Corti a Ponte is an international festival of short films, characterized by an approach devoted to education in film art and the active involvement of the public of all ages and social groups.
The festival is unique in Italy for the presence of a large international section dedicated to children and young people, with projections of short films made by children and young people from all over the world selected for quality and cultural value.
The festival also features two innovative competitions, mainly aimed at young people:
Corti a Ponte collaborates with schools, supporting them in didactic innovation, in the education to the critical use of new technologies and media.
Thanks to the openings to the institutions of the third sector allowed by the reform of the school, today the Festival is officially the Modigliani Art School of Padua and the Comprehensive Institute of Ponte San Nicolò, engaged in the promotion of study, historical-critical knowledge, practice, fruition and conscious exchange of cinema. (D.Lgs.13 / 04/17 No. 60)
From 2018 the collaboration of the MIUR-Territorial Scholastic Office of Padua allowed to reach all the schools of the province.
The festival participates in the international debate on cinema education and is in dialogue with various international associations and festivals operating in this field.
They are official partners of the festival:
Corti a Ponte takes place in places without architectural barriers. The voting cards yes
adapt to different skills. There are activities of film criticism for the blind, focused on the sound aspects of the cinema.
In preparation for the event, which takes place within the second week of May, during the year the Association “Corti a Ponte” ETS organizes courses, workshops, exhibitions that help the public to get closer to the cinema. The Association also collaborates with other associations of the territory within various cultural initiatives or social interests.