What is “Cineconcerto”?

“CINECONCERTO – MONTECAROTTO FESTIVAL” IS A FESTIVAL THAT SETS OUT TO CELEBRATE THE STRONG AND INEXTRICABLE BOND BETWEEN CINEMA AND MUSIC. IT’S A FUSION IN WHICH BOTH PARTS NEED EACH OTHER, BUT THEY ARE ALSO INDEPENDENT, SO THAT YOU ARE LEFT WONDERING WHETHER THE NOTES DRIVE THE PICTURES, OR THE VIDEOS SUPPORT THE MUSIC. WE WANT TO OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO ADMIRE AND ENJOY ART. IN A WORLD FULL OF WORDS, WE NEED TO STOP AND REALIZE THAT THE ARTS HAVE EVOLVED WITH TECHNOLOGY, BUT DURING THIS TRANSITION THE TRUE ESSENCE OF PASSION IN ARTS HAS REMAINED THE SAME.
HISTORICALLY, CINÉ-CONCERT IS A SHOW WHICH COMBINES VIDEO PROJECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, SILENT FILM, WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF LIVE MUSIC. IT IS A FORM OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION THAT HAS ITS ROOTS IN SILENT FILM (1894-1929), AND WHICH WAS CHARACTERIZED BY THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF A SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMING ORIGINAL SCORES BY MUSICIANS SPECIALIZED IN THE GENRE (E.G. LÉON MOREAU, PIETRO MASCAGNI, SERGEI PROKOFIEV, CHARLIE CHAPLIN). GRADUALLY, THE USE OF A COMPOSER BECAME MORE AND MORE RARE AND, EVENTUALLY, PIANO IMPROVIZATION REPLACED THE ORCHESTRA PLAYING A SCORE. IN THE 1970S, IN FRANCE WE SAW A SERIES OF DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS, SUCH AS MUSIC GROUPS (“A DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ”), INSTITUTIONS (INSTITUTE LUMIÈRE, THE CINÉMATHÈQUE DE TOULOUSE) AND OTHER INITIATIVES THAT ATTEMPTED TO REINTERPRET THE SILENT FILM AND HAND DOWN ITS EXTRAORDINARY MODERNITY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS IN A BRAND NEW KEY. THE GENRE, POPULAR IN FRANCE FROM THE ’90S, TAKES SHAPE IN SEVERAL FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND EXHIBITS, WHICH USUALLY CONSIST IN MUSIC ACCOMPANYING FILMS IN CINEMAS AND THEATERS, REINTERPRETING FAMOUS SILENT FILMS, BUT ALSO MASTERPIECES OF MODERN CINEMA.
WE ARE THEREFORE WITNESSING A FORM OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION WHICH IS EXTREMELY LIVELY AND ECLECTIC AND ALLOWS YOU TO REVIEW AND RE-DISCOVER BOTH LONG-MEDIUM LENGTH MOVIES AND SHORT FILMS, WHETHER IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORM OR CREATIVELY RE-EDITED, ACCOMPANIED BY ROCK, JAZZ, CLASSICAL OR MODERN MUSIC.

Who can participate?

THE FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO ALL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS, DIRECTORS AND MUSICIANS WHO WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT BY COMBINING THEIR EXPERTISE, KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION IN A SINGLE PROJECT.

PERFORMANCE & LOCATION

THE REGULATIONS PUBLISHED ONLINE ARE AIMED AT FILMMAKERS AND MUSIC ARTISTS WHO HAVE CREATED AN ORIGINAL SHORT FILM ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE MUSIC. THE FINALISTS WILL PRESENT THEIR FILM AND LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE ON SEPTEMBER 2ND 2017, IN THE PICTURESQUE SETTING OF THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF MONTECAROTTO. IN THE COURSE OF THE EVENING THE JURY WILL DECIDE THE WINNER OF THE BEST SHORT AND SOUNDTRACK, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES ART EXHIBITIONS, LIVE BANDS, AND CATERING OFFERING PROFESSIONAL AND LOCALLY INSPIRED STREET-FOOD, PROMOTING THE UNIQUE CUISINE OF THE AREA.

Mission

THE FESTIVAL HAS THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
  • CREATE AN ORIGINAL ARTISTIC PROJECT;
  • ENCOURAGE MEETINGS AND INSPIRATION FROM ARTISTS OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS;
  • ENCOURAGE THE PRODUCTION OF SHORT FORMS OF CINEMATIC AND MUSICAL LANGUAGE, OFFERING AN ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITY TO NEW NARRATIVE TRENDS;
  • STIMULATE THE CULTURAL LIFE OF THE AREA AND EMPHASIZE THE LOCAL CONTEXT THROUGH ITS TYPICALITY;
  • CREATE COLLABORATIONS WITH ARTISTIC ENTITIES, FAVORING THE REALIZATION OF PROJECTS AFTER THE FESTIVAL.