ABOUT US - The dark side of movies

This is where we start, the dark side of movies, inspired by the legendary Pink Floyd’s album. We start with the dark side, not visible to the naked eye, mysterious, obscure - a side with blurred boundaries and infinite nuances, where nothing is certain, precise, predetermined. Not visible rather than invisible, lying under the surface, or elsewhere, it’s something that can’t be simplified as it continuously alludes to deeper meanings. It’s the side of cinema that is never accommodating and always inquiring, making us question the meaning of what we see, listen, perceive.

If you look closely, you’ll see that there’s a dark side to everything. You find it in Brothers Grimm’s folk tales, in Fritz Lang’s fantastic and apocalyptic visions, in Stephen King’s archetypes of narrative fiction, in Stanley Kubrick’s unforgettable imagery, in Homer’s poems as in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings epic. 

From the Holy Scriptures to Game of Thrones, the dark side is the driving force behind every art form and Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest is its cinematographic icon.

Franco Calandrini
Art Director Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest


Organisational Secretary | Virginia Liverani

Coordination | Simona Biondi

Hospitality | Valentina Scentoni

Press Office | Francesco Gamberini


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Via Canala 43, 48123, Ravenna
Tel. +39 0544 464812 from Monday to Thursday - 8am/12am
Mob. +39 3495162425


Municipality of Ravenna Department of Culture | Elsa Signorino
Cultural and Political Activities Executive | Director of Classense | Director of MAR| Maurizio Tarantino
Cinematographic Activities Department | Alberto Achilli, Lidia Germanà

Artistic Direction | Franco Calandrini
Artistic Consultancy | Marco Del Bene | Mariangela Sansone | Silvia Moras



Coordination | Simona Biondi, Cinzia Baldi, Paola Di Natale
Organisational Secretary | Virginia Liverani
Hospitality | Valentina Scentoni
Administration | Anna Lanzillo



Head of Communication & Programmer | Maria Martinelli
Communication & Social | Virginia Liverani
Press Office | Francesco Gamberini
Image and graphics | Maurizio Ercole
Web Project | Grifo.org
Catalogue | Virginia Liverani
Video Team | Marco Ragno | Gabriele Micelli | Filippo Sangiorgi | Riccardo Ferroni
Curricular Traineeship | Silvia Farina | Giulia Simonelli | Sara Carbone

Technical Team | Lucia Biamonte 
Translation and subtitling | Dario Ricci, Giuseppe Cirillo

Thanls to Nightmare Natives XVII Edition
Sara Rita Coccorullo | Giulia De Blasi | Arianna Babbi | Virginia Baldani


Promotion in collaboration with Advertising Agency Publimedia Italia
Carlo Serafini | Gianpiero Zinzani | Mauro Monaldini
In collaboration with GialloLuna NeroNotte 
Artistic Director Nevio Galeati 
In collaboration with A.S.C.I.G. - Associazione per gli Scambi Culturali tra Italia e Giappone
In collaboration with CinemaCity
Organisational Director Piero D’Aleo   



International Feature Film Competition Award Golden Ring | Maestro Orafo Marco Gerbella
International Short Film Competition Award Silver Ring | Maestro Orafo Marco Gerbella
Career Award "Medal of Valor" to director Liliana Cavani | Mosaicist Artist Dusciana Bravura
Golden Ring Special Edition to director Jean-Jacques Annaud | Maestro Orafo Marco Gerbella
Critic's Award to Best Feature Film Directing



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Massimo Perissinotto | Sandro Prostor Koroval | Elena Baschieri

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