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Monster Sitter

  cinefantasy schlingel, monster sitter, shortsfit

ITALY / 5 MIN. / 2019 / MOCKUMENTARY / DCP 2K / 1.85:1 / COLOR / DOLBY 5.1

Subtitles available: English, Italian, Spanish
In a world where lake monsters exist, we follow the daily life of Giacomo Rosetti, the one who takes care of Isy, the monster of Lake Iseo.
In un mondo in cui esistono i mostri lacustri, seguiamo la vita quotidiana di Giacomo Rosetti, colui che si occupa di Isy, il mostro del lago d’Iseo.
En un mundo donde los monstruos del lago existen, seguimos la vida cotidiana de Giacomo Rosetti, el guardian de Isy: el monstruo del Lago d’Iseo.

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Festivals & Awards

  • CortoLovere Film Festival (Italy, 2019) – winner Occhi sul Lago
  • Festival Corto Corrente (Italy, 2019) – winner Best Director
  • Life, the Universe and Everything Film Festival (USA, 2020) – winner Audience Award
  • Festival Trofeo La Lanterna (Italy, 2021)
  • Busto Arsizio Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • La Spezia Short Movie Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • Ennesimo Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • TOHorror Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • Schermi Irregolari (Italy, 2020)
  • Castelli Romani Film Festival Internazionale (Italy, 2020)
  • Amarcort Film Festival (Italy, 2020)
  • School Experience – Giffon Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Pegaso Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Festival de cine de las Yungas (Argentina, 2020)
  • 10th Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Festival (Brazil, 2020)
  • Italian Contemporary Film Festival (Canada, 2020)
  • On Vous Ment (France, 2021)
  • Festival du Film Merveilleux (France, 2021)
  • 25th International Film Festival SCHLINGEL (Germany, 2020)
  • Sharjah International Film Festival For Children and Youth  (UAE, 2020)
  • Bristol Science Film Festival (UK, 2020)
  • Short Short Story Film Festival (USA, 2019)
  • The Ouray International Film Festival (USA, 2020)
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle (USA, 2021)
  • BAM Kids Film Festival (USA, 2021)
  • Divercine (Uruguay, 2020)

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written by

Elena Beatrice, Daniele Lince, Sofia Falchetto, Matteo Tarditi

directed by

Elena Beatrice, Daniele Lince


Elena Beatrice, Daniele Lince, Sofia Falchetto, Matteo Tarditi


Daniele Lince

art director

Elena Beatrice

film editor

Daniele Lince

sound designer

Isophonic Studio

original music

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director's bio

Elena Beatrice and Daniele Lince are two award-winning filmmakers. Elena is a film director, creative producer and storyboard artist, Daniele is a film director, writer, and editor. They think that stories can change the world: their mission is to find the best way to tell them. Among their short films there are the award-winning "Il ragazzo che smise di respirare" (eng. title "The Boy Who Stopped Breathing"), produced with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte, which tells about the bizarre plan of a boy to stop breathing to save himself from pollution; "Watch the Tempo", a documentary about the backstage of the Philharmonic of the Teatro Regio in Turin, "reVirgination", Italian-Albanian co-production, a black comedy about love, women's rights and old traditions; "Un caso di coscienza" (eng. title "A Case of Conscience"), a surreal comedy produced with the support of Canon Italy and "Fulmini e Saette" (eng. title "Thunderbolts and Lightning Strikes"), with Carolina Crescentini and Mario Sgueglia, with the artistic supervision of Silvio Soldini, presented at FuoriCinema (Milan) and at Cinema Tavolara Festival. In 2018 they produced and directed the documentary "Get Big", the first Italian film about Ultimate Frisbee, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sport Film Festival and the Pindaro Prize at the Overtime Film Festival, now available on Amazon Prime. Currently, among other ongoing projects, they are working on their first feature film. ​