The Festival

Annunced Festival’s winners

Our first journey among the stars has come to an end!
Finally we are ready to reveal the winners of the first edition of Catch the Moon, international children and youth animated film festival:
• Best short film Award – Précieux by Paul Mas
• Best Children short film Award – The witch and the baby by Evgenia Golubeva
• Best Youth short film Award – Love quest by Cécile Despretz
• Audience Award – Dahu by Mona Schnerb
• Michele Bernardi and Beatrice Pucci’s Special Mention – Bench by Rich Webber
• Anete Melece’s Special Mention – HI by Linking Xu
Congratulations to all the short movies in competition once more and a huge thank you to all our jurors, either the little and the grown up ones!

The Festival

The first edition of our festival will be on line

The first International Children & Youth Animated Film Festival Catch the moon is coming and it will take place not only in Campania, but everywhere in Italy too.
The great news is that the festival is happening in a new version, completely online, in partnership with Cineteca di Milano. Our partner allowed us to open the doors of our cinema to everyone. And #forfree !
The festival will reach every Italian school and every house of film lovers and curious ones.
From 14th to 20th December a schedule composed by great films will be yours to enjoy: 35 finalists of the competition and 19 short films out of the competition. Plus many extra and interactive activities.
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The Festival

Catch the moon, first anticipations

The first edition of the festival dedicated to children’s animation cinema will be held in Naples, from 7 to 13 December 2020 and will be hosted by ART33, the cultural hub of San Giovanni a Teduccio.

CATCH THE MOON – International Children & Youth Animated Film Festival is the first festival of this kind in Campania. The project is structured in different activities concerning the education of pupils and teachers and the promotion and spread of animation films for children and youths. It is realised by the association Gioco Immagine e parole in partnership with the association Atalante, organiser of Imaginaria, one of the most important festival in this field at the national and international level, the social enterprise Bepart, based in Milan, which works in the tourist and cultural field developing new multimedia languages in order to create a new way of making use of urban areas, l’Istituto comprensivo 48° Madre Claudia Russo – F. Solimena and l’Istituto comprensivo “47° Sarria-Monti”, as part of the announcement of selection “Cinema per la Scuola –Buone Pratiche, Rassegne e Festival” promoted by MIUR and MiBACT.

Cornerstone of the project is the International competition for animated short films dedicated to children and youth with the formation of a “Young jury” in partnership with schools of the territory. A “Jury of experts” of high level profile will attend the Competition too.

The categories to be awarded are: “Best Animated Short Film”, “Audience Award”, “Best Animated Short Film for Kids”, “Best Student Animated Short FIlm”. 

The side events enriching the festival are:

1) Animation film workshop divided in the kids section and the teachers section: 

A) Stop Motion thecnics;

B) Rotoscope thecnic.

2) Meetings with the creators of Animation films:

(the guests will be announced at the end of September 2020)

3) Performances of Shadow play and Sand Art:

The spectator, either an adult or a child, will be absorbed by an unreal dimension, where Nature’s rules melts with magic’s wonders. The shapes created by the hands’ gesture through the rhythm of moving music will meet each other, they will fuse together only to reborn in new compositions.

4) Exhibitions of illustration and animated films:

A) “La Carta dei diritti dei bambini all’Arte e alla Cultura”;

B) Beatrice Pucci e Marino Neri’s world;

5) MAUA Exhibition Museum of augmented urban art reality.