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 25th - 27th, 2021


Alejandro Pérez Serrano, Alejandro Alonso Estrella
Cuba / 2021 / 0:50:00


Cities do not repeat themselves; they transmute. Some cities are created by philosophical ideas. The lively city portrayed in TERRANOVA is made of reflections, memories of other cities, and visions of the future. It has a certain solemnity in its soundscape, without losing those strong sounds that make it unique. This particular universe that has been brought together contains many magical scenes that are filmed through a camera obscura.


A Scream in the Void
Un cri dans le vide
Luyckx Jonas
Belgium /2021 / 0:12:26


A film like a scream behind my computer. Stay safe they say. Confined, stuck in the pain of a world that I can only see through the screen. I almost forgot that we could be together to refuse this model sold by express parcel, delivered in our boxes in one day to make our life easier.


Time Perspective
Line Klungseth Johansen
Norway / 2020 / 0:03:00


Time perspective theory is the idea that our perception of time influences our emotions, perceptions and actions. Time perspective models break down time into chronological categories, such as: Past. Present. Future.



Emmanuel Fraisse
France / 2021 / 0:33:29


While an unprecedented cataclysm leads to the evacuation of Japan, Lyra plunges into her memories. Who was Rey, the fascinating girl she followed all across the country? Why was she obsessed with the myth of Atlantis, the civilization punished by the gods 10,000 years ago? And most importantly: why did she too suddenly disappear too?


Stefanie Sixt
Germany / 2020 / 0:04:34


"Bluetopia" illustrates a distance place of longing, an utopia open to everybody. It is the manifestation of „Yesterday the world was in order“ and „It´s all gonna be fine soon“, a timeless, protected space, free from rejection and condemnation - floating. The movie shows an animated collage of landscape photographs, taken by the Video Artist Stefanie Sixt at a magical place in the mountains of south Germany. The movie is an hommage to this gorgeous place, to nature itself which is so much more powerful than we are. Human do push their boundaries pretty soon spending time in the mountains. A return of the essentials, a relativization of the proportionally importance of things in life. Humbleness becomes real. The animation appears like a composition of cut outs in a foggy atmosphere - an animated set arranged as an abstract artistic landscape and space complex, inviting to daydream, to let go. It is a hommage to the pure beauty of nature. Just by rearrangement the wellknown, almost traditional turns into something abstract, reveals itself as something totally new. Markus Mehr approaches the topic from a critical perspective. In an ecologically and economically completely unleashed modern age, in which urban society is largely responsible for the extinction of species, land grazing, the completely unsparing exploitation of land and water, the return to what we call "nature" could mean a silver lining on the CO2-impregnated horizon. Bluetopia starts dissonantly, melancholically, without clearly defined structures and transforms itself in the further course to a composition full of grace. The orchestral dissolution of the piece suggests a supposed perfection, a harmonic exuberance that contradicts the previous one. On a fragile surface, blurred and distorted motifs are reflected in a sound biotope full of melancholy.