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To A God Unknown (2020)

“To a God Unknown” is a journey within some poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck. To join each other are primordial elements such as the water, blood, fire, love and God. A deeper reading key sug... read more

Completed On: 28 Jan, 2020

Duration: 8 min 50 sec

Genres: Short

Country: Italy

Director: Samantha Casella

Submitted By: Samantha Casella

To A God Unknown Poster
“To a God Unknown” is a journey within some poetic verses by Sergey Esenin and Arthur Rimbaud intertwining with a novel by John Steinbeck.
To join each other are primordial elements such as the water, blood, fire, love and God.
A deeper reading key suggests that the three chapters deals the theme of ritual sacrifice in honor of love, God and sacredness.
The “time" is the matrix of the human life in the world.
But if the time blend himself with the divine, every clocks is annihilated.
  • Directors
    Samantha Casella
  • Producers
    The Wild Bunch
  • Writers
    Samantha Casella
  • Film Type
    Short
  • Genres
    Experimental, Surreal, Drama
  • Runtime
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date
    28 Jan, 2020
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
    Italy
  • Country of Filming
    United States
  • Film Language
    English, Russian, French
  • Shooting Format
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS
United States
New York
09/05/2021
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ROSS
India
Port Blair
09/01/2021
Best Experimental Short Film / Best Director

GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
United States
New York
08/30/2021
Best Experimental Short Film / Best Female Director

VETRIYUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Vetriyur
08/15/2021
Best Women’s Short Film

CHAPLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
08/12/2021
Best Experimental Short Film / Best Female Director

CHOZHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
08/10/2021
Best Experimental Short Film

TEMPLE TOWER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Kayaodai
08/10/2021
Special Jury Award Best Experimental Short Film

PSYCHO FILM FESTIVAL
Spain
Barcellona
08/01/2021
Best Picture

EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Spain
Barcellona
07/31/2021
Best Picture

SOUTH AMERICA AWARDS
Brazil
San Paolo
07/30/2021
Best Production Design

AIYAN FILM AWARDS
India
Chennai
07/28/2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Female Director International Short

WONDERLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Australia
Sydney
07/27/2021
Best Experimental Short

SENTINAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Portblair
07/27/2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Film On Women Short Film - Best Female Director

BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BIMIFF
Brazil
Rio De Janeiro
07/25/2021
Best Experimental Film of the Season 2020 / 2021

LIGHT AND SHADOW FILM FESTIVAL
India
Kolkota
07/25/2021
Best Expermental Film - Best Documentary - Best Director - Best Writer - Best Cinematography - Best Editing - Best Special Effect

UNIVERSAL FILM AWARDS
India
Mumbai
07/25/2021
Best Short

GOLDEN PEACOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (60)
India
Portblair
07/20/2021
Best Experimental Short - Special Jury Award Best Women’s Film

MALAIKANDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
India
Malakabdan
07/20/2021
Best Women’s Short Film - Best Film On Women Short Film - Best Female Director

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL ART FILM FESTIVAL
Greece
Atene
07/10/2021
Honorable Mention

VALPARAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Gandhipuram
07/07/2021
Best Women's Short Film - Best Film On Women Short Film

ROYAL SOCIETY OF TELEVISION & MOTION PICTURE AWARD
India
West Bengal
07/01/2021
Best Experimental Film

ROTTERDAM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Netherlands
Rotterdam
06/20/2021
Best Experimental Short

FESTIVAL DE INDIE
India
Chennai
06/20/2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Director - Best Concept

GOLDEN SWAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
06/19/2021
Best Experimental Short

POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
06/15/2021
Best Experimental Short

INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA
India
Chennai
06/12/2021
Best Experimental Film

HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Port Blair
06/12/2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film - Best Director for Short Film - Special Jury Award

HIGH TATRAS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
Slovenia
Dolný Smokovec
06/12/2021
Honorable Mention

24 HOURS FILM FESTIVAL
United States
New York
06/09/2021
Best Narrative Short Film of the Year - Best Female Director of the Year - Best Experimental Film - Best Editing - Special Jury Award

CINESTESYA FILM FESTIVAL
Portugal
Lisbona
06/06/2021
Best Script

HODU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Pochiderry
06/06/2021
Best Experimental Short Film - Best Women’s Short Film

COOPER AWARDS
Russia
Mosow
06/05/2021
Best Short Film Director

MERCURIO SHORT FILM AWARDS
United States
Nre York
06/05/2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Director of Experimental Film

GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Adaman Nicobar
06/05/2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Female Director International Short

GANGTOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Pondicherry
06/01/2021
Outstanding Achievement Award

