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Polittico was started in Messina (Italy) on March 28, 2013, and was immediately engaged in the production of the feature film Second Spring, directed by Francesco Calogero, whose principal photography took place in Sicily between September 1 and September 26 of the same year.

While the whole post production process ended, Polittico takes part, with Rai (Italian State Television) show Fuori Orario - cose (mai) viste, in the production of the documentary Mise en Scène with Arthur Penn (A Conversation), shoot by the Iranian director Amir Naderi, produced in New York City by Alphaville Film, and screened in the "Classics" of the 71st Venice Film Festival, then at the 2014 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Premiered on January 18, 2015 at the 26th  Trieste Film Festival, Second Spring received the Gold  Remi Award for  Foreign Film at the 49th Worldfest  Houston. After its protagonist Claudio Botosso won  the  Dedalo Minosse Cinema  Prize for Best Actor, the film got a nomination for Best Story at Nastri d'Argento 2016. Shown with N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Events) in Ukraine, Russia and U.S., Second Spring was awarded Best Feature at the 11th Hamilton Film Festival (Canada), and embarked on a festival tour in France after being screened at Annecy Cinéma Italien as part of a retrospective dedicated to Francesco Calogero, who is awarded the Prix Sergio Leone 2016 for lifetime achievement, created to make known an Italian filmmaker worthy of attention.

Subsequently, Second Spring was awarded also in Spain - Premio Arte en el Séptimo Arte a la Mejor Dirección de Arte at Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura-FICARQ in Santander, July 2017 – then won two Audience Choice Awards for Best Feature Film (Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, NYC, USA, August 2017, and Ramsgate Intl Film&TV Festival, UK, March 2018).  


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