ItalianDocsOnline 2014 #IDO14 On the web from Sunday February 23 to March 9. New entry in the documentary list. Giury revealed. Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Screening: March 25, Riverside Studios, London
The Great Beauty’s victory as Best Film Not in The English Language at Bafta Award 2014 will undoubtedly raise the profile of Italian Cinema in the UK. In timely fashion, and from 23rd February to 9th of March, ItalianCinema London presents the first ItalianDocsOnline Festival #IDO14, a free inter-active showcase of some of the best contemporary Italian documentaries.
There is a new entry in the list of documentaries:
– I Fantasmi di San Berillo (The Ghosts of San Berillo) by Edoardo Morabito.
This film will be shown online at http://www.italiandocsonline.com/ and atwww.italiandocsonline.blogo.it along with:
– Terramatta, by Costanza Quatriglio;
– Il Gemello (The Triplet), by Vincenzo Marra;
– Apolitics Now!, by Giuseppe Schillaci;
– Profughi a Cinecittà (Refugees in Cinecittà), by Marco Bertozzi;
– Mare Chiuso (Closed Sea), by Stefano Liberti and Andrea Segre;
– Le cose belle (Beautiful things), by Agostino Ferrente and Giovanni Piperno;
– I don’t speak very good, I dance better, by Maged El-Mahedy;
– L’ultima frontiera (EU 013, The last frontier), by Alessio Genovese.
The public will participate by voting to select the winner. A special jury – formed by the director/producer Luisa Pretolani, the BFI curator Catherine McGahan and the distributor Tony Carr – has been appointed to vote too. The best documentary will be screened at the Riverside Studios in London on 25th March.
Italian Cinema London wished to organize something innovative and decided to use the means that we all use today: technology and the web. All you need to attend this event from anywhere is a computer or a smart phone and an internet connection.
The Festival will be entirely social: a large space will be devoted to technology and socialmedia on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr.
The official hashtag is #IDO14 and all interactions and engagement are encouraged.
Italian Cinema London organizes ItalianDocsOnline with the kind support of the Italian Cultural Institute London, and is sponsored by Bdb, SubTi, Fred.fm, International House London, TheItalian Bookshop, The Estorick Collection, The River Cafe, Fiorentini+ Baker, Apple&Pear, Terrone & Co. Coffee, Fratelli Prandi.
In Italy its Italian partner is Blogo.it, a popular independent online news website with over seven million users per month.
A crowdfunding campaign is active on Indiegogo after the successfull campaign on Sponsume.
For further information, please go to http://www.italiancinemalondon.com/.