The Next Generation Short Film Festival
Registration is now open for the third edition of The Next Generation Short Film Festival, a short film competition that aims to offer emerging and independent videomakers an opportunity to develop a reflection on contemporary visions and landscapes with full narrative freedom or to present works already published. The theme of the 2018 edition is FUTURES, the deadline for the presentation of the works is set for October 15th.
The competition wants to be a starting point for reflections on contemporaneity and wants to encourage young authors to explore other visions. The selected works will be screened during the Festival which will take place in Bari at the Cineporto during the month of November.
The festival is promoted by the Pasquale Battista Foundation, conceived by Tita Tumillo and Velia Polito of the Alice in Cammino and the Arts association, in collaboration with Alice Area Arti Espressive, the Enziteto Children's Cinema Academy, the patronage of the Municipality of Bari, Councilor for Tourism and Cultural Industry of the Puglia Region and Apulia Film Commission.
The Next Generation Short Film Festival 2018 is open to emerging and independent videomakers born, resident or domiciled in Puglia. The festival is divided into two sections of competition, differentiated according to the age of the participants and the criteria for selecting and awarding the winners: a historical section, aimed at videomakers over 18 and an experimental section, aimed at videomakers under 18.
The jury that evaluates the short films in the competition is made up of professionals in the audiovisual field and film critics, among which, in the past editions, Anton Giulio Mancino (film critic, essayist, professor of Cinema Semiology in Bari and Macerata), Guglielmo Siniscalchi ("Sentieri Selvaggi"), Simonetta Dello Monaco (Apulia Film Commission), Alessandro Cirillo (photographer), Livio Costarella ("La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno"). The winning works will become part of the historical and archival heritage of the Foundation, adding to the study material of the renowned Apulian historian Pasquale Battista.