6 July 2004
This year the Festival opens
new perspectives: as well as the cinema shorts which have characterised
the Festival in it's last 7 years, the 2004 edition will also include
short theatre pieces from the "Schegge d'autore" review, whose
artistic director is Renato Giordano. The review has been held for the
last 4 years in Rome, at the Teatro Belli and Teatro Tordinona, in collaboration
with the SNAD (Sindacato Nazionale Autori Drammatici) and 'ENAP (Ente
Nazionale Previdenza Artisti).
Mompeo will host the finals and the prize-giving for the overall winner
of Schegge. The union of short thatre and films makes the Mompeo Festival
unique in Italy.
The Sabina International Short Film Festival: Cinema and theatre give
voice to alternative languages, in fact, the week of the festival will
also feature the language of music in cinema and soundtracks, thanks
to the Mompeo town band, and the language of the body in the form of
mime, the language of silent films.
Each evening will open with a short selection
of poems, both classic and contemporary, selected for the festival by
the National Writer's Union. In short, this year the Mompeo Festival
opens it's doors to all art forms, allowing us to go beyond stereotypes
to search for and find Art in many of it's aspects.
The Comune of Mompeo would like to thank the Cosmoart Association for
it's important contribution to organisation of this year's festival.
the Festival leaflet in .pdf
This year's Festival programme is richer and more varied than ever.
As well as the usual short films the festival will be playing host to
other art forms. There will be the finals between the four short plays,
of a maximum 30 minutes each, winners of the "Schegge d'autore"
competition directed by Renato Giordano which, for the last four years,
has been held at the Tordinona Theatre and the Belli Theatre in Rome.
The Festival will also feature full-length films, poetry readings and
performances of film music, and Mompeo will form the backdrop to a contemporary
art trail across the village. All of this makes this Festival unique
in Italy, and enhances its reputation as an international festival of
cinematic short films.
All competition entries should be presented before 11th June 2004, and
the short films themselves must reach us by 30th June 2004. This year
the competition has two sections: animation, for which the films must
be no more than 5 minutes in length, and fiction, for which the films
must be no more than 7 minutes in length.
- The Festival's Artistic Director of 7 years standing, Ugo Fangareggi,
will open the Festival on the 11th July, followed by a film screening.
- 12th July: the evening will open with a poetry reading, followed by
a film screening
- 13th July: Screening of short films competing in the Mompeo Short
- 14th July: Screening of short films competing in the Mompeo Short
- 15th July: the Mompeo Town Band will perform music from unforgettable
films, accompanied by mimed performances by the Ugo Fangareggi Theatre
Company. A film screening will follow.
- 16th July: finals between the four short plays, winners of the "Schegge
d'autore" competition for Italian drama.
- 17th July: last evening of the Short Film Festival with awards to
the winners of the short film and the short plays competitions.
Prizes will be awarded by celebrities from the worlds of show-business
The Festival will be hosted by the presenter Daniela Miniucchi.
A more detailed programme will be published closer to the date of the
This year also sees a collaboration with Tregatti snc music company
in the project "Localitour d'Italia by Jalisse"
LOCALITOUR d' ITALIA
This project aims to highlight, in collaboration with Italian municipalities,
all those leisure, tourist, cultural and educational activities or sites
seeking a higher profile with the public, using a fun, innovative and
dramatic means of communication: the concert.
Sponsored by ANCI Nazionale and in connection with the musical tour
of JALISSE from April to October 2004, it aims to:
highlight and value cultural treasures during each concert; heighten
public awareness of the creativity of young writers, directors and actors
through the short films tour; increase awareness of the places involved
among both local people and visitors.
Squares, streets, churches, parks, villages, hamlets, cultural and tourist
sites, local beauty spots and itineraries become the centre of a unique
initiative of its kind, using text, talks, maps and photos and involving
all local organizations and authorities dealing with tourism and culture.
A service dedicated to both visitors and residents looking for information
about their own or nearby areas, during a musical and video performance.
In the context of a territory-wide promotional calender of concerts,
the artist will help promote certain local sites and activities. The
photos, texts and films will be published both before and during the
concert on a maxi-screen.
Each concert will feature a space for the presentation of short films
made by young local artists who would like to raise their public profile.
Collaborations are being organised with cinema production and distribution
companies, as well as with numerous festivals.
Tregatti Musical Producions