Written, Directed and Edited by Alessia Travaglini
Production Company: Fondazione Milano, MITICI Milano Talenti Creativi
Music: Riccardo Cardelli
Sound Design: Francesco Cardelli, Riccardo Cardelli
Color correction: Claudio Tacchi
Animation: Alessia Travaglini, Alberto Canestrari
Coloration: Claudio Tacchi, Riccardo Cardelli, Filippo Tonni, Alberto Canestrari, Massimo Modula
Year: 2011
 
Distribution & screening enquiries: La Vidéothèque Nomade info [at] 6870.be - 6870.be/Silenziosa-Mente, Alessia Travaglini info [at] alessiatravaglini.com
 
MITICI MILANO TALENTI CREATIVI 2011 - Funding Award
SCRATCH! INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL - First Prize (2D, Stop Motion, Mixed Media) 
THERANDA ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL - Best Film by Foreign Artist 
TRANI FILM FESTIVAL - Jury Award (clipping category)
ANIFEST ROZAFA - Special Prize (topic "Media")
AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL - Honorable Mention (Fulgor category) 
MODIX FESTIVAL - Critics' Special Mention 
VI YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL VIDENIE - Animation Nominee
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION D'ANNECY 2012 - Official Selection 
and selected in more then 200 festivals around the world
 
"SILENZIOSA-MENTE wins first prize at SCRTCH! International Animation Film Festival for the high level of quality achieved in both graphic and animation; for the narrative structure that goes beyond the traditional and classic circuits that takes the viewer inside a surreal and dreamlike journey, reminding at times a modern "alice in wonderland", made up of visual metaphors with which the author deals with profound and important issues such as the complex relationship between individual, society, power and mass media, highlighting their ambiguity and contradictions."
(Virginia Mori, Patrick Juan, Richard Squires)
 
"A nice and very surreal animation about the individual’s relations and the constant media noise we are all exposed to."
(Lund Fantastisk Film Festival)
 
"Revisitation of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Technique, poetry, fiction are skilfully dosed leaving the audience amazed and at the same time worried."
(Amarcort Film Festival) 
 
"Two shorts (Silenziosa-Mente & O.V.N.I.) being screened during the SFIndie Film Festival have been written and filmed in a manner that captures the wild fluidity and occasionally wacky humor that we find in our dreamscapes. Although each film is quite brief, it showcases a talented filmmaker with an exciting artistic vision which is bound to bear future fruit. 
Italian animator, Alessia Travaglini, manages to reference complex political challenges in her provocative new short entitled Silenziosa-Mente (Silent Mind). Although much of this film seems to have been done in shades of red, white, and black, it makes astonishing use of the kind of bizarre, nonsensical images which can pepper our dreams. Although Silent Mind is barely five minutes long, it packs quite a wallop."
(George Heymont) 
 
A surreal film which enters the dreams and nightmares we go through every day, a ‘metaphor of vision’ that shows the shapes of the world beyond realism.