So this is how Concorto introduce themselves:
Concorto is about to open its 12th edition. We’re having this year 44 short films in competition. We have a wide variety of styles, languages, themes in this selection, a good representation, we think, of where cinema is going nowadays.
We’ll have a jury to assign our main prize, the Golden Donkey, composed by director and cinematographer Daniele Ciprì, swiss producer Elena Pedrazzoli, photographer Jacopo Benassi and festival director Enrico Vannucci. We’ll have also a younger jury of high school student that will assign an award, and our audience will have the chance to vote as well each night so that at the end of the festival week we’ll have an Audience Award as well.
We have many out of competition programs. Since some years, we’re having a focus on a specific country/region. After Poland, Israel, Québec, South Korea, it will be Sweden this year. We will present 5 of the best swedish films of the last few years.
A second out of competition program will be devoted to the cycle of 6 short films Einspruch (Objection) by Rolando Colla, where the swiss director explores the theme of foreigners seeking for asylum that get their rights denied, a very sensitive subject not only for Switzerland but for the entire Europe.
Other out of competition programs include a special program of post-narrative films, jurors films, hommages to the partner festivals Terra di Tutti in Bologna, Lago film festival, and Ozu film festival.
We screen outdoor in a beautiful park, a great scenary, and from this year we will have also a second venue, that is a small ancient theatre in the same park. After the screenings we always have DJ-sets and a midnight buffet. What’s best than a mediterranean pasta and a glass of wine to continue discussing about the films?
We will have many directors as guest from all over Europe, and even from outside…