Jul 2012 29

Oroverde, the short film made by the Italian filmmaker Luigi Ferrandini with the support of the Apulia Film Commission, is the winner of the Hollyshorts Special Award at the 7th edition of NociCortinfestival. The award provides Luigi the opportunity to fly to Hollywood and take part in the 8th edition of the HollyShorts Film Festival, to be held next month at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The Hollyshorts Special Award is the fruit of a partnership between Nocicinema, a non-profit organization, and the HollyShorts Film Festival. The aim is to join forces in the mutual promotion of the brightest, emerging film directors - winners of both festivals.  The impressive work resulting from the collaboration between NociCortinfestival and Hollyshorts has been recognized and sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. Over the years, Hollyshorts has seen the participation of international movie stars such as Demi Moore, David Lynch, Jessica Biel, Paul Haggis, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Brolin, Rick Rosenthal and Larry Hankin.

Oroverde is based on a true story told by following a thread of memories. The background is the city of Tricase with its tobacco plantations, where the protagonist, Bianca Panarese, a 13-year-old girl at that time who is now 88, experienced life, death, hard work, love and affection for her brother Pietro, killed during protests against the A.C.A.I.T. Consortium relocation. Produced by Dionysia Films with the contribution of Apulia Film Commission, the short is set in 1935 and was entirely shot in the Salento area.


Marta Alicia Masferrerwith the short Asternauts, is the American winner of Hollyshorts Prize and will be in Noci during the final evenings of NociCortinfestival.

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