On the Road Film Festival – Call for Entries 2017

April 18, 2017 in OTRFF2017, Archivio, banner alto dx, Film Festival, OTRFF2017hm by cinedetour

An itinerant and independent cinema festival, both on the road and borderline
Errant images, displacements and psycho-geographical drifts


Call for Entries and Regulations 2017

Deadlines for submissions
Earlybird 30% off: May 31 2017
Regular Submissions: September 16 2017

“A path is always between two points, but the in-between has taken on all the consistency
and enjoys both an autonomy and a direction of its own”  
G. Deleuze, F. Guattari, 1987

Based at the DETOUR Arthouse Cinema in downtown Rome since 2010, ON THE ROAD FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its 5th Anniversary this year.

OTRFF program is devoted to contemporary independent cinema of any kind – fiction, documentary and experimental – presenting travelogues, urban and waste-land wanderings, real or imaginary topographies, unexpected detours, psycho-geographical drifts, migration and nomadism. 

We look for films that develop, through linguistic and narrative skills, a critical and inventive approach to the subject guidelines of the Festival: a traveling mood with digressions from fixed paths, where the route is what matters, not the destination.

The Festival hosts screenings, master classes, meetings, art exhibitions, live performances and music, both at DETOUR Cinema and at a variety of cinema venues, film clubs, schools, public libraries and other unusual locations in Rome and and in its surrounding area.

Features and Short Films in competition will be screened in November 2017.


  • The Road. Competitive section for on the road feature films and medium-length films (over 30 minutes) of any genre: narrative films, documentaries, animation, reportage, experimental films, tv shows, episodes of web/tv series, etc.
  • ShortCuts. Competitive section for on the road short films on the road of any genre: narrative, documentaries, cartoons, experimental films, musical videos, videoart and videopoetry works, episodes of web/television series… and so on. They don’t have to overrun the time limit of 30 minutes.

In addition to the Competition, the festival offers a taste of international, independent “on the road” cinematography, within two more sections. The works that will not be selected for the contest can be proposed, at the discretion of the selectors and with the consent of the authors, for the two non-competitive sections:

  • Off the Map. It focuses on works that depicts a country, a nation or a specific geographic area or cultural/linguistic belonging; selections from other international film festivals and retrospectives are also included.
  • Across Borders. Section out of the contest. “on the road” encounters embracing cinema, literature, music and performative arts: screenings with live music score, workshops and master classes, shows for kids, exhibitions, readings and other live performances.


Deadline for submissions: Earlybird, May 31 2017 | Regular, Sept 16 2017

In order to submit your film, an online entry form must be filled out either on Detour website or, alternatively, on one of the following web-based platforms: Film Freeway, Festhome, Film Festival Life.

Depending on the method chosen for submission, the payment of a registration fee is requested, either by bank transfer or alternatively by paypal service, via external web-based platform. Payments should be made as soon as possible in order to complete your submission. Submissions which have not been paid will not be taken into consideration.

For short films (under 30 minutes) the entry fee is:
3,5 Euros (early-birds rate, until May 31, 2017)
5 Euros (Regular deadline Sept 16, 2017)

For feature films (30 minutes and longer) the entry fee is:
7,5 Euros (early-birds rate until May 31, 2017)
10 Euros (Regular deadline, Sept 16, 2017)

– Submission option 1 – Signing up on Detour Site (Available Soon!)

  • An online entry form must be filled by Sept 16, 2017
  • A private link to a screener of your film on any online sharing platform (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, Google Drive etc.) is requested;
  • The payment of the entry fee by bank transfer is requested and a proof of payment must be provided at ontheroadff@cinedetour.it within 48 hours of your submission;
    Bank Account: DETOUR

    IBAN: IT46 K056 9603 2080 0000 5249 X53
    Purpose of the payment “OTRFF Entry Fee and Detour Cinema Membership 2017”
    Banca Popolare di Sondrio BPS 091 Roma Ag. 8

– Submission option 2 – Signing up either on an external web-based platform

Please follow the link to either of the banners below. To whom is signed on external web sites is not requested to fill out the application form on the Detour web site.


