Winners 17. edition Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

INTERNATIONAL JURY

BEST FILM

Radiograph of a family, Firouzeh Khosrovani

Through the beautiful and layered language of this film and the intimate and singular story of her family, the director takes us into the deep love of her parents despite their opposite vision of the world while echoing the history of Iran. In this work, there is tenderness, respect and altruism to draw the portrait of a couple, a family, a man, a woman.

Billed as a “sensorial gem”, this film, built with archives is authentic and deals with contemporary issues: religion, war, migration, love.

BEST SHORT FILM

Mama, Pablo de la Chica

A story that explores the fragility of the residue of trauma through the testimony of a moving woman. In the relationship between the protagonist and the chimpanzees, it seems that she can finally reconciliate herself and restarts her life.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Garderie nocturne, Moumouni Sanou

We give an honorable mention to GARDERIE NOCTURNE for addressing one of the most pressing issues in many African countries which is the place of women.

The photography takes a careful look to these African women and mothers who daily struggle to survive while trying to look after their young kids. The DOP, Piere Maillis-Laval was able to capture the interiority and complexity of these women while keeping the right distance, with an accuracy of the framework and the close environment in which these women live.

BEST DIRECTION

Arica, Lars Edman e William Johansson Kalén

The directors of Arica succeed in a sensitive and straightforward way to convey the tragedy of how the disposal of Swedish toxic waste affects the people in a village in Chile all the time bearing respect to the protagonists; never loosening the tension and with a convincing concept of sound vision and editing.

BEST EDITING

Radiograph of a family, Firouzeh Khosrovani

Like a metronome, the editing punctuates the film's rhythm and dramaturgy, succeeding in tying together all its different narrative layers: archival images, voice off, music and filmed images. The old archives become, in the director’s hands, very close to the viewer establishing a personal and intimate relationship with History that we can easily make ours.

BEST SOUND AND MUSIC

Radiograph of a family, Firouzeh Khosrovani

A very poetic film and a smart use of music and sound Voices, echoes, environments, lead you to transform static images into dynamic situations All these without ever screaming. Music and sound are information and emotion at the same time and they bring with the legacy all the joys and sorrows of the story.

The music is a strong element of narration so that the sound and the photos come alive. The music reveals the sense of the movie and is totally integrated into the movie.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT JURY

The members of the Special Jury, composed of male and female students from the Albert Einstein State Scientific High School, the Istituto Magistrale Statale Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile and of the Liceo Benedetto Croce State Scientific High School of Palermo after a careful and passionate review, award as the best documentary of the section features film of the 17th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, the documentary The Last Generation by Mikolaj Borowy, for the following reasons:

- For succeeding in emotionally engaging a young audience, helping them to understand and take on the activists' perspective. The film enables the audience to recognize and appreciate the peaceful but determined spirit of rebellion which is aimed at changing world policies that are more concerned about profit than the state of health of our planet,

- For offering a valuable analysis of the inner conflict that characterizes the lives of activists,
- For the surprising careful editing and framing that allows to empathize with the protagonists while they experience events, making the viewer an integral part of the documentary,

- For the thorough script and photography that make the narration of a well-known theme original,

- For the exceptional soundtrack which is capable of emotionally guiding the viewer during the events showed in the film, as well as representing an element of unity and solidarity among the protagonists.

Special mention to Radiograph of a family.

The members of the Special Jury, moreover, attribute to the documentary Radiograph of a family by Firouzeh Khosrovani a special mention for the following reasons:

- For the director's ability to tell the story of her country through fluid editing, able to move quickly and naturally from individual stories to macro-stories,

- For the sound, a fundamental element of the narrative, characterized by a strong symbolic and emotional meaning,

- For the moral and social value of the documentary as an opportunity to reflect on the conditions of women in Iranian society,

- For its ability to narrate the encounter and dialogue between values, cultures, and different existential perspectives in a respectful and suggestive way,

- For the inclusion and use of photographs that create a completely original and compelling language narrative.

