The Hip Hop Cine Fest Rome, is a 2 days of screenings, meetings, networking and opportunities for young film-makers connected to the Hip Hop world through its most varied aspects: from the authors’ background, to the soundtrack, to the cinematography, to the themes treated. This means that the festival focuses, passing through all the film genres, on stories from all over the world written, produced and directed by lovers of this universal culture.

The HHCF wants to give space and opportunities to future generations and for this it does work with youth centers.

The event, wants to be a two-day event over a weekend at the of 13th and 14th June, synergising elements that already bring consolidated sections of public.

The different activities that will take place during the two days will be:

SCREENINGS – WORKSHOPS – DEBATES – PITCH – EXHIBITION AREA – STREETART TOUR – PERFORMANCE – PARTY

Hip Hop Cine Fest Roma proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests. The admitted formats are:

Documentaries (short and feature)

Fiction (short and feature)

Videoclip 

Web Content (Web Series, Vlog, Concept Video, etc.)

During the year  there will be arranged 3 projections of films and documentaries, regarding the Hip Hop universe with a debate to follow.

 

These projections will then be in:

 

 Matemù Youth center, so as to be able to involve youths who are already in the hip hop culture through the art education process. (first date: 29th November ’19, second date: 28th February ’20)

 

Evening screenings in collaboration with the Snatch Club , these screenings are aimed at an adult audience of the hip hop culture and cinema lovers alike. These projections also will be structured with a screening and a debate that follows, so as to involve the public to participate in the main event in may. (first date: 1st December ’19, second date: 1st March ’20) 

SCREENINGS

  • selection of films, documentaries, short films and video clips in competition
  • awards 


WORKSHOPS

– How to pitch your project (organized by the Cartel of Independents) 

Presenting your film project adequately is fundamental: how is an infokit made? who are our partners? How does the layout have to look? How to capture the attention of those who listen to us in a few minutes? These questions and many others will be the topics covered 

– Hip Hop Entrepreneur: media, education and sociology

Hip hop can be experienced on many levels, but it is undeniable the common thread that allows those who are part of it to be able to transpose its principles of life in every type of work, from aesthetics to the working approach. Presented are going to be examples of possible professional evolutions, not necessarily pertinent to the hip hop world, but of personalities who have established themselves thanks to their hip hop background will be presented

-Independent distribution vol. 2 (organized by the Cartel of Independents)

After the great success of the first edition of this meeting, the cartel of the independents returns on the topic of the possibilities of self-distribution for the independent world: how to analyze the possibilities of your own project –  festivals – how to choose? – Is the Theater the right choice? – VOD platforms how to orient yourself? 


PITCH SESSION

Participants will have the opportunity to present their urban / dance project to interested producers, distributors and sponsors, who will be made available by the organization


DEBATES

Hip Hop Writers and Hip Hop Narratives

Authors coming from a hip hop background, will tell us their journey to get to the narrative form of expression.

Hip Hop and cinema – a genre filmography 

Which are the films that showed hip hop for the first time and allowed the spread of this culture outside of its place of origin? How has the perception of hip hop evolved up to the dance movies and genre films? A brief historical excursus and analysis of the genre filmography.

Hip Hop and integration

 Marginality brought to the center, what is the educational, analysis and self-awareness potential that can be generated through the different disciplines of hip hop culture?Rap as a narrative tool to describe, starting from itself, its own circumstances and aspirations, the process of street writing and its consequent collectivization; break dance as a form of narration through one’s body and graffiti as a graphic expressive form, united by a single sound in a single culture that breaks down the boundaries of suburban neighborhoods, disadvantaged communities, up to national and continental ones, to affect in multiple social, cultural and artistic fields. 


EXHIBITION AREA

Photo exhibition

Selection of photography representing the hip hop world Powered by Up Factory


STREET ART TOUR

Street art tour betwen the walls of Torpignattara by Muri Sicuri 


PERFORMANCE

– Break Dance performance (Wild up Crew – woman empowerment)


PARTY

final party  with live DJ set, music performance, break dance battle in occasion of the Wild Up Crew Anniversary.

