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Best Short Fiction Film at CIMMfest

I'm pleased to announce that Doina won another award, this time for Best Short Fiction Film, at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival!! Nikolas G. ...

ARES Film & Media Festival

ARES Film & Media Festival was born in 2009 in Syracuse, Italy.
It promotes a connection between the world of art and culture and that of new technologies and social responsibility.

The main purpose of the ARES (Art and Social Responsibility) Festival is the promotion of the visual culture and multimedia languages as a vehicle for social cohesion through the creation of an open supporting network aimed at encouraging, helping and linking all the expressions and positive experiences which can spread the values of pluralism and general well being in the cultural and social fields.

The Festival organizes a debate on the means of social responsibility through conferences and seminars concerning the social, scientific and environmental fields. It stimulates the meeting of multimedia projects and promotes moments of confrontation on issues concerning the investment in culture as a unique element of communication and building corporate identity and growth of core values in an organization.

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New Italian Cinema

The San Francisco Film Society, New Italian Cinema Events of Florence, Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco present New Italian Cinema, November 14–21 at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. The eight-day festival is dedicated to bringing Italy’s newest directors and films to Bay Area audiences and celebrating the country’s rich cinematic tradition. The 2010 edition opens with Ferzan Ozpetek’s humorous drama Loose Cannons and a three-film retrospective of this talented and prolific auteur’s work, and closes with Paolo Virzì’s moving new film The First Beautiful Thing. The core program of New Italian Cinema features seven recent films by breakthrough filmmakers vying for the City of Florence Award.

ITALIANMIX 2012 - Contest Info and deadline

ITALIANMIX 2012 is looking for INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE and INSPIRING works by Italian filmmakers or by foreign filmmakers but having as their topic Italy or Italian subjects for ITALIANMIX to be included in the VIEWFest 2012 program in Turin and on the VIEWFest ITALIANMIX DVD. ITALIANMIX welcomes works in all genres and visual forms. An exciting and unique opportunity addressed to Italian filmmakers, digital artists, and other creative professionals, to gain valuable exposure ...

"OfflagaDiscoPax" rockumentary - clip 02

2nd clip from Pierr Nosari's rockumentary about italian indie band OfflagaDiscoPax. more info on 

"OfflagaDiscoPax" rockumentary - clip 01

1st clip from Pierr Nosari's rockumentary about italian indie band OfflagaDiscoPax. More info & buy on 

OfflagaDiscoPax rockumentary - trailer

Trailer of Pierr Nosari's rockumentary about italian indie band OfflagaDiscoPax.  More info & buy on 

New deadline: August 31st!

Dear friends,   we are happy to inform you Valpolicella Film Festival will extend its entry deadline to August 31st! We are waiting for your works! ...

The Clearwater Film Festival Reaches 101 Submissions!

TCFF is pleased to announce that we are officially in triple digit territory for the first time since we began our submission process in December 2009.  We have received dozens of quality films from all over the world.  The majority of films are from the US and we have had a brilliant response from the UK and Canada.  We have also received films from Israel, Switzerland, Argentina, South Korea, Ecuador, Belgium, Serbia, Australia, Germany and Italy.  our screeners are eager to view more and ...

Imaginaria Film Festival 2012

Until June 30, 2012, it will be possible to send in film works in order to take part in the 10th edition of IFF (Imaginaria Film Festival) which will take place in Conversano (Italy) on next august 2012. All the information regarding the registration and the official Call for Entry can be found on the website

After the success of the last edition, which was particularly appreciated by the critics and by the audience because of the accurate selection of the competing works, the Festival - with the support of the Directorate for Cultural Policies of the City of Conversano and with the contribution of the Puglia Region, Province of Bari and University of Bari - is becoming an important appointment for independent cinema, on a national and international level.

This year too, the festival undertakes to develop collaboration networks with the main production and distribution companies. A great chance for independent filmmakers to present their original works to the Italian audience as an absolute premiere. Over 65 works will be selected for the competition (in the 2011 edition, the festival received over 1500 works from 42 countries).

The competing sections are:

Short Films;


Documentary Films (documentary films on human rights and on free themes);


The programme will be enriched with retrospective events and seminars concerning various aspects of the world of cinema.


Luigi Iovane - imaginaria's art director

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VII SHORTini International Short Film Festival 2013

The Cultural Association QUATTRO TERZI presents: VII SHORTini International Short Film Festival The festival will be held in Augusta (SR) – ITALY in the period from 02 to 04 August 2013. SHORTini International Short Film Festival is a short films international competition that includes 3 sections: International Competition, National Competition, Mediterraneo Competition. The following prizes are provided, awarded at the unchallengeable judgement of the jury appointed by the Cultural Association Bivio Art and so divided: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Best Short film Best Direction Best Cinematography Audience Award Special Mentions. The maximum duration of short films, including titles and credits, is 30 minutes. Italian production’s short films may choose to compete or for National competition or for the International. The short films not in Italian language shall NOT have subtitles, but must be provided, in the application for participation, the dialogue printed in English language. How to partecipate Registration is free and the deadline for submission of material is May 01, 2013, checking postmark. The registration procedures for both national and international competition are: Register online at the site Postage at: SHORTINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Via Megara n° 107 96011 AUGUSTA (SR) - ITALY and contain absolutely, penalty exclusion: - Signed Forms of Participation; - N° 1 copy of audiovisual material on DVD; - Signed Release; - CD containing photos of the scene, photos of the author and author's cv. The registration form and release must be duly filled in any single part, penalty exclusion. Works must be submitted in DVD, with the following notes: Author’s full name; Work’s title; Duration; Year. GENERAL NOTES The Cultural Association Bivio Art is not responsible for any postal delays, damage, theft or loss of postal items. The works will not be returned and will become part of Festival’s archive. For more information please contact us at the site or at the address E-mail:

