I'M STILL HERE
(Italy, 2021, 54 min.)
Director and Screenplay: Cecilia Fasciani
Editor: Angelica Gentilini
Executive Producer: Andrea Paco Mariani
Director of Photography: Nicola Zambelli
Second Camera Coordinator: Luigi D'Alife
Visual Effects: Isabella Urru
Sound engineer: Claudio Cadei
Music: Claudio Cadei
Color Grading: Salvo Lucchese
Editing Supervisor: Leonardo Alberto Moschetta (A.M.C.)
Production manager: Angelica Gentilini
Production team: Marta Melina, Noemi di Giacomo, Cecilia Fasciani
Graphic communication: Luigi D'Alife
Stage photographer: Michele Lapini, Luigi D'Alife
Archive material: Archive Documentation Center "Flavia Madaschi" Cassero LGBTI Center Bologna
With the unconditional contribution of: ViiV Healthcare and MSD
With the technical support of: Film Commission Bologna - Cineteca Bologna
Press office: Arianna Monteverdi - In collaboration with Davide Ficarola
Distribution: OpenDDB_a project of the cultural association SMK Factory, established in 2013, and is the first platform that supports the circulation of audiovisual works by independent production houses.
Plus LGBT+ HIV-positive People The association pursues social solidarity purposes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, activating itself in the bio-psycho-social sphere, in information, training, education, assistance, and in the reduction of all kinds of discrimination in reference to HIV. This is the challenge that Plus has decided to take up through its establishment. It was established with the intention of ensuring that HIV-positive LGBT people have the opportunity to be protected both as LGBT people and as HIV-positive people, in a context in which scientific training and information is promoted and carried out in an equal climate, by professionals, practitioners and volunteers who share the same social and experiential background as the users.
SMK Factory is an Italian independent production company established in 2009 with the first documentary film project "Tomorrow's Land". Starting from the self-production experience gained in the first film (which has received numerous national awards and appearances at international festivals such as Thessaloniki, Al Jazeera, David di Donatello), SMK has pursued documentary production related to social, human rights and environmental issues, becoming a point of reference in the world of film crowdfunding and independent cultural production.
SMK Factory strongly believes in the necessity of audience involvement for the success of its films, made mostly through careful self-production strategies through crowdfunding and fundraising that have allowed over the years the creation of an autonomous and independent circuit for distribution linked to impact campaigns. SMK Factory has produced several documentaries with popular co-production campaigns since "Tomorrow's Land": "Kosovo vs Kosovo" (2012), "An Ephemeral Madness" (2012), "Green Lies" (2014), "Lives at the Center" (2014), "What Oil?" (2016), "The Harvest" (2017). "The Milky Way" (2020).