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New York City Short Film Festival

NYC Shorts celebrates the short form by showcasing provocative and entertaining films from around the world. The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, an arts and entertainment venue in New York City, is the home for our 10th anniversary edition.

Created by filmmakers David Barba, James Pellerito and Jennifer Pellerito, NYC Shorts includes the following competition categories:  drama, comedy, documentary, lgbt, student, foreign language and animation.  In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, the film selected Best of Fest will be awarded a special cash prize.

Duhok International FIlm Festival

Kurdistan covers in big parts the region of former Mesopotamia. Being one of the oldest cultures in the world, Mesopotamia is widely considered as the cradle of civilisation, where writing was invented and the origins of philosophy can be traced back to. With its ancient, highly developed and socially complex states it had a profound impact on the development of the western civilisation and culture.

The Duhok International Film Festival wishes to return a cultural identity to this region, so that it is perceived again as a place of development instead of a place of political conflict. The fertile land that Mesopotamia once presented is now the land that can breathe quality, cinema and epic stories, growing to new strength.

The festival aims to showcase innovative films of high artistic value with a notable handwriting made throughout the world. It shall work as a pinnacle point for all wishing to learn more about the possibilities the Kurdish regions have to offer. Duhok IFF wishes to create an atmosphere of exchange between different cultures and human values. The city becomes an encounter of civilisations, where ancient culture connects with modern culture and the Kurdish film landscape with world cinema. Unique film experiences can be made and people can share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.

A major task of the festival is to build a bridge between Kurdish film production and worldwide filmmaking. It wishes to create a launch platform for films from Kurdistan, taking the pulse of new tendencies and offering the opportunity to explore a terrain opening up in contemporary filmmaking. As a unique festival in this region, it understands itself as a forge for new talents and meeting place for up and coming filmmakers.

The programme does not only present a wide selection of international productions from all over the world, it also aims to spotlight Kurdish film in the world’s film landscape. It focusses both on new films from the four parts of Kurdistan (Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey), as well as on films from abroad including films made by Kurdish filmmakers who live in Diaspora.

It is time to open ourselves to the thoughts, images, myths and stories of Kurdistan, to its culture, to its films. Welcome to Duhok!

The Duhok International Film Festival is organised by the General Directorate of Culture, Arts, Sports and Youth of Duhok City and by the Cinema Directorate Duhok in cooperation with mîtosfilm Berlin.

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

From Boerum Hill to Bergen Beach. Fort Greene to Flatlands. Cobble Hill to Canarsie.
It's only Brooklyn when you count every neighborhood and every community.

We founded the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF) in 2011 because Brooklyn needs a major independent film festival. While there are several niche festivals in our borough, they're based around individual neighborhoods and are limited in scope. Founded and run by Brooklyn-born and based working artists, the AoBFFcreates the first large-scale, borough-wide platform for independent film.

 

The AoBFF is the only independent, international film festival built entirely around Brooklyn, a local independent scene with global influence. We focus on Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers and we screen work from all over the world whose creators live, work in, or are inspired by Brooklyn's indie film scene.

 

We conceived the AoBFF as a festival that speaks to Brooklyn as a whole, where many demographics overlap. We bring the new, artist-centric Brooklyn community together with "Classic Brooklyn" – natives and immigrant communities at a single event. We are as diverse, vital and international as the borough itself. And everyone is invited to our party.



Films are screened at 300-seat Founders Hall Theater at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, 300-seat Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn and select locations around the borough.



The AoBFF is the only festival in Brooklyn to screen films as part of ExChange, a network of film festivals in the US and Europe. This exclusive partnership gives our filmmakers a chance to screen at RxSM Film Expo in Austin, TX. 



ABOUT THE ART OF BROOKLYN

The Art of Brooklyn is a not-for-profit organization that curates a conversation between the new, Brooklyn-based art community, immigrants, transplants and those born and raised in the borough.

(In)Justice for All Film Festival

In line with the vision of The Next Movement . . .

The U.S. justice system is inhumane and immoral, and can only be changed through the efforts of everyday people passionately working to educate and inform their communities. Core to our success is the conviction that America is committing an incredible injustice on entire populations of its own citizens, and that brought to light, average Americans will become allies in the fight for justice and human rights.

. . . the (In)Justice for All Film Festival (IFAFF) will bring to audiences films that explore our current criminal justice system – police, courts, and corrections – and the for-profit industries that feed at this trough of human misery. We will share the stories of the millions that are relegated to second-class citizenship under an unforgiving system.