NEW ITALIANS JURY

The New Italians Jury awards the prize for best documentary film of the short film section to Mama by Pablo de la Chica, a work that holds together, in an original way, the feelings of fear, of hope and social redemption. There are two central themes: the need to safeguard the environment and the extinction of numerous animal species, and the rape of women as a weapon of war, which determines victims to a condition of isolation and of impossibility of redemption by denying them a second chance. From here, as in a fairy tale, an invisible thread unravels which connects the history of the primates, the chimpanzees present in a reserve, and this woman, who establishes a unique, inimitable, loyal, pure relationship with them. The "triumph of love" as a wish to find oneself together with others, aiming for a peaceful future for those who will come after us.

SOLE LUNA A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES AWARD
The Alpes, Nael Khleifi
The film is a powerful message of solidarity and humanity and has the ability of narrating without rhetoric the daily actions and efforts of volunteers who, with their simple and "natural" gestures of aid, become true builders of bridges of peace.

DOC FOR FUTURE
Recognition to the project Dadadaun by Teatri alchemici company for the show “Dadalove”

FILM FOR OUR FUTURE AWARD
Mama, Pablo de la Chica

AUDIENCE AWARD
The Spark, Valeria Mazzucchi and Antoine Harari

 

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On the trail of the glaciers

On the trail of the glaciers

progetto fotografico / photographic project
Fabiano Ventura, project manager

On the trail of the glaciers is a photographic-scientific project that combines photographic comparison and scientific research in order to disseminate the effects of climate change through the observation of changes in glacial masses over the last 150 years. The project represents the largest existing archive of comparative photography on variations of glacial masses; it was conceived and realized by the photographer Fabiano Ventura in collaboration with a technical - creative staff and is supported by aninternational Scientific Committee. The strong communicative power of photographic comparisons, together with the results of scientific research, represents a contribution to the development of a greater awareness about the impact of human activities on climate. The dissemination of the project contents aims at raising public awareness of the need to safeguard natural resources for the protection of future generations.

/ The Tetnuld Mount, Adish Glacier, Djanga and Skara mounts from the heights between Kalda and Adish (Suanetia)

1890 Vittorio Sella – © Fondazione Sella

fotografia moderna / modern photography

Panorama of the Caucasus impressive mountains: mount Tetnuldi (4853m) and mount Skhara (5200m). By comparing the two pictures, after 121 years, the linear retraction of the terminus of the two big glaciers, Adishi e Khalde, it is clearly visible.

2011 Fabiano Ventura – © Associazione Macromicro

video installazione / video installation
The exhibition can be visited from 5 to 10 July 10.00 — 18.00


Sulle tracce dei ghiacciai. Missione in Caucaso

regia / director Marco Preti
fotografia / photography Marco Preti
montaggio / editing Marco Preti, Tommaso Valente
produzione / production SD Cinematografica
Italia 2012, 52' italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italy 2012, 52' Italian with English subtitles

After the successful expedition in Karakorum on the glacier of Baltoro, the photographer Fabiano Ventura and his team of scientists continue their mission to in order to study the effects of climatic changes of the most important glaciers of the Earth. The location of the new exploration: the Georgian Caucasus, an area of priceless beauty made it inaccessible for decades by the soviet regime and therefore unspoiled and out of time. Photographic records of explorers of the late nineteenth century have been compared for the first time with the same shots by Fabiano Ventura and have been scientifically analyzed to determine the “state of health” of some of the most important glaciers of the world.

