Vito wants his eldest son to follow the familys tradition and play soccer like all Italian boys, but Mario desperately wants to play rugby.

Original title: Bloody Footy
Director: Dean Chircop
Cinematography: Tony O'Loughlan
Production: Defrim Isai
Music: Christopher Elves
Editor: Geoff Lamb
Cast: George Kapiniaris, Mario: Chris Mezzasalma, Pino: Josh McConnell
Script: Marco Sinigaglia
Dialogue: English
Clearance of minors: 0 years
Licensed territory: Worldwide

2007
Cairo International Film Festival for Children

2006
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Fundance Foreingn Film Festival Greenwich
California Film Institute: Kids Best Fest Family Film Festival San Rafael
Beyond Borders San Rafael California
Australian Film Week for Children (ACTF)
11mm International FuƟsballfilmfestival Berlin
Tribecca Film Festival New York
Melbourne International Children's Film Festival
Tabor Film Festival
Vladivostok International Film Festival
Soeul International Youth Film Festival
Carrousel International du film de Rimouski
Sydney Travelling Film Festival
Australia Film Week, Kanada
Australian Department of Foreingn Affairs and Trade, Australian Film Week, Hong Kong
East Lansing Children's Film Festival
Umbria Film Festival; Lola Childrens Film Festival
Hearts of Gold International Film Fest Gympie

2005
Los Angeles Int. Short Film Festival
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Queens International Film Festival
NFB Mediatheque Toronto
Brisbane International Film Festival
Filmets de Badalona

2007
"Silver Cairo" for Best Short (Internatioal Jury) und "Gold Cairo" for Best Film (International Children's Jury), Cairo International Film Festival for Children

2006
Best Short M Category, East Lansing Children's Film Festival
Special Mention, Umbria Film Festival; Publikumspreis
Lola Childrens Film Festival
Best Narrative and Best Australian short film, Hearts of Gold International Film Fest Gympie

2005
Most popular Short Film, Brisbane International Film Festival, Australien
AWG (Australian Writers Guild) Awards, Australien (Finalist, Best Short Screenplay)
ATOM Award for Best Short Drama under 50 min., Australian Teachers of Media, AUS
Best Sport Themed Film, Filmets de Badalona