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Synopsis

English

Matilde lives in a cramped house on the beach with his grandfather. To make some money, she scours the sand with her metal detector hoping to find something of value. On a cold winter morning, Matilde will discover an object which will change her life forever.

Italiano

Matilde vive insieme a suo nonno in una angusta casa sul mare. Per guadagnare qualche soldo, scandaglia la spiaggia con il metal detector alla ricerca di qualche oggetto di valore. In una fredda mattina d’inverno, Matilde troverà un oggetto che cambierà la sua vita per sempre.

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Daniele Pini

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

14' 00''

Italy

2021

Italian

English

1:85

Rita Abela | Enzo Provenzano | Luca Massaro | 

Lallo Circosta

Nikada Film | Quasar SRL

Daniele Pini | Claudia de Angelis | Niccolò Notario

Zen Movie

Daniele Pini | Nicoletta Senzacqua

Sandro Chessa

Niccolò Notario

"Oxigen" (Willy Mason)

"Ballerina" (Yehezkel Raz)

"Pizziwaltz" (Kadir Demir)

Federica D’ignoti

Giulia Pagliarulo

Giandomenico Maria Petillo

Alessandro Fusaroli

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Selections & Awards

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FESTA DEL CINEMA DI ROMA - ALICE NELLA CITTÀ (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

♥ Winner of RAI CINEMA AWARD

IZMIR INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (TURKEY)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PALENCIA (SPAIN)

CORTO DORICO (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM - STAMIRA AWARD

♥ Winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL AWARD - OLTRE LE MURA

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM (AUDIENCE AWARD)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION (PAG JURY)

OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE (FRANCE)

CORTINAMETRAGGIO (ITALY)

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

CORTISONICI INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

VICOLI CORTI (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

PUNTO DI VISTA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PASSAGGI D'AUTORE (ITALY)

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA ITALIANO DI MADRID (SPAIN)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

LANDSHUT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY)

ISMAILIA INT. FILM FESTIVAL (EGYPT)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL INT. DE CINE DE LANZAROTE - FICL  (SPAIN)

DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM ("EXTRALARGE")

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

CORTI DA SOGNI INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM ("MADE IN ITALY")

SETTIMO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

THE QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL (BULGARIA)

AMICORTI INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

PRATO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SCREENPLAY

CORTI IN OPERA (ITALY)

MINIKINO (INDONESIA)

BARDOLINO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

IO NON TI CONOSCO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ANDARAS - TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

BAŠTA FEST (SERBIA)

BUSHO - BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (HUNGARY)

♥ Winner of the STUDENT JURY SPECIAL MENTION

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

OFFICINE SOCIAL MOVIE (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

VISIONI ITALIANE (ITALY)

PEGASO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

FIGARI INT. SHORT FILM FEST (ITALY)​

CINELIDO - FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA ITALIANO (ITALY)

ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM

♥ Winner of BEST SCREENPLAY

GALICHNIK FILM FESTIVAL (MACEDONIA)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRES (Rita Abela)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

MONSTRALE FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY)

POP CORN FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of PREMIO RAFFAELLA CARRÀ

SATURNIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

BURGAS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (BULGARIA)

ACCORDI @ DISACCORDI - INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ALTER-NATIVE INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ROMANIA)

CINEMAGMA (ITALY)

URBAN CITY - BEYOND THE IDEAL CITY (ITALY)

ROMA TRE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

CAPRI MOVIE INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

ALLGAU AUTHOR'S FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY)

PAPHOS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (CYPRUS)

♥ Winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD

ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

METRICAMENTE CORTO (ITALY)

MAGMA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

AS FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

 

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA EUROPEO - PREMIO EMIDIO GRECO (ITALY)

FABRIANO FILM FEST (ITALY)

REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

FACTORY FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

♥ Winner of PREMIO GIOVANI

CORTOLOVERE (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

CORTI IN CORTILE (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL INT. DEL CINEMA POVERO (ITALY)

MOLISECINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the STUDENTS JURY AWARD

ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST DIRECTOR

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CEPRANO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

MEDITERRANEO FESTIVAL CORTO (ITALY)

CORTO DI SERA (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM "FROM ITALY TO ITALA"

PORTO CESAREO FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

CORTO E A CAPO - PREMIO MARIO PUZO (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

ARIANO INT. FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

VISIONI CORTE FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

♥ Winner of AIR3 AWARD

APULIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM - POPULAR JURY

UNIVERSO CORTO (ITALY)

CORTO FICTION CHIANCIANO TERME (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SOCIAL AWARD

FESTIVAL PERIFERIA DELL'IMPERO (ITALY)

ELBA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

INVENTA UN FILM LENOLA (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM - 2nd PRIZE

♥ Winner of BEST ACTRESS (Rita Abela)

♥ Winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

♥ Winner of BEST ART DIRECTION

 

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI SENIGALLIA (ITALY)

♥ Winner of CORTOCIRCUITO AWARD

UMBRIA FILM FESTIVAL - AMARCORTI (ITALY)

FESTIVAL CORTO... MA NON TROPPO (ITALY)

♥ Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

TERRE DA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

♥ Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

EDERA FILM FESTIVAL (ITALY)

I LUOGHI DELL'ANIMA (ITALY)

 

Daniele Pini

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Biography

English

Born in Rome (Italy) in 1987, Daniele Pini is a director and a screenwriter. Immediately after high school, he started working for a British insurance company. Determined to convert his passion for cinema into a career, he quit his job when he received an admission to the Directing class of the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. Alongside his studies he founded the production company Nikada Film, realizing commercials for television and video clips. In 2017 he directed the short film “Rocky”, which received a Rai Cinema Award at the Giffoni Film Festival, and numerous selections at other festivals. In 2020 he debuted in movie theaters with his first feature length documentary “Impressionisti Segreti”. His latest short film "Big" (2021) is a world remiere at Alice nella Città during the Festa del Cinema di Roma.

Italiano

Nato a Roma nel 1987, Daniele Pini è regista e sceneggiatore. Dopo il diploma di maturità classica comincia a lavorare giovanissimo in una compagnia di assicurazioni inglese. Deciso a trasformare la sua passione per il cinema in lavoro, consegna le dimissioni quando viene ammesso al corso di Regia presso il Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia a Roma. Parallelamente agli studi fonda la Nikada Film, realizzando spot per la televisione e videoclip. Nel 2017 dirige “Rocky”, cortometraggio premiato al Giffoni Film Festival da Rai Cinema e numerosi altri festival, mentre nel 2020 esordisce in sala con il suo primo lungometraggio di documentario, “Impressionisti Segreti”. Il suo ultimo cortometraggio "Big" (2021) è un'anteprima mondiale ad Alice nella Città durante la Festa del Cinema di Roma.

Filmography

BIG

(2021 | short film)

IMPRESSIONISTI SEGRETI

(2020 | feature documentary)

ROCKY

(2017 | short film)

L'AUTISTA

(2016 | short film)

IL RE DELLA NOMENTANA

(2015 | short film)

IL PESCIOLINO RIPESCATO

(2014 | short documentary)

TEX

(2014 | short film)