Monday 4 July 21.30 Sala delle verifiche
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La mia Battaglia. Franco Maresco incontra Letizia Battaglia

Palermo: photography, the mental issue of the Ospedale Psichiatrico of via Pindemonte, life and death, love and old age. These are just a few of the themes addressed by the great photographer Letizia Battaglia in a “closer encounter” with Franco Maresco, that finally sees the light after twenty years of waiting. The result is an intense and unpublished story of a city that Letizia Battaglia made known to the world as brutally violent but without forgetting its grace, innocence and determination to never give up.

regia / director
Franco Maresco
fotografia / photography
Alessandro Abate
montaggio / editing
Francesco Guttuso
produzione / production
Lumpen
Italia 2016, 30'
italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italy 2016, 30' Italian with English subtitles

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Ambiente doc | Sole Luna for the environment

The festival has always presented, in its film exhibitions, documentaries that show alert situations and exhort respect for our planet and this new edition deals with the urgency of the environmental issue as well. Some films in competition, such as The Last Generation by Mikołaj Borowy and Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén, invite us to reflect on this topic. So do Vittorio De Seta's short films that focus on the delicate and complex relationship between human beings and the environment.
For the second consecutive year, we also reintroduced the out-of-competition Ambiente Doc section, entirely dedicated to the themes of sustainability and climate change.
Thanks to the sensitivity of our main sponsor, Enel Green Power, the festival opens with the presentation of the project Sulle tracce dei ghiacciai by the photographer Fabiano Ventura. It analyses the climate change effects by observing changes in glacier masses over the past 150 years through a process of comparative photography. The global project, including 6 expeditions over 10 years to the Earth's most important mountain glaciers (Karakorum 2009, Caucasus 2011, Alaska 2013, Andes 2016, Himalaya 2018, Alps 2020) will be introduced by Ventura, accompanied by both a video-installation and a screening of the documentary Sulle tracce dei ghiacciai. Missione in Caucaso.
A special focus is dedicated to the sea, with documentaries that, with different sensitivities, present the seriousness of its health: with the work Nobilis Golden Moon, by the artist Mariagrazia Pontorno, we will get to know the “Sentinel of the Mediterranean”, the Pinna Nobilis, a mussel that exceeds the height of a metre, at risk of disappearing, narrated between science and magical thought. With Above the Water, we will meet Wayan, a ninety-year-old Balinese fisherman and his daily dedication to return to fishing, while in Habiter le seuil we will follow the choreographer Marine Chesnais in her otherworldly performances underwater with no breathing apparatus. The selection is closed by the reportage Missione Euridice of two divers, Marco and Andrea Spinelli, that removed some abandoned nets from the coast of Cefalù.
In collaboration with the ecologist association Mare Vivo, we will present an educational meeting on microplastics with Antonio Ragusa, author of the book Nati con la camicia... di plastica (Aboca edizioni, 2021), which tells how microplastics are already present in the placenta of the womb. The work Madre Plastica by Fabrizia Capostagno, winner of the first edition of the Marine Litter Art competition, will be exhibited on this occasion.

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THE CALL IS OPEN UNTIL THE 15th OF MARCH 2022

Palermo,February 15st 2022. More than 200 documentaries have already been submitted to the 17th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, the international documentaries festival which takes place every July in Palermo. At its Core, stories that tell about the past and current World, about human experiences, travels and meetings, urban and rural contexts, human and environment rights violation, concrete examples or suggestions to solve environmental and humanitarian crisis. The call is open to feature films and short movies finished after the 1st of January 2020, and it will stay open until the 15th of March 2022. Feature length and short movies of any length can be submitted to the competition. The works which have been submitted so far come from Austria, Mexico, Jordan, Iran, Brasil, Sweden, Morocco, Belgium, Canada, Italy, USA, Egypt, Argentina, Colombia, Poland, Bielorussia, Portugal, Israel, Qatar, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan. And more, from Russia and Ucraine centre of the international tension of the past weeks. It is the non-profit organization Sole Luna – Un ponte tra le culture to organize and produce the SLDFF. The main aim of the association is to promote values of solidarity and communication among peoples through documentaries and independent movies. The 17th edition of SLDFF will take place from the 4th to the 10th of July 2022. The enrollment to the Festival is free of charge. Since 2006 more than 125 thousand people have participated to the festival, while the Sole Luna archive comprises around 10 thousand documentaries coming from all over the World. The Festival is chaired by Lucia Gotti Venturato, who created it, and relies on the artistic direction of directors Chiara Andrich and Andrea Mura, and the scientific direction of Gabriella D’Agostino professor of Cultural Anthropology  at the University of Palermo. For information and submissions: www.solelunadoc.org
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The winners of Sole Luna Doc Film Festival’s 16 edition

