Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival

MIIFF20 // Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival

6th edition

Oct 24 - Oct 24, 2022
Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Series, Student, TV, Web
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The festival intends to promote Independent Cinema, national and international.
- FREE STAY at Country Hotel Borgo Sant'Ippolito ****, situated just 18 km from Florence, immersed in the Tuscan countryside;
- PRIVATE SHUTTLE for every movements;
- FREE PASS for all shows of the Film Festival at Cinema Mignon d'essai;
Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival is the brainchild of Lorenzo Ciani, an independent film director, charmed by the magic of Cinema Mignon d’essai. Through the collaboration with the Art director Daniele Pertici, the project became a reality.
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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Feb 12, 2020

Early bird deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Regular deadline: Jul 28, 2020
Late deadline: Sep 23, 2020

Notification date: Oct 01, 2020

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Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee (not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on February, 12th 2020 and closes on September, 23th 2020.

Earlybird Entry from 12/02/2020 to 31/03/2020 € 15.00
Standard Entry from 01/04/2020 to 28/07/2020 € 20.00
Late Entry from 29/07/2020 to 23/09/2020 € 25.00

Earlybird Entry from 12/02/2020 to 31/03/2020 € 20.00
Standard Entry from 01/04/2020 to 28/07/2020 € 25.00
Late Entry from 29/07/2020 to 23/09/2020 € 35.00

Earlybird Entry from 12/02/2020 to 31/03/2020 € 25.00
Standard Entry from 01/04/2020 to 28/07/2020 € 30.00
Late Entry from 29/07/2020 to 23/09/2020 € 40.00

ART. 2 Submission requisites
Submitted films to the Festival should meet the following requirements:
Films should be made since January, 2016;
Italian or foreign Short Films which last up to 30 minutes;
Italian or foreign Documentaries which last up to 60 minutes;
Italian or foreign Feature Films which last more than an hour and less than 120 minutes;
Italian or foreign Web Series (pilote) which last which last up to 45 minutes;
Italian or foreign Music Video which last up to 6 minutes.

ART. 3 Genres
It's an OPEN genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

The audio-video file of the selected Film has to be sent no later September 23th 2020 in the following formats: PAL , H264 1080p 24fp .mov or .mp4.
Ways of sharing: WeTransfer or other file-sharing platforms to:

Official notification date: OCTOBER 1ST 2020.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within October, 17th 2020.

May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.

- Best Short Film;
- Best Music Video;
- Best Web Serie;
- Best Documentary;
- Best Feature Film;
- Best Director;
- Best Actor-Actress;
- Cultural Value Special Mention.
- "No Violence against woman" Special Mention.

Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ART. 9 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

Subscribers to the Festival, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.