1st edition
In Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, from September 11th to 13th 2008 the first edition of the International Festival of VideoTales for the Promotion of the Territory.
Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, in collaboration with the Tourist Bureau of the city of Biella, the Regional Tourist Bureau, the Province of Alessandria, the Province of Biella, the Province of Novara, the Province of Vercelli, with the contribution of the Piedmont Region, and in collaboration with the Museum of Cinema Arts of Turin presents the First International Festival of VideoTales for the Promotion of the Territory, which will be held in Biella from 11 to 13 September, 2008.
The three-day event is curated by Sara Conforti, Giuseppe Gariazzo, Grazia Paganelli, Gigi Piana & Cittadellarte and offers a rich program of meetings, films, and seminars for film-makers, with the contribution of international authors and producers.
All the activities and events are open to the public.Only who wish to take part in the FEEDBACK seminar held by Francesco Fei, should book his participation. read furher information
Tuesday 9 September, from the 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at Caffè Teatro Sociale in Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Biella, preview event of the Festival in the within of "University of Ideas at Caffe Teatro Sociale", a series of events organized by the UNIDEE resients. unidee.cittadellarte.it
PROGRAMME
THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2008
2.30pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Festival presentation and opening ceremony
4.00pm - 6.00pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
SUI GENERIS / Debate
Contributions aimed at arriving at a definition of "genre" for the VideoTale for the Promotion of the Territory

Topics:
• The VideoTale • The wishes and expectations of the client • Authoriality, film-maker approach, stages of realization • Distribution options • Finding the funds • Fruition
Participants: Beppe Anderi (Videoastolfosullaluna / Biella), Alessandro Borrelli (Producer for La Sarraz Pictures), Fabrizio Grosoli (Director Bellaria Film Festival Anteprimadoc), Paolo Manera (Film Commission / Turin), Gian Franco Pannone (Film-maker), Corso Salani (Film-maker, Script-writer, Actor)
7.30pm, Cafeteria Glocal Restaurant of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Aperidinner

9.00pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Documentarynonstop / Showing of the first part of the selected videos, with the authors


FRIDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2008
10.00am - 1.00pm
Videoalpitour / A videotour on a bus to visit the territory of Biella
4.00pm - 6.00pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Documentarynonstop / Showing of the second part of the selected videos, with the authors
7.30pm, Cafeteria Glocal Restaurant of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Aperidinner

9.00pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Awards Cerimony
Official awards presented by a jury composed of: Guido Curto (Director of the Accademia Albertina. Turin), Francesco Fei (Film-maker), Paolo Naldini (Managing Director Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto), Fabrizio Grosoli (Director of Bellaria Film Festival Anteprimadoc), Luca Toselli (Film-maker and Professor of Multimedia Productions at the University of Milan)
Award presented by: Michelangelo Pistoletto (Artistic Director, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto)

"Audience-Choice" Award (to vote go to the videos online)
Awards for the 4 winners (ex aequo):
Provincia di Alessandria award: 5000 euros for the realization of a VideoTale for the Promotion of the Territory
Provincia di Biella award: 5000 euros for the realization of a VideoTale for the Promotion of the Territory
Provincia di Novara award: 5000 euros for the realization of a VideoTale for the Promotion of the Territory
Provincia di Vercelli award: 5000 euros for the realization of a VideoTale for the Promotion of the Territory

11.00pm, Garage, Salita di Riva, Biella
Documentaryparty: liveset by Santabarba and The Bure from The Helene's mates

SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2008
12.00pm - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 7.00pm, Performance Hall of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
FEEDBACK / workshop by Francesco Fei
The workshop includes an analysis of the selected videos. After meeting the authors - who will briefly illustrate their work - the narrative structure, expressive elements, and aspects of production of their videos will be examined. Francesco Fei will contribute, from an artistic and professional standpoint, to a series of considerations on film-direction and production, aimed at conveying interesting and valuable information useful to the authors’ production. .
The seminar, completely free, is open to the selected filmmakers who have presented their work for the selection of the First Festival of Territory-Promotion Video-stories and to other 20 filmmakers who wish to further their knowledge on the subject. To sign up for the seminar, please send an email with subject title "workshop FVR" to videoracconto@cittadellarte.it with your personal data and a brief curriculum in which your experience in the video-making field is outlined. .
The deadline for signing up is 30 August 2008.
7.30pm, Cafeteria Glocal Restaurant of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
Aperidinner

9.00pm, Lanificio Pria, Biella
Opening night of the Festival "Differenti Sensazioni"
All participants are invited to the inauguration of the Festival Differenti Sensazioni.

During the Festival there will be a showing of the video Mondi allo Specchio (Mirrored Wolds) by Gigi Piana and Fabio Pettirino (produced by Love Difference, Cassa di Risparmio di Biella and Regione Piemonte). The sales-profits of the DVD sold at the Bookshop of Cittadellarte will be donated to the Associazione Mosaico of Biella.