INTERNATIONAL JURY AWARD

Best doc

Il mio corpo, Michele Pennetta

For giving voice to submerged worlds that live suspended on the margins of our time, bringing back a part of humanity capable of photographing life suspended in time. For putting back in the light marginalized bodies and forgotten lives. In honor of the thousands of people who died attempting to reach these shores.


Best short doc

The golden buttons, Alex Evstigneev

As in a thriller, the film sheds light on one of the dark sides of contemporary Russia by investigating with rhythm, image and suggestion a child's world crushed by militarism and propaganda.  The director masterfully utilizes logistical limitations to their artistic advantage and, thus, creates a singular work that without those obstacles and response to them would not have occurred.


Best direction

Fiancèes, Julia Bünter

For the rare intimacy captured on camera, Fiancees, director Julia Bünter excelled in gaining the trust of her subjects and featuring fly-on-the wall moments that are cinematic gold. Her empathic work places her in the esteemed tradition of direct cinema and such legendary documentar artists as the Maysles brothers, Agnès Varda, D.A. Pennebaker, and Barbara Kopple.


Best photography

Rhythms of lost time, Anisa Sabiri

For the quality of the forma, the right distance between the narrator and the narrative: in Rhythms of Lost Time Alexey Venzos portrayed with sensitivity not only people but also their culture, translating emotions about life and death. 


Best editing

Il mio corpo, Michele Pennetta

For the power of the narrative and of the emotions within, Orsola Valenti e Damian Plandolit created in Il mio corpo an equilibrium between two parallel worlds inhabited by people resisting to difficult contexts and in difficult times.


Soundrivemotion award | Best sound design

A Black Jesus, Luca Lucchesi

From the beginning of the film, music presents itself in an important way as a trait d'union of the story, and creates a narrative using languages that are sometimes dramatic, nostalgic, but also ironic and joyful, creating a path of emotions that integrate very well with the ambient sound and the great presence of diegetic music.

A skilful mix of original music, music taken from the environment and sound design.


High school students award | Best doc

A Black Jesus, Luca Lucchesi

The members of the Special Jury, composed of students from the secondary schools Liceo Scientifico Statale Albert Einstein of Palermo, Istituto Magistrale Statale Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile of Palermo and Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Abramo Lincoln of Enna, after careful and enthusiastic viewing, chose as best documentary film for the 16th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, A Black Jesus by Luca Lucchesi, with the following motivations: 

  • For the original editing and screenplay, dealing with issues such as racism and xenophobia in a revolutionary and innovative perspective, that makes the documentary engaging;
  • For the great soundtrack that accompanies the whole film, composed by Roy Paci’s music, the choral presence of the town of Siculiana, showed to the audience through several and evocative faceless voices, the beautiful Sicilian typical melodies that contributed to emphasize the geographical identity of the documentary;
  • For the wonderful photography that, through the alternation of medium, long shots and different camera angles, as well as the vividness of colors, describes essential aspects of the Sicilian territory and its history;
  • For the choice of describing, through the contradictions of the characters, the complex relation between the new need for integration and a Sicily withdrawn into itself and its poverty, despite a tradition of cultural openness represented by the Black Jesus;
  • For the value-driven director's choice to show, with great respect for other positions, his opposition to populist and inconclusive politics that exploits other human beings as instruments of propaganda to fan the flames of racism.

