For the last 4 years, this category has been an attempt to reveal European filmaking, notably thanks to a collaborative approach with the different cultural representatives invited to the festival. By presenting the work of festivals, film schools or promotional and broadcasting structures for short films, this showcase brings together different artistic tendencies, creating programmes which explore the specificities and characteristics of a particular country’s filmaking.
WEDNESDAY 12 - 10H30 - LE QUARTZ, PETIT THÉÂTRE
THURSDAY 13 - 16H - LE QUARTZ, GRAND THÉÂTRE
This prestigious film school, which opened its doors at the same time as the Cinecittà Studios, is a major institution of world cinema. Among its illustrious students we can mention Michelangelo Antonioni, Pietro Germi, Alida Valli, Dino De Laurentiis, Marco Bellocchio, Liliana Cavani, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fernando Birri and Paolo Virzi.
Each year, this hotbed of talent welcomes new generations of young Italian and foreign filmakers who have chosen Rome and the reputation of CSC as their springboard into the world of cinema. This programme proposes a peek into the school's films, screening new films at the Brest Festival.
WEDNESDAY 12 - 21H30 - LE QUARTZ, PETIT THÉÂTRE
FRIDAY 14 - 18H - LE QUARTZ, GRAND THÉÂTRE
Zubroffka Short Film Festival is one of the most exciting film events in Poland. Held annually in the middle of the famous Polish winter, in the north-east of Poland (yes, it is colder there). Anyway, the land of bisons (they really do exist) brings together thousands of short film lovers to watch nearly 300 shorts every December.
We are very honoured to present a selection of contemporary Polish short films. This programme might be different from what you expect from Polish cinema. Young directors don't look back as much as their older collegues. They still need to fight, but with everyday life. These names represent a new, younger generation in Polish cinema. After the big success these short films have experienced on the festival circuit, most of these filmakers are already working on feature-length projects.
THURSDAY 13 – 21H30 - LE QUARTZ, PETIT THÉÂTRE
FRIDAY14 – 16H - LE QUARTZ, GRAND THÉÂTRE
A magical and mysterious island, land of ice and geysers but also a land of incredible creative wealth, Iceland is today the representative of a very attractive reality. This programme, concocted in collaboration with the Icelandic Film Centre, presents a panel of stories highlighting the skill of contemporary Icelandic filmakers. We have chosen to screen films from all different genres in order to give an insight into the great variety of themes and film forms exploited.