Schedule La Guarimba International Film Festival 2020 Summer

THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO THE WAY YOU THINK!

“This is not going to go the way you think!” says Luke Skywalker to Rey in The Last Jedi. That unpopular film struck me for the director’s ability to re-propose a story already seen and to force us hardcore fans to grow and learn that things will not always go as we hope for.

While organizing this eighth edition in quarantine due to a global pandemic, I hear the words of Uncle Skywalker rumbling in my head, and more than discouragement, they give me the right determination to bring the cinema back to people and people back to the cinema.

We find ourselves in a new world, angry and afraid. But cinema itself teaches us that crisis is essential for the transformation of the hero.

It was tough. We were expecting 2020 to be a year for stability and growth, and instead, we find ourselves with fewer sponsors and added costs. But we didn’t complain. We connected to regional and national networks, compared ourselves with other realities and institutions on Zoom, to find solutions together.

We immediately rejected the idea of an online festival. A festival is not just a place where you see movies and that’s it. It is a meeting place, a pagan ritual that needs our physical presence. An online festival is not a festival. It can also be beautiful, but it’s a different experience, it’s not a festival. Above all, it is not La Guarimba, because we are, first and foremost, a community.

A tribe of monkeys who love cinema and meet every year in Amantea. This refusal must be contextualised within the Calabria Region with an administration that has just settled, with no call for proposals for culture available at the regional or national level nor in the Municipality of Amantea, dismissed because of mafia. Add the biggest world crisis after the war, and dinner is served.

But it is exactly this context that pushes us to act according to what we believe is our role on the ground. It is precisely in these moments that we must safeguard Culture and the desire/need to be together. In addition, we believe it is important to respect the 1160 directors who entered our competition with the promise that they could have been part of the 165 short films of the official program.

It will be a different edition, and we hope it will be an opportunity to reflect on the obsession of the massiveness of events and the contempt for quality. We hope that finally, we will understand the importance of the little Guarimbas around the world, lighting up towns without cinemas, which remind us how nice it is to sit down to eat together and confront each other as equals.

It won’t be as we had planned, but it will be nonetheless.

¡Hasta La Guarimba Siempre, compañeros!

LA GUARIMBA ENTRY IS FREE

ALL THE FILMS WILL BE SCREENED WITH ITALIAN AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | TRIBUTE TO ENNIO MORRICONE by Orchestra di Fiati Mediterranea

 21:30 | OPENING SCREENING | Films shot in Calabria and produced by La Guarimba

Sant’Antonio Dove sei by Pere Sastre

 22:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | FILMS FOR ALL 

Traveler by Raman Djafari & Daniel Almagor | 4’ | Germany | MUSIC VIDEO

The Explosion of a Swimming Ring by Tommi Seitajoki | 10’ | Finland | FICTION

Why Slugs have no Legs by Aline Höchli | 11’ | Switzerland | ANIMATION

By the People, for the People by Clara Dias & Pedro Petriche | 11’ | Brazil | DOCUMENTARY

Stay awake, Be ready by Pham Thien An | 14’ | Vietnam | FICTION

PRESENTATION SUPERLOOP GIPHY

Screening of the best gifs received

 23:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN 

Blow to the Head by Caleb Wood | 3’ | USA | VIDEOCLIP

Community Gardens by Vytautas Katkus | 15’ | Lithuania | FICTION

Urges by Angela Stempel | 2’ | USA | ANIMATION

Watermelon Juice by Irene Moray | 10’ | Switzerland | FICTION

Rain by Piotr Milczarek | 5’ | Poland | ANIMATION

Supereroi senza Superpoteri by Beatrice Baldacci | 13’ | Italy | DOCUMENTARY

LIDO CARIOCA OF AMANTEA

 2:00 | SCREENING “INSOMNIA” | Experimental films 

The Little Soul by Barbara Rupik | 9‘ | Poland

Terror Fervor by Phoebe Parsons | 6’ | Canada

Don‘t Know What by Thomas Renoldner | 8’ | Austria

Fantasmia by Luise Fiedler | 7’ | Germany

Finding Uranus by Ivan Li | 7’ | Canada

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | FILMS FOR ALL 

Joseph in the Bathroom by Lucas Hrubizna | 4’ | Canada | VIDEOCLIP

Year of the Robot by Yves Gellie | 31’ | France/Belgium | DOCUMENTARY

In Passing by Esther Cheung | 4’ | Canada/China | ANIMATION

Maradona’s Legs by Firas Khoury | 20’ | Germany/Palestine | FICTION

Intermission Expedition by Wiep Teeuwisse | 8’ | Netherlands | ANIMATION

Ward’s Henna Party by Morad Mostafa | 23’ | Egypt | FICTION

 23:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN 

I’m not Feeling very Well by Sunčana Brkulj | 4’ | Croatia | VIDEOCLIP

Fish by Ingrid Liavaag | 14’ | Norway | FICTION

El Infierno by Raúl de la Fuente Calle | 23’ | Spain | DOCUMENTARY

Internet Explorer by Willem Stessens | 15’ | Belgium | ANIMATION

Martin fell from a roof by Matías Ganz | 15’ | France | FICTION

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | FILMS FOR ALL 

Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman by Omer Ben-David | 4’ | Israel | VIDEOCLIP

Movements by Dahee Jeong | 10’ | Republic of Korea | ANIMATION

Still Standing by Tan Wei Ting | 20’ | Singapore | FICTION

And yet we‘re not Super Heroes by Lia Bertels | 12’ | Belgium/Portugal | ANIMATION

