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The 15th International Festival
Signes de Nuit
in Urbino

April 5-6-7, 2017

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Competition International
Short Films
# 3
Wednesday 5, April 2017 / 1.30 pm
Sala degli Incisori, Piazza della Repubblica
Urbino /



nutag homeland


Alisi Telengut

2016 / 0:06:00

A non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII. A visual poem and surrealist requiem for the Kalmyk people that were mass-deported by USSR from 1943-1957 and half of them died before they were allowed to return home. The film manifests itself as an archetype with frame by frame hand painted imagery, bringing back an example of human history on the eternal theme of diaspora and the loss of homeland, but more importantly, by referencing to the past and the lost, it poses a critical resistance to the current social political situations in the world

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Tommaso Donati

2016 / 0:18:30

A man and a woman living on the margins of society move and meet between urban and natural spaces, seeking a forgotten freedom and trying to stay awake.

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Eileen Byrne

2017 / 0:05:30

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, élodie turned her suffering and fears into a creative fight against the disease and the debilitating effects of the treatments used. Her latest work, Iridescence, is the personal story of her fight with cancer and the way she found to deal with the disease in a creative and hopeful manner. It's also a way of giving back and handing on the positive vibes that she's received from friends, family and strangers during the course of her disease. ‘There are many of us (patients, friends or family) fighting cancer with creativity. Composing, drawing, painting, writing, body art-ing etc., to prevent it from stealing our souls. So let’s share ideas and creations in order to inspire people around us, who in turn will inspire others.’ élodie M.

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Dreams On Sale



Vlad Buzaianu

2016 / 0:09:00

In a world where people are able to record, buy and sale dreams, many are starting to lose the ability of dreaming. Dreams have become a new form of art and a selling product for the rich class.

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The Woodpeckers of Rotha



Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung

Nepal, France
2016 / 0:16:00

Atimaley and Devi’s village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying “goodbye”, the old couple faces a dilemma; to keep living with the memories or to leave the village for good? Why create anything when everything ends as dust and grime? Is it for the sake of remembrance? Is it for the immortality of the subject or the ‘artist’ itself? Or for the hope that our ‘work of art’ will one day come alive and lift our souls from this mess of life ? ‘Dadyaa’ started out as an exercise to test these very themes around an old couple in the highlands of Jumla. But once again, life happened and the wonderful mess around it helped us as directors to draw parallels between our fictious world and the reality that exists in remote Nepal.

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Sonia Hadad

2016 / 0:13:30

Your hidden personal life seems adventures and exciting, but the earthquake will occur and reveal everything. The fragil situation of a woman, who's privacy is exposed by an unscrupulous photographer.

Process : Breath

Process : Breath


Line KLungseth Johanse

2016 / 0:05:14

Chemical and cognitive dissonance. PROCESS: BREATH is a beautiful visual experience, and a love story between oxygen and nitrogen.

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

Oh What


François Jaros

2016 / 0:15:00

Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor any truck.

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April 5 - 6 - 7, 2017

An international jury overview the sections of short films coming from all over the world. The festival prefers film treating important subjects in an original way, films which don't avoid ambiguity and complexity, films, which are sometimes stay enigmatic, so that refection and mind are going on moving, exceptional films, which covers all kind of artistically expressions, films open for esthetical innovation, shortly films reflecting the perturbing strangeness of the modern world in a complex way.



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