MUNICIPIO V - from Torpignattara to Prenestino

Baburka Production, organizer of the Festival, has its headquarters in Torpignattara (Rome), a district that extends over the Casilina consular road, where most of the company’s members live.

Municipio V is a Roman peripheral area crossed by a great cultural expansion and Torpignattara, in particular, is a multi-ethnic neighborhood in which migrants from all over Italy, in the past, and the world today, have found a home, electing it not only to place to root their working life but also their emotional life. For this reason, Baburka feels its social responsibility in offering cultural proposals to the territory. Since there is no suitable place in the area to host the festival, thanks to the network of the neighborhood committee, a space was found inside the town hall, on the other large consular, via Prenestina: Lo Spazio Diamante.

Via Prenestina, 230/B, 00176 Roma RM

MATEMU’, Youth Center and Art School of the Rome I Central Municipality, thought and managed by CIES Onlus. It is a place open to the territory, in which boys and girls of all cultures and backgrounds can express their creativity, live their free time differently, find listening and support. It is a space aimed at enhancing differences in terms of stimuli for the exploration of new possibilities.

THE INDEPENDENT CARTEL is an operational network of formal and informal relatives active in the independent film sector born in 2017. It promotes the free sharing of knowledge and the mutual support between productions and departments between and within the same categories, focusing on analysis of key issues for the development of the sector such as production, distribution and new technologies applied to the optimization of the internal work of the departments.

MURI SICURI was born from a group of 100 Touristic Guides of Rome after the earthquake that struck central Italy in 2016. They decided to finance the construction of Street Art works in Rome in Torpignattara and Quadraro neighborhoods, where they conducted free tours, offering to the participants a selection of Street Art works, illustrating history and peculiarities of the area and contextually helping one of the cities hit by the earthquake. The donations of the over 2,500 participants in the 3 editions were entirely donated to the cities of Norcia, Avendita di Cascia (Umbria), Matelica (Marche) and Grisciano (Lazio). The involved artists were C. Atoche, F. Solo, Diavù, A. Pasquini and A. Carloni. For Muri Sicuri guides, safeguarding and promoting the Heritage of every part of the city is a fundamental value since educating toward the Heritage, means making people feel part of it.

UP URBAN PROSPECTIVE FACTORY, is a project of Fluo Events, an association that promote initiatives and events related to the world of contemporary art and active in spreading artistic knowledge and art in all its forms, with an emphasis on social commitment. For the Fluo, art is a tool of the community capable of conveying values ​​and ideas, its mission is part of the aesthetic reflection in which one wonders if beauty can also be useful. Among the major events organized, we mention the Blue Flow street art festival, ‘Na Parade, Colore e Concretezza, as well as numerous contemporary art exhibitions between Naples and Rome. For Torpignattara where UP is located, once again the association offers itself as a link between art and society, organizing experiential educational workshops for children focusing on the discovery of the territory, creativity and street art.

WILDUP CREW is a group of dancers  who break dance and perform urban dances, who, after over ten years of individual experiences, have collectively accumulated numerous international experiences between shows and contests. The group has decided to unite with the aim of providing a cross-section of the feminine of the Roman urban scene with the intention of hybridizing the street disciplines from which they come with the influences absorbed over the years. They are very active both in the social field, through the use of hip hop culture as an art-education tool, and in the organization for the Roman breaking community, dealing with the free training spot “WildupTrainingSpot”, parties and debates.

I LOVE TORPIGNA, brand born from the collaboration between the Tor Pignattara Neighborhood Commitee (of which it is the symbol) and the Wunderkammern Gallery, it has become a real fetish with which the inhabitants of the area reaffirm their belonging and their pride of belonging to the neighborhood. Dozens of events each year expose the logo to remember and emphasize the overflowing cultural vivacity of the neighborhood, to build a network of stories that speak of the real quarter, the one that does not surrender in front of institutional abandonment, but builds projects, culture, models of cohabitation, and co-management actions for the public good.

