Trieste Science + Fiction Festival presents SciFi Club, the first platform entirely dedicated to science fiction cinema
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, the most important Italian event on the exploration of the fantastic genre that celebrated its first 20 years in 2020, has launched SciFiClub.it, the first Italian platform entirely dedicated to fantastic genre cinema.
All fans of sci-fi cinema will now have it just a click away the best of science fiction cinema: in collaboration with MYmovies, the platform will contain an initial library of twenty contents selected from cult films, feature films and short films that have won the historic Trieste event over the last twenty years, from the Asteroide and Méliès d’argent awards to the cult films that have made generations of cinephiles fall in love.
On SciFiClub.it, new contents will be periodically uploaded (about three or four titles per month) chosen from the revelations of the Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, masterpieces to be discovered and (re) discovered, and first digital visions.
SciFi Club: the films in the catalog
All the films will have a presentation curated ad hoc by the experts and programmers of La Cappella Underground and the Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, who will curate a monthly talk show and some directed with fans.
Among all the titles chosen to represent the history of the Trieste science fiction festival, some have been chosen that dealt with the main themes of contemporary science fiction in a particularly exhaustive way, such as the fight to save the planet, artificial intelligence and afrofuturism. .
Among the titles not to be missed are proposed for the first time in streaming in Italy we remember Embers by Claire Carré, an incredibly current award-winning film that tells the story of survivors of a global pandemic and their relationship to an elusive memory; I am Ren di Piotr Ryczko e The Clone Returns Home by Kanji Nakajima who deal with the theme of Artificial Intelligence with two stories of androids and clones in search of their roots; the comedy Time flies by Enric Folch, awarded by the public of Science in 2004, e Man Divided by Max Kestner, awarded in 2018, who answer the question “How to change the past to save the future?” and which evoke a desperate struggle against time to save the planet; Monsters the first film from the talent of Gareth Edwards, winner in 2011, who passed behind the camera of the worldwide franchises Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla.
Much appreciated by fans, there will be no shortage selections including the Nigerian Hello, rain, a cinematographic transposition of the story Hello, Moto by Nnedi Okorafor and winner of the World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo awards: a wild race between witchcraft, science, sisterhood and super crime.
Daniele Terzoli’s idea
Daniele Terzoli, president of the Underground Chapel and director of the Trieste Science + Fiction Festivals, explains the idea behind the project:
The SciFi Club project was born from the request of the many spectators of the Trieste Science + Fiction Festival to see (or review) the films scheduled during the twenty editions of the event, in the main schedule or in retrospectives. A space dedicated to independent science fiction cinema, to productions that come from the five continents made during the 2000s and to the rarest gems of science fiction of the twentieth century. A library that over the months will also expand to unpublished films and the many titles that have escaped the meshes of the festival programming, but which reflect that idea of ”lo-fi sci-fi” that is the basis of the artistic choices of TS + FF . An archive of cinematic science fiction beyond the boundaries of the mainstream, including feature films, short films, documentaries and mockumentaries, for an audience curious to follow new paths and become part of a community of fans, under the banner of the sci- fi.
The SciFiClub.it platform has Mymovies.it as its partner and will only be active on the Italian territory. The films will be available in their original version subtitled in Italian. You can access the platform with a monthly subscription of € 5.90 or with a 6-month subscription at the special price of € 29.90 including an indispensable “survival kit in space” with the official gadgets of the Festival.
The platform can be used with Google Chrome (latest version) from computer, Android and Mac, or with Safari (latest version) from iPhone and iPad. It is always recommended to carry out the connection test at the first access. If you want to watch movies with the Smart TV through mirroring via Apple TV, Chromecast or similar, please note that viewing in this mode is not yet guaranteed but it will be soon: it is suggested to connect the TV to the computer via HDMI cable . For any further access or service problems, you can send an email to the technical team at [email protected].