We will show better ways that exist in other countries and even best practices right here in America. IFAFF will screen feature length documentaries, as well as topical shorts, with themes covering the following subjects:
 

  • The War on Drugs and its effect on individuals, families, and society

  • The science of addiction

  • The politicization of crime and punishment

  • Global alternatives to imprisonment

  • Incarceration’s impacts on men, women, and children (inside and out)

  • Restorative Justice – Restoring Community Health

  • Good Cop/Bad Cop – Discretionary Police Power

  • History of Incarceration

  • Mental Health in America

  • Immigration

  • The Gang Alternative

  • Prison Reform Movements

  • Politically Motivated Imprisonment

  • Prison Profiteers – The corporations that profit from prison growth

The power of film to educate and influence, to inspire and engage, and to ultimately exponentially grow the numbers of active allies in the fight to end the embarrassing injustice that mass incarceration represents, is the catalyst for the (In)Justice for All Film Festival.

Cinéma du réel

Since it was founded 36 years ago, the Cinéma du réel has become France’s foremost documentary film festival. Open to a diversity of writings, creative forms and ideas, the festival draws a large, faithful and curious audience.

The festival’s venues: Centre Pompidou, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Forum de Images, the Nouveau Latina, as well as several film theatres in the Ile-de-France area.

 

ON THE FESTIVAL’S SCREENS:

 

> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 11 films.

> FRENCH COMPETITION: 10 films.

> INTERNATIONAL FIRST FILMS COMPETITION: 9 films.

> INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS COMPETITION: 10 films.

 

> NIGHT HAS MANY EYES

Could it be that night defies “realism”? From black to overly bright, from town to forest, from the beginnings of cinema to contemporary experiments, night escapes us, reveals itself or becomes transfigured. 

Proposed and programmed by Marie-Pierre Duhamel Muller

In partnership with the French Film Archives and the Centre Pompidou.

 

> Portugal, 25 APRIL 1974 – UMA TENTATIVA DE AMOR

For the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, an anthology of films shot during this enchanted interval, filled with hope, energy and freedom. With films by Rui Simões, João César Monteiro, António Campos, Robert Kramer, Pedro Costa and others.

Programme by Federico Rossin.

Partnered by the Cinemateca Portuguesa/Museu do Cinema and Apordoc, the Portuguese association for documentary film. With assistance of the Instituto Camões and the participation of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation France Delegation.

 

> RAYMONDE CARASCO & RÉGIS HÉBRAUD: AT WORK

A full retrospective of the films by Carasco, who spent 20 years travelling through the lands of the Tarahumara Indians with her husband, the cameraman and editor, Régis Hébraud.

Programme by Nicole Brenez, together with Régis Hébraud.

 

> BY WAY OF… JEAN ROUCH

For the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker’s death, Cinéma du réel proposes two journeys through his work:

- ethno-fiction: a two-session workshop to pay tribute to this pioneer of ethno-cinema.

- Parisian wanderings: following in the filmmaker’s footsteps through the streets of Paris.

Partnered by the French Film Archives, the Comité du film ethnographique and the Fondation Jean Rouch.

 

> ARRESTED CINEMA

After Syria in 2012 and Iran in 2013, this year Arrested Cinema questions documentary production in Russia. Given the lack of funding and the non-diffusion of existing films, is self-censorship  a necessary alternative?

Partnered by Arte Actions culturelles

 

> JOHN BERGER – WAYS OF TELLING

For the French re-edition of Another Way of Telling, a spotlight on the works of John Berger, with screenings of Ways of Listening by Colin MacCabe, where the writer talks with Tilda Swinton, and Timothy Neat’s Play me something.

 

> PREVIEWS

- Joaquim Pinto: screening of E agora? Lembra me, awarded at the Locarno Festival and a master class at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

- La Ultima Pelicula by Raya Martin and Mark Peranson.

 

>>> Cinéma du reel is also: discussions, workshops and professional round tables (including a guided tour of Claire Simon’s webdoc, Gare du Nord, a concert inspired by A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness by Ben Rivers and Ben Russel, “hors les murs” screenings in the Île de France area and beyond…” 

Insight Film Festival

The Insight Film Festival exists to encourage filmmakers throughout the world to make films about ‘faith’. It creates events and spaces where such films can be displayed, discussed and celebrated. It welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds and none and focuses particularly on young filmmakers. In doing so it wants to make positive contributions to understanding, respect and community cohesion.

