Cain’s Shadow

Thriller | Short  | 29 min 20 sec

November 5th, 2025. Western metropolis. Young inspector Abel is grappling with the umpteenth disappearance: Angela, a 9-year-old girl, of whom there has been no news for two days. For more than ten years there have been many disappearances of children. Numbers assume alarming proportions; the police are indicted. Ada is a young woman of thirty whose daughter was kidnapped some years before. From that day on she has led a personal investigation searching for the truth. Eddi, a transsexual in his sixties, is the host of a late night radio program. Together with Agnes, he founded an association that through various propaganda activities, including the radio, struggles to find the truth. On the night of November 5th, the stories of these characters will be inexorably intertwined, leading us to a bitter and shocking discovery.

About the Artist


Antonio De Palo

Antonio De Palo was born in Molfetta in 1981. After graduating in Communication Sciences at Università degli studi di Bari he got a diploma in film Direction at the Accademia Europea di Cinema e Televisione Rosebud of Rome. His short films have been shown in over 40 countries and over 100 festivals, winning numerous awards. Some of the prestigious festivals in which he has participated: Festival International Cinéma méditerranéen Tétouan, Belgrade Documentary, and Shorts film festival, Newport Beach film festival, festival International du film Europeen de Lille, New york City International film festival, San Luis Obispo International film festival, Gwangju International film festival and many others. Furthermore, he is the associate director and assistant director on various professional sets.


 

Director

Antonio De Palo

Writer

Antonio De Palo

Producers

Giampietro Preziosa | Giuseppe Schettino | Antionio De Palo

Art Director

Francesco Arrivo

Cinematographer

Valerio Coccoli

Costume Design

Biancamaria Gervasio

Music

Giovanni Astorino

Editing

Dario Jurilli

Sound

Thomas Giorgi

Principal Cast

Valeria Solarino | Michele Venitucci | Giorgio ColangeliValentina Carnelutti | Lino Guanciale Lidia Vitale  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Soundstage Room 1116 (Mass Communications Building)

10pm-12am

(Following The Itching, Panic Attack, Monsters, Sam, What Happened to Her, Schizophrenia & Beneath the Crawlspace)

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Cain's Shadow - Trailer

Bifest - Bari International Film Festival |  Bari, Italy | April 3, 2016 |National Premiere
17° Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce |  Lecce, Italy | April 22, 2016
14° Salento Finibus Terrae |  Fasano, Italy | July 30, 2016 | Best Short
49th WorldFest Huston Independent Film Festival | Huston, USA | April 14, 2016 | International Premiere | Remi Award
OtherMovie Lugano | Lugano, Switzerland | June 8, 2016
37th Durban International Film Festival | Durban, South Africa | June 20, 2016
Figari Film Fest | Golfo Aranci, Italy | June 29, 2016
12° Indy Film Festival | Indianapolis, United States | July 20, 2016
22° San Antonio Film Festival |  San Antonio, United States | July 26, 2016
Ariano International Film Festival | Ariano, Italy | August 2, 2016
PalagianoInCorto | Palagiano, Italy | August 12, 2016
8° Corti Etnaci Film Festival | S. Antonio, Italy | July 9, 2016 | Best Medium Lenght Film
CasalCinema Film Festival | Casale Monterotaro, Italy | August 8, 2016
Vicoli Corti | Massafra, Italy | August 19, 2016
15° Villammare Film Festival | Villammare, Italy | August 25, 2016
18° Videolab Film Festival | Ragusa, Italy | August 28, 2016
4° Cervignano Film Festival | Cervignano del Friuli, Italy | September 20, 2016
16° Kansas International Film Festival | Overland Park, United States | November 4, 2016
36th Cambridge Film Festival | Cambridge, United Kingdom | October 21, 2016 | UK premiere
19th Arpa International Film Festival |  Los Angeles, United States | November 4, 2016
15° Great Lakes International Film Festival|  Erie, United States |September 24, 2016
18° Zimbabwe International Film & Festival | Trust Harare, Zimbabwe | October 4, 2016
9° Lancaster International Short Film Festival|  Lancaster, United States | October 20, 2016
5° Logan Film Festival|  Logan, United States | October 8, 2016
Festival International du Film de Bruxelles | Bruxelles, Belgium | November 21, 2016
Festival International de Cinema of the Autonomous University of Baja California|  Baja California, Mexico |October 18, 2016
5° Winchester Short Film Festival |Winchester, Italy | November 10, 2016
8° Italian Film & Art Festival Korea | Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of | November 14, 2016
19° Genova Film Festival | Genova, Italy | November 22, 2016
10 Pentedattilo Film Festival |  Pentedattilo,Italy | December 10, 2016
Lebanon Short Film Festival | Tyre, Lebanon | December 4, 2016
Festival Sayulita | Sayulita,  Mexico |February 4, 2017
6° Asti Film Festival | Ast, Italy | December 18, 2016 | Best Actress
7° Prince of Prestige Academy Award | Winter Park, United States | July 30, 2017
Mostra del Cinema di Taranto | Taranto, Italy | December 16, 2016
18° Nevermore Film Festival | Durham, United States| February 24, 2017
15° Garden State Film Festival | New Jersey, United States | March 31, 2017
39° Big Muddy Film Festival | Carbondale, United States | February 24, 2017
5° Cluj Shorts International Film Festival  | Cluj, Romania | April 8, 2017
18° Crossroads Film Festival | Jackson, United States | April 8, 2017
Roswell Film Festival | Roswell, United States | April 30, 2017