Very happy to announce that my award-winning short documentary film GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance has been named an official selection (and will make it’s Italian premiere) of the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte in Milan, Italy. The festival, now in its 15th year, opens this week in Milan, Italy and runs from this Wednesday the 5th until the 8th. Our film will close out the festival on the evening of October 8th.
The Festival collects movies that celebrate the universal language of cinema and art; the different expressions of art that describe a period, interpret an artist’s world, or draw an artistic-aesthetic portrait. Art and cinema as social occasions for growth, evasion, historical and sociological study. The festival features four days of screenings, special events, and meetings with guests from the entertainment world and culture.
It’s a shame I wasn’t able to attend the festival personally but I am extremely honored to have my film screened at such a prestigious festival such as this one. If you happen to find yourself in Milan, stop by and check out the great films. Here’s the trailer for the festival…
GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance, a film I directed, shot and edited, was filmed in the Bronx, New York City, back in the summer of 2014 and tells the story of J. “SinXero” Beltran, Founder & Creative Director of TAG Public Arts Project. With the help of some of the world’s top street artists, SinXero’s mission of “Enhancing The Visual Landscape of Urban Communities with Art” is becoming a reality in the birthplace of graffiti, The Bronx. The film won the Best Street Art Film award at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film made its NYC premiere at the 2016 Bronx International Film Festival and has also screened at film festivals in Spain, Sweden, Albania, Turkey, Mexico, Chile, Scotland, Romania, Colombia, India, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and now Italy.