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Tiger Boy

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Tiger Boy

original title:

TIGER BOY

directed by:

cast:

Lidia Vitale, Francesco Foti, Simone Santini

cinematography:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2012

film run:

20'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (16/05/2012)

festival & awards:

  • Maremetraggio 2013: Prize Studio Universal
  • Naoussa International Film Festival 2013: Best Script
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013: Short Films Competition
  • Sydney Flickerfest 2013: Renault Award for Best International Short Film
  • The Lecce European Film Festival 2013: Premio Emidio Greco
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2012: Generator +13 - Prize Comune Giffoni Valle Piana
  • Novara Cine Festival 2014: Concorso Scenari Orizzontali
  • Ashland Independent Film Festival 2014
  • No Crime Film Festival 2014
  • Novara Cine Festival 2014
  • Corto Maggiore 2014
  • Corti in cortile 2014
  • 86th Academy Awards® 2014: category “live action short” – Shortlist Nomination
  • Corti d’argento 2013: Best Short Film
  • Cortisonici 2013: Audience Award
  • Sorridendo Film Festival 2013: Best Short Film
  • Titano Cinetour - San Marino Film Festival 2013: Best Short Film
  • Mestre Film Fest 2013: Prize IMG Cinemas Short Stories
  • Amarcort Film Festival 2013: Mention Fellini
  • Children’s India International Film Festival 2013
  • Giffoni Sao Paulo Film Festival 2013
  • Best of Short Films Festival en la Ciotat 2013
  • Prends Ça Court 2013
  • Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille 2013
  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2013
  • Festival International de cinema et d’art de Percé 2013
  • Fil'm Hafizasi 2013
  • Clare Valley Film Festival 2013
  • Helsinki Film Festival 2013
  • Cortometraggi che passione – FICE 2013
  • Festival Visioni Italiane 2013
  • Festival Pontino del Cortometraggio 2013
  • Punto di Vista Film Festival 2013
  • Santa Marinella Film Festival 2013
  • Bolzano ShortFilmFestival 2013
  • Brianza Film Corto Festival 2013
  • VisualFest 2013
  • Est Film Festival 2012: Best Short Filmo - Arco d’ argento
  • Overlook Film Festival 2012: Audience Award, Special Mention
  • Roma Creative Contest 2012: Best Direction,  Best Cinematography
  • Corto Doric 2012: Audience Award,  Joung Jury Prize
  • Asti Film Festival 2012: Special Mention
  • Brest European Short Film Festival 2012: Grand Prix du Film Court de la Ville de Brest
  • Short Film Review 2012
  • Monterrey Int’l Film Festival 2012
  • Open Air FilmFest Weiterstadt 2012
  • Molise Cinema Film Festival 2012
  • Corto in Bra International Film Festival 2012: Cinema corto in Italia
  • Arcipelago – Festival Internazionale di cortometraggi e nuove immagini 2012: Concorto
  • San Marino Film Festival 2012
  • Film Lab Festival 2012

Matteo a nine years old kid builds a mask identical to the one of his hero: a wrestler of a roman suburb called The Tiger. Once the mask is on, Matteo never wants to take it off: he goes to school, sleeps in it and even bathes with it. What simply appears as a tantrum is in reality a call for help that nobody seems to hear.