  • Jury Award for the Best Feature Film (>30 min.): Cash Award of 1000€ + DETOUR Plaque Award + one or more scheduled screenings in agreement with the rights owners (we share 40% of the income at the boxoffice excluding taxes and other levies);
  • Jury Award for the Best Short Film (<30min.): Cash Award of 500€ + DETOUR Plaque Award + one or more scheduled screenings in agreement with the rights owners;
  • Audience Award for both Feature films: DETOUR Laurel Award +1 scheduled screening/event during the 2017-2018 programming season at Detour Cinema (we share 40% of the income at the boxoffice excluding taxes and other levies); 
  • Audience Award for Short Films: DETOUR Laurel Award + 1 scheduled screening/event during the 2017-2018 programming season at Detour Cinema;
  • Selected films may receive additional awards, special mentions or other recognition at the discretion of the Jury, or by our partners and sponsors. 


  • Submissions are open to everyone: individual authors, film studios and distributors, collectives of artists, communities, voluntary associations, non-profit organizations, NGOs and schools of cinema;

  • Only films completed on or after 1st January 2015 are eligible for entry into the 2017 Festival competitions;
  • OTRFF is run by DETOUR CINEMA, a non-profit organisation supported by volunteers. The festival charges a small entry fee for submissions to cover the costs of processing and handling your film;

  • The payment of the entry fee by bank transfer is requested and a proof of payment must be provided at ontheroadff@cinedetour.it within 48 hours of your submission (for submitters on cinedetour website only);

  • Submissions which have not been paid will not be taken into consideration;

  • It is not possible to refund your entry fee;

  • By partecipating in the contest, the submitter automatically acquires  the annual memebership to Detour Arthouse Cinema;
  • All entries and accompanying materials (photos, short moving images extracts and stills reproduced from them) will be available by OTRFF to promote ongoing and future editions of the festival. OTRFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes;
  • Non-Italian speaking films submitted to the Festival must be subtitled in at least one of these languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish. A subtitle file with time codes in a standard format (srt, sub, ass) is requested;

  • A password protected link to a screener of the film on a video sharing site (e.g. Vimeo) must be provided. In the case that the film is available in downloading only, file formats accepted are: mp4, Mkv, Quicktime mov, mpeg2. The download file size must be less than 2GB;

  • In the selection process, preference shall be given to world, national and city premieres, unpublished and undistributed films and to more recent works;

  • Once the selection process will be completed, the list of successful submissions will be available along with additional information on www.cinedetour.it. A free digital exhibition catalogue will soon after be available in a pdf format;

  • A jury of experts of cinema and visual arts will evaluate the materials and reward the nominated winners. Also the audience will have the chance to vote for the Audience Award winner;

  • Cash prizes will be awarded in the form of bank transfers, following the subsidies from our private and institutional sponsors. The prizes will be awarded within March 31, 2018. DETOUR Cinema reserves the right (with no exclusive rights and in agreement with the rights owners) to schedule the screenings of the best selected films over the 2017-2018 programming season;

  • OTRFF is an itinerant cinema festival. Films selected for the contest may be screened at DETOUR Cinema and in other official venues of the festival in Rome and in its surrounding area. The participation in the contest will count as a green light to show the film in any selected location during the festival;

  • OTRFF and DETOUR cinema will strongly support and promote the best films through their press office , mailing list, social profiles, and on the website www.cinedetour.it;

  • The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations;

  • The submission of a film to OTRFF will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules shall indemnify and hold harmless OTRFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered;


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On the Road Film Festival 2017 – Programme

November 5, 2017 in OTRFF2017, Archivio, Film Festival, OTRFF2017hm by cinedetour

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Cine-nautas, journey & borders

Competition and side events
NOV 017
Via Urbana 107 @monti Roma

>Download the catalogue in pdf

Five editions of the arthouse festival and 20 years of our historic Rome film club. These are the main ingredients of a cultural offering which goes outside the box and definitely beyond any well-trodden tracks. 11 full length films and 12 shorts in the competition, special events and apart from the competition, national premieres: entirely dedicated to journeys and related themes, this selection by Cinema Detour, offered to the Rome audience on the occasion of our birthday, is unforgettable.

