Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino
International Festival Signs of the Night - Urbino

5° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte - Urbino - March 30th - April 3rd, 2022

19th International Festival Signs of the Night- Italy



April 1st / 9 pm -
April 3rd / 9 pm , 2022

The Dream Machine
Michael William West
France / 2021 / 0:09:29

A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken.



Shadow Codex
Saara Ekström
Finland / 2021 / 0:12:31

Shadow Codex is a study on the abandoned facilities of Turku County Prison (1835–2007), and documents the layers of messages drawn, scratched and burned on the cell walls. The markings are pathways to the shadow world, to the darkness of an individual’s psyche, and expose a maladjusted underbelly which a society simultaneously both generates and hides. The 8mm film becomes the codex of a collapsed civilization and at the same time evidence of a forbidden zone in the centre of the city. The flow of images is punctuated by John Cage’s (1912–1992) composition “Perilous Night”, which has been described as a journey to the nocturnal side of the soul.


Andrius Žemaitis
Lithuania / 2021 / 0:39:00

This is a story about an orphan girl Alizava and her unfamiliar father, whose soul inhabits various things. In an abandoned mansion a childish ritual commences, erasing the line between the living and the dead. A silent dialogue between the girl and her father summons others. Who are they?



Small Silent Disorder
Pequena desordem silenciosa
Pedro Sena Nunes
Portugal / 2021 / 0:07:33

They say that every atheist prays before dying. Small Silent Disorder proposes a dreamlike awareness about where we are and where we are going, a reverberation around the most elementary sensations. A fantasized journey through a collective memory, it is witness to a confrontation between seasons and seems to search, in the midst of desolation, for an autumn that temporarily gives us hope back.



Patrick Dionne, Miki Gingras
Canada / 2021 / 0:18:11

"Yulí" is a journey through the reflections of a young middle-class Colombian; who, influenced by the news media, struggles with her fears and prejudices towards a neighborhood that has a bad reputation.