Since 2002, Concorto Association managed and promoted the festival together with other cultural initiatives such as film education, cinema and photography workshops in high schools. From its first edition, Concorto has seen submissions increase from 72 to over 3.500, and the call for submissions is now open to short films from all over the world. Concorto’s identity evolved over the years, the festival grew international and more and more committed to research and to select the best short films around the world.
Every year, at the end of August, the festival is held in a beautiful open-air park arena, where the audience can meet authors, and a professional jury (critics, directors, photographers, actors) awards the first prize (Asino d’Oro) to the winner of the main competition.
Concorto is also part of the Italian team at the world most prestigious short films meeting (Clermont-Ferrand) and has tied partnerships with a number of international festivals (Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Interfilm Berlin, Short Waves Poznan).
Concorto had the honour to host in its main competition the work of many directors such as Denis Villeneuve, Werner Herzog, Pippo Delbono, Ben Rivers, Ruben Ostlund, James Franco, Ariane Labed, Chloe Sevigny, Laura Bispuri, Antonio Piazza, and Fabio Grassadonia. Notable members of past juries include Daniele Ciprì, Maya Vitkova, Teho Teardo, photographers Jacopo Benassi, Monika Bulaj and Tano D’Amico, and film critic Neil Young.
CHAIRMAN OF CONCORTO ASSOCIATION: Simone Bardoni
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Simone Bardoni, Claudia Praolini
SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING COORDINATOR: Virginia Carolfi
FILM SELECTION COMMITTEE: Emma Baruffaldi, Simona Brambilla, Isabella Carini, Giovanni Crotti, Claudio Dozio, Francesca Ferrari, Chiara Granata, Sebastiano Lommi, Andrea Rossi, Davide Rossi, Aleksandra Rydzkowska, Elisabetta Serrati, Chiara Specchiariello
CONCEPT 2018: Silvia Idili
PROPS AND EQUIPMENT: Santafabbrica by Davide Giacobbi and Augusta D. Grecchi
VIDEO PROJECTIONS: Antonio Curedda
VIDEO EDITING: Chiara Granata
RESPONSIBLE PERSON AND COORDINATOR FOR TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLES: Isabella Carini
GUEST MANAGER: Davide Rossi
PHOTOS: Francesca Ferrari and Ambra Vaccari
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Giulia Ripa
COLLABORATORS: Max Araldi, Elena Baldini, Ilir Beba, Daniela Bruschi, Giovanna Carè, Alessandro Chiodaroli, Luigi Daprà, Flaviano Dotti, Giulia Ferrara, Olimpia Fontana, Paolo Marino, Arzhang Marzban, Noemi Monti, Andrea Pedegani, Serena Puzello, Paola Quagliata, Basilio Riga, Liza Schiavi, Emilio Solenghi, Margherita Sprega, Anahid Torabi, Chiara Venturini
VOLUNTEERS: Francesco Borlenghi, Emma Baruffaldi, Alice Pintus, Johnny Shock, Elisa Rinaldi, Giorgia Cilmi, Cristina Chen, Tea Bersani, Luca Devoti.
PRESS OFFICE: CLP Relazione Pubbliche
GONZO JOURNALISM: Rael Montecucco and Michele Chighizola – Gli Sbandati
FILM EDUCATION: Chiara Granata, Federico Maccagni, Claudia Praolini, Daniele Signaroldi, Tomas Sheridan
BLOG ASINOVOLA NEWSROOM: Virginia Carolfi, Margherita Fontana, Yorgos Kostianis, Carlotta Magistris, Elena Saltarelli
WEB SITE: MC Studio