Schedule La Guarimba International Film Festival – Summer 2024

A FESTIVAL AGAINST BARBARISM

We are a cultural institution and, as such, we have a duty to oppose injustice and barbarism, even if this may make us unpopular or deny us access to certain types of funding. We want to be very clear with the position of our festival: we stand with the Palestinian people because we believe that where a colonial model exists there can be no justice, but we are also on the side of Ukraine and on the side of South Sudan.

With these motivations, for the 12th edition, we have invited in Jury three female directors who give voice to the struggle of their peoples: Darin Sallam (Palestine), Olga Chernykh (Ukraine) and Akuol de Mabior (South Sudan).

We want freedom and sovereignty for all the oppressed people because where there is no justice, peace can never exist. We hope that our words reach all those living under oppression, so that they remember that they are not alone; and that they also reach those who are afraid to raise their voices, because we are sure that we are the majority who want to live without wars and in harmony.

This edition will show on the big screen the testimonies of queer activists fighting against big mining industries in Colombia, the personal struggles for affirmation of second-generation immigrants in Belgium, the family conflicts of a couple who don’t want to have children in Indonesia, the encounter with their own identity of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, the grip of gentrification in a large Dutch city, the blackmail the Palestinian people have been forced to endure for decades, the faded tales of arranged marriages and the pirate radio stations of a long-forgotten Southern Italy.

In addition to these themes, there will also be space for surreal and hilarious stories, for more experimental languages that sacrifice the linearity of their narration to offer symbolic, magical and innovative content. La Guarimba is a festival for everyone, where we laugh, get moved, shocked and discussed, which sets itself the task of challenging and entertaining at the same time often, without ever pleasing, but provoking and shifting something inside the spectators.

LA GUARIMBA ENTRY IS FREE

ALL THE FILMS WILL BE SCREENED WITH ITALIAN AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ARTISTS FOR LA GUARIMBA 

Every day, starting at 18:00, we will host the exhibition “Artists for La Guarimba” an annual online and offline illustration exhibition founded by Sara Fratini and now organized by Valeria Weerasinghe.

This year, the artists selected are: Mikel Murillo (Spain), Martoz (Italy), Majid Bita (Iran), Rocío Álvarez (Spain), Mika Turnball (New Zealand), Nerian Keywan (Palestine), Oscar Nimmo (Australia), Marina Veremeienko (Ukraine), Éva Darabos (Hungary), Cristóbal Schmal (Chile), Zoey Kim (Korea), Shweta Sharma (India), Khanya Kemami (South Africa), Aya Marzouk (Egypt), Jake Carruthers (Canada).

LIDO AZZURRO, LUNGOMARE, 5

 8:00 | BEACH CLEANING 

IL TERRENITO, VIA MAZZINI 32

 18:00 | DOODLE SPACE | Free drawing workshop 

 20:30 | OPENING CONCERT by Orchestra Di Fiati Mediterranea 

 21:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | All ages 

Cold In The Mourning by Alaa Fleifel | 5′ | Lebanon | MUSIC VIDEO

I Wish I Could Tell The Truth by Víctor Augusto Mendívil | 12′ | Peru | DOCUMENTARY

Zoo by Tariq Rimawi | 8′ | Jordan | ANIMATION

Angie by Anthony Coveney | 14′ | Canada | FICTION

Rosaria’s Marriage by Oscar Renni, Adina Oana Enache | 4′ | Italy | ANIMATION

Fostering by Andrey Kashpersky | 19′ | Poland | FICTION

 22:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | Accompanied children 

My Grandma Says We Have No Future by Rupert Höller | 3′ | Austria | MUSIC VIDEO

A Short Trip by Erenik Beqiri | 17′ | Albania | FICTION

When A Rocket Sits On The Launch Pad by Bohao Liu | 12′ | China | DOCUMENTARY

Mariupol by Sofiia Melnyk | 7′ | Ukraine | ANIMATION

Aunque Es De Noche by Guillermo García López | 15′ | Spain | FICTION

Nun Or Never by Heta Jäälinoja | 11′ | Finland | ANIMATION

 00:00 | SCREENING “INSOMNIA” | Experimental films 

Terra Mater by Kantarama Gahigiri | 9′ | Switzerland

Baigal Nuur by Alisi Telengut | 10′ | Canada

Body Of A Shadow by Andrea Muñoz | 16′ | Colombia

Lo-Tech Reality by Guillermo Garcia Lopez | 8′ | Spain

Ardent Other by Alice Brygo | 12′ | France

LIDO AZZURRO, LUNGOMARE, 5

 09:30 | CONFERENCES FOR THE INDUSTRY 

09:30 | THE ART AND IMPACT OF FILM SUBTITLING: A PROFESSIONAL INSIGHT | With Marta Miquel Iriarte and Daniele Zuccalà.

10:00 | PATRIARCHY DOESN’T EXIST! | With Valeria Montebello, Liliana Fiorelli, Guayaba.

