La Slitta (The Sled)

Film Block: W     Cinema:  LAB 1        Date:  04.03.18              Time: 1.00-3.00 PM

La Slitta *2018 OSCAR Qualifier

Director: Emanuela Ponzano

Country: Italy

Runtime: 19 mins

Genre:  Drama, Family


La Slitta brings together two boys from different countries and cultures and carries them through the winter woods of the Italian mountains, far away from their parents’ prejudices and isolation. Two children, one sled, and a lasting friendship.

Rated: PG




An award-winning and versatile actress in both cinema and theatre, Emanuela was born in Brussels and attended drama school at Belgium’s Conservatoire Royal of Liege. She has starred in several films by accomplished directors, including John Irvin, and won a National Artistic Award for her acting in Italy, and a nomination for the prestigious “Prix Jacques Huisman”  theatre award. Emanuela recently wrote, directed, and acted in the multi-award-winning ‘La Slitta’ (The Sled)- a short film that was picked for the qualifying round of the 2018 Academy Awards (Oscars). Emanuela will next be seen in the role of Medea, in the dramatic short film ‘Thessalus & Medea’ by Jan Hendrik Verstraten. (Read an interview with NRFF London).