Social World Film Festival



Deadlines

07 Nov 2017
Call for entries

05 Feb 2018
Early deadline

05 Apr 2018
Standard deadline

05 May 2018
Late deadline

25 May 2018
Extended deadline

22
hrs

Address

via Matteotti, 29,  80011, Acerra, Napoli, Italy


Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and 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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The works should have been realised in Italian -with or without English subtitles- or in any other language, but in this case necessarily with English subtitles.

Festival start: 22 July 2018      Festival end: 29 July 2018

The International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival” is the most emotional festival in the world with events, movies, previews, innovative activities, jury of young people and professionals, workshops, competitions, presentations and thousands of visitors.
The International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival” is the only cinema festival in the world which gives space and visibility to the works enrolled into the special section “Market”, regardless of the selection for competitive and non-competitive sections of the festival. The works belonging to these selections are projected and/or presented during the events of the 8th edition which takes place from 22nd to 29th July 2018 in Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast, Italy).
The winners of the competitive selections are awarded during the Gala Night on 28th July 2018 in Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast, Italy).
Participating to the International Festival of Social Cinema means for some selected works the possibility to be presented in events organized worldwide. In the last 8 years, we have been to Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Wien, Washington DC, Seoul, Busan, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Paris, Istanbul, San Francisco, Tokyo, Sydney, Marseilles, Palma, Tunis, Hong Kong, Jakarta.

All the prizes are awarded by the juries in their sole discretion.
a) All the selections. All the short films belonging to both competitive and non-competitive sections of the 8th of Social World Film Festival, including the section Market, have the possibility to win the Prize Rai Cinema Channel with a value of € 3000.00 awarded by a special jury Rai Cinema to the short film which is suitable to the distributed on web channels. The prize consists in the acquisition of the rights of the short film by Rai Cinema, benefiting of the visibility ensured by www.raicinemachannel.it and its partner websites. (The Prize Rai Cinema Channel is provided only if explicitly authorised with a specific form sent to all the participants).
b) All the selections. All the works belonging to both competitive and non-competitive sections of the 8th of Social World Film Festival, including the section Market, have the possibility to win the “Prize Home Video” conferred by a special jury of Pulcinella Editore. The prize consists in a editorial and home video publication on the Italian national territory for the winning work, according to a special commercial agreement contracted between the parties. (The Prize Home Video is provided only if explicitly authorised with a specific form sent to all the participants).
c) International Competition. The Jury of Quality is made of exponents of national and international cinema world and judges the feature films, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Feature Film. The Jury of Critics is made of exponents from national newspapers, television and radio; this jury evaluates the feature film category and awards the Special Prize of the Critics. The Jury of Short Films is made of exponents of national and international cinema world and judges the short films, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Short Film. The Social Jury is made of people coming from social realities of the territory and evaluates the category of documentaries, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Documentary. The Youth Jury is made of youngsters coming from all regions of Italy and judges the feature films category, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Director, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actor, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actress and the Golden Spike Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Spike Award for Best Editing and the Golden Spike Award for Best Soundtrack. The Teenage Jury is made of teenagers from Vico Equense and adjacent municipalities, judging the works belonging to the category of short films and awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Director, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actor, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actress, the Golden Spike Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Spike Award for Best Editing and the Golden Spike Award for Best Soundtrack.
d) Focus, Looking to the South. The Popular Jury is made of citizens and students from cinema schools and evaluates the works in competition into the categories of feature films and short films, awarding the Prizes for the Best Feature Film of Focus Selection and Best Short Film of Focus Selection.
e) Smile, Social with a smile. The Jury of Students is made of students from upper secondary schools of the Campania Region and evaluates the works in competition, awarding the Prize for the Best Short Film of the Smile Selection.
f) School, Cinema at School. The Jury of Students is made of students from upper secondary schools of the Campania Region and evaluates the works in competition, awarding the Prize for the Best Short Film of the School Selection.
Any other prize money, services and/or goods will be communicated to competitors before the festival starts.
g) Screen-play. All the screenpalys of feature films, documentaries and short films sent have the possibility to win the “Prize Paradise Pictures” conferred by a special jury of Paradise Pictures. The prize consists in a editorial and home video publication on the Italian national territory for the winning work, according to a special commercial agreement contracted between the parties.. The Prize consists in the production of a cinematic work based on screenplay winning. The winner receive a prize of 1000.00 euros in a purchase contract for screenplay rights (The Paradise Pictures Prize is awarded exclusively if the winning work exceeds 60/100 points awarded by the jury).

