In its 15th edition, Magma will take place in Acireale 24-26 November 2016. The festival has so far examined more than 6.500 short films coming from over 80 countries of the world, reaching a total attendance of around 16.000 spectators, hosted more than 250 guests and agreeed on 22 partnerships with foreign festivals, therefore standing out as one of the best short film festivals in Italy.
The 31 short films in competition - selected from a total of 654 submissions from 63 countries worldwide - will be judged by an international panel which will present the Lorenzo Vecchio Award, named after the founder of Magma.
Two special programmes will be focused on foreign festivals: the first devoted to Encounters, the leading UK’s short film festival; the second will introduce the young Croatian short film festival Krakti Na Brzinu.
Magma is made possible through the support of Acireale Town Council and of some local businesses which have believed in a cultural project with a strong international appeal: Pasticceria Costarelli, Ceramiche De Simone, La bottega dei Monsù, Cittadinanzattiva Sicilia Onlus and Etna Mareneve Escursioni.