Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
International Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino

18° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino (4° Editione) - March 24th - 28th, 2021




March 26th - 28th, 2021


Super - Soup
Iacopo Fulgi, Valerio Maggi
Italy / 2020 / / 0:06:45

Ms. Yoonrye, cook at the 7th Twins boutique in Gwacheon, South Korea, revitalizes her small business with a new soup recipe and an original advertising campaign.


Under the North Sea
Federico Barni, Alberto Allica
United Kingdom, England / 2020 / 0:17:59


One kilometer underneath the North Yorkshire coast, salt miners and research scientists work side by side at the edge of the biosphere. A young woman finds a new future in the darkness of this extreme world.



Flying Low
Volando bajo
Elkin Calderón Guevar, Diego Piñeros García
Colombia / 2020 / 0:24:00


"Flying Low" is a spatio-temporal journey inside of a DC3 aeroplane, in which different historical and dream episodes are narrated from a singular voice. These old surviving aircraft from the Second World War are still used daily throughout the Colombian flatlands and jungles, and they are essential in reaching remote and inhospitable areas abandoned by the State. A trip with unusual stories and aerial reflections that passes through different places, landscapes, visions and perspectives, until reaching the boarding and meeting of an unexpected passenger. The obsolete machine is witness to a physical and temporary suspension in the always imminent shadow of the accident. Nature and dilapidated aircraft confront their destiny, hybridize and combine. Suspension in time and resistance to the processes of modernization and progress are the ellipse of this story. Long live the DC3



Without a Scratch
Samantha Farinella
USA / 2019 / 0:19:08


"Without a Scratch" is an experimental short documentary that takes the viewer on the journey of the queer filmmaker’s experience with a pituitary tumor, exploring the interconnectedness and complexity of healing, memory and love.


Human Applications
Marina Landia
United Kingdom / 2020 / 0:14:00


Are the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence worthy of our fear or celebration as we stride into a more technologically reliant future? Human Applications is an art film reflecting on the algorithmic patterns and architectures behind biological and artificial intelligence. MareNostrum 4, the supercomputer harboured underneath a deconsecrated chapel in Barcelona, provides the perfect backdrop to Human Application’s opening sequence. In the 19th century, when the church was erected, western societies broadly believed we were originated and governed by a single, divine creator. In the final sequence we meet our protagonists, a real computer scientist and his two humanoid AI agents (played by actors) in God’s house. They are the conduits for our exploration of a paradoxical world in which it is humans, not God, playing the role of divine creator. But will our creation, Artificial Intelligence, eventually come to govern us? And does this necessarily have to be a bad thing? Human intelligence, the highest form of biological intelligence emerged with a pre-programmed survival algorithm at its core. Driven by this remarkable mechanism, cognitive circuits generating emotions and reasoning also began to evolve in the human brain. All human behaviour: goals, values, even our concept of purpose in life, are a product of this unique and hard-wired algorithm. Artificial Intelligence, by comparison, has the very opposite of primal and evolutionary foundation. With inbuilt vast memory and fast processing abilities, it learns to emulate human thinking in order to serve human goals. It is a serving agent by design. As we enter the future where humans and AI agents will cooperate closely on daily basis, will the border line between them blur or even disappear? Dialogs are based on interviews with prominent voices in the field of AI (including Chris Boos, (CEO of Arago), Prof. Stuart Russel and Prof. Kevin Warwick (Professor of Robotics and the first ever self-professed human cyborg.