MEDUSA FILM FESTIVAL
United States
Los Angeles
05/31/2021
Best Short

WEEKLY ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
India
Hyderabad
05/31/2021
Best Narrative Short

PERAK CAVE INTERNATIONAL CINE CARNIVAL
Malaysia
Perak
05/30/2021
Best Experimental Short

BLACK SWAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Kolkata
05/27/2021
Best Experimental Film

SASEE FILM AWARDS
India
Kottaiyur
05/14/2021
Best Women’s Short Film

MIAMI INDIE FILM AWARDS
United States
Miami
05/12/2021
Best Experimental Short

VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST
India
Kolkota
05/08/2021
Outstanding Achievement Award - Outstanding Achievement Award Women's Film

SILVER MASK LIVE FESTIVAL
United States
Los Angeles
05/01/2021
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short

FULL SHOT CINE MAG FEST
United States
New York
04/28/2021
Honorable Mention

SCREEN POWER FILM FESTIVAL
United Kingdom
London
04/27/2021
Honorable Mention

MOKKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Aveva Nagar
04/06/2021
Best Experimental - Best Inspirational - Best Concept

CINEPHILIPA MOTION PICTURE FESTIVAL
Spain
Conil de la Drontera
04/01/2021
Best Experimental Short

EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL
Spain
Barcelona
03/31/2021
Best Surreal Film

KRIMSON HORYZON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Kolkata
03/31/2021
Best Experimental Short

AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
United States
Austin
03/31/2021
Best Experimental Short

ADIFF - ACTOR & DIRECTOR AWARDS
Russia
Saint Petersburg
03/29/2021
Honorable Mention

GOLD STAR MOVIE AWARD
United States
Newark
03/10/2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Women’s Short

CRITICS REVIEW ONLINE FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
03/10/2021
Best Experimental Short

MAKE ART NOT FEAR FILM FESTIVAL
Portugal
Porto
03/07/2021
Best Poetry

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD
United States
New York
03/04/2021
Best Experimental Short

HONG KONG INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
03/01/2021
Best Experimental Short

VIP FESTIVAL
Spain
Madrid
02/28/2021
Best Editing

RIMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Brazil
Rio De Janeiro
02/10/2021
Best Poster

AFLEMHA ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Egypt
Giza
02/04/2021
Best Film Award

CULT MOVIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Iran
Teheran
01/31/2021
Best Short Experimental

SUPERSHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Spain
Barcelona
01/28/2021
Bst Script

GAROA AWARDS
Brazil
San Paolo
01/24/2021
Best Experimental Film

GHUM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
West Bengal
01/18/2021
Best Experimental Film

CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARD
India
West Bengal
01/16/2021
Best Experimental Film

ROSEBUD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Sailt Lake
01/15/2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film

VINDHHYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Sidhi
01/11/2021
Best Director Short Film

ROMA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Italy
Rome
12/31/2020
Honorable Mention

GIMFA INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS
Brazil
Curitba
12/31/2020
Best Director of Experimental Film - Best Poster

NIAGARA FALLS INDIE FESTIVAL
United States
Niagara Falls
12/31/2020
Best Female Directing

INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Pondicherry
12/27/2020
Best Women's Short Film - Best Female Director International Short Film - Special Jury Best International Short Film

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR
India
Andaman
12/25/2020
Special Jury Award Best Experimental Short - Best Women's Short Film

GOLDEN SPARROW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Sirkali
12/25/2020
Best Women’s Short Film - Special Jury Award

URAVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tamil Nadu
12/01/2020
Best Women's Film - Best Female Director - People's Choice Award

PORT BLAIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Port Blair
11/15/2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Women's Short

FILMARTE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Portugal
Porto
10/25/2020
Best Filmarte Short

GOLDEN WHEAT AWARDS
Turkey
Istanbul
10/20/2020
Best Jury Award

BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
10/20/2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director

BERLIN UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Germany
Berlin
10/17/2020
Best Female Director (Banksy Deadline)

CYRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Canada
Toronto
09/19/2020
Best Female Director

PHOENIX SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
United States
Phoenix
09/05/2020
Honorable Mention Best Short

BRIDGE FEST
Canada
Vancouver
09/01/2020
Best Short

TWILIGHT TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL
Japan
Tokyo
08/31/2020
Best Short Film - Best Women’s Film

THE BEST FILM FESTIVAL
Spain
Barcellona
08/31/2020
Best Surreal Film

HOLY GRAIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Israel
Gerusalemme
08/24/2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director

REDWOOD SHORT & SCRIPT
United States
Sunnyvale
08/24/2020
Judge's Special Mention

