winners of the Short Food Movie contest



The jury chaired by filmmaker Ferzan Ӧzpetek has selected the winners of the Short Food Movie contest: 

the awards to videos from Italy, the Philippines, China and Switzerland

The jury chaired by filmmaker Ferzan Ӧzpetek has announced the winners of Short Food Movie, the global project organized by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, chosen by Expo Milano 2015 (Italy, May 1st – October 31st) to promote the Universal Exposition around the world. The winning videos, selected among the most voted short films on the portal, on the theme of Expo Milano 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, are Back to the Food by Michael Donatone (Italy), Col cibo non si scherza by Francesco Fanuele and Gianluca Santoni (Italy), and My promise by Alfonso Orioste Jr. (Philippines). The authors win a trip to Milan and admission tickets to the Universal Exposition.

The jury, which in addition to Ӧzpetek, included members Davide Rampello, curator of the Zero Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, Rossella Citterio, Director of Communication for Expo Milano 2015 S.p.A.​, Laura Delli Colli, Italian journalist and author, president of the Italian SNGCI (Film Journalists Union), and Diamara Parodi Delfino, Short Food Movie Project Manager, assigned a Special Mention to Viva la vida by Aurora Cortopassi (Italy) and to An die freude, by the film students of the Beijing Film Academy (China). The jury also announced its verdict for the contest promoted by Technogym (Official Wellness Partner of Expo Milano 2015), reserved for videos in the category “Food & Wellness”: the winner is MELA by Federica Tantardini (Switzerland), who wins a trip to Italy and a visit to the Technogym Village in Cesena, the world’s first Wellness Campus.

All the videos that have been submitted will become part of a giant video-installation located in the Zero Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015: an immense digital and multicultural exhibit with over 800 videos on the theme of “Nutrition-Life, that will cover an area of 600 square meters and feature film clips from 61 countries, from Italy to China, from the United States to Australia, from Portugal to Argentina, from Russia to Cuba to the United Arab Emirates.


The twenty most voted videos in the category “Zero Hunger Challenge” uploaded onto on or before April 30th 2015 will be reviewed by the Jury appointed by the United Nations and chaired by Costanza Quatriglio. The Italian director of the award-winning films Terramatta, L’isola, Con il fiato sospeso, and Triangle, which won the Nastro d’Argento 2015 as best documentary in the “real-life cinema” category, Costanza Quatriglio is currently shooting a short film dedicated to the United Nations’ theme for Expo Milano 2015: “Zero Hunger Challenge – United for a Sustainable World”. The jury will select the best video and its director will be invited to Expo Milano 2015 for the celebration of World Food Day, scheduled for October 16th 2015 at Expo Milano 2015.

Finally, the best videos uploaded to the platform on the theme of “Food and Wine” will be screened in the Italian Wine Pavilion at Expo 2015, an authentic journey through history, culture, and autochthonous wine productions, organized by Vinitaly and Mipaaf.



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