The Festival is supported by the Department of Culture and Youth Policy of the Lazio Region; with partnership of the Libraries of Rome and Multi-ethnic Rome and in collaboration with Moving Docs, Doc.it, Creative Europe Media, Il Mandarino, Luci dalla Cina. We open on 5th November with an evening event, celebrating 100 years since the Russian Revolution and the first 20 years of Detour, with the film October directed by Sergej Ėjzenštejn (1928) with a live musical accompaniment.

The silent film Alice in Wonderland directed by W. W. Young in 1915 and accompanied by a soundtrack will be the closing film on the 26th November, before the final prize giving.

The programme is enriched by three notable films outside the competition: Poesia Sin Fin by Alejandro Jodorowsky (2016) and Miles Ahead by and with Don Cheadle, on the life of the great jazz genius Miles Davis, its premiere here in Rome.

For those into sport, we are showing the fascinating The Dolphin man, shot in Greece, on the life of the great French free-diver Jacques Mayol, the so-called Dolphin man. A journey into the travels of the man who has revolutionised the world of free-diving and deep sea diving.

The programme of the competition, which livens up the weekends of November, comprises premieres and impressive new discoveries. Two juries will decide the winners. The jury for the full length films is made up of the Chair Vittorio Moroni, director, author and screenwriter, Lea Tafuri, screenwriter and Luca Mandrile, director and editor. The jury for the shorts will have as Chair Gianclaudio Cappai, director and author, Giovanna Addivinola, editor and festival organiser and Paolo Cavalcanti, music industry producer and organiser of festivals and visual arts exhibitions.

Among the full length films, we have Punk à chien by Remi Mazet from France in which a lonely and disillusioned outsider travels the roads of France accompanied by a dog, living by expedience until he realises that something is not quite right with his dog.

The documentary Flat Tyre – An American Music Dream by Ugo di Faenza follows an incredible musical journey crossing the USA by “The Third Class”, a group of young Neapolitan musicians searching for the deep roots of American popular music.

Sagre Balere by Alessandro Stevanon tells the story of Omar, who grew up on the edge of Milan and who was fated to be a body shop mechanic, was instead inspired by the voices of the golden years of popular music and listening to Italy’s leading disco, the Studio Zeta of Angelo Zibetti, we follow his long tour around all the regions of North Italy in the twentieth year of his career.

Istanbul Echoes by Giulia Frati analyses the rapid process of gentrification of Istanbul. In only five years the working class areas have been demolished, and their residents displaced. A worrying situation which draws the attention of some young militants and, in particular, a group of hip-hop activists. Skilfully giving a background rhythm to her film with urban ambient sounds, Giulia Frati follows this transformation of the social fabric of the city in just a decade.

A Paradise Too Far by the Canadian Denis Langlois follows the footsteps of the siblings Samuel and Émilie, both affected by a mild form of autism, where they set off on a snowmobile to search for the paradise where everyone says their mother, who is dead, has gone. The journey of Samuel and Émilie is at the same time geographical and spiritual, really putting their capacities to the test and explores the limits of their complex relationship.

Anissa 2002 by Fabienne Facco recounts the history and the escape of Anissa, an adolescent Moroccan bride.

Transitory Lives by Thomas Kunstler and Dimitris Lambridis: tells the story of the parallel journeys of three Syrian refugees from the shores of Lesvos to the heart of continental Europe and their exhausting attempts to integrate in the new world, their hopes and their disillusions.

Mingong by Davide Crudetti confronts a very current reality: the mass migration of millions of Chinese workers who are pouring from the countryside into the coastal cities searching for work. ‘Mingong’ literally means peasant labourer. A voyage into the times of the old China which is disappearing today, a voyage intended to intercept the millions of Chinese who are moving from the country towards the cities by the sea.

Among the shorts, we show The Edge by the Russian Alexandra Averyanova in which an old woman lives in a little railway station, deeply lost in the countryside. Every day, for many years, she walks the train tracks. The only event in the life of the old woman is when a train goes through her station without stopping.

The Troubled Troubadour by Sébastien Simon and Forest Ian Etsler is a surreal road movie with elements of a comedy, a Western and an allegory, on the timeless story of a man facing up to his own death.