European film Nights

We are very happy with the reponse from our Europeans filmmakers that we will have 2 days showing film from Spain, Germany, Netherland, Italy, France and Portugal.We will follow with a big party in our Manhattan boat, we can accomodate 100 people.  Champagne and wine will be served.Send your film to be part of thsi event!  ...



The Agave di Cristallo is the only world Film Festival that awards movies for best dialogues. It is in Lerici (La Spezia, Italy), one of the best place all over the world, well know for the famous "Golfo dei Poeti" (Poets' Gulf) where lived Lord Byron. Lerici was in the history the place preferred from many Romantic Poets. Nowadays it is the location of this prestigious festival dedicated to the best dialogues. The author is Stefano De Martino that created it on 2005. The artistic director is Kyara van Ellinkhuizen. There are two competitive sections: one for best movie dialogues and the other for new screenwriters.

Film festivals in Italy

Are you looking for film festivals in Italy? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee.**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on If your festival is not yet listed in our festivals directory, please click here. ...

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy


Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

Director: Tony Olmetti Schweikle.
The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa. Also filmed in vivid detail are some of the thousands of Watchtowers that were built along the shores of the Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Hundreds have withstood the assault of man and nature and can be visited today. The history of these towers and the people who manned them has never been told. All re-enactments were filmed at the sites of theses pirate attacks. Most of the extras are descended from survivors of these attacks. The time period of Pirate attacks takes place in the 1500’s. Other portions of the program cover 1,000 years of Mediterranean history, beginning with the first Watchtowers built on the island of Sardegna, circa 1500BC The program ends with the attack on the village of Ispani in 1532 by Pasha Heyreddin, (Barbarossa.) Heyreddin was an Admiral in the Ottoman Empire who attacked many cities in Italy, including Capri, where there is today a castle built by him. The video portion of the program was filmed in Italy with HD P2 cameras. All re-enactment scenes were filmed by the production company.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy

The program is about “Saracen Pirates,” from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, and their attacks on the coastal cities of southern Italy to capture men, women and children for the slave markets of North Africa.

'Our World' photo exhibit 

'Our World' Photo Exhibit.

  'Our World' Photo exhibit brings awareness and enlightenment to viewers around the world.We appreciate the abundance and wealth in our world, united with the realities of war, poverty, abuse and disregard towards our fellow human.Ideally you will discover new actions that make a difference in the lives of our human family. May everyone enjoy the same privileges and quality of life experience in our life time. Designed by Bobbi Miller MoroWomen Without Borders US  Women Without Borders US ...

Accordi @ Disaccordi Open Air Cinema Festival

This outdoor film festival shoots essay features, documentaries, shorts, pocket movies and music videos in an amphitheatre equipped with one of the widest projection screens in Italy which rises having an artificial lake all around.

Magma - International Short Film Festival 2009

Magma has always focused exclusively on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends. The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works that are often precluded from the main distribution channels. Its aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format.


ARCIPELAGO - International Festival of Short Films and New Images

Rome festival focused on shorts up to 30`. No distinction of genre/shooting standard. 2 international competitions - The Short Planet (film, video and digital shorts) and Corto.Web (online) - 2 national competitions - Retrospectives and Special Events.

NEW DEADLINE - Bolzano ShortFilmFestival 2008

NEW DEADLINE!!!  15th July 2008 We are pleased to inform you that new deadline for the festival subscriptions is 15th July 2008!: - 5th NO WORDS - International no-dialogue short film competition.In this competition, the film/video must be understood through the strength of the images only. Music, sounds, environment background noises, etc. are accepted. Films/videos without dialogues, about any topics, produced 2006, 2007 or 2008 can be submitted. - 40th OPERE NU...

Official Selections Imaginaria Film Festival 2008

IMAGINARIA FILM FESTIVAL – 2008 / 6th EditionSELEZIONI UFFICIALI / OFFICIAL SELECTIONSSEZIONE LUNGOMETRAGGI / FEATURE FILMSFilm Title FAT STUPID RABBITDirector(s) Slava Ross Genre Fiction / Running Time 89:27 / Production country Russia / Production year 2007Film Title 1,2,3, WHITEOUT aka THE END OF LIGHT AGEDirector(s) James June Schneider Genre Fiction / Running Time 72:00 / Production country United States / Production year 2007Film Title LAYA PROJECTDirector(s) Harold Monfils...


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