Tulipani di Seta Nera: all the news about the 2020 streaming edition with 50 short films in competition for the “Smile RAI Cinema Channel” Award


Tulipani di Seta Nera, in English Black Silk Tulips, is an international short film festival dedicated to social issues. This year’s edition will be held from 18 to 21 June 2020. The main partners of the event are Rai Cinema Channel, Regione Lazio, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, and Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, under the patronage of the Roma Lazio Film Commission, in collaboration with Istituto CineTv R. Rossellini and Anas spa.


Tulipani di Seta Nera makes its debut in streaming, but will also be broadcast on Sky TV. CEO of Rai Cinema Paolo Del Brocco opened the online press conference on Monday, May 11, underlining the importance of this event in discovering and supporting talented filmmakers.

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The announcement of the 50 short films in competition was made by the President Diego Righini and the Artistic Director Paola Tassone, founders of the historical kermesse TSN, together with Ilaria Battistelli, President of the Associazione Università Cerca Lavoro and Leonardo Jannitti Piromallo, producer.

A special award will be given by the online audience to the short film that will receive the highest number of views on the channel created by Rai for this special occasion.

Paola Tassone comments the 2020 edition:

This year more than 200 short films have been submitted and many have come from foreign countries such as the United States, France, Germany, and Spain. With Rai Cinema we selected short films that have been able to capture and tell in a few minutes very complex social issues: from social denouncement such as bullying to gender-based violence, passing through the discomfort and indifference linked to the economic position. Relevant are the social and topical issues that inspired the filmmakers: from bullying to gender violence, with a special focus to the contemporary economic crisis.

Another great news this year is that the short films can be seen not only on Rai Cinema Channel but also on the RaiPlay platform, “with a potential audience of 16 million viewers”, said Carlo Rodomonti, Strategic and Digital Marketing Manager of Rai Cinema.

As in the past editions, Tulipani di Seta Nera 2000 provides an interpretation service from/into Italian sign language (LIS), kindly offered by the Ente Nazionale Sordi – ENS Onlus.

The editorial staff of E-goTimes wishes good luck to the organizers for this new interesting edition of Tulipani di Seta Nera, a festival with a “different” look and gives you an appointment in June to discover all the winners.

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All the short film in competition

99,9%” by Achille Marciano; “11” by Piergiorgio Martena; “Alters” by Artemisio Desiderio; “Apolide” by Alessandro Zizzo; “Apollo 18” by Marco Renda; “Apparentemente Solo” by Riccardo Trentadue; “Arrete de faire la guele, Isa! “by Renard Yseult; “Back Home” by Marcello De Archangelis; “Burning Red” by Fabrizio Ancillai; “Come in taluni romanzi Russi” by Rosanna Reccia; “Come la prima volta” by Emanuela Mascherini; “Cuori senz’anima” by Tony Paganelli; “Chi è la terra” by Daniela Giordano; “Don’t be silent” by Angelo Faraci; “Essere diversi” by Francesco Musto; “Eva” by Paolo Budassi; “Fade Out” by Lucio Laugelli; “Florindo e CarlottaLa vita segreta delle chiocciole” by Rossella Bergo; “Giulia una storia qualunque” by Vincenzo Ardito; “Gocce d’acqua” by Max Nardari and Marco Matteucci; “Humam” by Carmelo Segreto; “Hush” by Tyler Chipman; “Il giovane giudice” by Angelo Sferrazza; “La forza di Alice” by Michele Li Volsi; “The execution” by Riccardo D’Alessandro; “Light” by Martina Bonfiglio; “Lion” by Davide Melini; “The man who killed James Bond” by Francesco Guarnori; “The scream” by Francesco Barilli; “But who knows you! “by Vito Marinelli; “Martino” by Luigi Di Domenico; “Maxim” by Deborah Donadio; “Mille e una vita” by Daniele Fanciullo; Nemo Propheta by David Cinnella; “Nero su bianco” by Angelo Frezza; “Nico&Nico” by Emanuela Giorgi and Nicola Anselmi; “Nina” by Sabina Pariante; “PinOcchi” by Damiano Scarpa; “Plastica” by Dario Ciulla; “Questo è lavoro” by Federico Caponera; “Rifugi” by Luca Cutini; “Roller Coaster” by Manuela Jael Procaccia; “Silence” by Silvio Maria Cantoro; “Sottosuolo” by Antonio Abbate; “The human bugs anthology – Caresses” by Andrea Cecconati; “Un padre” by Roberto Gneo; “Una bellissima lie” by Lorenzo Santoni; “Una luce nel muro dell’oscurità” by Antonio Paganelli; “Una signorina con sesamo” by Giuseppe Moschella; “Vado e torno” by Carlo Barbalucca.




Photos & Videos: Courtesy of TSN

Leila Tavi

Leila Tavi is a journalist specialized in Russian Politics and Culture and PhD c. in Russian History at the University of Vienna under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Kappeler. She studied Political Science in Vienna and Rome, graduating in History of Eastern Europe at Roma Tre University, with Prof. Francesco Guida and a thesis on travel reports about Saint Petersburg by West Europeans at the beginning of the XIX Century. Previously she obtained a degree in Foreign Languages, with a specialization in German Philology at the University of Rome «La Sapienza». Her new book "East of the Danube" is coming soon.

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