Strano Film Festival 2018
The first film festival dedicated solely to the culture of the land.
Second edition of StranoFilmFestival
Capestrano - Valle del Tirino, Abruzzo (Italia)
23 to 26 August 2018
The short documentary film 'Nobody Dies Here' by Simon Panay (France) and the fiction film 'Anywhere' by Aleksandar Aleksic (Serbia) shared the prize of best film. The international jury was composed by Charlotte van Zanten founder of the RoffaMonAmour film festival in Rotterdam (Holland), Americo Maria Cicolani, film producer and co-founder of Locomotion Film (Rome / London), director Federico Francioni, winner of the first edition of Strano Film Festival, and Mark Anastasio, program director at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
Despite his young age, Simon Panay with 'Nobody Dies Here' has managed to delve into the contradictions of the human soul by offering a profound glimpse of gold mines in Africa. His sensitivity and his presence are close to the subjects without judgment, with empathy and complicity. With a poetic and essential script, however, Aleksandar Aleksic with the fiction short 'Anywhere' gave us a universal message. Although complete in its short duration, the film reveals a potential for development, with the curiosity to discover how the journey of Nur will continue.
Special mention to 'Azimut' by Emiliana Santoro (Italy) who, through the paradox of subtraction, recounted the presence of human space. The power of sound, an essential sign, depicts life in relation to the environment and the architecture of the city. The second special mention went to 'Plantae' by Guilherme Gehr (Brazil): through the use of animation, he showed us secrets of nature not accessible to human experience.
The public award went to the director of L'Aquila Cecilia Fasciani with the short documentary 'Broken Halos'.
Official Selection 2018
Anywhereby Aleksandar Aleksic, Country: Serbia
Azimutby Emiliana Santoro, Country: Italy
Back To Natureby Joao Pombiero, Country: Brazil
Broken Halosby Cecilia Fasciani, Paese: Italy
Che fine ha fatto l'incivilta?by Delio Colangelo, Country: Italy
Cousins of cloudsby Romain Claris, Country: France
Crowded Sakebby Rama Obeid, Country: Jordan
Hallaby Kim Ekberg e Hannah Wiker Wikström, Country: Sweden
Heart & Soulby Julia Mariano, Country: Brazil
HORMIGASby Riccardo Gaspare Contrino, Country: Italy
I Don't Knowby Vivek Jain e Kirti Pherwani, Country: India
Il giro del musicanteby Julian Civiero, Country: Italy
Il Grande Cretto di Gibellinaby Petra Noordkamp, Country: Netherland/li>
La giornataby Pippo Mezzapesa, Country: Italy
La nostra storiaby Lorenzo Latrofa, Country: Italy
Lead, Followby Lu Heintz, Country: USA
Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islandsby Elliot Spencer, Country: Australia
Mix Wildflower Seedsby Federica Foglia, Country: Canada
New Worldby Gianluca Abbate & Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri, Country: Italy
Nobody Dies Hereby Simon Panay, Country: France
Palingenesisby Nuno Braumann e Pedro Koch, Country: USA
PLANTAEby Guilherme Gehr, Country: Brazil
Sen Adam Misin - Are You a Man?by Alihan Erbas, Harun Koybasi, Country: Turkey
The Pianist of Yarmoukby Vikram Ahluwalia, Country: UK
The Secret of Cactusby Padelis Paradisis, Country: Greece
The Stream VIIIby Hiroya Sakurai, Country: Japan
The Voice of the Landby Carlo Bolzoni, Guglielmo Del Signore, Country: Italy
Torino '63by Noemi Pulvirenti, Country: Italy
War & Cheeseby Ben Garfield, Country: UK