MOVIELETTERS 2016 - Short films inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall’s letter. ()



Deadlines

17 May 2016
Call for entries

04 Sep 2016
Festival closed

20 Sep 2016
Notification date

04 Sep 2016
04 Sep 2016

Address

Via Feltre 28/6,  20132, Milan, Milan, Italy


Festival description
Topic 2016: Letter to the Youth of Planet Earth
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Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Themes
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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English
Italian


Topic 2016: Letter to the Youth of Planet Earth

The film must not last more than 8 minutes (opening and closing credits excluded)

Festival start: 04 September 2016      Festival end: 04 September 2016

Handwritten letters become source of inspiration for original short films produced by filmmakers from all over the world and commissioned by the Letters’ Festival in collaboration with the London Short Film Festival. This is Movieletters’ project: a unique mix between letter writing and film making that, throughout the years, has given birth to wonderful works of art.

For the 2016 edition of the Movieletters’ competition, film directors from around the world are invited to make short films translating into cinematic language the words contained in the letter written by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Peace Messenger.

The text of the letter, downloadable in different languages, must appear either wholly or partially (simple quotes are also allowed) within the short film, in the way that the author deems most appropriate: voice-over, lettering motion, opening and closing credits, etc.

A dedicated jury will decide on the short film finalists and the winner.

Best Movieletter
Best Cinematography
Best Under 21 Short Film
The organization of the Festival reserves the right to assign further awards or honourable mentions including:

Writing the distance Special Award – Best Inclusion Short Film
Sponsor Special Awards – To be defined

RULES AND GUIDELINES

Topic 2016: Letter to the Youth of Planet Earth

For the 2016 edition of Movieletters’ competition, film directors from around the world are invited to make short films translating into cinematic language the words contained in the letter written by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Peace Messenger.

The text of the letter, downloadable in different languages, must appear either wholly or partially (simple quotes are also allowed) within the short film, in the way that the author deems most appropriate: voice-over, lettering motion, opening and closing credits, etc.

A dedicated jury will decide on the short film finalists and the winner.

Sponsoring organization
The Letters’ Festival

Main Partner
Jane Goodall Institute

Special Partner
London Short Film Festival

Social Purpose
Main partner of the Movieletters 2016 project is the Jane Goodall Institute, an international
non-profit organization founded in San Francisco (USA) by Dr. Jane Goodall, whose studies on the behaviour of chimpanzees have changed the way of understanding our relationship with other animals. Since 1977, the Institute has built a worldwide network of people who, united by a common spirit and technology, commit themselves to improve the quality of life on the planet.

The invitation – conveyed through the competition and addressed by the founder of the Institute to all young people representing the future of the planet – is in particular to participate in the international program for the environmental and humanitarian commitment Roots & Shoots:

“I encourage you to get involved with our Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots movement which has members of all ages, kindergarten through university (with more and more adults joining in) in 140 countries.

You just need to get together with a group of your friends and, between you, chose three projects to make the world a better place. One project to help humans, one to help other animals, one to help
the environment. Or you can work on one big project that incorporates all three.”
Dr. Jane Goodall

Find out more: https://www.rootsandshoots.org/


Criteria for admission

The Movieletters competition is addressed to all film directors, professionals or amateurs, of any nationality, provided that they are adults.

Each participant shall ensure that the work submitted is original, that it has been actually carried out by the same participant and that the idea is of no one else (either through partial or total copying).

The organization shall assume no responsibility for any claims from third parties, for which the author participating in the competition shall be entirely and personally responsible.

No artistic works are allowed whose contents are explicitly violent and pornographic, or incite violence, instigate racial hatred and/or social, political, religious and sexual discrimination.

The works submitted may not contain any advertisements.

Video features

Works can be created with complete freedom as far as style is concerned and with any means made available by video shooting technology, provided that the image quality is such as to exploit same. The film must not last more than 8 minutes (opening and closing credits excluded). The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to project works in a foreign language with subtitles in Italian processed by the Festival itself, in the case where these are not provided directly by the Director.

Terms and conditions for participation

The works must be registered and sent to info@festivaldellelettere.it using the free file transfer service available to the link movieletters.wetransfer.com within the deadline of 24 hours of September 4, 2016.
The finalist videos will be announced by September 20, 2016.

The selected artists will be asked to send the high definition version of their work together with backstage photos, photos of the author and bio-filmography. Despatch method will be communicated by the organization directly to the finalists.

Finalist Works’ Premiere

The first film of the best works selected by the jury will be shown during the twelth edition of the Letters’ Festival. During this event, the short film winners will be announced and awarded. The best films may also be projected during the London Short Film Festival 2017.

Jury

Dr. Jane Goodall – DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Peace Messenger
Daniela De Donno – Chairman of the Jane Goodall Institute Italia
Marco Corbani – Creative Director of the Letters’ Festival
Philip Ilson – Creative Director of the London Short Film Festival

  

 
  

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