1. ORGANIZATION
The competition of the International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival” is managed by the namesake association, with the support of the President of the Republic of Italy, of the Medals awarded by the Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Under the high patronage of the European Parliament and thanks to the collaboration of Rai Cinema Channel, Paradise Pictures, Pulcinella Editore e University of Cinema.

2. PLACE AND TIME
The eighth edition of the International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival” will take place in Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast, Italy) from 22nd to 29th July 2018.

3. PURPOSES
“Social World Film Festival” is a cinematographic contest. It is a moment of cultural and social aggregation, social criticism, reflection and an opportunity of formative life experience.
The main goal of the contest is to create an international communication means thanks to cinema and a spot where criticism, comparison, development take place.
“Social World Film Festival” is the first and only contest completely dedicated to the social cinema in all its interpretations.
“Social World Film Festival” believes in the power of social cinema by spreading films, documentaries and short films which features social topics, in order to push the audience to reflect upon these themes.

4. SELECTIONS
The International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival” is made of 11 sections or “Selections”:
1) Big Screen. Non-competitive section of feature films, short films and documentaries dealing with important social issues and prestigious productions which has been presented and awarded in international festivals or have received a special acknowledgement by the public or the critic.
2) International Competition. Competitive section divided into three categories (feature films, short films and documentaries) of works dealing with social issues which are presented in absolute / international / national / regional preview or invited by the Artistic Direction. The categories will be awarded by juries made of personalities from the world of cinema or of social issues, together with representatives of the public and of youngsters participating to the activities of the festival.
3) Focus, Looking to the South. Competitive selection divided into two categories (feature films/ documentaries and short films) of works dealing with social issues realised for 70% at least in the regions of the South of Italy (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily) or directed by a director born in these regions. A popular jury will award these works.
4) Smile, Social with a smile. Competitive section of short films dealing with social issues, but with a humorous attitude. The jury for this selection will be made of students, as it has been for past editions in which more than 20,000 students joined the project. Screenings and related activities will take place during the academic year 2018/2019.
5) School, Cinema at School. Competitive section dedicated to short films dealing with social issues, realised by cinema students or students coming from all other kind of schools. This section will be judged by a jury made of students (20,000 in the past editions). The screenings and the activities related to this section take place during the academic year 2018/2019.
6) The Night of Cinema. Non-competitive section to give space and visibility to short films and documentaries dealing with social issues which are not able to find a distribution in theatres, television or traditional festival circuit. Screenings take place in unconventional locations and at unusual time.
7) The City of the Short Film. Non-competitive section which intends to give space and visibility to short films dealing with social issues realised by young Italian directors under 35. Screenings take place in unconventional locations and at unusual time, including the internet.
8) New languages. Non-competitive section of cinema, television and web film of any genres and duration (web series, video clips, spot, experimental video, 3D / 4D cinema, new techniques and languages).
9) Screen-play. Competitive section of original and unpublished screenplays for feature films, short films and documentaries. A special jury attributes the expected prize.
10) Out of Competition. Non-competitive section including feature films, short films and documentaries dealing with social issues and not belonging to other sections, but still relevant for the Festival.
11) Market. Non-competitive section whose purpose is ensuring a dedicated space to dissemination and commercialisation of cinema works, both feature films and short films. The screenings can be booked directly during the realisation of the European Market of Young Independent Cinema, which takes place on some days of Social World Film Festival.

