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Muciara Short Film Festival: the winning shorts awarded during the evening of August 1st

03/08/2021 14:00

Aurora Tamigio

Press release , MuciaraSFF2021,

Muciara Short Film Festival: the winning shorts awarded during the evening of August 1st

The short A world free of Crisis by Ted Hardy-Carnac wins the 1st prize. Prize to Cuore di Strega di Marco Baroni

The Muciara Short Film Festival closes its first edition with an awards ceremony in Valderice (TP) on August 1st 2021: with the presenter Claudia Parrinello, the actress Anna Falchi. 1st prize the short film A world free of Crisis by Ted Hardy-Carnac. Prize to Cuore di Strega by Marco Baroni.

It closed with a flourish on August 1, 2021, with a live award ceremony, in Valderice, the first edition of the Muciara Short Film Festival. The Festival aims to promote the expressive and artistic form of the short film, by independent authors and production companies.

The event, the first cinematographic event of the Bonagia Events and Promotion Association, active in the organization of events and reviews in the Trapani area. For the conception and organization of the Muciara Film Festival, its first cinematographic event, the Bonagia Eventi and Promotion Association has collaborated with, which since 2002 has been dealing with cinematographic information with particular attention to

independent, genre and author cinema.

The Festival is hosted in the suggestive location of the Tonnara di Bonagia, part of the heritage enhancement projects that led, in 2019, to the opening of the museum located inside the Torre della Tonnara. One of the most evocative places in ancient Sicily becomes the stage for the first edition of the Muciara Film Festival.

The award ceremony of the Muciara Short Film Festival

The heart of the Muciara Short Film Festival was the online competition for short films , which ended on 30 June 2021 with 99 registrations. The contest was aimed at independent authors and production companies. During the evening of August 1st, the 10 finalist short films were awarded, with the awarding of the winners. Also screened are the Out of Competition works by authors born / and or resident in Sicily, selected by the organization in collaboration with the artistic direction.

Guests of the evening the godmother of the event, the actress Anna Falchi, with whom the presenter Claudia Parrinello had the pleasure of chatting; Dario Indelicato, documentary maker, editor and Digital Imaging Technician, as representative of the technical jury of the Muciara Short Film Festival.

Gaspare Gulotta, president of the Bonagia Events and Promotion Association and Festival Director, and Vito Sugameli, founder of and Artistic Director of the Muciara Short Film Festival, also took part on the stage. Presence of honor of the Festival, the mayor of Valderice Francesco Stabile.

The winners of the Muciara Short Film Festival

Prize Muciara Short Film Festival

First place: 500.00 Euros in Amazon voucher
A world free of Crisis di Ted Hardy-Carnac


by Ted Hardy-Carnac Motivation of the jury: “The short film has an excellent starting idea, which is developed better and better as the story progresses. A far-reaching narrative, a marked ability to make the characters real (the protagonist, her teacher friend, the latter's companion), for whom one feels empathy. The future society represented is always credibly staged. The suspended ending is very powerful ”.

Second place: Weekend for two at a tourist village
Gronde Marmaille di Clémentine Carrié

Motivation of the jury: “Figuratively beautiful, made of sun and rain, of lightning and earth, of forces of nature as tangible as the power of the little protagonist. The power of being a child is opposed to the routine of adults. A short film angry, but also serene”.

Third place: Basket of typical local products.
Faces di Iván Sainz-Pardo

Motivation of the jury: “Well direct and well interpreted. The theme is extremely contemporary: it aligns with a certain human science fiction which, today, is particularly present in the production of contemporary cinema. At the same time, the short film never appears derivative but, on the contrary, extremely personal".


Prize “Non Reale awarded by

WINNER SHORT FILM: Cuore di Strega, by Marco Baroni Motivation for '"We awarded a prize to the Best short film of its genre. Cuore di strega stands out for its originality and staging. The prize consists of complete media coverage on the pages of the site and on social networks, with an interview with the director, a review of the short and in-depth analysis".

Special Mention awarded by Associazione Bonagia Eventi
In un Istante, directed by Alessandro Di Francesco.Teo, directed by Piergiorgio Seidita


List of short films finalists at the Muciara Short Film Festival

Faces, directed by Iván Sainz-Pardo (Spain, 2020)
Quelli Che Eravamo, directed by Samuel Di Marzo (Italy, 2021)
Witch's Heart, directed by Marco Baroni (Italy, 2021)

#picoftheday, directed by Andrea Beluto (Italy, 2020)
Cursed Granny, directed by Suso Imbernón, Juanjo Moscardó Rius (Spain, 2019)
Gronde Marmaille
, directed by Clémentine Carrié (France, 2018)
A world free of Crisis, directed by Ted Hardy-Carnac (France, 2021)
La Grande Onda,
directed by Francesco Tortorella (Italy, 2020)
Con i Pedoni Tra Le Nuvole, directed by Maurizio Rigatti (Italy, 2021)
Just Like Water, directed by Manos Triantafillakis (Greece, 2021)

Congratulations to all the authors and finalists / and thanks also to those who participated at the first edition of the Muciara Short Film Festival. Thanks to Claudia Parrinello, Anna Falchi, the jury, who was present, the media partners, the Municipality of Valderice, who made this event possible. Thanks to those who were present at the evening of August 1st and to those who followed and supported us. See you in a year!

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