SiciliAmbiente Film Festival

SiciliAmbiente // SiciliAmbiente Film Festival

12th edition

Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2020
Estimated
San Vito lo Capo - Sicily, Italy

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Adventure, Art, Biography, Culture, Environmental, Family, Foreign, Health, History, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Nature, News, Films dealing with the following themes may participate: Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment., Reality, Road Trip, Science, Social issues, Spiritual, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War

Mission / description 2019 REGULATIONS

The 11th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2019.
The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors.
This Festival is organized thanks to the contribution of the Sicily Region, Tourism, Sport and Showbusiness Office – Special Cinema and Audiovisual Department / Sicily Film Commission, in the context of the “Sensi Contemporanei” project, by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponsors who share the same principles of the Festival.
Films dealing with the following themes may participate: Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment.

The Festival is divided into different sections:

Documentary Film contest (minimum length: 31 minutes)
Short Film contest for Fiction and Documentary shorts (maximum length 30 minutes)
Animated short film contest (maximum length 30 minutes)
Overview of documentaries, fiction, short films and several tributes, retrospectives, seminars and panel discussions

The Selection Committee will choose based on the quality of writing and images and the general use of a creative language identifying artistic documentary cinema.


DOCUMENTARY CONTEST - SHORT FILM CONTEST - ANIMATED FILM CONTEST

Submission requirements
Documentaries (31’ or more), Short and Animated films (30’ or less) of any nationality may be submitted for the selection process, provided that they were completed after January 1, 2017.

If selected, the format for the projection of the film may be:
unencrypted DCP
Blu-ray DVD
Apple ProRes File
File H264

Other formats must be approved by the Festival Management.
Rental fees or screening fees may not be requested and will not be paid for the contests.

Films in any language other than Italian must be subtitled in English or Italian and, if selected for the final phase of competition, they must be sent to the festival with the requested presentation materials and the English dialogue list.

Films to be presented in the Short film and Animated film sections must be shorter than 30 minutes or they will be excluded.

Some of the films not admitted to the contests for Shorts and Animated films may be selected for a non-competitive section.

To submit a film for competitive selection, it is required to register and pay the entry fee. Failure to pay the entry fee will result in the film being excluded.


Awards

Two international juries, composed of influential figures in Cinema and Culture, will award the following prizes:

DOCUMENTARY SECTION
* "Il Faro", ('The Lighthouse') Award for Best Documentary (€1,000 grant).
* "Il Faro", Plaque to the 2nd Best Documentary, consisting of a work of art made of recycled material.
* The Audience Award, chosen by the audience attending the Festival (a work of art made from recycled materials).
* AAMOD Award, consisting of a plaque and the free use of 3' of audiovisual material by the Labor Movement Archives (value of approximately € 3,000)
* “Human Rights Award” by Amnesty International Italy and SiciliAmbiente, consisting of a plaque.

SHORT FILM SECTION
"Il Faro", ('The Lighthouse') Award for Best Short or Animated film (€500 grant).
* "Il Faro", Plaque for 2nd Best Short film, consisting of a work of art made of recycled material.
* “Special TTPIXEL Award”, consisting of 4 sessions of colour correction + the production of a dcp master. Total value of € 3,000.

ANIMATED FILM SECTION
* "Il Faro", ('The Lighthouse') Award for Best Animated film (€500 grant).
* "Il Faro", Plaque for 2nd Best Animated film, consisting of a work of art made of recycled material.


The filmmakers and/or producers of the selected films will be notified by June 10th, 2019. No notification will be provided for the excluded films.
The selection, the general program and the showing schedule are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Festival Management.
The monetary awards will be transferred to a representative (director or other) indicated by the right-holders of the film no later than 10 months from the date of their conferment. In case of dispute, Festival Management reserves the right to request documentation attesting the identity of the right-holders of the film.
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Festival website http://www.festivalsiciliambiente.it

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