The Sled

A Film by Emanuela Ponzano

Synopsis

A sled brings together two boys from different countries and cultures and carries them through the winter woods of the Italian mountains, far away from their parents’ prejudices and isolation. Two children, one sled and a lasting friendship.

Director

  • Picture of Emanuela Ponzano © Emanuela Ponzano

    Emanuela Ponzano

    Born in Brussels, Emanuela is an italian actress and director in both Cinema and Theatre. She divides her time working mainly between Rome, Paris and Brussels. In 1995, having completed her degree in Political Science at the ULB in Brussels, Emanuela decided to study dramatic arts at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Belgium. In 2008 she directs two short films "Bagnasciuga" and "Riflessi" that have since been shown at many national and international festivals. The Sled is her second short fiction film selected in more than 100 international film festival between 2016 and 2017 with 34 Awards.

Awards + Festivals

  • 32th FIFA FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AMOUR DE MONS (International Competition, World Premiere, Belgium)February 24, 2016
  • 22th CINETECA DI BOLOGNA (National Premiere, Bologna, Italy)February 27, 2016
  • 4th CINECHILDREN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Concorso, Ostiglia, Italy)March 10, 2016
  • 11th CORTINAMETRAGGIO (Sezione Corti Comedy, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy)March 14, 2016
  • 23th SGUARDI ALTROVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Sguardi Sconfinati, Milan, Italy) March 19, 2016
  • 70thNASTRI D’ ARGENTO (Official Selection, Italy) April 11, 2016
  • *FEATHER AWARD BEST SHORT FILM*
    12th FESTIVAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS DE LOS PÁJAROS PINTADOS (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain) April 21, 2016
  • REGGIO CALABRIA FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Legalità Corti in concorso, Reggio Calabria, Italy)April 23, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*, *BEST FILM*, *BEST DIRECTOR*, *BEST MUSIC*,*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL (Section Short Films, Glasgow, UK)April 30, 2016
  • 33th VALDARNO FESTIVAL CINEMA FEDIC (Concorso Nazionale, Italy)May 7, 2016
  • 5th CARMATHEN BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Section Foreign Shorts, Wales, UK, BAFTA Qualification)May 9, 2016
  • 69th CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- SHORT FILM CORNER (Official Selection, Cannes, France) May 16, 2016
  • *MIGLIOR CORTOMETRAGGIO-BEST SHORT FILM*
    2nd GOLFO DI NAPOLI INDIPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Corti Internazionali, Napoli, Italy) May 21, 2016
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR FICTION SHORT FILM*
    7th SALON INTERNACIONAL DE LA LUZ (Section Fiction Shorts in Competition-Bogotà, Colombia) May 23, 2016
  • BOGOTA DERECHOS HUMANOS/ 3rd FESTIVAL INTERNACIONALDE CINEI (Section International Shorts, Bogota, Colombia)May 24, 2016
  • 2nd PIETRASANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Corti Tema Libero in Concorso, Lucca, Italy)May 27, 2016
  • PRATO FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione ShorTuscany, Italy)June 8, 2016
  • REFUGEE FILM FESTIVAL SCOTLAND (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)June 14, 2016
  • 11th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Section International Short films, Durban, South Africa)June 16, 2016
  • 3rd SANTA MARINELLA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 1, 2016
  • CERANO FILM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Corti Tema Libero, Concorso-Como, Italy)July 1, 2016
  • AD ARTE FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Cortometraggi in Concorso, Calcata, Italy)July 12, 2016
  • 5th VISIONI CORTE FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Cortofiction, Minturno, Italy)July 14, 2016
  • *BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR FICTION SHORT FILM*
    CONCORSO BREVI D’AUTORE FILM FESTIVAL (Short Competition, Montalto Uffugo (CS), Italy) July 14, 2016
  • CULTURE DEL MONDO FILM FESTIVAL (Finalisti concorso, Cuneo, Italy)July 14, 2016
  • 9th A CORTO DI DONNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Finalista Fiction, Pozzuoli, Italy)July 16, 2016
  • METROPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Matera, Italy)July 16, 2016
  • 14th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione World Children, San Vito dei Normanni, Italy)July 25, 2016
  • ESCAMONTAGE IFF (Official Selection, Lazio,Italy)July 25, 2016
  • 16th CINEMA DI FRONTIERA FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE (Section Con-corto concorso, Marzamemi, Italy)July 27, 2016
  • 17th MALESCORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalisti Concorso, Malesco, Italy)July 28, 2016
  • RIACE IN FESTIVAL (Sezione MIGRANTI, Riace,Italy)July 30, 2016
  • 19th CERVINO CINE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE (Official Selection, Aosta, Italy)July 30, 2016
  • 14th CINEMADAMARE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalisti Concorso, Italy)August 8, 2016
  • 16th INVENTA UN FILM (Finalisti concorso, Lenola, Italy)August 9, 2016
  • 20th FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PROVIDENCE, USA, OSCAR Academy & BAFTA Qualification) August 9, 2016
  • *BEST ACTOR EX AEQUO Riccardo SPECCHIO & ALBAN PAJOLLI*
    17th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (sezione Spazio Italia ,Pisticci, Italy) August 10, 2016
  • *BEST FOREIGN DRAMA SHORT FILM*
