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Tools for After | Cinema Festival | Festival of Italian Creativity


Tools for After Festival is enriched with a Cinema section, presenting to Australian audiences a selection of the most interesting proposals of new Italian cinematography.

The TFA Cinema Festival asks what will be the tools to deal with the future and the challenges of the Anthropocene, focusing on four dimensions of investigation:

1. LYFE, keywords: animals, anthropomorphic, plants, organic, living, other intelligences.

2. PALEO, keywords: deep time, primary, gesture, Pleistocene, essence, narrative, rhythm.

3. TOOLS, key words: invention, imagination, utopia, solution, tool, strategy.

4. MAPS, keywords: paths, maps, multiplicity, diversity, experimentation, cosmopoiesis.


TFA Cinema comprises three screening days, each with its own theme:

FICTION, 1 October

The first section presents short films made by the new generation of Italian filmmakers, as a result of a selection made by the organiser the Italian Cultural Institute.
Responding to an international call, the Institute, in collaboration with some schools as the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Foggia, selected some short films that take the audience on a journey starting from very crucial topics. An example is the dystopian consequences of the overproduction of plastic in Antonella Sabatino and Stefano Blasi’s 68,415, as well as the disappearance of mankind in Antar Corrado’s Seacabò and Edoardo Smerilli’s sci-fi visions in Mise en abyme.

SCIENCE, 8 October

In this section dedicated to science, the WWF documentary Missione Artico, directed by Claudia Amico, will take us along the Arctic coast to see the effects of climate change on glaciers; then we will fly into space with the European Space Agency’s documentary Melt, travel along a river in northern Italy with Zio Riz by Raffaella Mariniello, and admire the most unusual Italian gardens with Giardini Indecisi by Emilio Tremolada. Finally, the documentary Spazio Celeste, Spazio Terrestre, produced by the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne as part of the project Visioni – Italian Ecoway of Lyfe, will introduce us to some of Italy’s best young scientists.

ART, 15 October

The third and final section will present the short film Cambio by Formafantasma, one of the most famous Italian design and art studios working on the themes of the Anthropocene; Colosseum by Davide Morabito, which will allow us to live inside one of the most important symbols of Rome during the pandemic; Forest by Mali Weil, which will offer us highly evocative moments in wooded environments; Nell’insonnia di vedere in senno la luce by Giorgiomaria Cornelio and Lucamatteo Rossi, a poetic work in black and white; Risacca del ‘900 by Maurizio Finotto, a short art cartoon; and finally Ram by Gaetano Fracassio, which will immerse us in the everyday life of a northern Italian city.



October 1 – FICTION
SEACABÒ, by Antar Corrado, 12 min
68.415, by Antonella Sabatino e Stefano Blasi, 20 min
THEN & NOW by Giulia Tata, Antonino Torrisi, 18 min
IN HER SHOES, by Maria Jovine, 19 min
MEDUSA, by Antar Corrado,10 min
MISE EN ABYME, by Edoardo Smerilli, 11 min
FIGLIE DELLE STELLE, by Edoardo Smerilli, 17 min
EGGSHELL, by Ryan William Harris, 13 min
48 GRADI, Andrea Di Iorio, 8 min
PLEISTOCITY, by Green Utopia, 7 min

October 8 – SCIENCE
GIARDINI INDECISI, by Emilio Tremolada, 1h
MELT, by ESA, European Space Agency, 30 min
ZIO RIZ, by Raffaela Mariniello, 1h
MISSIONE ARTICO, by Claudia Amico, 30 min

October 15 – ART
CAMBIO, by Formafantasma, 23 min
RISACCA DEL 900, by Maurizio Finotto, 8 min
COLOSSEUM, by Davide Morabito, 52 min
RAM, by Gaetano Fracassio, 1h
by Giorgiomaria Cornelio, Lucamatteo Rossi, 27 min
FOREST, by Mali Weil, 1h13m


Screenings will take place in Melbourne on 1, 8 and 15 October at The Capitol cinema, described by the great director Federico Fellini as the most beautiful cinema in the world.

Access is free, therefore it is not necessary to reserve a seat. Simply go to the cinema on the established days.

By the organisation of TFA with Antar Corrado and Elisa Roncalli.

In collaboration with:
NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano
Accademia di Belle Arti di Foggia


TFA Cinema

Image by Forest, Mali Weil.

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne