One last evening of projections and awards, music and emotions. The second edition of the international festival “Catch the moon” greets the public with an event open to all, scheduled for Friday, May 26 (from 8:30 p.m., limited places) at the Pierrot cinema in Naples (via Angelo Camillo De Meis , 58 ), upon completion of a complex laboratory course in the schools of the East Naples area.
To embellish the evening, the “That’s Napoli Live Show” concert was broadcast, a musical show conceived and directed by maestro Carlo Morelli, represented on stage by a staff of 17 singers and 4 musicians, extremely different voices united by a single purpose. good humor, energy and positivism through music. The program covers a wide repertoire, combining and sometimes fusing, with happy non-conformity, the Neapolitan classic song with the sounds of the pop-dance language, with a great involvement of the public.
First, however, the stages of the “Catch the moon” journey will be counted and the winning films of the international competition will be screened, selected from a shortlist of nearly 1000 proposals, coming from 19 different countries, divided into two categories (one dedicated to professionals and another to students from animation film schools) and judged by a technical jury and a jury made up of more than 700 students.
Set in Beirut in 1982, during a devastating civil war, “Yallah!”, a short film by Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague (France), won the “Student” , dedicated to students of animation film schools. In the “Professional” category, the technical jury awarded “Dove il sasso caderà”, a stop motion animated film by Beatrice Pucci: from a stone that falls into the pond – with the prince who meets, despite himself, tied to a frog named Gerda – the work investigates the alliance with other species, the authentic relationship with nature and the redemption of disadvantaged social classes.
The school’s jury, made up largely of students from high schools in the eastern part of the city of Naples, instead awarded the very delicate short film “My dog ate the moon” by the French Adrien Anastasy, Cassandra Calvo, Nina Clavel , Maya Dumond, Shane Lambert, Florian Pardanaud: The film tells the story of a girl, Noah, who meets Taiga, a puppy. A great friendship develops between them, but Noah gradually turns her attention to the moon.
The “Atrapa la luna” festival – training, promotion and dissemination project for animated films dedicated to children and young people, carried out within the framework of the National Film and Image Plan for Schools promoted by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Merit (www.cinemaperlascuola.it) – is organized by the association Gioco Immagine e Parole with Atalante, Cineteca Milano, the ART33 association, Ad Alta Voce and the Municipality of Naples: in the course of its activities, it has also proposed an exhibition animated movie posters, the screening of short films by Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini starring Pulcinella (presented by the director of the Cineteca di Milano Matteo Pavesi as part of the “Behind the light” project) and the film “Più anguille che noi”, made by the students of the schools of Naples with the designer Ahmed Ben Nessib and an applauded arena show with Andrea Arena, to the rhythm of the great soundtracks of the cinema. Great participation in masterclasses for children and adults aimed at deepening animation techniques with Beatrice Pucci, animator and designer, Michele Bernardi, director and animator, and with the sound designer Stefano Sasso.
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