 

IL TERRENITO, VIA MAZZINI 32

 18:00 | STARTING POINT OF AMANTEA CITY TOUR 

 21:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | All ages 

Promise by Hayeon Song | 4′ | Korea | MUSIC VIDEO

Getty Abortions by Franzis Kabisch | 22′ | Germany | DOCUMENTARY

Croak Show by Suresh Eriyat | 4′ | India | ANIMATION

Tayal Forest Club by Laha Mebow | 19′ | Taiwan | FICTION

Butterfly by Suncana Brkulj | 8′ | Croatia | ANIMATION

Before Madrid by Ilén Juambeltz, Nicolás Botana | 20′ | Uruguay | FICTION

 22:30 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | Accompanied children 

Degeneración Nacional by Nespy 5Euro | 4′ | Mexico | MUSIC VIDEO

In Silence Everything Roars by Akaki Popkhadze | 23′ | Georgia | FICTION

Valerija by Sara Jurinčić | 15′ | Croatia | DOCUMENTARY

Misaligned by Marta Magnuska | 7′ | Poland | ANIMATION

I Promise You Paradise by Morad Mostafa | 26′ | Egypt | FICTION

A Crab In The Pool by Alexandra Myotte, Jean-Sébastien Hamel | 11′ | Canada | ANIMAZIONE

BIBLIOTECA GUARIMBA – VIA MAZZINI, 30

 11:00 | ANIMATED SOUND LAB | With Phil Brookes 

IL TERRENITO – VIA MAZZINI, 32

 21:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | All ages 

Delingha by Lu Li | 6′ | China | MUSIC VIDEO

Fantoomwijk by Ravi Sandberg | 14′ | Netherlands | DOCUMENTARY

Beautiful Men by Nicolas Keppens | 19′ | Belgium | ANIMATION

Basri & Salma In A Never-Ending Comedy by Khozy Rizal | 15′ | Indonesia | FICTION

27 by Flóra Anna Buda | 11′ | France | ANIMATION

Big Bang by Carlos Segundo | 14′ | Brazil | FICTION

 22:30 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | Accompanied children 

Berrinche by Jesús Ricardo Ascanio, Daniella Vittoria Barbarito, Miguel Alejandro Castillo | 4′ | Venezuela | MUSIC VIDEO

Na Marei by Lea-Jade Horlier | 22′ | Turkey | FICTION

Radio Perla Del Tirreno by Noemi Arfuso | 17′ | Italy | DOCUMENTARY

Wander To Wonder by Nina Gantz | 14′ | Belgium | ANIMATION

Chat Mort by Annie-Claude Caron, Danick Audet | 13′ | Canada | FICTION

Drizzle In Johnson by Ivan Li | 20′ | Canada | ANIMATION

IL TERRENITO – VIA MAZZINI, 32

 21:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | All ages 

Maybe Man by Edoardo Ranaboldo | 3′ | United States | MUSIC VIDEO

Guaret by Josep Alorda Roca | 17′ | Spain | DOCUMENTARY

Flower Show by Elli Vuorinen | 9′ | Finland | ANIMATION

Flores Del Otrio Patio by Jorge Cadena | 16′ | Colombia | FICTION

Sweet Like Lemons by Jenny Jokela | 6′ | United Kingdom | ANIMATION

Those Who Follow by Frederic Kau | 30′ | Germany | FICTION

 22:30 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | Accompanied children 

The Legend of Dygos by Lorenzo Clemente| 4′ | Italy | MUSIC VIDEO

Muscat by Philippe Grenier | 16′ | Morocco | FICTION

The Moon Will Contain by Kim Torres | 18′ | Costa Rica | DOCUMENTARY

Carne De Dios by Patricio Plaza | 21′ | Mexico | ANIMATION

Rachid by Rachida El Garani | 19′ | Belgium | FICTION

La Perra by Carla Melo Gampert | 14′ | Colombia | ANIMATION

IL TERRENITO – VIA MAZZINI, 32

 21:00 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | All ages 

I’m leaving by Michelle Brand | 4′ | Germany | MUSIC VIDEO

Prelude of a story by Ashley Salman | 17′ | Chile | DOCUMENTARY

Ik Ben Hier by Cheyenne Goudswaard | 5′ | Netherlands | ANIMATION

Blood Like Water by Dima Hamdan | 14′ | Palestine | FICTION

A kind of testament by Stephen Vuillemin | 16′ | France | ANIMATION

Cross my heart and hope to die by Sam Manacsa | 17′ | Philippines | FICTION

 22:30 | SHORTS IN COMPETITION | Accompanied children 

Météores by Agnès Patron, Morgane Le Péchon | 4′ | France | MUSIC VIDEO

Ovejas y lobos by Alex Fischman Cárdenas | 17′ | Peru | FICTION

The Sparkle by Isabelle Grignon-Francke | 18′ | Canada | DOCUMENTARY

Antipolis by Kaspar Jancis | 26′ | Estonia | ANIMATION

Halmoni’s pot by Alice Lauren Lee | 10′ | United States | FICTION

Matta And Matto by Bianca Caderas, Kerstin Zemp | 10′ | Switzerland | ANIMATION

SECRET LOCATION

 01:30 | SPECIAL PROGRAM “DANCE FILMS!” 

Lucid Dreaming by Emma Evelein | 13′ | Netherlands

Man Made by Jaron Boey, Ryan Foong | 5′ | Singapore

Shake Stew by Rupert Höller | 4′ | Austria

 02:00 | LA GUARIMBA PARTY! | Condoii DJ Set 

IL TERRENITO, VIA MAZZINI 32

 21:00 | SPECIAL PROGRAM “FREE PALESTINE” 

An Orange From Jaffa by Amir Honarmand | 27′ | Palestine

A Short Film About Kids by Sonia K. Hadad | 11′ | Palestine

Palestine Islands by Azadeh Moussavi | 23′ | Palestine

 22:00 | SPECIAL PROGRAM “CARIBE ATÓMICO” 

Nuestra Carne by Luis José Glod | 8′ | Venezuela

El Retorno by Gerardo Arias | 12′ | Venezuela

Tenemos Patria by Mikel Garrido | 20′ | Venezuela

 22:45 | SUPERLOOP GIPHY 

Screening of the best GIFs, in collaboration with GIPHY.

 23:00 | AWARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE “VITALIANO CAMARCA” AUDIENCE AWARD 

F.A.Q.

Which is the price of the entrance?

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

But I want to contribuite anyway

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.