Porny Days Sexfilmfestival Zurich

True to David Reuben's classic book "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask " we love movies that give us new insights on topics like sexual liberation, erotic fantasies, BDSM, sexual shame, cultural sexual differences, the "new" prudery, pornography, the impact of the internet porn on our sexuality and sex activism. The discourse with the filmmakers and actors is very important to us. Therefore we try to invite as many protagonists and directors as possible to our festival and thus offer the audience the opportunity for a dialogue.

The selection-commitee is looking forward to all kind of films about all kinds of sexuality. Any durations and genres are welcome and can be submitted, fiction, shorts, experimental and documentaries.

Ambulante Documentary Film Festival

Ambulante org produces an international documentary film festival in collaboration with CANANA, Cinépolis, and the Morelia International Film Festival that tours various states in Mexico over 3 months.

With more than 100 documentary films, around 100 national and international special guests and over 150 venues, Ambulante promotes the exhibition of documentary film, Mexican and foreign, throughout the country.

The festival is non-competitive and presents 60% of programming for free. Each year the festival program is complemented by workshops, meetings with producers, conferences, seminars, industry panels, special screenings, outdoor screenings, events in schools and universities, drive-in theaters, and since 2011, features a series of documentaries in VIVE LATINO (Festival of Rock Music and Culture).

The Ambulante Documentary Film Festival will travel to 12 states in Mexico from 30 January to 4 May 2014, with an international program made up of around 100 titles. The Festival will visit Mexico City (30 January to 13 February), Guerrero (13 to 20 February), Zacatecas (13 to 20 February), Puebla (20 to 27 February), Veracruz (27 February to 6 March), Nuevo León
(6 to 13 March), Coahuila (13 to 20 March), Michoacán (20 to 27 March), Chiapas (27 March 3 April), Jalisco (3 to 10 March), Baja California (10 to 17 March) and Oaxaca (24 March to 4 May).

Loch Ness Film Festival

 

Loch Ness Film Festival (SCIO) is a small and independent grassroots film festival held at loch ness near Inverness in Scotland from July 25-27h 2014. The Festival is a registered Scottish Incorporated Charity, Charity Number SC042926. All screening and events taking place during the festival are free entry.

www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk

This is a fun and friendly film festival and there will be no competitions or awards at this,it is the chance for filmmakers of all ages and background to meet each other and network and also the chance for film enthusiasts and the local community and tourists to get involved and enjoy the event and friendly atmosphere.

Submissions are open and seeking for short films from length of 1 minute to a maximum of 15 minutes, entry fee is £10 paid via paypal from our official website www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk where we have our guidelines highlighted on our submission page with paypal link and a one page pdf entry form to fill in post along with your film on dvd for us to watch. The deadline is MAY 16TH.

About the format of the festival is we screen short film blocks, one on the Friday night at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge from 7pm til 8.30pm then a feature film and feature short from 9pm. On the Saturday at the Craigmonie Theatre we screen 2 short film blocks, one at 3pm-5pm and one at 7-9pm.

On the Sunday and last day of the 3 day festival we host a guerrilla filmmaking day in the hills of loch ness at the Abriachan Hall aimed mainly at kids and families where we teach and try and make short fun films by the children attending from 12-3pm, a good old fashioned scottish barbecue from 3-4pm and then screening in the hall from 4-5pm a series of shorts made by children from loch ness, inverness and surrounding areas.

Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The organisers would like to welcome the filmmakers on the well-known Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts (15-19 October 2014 - Szolnok, Hungary). We expect film entries that were made after January 1, 2012, that present, (re)interpret pieces of art by means of cinematic methods or deal with the life or certain stages of one or more artists (art groups). They also welcome works that discover certain tendencies or periods of fine arts or their social context. Last but not least, they also expect films created by using artistic methods or instruments (e.g. animated and experimental films, features).

Deadline of application: 5th May 2014

Application is possible on the webpage of the film festival (http://festival.tiszamozi.hu )

Address:
Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts
H-5000 Szolnok (Hungary) Templom út 4.

