9th edition – 2010

9th edition
Magma Film Festival

With submitted 513 short films coming from 48 foreign countries, Magma is in its ninth edition. Thanks to the previous year’s successful experience, on 22nd-25th July the 31 selected works are screened again at S. Domenico cloister, within the peculiar atmosphere of an out-door summer arena.

The last night of the festival, as part of the project perFiducia, there is a screening of out-of-competition short films by Ermanno Olmi, Gabriele Salvatores and Paolo Sorrentino, and those of three young directors they support, Massimiliano Camaiti, Alessandro Celli and Pippo Mezzapesa. The festival also offers an overview on the short film produced in Sicily, thanks to the works made ​​available by Filmoteca Regionale Siciliana(special section out of competition).

The Lorenzo Vecchio Award goes to Habibi, a co-production between Italy and Lebanon directed by Davide Del Degan. The special mention for Best Narrative Short Film goes to the French La Carte by Stefan Le Lay; Mille giorni di Vito, directed by the Italian Elisabetta Pandimiglio, wins the special mention for Best Documentary. Ex aequo for the two Best Animation: Teclòpolis, by the Argentinian Javier Mrad, and Il pianeta perfetto by the Italian Astutillo Smeriglia. Special mention for the Best Experimental film goes instead to the Croatian Plakatkino by Goran Trbuljak.


The festival opening night devotes a special tribute to the president of the jury, Roberto Perpignani, a 40-year-experienced editor (among others, Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece Ultimo Tango a Parigi, most of the film by the Taviani brothers, Il postino starring Massimo Troisi and Maria Grazia Cucinotta, David di Donatello winner for best Editing).

Taking part in the judging panel were also the producer Andrea De Micheli (President of Casta Diva Pictures, a leading international company in the field of audiovisual production), and the managing editor of the famous Rivista del Cinematografo, Marina Sanna.


International Competition

International Competition

Here you can find the list of the selected short films

Anything for you, Toma Waszarow
Betty B. & the The’s, Felix Stienz
Fais Comme Chez Toi, Gautier About
Habibi, Davide del Degan
In Tirana, Roberto Anjari-Rossi
La carte (The postcard), Stefan Le Lay
Like father like son, Martin Rath
One Bullet (1 Toltény), Attila Veres
Smafuglar (2 Birds), Runar Runarson
Uwe + Uwe, Lena Liberta
Wattwanderer, Max Zähle


Chytte ho!, Boris Sima
Dog With Electric Collar, Steve Baker
Il pianeta perfetto, Astutillo Smeriglia
Lebensader, Angela Steffen
Madagascar – a journey diary, Bastien Dubois
Miramare, Michaela Müller
Mobile, Verena Fels
Moj put, Veljko Popovic
Teclópolis, Javier Mrad
The man who slept, Inès Sedan
Zeitwellen, Evgenia Gostrer


Ein Schloss im Meer (A castle in the sea), Pfänder Bärbel
Kings of the Castle, Vlad Ilicevici & Andrei Tanase
Mille giorni di Vito, Elisabetta Pandimiglio


Cantor Dust Man, Sebastien Loghman
Haiku, Mathieu Lalande
Memotekid, Marianna Mørkøre & Rannvá Káradóttir
Nespavanje ne ubija (No sleep won’t kill you), Marko Mestrovic
Plakatkino, Goran Trbuljak
Un 45 tours de cheveu (ceci n’est pas un disque), Frank Beauvais