Distancia by Cristian Perez Scigliano is narrated by Raul, who arrives in London in search of a better future. Alone in one of the biggest cities in the world, he realises how difficult it is to live as an immigrant Shadows of Endurance by Diego Scarponi is a journey crossing two centuries of American history, comparing the lives of the people who actually live in the county of Harlan, an area stripped of its identity: with the heritage of oral histories told by the Italian author Alessandro Portelli in over 30 years of research in the field, about the lack of work, relationships, future and hope.

>Information: for bookings and information see www.cinedetour.it – FB Cine Detour

>Tickets: entrance to the film festival is limited to Detour members with annual 2017-18 membership (4€); contribution per event: 5 euro films in the competition, 6 euro Miles Ahead, 8 euro films live soundtrack

>Where: Associazione APS Detour – Via urbana 107, Rione Monti, Roma (Metro B Cavour)


19.00 Opening party: 20 years of Detour, 5 years of OTRFF, 100 years of October’s Revolution
di Sergej Michajlovič Eisenstein
live impro music soundtrack

Mike Cooper: chitarra lap steel /elettroniche
Alípio Carvalho: sax
Roberto Bellatalla: Contrabbasso
Special event – exclusive premiere
URSS 1928 ’94 The opening night 2017 is the opportunity to celebrate together three important occurrences. First of all the 20 years of Detour, independent quality cinema outpost, uncompromising, since 1997 at Rione Monti, in the heart of Rome. Fifth year, for On The Road Film Festival, an overview of the best independent international cinema on trips and borders. Finally, widening the horizons, exactly one hundred years ago, the October Revolution culminated in the Winter Palace in Russia. Ten years later, Sergei Eisenstein’s epic and surreal film recreated the revolt of 1917, with deflating freedom and dissipation of forms and contents and kinematic anarchy. The joyfully anarchist celebration of the three anniversaries is entrusted to the live soundtrack by three great international musicians, improvisation masters: Mike Cooper, Alìpio Carvalho and Roberto Bellatalla.
Out of competition
Valerio Gnesini It 2016 90′ A folk trio, violin/guitar/voice, a sheep drawn on the cover of a music album, a bit of money and a whole country to cross to go home, from Maratea to Genoa. Six innovative, open and hospitable farms. Six stages of a musical-rural tour through Italy, its campaigns and its people. Back to the Land!
Q&A with director Valerio Gnesini
20.30 CAFARD
Italian Premiere – In competition
Jan Bultheel Be 2015 92’ 1914. While Jean Mordant is in the United States and is winning the world title of free struggle, his daughter Mimi, who stayed home in Belgium, is raped by German soldiers. Jean swears to avenge her, and enrolls in the famous ACM, the first armored division of history, embarking on an odyssey to return to her.
Q&A with Bunker Hill, Cafard’s italian distribution
Italian Premiere – In competition
Ugo di Faenza 
& la Terza Classe
It 2016 71’ Imagine a band from Alabama thrown into a music tour in southern Italy, playing “tarantella” and singing in the local dialect. Now, try to completely overthrow the elements of the history, and you will have “Flat Tyre,” the incredible musical journey through the USA of a group of young neapolitan musicians “La terza classe”, in search of the deep roots of American popular music. Winking at Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, from Mali to Mississippi, the film mixes the human adventure on the road of the protagonists, street performances to cover the expenses of the tour and their encounters with the great sacred monsters of the bluegrass scene, dixieland and blues.
Q&A with director and live show-case from “La Terza Classe”
City Premiere – In competition
Giovanni Rosa It 2016 70′ Sperone district, one of Palermo’s biggest squares. Like every summer, there are square concerts, karaoke, neighborhood festivals featuring neo-melodic singers. Vincenzo, a six-year-old boy, climbs the stage imitating the motions of his idol Mimmo Fini. The film tells the desire for redemption of an entire family is substantiated in the voice of a clumsy child and his only song: I fell in love.
Skype Q&A with director Giovanni Rosa
Italian premiere – In competition
Thomas Kunstler Dimitris Lambridis Gr 2017 55’ The personal and physical journey of three Syrian refugees from the shores of Lesvos to the heart of Europe (Bruxelles, Belgium) and their process of integration in the new world.
Q&A with director Thomas Kunstler
City premiere – In competition
