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… È UN PICCOLO PASSO (...ONE SMALL STEP)

Its objective is to promote young Italian video makers through a high profile event for all video and video art operators active on the national territory. The ultimate goal is to launch a new generation of technicians specialized in film making in Italy.

A first phase devoted to the short films, video art and video installation competition will be followed by the event “È un piccolo passo” (“One small step”). This festival includes, besides the screening of the selected works, a range of fringe training events that will give the festival a certain profile with the objective of enhancing the relationship between creativity and work.

The concept
È UN PICCOLO PASSO (ONE SMALL STEP)
40 years after the first man on the moon, dreams turn into projects.
Vicenza, 30-31 October 2009

In an extraordinary session of the United States of America Congress, on 25 May 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy announced a historical goal: "...I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish...” On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong sets his foot on the Moon, turning the dream of President Kennedy and of millions of Americans and in general of billions of people, into reality. And his words immediately went down to history: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”-

That one small step is the symbol of many more small steps that mankind has taken, often in silence, in the course of centuries.
Dreams often stay as dreams; but some times they develop into an idea and the idea into a goal and the goal into a project.
Forty years after the most famous small step ever, we look back at many other small steps that men turned into giant leaps for mankind.
Technology that makes dreams turn into projects is the main theme of the festival.
Inventions, hopes, myths and delusions by scientists, intellectuals, artists and dreamers: their common feature is turning a dream into an achievement.
Achievements are the offspring of applied technology, of progress and of innovation; however, without the drive of an absolute idea, they would maybe have never come to life.
Mankind dreamed of the Moon and science gave mankind the Moon.
But in the course of the centuries mankind has dreamed of flying, of communicating from great distance, of seeing in darkness. Many of these dreams are still left there, still ideas.

The main theme of the contest and of the two-day event is the knowledge that the powers of every human being (taking “small steps” and dreaming giant leaps) have been and probably will be supported more and more by science. Telling through images the great story of the opportunities of mankind.

LINKS TO DEDICATED WEBSITES
http://www.informagiovani.vi.it
http://www.eunpiccolopasso.it/