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Trieste Science+Fiction Shorts Programme


Daniele Nicolosi, Leopoldo Medugno, Josh Heisenberg Iacopo di Girolamo, Marco Minciarelli, Alessandro De Leo, Alex Avella


A collection of 6 shorts screened at Trieste Science+Fiction Festival. The Italian festival is devoted to the Fantastic genre and we've picked a selection of Italian shorts that showcase the soul of the festival.


In the Beginning by Daniele Nicolosi

In a near future, after a global disaster, a man wanders through a sick and inhospitable land in search of his family. In a small town in northen Italy, he meets a mysterious survivor with whom he begins a dialogue that leads to a disconcerting awakening.


N.L.A. by Marco Minciarelli

In a country where the unemployment has almost disappeared and the quality of life is the highest ever, Leonardo, an unemployed former addict, is approached by N.L.A., a  mysterious agency which seems know everything about him. People dear to Leonardo, forced to collaborate with the agency, will understand that the truth behind the economic recovery of the country is more terryfing than they thought...


by Iacopo Di Girolamo

An expressionist nightmare in which an inventor and his colleague test the ‘Automaton’, a machine able to create things from nothing. The machine works perfectly as long as the items it’s asked to create start with the letter "N" German. The results of the test will be predictably catastrophic.


Stop Invasion! by Leopoldo Medugno

A mysterious epidemic is spreading through Italy. There are those who think that it's happening because of the vaccines, while others are ready to swear that it is the fault of a meat-based diet, but until now the most accepted hypothesis is that the disease has started with the foreigners.


Divina Mortis by Josh Heisenberg

A dark story about fundamentalist monks and ravenous zombies. In this dawn of the living dead story, a dark sect of friars is convinced the Catholic faith can protect them from a zombie plague.


Scenario by Alessandro De Leo and Alex Avella

After a mysterious introduction to the story by a fisherman, a woman meets what appears to be an alien in the middle of the night and decides to help him, taking him to a cabin in the woods. The atmosphere is enigmatic and ambiguous, but somehow the two characters start trusting each other. As the threat of a gunshot breaks into the storyline, the two reveal themselves as very aware of the threatening surrounding as they start running away not only from the imminent danger but from the whole story itself - Trailer


Giorgio Colangeli, Giovanni Anzaldo, Alice Piano, Daniele Ciniglio, Iacopo Di Girolamo, Cristian Izzo, Luca Gabos, Alessandro Zoppo, Marilena Anniballi, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Massimiliano D'Aloisio, Valentina Carrino, Nicole Petruzza, Enrico Bergamasco, Marco Quaglia, Teo Guarini, Eugenio Banella, Amalia Di Corso, Ludovica Di Donato, Alessio Esposito


Writers: Leopoldo Medugno, Iacopo Di Girolamo, Marco Minciarelli, Giacomo La Porta, Daniele Nicolosi, Giampaolo Galli, Josh Heisenberg; Composers: Marcello Vitale, Jacopo Manzo, Irene Bello, Marco Mancini, Raffaele Schiavoni; Cinematographers: Angelo Di Nicola, Francesco Crivaro, Emanuele Pasquet, Giancarlo Cardillo; Editors: Angelo Santini, Denis Sabato, Vincenzo Di Natale, Iacopo Di Girolamo


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