The Festival cinematographic Garden-in-Movies was born in 2017 to tell throughout the world of images the fundamental themes that ispire the International Biennial of landscaping Radicepura Garden Festival (Giarre, Catania). For its third edition (2-3-4 August 2019), Garden-in-Movies approaches Gardens with film narration,in a broad perspective that embraces each dynamic where cultivate fundamental cultural, political, social and artistic values. The point is nature and landscaping, but even ecology, eco-sustainability, training, culture and respect of the environment.
The Festival will be held in three days of show, encounters and conversation with prestigious guests and propose, three different sections: “Radici” (Italy), “Essenza mediterranea” (Mediterranean Countries) and “Oltre il giardino” (rest of the world). To these propositions a competitive section for short film has been added, the Garden-in-Movies/ShortFilmFest, international contest of short film with a theme,with a Jury of quality and a popular Jury that will assign, respectively, the Award of the Best short film and the Award of the spectators. The contest is already online on the platform FilmFreeWay and the deadline to participate is 31st of May 2019. The contest makes the Festival an event that can offer cinematograohic new releases, screen new talents and broadcast cinematographic unreleased and experimental works.
Garden-in-Movies, supervised by Ornella Sgroi, journalist and art critic, and organized by Radicepura Foundation under the management of vice-president Mario Faro, aims therefore to promote nature and environment as a development engine and show influence, and all throughout the Cinema and its tales made of images, people and emotions.
The show, created by Ornella Sgroi, will repeat once again on 2019 for the III edition of Garden-in-Movies. Always in the extraordinary scenario of the Park of Radicepura, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of August 2019 will be back for three days in an outdoor botanical social gathering and a cinematographic theatre under the stars, at the feet of mount Etna, with the mobile locations of the Festival: the two panoramic terraces, the installations of Radicepura Garden Festival, the precious tropical greenhouse and the palmento of the Padrino.
The film showing (films and short films) selected for reasons of artistic and cultural values will be in their original language with subtitles in Italian and/or English and will be preceded by a conversation/interview with authors/film directors/actors/experts curated by the artistic director Ornella Sgroi.
They were part of the past editions: director Antonio Piazza, anamorphist François Abelanet, director and actor Valentino Picone, director Claudio Giovannesi, actress Manuela Ventura,landscape architect Antonio Perazzi, actresses Donatella Finocchiaro and Lucia Sardinian, actors Francesco Foti, David Coco and Giovanni Calcagno, director Alessandra Pescetta.