Mercurio

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Synopsis

English

Mercurio is a kid who loves cycling. One day he is stopped by the Fascist regime and incarcerated in a transit camp, ready to be sent to a concentration camp. Forced to quickly become a man, he will try, fighting unarmed, to win against the horror of Fascism and gain absolute freedom.

Italiano

Mercurio è un ragazzino che adora la bicicletta. Un giorno viene fermato dal regime Fascista e rinchiuso in un campo di smistamento, pronto per essere mandato in un campo di concentramento. Costretto a diventare rapidamente uomo, cercherà, con la sua lotta non armata, di vincere contro l’orrore del Fascismo e ottenere la libertà assoluta.

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Michele Bernardi

Short Film | Animation | Drama

09' 54''

Italy, 2018

no dialogue

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Michele Bernardi

Michele Bernardi

Michele Bernardi

Luca D'Alberto

Michele Bernardi

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Selections & Awards

ANIMA MUNDI, Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ANIMAFEST ZAGREB - WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM, Zagreb (CROATIA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HUESCA, Huesca (SPAIN)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Bristol (UK)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

TIRANA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Tirana (ALBANIA) 

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ANIM'EST INT. ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL, Bucharest (ROMANIA) 

OSCAR® qualifying festival

CHICAGO INT. CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Chicago (USA) 

OSCAR® qualifying festival

INTERFILM BERLIN, Berlin (GERMANY) 

OSCAR® qualifying festival

ST. LOUIS INT. FILM FESTIVAL, St. Loius (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

NASTRI D'ARGENTO, (ITALY)

ANIMAPHIX INT. ANIMATED FESTIVAL, Bagheria (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

IMAGINARIA FILM FESTIVAL, Conversano (ITALY)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

SEDICICORTO INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Forlì (ITALY)

INT. FILM FESTIVAL OF LANZAROTE, Lanzarote (SPAIN)

SHORTS INT. FILM FESTIVAL - MAREMETRAGGIO, Trieste (ITALY)

ANIMAEVKA INT. FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION FILMS, Mogilev (BELARUS)

Winner of BEST SHORT FILM

 

ANIM ! ARTE  FESTIVAL, Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL) 

LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Los Angeles (USA)

Winner of the HONORABLE MENTION

VISIONI ITALIANE, Bologna (ITALY)

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Edinburgh (UK)

ANIMATEKA, Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)

FESTIVAL CARTÓN, Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)

 

ANIMATOU - FESTIVAL INT. DU FILM D'ANIMATION, Geneva (SWITZERLAND)

INT. ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL TINDIRINDIS, Vilnius (LITHUANIA)

Winner of the GRAND PRIX

CARTOON CLUB, Rimini (ITALY)

FESCIMED - FESTIVAL INT. DE CINE POR LA MEMORIA DEMOCRÀTICA, Madrid (SPAIN)

JAMESON CINEFEST MISKOLC INT. FIM FESTIVAL, Miskolc (HUNGARY)

FEST'ANIMA, Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio (CORSICA)

ICFF – ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL, Toronto (CANADA)

FESTIVAL DE CINE DE MADRID, Madrid (SPAIN)

FESTIVAL DE CINE INFANCIA Y ADOLESCENCIA, Bogotà (COLOMBIA)

FIRENZE FILM CORTI, Firenze (ITALY)

CORTI DA SOGNI - ANTONIO RICCI, Ravenna (ITALY)

LA TRUCA - FESTIVAL INT. DE ANIMACIÓN, Cali (COLOMBIA)

LINOLEUM - CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION AND MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Kyiv (UKRAINA)

REANIMA INT. ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Yerevan (ARMENIA)
 

SICAF ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL, Seoul (SOUTH KOREA)

SUPERTOON INT. ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Subenico (CROATIA)

ATHENS ANIMFEST - INT. ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Athens (GREECE)

CARTOONS ON THE BAY, Torino (ITALY)

