During this July our short film Italy 2050 was awarded in two film festivals in Italy and USA.
The short film Italy 2050, directed by Pablo Apiolazza, and produced and starred by Federica Raffin was part of the official selection of the Film One Fest of New Jersey and the Ortigia Film Festival of Sicily.
During the award ceremony at Ortigia Film Festival the short film received the first RAI Cinema Channel award, which awards the short film most suited for web.
The motivation of the award stated: “the RAI Cinema award goes to ITALY 2050 by Pablo Apiolazza, because in very few instants it transported us to a future rich of hope, love for the new and respect for hour history, a world that we would like to live on now”.
“ in very few instants it transported us to a future rich of hope, love for the new and respect for hour history, a world that we would like to live on now”
On the same date, in Film One Fest (held in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey) the short film received the “Honorable Mention” by the jury.
This is the third award for the short film, that was also awarded at the Africa, Asia and Latin America Film Festival of Milan, with the Zooppa Lennovo award.
Italy 2050 is a sci-fi brief short film that tells a story of Zhora, a girl who lives in a post WWIII Italy, and on her 30th birthday receives a message from her late father, a casualty of war. The short film touches the immigration issue from a different point of view.
We’re very happy for these awards because it will reach a broader audience, in a very delicate moment of history in which we must not forget the consequences of isolation, racism and radicalization of ideas due to prejudice and ignorance. For us as visual storytellers it is our responsability to create content aimed to improve peoples lives, to convey effectively and in short time an idea that can inspire people to change. The RAI Cinema Channel award is a testimony of that commitment, so we are very grateful for receiving it.
We would also like to thank the people who made this short film possible thanks to their help: Jorge Muchut, Lorenzo Zuffi, Esteban Ponce and Owl Studio , Jordan Orlando, Irene Raffin, Matteo Mascarin, Stefania Quaini, Jessica Tonioli, Sane Piolina, Hermine Gbedo Letonde, Serena Pulcini, Luciana Faino, Marco Barbariol y Federica Niero.
You can watch the short film and the behind the scenes on this article