The 31stedition of the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival will be held from April 29th to May 8th in a blended form, in 5 theatres in Milan and in streaming on MYmovies.it.
After the cancellation of the 2020 edition and the fully online 2021 edition, in which the festival’s 30th anniversary was celebrated at a distance, 2022 will also be a year of experimentation. The FESCAAAL will return to theatres in order to start living again in places of culture and cinema, but it will maintain its virtual dimension in order to encourage national participation that is as plural as possible, always with a strong focus on the health situation.
To this “hybrid” dimension of the festival is inspired by the poster for the 2022 edition with our prismatic Zebra, symbol of the FESCAAAL for five years, in a pixelated version and the claim of the edition Crossing Zebra. A claim that evokes the crossing of physical and virtual spaces of a festival that, since its inception in 1991, has crossed cultures and brought innovation and that today also offers new ways of communicating and promoting cinema in presence and online.
We invite you to pass through our “zebra crossing”, a fluid passage between the physical and virtual cinema, to enjoy the film work and meet the directors, the protagonists of this 31st edition. The two-engine Zebra therefore crosses, intersects and overcomes the difficulties and impediments of two complex years that have seriously jeopardised the survival of film festivals, experimenting once again with new ways of relating to the public.
10 days of screenings, meetings with guests and filmmakers, special events about cinema and cultures from three continents in 5 venues: Auditorium San Fedele, Cinema Arlecchino, Wanted Clan, Cinema Palestrina e CinéMagenta 63-Institut Français de Milan. 47 films selected, the best productions froma and about Africa, Asia and Latin America (and more). All the Festival Sections, film, filmmakers and the program are now online.