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Home Movie Day / MalatestaShort Film Festival

October 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm CET


The MalatestaShort Film Festival, in its 6th edition called “Cinema Bazàr”, in collaboration with the association Re-framing home movies and FAI (the National Trust for Italy), joins the celebrations for the international day of amateur films and filmmaking. There is going to be a special initiative in Cesena involving screenings, guided tours, and most importantly research on home movies and archive films from Cesena.

The call: bring us your home movies and archive films about our territory!
Do you have old films, home movies in the attic, old videos about Cesena and its territory, and more? Do you have a small archive of home movies (even just one film)?
Bring your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 9.5mm Pathé baby (and also mini dv, vhs, Hi8) films in order to assess their state of conservation, watch them together or simply ask us how to digitize them.

Sunday, October 30, in Cesena, Biblioteca Malatestiana (Malatestiana Library)
If you have any questions, if you would like to let us know which films you have or simply tell us that you will be there, contact us at:

We are going to screen some of the movies brought by you during the day, together with selected films that have already been digitized by the associations partners of the initiative, to demonstrate how these ephemeral fragments can be fundamental to learn and reconstruct the way people used to live, how some places looked before their transformation, and how the way we relate to others or the way we represent ourselves in society have changed.
The day is going to end with the screenings of the “Archive Films”, category in competition at the 6th edition of MalatestaShort Film Festival. It is going to be possible to participate in guided tours of the complex of San Francesco and the Biblioteca Malatestiana, curated by FAI.

Program of the Home Movie Day – Cesena, October 30, 2022
Closing day of the MalatestaShort Film Festival, 6th edition
Where: Sala Lignea, Biblioteca Malatestiana

10:30am – “Archive Films”, international competition

A conversation about archive films, to let the audience know this type of works.
Followed by: screening of the films in competition

The films are screened in their original language with Italian subtitles
“Bizarre Audios”, by Diego Akel, 2022, Brazil, 8’10
“Lo chiamavano Cargo” (“His Name Was Cargo”), by Marco Signoretti, 2021, Italy, 17’29
“The Golden Age”, by Hannah Hamalian, 2021, United States, 11’06
“The End Before Me”, by Inês Luís, 2022, Portugal, 30’
“Mirabilia Urbis”, by Milo Adami, 2019, Italy, 22’
“Music Through My Life”, by Gyt? Žygelyt?, 2022, Lithuania, 2’58
“Death Archives No. 6”, by Brian Ratigan, 2021, United States, 2’30
“Terra dei padri”, by Francesco di Gioia, 2021, Italy, 11’24




October 30, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm CET
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