High school students award | Special mention

I, Mary, Aliki Saragas-Georgiou

The members of the Special Jury give a special mention also to the documentary I, Mary by Aliki Saragas-Georgiou for the following motivations:

  • For the screenplay that, through the life of Mary, a resilient and generous woman, enabled to make us, young people, aware of the difficult life for albinos in South Africa.
  • For the strength of the documentary in leading the audience to question the role that traditions play within a community and their potential discriminatory consequences for some of its members.
  • For the moral and existential strength of the protagonist, that makes her an example of human being able to bear the burden of discrimination and loneliness even within the family, without ever stopping the fight for creating awareness among other people suffering similar humiliations and building a world that is more respectful of human diversity.
  • For the accurate and symbolic editing which, through a delicate composition of real life scenes and interviews with the protagonist, inspires a strong empathic response in the audience.
  • For showing the innovative role of Internet in the girl's life, through which Mary managed to express herself and denounce the forms of discrimination that albinos are still suffering today.

"New Italians" Jury Award - Best short doc

The golden buttons, Alex Evstigneev

The film manages to give an intimate insight into the military academy, in an original way as it surprises the viewers with soft, emotional and sensitive scenes, different from what they might expect from the personal army of Putin. The story is portrayed through the shots and frames of the photo camera, offering hidden stories and images, however easy to understand. Finally, the music complements the story and the feelings of the film.

"New Italians" Jury Award - Special mention


Memory of the land, Samira Badran

Memory of the land receives the special mention for the engaging story and the way it manages to convey the strong emotions that someone can feel in that situation. The legs become the protagonists and representatives of the world, and the story, and transmit perfectly the various emotions linked to suppression and violence.

The animations have been made very well, particularly the contrast between the cold fixed images, and the warmer ones in movement, and the balance between real images and animations. The documentary is made in such a way that it does not only represent one land, or group, but that actually, through these drawings and movements, many other stories and tragedies can be told. 


Audience prize -Best Doc

The village resist, David Bert, Joris Dhert

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Submissions for the 2021 Sole Luna Doc Film Festival now open

The 16th edition of Sole Luna Doc Film Festival is now open for submission. The international documentary film festival will be held in Palermo from 5 to 11 July 2021, in the suggestive setting of the monumental complex of Santa Maria dello Spasimo. The documentaries will be selected among the films from all over the world that will be submitted filling in the entry form online from December 1st 2020. Submission is free of charge and will close on March 15th 2021. HOW TO ENTER YOUR FILM By visiting our site you can find the rules, the entry form and all the informations you need to participate in our festival. Read the rules carefully and enter your film! Click here for further informations and to fill in the entry form.
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Winners 15. edition Sole Luna Doc Film Festival

INTERNATIONAL JURY'S AWARDS

Best film

La nostra strada, Pierfrancesco Li Donni

"La nostra strada" is a central, yet forgotten corner of Palermo, in a neighbourhood that condenses the problems of a whole city. At the same time, however, "La nostra strada" is also everyone's way and the glimpse of life that the film tells - through the experiences of a group of teenagers - actually belongs to many other corners of the world, more or less close to us.
The prize for the Best Documentary goes to Pierfrancesco Li Donni's "La nostra strada", for the strength of a story that is both individual and choral, for the simplicity and clarity of the language that the film experiences.


Special mention

Mrs. F., Chris van der Vorm

In the ever changing uncertainty of our present neo-global community the desire to honor exceptional people remains unchanged.  Mrs. F. through the antic art of theater and dance transforms willing participants into strong and courageous figures that  become capable of speaking up and fighting oppression inside their community.  With style, Chris van der Vorm, designs a film that is as strong as its leading character and as moving as the fragility of the young protagonists discovering their strength and beauty.


Best short doc

Aagaswadi, Ramesh Laxmanrao Holbole

Documentary Cinema and cunning cinematography used as a tool for awareness can be a remedy :  Identifying the problem, proposing solutions.

With visual grace, Aagwasadi documents aspects of our industrial economy driven present revealing them as a universal problem - and for those who are listening  the opportunity to explore solutions.


Best direction

Village of women, Tamara Stepanyan

In Armenia there is a village inhabited, for most of the year, by women only. Men live and work in Russia. The village waits for them like the relentless alternation of the seasons is awaited. Another woman joins those women: the director of the film, who follows the life of the village with its everyday and recurring gestures, for over a year.

