In May 2005, the premature death of Lorenzo Vecchio, the founder and artistic director of Magma, seriously affects Scarti, which, however, is able to bring the festival back to Acireale, at cinema Margherita now turned into a multiplex.
The works subscribed during the selection process are 250, all coming from 50 different countries.
The media devote great attention to Magma, and director Paolo Sorrentino takes the role of president of the jury. The Lorenzo Vecchio prize, established this year, is awarded to the best short film of the festival, Siempre en quise trabajar a fábrica by Esteban Crespo (Spain). The jury is also made up by Luciano Granozzi (professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages), Marcello Alajmo (Sicilian Regional Film Library), Mahdi Fleifel (director, Magma 2004 winner) and Sebastian Jesus (cinema expert).
1400 people - paying an admission fee - take part in the screenings, with a peak attendance on the award-giving night. In addition to the screening of 40 short films in competition and 11 out of competition, there is a photo exhibition with shots by Raffaele Capasso, Giovanni Lami, Federico Chiesa, Christopher Olsson.
Al mare, Any more questions?, Dos Encuentros, Dummy, El sonador, Lower east side, Moth, One for the Road, Pernocta, Siempre quise trabajar en una fàbrica, The Offering, VideoKilled the radio star,
Bugging the bug, Der Kauboy / Troublegum, Elephant:OK, Fraulein Gertie, Hambre, La gallina ciega, Maestro, Menu, Moodswing, Tadeo Jones, The tell tale heart, The Zit, Timor Loro-Sae, Zero Degree,