SEE THE FUTURE.
◽ 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶. – 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗸 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝘂 (𝗥𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺 𝗜𝗙𝗙 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻)
◽ 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴. – 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁-𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿)
◽ 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘢 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘺. – 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗺𝟭𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 (𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲)
2366 short films entered by 86 countries around the world, more than 1200 spectators, 32 short films selected, 5 Italian premieres, a world premiere, 25 prizes awarded, 8 guests, 7 partner festivals spread throughout the country, coverage on social networks with more than 85,000 interactions.
These are just some of the numbers of the first two editions of the CASTROVILLARI FILM FESTIVAL (CVFF), a festival born with the patronage and support of the Municipality of Castrovillari, under the artistic direction of the director Antonio La Camera and the composer Francesco Sottile.
Attentive to young cinema since its inception, the festival aims to create a meeting point between the authors of the future, within the frame offered by the city of Castrovillari.
The first two editions saw great participation from the public who, in the 2020 edition, supported the event with a strong presence despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Driven by our new slogan SEE THE FUTURE. we are looking to showcase the 20 authors of the future: directors that are capable of shooting films that can reflect their innermost soul and their own personal gaze on the world. Wherever they are on the globe, whatever their budget is: we are aiming for the ones who can really speak from their soul into an original, new cinematic language, that can cheer our crowds and open their hearts.
Directors as Prantik Narayan Basu (Rotterdam IFF winner, Berlinale alumn), QIU Yang (Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner), Yorgos Zois (Semane de la Critique nominated), Guy Nattiv (Academy Award® winner), Alan King (Clermont-Ferrand official selected), Tommaso Santambrogio (Venice Film Festival winner), Anthony Nti (Academy Award® short listed), Jérémy Comte (Academy Award® nominated) has been part of our festival, showing their gazes and giving us a taste of what the future of cinema will be.
The $ 1000,00 cash prize will be divided between the two short films that will win the Best Short Film award and the Grand Jury Prize.
Castrovillari has always been, since Hellenic times, a strategic commercial spot to connect the rest of Italy to all the lands that lied in the south.
Inside the “Civita” stands the Aragonese Castle, built by order of Ferdinand of Aragon in 1461 and finished in 1490. Used as a prison from 1495 to 1995, the Castle has been restored in recent years and transformed into the most important cultural center of the city.