Soundscreen Film Festival ()



Deadlines

23 Feb 2018
Call for entries

27 Aug 2018
Festival closed

10 Sep 2018
Notification date

22 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018

Address

Cerchio 31,  48121, Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy


Festival description
Cinema and music
Short Films 20'<
Feature Films >70'


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Themes
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Any language
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Admission to the International Competitions is reserved to films of any country, completed after 1st January 2017 and that have Music as protagonist in its broadest meaning, belonging to all genres (features, documentaries, musicals, biopics, animations, etc.), aiming at the renewal of cinema.
Featurefilms should be at least 70 minutes long. Short filmsshould be no longer than 20 minutes.
Music Videos are not accepted.

Festival start: 22 September 2018      Festival end: 29 September 2018

A new FILM Festival dedicated to all films that have MUSIC as protagonist.

Cinema and music have always been arts in close relationship. Music, in Cinema, is obviously a soundtrack which defines the identity of the film; but it can also be the main theme of the story: from fictions to biopics, from documentaries to musicals. The Festival aims to explore the new talents of cinema who consider Music as a fundamental element of Cinema.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for FEATURE FILMS.

Main event of the Festival, it will screen the best international films for artistic research, Italian premieres of all genres, related to Music: fictions, documentaries, musicals and biopics.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for SHORTS. A selection of 15 short films of all genres, related to Music: fictions, documentaries, musicals and biopics.

SPECIAL EVENTS. This section will screen works by celebrated film-makers and by the protagonists of the musical scene, in national premiere.

SATELLITE EVENT: the festival every year proposes a live film-concert of classic films performed by the best contemporary music groups.

PANORAMA on the new trends of international cinema in the last 10 years, all films unreleased in Italy.

SOUNDSCREEN IDENTITY
Another kind of culture is possible: intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist, intelligent without being boring, artistic without being incomprehensible.

The festival aims to create a new culture of cinema, showing its new forms and alternative genres, a fine cinema born in a fresh biodiversity made of brilliant ideas, great visions and powerful emotions; and exploring, in the contemporary arts, the more and more fertile relationship between cinema and music.

An International Jury of at least three people will confer the following awards:
- Best Feature Film
- Best Director
- Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Musical Contribution
- Best Short-Film
All decisions by the Jury are final.
The Audience of the Festival will vote the feature films to confer the Audience Award.

SOUNDSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018
22- 29 September 2018
REGULATIONS/ REGOLAMENTO

ENGLISH VERSION
1. INTRODUCTION, AIMS AND PURPOSES
The SOUNDSCREEN Film Festival is a FILM festival dealing with films that have MUSIC as protagonist in its broadest meaning, belonging to all genres (features, documentaries, musicals, biopics, animations, etc.) and will promote the Competition for feature films, retrospectives and various related events.

2. PROMOTING AGENCIES
Soundscreen is organisedby the Cultural Association Ravenna Cinema in partnership with the Municipality of Ravenna, Department of Culture; with the contribution of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Fondazione del Monte of Bologna and Ravenna.

3. VENUE LOCATION AND DATES
The Festival shall be held in Ravenna, Italy, from 22 to 29 September 2018.
The Location is the Palazzo del Cinema, Largo Firenze 1, 48121 Ravenna.
The organization office is:
SoundScreen Film Festival, via Cerchio 31, 48121 Ravenna
tel. +39.328.2691270, info@soundscreen.org, www.soundscreen.org

4. SECTIONS
The Festival will be divided in the following sections:
- International Competition for feature films
- International Competition for short films
- Retrospectives
- Special Events and Premières

5. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Admission to the International Competitions is reserved to films of any country, completed after 1st January 2017 and that have Music as protagonist in its broadest meaning, belonging to all genres (features,
documentaries, musicals, biopics, animations,etc.), aiming at the renewal of cinema.
Entry is free. Application to the Competition is presented by filling in the official entry form.
Proprietors of films wishing to participate in the Competitions are requested by 5th March 2018 to provide the festival with an online screeningof the film, together with the plot and all suitable information.
Films expressly invited by the Festival Direction can participate in the Competition.
Festival Direction can reject those films which can not guarantee a good quality public screening.
Featurefilms should be at least 70 minutes long. Short filmsshould be no longer than 20 minutes.
Music Videos are not accepted.
These criteria are by no means mandatory, and exceptions can be considered, under the unique and final judgement of the Festival Direction.

6. ENTRY FOR THE COMPETITION PRE-SELECTION
Entry is free. The entry form must be submitted online by 27 August 2018.
Please make sure you have written, at least, the link and password to the online screeningand the mail of the contact person. The password for the screening should have a reasonable duration and will not be given to others than selection committee members. In need, the festival can provide with the private emails of those who will watch the online screening.

7. ADMITTED FILMS
The Festival will give final communications about the admitted films within 3 September 2018.
Screening formats are: DCP, blue ray, dvd, files.
For all films admitted to the competition, the festival will ask for press and catalogue materials.

8. SHIPMENT OF COPIES AND INSURANCE COSTS
Freight costs for the A/R shipment of the prints are at the festival’s expenses, except when, on the way back, the print has to be shipped to another Film Festival on request of the producer of the film. In this case, the Festival will pay for only 1 (one) shipment. All screening copies of the selected films are requested to reach the Festival in Ravenna by 3rd April 2018. Beyond that day, films will be rejected by competition and programme. All shipments must be organized with the Festival. All shipment shall bear in attachment a copy of the entry form indicating the sender's name, the title and the format of the film. At the same time, the sender is requested to e-mail the AWB tracking number of the shipment. International shipments from nonEU countries are requested to carry in attachment a pro-forma invoice "For cultural purposes only, without commercial value" with a maximum amount of 40 USD. The Festival organisation shall not pay for extra
customs duties.

9. SCREENING OF FILMS
The Festival Direction will be responsible for the scheduling and timetable of the screening, by his unique and final decision. Foreign films will be screened in original version with Italian subtitles. The Festival will take care of the Italian subtitles. The Festival will publish a general catalogue of the screened films.

10. AWARDS
An International Jury of at least three people will confer the following awards:
- Best Feature Film
- Best Director
- Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Musical Contribution
- Best Short-Film
All decisions by the Jury are final.
The Audience of the Festival will vote the feature films to confer the Audience Award.

11. RETURN OF COPIES
The return of copies admitted to the competition shall be carried out within two weeks of the end of the Festival, following the instructions by the owner of the screening copy.

12. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND CHALLENGES
Entry and participation in the Festival imply full acceptance of the present regulation and of the entry form.
The Festival Direction will take all final decisions as to any exception not envisaged in the present regulation.
In case of litigation, the Court of Ravenna shall be competent. The present regulation is laid down both in Italian and in English. In case of interpretation problems, the Italian version shall prevail.


  

 
  

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