Article cover: first event poster. Made by Francesca Nathalie Trentadue and Marco Balestri.

Amarcort Film Festival, founder of Short is Worth, organizes every year since 2015 an event called Giro del Mondo in 80 Corti (Around the World in 80 Short Films): it is a monthly event which brings the audience on a tour around the world in short films. The audience votes their favorite film each month and then, during the last ‘stage’ of the tour, all the winners from the past months compete to be the most liked of the year.

Every year has a ‘travel theme’: they went from cruise ship to train, but this year the journey is a little lighter and the tour will be done by a marble ball, “finger-powered”, like the game children used to play on the beach in the past.

This year, due to the Covid-19 situation, the ‘Giro’ was shorter and only occurred in June, July, August and September, as a Mini-Giro in 40 short films. To have the right amount of finalists for the grand finale in December, each month the picked winners were two.

Here is the list of the films that will ‘battle’ again for the Audience Most Loved in December.

Finalists

  • Old Hen by Todd Gordon (USA)
  • Iron Me by Ivan Rabbiosi (France)
  • Invisible by Thomas Scohy (France)
  • White Eye by Tomer Shushan (Israel)
  • Maradona’s Legs by Firas Khoury (Germany)
  • Uonted! by Daniele Bonarini (Italy)
  • La Mostra by Federico Russotto (Italy)
  • Talent by Oleg Ageychev (Russia)