The Corvetto and Rogoredo districts are hosting the twentieth edition of “Cinemadamare,” a travelling festival for young filmmakers from all over the world. This is the second consecutive stop by the festival in Milan.
Produced with the support of Fondazione Cariplo, as part of the “LaCittàIntorno” project, and under the patronage of UNESCO and the City of Milan, “Cinemadamare” is an itinerant production and training campus for film production organised in partnership with 51 universities and film schools from all continents. The event lasts over three months and hosts over 220 young filmmakers. Participation, bus transfers from one city to another, and accommodation for those taking part in the multi-week campus tour around Italy are free of charge.
For one week, the Corvetto and Rogoredo neighbourhoods will become an open-air set: participants will not only shoot their films here but they will also live in the area and meet their residents. The operational base will be the headquarters of the “La Strada” Cooperative, where editing rooms have been set up.
“The strength of ‘Cinemadamare’ lies in its ability to involve boys and girls of different nationalities in a project that aims to enhance the hosting city,” commented Martina Riva, the Councillor for Youth Policies of the City of Milan. “I hope that the Milanese filmmakers will participate in large numbers. This is an opportunity not to be missed both for them, who will be able to put their passion to the test in a stimulating international initiative, and for Milan, which will be seen, experienced and represented by young people from all over the world, who may decide to return in the future,” she added.
This year the “Cinemadamare” tour started on 11 June in Rome and will end on 16 September. Each week it will stop in an Italian city, in eight different regions, from Lombardy to Sicily.
The short movies produced during the Milan stop will be screened during a public event on 2 August, and the best works will be awarded special prizes.