The award for best direction goes to "The village of women" by Tamara Stephanyan for the complex game of looks (both inside and outside the story) that the film manages to build, returning it to its audience, as well as for the original contribution that this look provides for a new idea of documentary.


Best picture

Anbessa, Mo Scarpelli

A bright story - not surprisingly photographed by the director herself - which tells with imagination and intelligence a different way of looking at everyday life even in difficult situations, capable of finding a magic key to read the real in the innovation, in the environment and in the energy of a child. The mention for the best photography goes to Anbessa by Mo Scarpelli.


Best editing

Out Loud, Tamara Mamon

The story of Omar, Muhammad and Yazan and their singing teacher Ella, Arab children in an Israeli public school.
Uriya Hertz's editing contributes decisively, with a free and edgy approach and memorable moments to the training narrative in such a contradictory context.


Soundrivemotion Award | Best sound design

Campo, Tiago Hespanha

Campo is an ambitious project, where image, sound and music walk together intertwined, and they lead us between mythological and war situations, distant worlds and transcendence. Music connects all these worlds and becomes a co-star.


Best feature film | Student's jury

Mrs F., Chris van der Vorm

The members of the Special Jury, made up of students from the Scientific High School “Albert Einstein” and from the Teaching High School “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile” of Palermo, award Mrs. F, by Chris van der Vorm (Holland, 2020) As the best feature documentary of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival XV edition with the following motivations:
• For the clear and powerful proof of the complex and dramatic phenomenon of violence against women today.
• For the director's extraordinary ability to tell the story of the protagonists, their subjectivity, the social and political context.
• For the superlative screenplay and the incisive and linear editing capable of arousing a strong empathy in the audience, forcing them to wonder about their role as citizens of the world.
• For the power of the message on the risks, fears, hopes and human pain associated with the discriminatory phenomenon.
• For its sound and its photography which are able to arouse deep emotions.


Special mention | Student's jury

La nostra strada, Piero Li Donni

The members of the Special Jury, made up of students from the Scientific High School “Albert Einstein” and from the Teaching High School “Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile” of Palermo, award Mrs. F, by Chris van der Vorm (Holland, 2020)
As the best feature documentary of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival XV edition
with the following motivations:
• For the clear and powerful proof of the complex and dramatic phenomenon of violence against women today.
• For the director's extraordinary ability to tell the story of the protagonists, their subjectivity, the social and political context.
• For the superlative screenplay and the incisive and linear editing capable of arousing a strong empathy in the audience, forcing them to wonder about their role as citizens of the world.
• For the power of the message on the risks, fears, hopes and human pain associated with the discriminatory phenomenon.
• For its sound and its photography which are able to arouse deep emotions.


Best short doc | "New Italians" Jury

Harmony for after war, Pablo Tosco, Migue Roth

The film “Harmony for after war” has been chosen as best short documentary of the “New Italians” Jury, based on its emotional messages and story that touched all of us. The film gave us a message of hope when seeing that despite the land that is destroyed, a war that has destroyed people’s life, and those two brothers that live in very difficult  conditions, the protagonists continued their love for music which has guided them and gave them the strength to go on. Their passion always remained. It reminds us to never give up, and that even when life seems difficult, we should face our difficulties, as they do in the film.
Furthermore, it is not only a film which shows hope, strength and passion, but it is also an inspirational message that encourages to help others when you have the possibility to do so.


"Sole Luna, un ponte tra le culture" award

Makun (no llores): Dibujos en un C.I.E., Emilio Martí


Tënk award

La buca, Dario Fedele

La patente, Giovanni Gaetano Lisei

Sparring partners, Danny Bianciardi

Audience award

Marceline. A woman. A century, Cordelia Dvorák

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Film in competition, streaming online, how to watch the films

All the competing films of the 15th edition of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival will be visible online on our site, in free streaming, only from Italy and for a maximum of 500 spectators, according to the program of live screenings.

