The School Trip

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The School Trip (La Gita)

original title:

LA GITA

directed by:

cast:

Fatou Mbemgue, Filippo Scotti

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Ivan Granatino

production:

distribution:

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2018

film run:

15'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/09/2018)

festivals & awards:

  • BUFF 2019: Shorts - Honorable Mention
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2019: Elements +10 - Best Short Film
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2019: Children's and Youth Film Competition
  • La Biennale di Venezia 2018: Premio Migrarti - Best Director, Best Cinematography
  • Kurz Film Festival Hamburg 2019 Children's Short Film - Best Short Film
  • Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts 2019 Live Action
  • Cortinametraggio 2019 Concorso Cortometraggi - Best Short Film, Best Fice-Anec Short Film, Nuovo Imaie Award For Emerging Actors (Fatou Mbemgue & Filippo Scotti), Cinemaitaliano.Info Award for Best Screenplay
  • Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival 2019: Children’s Film Competition
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2019
  • ASFF - Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019
  • Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest 2019
  • Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival 2019

At the age of 14, Megalie, daughter of an immigrant family from Senegal but born and brought up in Italy, is faced with the difficult task of finding a place for herself in the world she is living in. When she is denied the opportunity of taking part in a school trip abroad, a perfect occasion for the girl to reveal her feelings to her classmate Marco, that place in the world will seem unattainable to her. But will it really be so?