BFM 33 Preview at Cartoni animati in corsia al cinema!

14 January
Nuovo Eden – Brescia

Bergamo Film Meeting renews its collaboration with Associazione Avisco – Audiovisivo Scolastico: january 14 at Cinema Nuovo Eden in Brescia (5:30pm and 8:30pm), a double appointment with “Cartoni animati in corsia al CINEMA!“, an initiative dedicated to animated films made by children from the wards of the Brescia Children’s Hospital.

After months of passionate work, the films made by the little patients of the Brescia Children’s Hospital as part of the CARTONI ANIMATI IN CORSIA project, will land on the big screen. The 9 films produced will be presented along with a documentation video illustrating the various workshop activities.

Many stories, some very short, were invented and immediately turned into cartoon; others were inspired instead by nursery rhymes that the young filmmakers have made their own realizing the characters, creating the animations and recording the text.

The film

During the evening, in addition to the works of the young authors from the Children’s Hospital, Duel, an animated short by Czech director Pavel Koutský, will be screened as a teaser of Bergamo Film Meeting 2015 (March 7-15).

Inspired by Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice, respecting the rights and dignity of the other people “, the film shows how, through a funnel attached to the head, a child receives a mass of carefully selected information to make him a model citizen. Crescendo will rebel against any form of censorship to be able to choose for himself what is best for him.

The project

Cartoons in wards is a project by Avisco Association in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Brescia and it consists in offering to hospitalized children and youngsters, the opportunity to attend animation workshops in order to create their own cartoon using stop motion technique.
The Bill of rights of little girls and boys in hospital establishes that every sick child or adolescent has the right to receive an education. Furthermore, it is important and desirable to offer them the opportunity to attend non-formal education courses to bring them closer to art and culture, also using new technologies.
The audiovisual workshop is structured in order to create a exciting work area that can bring out the potentiality of young people through experiences designed to increase self-esteem, operating and expressive success and personal gratification.

Pediatric departments involved in the project

  • Surgery
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatry

Specific goals

  • Encourage through the workshop experience, a serene and active attitude that contributes to a faster healing, or at least, can support the course of the disease.
  • Facilitate the process of symbolization linked to the chilldren’ story and their inner world through the use of technological tools integrated into a path of artistic practice.
  • Fill the gap of proposals with high technological content, offering patients the opportunity to use the audiovisual language and the new technologies to stimulate a conscious and creative relationship with the television and the massmedia information.
  • Increase and diversify the activities offered both during summer school break and during the school year in hospital, conceived also as a resource for teachers and educators.
  • Provide opportunities for socialization that allow patients to meet, play and confront each other.
  • Diffuse and value the results of the workshop not only within the hospital, but also in the local community, in town and at a national and international level.

Please check our Flickr page to see some stills from the wards workshops and our Vimeo channel to see some animations and backstage videos



Free entrance fee. The reservation is required: send an email at [email protected] or call 030 4199398 or 349 7938518, specifying at which of the two projections you would like to participate.

At 8PM a cocktail by Associazione Nonsolonoi of Rezzato and Bollicine Franciacorta from Cooperativa Sociale Cascina Clarabella.