Alessandro Stevanon It 2017 75’ Omar was born in the suburbs of Milan and was destined to be a coachbuilder, but, instead, he became a successful ballroom singer. He got inspired by listening to ballroom singers from Studio Zeta, the biggest dance club in Italy at that time and, this way, he later started his own career. After a few years he knows Adele, his great love and manager, who transforms him into a true icon. The film tells the story of Omar and shows him, in his 20th year of career with his band, as we travelled together with him in their long tour around many Northern regions of Italy.
Q&A with director Alessandro Stevanon
Exclusively for OTRFF
Out of competition
Alejandro Jodorowsky Cile 2015 125′ Through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the Chilean artist’s youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile where he met Enrique Lihn, Stella Díaz Varín, Nicanor Parra… at the time promising young but unknown artists who would later become the titans of twentieth-century Hispanic literature. He grew inspired by the beauty of existence alongside these beings, exploring life together, authentically and freely. A tribute to Chile’s artistic heritage, Endless Poetry is also an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe.
Exclusively for OTRFF
Out of competition
Don Cheadle Usa 2016 100′ Don Cheadle produce, co-wrote and stars in his directorial debut, a fanciful (Cheadle prefers the term “metaphorical”) tale of an encounter between Ewan McGregor’s Rolling Stone journalist and Cheadle’s reclusive Miles Davis in 1979. Having lost his muse and succumbed to years of medicated silence, Davis is rumoured to be on the brink of a comeback. But an attempted interview soon descends into a caper chase of drug deals, shootouts and stolen tapes, interspersed with flashbacks to Davis’s once-inspirational relationship with Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), amid rasping declarations that “it takes a long time to play like yourself”.
Italian premiere – In competition
Denis Langlois Can 2017 90′ Upon learning of their mother’s death, Samuel and Émilie, two siblings with different abilites, run away from their group home in Northern Quebec. They leave on a skidoo to find the paradise everyone says their mother has gone to.
Skype Q&A with director Denis Langlois
DOM 19 NOVEMBRE in collaborazione con il festival Luci dalla Cina
 18.00 MINGONG
City premiere – In competition
Davide Crudetti It/Cina 2016 56′ Mingong ‘is the union of two chinese ideogram, meaning farmer-worker. It is the name with which China was baptized a social class born in the early 1990. 250 million workers that every year from inland campaigns are trying to reach the megalopolis on the coast to look for work. Mingong tells a story in time into the old China which is disappearing nowadays. A faces’ mosaic which reveals a common story: the village, the departure, money, sons, work, the efforts and the absence.
Q&A with director Davide Crudetti
Italian premiere – In competition
Liang Hanjian 
JIA Junyuan
Cina 2017, 92′ In a remote area of China, a young man named Sam, the day when he was released, he was told that his long-lost girlfriend, Chelsea, has returned home without any notification. Just for seeing his girlfriend again, Sam decided to stay in town. After that, Sam searched every corner of the county for his first love, Chelsea.
Skype Q&A with director Liang Hanjian 
MER 22 NOVEMBRE in collaborazione con Moving Docs/doc.it/Creative Europe
Special Screening
Out of competition
Lefteris Charitos Grecia 2016 78′ Discover the story and legacy of free-diver Jacques Mayol, whose life became the inspiration for Luc Besson’s cult-movie “The Big Blue”. Dolphin Man draws us into the world of Jacques Mayol, capturing his compelling journey and immersing viewers into the sensory and transformative experience of free-diving. The film weaves together stunning contemporary underwater photography of the world’s leading free-divers with intimate testimonies of Mayol’s closest friends and rare film archive, to discover how the “dolphin man” brought a new consciousness to our relationship to the sea and to inner-selves.
Italian premiere – In competition
Giulia Frati
Can 2017 100′ Street vendors, neighborhoods that change, demolition and rebuilding to create a “modern and clean” environment. An entire culture with its traditions threatened by gentrification.
 17.00 Short>Cuts
International Competition Section for short film “On the Road”, Animated, musical video, experimental, narratives, documentary
Three section from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  Entre Deux Eaux
Patrice Cordonnier, 2016, Francia, 28’, o.v. arab/french, subs. italian
Catherine, an emotionally challenged French single woman, lands into the countryside of Marrakech in order to finalize the purchase of a luxurious villa with pool. But at the viewing of this one, she suddenly recants. When she accepts Ali’s – her Moroccan taxi driver – proposition to play estate agent for her, it’s all another trip which comes up to her, a travel which may enable her to get back in the game and reconnect with a buried part of herself, through a foreigner.

