Da-Dzma by Jaro Minne (A Sister and a Brother, Georgia, Belgium 2019), Fame by Luca Buzzi Reschini (Italy, 2019), Inside me by Maria Trigo Teixeira (Germany 2019) and Nacht Ueber Kepler 452b by Ben Voit (Night Upon Kepler 452b, Germany, 2019), will be the four finalists of the Ermanno Olmi Award – First Edition, aiming to promote short films by young directors. During the evening these works will be screened and the jury, composed of Fabio Olmi, Maurizio Zaccaro, Paola Suardi, Angelo Signorelli and Adriano Piccardi, will announce the winners.

The Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at the Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà in Bergamo

At the end of the Ceremony, will be homaged Ermanno Olmi with the screening of Il mestiere delle armi (Profession of Arms) in a new restoration version, completed in 2019 at the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà laboratories, by Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, from the original 35mm picture and Dolby Master audio. Laboratory work was supervised by director of photography Fabio Olmi. Sound restoration supervision by Federico Savina.

Admission to the event is free. Reservations advisable info@premioolmi.it.


THE FOUR FINALISTS

Da-Dzma

A Sister and a Brother
Jaro Minne, Belgium, 2019, 15’

Winter. A fifteen-year-old girl in a remote Georgian village tries to get closer to her older brother, just as he decides to leave home in search for work abroad.

Fame

Hunger
Luca Buzzi Reschini, Italia, 2019, 11’

“Fame” in italian means hunger. Omar is a twenty years old boy who can’t satisfy his hunger. He has a dream, he has a talented and he wants to show it to the world – the same world he’s fighting every day.

Inside me

 Maria Trigo Teixeira, Germany, 2019, 5’

A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion, in a desperate ballad of black lines which simulates the alternance joy and pain of an irretrievable situation.

Nacht Ueber Kepler 452b

Night Upon Kepler 452b
Ben Voit, Germany, 2019, 14’

Cold times, people are looking for a place to sleep, in a time when they can’t remember the last time they’ve slept in a real bed. Fragments of conversations become collective thoughts and somewhere in the distance, Kepler 452b is orbiting a sun that is warmer than our own.