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The Tournament

Shorts in Competition: Narrative

World Premiere

Italy | 14 MINUTES | Italian |


Drama, Sports

In the suburbs of Rome in 2007, an outcast group of teenagers dreams of participating in a soccer tournament but does not have enough money to buy the team uniforms..


Directed by Michele Alhaique

Michele Alhaique (b. 1979, Rome) has acted in dozens of roles on stage and screen for directors like Leonardo D'Agostini and Giuseppe Argiró. In 2003 he graduated as an actor at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the most important cinema school in Italy. In 2005 he produced his first short film, Runaway. His other films include Sii Serio (2005) and Chi Decide Cosa (2007).

Velia Giannuzzi, Michele Alhaique
Umberto Smerilli
Production Company
Goodwind Productions S.r.l.
Director of Photography
Gianni Giannelli
Federico Mazzei
Executive Producer
Mario Lanti
Andrea Maguolo
Principal Cast
Lorenzo De Angelis, Andrea Meloni, Fabio Scotti, Alessio Attanasio, Danilo Meloni, Giada Fradeani, Giordano de Plano