ITALIAN FESTIVAL CORNER AT THE 35TH CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM MARKET
Six prestigious cinematographic associations united to represent Italy in the French market.
The 35th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market took place from February 3rd to February 6th 2020. This is one of the world’s most prestigious annual cinematographic events, where the entire short film sector gathers to promote regional and national cinematography in order to lay the foundations for future partnerships and collaborations.
Six Italian associations, which have always been linked to the promotion of short films, have joined together this year under the name of “Italian Festival Corner” to promote their festivals and represent the dynamism of the whole short film sector in Italy.
We’re talking about Sedicicorto Forlì International Film Festival, ShorTS International Film Festival, FEDIC (Italian Federation of Cineclubs), Molise Cinema, Corto Dorico and Visioni Corte.
The Italian Federation of Cineclubs and these 5 film festivals have sent their delegations to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market – effectively placing themselves among the official exhibitors of the 35th edition – with the intention of expanding their network of international partners, presenting their 2020 editions, promoting their selected Italian short films, finding new films to offer their audience and, ultimately, to increase the internationalization of their film festivals.
These three days at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market were a chance to get in touch with international professionals in the making of short films (producers, distributors, programmers and artistic directors of other festivals) and a precious opportunity to make the Italian market more and more appealing abroad. Tastings of food and wine from Molise and Emilia-Romagna were offered during the usual Meet and Greet event as further proof of the desire to widely promote the territories where these film festivals take place.
This came as a new challenge and these Italian associations, joined together, were ready to take it up in order to promote a whole sector that strives for international recognition, but it was also a precious opportunity to strengthen the relationships among these six Italian associations.
Translator: Laura Bernardelli