The 2.3rd edition of ARCIPELAGO - International Festival of Short Films and New Images, is approaching at the speed of light. The curtain will be raised on November 4th, in Palladium Theatre in Rome, disclosing at last a fantastic assortment of Italian and international short films, newly unearthed works, several Italian and even world premieres, homages and retrospectives, interesting raids into the future of images but also surprising explorations into their recent past. All of this, with free admission.
At the heart of Arcipelago 2015, the first complete retrospective dedicated to Italian filmmakers Manetti Bros. (who made their debut twenty years ago with the omnibus film DeGenerazione); Pasolini viewed from abroad; the not to be missed Italian premiere of the 1955 tv series Around the World with Orson Welles (directed by, and starring, Welles himself); sexual education in British cinema through social propaganda from the 30s to the 70s; historical and new Street Art films, from USA and Italy. And of course several premieres of feature films, from the extraordinary Visitors by Godfrey Reggio, to the much-awaited Station to Station by Doug Aitken, to the new, extremely dramatic work by Costanza Quatriglio 87 Hours, a "shocking" film which will stir up large and passionate discussions because of the civil, ethic and legal aspects of its painful story of human rights violation, and also because of its bold visual language.
Next week the complete program will be published on the festival website and the full line-up of Arcipelago 2015 will be presented to the press, on October 30th. Meanwhile, the following are the main highlights and sections of the festival.
Download the festival programme (pdf).
The Short Planet - International Short Films and New Images Competition
World Wide Series - International Web Series Competition
ConCorto - National Short Films Competition
Outsiders - The Manetti Bros. and the de/generated cinema
Saturday, November 7th, 08:00pm: the Manetti Bros. meet the audience
(featuring Ernesto Assante, Marco Giusti & Giorgio Gosetti)
Verifications - Pasolini Seen from the Moon
Anniversaries - Welles and Fassbinder: the Loneliness of Number Ones
Italian premiere of unearthed works
All You Need Is Love. 40 Years of Sex Education in British Cinema
Video Competition - Love Meetings 2.0
Street (He)Art. Even Walls Tell Stories...
At Close Range
Movie Premieres, New Projects' Disclosures & Meetings
Reality Reboot. When Videogames Meet Reality
Friday, November 6th, 03:30pm
Carte Blanche DAMS Roma Tre - Roma Tre Film Festival 2015
From November 4th to 8th, the hall of Palladium Theatre will host some demo stations, courtesy of VIGAMUS - Museo del Videogioco di Roma, with Oculus Rift and a selection of retro-games.