In a year where the word “normal” seems a distant memory, filmmaker and architect Silvia Susanna examines what the idea of normalcy means in her short film Normality. The short, 3-minute film is set to screen at this year’s Nòt Film Fest.
Silvia Susanna works in the field of Architecture and Design as a project designer, assistant curator, and independent researcher in Italy and abroad. Her practice is focusing primarily on projects that are questioning established assumptions of the built environment. Her work has been part of important architecture and design exhibitions in Venice (La Biennale di Venezia, Architettura 2016), Ljubljana (BIO50, 2014), Vienna (VDW, 2018), Oslo (Triennale, 2019), Basel (DW, 2017) and Milan (Atelier Clerici, 2014).
This year, Susanna took NYFA’s 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop, which resulted in her short film Normality, an examination on the meaning of what it means to feel normal or what is considered normal. The film was shot in 8 hours, a couple of days before the New York lock-down when security measures were gradually transforming daily life.
The film will be screening at this year’s Nòt Film Fest, an independent Italian film festival with an international flair, dedicated to innovation, inclusion, and gender equality. The festival will feature 118 films, from 35 countries, for a total of two thousand minutes of screenings.
The jury is composed of international festival founders (Peter Baxter, Sandra Lipski, Vjosa Berisha, and Fatos Berisha), emerging talents of Italian cinema (NYFA alum Stefano Cipani, Luca Severi, Anna Pennella, and Mauro Russo), and established professionals in the fields of entertainment and communication (Lavinia Guglielman, Mario Fanizzi, Roberto Naccari, and Luca Scarcella).
New York Film Academy congratulates NYFA alum, Silvia Susanna, on her achievement and looks forward to seeing what comes next from the talented alum.
Director: Silvia Susanna
Writer: Silvia Susanna
Director of Photography: Silvia Susanna
First Camera Assistant: Simone Montacci
Second Camera Assistant: Gabriele Camilli
Original Music: Giuseppe Canegiallo
Subtitles: Sara Aoun, Katia Abi Gerges, Faye Yue
Special Thanks: Thomas Barnes, Eleonora Amianto