5. REQUISITES
The Selections of the International Festival of Social Cinema is open to all the feature films, short films or documentaries which deal with social issues of special interest for the public.
The works should have been realised in Italian -with or without English subtitles- or in any other language, but in this case necessarily with English subtitles.
The same director can present up to five different works to the 8th edition of International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival”.

6. SELECTION AND PARTICIPATION
All the works presented to the 8th edition of the International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival”, submitted exclusively on the online platforms, will be automatically included into the section “Market”. After examining all the works presented within and in compliance with the terms established into these Regulations, the Artistic Direction of Social World Film Festival will select in its sole discretion the finalists of each section, which are going to be projected during the events of the 8th edition of the International Festival of Social Cinema “Social World Film Festival”.
Each work selected will be included, with a specific notification, into the programme of the festival, without further acceptance, and it will not be able to retire it. in case the production (or the holder of the rights to the work) requires the retirement from the festival, an indemnity of € 1000.00 must be paid to the organisation of the festival by way of compensation.

7. DELIVERY DATES
The electronic form of subscription must be filled out on online platforms with the following dates:
- Entry Deadline 5th December 2017
- Early Deadline 5th February 2018
- Standard Deadline 5th April 2018
- Late Deadline 5 th May 2018
- Final Deadline 25th May 2018
The list of the finalists will be published on the website www.socialfestival.com right after the press conference opening the 8th edition of Social World Film Festival” (June/July 2018).

8. JURIES AND AWARDS
All the prizes are awarded by the juries in their sole discretion.
a) All the selections. All the short films belonging to both competitive and non-competitive sections of the 8th of Social World Film Festival, including the section Market, have the possibility to win the Prize Rai Cinema Channel with a value of € 3000.00 awarded by a special jury Rai Cinema to the short film which is suitable to the distributed on web channels. The prize consists in the acquisition of the rights of the short film by Rai Cinema, benefiting of the visibility ensured by www.raicinemachannel.it and its partner websites. (The Prize Rai Cinema Channel is provided only if explicitly authorised with a specific form sent to all the participants).
b) All the selections. All the works belonging to both competitive and non-competitive sections of the 8th of Social World Film Festival, including the section Market, have the possibility to win the “Prize Home Video” conferred by a special jury of Pulcinella Editore. The prize consists in a editorial and home video publication on the Italian national territory for the winning work, according to a special commercial agreement contracted between the parties. (The Prize Home Video is provided only if explicitly authorised with a specific form sent to all the participants).
c) International Competition. The Jury of Quality is made of exponents of national and international cinema world and judges the feature films, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Feature Film. The Jury of Critics is made of exponents from national newspapers, television and radio; this jury evaluates the feature film category and awards the Special Prize of the Critics. The Jury of Short Films is made of exponents of national and international cinema world and judges the short films, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Short Film. The Social Jury is made of people coming from social realities of the territory and evaluates the category of documentaries, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Documentary. The Youth Jury is made of youngsters coming from all regions of Italy and judges the feature films category, awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Director, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actor, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actress and the Golden Spike Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Spike Award for Best Editing and the Golden Spike Award for Best Soundtrack. The Teenage Jury is made of teenagers from Vico Equense and adjacent municipalities, judging the works belonging to the category of short films and awarding the Golden Spike Award for the Best Director, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actor, the Golden Spike Award for Best Actress, the Golden Spike Award for Best Screenplay, the Golden Spike Award for Best Editing and the Golden Spike Award for Best Soundtrack.
d) Focus, Looking to the South. The Popular Jury is made of citizens and students from cinema schools and evaluates the works in competition into the categories of feature films and short films, awarding the Prizes for the Best Feature Film of Focus Selection and Best Short Film of Focus Selection.
e) Smile, Social with a smile. The Jury of Students is made of students from upper secondary schools of the Campania Region and evaluates the works in competition, awarding the Prize for the Best Short Film of the Smile Selection.
f) School, Cinema at School. The Jury of Students is made of students from upper secondary schools of the Campania Region and evaluates the works in competition, awarding the Prize for the Best Short Film of the School Selection.
Any other prize money, services and/or goods will be communicated to competitors before the festival starts.
g) Screen-play. All the screenpalys of feature films, documentaries and short films sent have the possibility to win the “Prize Paradise Pictures” conferred by a special jury of Paradise Pictures. The prize consists in a editorial and home video publication on the Italian national territory for the winning work, according to a special commercial agreement contracted between the parties.. The Prize consists in the production of a cinematic work based on screenplay winning. The winner receive a prize of 1000.00 euros in a purchase contract for screenplay rights (The Paradise Pictures Prize is awarded exclusively if the winning work exceeds 60/100 points awarded by the jury).

