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Where the adventure began

Uno Sguardo Raro originated from the meeting of Claudia Crisafio, actress and author, and Serena Bartezzati, rare disease sufferer and communication professional. It was born in 2016 as a film festival at the Casa del Cinema in Rome, with the aim of contributing to the World Rare Disease Day with an event never realised before.

In 2018 it became the very first and only International Film Festival on the topic, promoting the best short films, documentaries and awareness-raising spots received through an international call for entries, with the collaboration of public and private, national and international partners from the world of rare diseases, disability and the world of culture and cinema in particular.


he success achieved in recent years has pushed and motivated Uno Sguardo Raro’s organizers in expanding the cultural activities offered in the 2020 edition in 4 main areas. The core of the project is the realization of the Film Festival. The primary objective of the Festival is to break the wall of isolation, which often excludes the community of rare disease patients, through the cinematographic language, giving voice to the incredible stories of courage, resilience and love that arises, beyond the difficulties, in this context. Raising awareness about the living conditions of rare diseases patients and their caregivers is important to provide a new perspective on a community that courageously faces a different everyday life, but also to appreciate the gifts we have in our lives and often take for granted.

This is why we are happy to share with all of you this new look of Uno Sguardo Raro, branched into 4 macro areas.


We collect and promote the best video works about rare diseases and disability through an international call for entries.

Want to vote for the Festival finalists and see the short films? Sign up now on our video platform to vote for your favourite short film!

Uno Sguardo Raro Lab: intensive scriptwriting and directing workshop for the production of a short film on the topic of rare diseases.

Would you like to present one or more short films, documentaries, commercials or films that we have promoted? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

Uno sguardo raro


Uno Sguardo Raro is a socio-cultural project based on the awareness that cinema and audiovisual means are the most effective way to raise public awareness on rare diseases, resilience and disability, while building an increasingly aware and sensitive community over time.

Our mission  to make the world a more inclusive place, through the research, advertising and promotion of the best short films, documentaries, awareness raising videos, feature films which tell in any genre and from any point of view the daily struggle of every human being to exceed his own limits, to go further and to never give up.


To establish an annual and international fixed appointment


To foster the creation of new stories through intensive screenwriting laboratories


To create a tour for the films and their creators


Want to vote for the Festival finalists and see the short films? Sign up now on our video platform to vote for your favourite short film!



Nove Produzioni is based on the dedicated efforts of professionals in communication, entertainment and in particular in production, training and distribution of audiovisual products, as well as experts on subjects related to rare diseases and disabilities.

Claudia Crisafio

Chairman and Artistic Director

Serena Bartezzati

Deputy Director and External Relations Coordinator

Massimiliano Franciosa

Founding partner, Coordinator of artists and partners

Francesca Visentini

Communication and Social Media

Veronica Crisafio

International event host and Relationship Manager

Ilaria Magosso

Organization and Logistics

An unparalleled festival, which has collected, from 2016 to the present:

Short films and feature films
People reached through the network of associations, caregivers, and artists
Awards given
Audience attendance
Doctors and healthcare executives
Institutions, partners, and supporters
Students and teachers
Online users