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MAI

MAI (2015) - short film directed by Giulio Poidomani with Flavia Ripa, Alessandro Gangi and, Ilaria Ambrogi

On a quest to reconcile with her lover, Anna, Claudia travels from Rome to the Sicilian city of Modica by bus. Coldly rejected, cloaked in a poncho and large sunglasses, she roams into the Duomo di San Giorgio. Later that evening, a handsome man named Sandro approaches while Claudia nurses her broken heart with a glass of wine. Eager to lose herself in a conventional romance in which she can openly express love, Claudia slips into a fantasy. The following day, Sandro takes her to the historic city of Syracuse and tells her the myth of the nymph Arethusa, unwittingly forcing Claudia to face reality and accept who she is.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival  USA - 2016

ATHENS international Film+Video Festival USA - 2016

Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera  ITALY -2015

 International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts Los Angeles USA, WINNER BEST COMPOSING -2015

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience  USA - WINNER Best Narrative Short Film, 2016

 Chaktomuk Short Fest Cambodia - 2015

 I 400 Corti Film Festival  ITALY - 2015

 Santa Fe Film Festival  USA - 2015

Queer Film Festival   USA - 2015

 Sicilia Queer Film Festival ITALY - 2016

Gold Elephant Award Catania Film Festival ITALY - 2016

 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival USA - WINNER Best Director, 2016 

 Vilnius LGBT* festival "Kreivės" Lituania - 2016

 New Jersey International Film Festival USA - 2016

 Mix MIlano ITALY -2016

 Maine International Film Festival  USA - 2016

  Cinemadamare ITALY- 2016

 SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival  USA - 2016

Salento International Film Festival  ITALY - 2016

Cannes Short Film Festival   FRANCE -2016

International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality - WINNER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE USA - 2016

 RIFF Rome International Film Festival USA - 2016

 Charlotte Film Festival    USA - 2016

The Buffalo International Film Festival    USA - 2016

Orlando Film Festival    USA - 2016

International Film Awards Berlin - Honorable Mention, GERMANY - 2016

Charleston International Film Festival    USA - 2016

MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL   USA - 2016

BLOW-UP FILM FESTIVAL, Honorable Mention   USA - 2016

Garden State Film Festival   USA - 2017

Crossroads Film Festival   USA - 2017

Newport Beach Film Festival   USA - 2017

Soho International Film Festival - Best World Short nomination - USA - 2017 

PRESS

The Indie Shots- “Mai” by Giulio Poidomani. A case study

The Modern Romantic - Love and Lost in Sicily