9. HOSPITALITY
Only the director or the producer/distributor of the work and the candidates to one of the official awards of the International Competition of Social World Film Festival will be hosted (board and lodging, based on the programme, one double room for each work) in one of the wonderful hotels in Vico Equense (Sorrento Coast – Italy).
Participants coming from Italy will be hosted for one night, those coming from Europe for two nights and those coming from the rest of the world for three nights.
The dates will depend on the day and time of the projection.
No other kind of hospitality will be provided to other selections of the 8th edition of Social World Film Festival.
Restricted cases will be considered in the sole discretion of the Artistic Direction of Social World Film Festival.

10. RIGHTS
For cinema, television and web films
By participating to Social World Film Festival, the participant grants a non-exclusive and free of charge licence to the Association Social World Film Festival of projecting the work to the public integrally during Social World Film Festival and during all the other events related to the festival both in Italy and abroad, organised by the Association Social World Film Festival or in collaboration with the Association, without receiving any compensation. By participating to Social World Film Festival, the participant grants to Association Social World Film Festival the right to add subtitles to the work or to use parts or extracts from the work to promote Social World Film Festival, events related to it and other events organised by or in collaboration with Social World Film Festival, both in Italy and abroad, without receiving any compensation.
Moreover, by participating to Social World Film Festival, the participant grants non-exclusive licence to Association Social World Film Festival the rights to publish promotional material related to the work (including plot, cast list, photos, trailers) on its website www.socialfestival.com and on other websites, magazines, DVDs realised in collaboration with Association Social World Film Festival, without receiving any compensation.
The Association Social World Film Festival will evaluate the work (if explicitly authorised with a specific form sent to all the participants) to be included into the selection for the Prize Rai Cinema Channel in different formats (digital terrestrial television, satellite, web tv, websites, social networks, etc.) and/or in DVD without receiving any compensation for the holders of the rights (except from the money prize of the Prize Rai Cinema Channel).
The author will always be mentioned. Since the 1st January 2021, the participant will have the possibility to request explicitly in writing to the Organisation of the Festival to be removed from the festival schedule.
For screenplays
By submitting the screenplay through the online platform, the participant attests, under his own responsibility, that the screenplay meets the requirements of this Regulation, which he has read and accepts in all its parts, guarantees and manlaeves all the organizers any claim and / or dispute advanced by anyone in any way and for any cause and / or reason connected with this Regulation and, in any case, to the script presented, including with respect to rights, restrictions, etc.
The participants irrevocably renounce to any claims and actions, requests or reprisals against organizers and Paradise Pictures, the jury and any person who has, in any event, participated in the organization and management of the screenplay contest, raising them from now on with all responsibility.
By sending the script, each participant undertakes to:
- do not divulge the script in any way until the winner's proclamation;
- do not give up any law regarding the script sent until the winner is proclaimed.
The participant acknowledges that the submitted material has been carried out in compliance with all applicable legislation, whether it is of primary and / or secondary rank and / or contained in Self-regulatory Codes and / or in resolutions / measures of the sectoral authorities (by way of example but not exhaustive: copyright and related rights legislation, trademark and / or patents law, legal regulation, rules on correct and legitimate exercise of chronicle rights and / or information and / or criticism / satire, privacy law, image protection law and / or honor / reputation / reputation, TV Code and Minor).

