ShorTS - International Film Festival / Maremetraggio (20°)



Deadlines

24 Oct 2018
Call for entries

28 Feb 2019
Final deadline

2
mths

28 Jun 2019
Notification date

28 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019

Address

Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3,  34132, Trieste, Trieste, Italy


Festival description
Short Films 20'<


Qualifiers
 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
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MAREMETRAGGIO SECTION

This section is reserved for short films that won one or more prizes in one or more international festivals during 2018. All submitted works must not exceed 20 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 1st, 2017.

LAST CHANCE SECTION

This section includes films that did not won any Award. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2018. All genres are eligible.

Festival start: 28 June 2019      Festival end: 07 July 2019

The Maremetraggio Association continues on its path, organising a festival which has reached its 20th year. ShorTS, organised by our own association, is divided in Maremetraggio section dedicated to shorts from all over the world, Virtual Reality Section dedicated to the virtual shorts and Shorter Kids'n'Teens section dedicated to short films for school aged children (6-15).

The Artistic Direction will choose a Jury of experts that will award the following prizes:

Maremetraggio Section
• Best Short Film Award (€ 5.000)
• Studio Universal Award for Best Italian Short Film
• Best undistributed Short
• Oltre il Muro Award for Best Short Italian Film
• Best Italian Editing Short
• People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film

Virtual Reality Section
• Best Virtual Reality Short (€ 2.000)

Shorter Kids'n'Teens Section
• Best Short Film

Nuove Impronte Section
• Best Film
• People’s Choice Award for Best Film
• Best Production
• SNCCI Award for Best Film
• Best Screenplay

The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to change the above-mentioned awards. The jury reserves the right to assign honorable mentions.
Please note that the € 5.000 prize is a subject to taxation according to the Italian law ( 25% – art. 30, 2° comma DPR 600/73).
The winner must claim the prize for the “Best Short Film Award” (€ 5.000) within one year of being notified.

ORGANISATION

ShorTS International Film Festival is organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and is sponsored by Public and Private Entities.


1. DATES & DURATION

ShorTS International Film Festival is held in Trieste, Italy, from the 28th of June to the 7th of July 2019 and will last for 10 (ten) days.


2. SECTIONS

The Festival is divided into five sections:

-Maremetraggio Section
-Last Chance Section
-Virtual Reality Section
-Shorter Kids'n'Teens Section
-Nuove Impronte Section


3. MAREMETRAGGIO SECTION

This section is reserved for short films that won one or more prizes in one or more international festivals during 2018. All submitted works must not exceed 20 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2017.

The films are selected at the incontestable discretion of the Artistic Direction of the Festival.


4. LAST CHANCE SECTION

This section includes films that did not win any Award. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2018. All genres are eligible.

A maximum of ten selected films from this section will be included in the Maremetraggio Section of the Festival.


5. VIRTUAL REALITY SECTION

Submitted films must not exceed 20 minutes

Short films in Virtual Reality can be either monoscopic or stereoscopic.

The following formats are considered optimal:

-Stereoscopic: 3840x3840 30 fps h265, at least 20 Mbs with an equirectangular projection of Top/Bottom

-Monoscopic: 3840x3840 30 fps h265, at least 15 Mbs with an equirectangular projection

Nonetheless other VR formats will also be accepted, provided that they come with equirectangular projections within their formats, that the organisation can freely re-code, for the organisation’s specific use of VR during the event.


6. SHORTER KIDS'N'TEENS SECTION

This section accepts every genre of short films dedicated to kids from ages 6 to 15 years old. All submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2018. The Audience Award will be assigned by a jury of 101 children.


7. NUOVE IMPRONTE SECTION

The Nuove Impronte section is dedicated to the emerging talent of Italian Feature Films. 7 films by young directors will be selected via invitation by Beatrice Fiorentino, film critic and curator of the section. This is a way to expose and inspire confidence to new and diverse italian films, becoming strong in number and aesthetical development.


8. MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION

All interested in participation must use one of the following platforms:
Festhome (https://festhome.com/f/2418)

The participants must enroll their own film by the 28th of February 2019.

DVDs of films will also be accepted and they will be included in the Festival archive. There is a possibility that the work will be used for non-profit purposes (screenings in schools, cinema experts clubs, etc.)

For any other kind of usage, The Organisation will have to ask for permission.

The materials must be sent to:

ASSOCIAZIONE MAREMETRAGGIO
Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3 – 34135 Trieste – Italy

Please write outside the package:
FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS


9. SELECTED FILMS

The authors of the selected films will be contacted by the Organisation and will be advised to send the materials requested at moment of selection (photos, texts, dialogue lists…) .

The screening copy of the selected shorts must be sent by the 7th of June 2019.

Important note: the screening copy must be in PAL format. The copies sent in NTSC format will not be screened due to technical incompatibilities.

The shipping costs are paid by the Sender, and the Festival will cover the return costs.


10 FILM SCREENING

The schedule and the programme of the screenings will be specified by the Artistic Direction of the Festival.


11. PRIZES

The Artistic Direction will choose a Jury of experts that will award the following prizes:

Maremetraggio Section
• Best Short Film Award (€ 5.000)
• Studio Universal Award for Best Italian Short Film
• Best undistributed Short
• Oltre il Muro Award for Best Short Italian Film
• Best Italian Editing Short
• People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film

Virtual Reality Section
• Best Virtual Reality Short (€ 2.000)

Shorter Kids'n'Teens Section
• Best Short Film

Nuove Impronte Section
• Best Film
• People’s Choice Award for Best Film
• Best Production
• SNCCI Award for Best Film
• Best Screenplay

The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to change the above-mentioned awards. The jury reserves the right to assign honorable mentions.

Please note that the € 5.000 prize is a subject to taxation according to the Italian law ( 25% – art. 30, 2° comma DPR 600/73).

The winner must claim the prize for the “Best Short Film Award” (€ 5.000) within one year of being notified.

The submission at the Festival implies the payment of a fee.


12. GENERAL RULES

Each author is liable for the content of his or her works.

The participants authorize the Festival to use their name and address for all the purposes related to the event. The information in the Entry Form will be published in the catalogue of the Festival and on the Festival’s Website.

The participation in the Festival implies the full understanding of this regulation, and compliance with its terms.

This regulation is issued in both Italian and English. In case of problems or contradictions relating to the interpretation, the Italian version is deemed authentic.



  

 
  

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