This has been an incredible week for me and my artistic animated documentary project “Silent Flesh”, for which “The Wedding Cake” was a pilot. I just received a financing for it by Göteborg Stad, one of the important public financing support of West-Sweden! It makes me very proud as the selection was fierce, and no matter how sure I feel about my project, I was trying not have any expectations whatsoever.
This means that I will be able to dedicate myself 100% to this exciting project for the coming months, writing the last scripts, finding the artists to collaborate with, and finalizing the whole project for the Fall with my co-producer Lovisa Charlier at Tangram Film.
I’m so grateful and elated!
Thank you, really heartfelt thanks to the jury and to the organizers of the SFF: Dea Squillante (Artistic Director), Ivana Duca, Claudia Prisco and Francesca Diodato (visible in the photo of the last edition of the festival), who gave me this wonderful opportunity to show the my short!
This is the motivation:
The SFF attributes a Special Mention to the Italian short film “The Wedding Cake” by Monica Mazzitelli for dealing with a hard and deeply tragic story, that is unfortunately so common, albeit unspoken. An important theme, told through effective visual metaphors, concise, and with a good use of photography.
This is my presentation, in Italian:
“The Wedding Cake” wins the “Social Cinema” section at the Roma Film Corto 2020!!!
This is the video I shot yesterday (in Italian!) to happily thank the Artistic Director Roberto Petrocchi and the jury, headed by the acclaimed actor Leo Gullotta, for choosing “The Wedding Cake” as best short in the “Social Cinema” section of the 2020 edition of the Roma Film Corto film festival!
I am SO proud!!!!
The Sveriges Film- och Videoförbund (SFV) in collaboration with the Sveriges Kortfilmfestival have bestowed a grant to me in order to support me in the development of my next project connected to the animation documentary film that I have been working on since 3 years now.
My next story is called “The Tunnel” and it is probably the toughest to tell, but I will manage with the help of the glorious embroidery artist Cristina Hagander, my partner in life and editing Mikael Moiner and last but not least the fantastic animator Flemming Borgen-Nielsen, who is going to make sense of this all 🙂
The project is developing really well under the wings of Lovisa Charlier from Tangram Film!
What an incredible journey for The Wedding Cake! Who would have expected such great and constant success? 40 festivals today, with the latest notable addition of a show that I follow with interest for its high ethical and social content, the Sarno Film Festival. From 15 to 20 December join the online edition by registering on the plattform here. The Wedding Cake is finalist in the animated short film session!
New festival selection for The Wedding Cake, back to Stockholm for the Stockholm City Film Festival!
Winners will be announced on Saturday 🙂