11. DECLARATIONS
The participant to Social World Film Festival declares and guarantees as follows:
1) to hold the legitimate, full and exclusive title of the work and not to have performed any acts which may have limited the exercise or the unfettered enjoyment of this right;
2) to have obtained full consent from all holders of privacy rights, including copyrights and related rights, image rights and all licences and releases necessary to the work and background music;
3) that the entire work is not defamatory against a person or any other entity and that it does not contain obscene and/or violent material;
4) to waive any compensation due as copyright and /or any other rights related to the rights around the work and related promotional materials and that nothing is due from the Association Social World Film Festival as regards projection and diffusion of the work, in compliance with what declared by the participant;
5) not to have performed any act which could limit the enjoyment of the licensed rights under the agreement of these regulations by Association Social World Film Festival;
6) to commit, in the event of a win of one of the official prizes of Social World Film Festival, to mention the acknowledgement on the front pages of press publications, headline and credits, etc. and in promotional communication in all its forms.
The participant commits to hold harmless and indemnify the Association Social World Film Festival at any moment, from any possible harassment and/or disturbance by third parties pretending or presuming to hold any rights on the work, as well as from any responsibility, charge, expense (including legal fees) and detrimental consequence deriving at any moment from the total or partial non-truthfulness of the aforementioned declarations and guarantees.

12. PRIVACY
We inform that personal data will be treated in compliance with Legislative Decree n°196/2003.
The proprietor of the treatment of personal data is the President of the Association “Social World Film Festival” (presidente@socialfestival.com).

13. RESPONSIBILITIES
At the time of the registration, participants declare to exonerate the organisation (Association Social World Film Festival), all the organizers and collaborators from any direct and indirect, objective and subjective responsibilities, for what may happen to themselves or to the cast of the work, to properties of themselves and of their cast and to properties of third parties relating to the event Social World Film Festival.

14. DISCLAIMER
At the time of the registration, participants declare they are aware of the fact that during Social World Film Festival photographic and journalistic services, radio commercials and TV clips, video recordings, then authorizing the execution of these services, which may also include their person/image or the person/image of their cast, without requesting any compensation.

15. PUBLICITY
The Organisation will publish these regulations on the official website www.socialfestival.com and to promote it by whatever means considered as necessary.

16. GENERAL RULES
These regulations are written in Italian. In case of difficulties of interpretation of any translation of said regulations, the Italian version applies.
The Organisation while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for any thefts, loss or any damages to artworks or people that could occur before, during or after the festival.
Any costs incurred for selection and / or participation in the "Social World Film Festival" are not refundable.
Due to force majeure, technical or logistical problems or other circumstances beyond the organisation’s control, the Organisation can modify these regulations at any time, including time and dates, providing information on the official website www.socialfestival.com.
Any disputes arising between participants and organizers must be devolved to the unappealable decision of an arbitration panel made of three amicable compositors, who will judge ex bono et aequo without any formal procedure, without prejudice of the parties’ rights within 60 days since appointment. Their determination will have effects of an agreement directly reached by the parties. The arbiters are appointed by each of the Parties and the third by the first two or, in the absence of an agreement, by the Court of Nola (Naples, Italy), which will also appoint the arbiter for one of the parties, should they not provide for this.

CONTACTS
Mob: +39 392/0398194
Tel: +39 081/0106848
Fax: +39 081/0106949
E-mail: segreteria@socialfestival.com
Website: www.socialfestival.com

  

 
  

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