Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017

Magma 15

Magma, pipe, hat, scarf

Now going into its sixteenth edition, Magma has always focused on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends, the presentation of works from both first-time amateurs and established directors. The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works often precluded from the main distribution channels.

The aim is to build a bridge between theaudience and the endless forms of expression of the short format, including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental; this is reflected by the special programme selected for Encounters, featuring some of the best Italian short films shown over the past Magma editions.