Happy Winter opens the 2017 edition of #IDSAcademy

The 2017 edition of IDSAcademy started in an auspicious way: the projection at Rouge et Noir Cinema in Palermo of the docufilm Happy Winter, a project by Giovanni Totaro developed during the 2015 edition of #IDSAcademy. The work – which has already been projected at the Venice International Film Festival – is the result of the support of various Sicilian institutes: the director was a … Continue reading Happy Winter opens the 2017 edition of #IDSAcademy

Rome Web Awards 2018. Submissions are open

The Italian Web Oscars, at the fifth edition, this year counts more than 1200 nominations, 250 Merit Awards, 45 Excellence Awards and the prestigious Media Partners Awards and Golden Stars. Rome Web Awards confirms to be the richest and complex world ceremony in the independent audiovisual sector. It is possible to subscribe any audiovisual work present on the web: Web Series, Shorts, Film, Fan Film, … Continue reading Rome Web Awards 2018. Submissions are open

Nove giorni al Cairo (Nine Days in Cairo): The Webseries/Docufilm on Regeni’s Murder

On the 3rd February 2016 a body with signs of torture has been found at the edge of a road near Cairo city. It was Giulio Regeni, researcher from Cambridge University, whom disappearance was reported a week before. Nove giorni al Cairo (Nine Days in Cairo) is a webseries, but also a documentary, written by Diana Ligorio and directed by Carlo Bonini and Giuliano Foschini, available on Repubblica online. Continue reading “Nove giorni al Cairo (Nine Days in Cairo): The Webseries/Docufilm on Regeni’s Murder”

#WEBFESTBERLIN 2017: Official Selection of Web Series and Program an- nounced for the festival on the 8th and 9th of September.

Berlin, 18th of August 2017: The best web series from around the world will be presented at the third edition of the Berliner festival for web series, happening on the 8th and 9th of September at Holzmarkt’s Säälchen. More than 200 web series from 21 countries were submitted to Webfest Berlin. 38 web series were chosen for the Official Selection. New for this year, 5 web series were selected in the new Berlin Selection and 8 in the new Returning Series Selection. A total of 51 se- ries and will be screened at the festival. Continue reading #WEBFESTBERLIN 2017: Official Selection of Web Series and Program an- nounced for the festival on the 8th and 9th of September.

Ritals: Italy and France in a Webseries

In this era of new Italian emigrants, Internet is the non-place where the contacts between the expats keep on and where they can compare their different experiences worldwide. The popular web-series Ritals (two seasons, able to reach even more than 200.000 views for some of their episodes) ironically depicts a situation of two Italian transferring to Paris. The term Ritals is a French, quite denigratory word  denoting  Italian immigrants. Continue reading “Ritals: Italy and France in a Webseries”

Torino Short Film Market: #Digita! call is open

The second edition of the Torino Short Film Market, an annual event dedicated to the audiovisual market and created by Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (CNC) with the aim of enhancing cinematographic works, especially short films, through moments of dialogue, exchange and investment, this year is enriched with a new piece of market, a call entirely dedicated to digital formats: Digita! Continue reading Torino Short Film Market: #Digita! call is open

The Expats: Afroitalian People in the World

“I moved to New York a year ago, leaving home and a great family..I needed to change, to grow..” these are the voice-over words  we hear in the trailer of The Expats while watching a silent white girl choosing a dress, taking a bus, strolling around… “My name is Sarah, I’m 25, I’m from Milan and this is my story”. Suddenly the camera moves to a black girl with afro hair: she’s the one who’s talking. Continue reading “The Expats: Afroitalian People in the World”

The fifth edition of Roma Web Fest has kicked off: Web series, viral videos, web-native short films and much more

The preparations for the fifth edition of Roma Web Fest have begun. This is the international festival for web series and web-native contents founded and directed by Janet De Nardis, teacher, at La Sapienza University of Rome, of the first course in Italy dedicated to web series and multimedial productions. The festival this year brings a breath of fresh air: in fact, it will be … Continue reading The fifth edition of Roma Web Fest has kicked off: Web series, viral videos, web-native short films and much more

Milzaman: The Street Food Superhero

Milzaman is a grotesque three episodes webseries set in Palermo, realized by the collective La Maladolescenza. The first episode was launched on December 2015:  it recounts the genesis of this bizarre superhero, alter ego of Tony Scalici, who prepares bread with spleen (local street food) for work. He undergoes a Marvel-style genetic mutation after being buried by a load of rubbish. His super-power consists in hitting the mafia enemies with slices of spleen generated from his wrists. Continue reading “Milzaman: The Street Food Superhero”