The Troubled Troubadour
Sébastien Simon, Forest Ian Etsler, 2016, Corea del Sud/Francia/Usa, 23’, o.v. Korean, subs. italian
A surreal roadmovie with elements of comedy, western and allegory, about the timeless story of a man confronting his own death. Structured along three movements (going nowhere, having noone, being nothing), the movie borrows from several belief systems, mythologies and legends: Greek (Charon and the Styx), Norse (boat funeral), Germanic (the Pied Piper from Hamelin), Korean shamanism (the Mountain God, The Five Directions God), Korean buddhism (the monk Wonhyo drinking from a human skull) and American blues (Robert Johnson, the devil at the crossroads).

Dino or something
Magdalena Pilecka, 2016, Poland, 7’, Senza dialogo
A collection of adventures full of absurd, black humor, pastel colors and small creatures called DINOs.

The Edge
Alexandra Averyanova, 2016, Russia, 12’, Senza Dialogo
An elderly woman lives at a small station, lost in the depth of a country. There’s not a single living creature for miles away. Every day, during many years, she is making the round of the metals. The same days pass in the most ordinary way. The only event in the woman’s life is a train that passes her station without a stop.

Dear Jayne
Brett Harvey, 2017, Great Britain, 3’, o.v. english, subs. italian
A grumpy man recounts a disastrous trip away.

Alain Parroni, 2017, Italia, 20’, v.o. italiano
Everything is surrounded by livid blue. The warm sun in summer’s beginning appears for the first time, to accompany the awakening of a silent and immobile nature. In a wide valley, between white rocks and dark grass, naked bodies, wrecks, residues and twisted sounds make the scenario looking post apocalyptic, while it only is the result of a rave from the night before. In the woods nearby, Clara, a girl from the roman suburbs, her lip marked by the scar of a piercing she doesn’t have anymore, aching and disenchanted, with constantly swollen and sleepy eyes, walks holding the phone in one hand, when she has an unexpected encounter.

Magdalena Zambrzycka, 2015, Polonia, 30’, o.v. polish, subs. italian
Kinga, a brand-new graduate in Polish Linguistics, returns to her home town in high spirits, determined to find a job quickly and renew her bonds with the family she left behind a few years earlier when she went away to university.

Leonore Kasper, 2017, Germania, 7’, o.v. german, subs. italian
A night in a staircase in Germany. Waiting on the stairs in front of her apartment a woman observes the deportation of her neighbor Ana. The brother of Ana resists the deportation of his his sister and the sibs get separated violently by the police. In the darkness of the staircase, Ana starts whispering a mantra

Welcome (Tervetuloa)
Christopher Lorenzo, 2016, Finlandia, 6’, o.v. english, subs. italian
A calming voice reads exerts from an official integration guide on Finnish society. Footage of random Finnish citizens looking into camera as they pass by. Tervetuloa explores themes of immigration and integration; the conflict between who you are, and how you are seen.

Distancia (Distance)
Cristian Perez Scigliano, 2016, Great Britain, 20’, o.v. english/spanish, subs. italian
Raul arrives in London in search of a better future. Alone in one of the largest cities in the world, he will realize how difficult is being an immigrant.

