OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival ()


21 Nov 2018
Call for entries

10 Mar 2019
Festival closed

28 Mar 2019
Notification date

07 Apr 2019
14 Apr 2019


Monte Carmen 8,  6900, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

Festival description
Short Films >3' 30'<
Feature Films >75'

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 07 April 2019      Festival end: 14 April 2019

[S]guardo da vicino: our pride and joy.

It is a showcase – as well as a competition – born out of a desire to make room for young producers and directors either Swiss-based or coming from neighbouring countries. Special attention is paid to productions made by film schools or authors who have recently completed their studies in a cinema context.
This initial notion has grown over the years – just as OtherMovie itself has done – geographically broadening this section of the Festival to encompass film performances of works coming from authors all over the world who have an innovative and unusual regard on the contemporary and diverse. An «other» look to pick up on the concept that has given the Festival its name.

Since its inception, a professional jury has assessed the competing films ultimately awarding prizes to the best ones. OtherMovie indeed seeks to bring together a broad cultural offering – and not just a niche one – with a quest for quality. And it is precisely this quality that gets rewarded and supported through the [S]guardo da vicino section of the Festival.

With your support, we will be able to cover the costs of the selection process as well as award two prizes.

• per il Miglior Film della sezione [S]GUARDO DA VICINO
(Cash Award Value 600 Swiss Francs)
• per il Miglior regia [S]GUARDO DA VICINO
(1st Place: Cash Award Value 500 Swiss Francs )

- The competition is open to everyone.
Subscription to the mandatory competition via the festhome.com platform. Eventually we also accept digital files transferred via We transfer (or other digital sending methods). Request by email: info@othermovie.ch

With the signing of authors confirm the organization free use, without any compensation, of all the materials sent, without prejudice to the indication of the authors. The organization will be able to advertise through press, radio, TV, web, targeted posters, blow-ups, etc ... those works that, in the opinion of the artistic director, have the requisites of opportunity for a public call and have nothing to expect for everything as described above. The material sent by the authors of the selected works will not be returned and will be part of the Festival archive.

Maximum duration for the contest "Close Look" and 30 '. Other section and indefinite duration.

The contents of the works presented in the competition must be in order with respect to the fulfillment of any right and in compliance with the current legislation on copyright. The Management of the OtherMovie Festival declines all responsibility in this regard.

Participation in the competition implies the sole personal responsibility of the author for any irregularities in this area. The Artistic Direction reserves with the unquestionable discretion to exclude from the competition and to revoke any prizes for works that present such irregularities.

The finalists of the competition will receive communication from the organization by April 1, 2019 through our website and also on the Festhome platform.



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