The event will begin on 9 June at 21:00 in the Arena Misa (adjacent to the Misa river) with the film “Utama – Le terre dimenticate” by Alejandro Loyala Grisi (Bolivia, 2022, 87'), which will be preceded by the short “Partenze” (Italy, 2018 , 17') by Nicolas Morganti Patrignani. The short film will be the first in a retrospective dedicated to the actor Giorgio Colangeli, godfather of the festival and our guest of honor on the final evening. We will continue with the screenings in private villas around Senigallia's countryside, passing through two evening events on the sea-view towers of the Rocca Roveresca, in which the screenings will be held on. The Senigallia Film Festival is divided into various categories including the subsection "Cinema for women", there are also cash prizes for the best short film, the best comedy, the best Genius Loci (local talent), plus other categories that you will find out in the program.
“How come I hear about this festival just now, even though that it is in its tenth edition?” I hear you say. The reason is that, originally, this event was known as the Corto Circuito Festival, born in Senigallia in 2013 from the passion of the Confluenze Association for short films - the collaboration with short film festivals being crucial for its realization. However, it was with last year's 9th edition of the festival that Corto Circuito, in partnership with the Municipality of Senigallia and the Marche Region, established itself as a competition and dreamed a little bigger, reinventing itself as the Senigallia Film Festival.
Chaired by Giancarlo Zappoli (director of Mymovies.it), the renewed festival aims to discover cinematographic talents, always paying particular attention to short films and their authors, also dedicating a dedicated section to productions from the Marche region. The aim of the Festival is to promote and research new perspectives, and therefore a new generation of directors who need to expand their cinematic visions. And also to disseminate cinema of cultural interest, give visibility to short films, make environmental and social contents relevant, enhance local talents: these are the objectives of the festival which, in a regional context full of similar events, does so with eight sections of very specific context.
They are the identity of the organizing association: they represent the great long-standing consideration for the short film; they reveal the constant attention to the environment; they value local or brand new talent. The out-of-competition sections also contribute to this, the shorts awarded by other festivals and the film-environment are maintained, the focus on women's cinema and the cine-concert.
In the competition sections and in the other sections there are national and international works with subtitles. The Senigallia Film Festival believes in collaborating with other short film festivals, in order to promote those who create and support short films: Corto Dorico, Ennesimo Film Festival, Fabriano Film Festival, Fano International Film Festival, Mediterraneo Festival Corto. The Rivers/Seas section confirms and broadens the view on ecosystems that characterize the city of Senigallia, referring to universal themes.