Information:
Paksi Csaba            csaba.paksi@tiszamozi.hu        
Demeter Éva          eva@demeter@tiszamozi.hu 

Bozsik Bella              bell.bozsik@tiszamozi.hu           
Makai István           istvan.makai@tiszamozi.hu 
                                                                                                                                          Hatvani Katalin      katalin.hatvani@gmail.com                                               


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Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Festival

Through film, art, and gender studies, Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Festival celebrates and examines the diversity of gender identities and expressions, as well as of sexual identities and orientations, while embracing varied and alternative feminisms.

Imperfectu explores the infinite possibilities that sex, gender and sexuality fields offer to us, questioning the primacy of the conventions to which the binary gender system and heteronormativity limit us. Furthermore, this festival gives room to feminist expressions that know how to include these infinite possibilities in their discourses.

PLACE

The festival will take place in Tijuana, Mexico.
A selection of the screened works in Tijuana will also be presented in Berlin, Germany.

VENUES

Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT)
Tijuana University CUT
Berlin venue TBD

DATES

The festival will be held from April 1st to 6th, 2014 (Tijuana, Mexico).
The dates for the Berlin screenings will be announced later.

 

MEANING

Through the word “imperfectu” we want to give a new value to the concept of imperfection within the gender studies framework. The “-tu” ending avoids the gender morpheme that in Spanish language is used when the noun “imperfection” becomes an adjective. At the same time, this ending makes a reference to the Spanish pronoun “tú” (“you”) in order to create closeness to the individual.

“Imperfectu” is an invented adjective that seeks identification and fraternity between those who somehow transgress the binary system of sex and gender and heteronormativity and, therefore, are seen as outsiders of “normality” and even as “imperfect beings”. Through this festival, what a binary and heteronormative culture reads as “imperfect” is simply read as “non-normative” and, consequently, considered “normal” and celebrated from a second reading that becomes liberal and intelligent.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • 1. To encourage education, analysis and discussion about the relationship that cinema, art and popular culture maintain with gender studies.
  • 2. To open a cultural space that creates visibility for all those communities whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality.
  • 3. To promote art with a gender focus.
  • 4. To celebrate sexual and gender diversity.
  • 5. To create identification and fraternity among all those individuals whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality.
  • 6. To express alternative feminisms that know how to combine their ideologies and movements and sexual and gender diversity.
  • 7. To include. This festival in any way excludes cisgender communities; on the contrary, it seeks the integration of all types of gender and transgender manifestations.
  • 8. To fight homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia, encouraging acceptance and tolerance of all those individuals whose tendencies are different from the conventional concepts of sex, gender and sexuality. Although all these objectives will have an impact directly on Tijuana society, they will also reach the Baja California and the Mexican societies as well as Spanish speaking and English speaking communities through the festival’s publications.

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

 

THE WORLD'S FIRST GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

Join us September 26 to October 5, 2014 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, Universities and Galleries for one purpose...to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. 

What is MANHATTAN SHORT:
{MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond -- Venues for 2014 Click Here for a list of cinemas taking part in 2014

Deadlines: Early Deadline March 1, 2014 - Regular Deadline July 31, 2014

 

Tally Shorts Film Festival

Embracing the medium of short film, Tally Shorts Film Festival is excited to bring a truly unique and independent cinema experience to North Florida with the goal of increasing community awareness and support for film as a cultural and economic asset.  In addition to showcasing cinema from around the world, Tally Shorts is dedicated to preserving, nurturing and cultivating local filmmakers by providing an avenue to network, showcase and discuss all aspects of film.

We Wanna See Your Shorts!

 
To submit simply go to http://tallyshorts.com/submit/

 

Plymouth Film Festival 2014

Plymouth short film festival taking place at the Plymouth Arts Centre on Saturday 17th May 2014.

 

Showcasing a selection of the best short films from both local and national filmmaking talent, the Plymouth film festival is a chance to come and watch some amazing short films, and for filmmakers to showcase their work and be rewarded and recognised for it. We are now accepting submissions, please see awards for details of categories and eligibility.

Salaya International Documentary Film Festival

In Thailand each year, there might be one or two documentary features  released in limited cinema.  Meanwhile documentary films have been hilightened by International film festival in the recent years and have become popular genre due to its superb quality to convey the truth and voice of the people. Seeing this changing trend,  Film Archive (Public Organization) would like provide Thai audience with wider range of documentary, not only to see more Thai documentary , but also documentary in the ASEAN region and masterpiece from around the world.

Tuzla Film Festival

From 10th to 14th of September 2014. Tuzla will host third in a row Tuzla Film Festival. Organizer will provide guests, as previous years, the opportunity to enjoy superb films, meetings with actors , directors and other film professionals.
 
