Presentation of “The Wedding Cake” at the Göteborg Film Festival’s premiere!

Oh… it’s been so exciting to introduce “The Wedding Cake” for its Swedish premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival! Here’s some photos with most of the team!!

Presentationen av “The Wedding Cake” på Göteborg Filmfestivalens premiär!

Det var så kul och spännande att få presentera min kortfilm på Göteborg Filmfestivals premiären, med nästa hela teamet!

Här går det att se vad jag babblade just då 🙂

En recension av “The Wedding Cake” på Ubiquarian

Jättekul med denna positiva recensionen av “The Wedding Cake” skriven av

The winner of the RVK Feminist Film Festival’s International Sister competition is The Wedding Cake, a very peculiar animated short film written and directed by Monica Mazzitelli. It’s a film that further blurs the line between the documentary and fiction via stop-motion animation using the Playmobile figures as characters and objects and the titular wedding cake that, over the course of the film’s under four minutes of runtime, gets eaten away. Next stop for the film will be the Reality Bites programme of the Gothenburg International Film Festival. Continue reading

A review of “The Wedding Cake” on Ubiquarian

Very glad about this positive review of “The Wedding Cake” written by

The winner of the RVK Feminist Film Festival’s International Sister competition is The Wedding Cake, a very peculiar animated short film written and directed by Monica Mazzitelli. It’s a film that further blurs the line between the documentary and fiction via stop-motion animation using the Playmobile figures as characters and objects and the titular wedding cake that, over the course of the film’s under four minutes of runtime, gets eaten away. Next stop for the film will be the Reality Bites programme of the Gothenburg International Film Festival. Continue reading

“The Wedding Cake” wins RVK Feminist Film Festivalen in Reykjavik!

I am soooo surprised and delighted! I was so thrilled when I was notified that “The Wedding Cake” had been selected by RVK Fem Film Fest in the first place and honestly that was more than enough for me!

Imagine my surprise when María Lea Ævarsdóttir told me I had won!

Here’s the jury motivation: “The “Sister Award” for International Film goes to a short film that, at just under 4 minutes, packs a powerful story punch. A young woman is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated in a powerful voice over through Playmobil figures and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions.”

“The Sister Award goes to Director Monica Mazzitelli for her short film, “Wedding Cake.”

I want to thank everyone that made it possible, first of all my wonderful genious husband Mikael Moiner Photography that did all the shooting, editing and colorgrading, Adriana Rosati who is the visual artist of the cake and the scenography, Astrid Hallén that gave her voice to my “Anna”, Veli-Matti Äijälä for the music and Riccardo Cimino from Suonilab for the audio master, Amer Kapetanović as additional lighting and Giulia Colavolpe Severi for the translations.
Furthermore – or first of all! – I want to thank  Simon Häggström for his restless fight against prostitution and the organization Talita that works 24/7/365 to give young victims of the sex trade an opportunity to start a new life. This project is dedicated to you as it would not have been possible without you 

“The Wedding Cake” vinner RVK Feminist Film Festivalen i Reykjavik!

Jag är minst lika förvånad som lycklig! Jag hade aldrig i mitt liv trott att den kunde vinna RVK Fem Film Fest, ärligt talat!

Här kommer juryns motivering till priset: “The “Sister Award” for International Film goes to a short film that, at just under 4 minutes, packs a powerful story punch. A young woman is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated in a powerful voice over through Playmobil figures and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions.”

“The Sister Award goes to Director Monica Mazzitelli for her short film, “Wedding Cake.”

Tack än gång så hjärtligt till alla som medverkade! Min underbara och genialiska man Mikael Moiner Mikael Moiner Photography som fotade, klippte och gradade mm, Adriana Rosati som är konstnären bakom själva tårtan och scenografin, Astrid Hallén som gav rösten till min “Anna”, Veli-Matti Äijälä som har komponerat musiken, Riccardo Cimino från Suonilab som har mastrad audio, Amer Kapetanović som har bidragit med ljussättningen och Giulia Colavolpe Severi som gjorde översättningarna.
Och jag vill tacka Simon Häggström som är min hjälte i kampen mot prostitution och Talita som gör ett oersättligt arbete för att stödja kvinnor som lämnar prostitutionen. Den här kortfimen hade inte funnits utan er