Faded Memories

Vito has been undergoing therapy for mental disorders for some time but he continually hears a voice and has visual hallucinations. Realizing the uselessness of drugs, Vito acquires a new self-awareness: he understands what appears crazy to others is nothing more than an integral part of his life or at least of his past.

  • Valentina Galdi
  • Valentina Galdi
  • The Gladiator Company
  • Gianni D'Amato
    Key Cast
  • Alessia Petrone
    Key Cast
    "Vision girl"
  • Antonio Moscatiello
    Key Cast
    "Vito's friend"
  • Vincenzo Giannone
    Director of Photography
  • Giovanni Rocco
    Camera/Post-production video
  • Vincenzo Giannone
    Camera/Post-production video
  • Giuseppe D'Antuono
    Camera/Post-production video
  • Valentina Galdi
    Camera/Post-production video
  • Gaetano Antonucci
  • Emanuele Rocco
  • Man Tau
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Memorie Sbiadite
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2020
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    0 EUR
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  • Salerno in CORTOcircuito 2020

    Official Selection
  • New Normal International Film Festival 2020 November Edition

    Winner Best Drama Film
  • 1st Independent Asia-Pacific International Film Festival 2020

    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Global Network Pinewood Studios/Online

    Official Selection
  • Cinemaking International Film Award 2020 (CIFA)

    Award Winner
  • Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020 (CIFF)

    Special Mention
  • New Generation Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Gandhara Independent Film Festival - 'Mental Health' Theme

    Official Selection
  • Indian International Film Factory Fest 2020 Thane

    Winner 2nd Best Short Film
  • 7 Colors Australian Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Caravan Film Festival

    Honorable International Partecipation
  • Cinephilia Flair International Film Festival

    Winner Audience Choice Award
  • Khamrabu International Short Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • DGIFF The Digital Gate International Film Festival

    Winner Organizing Authority Award
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù

  • Reels International Short Film Festival

    Winner 2nd Best Female Director
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival

    Semi-finalist Best Female Director
  • Make Art Not Fear Short Film Festival

    Winner Best MANF Audience
  • Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival

    Official Selection (in progress)
  • Super Indie Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Winner Best Cinematography - March 21
  • Greatasianworldcinema International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Luna Lumen Film Festival

  • 7thArt Independent International Film Festival

    Winner Award of Merit
  • Screen Power Film Festival

    Honorable Mention
  • Global Monthly Online Film Competition

    Official Selection
  • Bangalore International Short Film Awards

    Winner Best Experimental Film
  • Vienna International Film Awards

    Official Selection Best Female Director
  • Dreamer's Short Film Festival

    Winner Best Drama/Best Director/Best Actor/Best Cinematography - February 21
  • OTB | Only The Best Film Awards

  • Couch Film Festival

    Nomination Best Drama | Semi-Finalist
  • Continental Film Awards

    Finalist Best European Short Film/Best European Woman Director
  • AmiCorti Film Festival

    Official Selection (in progress)
  • Pixels GARAGE Awards of Excellence

    Winner Best Narrative Short Award
  • Mumbai International Short Film Awards

    Official Selection
  • Gralha International Monthly Film Awards

    Winner Best Female Director Award
  • Vesuvius International Film Fest

    Official Selection
  • BIMIFF Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival

    Nominee Best Director/Best Screenplay
  • Cannes World Film Festival

  • Changing Face International Film Festival

  • Andromeda Film Festival

    Winner People's Favorite Award
  • Thessaloniki Free Short Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Havelock International Film Festival

    Winner Best Film on Women - Short Film directed by Women Award
  • SSFP Film Festival

    Official Selection (in progress)
  • Scene Awards

  • Garoa Awards - Monthly Film Festival of São Paulo

  • Dubai Film Awards

    Official Selection
  • Indian Star International Short Film Festival 2021

    Official Selection
  • Mallu Film Market

    Official Selection (in progress)
  • Rome International Movie Awards

    Winner Honorable Mention
  • Blackboard International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Durgapur International Short Film Festival

    Winner Best Film (Foreign) Award/Best Actor (Foreign) Award
  • Fresco International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • TATVA 2021 Digital Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • 3rd Free Independent Film Weekend

    Official Selection
  • Cinestesya Festival

    Winner Best Cinematography Award/Nominee Best Short & Best Soundtrack
  • Paradise Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Short International Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Iconic Short Film Awards

    Official Selection
  • Cult Cinema Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • HIIFF - Heart international italian film festival

  • Directors Cut Int'l Film Festival

    Semi-finalist (in progress)
  • South America Awards

  • Art Gallery Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Rameshwaram International Film Festival

    Winner Special Jury Award
  • FFTG Awards

    Nominee Best Director Award
  • RIMA Awards

  • 4theatre

    Official Selection
  • Global Youth. Film Festival Bangladesh

    Official Selection

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Valentina Galdi

Valentina Galdi was born in Battipaglia (SA) on 17th, January 1995. She attended the Commercial Technical Institute and completed her studies with top marks. She graduated in Economics and Business Management and then he achieved a 1st Level Master Degree in Marketing Management dealing with the topic of "Cinematographic Marketing" in both final papers.
She took her first steps in Arts in 2015/2016 with the foundation of an independent film production company called "The Gladiator Company".

In the meantime she achieved different courses:
- in scriptwriting with Dominick Tambasco;
- in assistant directing with Gianluca Fabrizio;
- a theatre workshop with Matteo Salsano and Chiara De Vita;
- in techniques of audiovisual representation with Alessandro De Filippo.

She also wrote a screenplay for a professional awarded short film in Italy ("Usura", 2019) and a theatrical monologue for "At The Root Theatre " in Scotland ("Superheroes", 2020).
Her last written and directed short film called "Memorie Sbiadite" (Faded Memories) won many awards at festivals around the world, also collecting awards for directing.

In December 2021 she won the "Il Vince" Award at the 9th Edition of Premio Vincenzo Crocitti International in Rome as newcomer scriptwriter and director.

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Director Statement

MEMORIE SBIADITE (FADED MEMORIES) represents a starting point to think about the way of understanding the "voice in mind" phenomenon. The idea was born after reading a discussion on an online forum, in which a concrete case of a woman constantly at the mercy of a voice was analyzed by two strands of thought. The first was related to the common idea to think the voice as a pathology to be treated with the help of drugs and / or specialists. The other was more inclined to conversation with the hypothetical entity to get rid of it in a simple way.
The short film romances them both, showing as a boy under therapy can't get rid of a voice and a vision just with the help of drugs because they probably belong to his (past) life.
It is a different way to see the mental phenomenon...in a different way to make cinema.