Roman Holiday _ VWacanze Romane | Corona disaster Rome trip | 1st Festa, The films nominated.

It’s a film that we would like to pay attention to the background that it was shot during the corona disaster.


The films nominated for the 1st International Auto Film Festa are introduced in order of application. This time, “Roman Holiday _ VWacanze Romane”—entry from Italy. Directed by Werther Germondari.



A tour movie in which a VW bus miniature car travels around famous places in Rome, Italy. The work is described as “Trailer of a non existing movie” for the “‘UnComingSoon’ series.” As you can see from that, this video has an artistic cut. Rather than being visual or technical, the work has a solid conceptual element and is suitable for exhibition in museums and white cubes.


Tour in Rome where there are no people due to corona misfortune. That is the time when people disappeared from towns around the world. There is no direct expression of “corona disaster,” but when I look at the video from the perspective of “what is happening at the moment,” We can see things that were not visible.



Film as art pieces. We did not anticipate works in this genre in holding this film festival.

It is “difficult,” and you may get an unintended different impression when you put it side by side with other works. There was also a conflict as an organizer. It may be necessary to have “captions” attached to works like in museums, or it may be required to have an “environment” for viewing like a museum.


Either way, it’s a very delicate genre; if you mistreat it, you might miss the essential part.



Roman holiday. It is a masterpiece starring Audrey Hepburn, but it may be natural to associate it with the title.


I’ve never been to Italy, but when I look at various travel vlogs, each tourist spot is full of people. However, there are only a few people in this video. Of course, I think some locations are intentionally framed out, but even in plazas shot in the background, people walking there are sparse. Even with such a different record, you may get a distinct impression by watching it in the future.



Movie Trailer. This genre alone has a different interest and charm than the central part of the movie. There are movies that the trailer leaves more of an impression than the movie itself.


Such a sense of presence is a “notice of a movie that does not exist.” Is this movie fiction or non-fiction? What was “normal” a year or two ago now feels like a fictional setting. It’s like the setting of an epic blockbuster movie.


This film festival could have many possibilities by mixing such highly artistic works. Art and cars. Although it is difficult to handle them, I am interested in them honestly. (Written by SHIMIZU)


This work was submitted via FilmFreeway.
The second Festa call for applications will start on January 1, 2024. You can apply via the official website, FilmFreeway, and festhome.