The, is an event that collects movie screenings and opportunities for young film-makers connected to the Hip Hop world through its most varied aspects: from the authors’ background, to the soundtrack, to the cinematography, to the themes treated. The festival focuses on stories written, produced and directed by lovers of this universal culture, passing through all film genres.

Due to the Covid situation, the organization decided to transform the festival first edition into an interactive online event that is going to be hosted on the official platform:

The festival is going to start the 7th June with 2 weeks of online streaming of the selected movies, and will culminate in a 2-day event full of activities (19th and 20th June 2021).

The MOVIES CATEGORIES in competition are:

-Documentary (feature & short)
-Fiction (feature & short)
-Music video
-Best of the web/experimental

The FESTIVAL PROGRAM will be entirely held in english language and is composed by 4 main virtual rooms, collected in a unique landing page:

  1. Festival movies screening (7-20 June 2021)

hosted on a special platform dedicated to the online film festival, the ticket will be free and valid for 2 weeks it will only be necessary to register through the portal.

  1. Conferences/workshops live on Facebook and Youtube (19-20 June)

(see the program below)

  1. Online Art exhibition (7-20 June)

Will hold together hip hop photographers and artists from all the world on a unique 3D environment

  1. Online Dj sets (7-20 June)

Internationally acclaimed Djs will donate one or two hours of mix that are going to be played on the web radio:

Download the festival catalog!



-Hip Hop movie history (1.15 h + Q&A)
What are the movies that showed Hip Hop contents for the first time and allowed the spread of this culture outside of its place of origin? How did the perception of Hip Hop evolve up to dance movies and genre films? A brief historical excursus and analysis of genre filmography.
-How to pitch a movie (1.15h + Q&A)
Present your movie project properly is fundamental: how to make an info-kit? How present it in different situations? How the graphics should look like? How to explain your goal in few minutes? These and many others will be the topics covered in this workshop.
-Hip Hop and art-education (1.15 h + Q&A)
Hip Hop disciplines are more and more used for peer education and informal education in youth centers and schools, let’s discover some case studies through the different Hip Hop disciplines (rap, break dance, graffiti).

14.00-14.15 (GMT+2) Welcome  
14.15-15.45 (GMT+2) Hip Hop Movie History Giulia Chimp (Italy): why to speak about hip hop movie history
Martha Diaz (USA): archive projects and the American roots
Veronika Urbonaitė (Lituania): The influence on hip hop classics in the ex-URSS
Karim Kouki (Tunisia): The influence on hip hop classics in Tunisia
Francois Gautret: The influence on hip hop classics in Europe (the France case)
15.45-16.30 (GMT+2) DJ Set Dj Tynk (Chile): “Faya Sesión”
16.30-18.00 (GMT+2) How to pitch a movie Andrea Traina: The changes in the digital era + tips for a good pitch.
Giulia Giorgi (Italy): how to make a good presentation
Bill Bering (Groenlandia):  Cultural identity of a project
Greta Nordio (Italy): Audience design
18.00-19.00 (GMT+2) Dj Set Swift (ITALY): “BEYOND JAZZ”
19:00 – 20:15 (GMT+2) Hip Hop & Arteducation Axé Project (Brazil – Italy) : introduction of the arteducation method
Bgirl Saiko (Italy): application of the break dance as art-education tool
Bboy Piecez(Canada): the Unity
association Experience
Kento (Italy): application of rap as educational tool in the juveniles –
Bboy house (USA): The graffiti in educational contexts
20:15 – 21.15 (GMT+2) DJ Set

Kid cut (GERMANY): “Def style rockers”

21:15 – 22:15 (GMT+2) Award ceremony for
Documentary feature &
short + Best of the web/experimental
22:15 – 23.00 (GMT+2) DJ Set

Dek one (UK): “The new breed a psycadelic mix of rare 70s soul and funk 45rpm records”


-Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (1.15 h + Q&A)
Hip Hop culture can be experienced on many levels, but there is an undeniable common line that allows those who are part of it of being able to transpose its life principles into all kinds of professionalism, from aesthetics to the working approach. Examples of possible professional evolutions will be presented. The guests are going to be personalities who have established themselves thanks to their Hip Hop background, even outside of this world.
-Independent distribution of your project (1.15h + Q&A)
How to understand the possibilities of self-distribution in the independent cinema world: how to analyze the possibilities of your project; festivals, but which ones? Is the movie theater network the right choice? VOD platforms how to find your way around? These and many others are going to be the questions analyzed during this conference.
-Hip Hop cinematography (1.15 h + Q&A)
Which are the Hip Hop camera aesthetics standards? Which are the classical shots? What makes a Hip Hop cut? Let’s discuss that with video makers and about.




14.00-14.15 (GMT+2)



14.15-15.30 (GMT+2)

Hip Hop Enterpreneurship

Estelle Ebenga Hénot (FR): An introduction to hip hop economy
Paul Van Dal (Netherlands): NDTV and the break dance events
MG (Slovakia): The legits case
David ‘Footloose’ Russel’s (UK): The breakmission case How to build a business model, how to run a successful event, funding and sponsorship, personal journey from dancer to promoter/event organizer.
Rob Schwartz (USA): The Who?MagTV case

15.30 – 16.30 (GMT+2)

DJ Set

Dj Smith (JAPAN): Hip Hop RnB mix

16.30-18.00 (GMT+2)

Independent distribution of
your project

Zalab (Italy) : How to understand the nature of your project
Maurizio Ravallese (Italy): The festival circuit
Yassine El-Idrissi (Morocco): Self distribution case
1985 (Italy): Company presentation
NDTV (Netherlands): Company presentation
– Direct to digital (Italy): Company presentation
– Indiecinema (Italy): Company presentation
– Mad Solution (Egypt): Company presentation

18.00-19.00 (GMT+2)

DJ Set

Luca Margarita (ITALY): “3H mix – hip hop and funky classics incredible house rmx selection”

19.00-20.15 (GMT+2)

Hip Hop Cinematography

Differente prospectives and case study
Antoine Schirer (France)
Daniel Zhu (USA)
Miniboj (Slovakia)

20.15-21.15 (GMT+2)

DJ Set

Dj Jopsen (CHILE): “Fly shit”

21:15 – 22:15 (GMT+2)

Award Cerimony
Fiction feature & short + music video