The Trento Film Festival is here!
With an open letter signed by President Mauro Leveghi and Director Luana Bisesti, the Trento Film Festival announces the new dates: the 68th edition – which was supposed to take place from April 25 to May 3 – will be held from August 27 to September 2, 2020.
The current health emergency will impose new narratives and new tools, which are being evaluated, to continue to tell the story of mountain cultures, the sense of the limit as a rethinking of our models of life and development, the relationship between man and nature.
Here the video of the Festival staff – engaged in smartworking – that launches the new dates.
And from today is online the streaming platform #Casabase, a new tool that the Trento Film Festival makes available to its audience, to watch from home some films and documentaries from past editions of the festival, in free streaming, in exclusive versions subtitled in Italian.
Below the open letter content
Dear Friends of Trento Film Festival,
In the current emergency, marked by intense collective involvement, here at Trento Film Festival we have felt the duty and responsibility of our task even more strongly, with an awareness that institutions such as our own can offer the chance to feel closer together, despite the need to stay away from each other at this time, while awaiting the opportunity to meet up again.
We have therefore focused on cheering up the home life of our public and all lovers of mountain film and culture – and we continue to do so – suggesting videos to be watched and books to be read on Facebook with the hashtag #Casabase, and creating a new video streaming platform operational from today, Wednesday 22 April. Here we will offer many films and documentaries shown at past editions of the festival, free of charge, in the exclusive version subtitled in Italian. Picking up on the successful hashtag, the platform will also be called #Casabase.
However, our efforts have been directed above all at rescheduling the 68th edition of the festival, which as you know has had to be postponed, identifying new dates that we are pleased to share with you all today: the 68th edition of Trento Film Festival will take place from 27 August to 2 September 2020.
The emergency that we are all experiencing and the regulations that will be issued to deal with reactivation will demand new forms of narration and new instruments. We are currently evaluating these in order to prepare for the appointment with our public, in order to continue recounting the mountain culture, a sense of limitation as a way of rethinking our models for life and development, and the relationship between man and nature, issues that the event has always focused on and that appear even more crucial at this time.
Since 1952, Trento Film Festival has changed its name, tagline and logo, explored new subjects, opened its horizons and filled an increasing number of new venues in Trento with content, but it has never stopped being the most important international event focusing on mountain film and culture. Over sixty-eight editions the festival has been a cultural testing ground that will never cease to provide innovative content and formats.
For this reason too, we have decided to further renew and develop our proposals, finding new routes and ways of exploiting material, starting from the creation of a new “section”: T4F – Trento Film Festival For Future, an extensive programme of screenings, moving image education workshops and activities designed to promote sustainable development, protection of the mountains and global citizenship education. T4F also offers educational activities directed at teachers during the school year and has produced an education kit for schools to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. In this phase of the emergency we have also made it available in streaming: a new opportunity for teachers and pupils involved in online learning.
Looking forward to revealing the programme that will place the 68th edition of Trento Film Festival in the spotlight from 27 August to 2 September, our team continues to work at full steam. Follow us on Facebook, on the web and through our newsletter, and don’t miss any of the activities that we continue to suggest, even in these difficult times!
Mauro Leveghi - President of Trento Film Festival
Luana Bisesti - Director of Trento Film Festival