* Thursday, September 21 Sunday, September 24, 2000. Abruzzo, Italy.
The Matita Film Festival (MFF) is a festival consisting of two competitive sections open to authors from all over the globe, plus various historical and monographic retrospectives. MFF's goal is to highlight the independent spirit, while not neglecting entertainment issues. MFF 2000 will feature various retrospectives including Yuri Norstein, Animation Made in the U.K. and Phil Mulloy. Moreover, MFF holds a strong interest in the productions of animated film schools from all over the world. Every year "Focus On" explores a different school and this year it will be CalArts. The prize awarded to the best film in competition for each category is ITL 4,000,000 (2,000 EUROS approx.). The cultural association "Ex Novo" also provides several educational activities related to animated film. The event will have meetings, seminars and workshops, directed by known professionals. For more information contact Mila Paterra or Camillo D'Alessandro at: Via dei Crociferi, 44, 66100 Chieti, Italy; Fax: ++39-0871-321160; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Web: http://www.matitafilmfestival.org.