Shadows of Endurance
Diego Scarponi, 2016, Italia, 22’, o.v. english / subs. italian
The film portraits two centuries of American history through stratified layers of time, comparing the lives of the people currently living in Harlan County with the huge amount of oral histories collected by Italian author, Alessandro Portelli, over 30 years of field research. The film is a journey through different times, each with their ghosts and voices, as distant echo of a bygone age, re-emerging today in the places and faces explored by the camera. Through a series of encounters, the film introduces to the stories of people struggling to survive in an area stripped of its identity. A sense of absence dominates the encounters with the characters who currently live in the area: a lack of work, relationships, future, and hope. Deprived of a historical perspective as well as of any possible trajectory, these characters reveal a dramatic nature –often leading a life on the fringes of the law, fighting a lonely battle for survival.

The Train, The Forest
Patrick Buhr, 2017, Germania, 3’, Senza dialogo
A train ride reveals strange incidences
22.15 LIFE
live Reading & Impro Music
Enea Tomei: storytelling, sound landscape
Sergio Ponzio: guitar
Special event – Exclusive Premiere

There is a microphone and a turntable. There is a storyteller inspired by “Life”, Keith Richards’s Memoir. There is a guitar playing the blues – you can bet it – and there are few Rolling Stones vinyl lp’s. The soundtrack tells the moods while words play between meaning and rhythms. Words and songs follow and push with each other, creating a ride on the memorial prairies of the longest and most authoritative guitarist in rock history.
Italian premiere – In competition
Remi Mazet Fra 2016 35′ Joey, a 20-year-old guy, travels the roads of France with his dog. Someday, his dog is bitten. The wound does not heal.
Q&A with director Remi Mazet
 19.00 ANISSA 2002
Italian premiere – In competition
Fabienne Facco Fra 2015 48′ France, 2002. Anissa is sixteen. Her parents are taking her in Morocco to meet her future husband. She doesn’t want to go. Taking advantage of a stop in a service area runs away.
Q&A with director Fabienne Facco
live Impro Music & Screening by Cape Adare
Special event

Di W.Young,
USA 1915 60
The third adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book for cinema (after those of 1903 and 1910). A little girl walks along the countryside with her older sister, and before she falls asleep she runs into many animals (including a rabbit and a cat) that will be transfigured in her dream.
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On the Road Film Festival | Awards 2017

November 27, 2017 in OTRFF2017, Archivio, Film Festival, OTRFF2017hm by cinedetour

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OTRFF 2017 Official Laurel – right-click on the image above to download the png file

Di seguito l’elenco ufficiale e definitivo dei premi e delle menzioni speciali, conferiti dalle giurie, dal pubblico in sala, dal comitato promotore e dai partners nel corso della cerimonia di premiazione svoltasi il 26 novembre 2017 al cinema Detour. | Please find below the list of the OTRFF 2017 Awards

Mediometraggi e lungometraggi in concorso | Feature and Medium-length Films Competition

PRESIDENTE GIURIA | JURY PRESIDENT : Vittorio Moroni, regista, autore, sceneggiatore | film director, screenwriter
GIURATI | JURY MEMBERS: Lea Tafuri, sceneggiatrice, produttrice | screenwriter, producer – Luca Mandrile, documentarista, montatore| documentarist, film editor

La Giuria assegna all’unanimità il premio Miglior Film On the Road Film Festival 2017 a | The Jury awards, unanimously, the Best On the Road Film Prize to

PUNK À CHIEN by Remi Mazet, France 2016
“Una narrazione che riesce a raccontare un giovane uomo, il suo progetto anarchico, il suo rapporto col mondo, col potere e con la morte mediante l’esattezza e l’essenzialità di azioni, silenzi, dialoghi e un muoversi inquieto che attraversa contemporaneamente lo spazio esterno e quello interiore”.
Prize: 1000€ + OTRFF Award Plaque

director Remi Mazet

Premio Speciale della Giuria a | Special Jury Price to

LE CANZONI di Giovanni Rosa, Italy 2016
“Per la capacità di incarnare in una “tranche de vie” paradossale, ben radicata in un contesto sociale e geografico, inquietudini e contraddizioni della società dello spettacolo, destando attraverso uno sguardo implacabile e simpatetico al tempo stesso interrogativi universali.”