The festival will be based on five categories : feature-length and short films , animation and documentaries , and "Shoot with anything". Films entering the competition categories are South Slavic, and coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro. Directors of the South Slavic origin can also apply.
 
TFF 2013 visited Nikola Kojo , Mira Banjac , Zijad Gračić , Jorge Fuentes , Daniel Utješanović , Zdenka Gold , Bobo Jelcic , Dalibor Matanic , Miroslav Momcilovic , Dragan Marinkovic , Milan Lucic , Momcilo Mrdaković , Igor Turčinović , Ismar Mujezinovic , Ivan Ramadan and many other well-known and lesser-known filmmakers . Within TFF 2012 guests were our Emir Hadzihafizbegovic,Miroslav Momcilovic , Milos Samolov , Dragan Marinkovic , Ademir Kenović , Elma Tataragic , Lazar Ristovski , Janko Baljak .
 
Currently a team of MF works on preparation activities within the TFF of 2014. Team of TFF will this year be on several international film festivals such as the Berlinale and Cannes Film Festival . It is important to stress that slowly but surely Tuzla Film Festival is becoming a regional European festival  and expanding from the local to the regional level .

New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest)

The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. Created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.

The 3rd NY Shorts Fest will be held in May 2014. 

Submit online www.NYshortsFest.com

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014

The ESFF is currently accepting submissions from talented filmmakers who would like to screen a film at the weeklong festival in June 2014. Whether you are a student filmmaker or have been in the industry for years, we’d like to hear from you.

The ESFF is a fast-growing festival in Scotland’s capital, a city famous for its dynamic, cutting-edge cultural scene. All genres of film will be considered; we’ve screened animation, drama, comedy, documentary and art house film in the past. What we’re really looking for are films that hook the audience with their beautifully realised ideas, innovative narratives and inspiring techniques.

Last year, we screened 98 films to hundreds of guests across some of the most prominent arts venues in the city. We received films from 14 countries across the world and international filmmakers from as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Chile joined us, participating in our workshops and attending screenings.

Our plans for the ESFF in 2014 are bigger and better than ever; not only will you get the chance to screen your film at this prominent event, but we’d also like to invite you to participate in workshops and attend the ESFF closing party where you can mingle with other like-minded filmmakers while possibly picking up one of the prizes on offer. All entries will be considered to participate in our forthcoming film festival in Shanghai.

Food Film Festival

The Food Film Festival is a three-day festival on everything related to food: eating in the broadest sense of the word. There is so much to say about food and at the same time how and what we eat says so much about us. Food is culture; food is identity. During three days the Food Film Festival attempts to cover all aspects of everything related to food. Aside from documentaries, feature films, animation, short and experimental films the festival boasts a variety of debate, lectures, live shows and workshops. This broad approach leads to the multifaceted program the subject deserves. The Food Film Festival believes that good stories have the power to transform the world. By creating a stage for food stories the Food Film Festival hopes to convey the love for food and at the same time it denounces the many problems related to our current day food system.


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Visioni Corte Short Film Festival

VISIONI CORTE Film Festival

International Short Film Festival

Call for entry (Short Film Festival) year 2014

The Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" announces the third edition of Visioni Corte (Short Visions), the International Festival of the Independent Short Film, which will be held in the month of October 2014 in the magnificent setting of the ancient Castle of Minturno ( LT). The official dates of the Festival, which will last five days, will be published at the deadline of the competition, in  July 15th, 2014, along with the program, on our website www.visionicorte.it

1. GENERAL  TERMS

1.1 Competitive Categories

Everybody can take part to the competition in one of the 7 (seven) categories of the Festival. We want  to offer to the independent professionals and not only, regardless of the budget, the opportunity to be engaged in an homogeneous competition, which allows also the Technical Jury to provide more easily a fairer judgment of the works. The categories will be:

•        CortoFiction International:  it’s about any topic and genre. Ranging from drama to comedy, thriller, etc.. The stories can be invented or adapted or inspired by true events. Just for foreign films

  • CortoFiction Italy:  it’s about any topic and genre. Ranging from drama to comedy, thriller, etc.. The stories can be invented or adapted or inspired by true events. Just for italian films

•        CortoMusic: aimed at videoclip. It regards music videos for singers or rising bands;

•        CortoDoc: aimed at documentaries or reportage of any sort;

•        CortoSchool: addressed to  middle and high schools. Each school can take part in developing its own  original project on a free topic of any sort;

•        CortoZero: for all those independent directors  who make their films without majors and with a really low budget. The purpose of this section is to give high visibility, support and value to those who aspire to move into film circuit. No limit of  thematic topic or genre.

