INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION / SHORTS SECTION FOR KIDS / FEDERICO FELLINI'S HORROR MASTERPIECE: TOBY DAMMIT! / ITALIAN HORROR RETROSPECTIVE: IL SIGNOR DIAVOLO by Pupi Avati, THE NEST by Roberto De Feo, THE END by Daniele Mesischia, LETTO N.6 by Milena Cocozza, IN A LONELY PLACE by Davide Montecchi / doc FULCI FOR FAKE by Simone Scafidi / shorts selection by FIPILI - HORROR FILM FESTIVAL LIVORNO / Workshops & Masterclasses
358.265 is the number of italian citizens registered at Consulate General of Italy in London, and counting… The estimated number of the Italian citizens permanently or semipermanently living in the UK is 700.000 of which the 37,1% lives in London, and the remaining 62,9% lives in the rest of England and Wales. The Italians who live and work in the Midlands are almost 100.000 and when they want to take part in a cultural event dedicated to their own culture, they need to reach London... But now there's MARCELLO!
A festival supposed to be launched in september 2020, but, because of the covid-19 issue, will have its first edition via online mode and nationwide from the 15th till the 18th january 2021. With support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery, MARCELLO become the first occasion to create a focus on the italian genre cinema productions with a particular line up premiered at Film Festivals around the world, with international shortmovie contests for kids and for adults, but also with masterclasses about the italian cinema industry and the music of the most famous soundtrack of the italian cinema background.
At MARCELLO there will be guests from the most prestigious local associations, such as Birmingham City University, and italian stakeholders, such as Film Distributors and Italian Festival. In the programme: titles directed by the well known Pupi Avati, Federico Fellini, but also by emerging directors such as Simone Scafidi, Roberto De Feo and very important genre producers such as the Manetti Bros.
Every title will be introduced by a special guest from Abertoir Horror Film Festival, BCU or Italian partners, to create an interesting dialogue on the new horror italian wave.
At the end of the festival Mrs Ilaria Di Gioia, Italian Vice Consul in Birmingham, will award the best international shorts from the international and kids category.
GIADA MAZZOLENI - FESTIVAL FOUNDER
ILARIA DI GIOIA - FESTIVAL HONORARY PRESIDENT
GABRIELE TORESANI - PROGRAMMER
MARTA MUSSO - CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
CLAUDIA MARANGONI - PR SPECIALIST
SILVIA MAMMALELLA - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
From the West Midlands, directly
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