Shorts Programme 6

DIRECTOR : Alessandro Grande
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 14min

Nu Metro 5, 14 Oct @ 2.30pm  | SK Nouveau 5, 19 Oct @ 2.30pm


Samira comes from Tunisia, she’s 10 years old and lives in Italy illegally with her father and her brother of 17 years old. One night, she will have to face a problem all alone that is bigger than herself.

Bismillah director-headshot


Alessandro Grande (born in 1983) is an Italian director and screenwriter, Doctorate in Performing Arts at the University of Tor Vergata and teacher in directing and screenplay. He achieved notoriety in the shorts circuit in 2010 with “In my prison”, presented as the only short work at the Roma Fiction Fest (2010) and then obtaining over 100 official selections throughout the world and more than 40 awards. In 2013 he presents “Margerita” at the 43rd Giffoni Film Festival. The short has so far received 78 awards including: Best Film at the Ischia International Film Festival, Best Director Award at the Cyprus Int. Film Festival, and official selections at major festivals in the world: New York, Budapest, Pakistan, Toulouse, Montreal, Corinthia, Seoul. Margerita featured as one of the five finalists at the 69th edition of Nastri d’Argento. It also won the Federico Fellini award and became a F.I.C.E. Short, distributed in 450 cinemas.