    INDIE GATHERING FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL (Foreign Drama Shorts, Ohio, USA)August 11, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    OFFICINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Festival Indipendente Di Foggia, Rocchetta Sant’Antonio, Italy) August 11, 2016
  • *TARGA PREMIO DELLA JURIA/ JURY PRICE*
    6th PALAGIANOINCORTO IFF (Concorso cortometraggi, sezione finalisti, Palagiano, Italy) August 12, 2016
  • THE WORLD CUP INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SHORT FILMS (Official Selection, Italy/ Lyon, France)August 15, 2016
  • *MIGLIOR REGIA/ BEST DIRECTOR*
    CORTI IN CANTINA (Rassegna del cinema breve lucano, Italy) August 19, 2016
  • 7th CORDOBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Competition, Monteria, Colombia)August 20, 2016
  • 5th OJO DE PESCADO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Valparaiso, Chile)August 20, 2016
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MONTANA USHUAIA SHH (International Short Film, Argentina)August 24, 2016
  • ECOFESTIVALPESIO (Finalisti, Chiusa di Pesio, Italy)August 25, 2016
  • 16th VIDEO LAB FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Corti Mediterranei, Ragusa, Italy)August 27, 2016
  • MIZZICA FILM FESTIVAL (Sezione Corti, Sicilia, Italy)August 27, 2016
  • 15th CLOROFILLA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grosseto, Italy)August 28, 2016
  • 11th RIVOLI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rivoli, Italy)September 15, 2016
  • 52th TANGIER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Shortfilm Competition, Tangier, Marocco)September 20, 2016
  • *BEST EDITING FOR FICTION SHORT FILM*
    CORTO E CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL (Finalisti concorso, Manfredonia, Italy) September 20, 2016
  • 11th UN FILM PER LA PACE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Udine, Italy)September 21, 2016
  • *BEST SHORTFILM SEGUSO D’ARGENTO*
    TERRA DI SIENA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Siena, Italy)September 28, 2016
  • 14thFESTIVAL DE CINE SOLIDARIO DE GUADALAJARA, FESCIGU SELECTION (Guadalajara)October 4, 2016
  • 13th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli, Italy)October 7, 2016
  • 6th ISFFC, THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)October 15, 2016
  • 5th METRICAMENTE CORTO IFF (Sezione Cortometraggi Fiction, Trebaseleghe, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 31th FESTIVAL EUROPEEN DU FILM COURT DE BREST(European Short Competition, Brest, France)November 8, 2016
  • * THE "ALEXANDRA MAICH MEMORIAL" AWARD FOR BEST NEW TALENT ACTRESS*
    THE BUDAFEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 15, 2016
  • 14th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film, Sofia, Bugaria)December 1, 2016
  • *PREMIO AFRODITE PER LA REGIA FEMMINILE*
    AFRODITE SHORTS (Casa del Cinema, Roma, Italy) December 5, 2016
  • SOLIDANDO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)December 8, 2016
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR*
    2nd TRANSILVANIA SHORTS (INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL) (Official Selection, Romania)March 15, 2017
  • *AWARD OF MERIT* *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN ACTING* *AWARD OF MERIT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY* **AWARD OF MERIT IN COSTUMING* *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION* *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN EDITING* *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC* *AWARD OF MERIT IN PRODUCTION* *AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN* *AWARD OF MERIT IN SCREENPLAY* *AWARD OF MERIT IN SOUND DESIGN*
    SOUTHERN SHORTS AWARD 2017 (Official Selection, Rosewell, Georgia, USA)March 22, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, TX, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 1st MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)May 17, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 7th EUROPEAN DAY FOR BORDER GUARDS CINEMA 2017 (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)June 12, 2017
  • 12th SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, California, USA)July 20, 2017
  • *NOMINATION IN BEST INT’L SHORT, BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER, BEST YOUNG TALENT ACTOR – RICCARDO SPECCHIO & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY* *AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FILMMAKER*
    2nd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (NRFF) (Official Selection, London, UK)August 17, 2017
  • 2nd NOTTINGHAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)October 6, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • 13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (“Panorama” Section, Yerevan, Armenia)November 7, 2017
  • 5th WOODPECKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, Delhi, India)November 9, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • 3rd CHRISTMAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 21, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Emanuela Ponzano, Simone Riccardini
Producer
Emanuela Ponzano, Andrea Leone
Director
Emanuela Ponzano
Director of Photography
Giuseppe Maio
Art Direction
Paki Meduri
Costume Design
Roberta Goretti
Sound
Marko Bove
Editor
Paolo Vanghetti
Sound Design
Mirko Perri
Music
Teho Teardo

Details

Running Time
19 mins
Shooting Format
HDCAM, 4K
Screening Format
16/9, DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Sound
Stereo, 5.1 DOLBY

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Emanuela Ponzano

www.compagniakaos.com
https://laslittablog.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/laslitta.thesled/

SALES AGENCY

Serge Abiaad

serge@ladistributrice.ca
http://www.ladistributrice.ca/