  • CortoAnimation: aimed to any story of animation of any genre and realized in any technical way, also stop-motion. The topic is free.

There will be 4 (four) special awards  regarding all the films of CortoFiction and CortoZero of the competitions:

•    Best Screenplay

•    Best Photography

•    Best actor in lead role

•    Best actress in lead role

1.2 Pre-selection

All works submitted will be preselected by a special commission. Exceeding the pre-selection the participants will be admitted to the grand finale. Filling out the entry form, participants must indicate which category they intend to enter his short film. The Selection Committee can change any sides in a different category, in order to ensure homogeneity within them. Participants can stay informed about the selection of short films by visiting www.visionicorte.it where, as soon as possible, the program of the event will be published with official dates and the place where the screenings of the short films will take place. The Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" reserves the right at its discretion to project the works that have not passed the pre-selection. These works, which will not be part of the competition, will therefore be considered "out of competition".

1.3 Methods of selection of short films

The Commission will select an adequate number of short films for each of the categories provided. The Judge Commission's final decisions are irrevocable.

1.4 Jury

There will be a Technical Jury (composed of scholars, people experts and professionals at the field of audio-visual making) that will choose only 1 (one) winner film for each category. During the prizegiving the Jury will express the reasons which led to award the winner and they  will be read in public.

The decisions expressed by the jury is final and irrevocable.

2. AWARDS

The Technical Jury award for each category in the competition will be a prize just to the first placed. The four special awards, consisting of a plate, will be assigned by the technical jury, too. The Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse", as its discretion, reserves the right to give a special prize to the most original idea of any short film in competition.

3. TECHNICAL ASPECTS

3.1 How to participate

• Participation in the competition is free of charge;

• To take part in the competition all those concerned should send all the necessary material (see 3.5) to the address specified in section 3.6;

• Each author is responsible for the content of their work (see also 3.9);

• Each author may submit just one (1) single work, otherwise pain of exclusion, indicating the category which he intends to enter the competition;

• Participants will be responsible for delivery charges of all necessary materials, which in any case will not be returned;

• Each participant must be sure that he has complied with every request made by the Regulation, under penalty of exclusion;

• Participation in the competition provides for the acceptance of these rules.

2.3 Works admitted  to the competition

Works made in Italy or abroad since January 1, 2013 can participate in the selection. Foreign works, in order to be admitted, must be imperatively subtitled in Italian.

3.3 Required support

Works, in any way they have been taken and / or carried out, must be submitted for the contest in digital format, on CD and DVD.

3.4 Duration

All short films can’t be longer than time limit of 20 minutes (including opening and closing credits).

3.5 Required Materials

To be admitted to the pre-selection you need imperatively:

•        1 copy of the video in digital format DVD Video (.vob)

•        1 copy of the video on CD/DVD-Rom (in one of these file format: Avi, Mpeg, Mp4, Mov)

•        1 entry form (you can download it from www.visionicorte.it), entirely completed in block capitals or using pc, signed and attached to the video;

•        at least 1 representative photo of the short film (in jpeg format, no printed one), which must be sent to the e-mail address info@visionicorte.it or attached to the package on CD/DVD-ROM.

The lack of one of the items of the list will not allow the access to pre-selection. It’s welcome but optional a personal file about information of the director and a poster of the film.

3.6 Deadline to send materials

All material must be strictly send no later than July 15th, 2014 (as confirmed by the postmark) to the following address:

Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" – VISIONI CORTE

c / o Gisella Calabrese - Via Luigi Cadorna 147-04026 Minturno (LT)

3.7 Safeguard

The Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" is not responsible for damaged packages and / or received in late, or of any theft or loss. Each author is personally responsible for the content of their work.

3.8 Patent right

The participation of a short film in this competition imply that the Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" has the free rights of the work (non-exclusive), for purposes related to the event, subject to authorization by the appropriate space on the entry form. The organization will have all the rights of use, with no time limit, of duplication and distribution of the products received, which will still be used in a non-profit cultural and propaganda activities of the own event. The copies of the participant short films will not be returned, but they will be collected in the archives of the audiovisual section of the Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse".

