Moak Short Film

Prize for the best short-film of the 12th Corto Moak edition, the International Short-film competition, was won by “Un piacere antico” (An old pleasure) by Enzo Ferraro, thanks to the originality he faces the topic, the ability to synthesize and the mastery to develop a strongly cinematographic narration. As for best direction, prize was won by “Angelo o la Pasqua di Salvo” (Angel or Salvo’s Easter) by Sebastiano Greco and for the best script by “M.R.A.” by Giuseppe Balsamo and Giorgia Boscarino.
The panel called to award the most original short films of the 12th Caffè Corto Moak edition was composed of Italo Moscati, president of the jury, film critic Cristina Borsatti, director Angelo Ruta and the film show organiser Giuseppe Volpino.
Instead, Italo Moscati, back from the Festival of Venice, emphasized the ability of the authors, but also of the authors of the short-films, to choose and interpret present and important social topics in the current Corto Moak edition that are particularly sensible for the audience nowadays.
The short-film’s panel wanted to quote two of the nine finalists – another innovation of this year’s edition: “In fondo a destra” (Down to the right) by Valerio Groppa, where the attention is brought to main character Sergio Fiorentino as for the intensity he comments the encounter with a young person, and the short-film “8 euro” as for its content relating to present problems, including a significant ironic contribution of the protagonist.

The Corto Moak short-film finalists, kept in Moak’s film library, can be seen on the website

In primo piano

Caffè Letterario 2016
letterario 2016

28.06 With more than 300 short stories arrived from all over Italy, the 15th edition confirms its annual success. Announcement is closed, and now we just wait for the outcome of the panel to see who is going to step on the podium. Cinzia Tani, a woman, will preside over the panel this year.

Moak at Taobuk 2016

01.09 Moak partner of Taobuk 2016, the International Book Festival, which will be held on September 10-17 in Taormina. Coffee will be, once again, an occasion to talk about art and literature. Together with the Grand Hotel Timeo, Moak is going to host some of the events scheduled for September 14th.

Fuori Fuoco 2017

22.07 Laura Seraniwill preside over the 2017 edition of Moak’s international photography contest Fuori Fuoco. Laura lives in Paris, where she has been “Présidente du Jury at the Prix Résidence pour la Photographie de la Fondation des Treilles” – director of the panel for photography at Fondation Les Treilles – since 2015.