NABA’s Visual Arts Department took part to the 40th edition of FILMMAKER, the festival dedicated to documentary and experimental cinema that took place on the MYmovies platform, from November 27th to December 6th. From the moment of their launch, the contents were available for the following 72 hours.
The first project that NABA presented at the festival, starting on November 27th at 2 pm, during its opening day, within the section Prospettive Fuori Concorso, was “COVID MOVIES”. The film is an anthological work, a montage composed of more than 30 short films realised by the students of the BA in Painting and Visual Arts during the Video art course, under the guidance of artist and NABA Lecturer Yuri Ancarani. The collective storytelling of the lockdown experience displays different points of view on a world that suddenly becomes strange, where being left alone with their camera gives them the chance of creating the 31 covid movies.
The students of the Bachelor of Arts that took part to the project are: Alessandro Di Lorenzo, Alessandro Germogliè, Alessandro Priante, Alex Parrotto, Anna Laura Piana, Buemi Martina, Chiara Armento, Chiara Smedile, Claudia Basini, Elena Marcon, Emil Cottino, Federica Barranco, Francesca Dalpi, Gaia Baldan, Giacomo Bertolino, Giulia Pilia, Isabella Zanon, Jessie Yu, Katherine Teran, Lilly Zelano, Luca Antonio De Palma, Luca Celè, Marco Brombal, Marika Vitrani, Marta Gradenigo, Matilde Bica, Matilde Villa, Michelle Ucci, Nicola Bianco, Nicolò Soligo, Ying Li.
“Io mi fermo qui”, the short movie by Emanuele Cantò, student of the second year of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, was also presented, and selected as the winner of the Jury Prize within the Prospettive section of the festival. Emanuele Cantò’s work was available onto the platform starting on December 4th at 2 pm. Set in Rome during last spring lockdown, “Io mi fermo qui” (“I Stop Here”) was born from the need to witness last spring lockdown through the perspective of a delivery worker. The exploration of the empty places and desolation of the eternal city takes place through online webcams, combining the observation of its monuments and the history with a reflection on the idea of isolation.