La Giuria attribuisce le seguenti menzioni speciali | Jury Special Mentions to

SAGRE BALERE by Alessandro Stevanon, Italy 2017
Menzione al viaggio alla scoperta di un’umanità poco raccontata | A journey of discovery of a little-known world.
“Divertente celebrazione dello sconosciuto profeta di una spumeggiante periferia dell’entertainment italiano, con la sua antica e rinnovata forma di convivialità”

7 DAYS GRAFFITI by Liang Hanjian, JIA Junyuan, China 2017
Menzione al viaggio alla scoperta di luoghi sconosciuti | An exploring quest through a world in transition.
“Attraverso il personaggio del giovane Sam, alla ricerca della sua ex fidanzata, il film ci conduce in realtà, alla scoperta di una zona remota della Cina, colpita da profonde mutazioni storiche, sociali e antropologiche, dove la vecchia città mineraria ormai in dismissione lascia il posto ad immense sale giochi online, dove la retorica di regime viene soppiantata dal miraggio di Alibaba e dove il dialogo e la comprensione tra generazioni risulta ormai impossibile”.

TRANSITORY LIVES by Thomas Kunstler, Dimitris Lambridis, Italy/Greece 2017
Menzione per l’ostinato pedinamento dei viaggiatori più coraggiosi del nostro tempo | A stubborn brilliant filming, side by side with the bravest travellers of our times.
“L’odissea dei profughi siriani raccontata in un arco temporale e spaziale sorprendente, con coraggio, generosità e coinvolgimento: Transitory lives sa cogliere momenti di verità ed emozione autentica, facendoci entrare efficacemente nel punto di vista degli uomini che racconta.”

Detour assegna la Menzione Speciale “GIRLS ON THE ROAD” a | “GIRLS ON THE ROAD” Detour Special Mention to

ANISSA 2002 di Fabienne Facco, France 2016 

director Fabienne Facco

Premio del pubblico Detour a | Detour Audience Award to

PUNK À CHIEN by Remi Mazet, France 2016

director Remi Mazet

Concorso Cortometraggi On the Road | On the Road Short Films Contest

PRESIDENTE DI GIURIA | JURY PRESIDENT: Gianclaudio Cappai, Regista | Film Director
GIURATI | JURY MEMBERS: Giovanna Addivinola, montatrice, curatrice di festival  editor, festival curator – Paolo Cavalcanti, produttore, curatore di festival | producer, festival curator

>La Giuria assegna all’unanimità il premio Miglior Film On the Road Film Festival 2017 a | The Jury awards, unanimously, the Best On the Road Film Prize to

THE EDGE by Alexandra Averyanova, Russia 2016
“Per il suo essere poetico nell’illustrare il dispiegarsi di una vita, malinconico e lirico giocando sul ritmo di tempo e attesa.”
“A heart-warming portrayal of a life time passing by, melancholically playing the game of time suspension and expectations.
Prize: 500€ + OTRFF Short>Cuts Award Plaque

La Giuria attribuisce all’unanimità le seguenti menzioni speciali | Jury Special Mentions to

CHRYZANTEMY by Magdalena Zambrzycka, Poland 2015
Per aver realizzato, con una complessità meritevole, una contemporaneità dei sentimenti che si affianca alla necessaria costruzione di un’identità.
Chryzantemy, accurately depicts an emotional path alongside the inevitable building of an identity.

ANA by Leonore Kasper, Germany 2017
Per aver illustrato come un sistema mantrico, anche strutturato su un percorso coreografico, si possa opporre al sistema delle regole costituite.
Ana, suggest how a mantric mechanism, built on a choreographic frame, can stand against an established rule-based system.

Il presidente di Giuria attribuisce la Menzione Speciale alla Regia a | “Best Directing” President of the Jury Special Mention to 

ENTRE DEUX EAUX by Patrice Cordonnier, France 2017
Per la completa maturità stilistica ed emotiva, incarnata perfettamente nei volti dei due straordinari protagonisti
A strong and stylistically accurate evocation, perfectly embodied by the two main characters and their outstanding acting performance.

Premio del pubblico Detour al miglior cortometraggio a| Detour Audience Short films Award to

SHADOWS OF ENDURANCE by Diego Scarponi, Italy/USA 2016


directors Patrice Cordonnier, Diego Scarponi, Magdalena Zambrzycka