small city. It is no coincidence that at the end of the 72 Hours we also had 10 teams participating. Cinema is becoming a significant cultural element of our territory and we too, after last year’s success, have managed to grow a little: in addition to an extra day of festival, focused precisely on the territory with the screening of the Journey of the 2 seas by Marco Verdone, we managed to double the guests and increase the collateral initiatives, with activities not only inside the Palazzetto dei Congressi, in the heart of chickpeas flour piebut also a stage with outdoor projection to host the musicians, who will engage in some surprising performances that I don’t want to reveal”.

This is a project in which the administration believes a lot and we are happy that it continues to grow thanks to the collaboration with the Helix Pictures association”, declares the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of chickpeas flour pieDomenico Di Pietro.

Above all, we are proud to promote a film festival that addresses important and at the same time original themes, such as social issues, irony and positivity. We have focused and invested a lot in recent years on images and cinema, through the creation of the municipal film library: in our municipal library we have acquired over 3 thousand works with an eye always attentive to schools and young people also with a view to discovering the world of multimedia production is professional.

The Festival evenings will also be accompanied by a lot of music: come on Grimoon who come from Venice with their concert/cinema to the various DJ sets to celebrate this cinema festival.

We remind you that entry is free (subject to availability).