The Shepherd (WTFF2 winner) at the Oscar Academy Awards

There’s less than a month to the deadline of the call to participate to Working Title Film Festival 3, which will take place in Vicenza, at the new location of Teatro Comunale and Exworks, from April 27th to May 1st 2018.

There’s time until December 31st 2017 for submitting films about work. The call is mainly addressed to directors under the age of 35 and opened to medium-length films and feature films of any genre on the theme of work. There will be a brand new section, ExtraWorks, dedicated to short experimental audiovisual works and to the new languages.

Here all the details.

The Shepherd flies to the Academy Awards

de hoeder / the shepherdMeanwhile the films awarded in the second edition of the festival have been reaching important international achievements. De Hoeder / The Shepherd by the dutch Joost van der Wiel has been nominated for the Oscar Academy Awards in the Short Documentary category. It’s been qualified to it, thanks the award at It’s all True Film Festival, in Sao Paulo in Brazil. In the same period De Hoeder / The Shepherd won the Prize for the Best Short Film at Working Title Film Festival 2, collected by the producer Wout Conjin (Conijn Film). The documentary short film tells about the daily life of a 90-year-old dutch family doctor, who continues doing his job with passion, dedicating himself especially to old and marginalized people and confronting the bureaucracy.

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Akijo Fujimura has been selected among five young Japanese directors, in order to direct a series of dystopian films Ten Years, which will have the executive production by Hirokazu Kore-da, one of the most influent contemporary Japanese authors, director of the latest After the storm. The 27 year old Japanese director was a guest of Working Title Film Festival 2, where she and the producer Taro Imai presented the fiction feature Miewoharu / Eriko, pretended, one of the most appreciated film by the Vicenza audience, and that reached a special mention by the Jury. The film tells about Eriko, a young aspiring actress, who returns home to attend her sister’s funeral 10 years after she moved to Tokyo. She will find out much on her sister’s and her own identity.

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Grands Travaux by the belgian directors Olivia Rochette e Gerard – Jan Claes, best feature film at WTFF2, succeed also in France, where was awarded with the first Prize at Festival Les Ecraines Documentaires, that took place the last November in Arcueil, Île de France. The documentary film shows the daily life of a group of foreign origins students attending a vocational school for electricians in Brussels.

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Per chi vuole sparare/ For whom who wants to fire by Pierluca Ditano, produced by ZeLIG, has been awarded with the Premio Gavioli 2017, on the November 28th at Musil, Museum for Industry and Labour in Brescia (Northern Italy). Among the finalists also Mare Nostro by Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola. Both the documentary films had gained a special mention at Working Title Film Festival 2. The first one’s main character is the Neapolitan Peppino, who works as a carter in Porta Palazzo in Torino, which is the biggest open air market in Europe.

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The second one is a fresco on the economy and culture of the fishing around the port of Molfetta (Southern Italy).

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Partnerships with Bologna, Turin and Novara

Working Title Film Festival is a young festival, but in the last year started several partnerships with other italian and international institutions and festivals started. In 2017 WTFF collaborated with L’elefante. Festival del Tempo Lungo in Padova, screening I giganti della montagna by Silvia Berretta, awarded with Premio Campo Lungo at WTFF2; with Novara Cine Festival screening Legnamè by Elisa Casadei, Nicola Lioia, Mauro Pibiri, Alice Ronchi, in the section Scenari Artigiani (Artisan Scenery). Both the films are produced by Civiche Scuole di Cinema Milano.

WTFF was partner of the 6th edition of Scriba Festival, dedicated to the professional writing, in Bologna: WTFF organized on November 12th a seminar on “Writing about work in film”, with the filmmaker Francesco Clerici, lo screenwriter Federico Fava and the artistic director of WTFF Marina Resta.

Furthermore WTFF has been partner of I Work Therefore I am (European), a Jean Monnet project, funded by the European Union in the frame of Erasmus + programs, promoted by the University of Torino and by Labont, the Laboratory of Ontology, a research centre of the Department of Philosophy, University of Torino chaired by Maurizio Ferraris and directed by Tiziana Andina.

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