Offering the audience the chance to lay their eyes on a cinematic horizon as wide and diverse as possible has always been one of the main goals set by Magma – mostra di cinema breve. By encouraging a relation with remote worlds and with countries less represented within the major distribution chains, by building a bridge for the direct exchange and sharing of experiences and works, Magma aims at effectively contributing to the distribution and visibility of new cultural spaces and new cultural products beyond its national boundaries.
The interesting and successful experience of the partnerships established over the past few years – the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU); the Spanish Short Film Agency (ACE); the Moroccan Cinema Centre; the Istanbul Short Film Festival; the El Ojo Cojo film festival, Madrid; the BuSho Short Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary); the Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival; Bochum Internazionales Videofestival (Germany); Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome); Comma Film Project (Manchester, UK); the Leeds International Film Festival (Leeds, UK); Off Plus Camera (Krakow, Poland); the Glasgow Short Film Festival (Scotland); the Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival Miskolc (Hungary); the Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia), the Tirana International Film Festival (Albania), Daazo – Friss Hús Budapest, In The Palace International Short Film Festival, (Bulgaria); Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Slovacchia) – has enabled our audience to deal with works representative of the best European short films.
The importance of these experiences in itself has urged Magma to extend the collaboration to other international festivals.
The sixteenth edition programme will include distinctive European partnerships.