My thanking video (in Italian!) for receiving a Special Mention award at the closing ceremony of this 18th edition! I am overwhelmed for getting this recognition from such an important institution, and such a stylish statuette! It is a perfect replica of an ancient Etruscan artwork, I am extremely proud!!
This is sweet! The Wedding Cake is finalist in the animation category of the Greenwich Village Film Festival, that has reached its 6th edition this year! The event will be online, which gives me the splendid opportunity of participating despite the distance!
A live Q&A will be held on March 12, on Friday, at 11 am local time, that is 5 pm CET (my time!). I have the honor of having the festival co-founder and president Alessia Gatti as moderator: I am so grateful and thrilled!
NOW I can finally disclose this sparkling piece of news!!
My VR film project Gang Dance (which is part of my larger project Silent Flesh) has been selected byVisual Arena at Lindholmen Science Park for financing and technical support! Now I have five weeks ahead of me to create the world’s coolest VR dance short film ever made so far!
I humbly thank Gorki Glaser-Müller, Ylva Olsson, Martin Hammar and Anna Eriksson who believed my project was worthwhile!
I feel challenged – to say the least! – but I know I will get help from Mikael Moiner for all the technicalities, guidance by Lovisa Charlier and hopefully more support and help from those who will want to undertake this short and intense journey with me!
I am also proud that a still from my installation Just Looking was selected as an illustration image for Visual Arena’s post, even more so because it portrays my friend Valeria Palmacci, choreographer, dancer and actress who participated in that project, who’s having her birthday just today! ❤
The organizers have decided to postpone the screenings to next year and host a double edition then, due to the current COVID-19 situation in the UK.
But winners will be announced at the end of March by the international jury.
One-on-one with Filmmaker Monica Mazzitelli – “I am a hopeless optimist”
Monica Mazzitelli, feminist directress and writer, Rome-born and Sweden-based, has filmed some twenty-five short films (documentaries, narrative films, videos, promos, booktrailers). Her latest film, the animated short ‘The Wedding Cake’, tells the story of a young woman who is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her ex-husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated through Playmobil figurines and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions. Continue reading →