BCN SPORTS FILM, Barcelona (SPAIN)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA INT. EN ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE ROUYN-NORANDA, Abitibi-Témiscamingue (CANADA)

 

CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL, Civitanova Marche (ITALY)

EUGANEA FILM FESTIVAL, Padova (ITALY)

CINESTESIA LEGNANO, Legnano (ITALY)

SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL, various cities (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

CINEMADAMARE, various locations (ITALY)

OPENEYES FIM FEST, Marburg (GERMANY)

ARIANO FILM FESTIVAL, Ariano Irpino (ITALY)

SATURNIA FILM FESTIVAL, Manciano - Montemerano - Terme di Saturnia (ITALY)​

LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL, Pisticci (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATION TECHNIQUE

OUT OF BOUNDS FIM FESTIVAL, Barletta (ITALY)

Winner of the SPECIAL MENTION

FESTIVAL INT. INVENTA UN FILM, Lenola(ITALY)

CORTO FICTION CHIANCIANO TERME, Chianciano Terme (ITALY)

Winner of "PREMIO LA MEMORIA"

INVIDEO - MOSTRA INT. DI VIDEO E CINEMA OLTRE, Crema (ITALY)

CORTI IN CORTILE, Catania (ITALY)

 

SCIACCA FILM FEST, Sciacca (ITALY)

Winner of BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

CASTELLI ANIMATI, Roma (ITALY)

 

Michele Bernardi

Biography

English

Michele Bernardi is one of the most important Italian animators and cartoonists, author of significant collaborations in television, music and advertising. In the eighties he worked on the TV series "La Pimpa", created by Altan, and on several episodes of "La Linea di Cavandoli". He made over thirty animated music videos for Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Le luci della centrale elettrica, Zen Circus, Colapesce, Punkreas, Prozac+, 24 Grana and many other bands, as well as commercials for brands such as Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Chicco, Ikea. In 2012 he made the animated short film "Djuman", presented at the Annecy Int. Animation Festival and selected in several important festivals including Anima Mundi and Animafest (Oscar qualifying festivals). In 2018 he concluded the realization of "Mercurio", which lasted over four years. The short film is again selected - among others - at Anima Mundi and won numerous awards including Best Short Film at Imaginaria and Animaphix.

Italiano

Michele Bernardi è uno dei più importanti animatori e fumettisti italiani, autore di significative collaborazioni nel mondo televisivo, musicale e pubblicitario. Negli anni Ottanta lavora alla serie tv “La Pimpa”, creata da Altan, e a diversi episodi de “La Linea di Cavandoli”. Realizza oltre trenta videoclip d’animazione per i Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Le luci della centrale elettrica, Zen Circus, Colapesce, Punkreas, Prozac+, 24 Grana e molti altri gruppi musicali, oltre che spot commerciali per brand come Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Chicco, Ikea. Nel 2012 realizza il corto d'animazione "Djuman", presentato al Festival di animazione di Annecy e selezionato in numerosi importanti festival tra cui Anima Mundi e Animafest (festival che qualificano per l’Oscar). Nel 2018 conclude la realizzazione di "Mercurio", durata oltre quattro anni. Il cortometraggio è selezionato anch’esso - tra gli altri - ad Anima Mundi e vince numerosi premi tra cui Miglior Corto ai festival Imaginaria e Animaphix.

Filmography

MERCURIO

(2018 | animated short film)

Anima Mundi (Oscar)

LOST IN EMOTIONS

(2015 | animated short film)

Nastri d'Argento

DJUMA

(2012 | animated short film)

Anima Mundi (Oscar)

Annecy - Int. Animation Film Festival (Oscar)

SENZA TESTA

(2010 | animated short film)

TINNITUS#1

(2008 | animated short film)

TINNITUS#2

(2008 | animated short film)

NON MI MANCA NIENTE

(2007 | animated short film)

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