For the 4th edition of La Guarimba we have received over 1,300 short film submissions from all over the world, undeniably confirming our significant position in the international scene. This year our focus is on China and Japan. This choice seemed like a fitting tribute considering that 2016 is the Chinese year of the monkey, a creature near and dear to the festival’s identity. It is also the 150th anniversary of Italian-Japanese collaboration: perfect grounds for inviting up-and-coming representatives of cinema from these two brilliant nations.
The president of the jury will be Hu Wei, selected from last year’s festival with his film “Butter Lamp.” Other members of the jury will include Aki Isomaya from the Tokyo “Shorts Shorts Festival”, Joana Gamoes from DocLisboa, Sam Morril from VIMEO, and Tornillo De Klaus from Spain. Our screenings and conferences will continue to be free to the public, as ever, because our objective is and always will be to bring cinema to the people and people to the cinema.
We have worked hard to create a program for the festival that is as inclusive as possible and we are confident that the selected competing 50 shorts will touch you and make you dream, laugh, and cry. They will, essentially, make you live the magic of cinema.
ARTISTS FOR LA GUARIMBA 2016
Curated by Sara Fratini