Milano Film Festival comes back – September 11th – 20th

From September 11th to 20th 2009, Milano Film Festival comes back in the cosmopolitan city of Milan with its 14th edition.

This acclaimed event was born in 1996 as a short film festival-competition for the young Milanese filmakers only, giving in this way the chance to put under the spotlight marginal works; however, in 2000 it set up the first international feature film competition.

This year, the 14th edition presents a calendar rich of events, and it schedules the opening of two different international competition: one dedicated to the feature films and one to short films.

The feature film competition is proud to present the most important first and second works of young directors from all over the world, intensifying the festival’s goal, which wants to highlight the new, innovative, brave and high quality cinema which moves towards the future.

As regards the short film competition on the other hand, 49 movies coming from 23 different countries will participate, selected among over 2000 submitted films, and what makes the difference, is that movies will be screened in the original language with the help of subtitles in English and Italian, without being divided into categories.

The 14th edition of Milano Film Festival will show some important previews, such as L’Epine Dans Le Coeur”, the last work by the French director Michel Gondry, which will be screened on Wednesday 16th September for the first time in Italy.

The event, which will take place among the Piccolo Teatro, the Parco Semione, the Teatro dal Verme, and the Civic Aquarium, through unpublished works and striking meetings, will dedicate a special complete retrospect to a single relevant author of the cinema history, Ermanno Olmi.

And also, the fifth report State (T)error, Focus on Animation, Italian Get-togethers (a view on the most recent productions), Invisible Japan (the masters and the young talented directors of contemporary Japanese cinema), workshops and much more…

The Festival is supported by the City of Milan, the European Community – Media Programme and the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Heritage.

For more detailed information about this and other events in Milan, take a look at our website www.aboutmilan.com!

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