Universo Corto returns with the Sakura Award 2022

Torna Universo Corto con il Premio Sakura 2022
Torna Universo Corto con il Premio Sakura 2022
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The international short film festival Universo Corto returns to Pisa with the seventh edition of the Sakura Prize, September 8-10, 2022 at La Nunziatina Garden.

Free admission, short films in original language with English subtitles.

Each evening starting at 7 p.m. concerts, readings and book presentations, while the screening of short films will begin at 9 p.m.

The Universo Corto International Short Film Festival, chaired by director Roberto Faenza and organized by the Circolo Culturale Giovani Persone, returns to Pisa with the 7th edition of its Sakura Prize. Since its founding, Universo Corto has devoted special attention to the social aspects of cinema from an interdisciplinary perspective, including through the involvement of scholars and university professors. For this reason, the Circle has decided to propose this year a three-day event entirely dedicated to the Sakura Prize, which consists in the realization and publication, for the Edizioni ETS of Pisa, of a volume that collects an essay for each winning short film, in the maximum number of three ex aequo, so as to deepen and make known the "message" that it is capable of conveying.



7:00 p.m. | Institutional greetings

7:30 p.m. | From short film to book: presentation of the Sakura Prize Introduced: Flavia Monceri Speakers: Luisa Azzena, Paolo Biondi, Fabio Corsini, Elisa Scattolini

9 p.m. | Screening of the shorts:

ROY Tom Berkeley, Ross White (UK, 2021 - 16') B
USLINE 35A Elena Felici (DNK, 2021 - 6')
CHINESE LAUNDRY Giorgio Arcelli Fontana (USA, 2022 - 15')
ALA KACHUU Maria Brendle (CH/KGZ, 2020 - 38')

7 p.m. Poetry readings from the two shores Marianne Catzaras and Rossella Paolicchi

8:00 p.m. Concert THE STRAYS

9:00 p.m. Screening of the shorts:

  • POPS Lewis Rose (UK/FRA, 2021 - 20')
  • FETCH Sam Gill (NZ, 2021 - 18')
  • ETHEREALITY Kantarama Gahigiri (CH/RWA, 2019 - 14')
  • THE LAST PHOTO Mehmet Akif Güler (TUR, 2021 - 20')


7:00 p.m. Alimentarsi - open discussion Giuseppe Ceraudo with Valeria Rossi and Erika Baroncelli

8:00 p.m. Concert MARINA MULOPULOS

9:00 p.m. Screening of the shorts:

  • WARSHA Dania Bdeir (LBN/FRA, 2022 - 16')
  • HOMELESS Luca Esposito (ITA, 2021 - 5')
  • A DEAD SEA Nahd Basheir (ISR, 2021 - 17')
  • THE SOLOISTS Mehrnaz Abdollahinia et al. (FRA, 2021 - 8')
  • FREE FALL Emmanuel Tenenbaum (FRA, 2021 - 19')


Info at https://www.universocorto.org/