We have teamed up with UNICEF ITALIA to create a cinema experience just for children. “La Grotta dei Piccoli” is a screening venue in a natural cave of La Grotta Park in Amantea. From 7th to 11th August we screen a short films program for children including workshops during the day.
Within “La Grotta dei Piccoli” we created an environmental selection inspired by our sustainability project Cambur. Through the simplicity of animation, we aim to touch upon tough subject matters such as the conflict between humans and nature.
Curated by: Diana Scalfati
Yajun Shi | 2018 | 2′ | USA / China
Parasite is about the conflict between human development and nature.
Aagje Van Damme | 2018 | 6’ | Belgium
Francis, a peaceful and dependent man, has been working together with his bossy mother, Bertha, for his entire life.
A strange trial
Marcel Barelli | 2018 | 9′ | Switzerland
I have always wanted to make a film ABOUT hunting … I mean … AGAINST hunting!
Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux & Corentin Yvergniaux | 2018 | 6′ | France
While on a romantic getaway, Alan and Beverly cause a fatal accident.
And that is how the rivers came to be
Miguel Araoz Cartagena | 2019 | 3′ | Peru
This animation takes us back in time to the moment when a mighty Kukama God created the Amazon’s rivers with his bow and arrow.
Brad Gibson | 2018 | 2′ | Canada
A hungry train passenger unintentionally disrupts everyone’s commute.
Charlie Kothe | 2018 | 1′ | USA
A mysterious traveler and his faithful canine catch a ride home that’s out of this world.
François Narboux | 2018 | 1′ | France
One morning, in the school yard, Babou has a revelation she chooses to listen and assumes her difference.
Valeria Weerasinghe | 2019 | 3′ | Italy / UK
Amongst the clutter of a sleepy, second-hand shop, lonely and discarded Moka sits on top of a dusty shelf.
Black and White
Nella Addy | 2018 | 3′ | South Africa
The characters experience a series of surreal sequences.
Raymond Limantara Sutisna | 2018 | 3′ | Singapore
A boy and a girl fighting for painting space, both refusing to give in until the mess they create goes out of control.
Shy & Ketchup
Teresa Romo | 2019 | 3′ | Chile
A shy girl obsessed with ketchup has to get out of her comfort zone when she runs out of her beloved ketchup.
Live a Little
Jenny Jokela | 2018 | 3′ | United Kingdom
Live a Little taps into the pressures and the amounts of self-control that goes into being a ”good woman” in a patriarchal society by celebrating women who decide to not care.
Maki Yoshikura | 2018 | 4′ | United Kingdom
The Labradoodle Billie’s happy life comes to a sudden end when one morning her beloved owner doesn’t wake up anymore.
Vinnie Ann Bose | 2018 | 4′ | France
Every sunday morning Ann, a 7 year old girl, is forced to wake up early to go to church with her family.
Ed Roman | 2018 | 4′ | USA
The message is for awareness of Dyslexia.
Patrick Volve | 2018 | 4′ | France
Little Malabar is very curious and very lucky.
Louis Morton | 2018 | 4′ | Denmark
On a remote island in the future, people are training for an important mission.
Sara Mengual | 2018 | 4′ | United Kingdom
Based on the real story of Luís, a boy from Múcura, Colombia, who learned to read and write through betrayal and heartbreak.
Back And Forth
Lisa Foster | 2018 | 4′ | Belgium
A dance about individual rhythms that go together, seem to clash or just stay separate.
Luca Cioci | 2018 | 4′ | Italy / USA
Functional and aesthetic values in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.
My Mother's Eyes
Jenny Wright | 2018 | 4′ | United Kingdom
A story about motherhood and loss in an abstract world of childhood memory.
Bear With Me
Daphna Awadish | 2019 | 4′ | Netherlands
A short animated documentary on immigrants who left their home and crossed borders for love.
Les lèvres gercées
Fabien Corre & Kelsi Phung | 2018 | 4′ | France
In a kitchen, a mother and a child struggle to establish dialogue.
Taro Otani | 2019 | 4′ | Japan
The girls meet a masked man in their dream.
