We are able to understand the world we live in thanks to the countless stories told through the eyes of authors from different countries where the socio-cultural and linguistic differences are significant.
For this reason, through programming, La Guarimba tries to establish a dialogue amongst different point of views and by consequence creating an indirect exchange of ideas with the audience.
Starting from this premise, our programmers have carried out a meticulous work of analysis and evaluation of the 1160 shorts that we have received from all over the world, shaping the 2020 edition program with a selection of 165 shorts from 54 different countries and representing all continents.
The official competition is divided into the categories of Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Experimental Film and La Grotta dei Piccoli. Our audience will find a mix of genres and styles from both emerging and established authors, coming together into a collage of sensations and visions that are unique and diverse with each other.
The categories of Fiction, Animation and Documentary are the cornerstone of the program since the early editions of the festival, and aim to represent the best of the new audiovisual proposals in the world.
In competition since 2016, with the Music Video section, our goal is to honour a new form of storytelling. This is for us a source of pride for the success that we have encountered, as opposed to the prevailing underestimation that continues to exist within the audiovisual industry, culturally and financially.