Universo Corto 2023

Universo Corto 2023
Universo Corto 2023
Giardino La Nunziatina
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Back in Pisa, Universo Corto- International Short Film Festival, now in its 16th edition.

The festival will take place at La Nunziatina Garden from 13 to 16 September, free admission

Universo Corto is an international short film festival that started in Pisa in 2004 and will have its 16th edition in 2023. It is an independent festival of free-themed short films organised by the cultural association Giovani Persone.

The festival is mainly aimed at university students, PhD students or those enrolled in film schools, but for some years it has also been open to independent filmmakers. Since the first edition, the presidency of the event has been permanently entrusted to director Roberto Faenza. The Festival's artistic director is Riccardo Romboli.


Every evening starting at 7 p.m., there will be pre-festival events: readings, book presentations and concerts. From 9.15 p.m. free screenings of the Italian short films in competition. On the last evening, the awards ceremony and screenings of the winners will take place!


7 p.m., inauguration of the festival with institutional greetings;

8 p.m., Voci di Campo concert (Giulia Caiazza and Pier Giuseppe Puggioni);

9.15 p.m., screening of short films:

  • Busan (Thomas Percy Kim, USA, 2022)
  • Awama (Mourad Kalai, TUN, 2022)
  • The Stupid Boy (Phil Dunn, Regno Unito, 2022)
  • La città dorme (Kipp Howard, USA, 2023)
  • Las Visitantes (Enrique Buleo, ES, 2022)
  • Doppie punte (Alireza Kazemipour, IR, 2022)
  • Guerra tra poveri (Kassim Yassin Saleh, ITA, 2022)


7.30 p.m.: Amore Criminale, discussion led by psychiatrist Giuseppe Ceraudo;

9:15 p.m.: Screening of short films:

  • Datsun (Mark Albiston, Nuova Zelanda, 2021)
  • Same Old (Lloyd Lee Choi,USA/CAN, 2022)
  • L'eco silenzioso (Suman Sen, IND, 2021)
  • Una giornata perfetta per una passeggiata (Diane Catsburrow Linnet, USA, 2022)
  • Superfici (François Larpin, FRA, 2022)
  • Non essere crudele (Andrej Chinappi, ITA, 2022)


8 p.m.: DiVetro concert;

9.15 p.m.: screening of short films:

  • Nimic (Yorgos Lanthimos, Germania/Regno Unito/USA, 2019)
  • Takbir (Jordi Calvet San José, ES, 2022)
  • Fairplay (Zoel Aeschbacher, CH/FRA, 2022)
  • 7lbs 8oz (7 libbre e 8 once) (Yoo Lee, USA, 2022)
  • Il vincitore (Ali Keyvan, IR, 2021)
  • Tria – del sentimento del tradire (Giulia Grandinetti, ITA, 2022)


8 p.m.: BSide concert;

9.15 p.m.: screenings and awarding of prizes for the winning short films