Rome City Libraries, in collaboration with the Italian Library Association (AIB), Lazio regional chapter, organizes a screening of the 17 short films selected to compete for the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award 2017.

The film screening will be introduced by Chiara De Vecchis (AIB Sezione Lazio), and by Corrado Di Tillio (IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries). Giovanna Scatena, author of the winning film, will be present for a short Q&A.

The short films, although different in format, show what a public library is today in various parts of the world. The titles are:
Laboratorio abierto (Buenos Aires)
Welcome to the Learning Space (Canada Bay, Sydney)
Fumo Family Library Community Poem (Philadelphia)
Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library (Yarra, Melbourne)
La ruta de les paraules (Barcelona)
Profumo di latte, di musica e parole (Rome)
Knihovníkův Den (Prague)
Central Library 2017 (Helsinki)
BiblioCurts (Barcelona)
Roald Dahl Magic Night (Scandicci, Florence)
The Free Library in a Day (Philadelphia)
Bremen City Library – Bremen Diversity Award (Bremen)
The Library on the Move (Zagreb)
I’ll be a While (Brno)
Booka’s Yarra Yarns (Yarra, Melbourne)
HelMet goes Ropecon (Helsinki)
Halifax Public Libraries (Halifax)
The films (total length: about 70 mins.) have English subtitles.

The film screening will be introduced by the trailer of Ex Libris – The New York Library by Frederick Wiseman, presented at the 74th Venice International Film Festival and scheduled to be projected in Italian cinemas in April 23-25.

The event is free to all. 

Time: 5.30 pm. Address: via Monte Ruggero, 39 – Rome, Italy 

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