VIDEOCORTO NETTUNO
Italy
Nettuno
08/23/2020
Best Music Short

NEW CINEMA LISBON FILM FESTIVAL
Portugal
Lisbon
08/18/2020
Best Inspirational Film

INDUS RIVER INTERNATIONAL CINEFEST
India
Gahan
08/18/2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director

MONT BLANC INTERNATIONAL FILM FETIVAL
France
Paris
08/18/2020
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film

TORONTO FILM MAGAZINE FEST
Canada
Toronto
08/12/2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director Music Short

SCREEN POWER FILM FESTIVAL
United Kingdom
London
08/05/2020
Best Cinematography - Best Sound Design

LA SUN FILM FEST
United States
Los Angeles
08/04/2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director Music Short

ACCORD CINE FEST
On Line Event
08/03/2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director Music Short

LA INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
United States
Los Angeles
08/01/2020
Best Director

ONYKO FILMS AWARDS
On Line Event
07/30/2020
Best Cinematography

YOUR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
On Line Event
07/28/2020
Best Short Film

ONE-REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION
United States
Los Angeles
07/26/2020
Award of Merit: Best Short Film

METROPOLITAN FILM FESTIVAL NYC
United States
New York
07/20/2020
Best Experimental Short

MONTHLY ONLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Tiripur
06/24/2020
Best Short Documentary Film

BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
India
Chennai
06/13/2020
Best Women’s Short

TORONTO SHORT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
Canada
Toronto
06/01/2020
Best International Short

AFTER HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
United States
05/25/2020
Jury's Choice

KOSICE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
Kosice
05/11/2020
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short Film - Best Sound Design

MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARDS
Canada
Montreal
05/01/2020
Best Experimental Short

HOLLYWOOD BLOOD HORROR FESTIVAL
United States
Los Angeles
03/01/2020
Best Action / Adventure Short

ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION
United States
La Jolla
Award of Merit: Film Short - Award of Merit: Women Filmmakers

INDIE SHORT FEST - LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
United States
Los Angeles
Nomination Best Experimental Short - Nomination Best Female Director

INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
United States
Encino
Best Narrative Short

GLOBAL SHORTS
United States
Los Angeles
Honorable Mention Best Short

PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Prague
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short

GLOBAL MOUNTHLY ONLINE FILM COMPETITION
On Line Event
Best Experimental Short - Best Women Director - Best Music Short

Director's Biography

Samantha Casella (born October 1, 1981) is an Italian filmmaker and screenwriter.
Born in Faenza to a middle-class family, Samantha Casella studied at Alessandro Baricco's Holden School and at the the Immagina School of Cinema in Florence.
She began to take her first steps into the world of cinema directing the short film "Juliette", which received a total of 19 awards, including two awards at the "Massimo Troisi European Award".
In the following years she showed her versatile style alternating at the creation of short films, documentaries and video clips.
The cinematographic path of those years, has seen her as author of short films presented in various international festivals such as "Interrupted Silences" with Raffaella Ponzo,”Iris” with Elisabetta Rocchetti and Ágape with Marina Rocco and Paolo Stella.
In 2006 she has also wrote and directed "Giro di Giostra", presented during the Mostra internazionale d'arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2006, in the Venice Film Meeting section.
About documentaries, her most important works can be considered "Mediterraneo", presented at the Venice Biennale and centered on the figure of the famous sculptor Giuseppe Spagnulo, "Il West Secondo Civitelli" on the well-known cartoonist of Tex Willer, "Via Crucis al Pantheon" which documents the work processes of the Via Crucis created by the sculptor Federico Severino and located on 11 September 2010 in the Pantheon in Rome, and "Autoritratto con Papa", testimony to a gift consisting of a work by Gianni Bubani and a poem by Davide Rondoni dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI.
In 2019 she returned to directing another short: "I Am Banksy" with Marco Iannitello, Caterina Silva and Diego Verdegiglio.
In addition to being distributed in theaters in Los Angeles through Fourwalled; "I Am Banksy" won Best International Short at the Golden State Film Festival, Best Mystery Short at the Olympus Film Festival, Best Foreign Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, Best International Short at the Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Award and Best International Short at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival; all organized in Los Angeles County.
Samantha Casella has also won Best Female Director Awards at the Cinemagic Film Festival and the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Overall, the short film has so far totaled 13 awards.
Influenced by the pictorial world, Samantha Casella's directing style leads her to prefer stories crossed by a deep surreal atmosphere, in which the unconscious dimension has a predominant value.
Often she has been defined as a visionary director (https://www.lifeandpeople.it/samantha-casella-una-regista-visionaria/) projected to investigate the dark side that resides in the heart and mind of her characters.

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