Giulia “Chimp” Giorgi

Polyhedric personality artistically spans from special effects makeup, to Arabic calligraphy, to directing. Break dancer and member of the Wildup bgirl Crew has always been active in the promotion of hip hop culture at many levels through the organization of jams, events, debates, international projects and documentaries including: Bboy Event, Funky Afternoon and the project Hip Hop For Euromed. After making her first film as a dancer (Crew to Crew, Lionsgate/Pandora) she decided to venture into the behind-the-scenes world, approaching the makeup this way, motivated by the idea that union is the key to success, she founded Baburka Production, an independent film production cooperative, she is also one of the EffectUs founders, an Italian association of special makeup effects organizing the homonym cultural event. She is also the promoter of “The Cartel of the Independent”, a network of productions and department professionals in independent cinema, based on the reciprocal exchange of knowledge.

Giulia “Chimp” Giorgi

Polyhedric personality artistically spans from special effects makeup, to Arabic calligraphy, to directing. Break dancer and member of the Wildup bgirl Crew has always been active in the promotion of hip hop culture at many levels through the organization of jams, events, debates, international projects and documentaries including: Bboy Event, Funky Afternoon and the project Hip Hop For Euromed. After making her first film as a dancer (Crew to Crew, Lionsgate/Pandora) she decided to venture into the behind-the-scenes world, approaching the makeup this way, motivated by the idea that union is the key to success, she founded Baburka Production, an independent film production cooperative, she is also one of the EffectUs founders, an Italian association of special makeup effects organizing the homonym cultural event. She is also the promoter of “The Cartel of the Independent”, a network of productions and department professionals in independent cinema, based on the reciprocal exchange of knowledge.

Elisa “Saiko” Ciprianetti (head of relations with youth centers)

Breakdance and urban dancer, she is a member of the Wildup b-girl crew. In her career she participated in numerous national and international projects, including the Lionsgate film “Crew2Crew a step from the dream”, she has been is the female protagonist of the theatrical musical Hip Hop Opera Dr J&H. Then in 2014 she began her career as a choreographer for the advertising of RAI license fee. In parallel she is engaged in the social, using dance as an instrument of inclusion and socialization in the context of informal education for children and adolescents in the Roman territory and not. She organizes international exchanges and shows.

Elisa “Saiko” Ciprianetti (head of relations with youth centers)

Breakdance and urban dancer, she is a member of the Wildup b-girl crew. In her career she participated in numerous national and international projects, including the Lionsgate film “Crew2Crew a step from the dream”, she has been is the female protagonist of the theatrical musical Hip Hop Opera Dr J&H. Then in 2014 she began her career as a choreographer for the advertising of RAI license fee. In parallel she is engaged in the social, using dance as an instrument of inclusion and socialization in the context of informal education for children and adolescents in the Roman territory and not. She organizes international exchanges and shows.

Jolomi Urunden (promotional and logistic collaborator)

dancer and choreographer member of the Colors Crew, he is also passionate about music and composition. Organizer of events related to Hip Hop and good music with the aim of bringing together the most diverse realities. He is part of the project created and managed by the Colors Crew: “fruit of the loop”, a show concept with a strong live imprint that ranges from choreography to freestyle, to sound writing up to scratch. Jolomi is also the owner of the Snatch Club, an underground venue where you can skate, play and dance on an indoor half pipe; very close to art in general he often hosts exhibitions, motivated by the desire to share “beauty” and positivity.

Jolomi Urunden (promotional and logistic collaborator)

dancer and choreographer member of the Colors Crew, he is also passionate about music and composition. Organizer of events related to Hip Hop and good music with the aim of bringing together the most diverse realities. He is part of the project created and managed by the Colors Crew: “fruit of the loop”, a show concept with a strong live imprint that ranges from choreography to freestyle, to sound writing up to scratch. Jolomi is also the owner of the Snatch Club, an underground venue where you can skate, play and dance on an indoor half pipe; very close to art in general he often hosts exhibitions, motivated by the desire to share “beauty” and positivity.

Max Wellsh (social media manager)

Passionate about music, he has played since he was 8 years old and has touched various music styles, from a couple of years he is in the music production: hip hop, acrobits, afrofusion, reggae. Management engineering student with a special interest for communication, he is particularly skilled in social media management.

