One of our films has been selected to be screened in the ghost town in the fantastic Pentedattilo Film Festival , one of the most important Festival for Short Movies in Southern Italy. It will run from the 23 to the 25 August.
Pentedattilo Film Festival is held every year in the ancient ghost town of Pentedattilo, near Reggio Calabria. The village, defined by the nineteenth-century traveler Edward Lear “The strangest human dwelling place” is perched on a strange rock shaped as a giant hand, and it has recently experienced a cultural recovery that has made it one of the most significant destination for the spread of international short films.
The PFF, born in 2006 in the ghost town of Pentedattilo, Italy, by a group of filmmakers and produced by ‘Ram Film’ and the ‘Associazione Pro Pentedattilo’, aims to give visibility to the most recent production of short films and to foster ideas and artistic exchanges; whereas the awards are an encouragement to the authors who invade each year a place that represents an emblem of change and creative sharing.
It is actually during the days of the festival that the ghost town of Pentedattilo turns back to life: the sole source of light in the steep narrow streets is the light of the short films screened in the old houses.
We fill the ancient farmhouses, the small squares, the open spaces with the stories of hundreds short movies.
We annually recover an abandoned town to let it become a symbol of a virtuous union between cinema and territory.
And if the location isn’t inspiring enough…there is also history, murder and illustrious travellers , as mentioned above Edward Lear visited the town in 1847 and described at length it in his travel diaries.