Mika Koskinen | 2017 | 4′ | Finland
Time goes by and we can’t stop it or change it.
Valentin Riedl & Frédréric Schuld | 2018 | 5′ | Germany
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect people around here to have faces.
Janet, Who Fell From The Sea
Isabel Greenberg | 2018 | 5′ | United Kingdom
A girl falls into an underwater town, haunted by the ghosts of unfinished stories.
Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic
Brett Jubinville & Troy McDonald | 2017 | 5′ | Canada
In this colorful episode of the children’s cartoon “Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic”, Mr. Chameleon wants his car to match the color of his clothes.
Per tutta la vita
Roberto Catani | 2018 | 5′ | Italy
Through a journey back in memory, a woman and a man retrace the most important moments of their love story.
Ng’endo Mukii | 2019 | 5′ | Kenya
This is the story of a boy named Kitwana.
Apple of My Eye
Davide Benvenuti | 2018 | 5′ | Italy / Singapore
In a strange land two creatures fight over the last scrap of food.
Sun Jing | 2018 | 5′ | China / USA
The most vivid view of natural cycle in human societies is best seen through the lens of karma on a microscopic scale.
Timothée Crabbé | 2018 | 6′ | Belgium
Innocent and curious, the child walks on the treadmill of modern life that feeds him, educates and protects, but the rhythm accelerates and step by step, the child opens his eyes.
Max & Leyla
Kids ‘N Tricks | 2018 | 6’ | Germany
The little dragon Max lives on the small, dry island Crystal somewhere in the big ocean.
Makiko Nanke | 2018 | 6’ | Japan
For these twin boys, a little sibling rivalry is an everyday occurrence.
West Question East Answer
Dal Park | 2018 | 6′ | United Kingdom
An experimental documentary that explores communication problems between two generations.
Sophie Lécuyer | 2019 | 6′ | France
The story is set in a dream garden, where creatures unveil and undergo a metamorphosis.
Brenda Lopez | 2018 | 7’ | Canada
The journey of Nadia and Lupe, two immigrants who risked their lives to cross the Arizona desert in search for a better life.
The Bird & the Whale
Carol Freeman | 2018 | 7′ | Ireland
A story about a young whale struggling to find his voice.
Shadi Adib | 2018 | 7′ | Germany
A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens.
Relation • Ship
Zoey Lin | 2018 | 7’ | USA
Though each love is experienced as unique and though the subject rejects the notion of repeating it elsewhere later on, he sometimes discovers in himself a kind of diffusion of amorous desire.
Robbe Vervaeke | 2018 | 7′ | Belgium
A young artist is working on a portrait when an unexpected moment of frustration and doubt shatters his inspiration.
In the House of Paper Flowers
Anita George | 2018 | 7′ | USA
A woman with two cats and a tiny wolf songstress learns a valuable lesson about the enduring power of love.
Pirmin Bieri Aira Joana, Luca Struchan & Nicolas Roth | 2018 | 7’ | Switzerland
Troubled by his own reoccurring transformations, a restless backpacker seeks his place in the world.
Hors de l'eau
Simon Duong Van Huyen, Joël Durand, Thibault Leclercq, Valentin Lucas & Andrei Sitari | 2018 | 8′ | France
Through the eyes of a macaque mother, a group of snow monkeys has to face the strict rules which govern their community.
Sharanya Ramesh | 2018 | 8′ | India
Every summer, Arya and her sister Tara spend their holidays at their grandfather’s forest home.
Anna Mantzaris | 2018 | 8′ | United Kingdom
After a young woman is responsible for a hit and run, strange and spooky things starts to happen.
Delia Hess | 2018 | 8′ | Switzerland
On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop.
Fire in Cardboard City
Phil Brough | 2018 | 8′ | New Zealand
When a city made from cardboard catches fire it is up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City from total destruction.
The Flood Is Coming
Gabriel Böhmer | 2018 | 8’ | United Kingdom
“The Flood is Coming” explores the growing anxiety about the state of nature and our place in it.
María Victoria Sánchez Lara | 2019 | 9′ | Venezuela
“Girasol” is the story of Carandai, the first sunflower in the world.