To see the films just go to the page of the film you are interested in (by accessing from here) and click on "Watch the film / Watch the film".

The film will be available only for the evening, starting from the scheduled time.

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30.04-18.06.2020 – 15DOC Sole Luna Doc Film Festival winners collection

15DOC Sole Luna Doc Film Festival winners collection

Online showcase of the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival winner films

This year Sole Luna Doc Film Festival will celebrate fifteen years of activity, an important goal which deserves to be worthily celebrated, to thank the audience who has been following us and has been growing year after year, more and more watchful and demanding. We were going to schedule several events that would accompany us to the 15th edition inauguration, from the 6th to the 12th July, 2020, at Santa Maria dello Spasimo. Things went differently, but we wanted to stay with you the way this suspended time that we are all experiencing allowed us to do. Bring the Doc home, a project for which the directors and the producers involved generously gave their approval, has made, on our website, a selection of documentaries from our archives available for free, and thousands of people have really appreciated our proposal.

The showcase we are proposing today, 15 DOC, is about the prizewinning movies of the 14 Festival editions, from 2006 to 2009, which were awarded by our international juries, different for each edition. It is a privileged opportunity to reread our recent history, with its own contradictions but also its poetry and policies, so as to seek to understand what it has been done and what is left to do. It is our homage to our audience, whom we hope to embrace soon again; it is our contribution and our thanks to the sense of responsibility showed by everyone in these days that we would never have imagined we would experience, which makes us hope – reasonably – that “after” will never be the same again. This is the testimony of our commitment for the creation of a more fair and human society.

The showcase will be held online from the 30th April to the 18th June; the documentaries will be streamed on demand for free from the festival’s website every Tuesday and Thursday, according to the following calendar. Enjoy!

Go to the films

30.04.2020
2006 Edition | 26 October – 1 November, Loggiato di San Bartolomeo, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Since you left, Mohamed Bakri, Palestine – Israel, 2005, 58’

05.05.2020
2007 Edition | 22-29 July, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Behind that snowy hill, Ramtin Lavafipour, Iran, 2007, 25’

07.05.2020
2008 Edition | 20-25 July, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Isti’mariyah – Controvento tra Napoli e Baghdad, Michelangelo Severgnini, Italy, 2006, 75’

12.05.2020
2009 Edition | 6-12 July, GAM – Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna
A summer not to forget, Carol Mansour, Lebanon, 2007, 27’

14.05.2020
2010 Edition | 18-25 luglio, GAM – Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna
Paths of memory, Jose Luis Peñafuerte, Belgium, Spain, 2009, 91’

19.05.2020
2011 Edition | 4-10 July, Complesso monumentale Steri
Left by the ship, Emma Rossi Landi, Alberto Vendemmiati, Italy, 2010, 80’

21.05.2020
2012 Edition | 6-13 July, Complesso monumentale Steri
Letters from the desert, Michela Occhipinti, Italy, 2010, 88’

26.05.2020
2013 Edition | 16-22 September, GAM – Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna
La última estación, Catalina Vergara, Cristian Soto, Chile 2012, 90’

 28.05.2020
2014 Edition | 22-26 June, Cantieri culturali alla Zisa
Kosma, Sonja Blagojevi, Serbia 2013, 75’

04.06.2020
2015 Edition | 6-12 July, GAM – Complesso monumentale Sant’Anna
Those who said no, Nima Sarvestani, Sweden, Iran, 2015, 89’

09.06.2020
2016 Edition | 20-26 June, Cantieri culturali alla Zisa
A Walnut Tree, Ammar Aziz, Pakistan 2015, 81’

11.06.2020
2017 Edition | 3-9 July, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Prisons Sisters, Nima Sarvestani, Iran 2016, 90’

16.06.2020
2018 Edition | 2-8 July, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Strike a Rock, Aliki Saragas, South Africa, 2017, 84’

18.06.2020
2019 Edition | 7-13 July, Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Island of hungry ghosts, Gabrielle Brady, 2018, 94’

 

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