Working Title Film Festival

WTFF // Working Title Film Festival

3rd edition

Apr 27 - May 01, 2018
Vicenza, Italy

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Music video, Series
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Culture, Environmental, Health, Human rights, Independent, Mockumentary, Nature, Post modern, Road Trip, Satire, Social issues, Underground, Urban

Mission / description Working Title Film Festival was born in Vicenza (Italy) in 2016 to give space to the best of the independent audiovisual production showing the world of work and the several topics connected to it, through original points of view and languages. The purpose is to offer visibility to not-mainstream audiovisual works and to emerging cinema, building a network between independent filmmakers and audience. The festival wants to bring a contemporary point of view on the new job’s models and conditions, highlighting not only the negative aspects, bond to precariousness, fragmentation and rights’ decrease, but also the creative opportunities.

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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Oct 01, 2017

Early bird deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Regular deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Late deadline: Jan 08, 2018

Notification date: Jan 15, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 10.00 to 10.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: yes
Festival sections
Competition 1 Working Title Film Festival Award
Documentary, Feature, Animation ( at least 30 minutes) by directors under 35
Competition2 ExtraWorks
Experimental Short Films, Video Art, Music Video, Animation (maximum 15 minutes), by directors and artists aged under 35
General rules Working Title Film Festival - a Film Festival about Work
3rd Edition
Vicenza, 27th April - 1st May 2018

Deadline for Submissions: 31st December 2017


The 3rd Edition of the Working Title Film Festival will be held in Vicenza (Italy) from the 27th April to the 1st May 2018.

The Working Title Film Festival is promoted by the organisation LIES – Laboratorio dell'inchiesta economica e sociale (a permanent workshop for an economic and social survey), based in Padua and active in Padua and Vicenza since 2011. The venues hosting the 3rd edition will be Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza and Exworks, an artistic and creative space.

Since its very first edition, in 2016, the aim of the Festival has been to encourage, through cinema and audiovisual arts and expressions, a reflection on the issues related to Work, especially in the contemporary society, and on the relevant political and cultural context.

The Working Title Film Festival intends to read through a contemporary viewpoint the current patterns and conditions of the international world of work, focusing not only on its negative perspective, on precariousness, fragmentation and reduced workers’ protection and rights, but also on the creative possibilities that can be engendered as a response to these.
Therefore the festival aims at giving visibility to audiovisual artworks that are not mainstream and do not belong to the official distribution network, and to emerging cinema, thus creating a dialogue between independent filmmakers and the audience.

The Working Title Film Festival 3 will include a selection of audiovisual works in competition, special screening sessions out of competition, art exhibitions, debates, meetings and workshops.

Rules of Application

The international competition is open to any genre of audiovisual work on the theme of work, in all its forms. The work can be articulated in the past, present or future tense. The topics to deal with can be various, such as the stories of life and testimonies of current or disappearing jobs, the latest technological and social frontiers, precariousness and the lack of rights, rewarding stories, as well as intellectual and handcraft achievements.

The audiovisual works must be made by directors under the age of 35 (at the moment of the deadline). Exceptions are possible, prior to due assessment, and in any case only for works that have little or no distribution.

The international competition will consist of two sections:

The Working Title Film Festival 3 Award
Open to documentary films, feature films, animation films on the theme of Work, at least 30 minutes long, completed after the 1st of January 2016

The ExtraWorks Award
Open to experimental short-films, video arts, video clips on the theme of Work, with a maximum length of 15 minutes, completed after the 1st of January 2016.

The festival will also accept audiovisual works that have already been screened.

All the Italian-spoken films are required to have English subtitles, and all the films that are not in Italian are required to have Italian and/or English subtitles.


The submission to the festival involves a fee of 10 € for each section.
The fee will have to be paid by bank transfer to the following IBAN code:

Bank account assigned to Laboratorio di inchiesta economica e sociale
IT49O0501812101000000140190 BIC CCRTIT2T84A
Reason for payment: Submission WTFF 3

In order to take part in the selection, directors or producers should send the following material to, no later than 31st December 2017:

a downloadable link of the film with password uploaded on Vimeo or Youtube;
the application form;
the receipt of the bank transfer.

Applications are also possible through Film Festival Life (


The festival selection committee is responsible for the selection of films.
The festival selection committee will inform the applicants about the selected shortlist no later than 15th January 2018.

The selected films will be screened in the following format: DCP, MOV file, Blu-Ray, DVD.
A back-up copy is required for each screening copy.

The following material is required for the selected films:
A short synopsis of the film
One photo of the film director and a still from the film (minimum 300 dpi)
Full film credits
Director's biography and filmography
List of festivals where the film has already been presented and Awards, if any
Any other promotional material

The Festival will cover the cost of transport of the hardcopies of the selected films. The copies will be returned within 2 weeks after the end of the festival.

The participants agree to grant the Festival the copyright for photos and excerpts of their film (for a maximum of 3 minutes) for release to the media (press, TV, radio) and internet, exclusively for promotional purposes.

Screening and musical copyright fall under the author's responsibility. The person who registers the work is the one responsible for the royalties of this work.
The festival will not cover rental fees for the film chosen in the international competition and out of competition.
Registration to the festival implies the authorization to the projection of the work during the event. For any further possible use, the author will be contacted.

Jury and Prizes

The Festival will nominate a jury, consisting of three members coming from the Italian film or however cultural industry. This Jury will award the prize for best film and may decide to assign one or more honorable mentions.

Completion of the entry form will indicate the applicant's consent to the above mentioned rules and regulations.
The Festival reserves the right to make decisions on matters not specified herein. Any legal disputes shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Vicenza court.