Max Wellsh (social media manager)

Passionate about music, he has played since he was 8 years old and has touched various music styles, from a couple of years he is in the music production: hip hop, acrobits, afrofusion, reggae. Management engineering student with a special interest for communication, he is particularly skilled in social media management.

Paolo “Gojo” Colasanti (Street art expert)

A versatile artist and a Roman graffiti writer, his drawings are inspired by the genius Loci, interweaving stories, mythologies and stories of places and cities with particular attention to ancient history. Gojo believes that to give life to a painting on a wall, this must be connected to the place, analyzing the space and the people who lived it, live it and will live it. For him Street art is not a simple painting, but it is an action that will change the perception of the place where it takes place. His works include projects such as “Cromiae” and “Urban Act”: free walls against graphic vandalism; scenographic creations for Verdi’s opera “I Masnadieri” directed by G. Lavia, played at the San Carlo in Rome, the Opera of Naples and La Fenice in Venice and “Tutti i santi giorni” by Paolo Virzì; Artworks for the World Food Program and wall paint for “GRA art”: art on the highways around Rome promoted by ANAS.

Paolo “Gojo” Colasanti (Street art expert)

A versatile artist and a Roman graffiti writer, his drawings are inspired by the genius Loci, interweaving stories, mythologies and stories of places and cities with particular attention to ancient history. Gojo believes that to give life to a painting on a wall, this must be connected to the place, analyzing the space and the people who lived it, live it and will live it. For him Street art is not a simple painting, but it is an action that will change the perception of the place where it takes place. His works include projects such as “Cromiae” and “Urban Act”: free walls against graphic vandalism; scenographic creations for Verdi’s opera “I Masnadieri” directed by G. Lavia, played at the San Carlo in Rome, the Opera of Naples and La Fenice in Venice and “Tutti i santi giorni” by Paolo Virzì; Artworks for the World Food Program and wall paint for “GRA art”: art on the highways around Rome promoted by ANAS.

Edoardo “Xedo” Bernrdini (organization and logistics)

B-boy from Grosseto, founder of the Maremma Flava Crew, took his first steps into the world of Breaking in 2002. Travelled throughout Italy by participating in national and international competitions, achieving great results. Active within the scene, he organize events including: Bboy Event 2008, 2009 and 2010 (Bologna / Rome), Funky Roots 2010 and 2011 (Grosseto), New Challengers (2014 to present, Grosseto), King Of The Kidz Toscana Qualifier 2017 (Grosseto). He also worked abroad on various Hip-Hop projects promoted by the European Union and supports the organization and promotion of documentary projects “1 World under a Groove” and “Break the Siege”. In 2014 he created BreakDown, the first project dedicated to Breaking of Grosseto.

Edoardo “Xedo” Bernrdini (organization and logistics)

B-boy from Grosseto, founder of the Maremma Flava Crew, took his first steps into the world of Breaking in 2002. Travelled throughout Italy by participating in national and international competitions, achieving great results. Active within the scene, he organize events including: Bboy Event 2008, 2009 and 2010 (Bologna / Rome), Funky Roots 2010 and 2011 (Grosseto), New Challengers (2014 to present, Grosseto), King Of The Kidz Toscana Qualifier 2017 (Grosseto). He also worked abroad on various Hip-Hop projects promoted by the European Union and supports the organization and promotion of documentary projects “1 World under a Groove” and “Break the Siege”. In 2014 he created BreakDown, the first project dedicated to Breaking of Grosseto.

Romina Iannuzzi (graphic designer)

Illustrator and graphic designer during her career she has worked in many fields, from street wear to event organization up to web design that has allowed her to expand her horizons. She defines himself as a genuine lover of hip hop culture that she has always supported at various levels.

Romina Iannuzzi (graphic designer)

Illustrator and graphic designer during her career she has worked in many fields, from street wear to event organization up to web design that has allowed her to expand her horizons. She defines himself as a genuine lover of hip hop culture that she has always supported at various levels.