11th Milano Film FestivalMilan, ItalySeptember 2006 Deadline: May 31, 2006
The 11th edition of Milano Film Festival will be held next September in Milan, at the Piccolo Teatro and Castello Sforzesco. The event features two International Competitions open to feature and short films of any genre, language, running time and format, provided that they have been produced after Jan. 1, 2005.
The festival stands out for its continuous and careful attention to young and talented filmmakers from all over the world that are able to experiment with genres, languages, techniques and formats and offer therefore an always wider view both geographically and politically speaking of international filmmaking.
Beside the international competitions, this year's program will include again out-of-competition strands and special events; from the Milano Film Festivalino (a festival for children) to Incontri Italiani (Italian Get-Togethers), from the Salon des Refusés to seasons or retrospectives that feature works by outstanding filmmakers or films produced during a particular period of the film history. Furthermore, a number of meetings with directors and artists, open forums, workshops and live performances will enrich the main event.
This side event features stories that depict crimes, injustice and massacres, committed under the banner of democracy, freedom, security or religion. It presents terrorism as a strategy of the so-called democratic governments a deliberate, organized, thoroughly planned terrorism consisting in warfare actions, ban on dissent and slanted news coverage. Colpe di Stato is open also to films produced before January 1st 2005.
For more information, visit www.milanofilmfestival.it.