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RADICAL CAMP
Sometimes, when your heart hurts, violence is the sweetest refuge.

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  • TITLE: Radical Camp
  • GENRE: Short-film
  • YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2020
  • DIRECTION, SCREENPLAY AND VIDEO-EDITING: Sara Reginella
  • CAMERA OPERATOR: Michele Senesi
  • CAMERA OPERATOR: Roberto Pignataro
  • SOUND RECORDIST: Mauri Mines
  • MUSIC: Ochelie Sorochi
  • DISTRIBUTION: Work in progress

In the near future, after a global pandemic, ultra-nationalist parties will rise to power in many countries.

Giulia and Laura led monotonous lives in a Suburban city of the future, where nothing interesting happens. The monotony of their powerless lives is interrupted by self-destructive challenges acted against themselves and posted on the web. 

One day, the young girls decide to participate in a summer camp, organized by the new political party in power. From that moment, an unknown world, characterized by ideology and extremism, overwhelms their lives in a dramatic, unexpected and unpredictable way. Laura and Giulia then begin to act against foreigners, the same violence, which they used to act on themselves.

“Radical Camp” is a psychological and introspective story, set in a next and hypothetical future world, very close to the painful present in which a lot of adolescents live today.

It shows how xenophobia and ideological extremism can be reflected with unforeseen and negative consequences in the life and in the vulnerable minds of two adolescents.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES 

A narcissistic and dystopian society of the future, characterized by xenophobia and ideological extremism, is the scene in which lives of two fragile adolescents are upset.
The short-film is the testimony of an identity and existential void, of a youthful violence, acted and displayed on the web, a violence carried out against those who are perceived as different from themselves. 

In a perverse world characterized by ultra nationalist ideology, the reconstruction of boundaries is fomented, in order to separate individuals, people and nations.
In this scenario, the protagonist, affectively and socially isolated, attempts, through prevarication, to give a meaning to her life, she unconsciously tries to recreate inner psychic boundaries that give shape to her identity, in an attempt not to get lost oneself. 

In the story, the timeless landscapes of the Adriatic coast are the manifest echo of the inner bewilderment of the protagonist and of the loss of her unheard soul that, sacrificed on the altar of ideology, transcends the sacred and immobile beauty of the sea-line.

Radical Camp | Sara Reginella

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS: SCREENING/AWARDS

Vindhya International Film Festival
Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh, India
2021
Winner: best international short

Vintage International Film Festival
Shahu Smarak Bhavan, Kolhapur Station Road
Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416003, India
October 25-30, 2020
Winner: best international short

Indus Valley International Film Festival
New Delhi, India 110048
October 2-10, 2020
Winner: best short-film

Global India International Film Festival
National Film Archive of India, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
August 22-23, 2020
Winner as “best direction” / category: Short Film

Bharat International Film Festival
Mayor Hall, Barfiwala Road Andheri (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
January 24-26, 2021
Vincitore /Best Woman Filmmaker e Best Director 

Lake View International Film Festival
Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, Raj Guru Nagar
Ludhiana, Punjab 141012, India
October, 16-19 2020
Winner: Best Female Actor (Roberta Sarti)

Pink City International Short Film Festival
Arya College of Engg. & I.T., Jaipur Instt. Of Technology, Delhi Road, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
1-15 settembre 2020
Winner: best international short film and best female actor (Chiara Polencic)

Colorado International Activism Film Festival
4259 West Florida Avenue Unit # 19495 -Denver, Colorado 80219 Festival Online
24 luglio, 2020
Winner: Festival Theme Award for Dramatic Short Film

Cosmo Film Festival
Confluence Bouneuet and Resort, Pooncheri Namala puram,
Pooncheri, Salavankuppam, Tamil Nadu 603104 India
2 gennaio 2021
Monthly winner: Best women's international short film and Best film on women

Virgin Spring Cinefest
Rotary Sadan 94/2Chowringee Road, Calcutta, West Bengal 700020 India
Monthly winner: Gold award (Film on women) and Silver award (Short film)

Cult Critic Movie Awards
Rotary Sadan 94/2 Chowringee Road
Calcutta, West Bengal 700020 India
Monthly winner – category: Women's film

Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Rotary Sadan 94/2 Chowringee Road
Calcutta, West Bengal 700020 India
January 1, 2021
Outstanding achievement award - Category: Short film

Nashik International Short Film Festival
Kalidas Kalamandir, Shivaji Road, Shalimar
September 2020
Semi-finalist

Thess International Short Film Festival
23, P.P. Germanou st., Thessaloniki 54622, Greece
October 8-24, 2020
Semi-finalist

Jaipur Film World 2021
Subodh College, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015, India
April 23-24, 2021
Semi-finalist

Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival
International Research Institute of Buddhist Studies
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2021
Official Selection

ICA – International Cultural Artifact Film Festival
Pune, Maharashtra, India
2020
Semi-finalist

International Film Festival of Shimla
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh India
2020
Official Selection

Golden Jury Film Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
December 14-15, 2021
Official Selection

Chambal International Film Festival
Kota, Rajasthan. India
April 23, 2021
Official Selection

Kisff – Kalaburagi International Short Film Festival
Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
February 27-28, 2021
Official Selection

Fickin’ International Film Festival of Kinshasa
Halle de la Gombe, 33 Avenue de la Gombe
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
November 10 - 14, 2020
Official Selection

Refugees Welcome Film Festival
Babylon Cinema, 30 Rosa Luxemburg Strabe
Berlin, Germany
October 29 – November 4, 2020
Official Selection

Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion
Norton Theater, 900 Arkadelphia Rd – Birmingham, Alabama, United States
September 25-27, 2020
Official selection /category: narrative short

Alibag Short Film Festival
10/24E Paschima Nagari – Pune, India
23-24 gennaio 2021
Official selection /category: fiction

Goa Short Film Festival
10/24E Paschima Nagari – Pune, Maharashtra
20-31 ottobre 2020
Official selection /category: fiction

The Tylerman Film Festival
Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60189
August 15-16, 2020
Official Selection

!Film fest
Swargate, Maharashtra 411042 Pune, India
26-30 dicembre 2020
Official selection / Category: international short film

Oniros Film Awards
Palais Saint-Vincent 4 Via Martiri della Libertà Saint-Vincent,
Valle d’Aosta 11027 Italy
Monthly finalist /July 2020 - Best social justice film

Gravedigger Dave’s Anthology Festival
Zeitgeist Zinema 2, Duluth, MN 55802, U.S.A.
Honorable Mention

Tgiff – The Great Indian Film Festival
PVR – Citi Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India
May 27-28, 2022
Official Selection

Festival “Profondo blu. Sguardi di donne”
Porto di Giulianova (TE)