A Bird With No Legs
Nick Cinelli | 2019 | 9′ | United Kingdom
Theo plays his saxophone to lead his broken father, James, inside a magical song. Theo’s goal: to help James overcome his grief.
Don't Feed These Animals
Guilherme Afonso & Miguel Madaíl de Freitas | 2019 | 10’ | Portugal
Once upon a time there was a lobotomised bunny who lived in a research laboratory.
Ina Sotirova | 2019 | 10′ | Jamaica
On a utopian Caribbean island, a young priestess must overcome her insecurities, defy tradition and step into her power to save her people from impending danger.
King of the House
Zige Zhang | 2019 | 10′ | China / USA
A delusional man lives alone in a small dark house, believing that he is the king of the world and his supremacy is secure.
Iuri Moreno | 2018 | 10’ | Brazil
An animated documentary about street jugglers who bring color to the monotonous day of the big cities.
Jacky De Groen | 2018 | 11′ | Belgium
Sailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey.
Zhanna Bekmambetova | 2018 | 11′ | Russia
Main characters are Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets she is on a robe.
The Music Box
Joe Chang | 2019 | 11’ | Canada
A young boy is able to grab the only thing he treasures, which is a western style music box, and is careful not to expose it to the red guards since it was linked to western culture.
Paul James | 2018 | 12′ | New Zealand
A young girl fights for a sense of belonging.
The Wheel Turns
Sang Joon Kim | 2018 | 12′ | United States
A prosaic subway operator turned into a toad rediscovers himself in a dystopian world.
I’m going out for cigarettes
Osman Cerfon | 2018 | 13’ | France
Jonathan, twelve years old, lives with his sister, his mother and also some men. They all have the same face and nest in closets, drawers, TV set …
Lia Bertels | 2018 | 13′ | Belgium
In winter, in Himalaya, a bear does not manage to fall asleep. He thinks too much and is in the doldrums.
Rhys Byfield | 2018 | 14′ | United Kingdom
In the middle of nowhere, in a world filled with monstrous creatures, sits a small heavily protected diner.
Florentine Grelier | 2019 | 14’ | France
A young woman is getting closer to her now aging father under the pretext of repairing a jukebox, object of their common memories.
Le Mans 1955
Quentin Baillieux | 2018 | 15′ | France
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1955. 300,000 spectators are watching from the sidelines.
Quang Dang | 2018 | 15′ | Vietnam
In a post-apocalyptic world humanity faces an unprecedented existential crisis when confronted by different life forms of clones and machines.
Barbara Brunner | 2018 | 3′ | Switzerland
Miles is a little boy whose best friend is a tree.
Juan Pablo Zaramella | 2018 | 3′ | Argentina
Glory is at our fingertips!
It Starts With
Laura Nasir-Tamara | 2018 | 2′ | Indonesia / France / UK
People falling in and out of love, and also making tiny teacups.
Oana Lacroix | 2018 | 6’ | Switzerland
In a large forest where single-colored birds live everyone has found his place in a tree that looks like him.
Héloïse Courtois, Chloé Plat, Victori Jalabert & Adèle Raigneau | 2018 | 6′ | France
An afternoon at the swimming pool.
Filippo Letizi | 2019 | 2′ | Italy
A boy finds a dead pigeon on the road. He tries to give it a chance to fly one last time.
Estelle Gattlen & Sarah Rothenberger | 2018 | 6’ | Switzerland
Eva is a young woman about to leave her home to start her life as an adult in the city.
The Most Magnificent Thing
Arna Selznick | 2018 | 21′ | Canada
An inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together.
Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector
Brett Jubinville | 2018 | 6’ | Canada
Zap! Zonk! Zowie!
Nienke Deutz | 2018 | 9’ | Belgium
Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house.
Gökalp Gönen | 2019 | 19’ | Turkey
Embarked on a spaceship in the hope of finding a new habitable planet, the human trapped in his own ship after the robot overseer finds every single candidate planet unsuitable.
Federico Gutierrez Obeso | 2018 | 9′ | Mexico
Primos is a story of binaries led by fantastic apes.