Sticker by Georgi M. Unkovski | 19’ | Macedonia | FICTION

Our Territory by Mathieu Volpe | 20’ | Belgium/Italy | DOCUMENTARY

 23:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN 

Gholü by Leo Nicholson | 2’ | UK | VIDEOCLIP

The Van by Erenik Beqiri | 15’ | France/Albania | FICTION

Brother, Move on by Antshi von Moos | 9’ | Switzerland/India | DOCUMENTARY

Älgen by Erik Svetoft | 8’ | Sweden | ANIMATION

Tide by Manon Coubia | 30’ | France | FICTION

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | FILMS FOR ALL 

Colors by Kristian Mercado | 4’ | USA | VIDEOCLIP

Inès by Elodie Dermange | 4’ | Switzerland/France | ANIMATION

From a Distance by Liang Zhao | 19’ | China | FICTION

Traces by Pablo Briones | 14’ | Switzerland/Argentina | DOCUMENTARY

Daughter by Daria Kashcheeva | 15’ | Czech Republic | ANIMATION

Dogwatch by Albin Wildner | 30’ | Austria | FICTION

23:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN 

Hungry Child by Saman Kesh | 8’ | USA | VIDEOCLIP

Sh_t Happens by Michaela Mihályi & David Štumpf | 13’ | Czech Rep./France/Slovak Republic | ANIMATION

I’ll End up in Jail by Alexandre Dostie | 21’ | Canada | FICTION

Ethereality by Kantarama Gahigiri | 15’ | Switzerland | DOCUMENTARY

Ha Ha Ha by Samuli Valkama | 9’ | Finland | FICTION

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | FILMS FOR ALL 

Dinosaurs in Love by Hannah Jacobs, Katy Wang & Anna Ginsburg | 1’ | UK | VIDEOCLIP

Alguacer by Samuel Moreno Alvarez | 26’ | Colombia | DOCUMENTARY

Gravedad by Matisse Gonzalez | 10’ | Germany/Bolivia | ANIMATION

Rajâa, the Return by Charlie Kouka | 22‘ | France/Tunisia | FICTION

The Levers by Boyoung Kim | 9’ | Republic of Korea | ANIMATION

El Puente de los Niños Traviesos by Fabián León López | 17’ | Mexico | FICTION

 23:00 | SCREENING SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION | ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN 

Missed by Marco Santi | 4’ | Italy | VIDEOCLIP

Da Yie by Anthony Nti | 20‘ | Belgium | FICTION

Entropia by Flóra Anna Buda | 10’ | Hungary | ANIMATION

Cayenne by Simon Gionet | 11‘ | Canada | FICTION

All Cats are Grey in the Dark by Lasse Linder | 18’ | Switzerland | DOCUMENTARY

MUNICIPAL PARK LA GROTTA

 21:00 | AWARDS CEREMONY

Presentation of the Audience Award “Vitaliano Camarca” and Awards Ceremony

 21:30 | SCREENING CORTI MIGRARTI with Paolo Masini, creator of the MigrArti project 

Schiavonea by Natalino Zangaro | 15’ | Italy

My Tyson by Claudio Casale | 15’ | Italy

La Gita by Salvatore Allocca | 15’ | Italy

 22:30 | AMERICANIA | Screening of U.S. short films by Sam Morrill 

New York New York by Spike Lee | 4’

We Are George Floyd by Julian Micheaux Marshall | 6′

Moving by Adinah Dancyger | 8’

In Limbo / NYC by Tim Sessler | 4’

Hudson Geese by Bernardo Britto | 6’

Delivered by Law Chen | 4’

Los Angeles plays New York by John Wilson | 19’

 23:30 | KARMALA | Homage to the cinema of Sub-Saharan Africa by Keba Danso 

La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil by Djibril Diop Mambéty | 45’ | Senegal

In the months preceding the festival, in collaboration with our partners, we organized several conferences and online workshops to give continuity to our educational mission, guaranteeing our audience useful tools for their own paths and touching on the themes most dear to the festival: from the impact to workers’ rights in the video clip industry, passing through our now famous tour in the historic center of Amantea.

 6th JUNE – FUNDRAISING FOR DOCUMENTARIES: A GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP
in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, USC School of Cinematic Arts & American Film Showcase

 20th JUNE – WORK RIGHTS IN THE MUSIC VIDEO INDUSTRY
in collaboration with WE DIRECT MUSIC VIDEOS

 4th JULY – IL GESTO SERIALE un’indagine sul cambiamento
in collaboration with Scuola Holden

 17th JULY – How can creators, thinkers and leaders serve the environment
in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans

 18th JULY – DIGITAL AMANTEA CITY TOUR
in collaboration with Joy of Rome

Which is the price of the entrance?

Since our first year, the entrance for the screening is free, because our objective is to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to cinema!

But I want to contribuite anyway

Puoi fare una donazione o acquistare una maglietta, una borsa, un gadget o una stampa delle nostre locandine ed aiutarci ad essere sostenibili

You can make a donation or buy a t-shirt, a bag, a gadget or a poster and help us to be sustainable!

Can we bring our children?

The festival doesn’t know the censorship but, after 23:00, some projections can hurt the sensibility of some people. That’s why we created “La Grotta dei Piccoli”, a space dedicated to children that will consist of animation movies projections during all the evenings of the festival.

There will be any food?

Not this year. The new regulations for events in Italy does not allow selling food nor drinks.

FUNDED BY

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

TECHNICAL SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNERS

IN COLLABORATION WITH

CAMBUR PROJECT SPONSORS

PARTNERS