Italian Horror Film Festival (5)

Italian Horror Fest


01 May 2020
Call for entries

30 Sep 2020
Festival closed

30 Nov 2020
Notification date

01 Jun 2020
20 Dec 2020


Roma,  00100, Roma, Roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 01 June 2020      Festival end: 20 December 2020

ITALIAN HORROR FEST is organized by Lu.Pa. Film in Rome, that holds all rights on the name and official logo of the event.

The Festival wants pull focus on the best expressions of Italian's horror, thriller and fantastic movies, with target to celebrating and paying due tribute to the great italian masters, whose works have contributed to making known cinematography made in Itlay all around the world, but at same to promote young authors who continue this glorious artistic tradition. Moreover, the Festival wants to be also a meeting and comparison point with international genre movies. Furthermore, starting from the 2020 edition, the competition open a new section dedicate to the FANTASY and FANTASTIC genre, which will become an integral part of the new denomination of the Festival in the 2021 edition.

This purpose is guaranteed by the Artistic Director, the producer and director Luigi Pastore, who governs the harmonization of the program through help of a Commission of experts designated by himself.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and current regulations that, at the time of publication of this regulation, forbid the public performance of the events, Organizer has called the 2020 edition "COVID EDITION". This denomination is provisional, but it will remain in place for the remainder of the current calendar year. However, if the emergency should decrease in the coming months and therefore allow the public events, the organization will plans a gala event that will take place in Rome by December 2020.

The rules and conduct of the Festival could have some changes and variations, that will be communicated on the official website.

The Festival will nominated a quality Jury, composed by personalities from the cinema and culture, that not have collaborated in the creation of the films in competition. The Jury's judgment it's unquestionable and the jurors will choose only finalist works (one short and one feature film) that will be screened during the final event of the Festival. Each President of the jury has the right to cast a decisive vote in the event of a tie or disagreement with the other jurors, also listening to the opinion of the Artistic Director if a decision on the finalists is not reached.

Presidents of the Jury (one for the feature film section and one for the short film section) will nominate the winning film and short film during the final evening of the Festival, and winners will be award ITALIAN HORROR FEST 2020.

From May 1st until September 30th 2020, it will be possible subscribe to festival for feature films and short films, national and international, through the Festival website or through the Festhome platform (accepting this regulation in all its articles). To cover the long absence period, the Festival accepts all short films and feature films produced from 2015 until the last day for registration, even if them participated in other film festival. When submit your works, do you accept the regulations and you allow the organization to publicly viewing of your film through a live streaming Show, designed specifically for the event, that will be programmed on the Festival's social channels from 1 June to 31 October 2020.

The Show will be an integral part of this Festival edition and it will aim to promote the entry films, that will be programmed on the Festival website through a private streaming platform, whit a superimpose event logo and other graphic elements useful to protect the works. Once the live streaming ends, the content will be automatically removed.

+++ UPDATE 28 August 2020+++

All works will be presented with a live streaming premiére on the Festival official website and on YouTube Channel IHFwebTV, just only for 24 hours.
The number of views received for each work will determine a provisional ranking, in the playlists of short films and feature films that will access to PHASE2: the works will be replicated within a closed group of spectators, accredited as jurors upon the invitation of the Festival.
The jury group will be administered by a President appointed by the Festival.

The Jury of accredited viewers will vote movies with "likes" (one for one viewer).
The best rated shorts and feature films will be pass to phase 3: the official selection for only 10 shorts and 5 feature films.

Will be taken into consideration all entries before no later than the date September 30, 2020 in Italian language or foreign with subtitles in Italian or english, that respect the Festival's themes.

The sending of the work requires full and unconditional acceptance of the decisions of the Executive Board regarding the selection of the work itself and to its possible inclusion in the Festival program. In case of disagreement the decision comes to the Artistic Director.

The registration form, signed freely, will be considered evidence of the free acceptance of the Regulations by the person who has registered the film and his adhesion to the event.

All optical media received for the selection, they can be returned only upon specific request and the cost of returning the material will be borne by the applicant.

The Artistic Director have possibility to invite films and exclusive previews out of competition.

All movies that was not among the finalists will be held in the Festival archive without any obligation to repay.

In the case that it will possible to organize the gala event, the works finalists must be received no later than the date November 30, 2020 in one of the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, File MPEG4, H264.

For the finalist movies in a foreign language we require a copy with subtitles in Italian.

The Festival invites filmmakers finalists for the eventual evening gala what will close the event, providing for their only hotel accommodation excluding travel costs.

Each participant acknowledges that at the Festival they will be present accredited televisions and other media partners who make television, radio.
By agreeing to participate in the Festival and by signing this regulation, each of the participants recognizes the right of the media partners to carry out any type of shooting even in the presence of sponsor brands and gives free every right to broadcast any footage, allowing the use of such media partner shooting according to their needs, even with interruptions of advertisements and can possibly sell them.



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