3.9 Copyright

The Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" refuses all responsibility due to the reproduction of short  films containing material covered by copyright for which the participants have not regularized the situation with the SIAE.

3.10 Privacy Policy

All personal information collected by the Cultural Association "Il Sogno di Ulisse" will be treated in compliance with Legislative Decree 196 of 30 June 2003 on the privacy policy.

3.11 Returning

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INFO & CONTACTS

For further information visit our website: www.visionicorte.it

Or send an e-mail to: info@visionicorte.it   

If you have further questions please contact:

Dott.ssa Gisella Calabrese: + 39 347 4615 269

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The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent international film festival for, by and about the Brooklyn indie film scene. Founded in 2011, The AoBFF screens work by Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric filmmakers. That is, those who live or work in the borough; were born, raised and/or spent significant time here (no matter where they live now); and international films that were inspired by Brooklyn. We are unique in that every film we show has a connection to Brooklyn’s indie film scene — in the borough and around the world.

From Boerum Hill to Bergen Beach. Fort Greene to Flatlands. Cobble Hill to Canarsie. It's only Brooklyn when you count every neighborhood and every community. We are as diverse, vital and international as the borough itself. And everyone is invited to our party.

Categories include Features, Shorts, Documentaries and Animation in all genres. Special categories include the Dark Side for horror/ suspense/ noir and Film As Art for non-linear/experimental/avant-garde films.

For full submission info and to enter via Withoutabox, go to aobff.org

 


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Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival

A coalition of regional cinema lovers and seasoned industry professionals decided in early 2013 to incorporate the very first
Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival (CLIFF), bringing decades of film industry experience and a fiery passion for cinema
to fruit in the Victorian cosmopolitan regional hub of Castlemaine.
Packed with local, indigenous and international cinema, the inaugural Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival promises to be the most engaging film festival in the
country.
Prioritising strong narrative, stellar casts, and global stories, CLIFF has been curated with storytelling as the key focus. Power packed, fun and challenging, the CLIFF suite of selections encompasses features, documentaries, short films, local film competitions and an array of discussions and activities throughout the program.
*Be challenged by the provocative films of ‘enfant terrible’ bad boy of Aboriginal art Richard Bell (introduced by Gary Foley) that revise mainstream assumptions on race and cut to heart of difficult conversations.
*Be entertained by Skyhooks bassist Greg Macainsh’s 1974 classic Sharpie, where Greg himself will introduce the film.
*Taste the delight of South Korean food and lovers’ epic The Recipe.
*Exclusive Australian screenings of Paul Schrader’s controversial The Canyons, masterful Hungarian surveillance drama The Exam and many others.
*A devastating critique of the west, smuggled out of North Korea (Propaganda, North Korea 2012).
*Falling on the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, CLIFF is proud to present the Australian premiere of a rare and provocative documentary feature, expert guests and original artifacts from the scene of the JFK assassination crime. Shrouded in question, rumour and conspiracy this session encourages open discussion and is guaranteed to draw intense press interest both locally and from metro press providers.
*A screening of the 1950’s classic Forbidden Planet coincides with a sci-fi kids disco and a robot-making workshop.
*Capping off the event we reward the hard work of local adult and children filmmakers by screening and awarding the local film competitions.
Many more highlights, full details and program available at the site www.cliff.net.au
Tickets: whole festival $120, $110 conc, session ticket $15 adults, $13 conc, $12 children
Box Office: Theatre Royal (03) 5472 1196
Enquiries: Neil Boyack 0409 685 621 / Bradley Dawson (03) 5472 1290

CLIFF venue
We are proud to present the inaugural Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival in Castlemaine’s magnificent Theatre Royal, a venue of rare beauty and splendour. The longest continually operating cinema on
mainland Australia, and a hub of cultural and social activity in regional Victoria, Australia.
www.theatreroyal.info

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Now an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit, the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (7-10 November 2013) is a celebration of independent film from across the world, and an outlet for championing and supporting short filmmaking.

Spanning all genres including drama, documentary, animation, comedy, music video, thriller, experimental and artists’ film, the festival showcases films across 15 distinct and historic locations in the city of York. Moving between medieval halls, ancient city walls, galleries and museums, the festival invites visitors to create their own unique viewing experience.

ASFF also presents across York, a series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Film4, Warp Films, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and many more. There are also guest screenings, networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend. For tickets and passes for these events please visit www.asff.co.uk

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