Asylum Fantastic Fest ()


28 Oct 2019
Call for entries

28 Feb 2020
Festival closed

29 Oct 2020
Notification date

28 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020


piazza umberto pilozzi,  00038, valmontone, roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 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 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 28 October 2020      Festival end: 01 November 2020

Following the great success of the First Edition of the Asylum Fantastic Fest, which saw over 2,500 presences, over 30 Italian and international guests, about 300 films sent in selection, the Valmontone Culture Department and the OutOut Art Workshop the selections for the Second Edition open.

Born from the idea of ​​the Founder Claudio Miani, it is located in the heart of Lazio, in Valmontone, to become a reference point at national and international level for lovers of the genre, in a vision of long-term cultural project capable of bringing further emphasis , prestige and tourism to the entire territorial area.

An Art Festival as a "living cultural" project, where we do not just want to understand the culture in which we live, the actualization of the theme and the expressive form linked to the world of Horror and Fantastico, but with a wider range, all those experiences with their own roots and those evolutions developed by them, which in the positive sense of globalization interchange themselves in new cultural realities. It is therefore a question of interpreting a world by giving it a new form, perceiving its contents and aspirations in order to manifest them and communicate them through cinema, literature, music, performing arts, comics, animation and live contests. A research full of stimuli and hints, of new linguistic compositions and symbolic horizons, which are best expressed in a visual, narrative and structured diegesis, able to offer new genre perspectives.

The main purpose of the Asylum Fantastic Fest is to provide real visibility and support to the excellence of horror creativity, promoting realities and works that are able to provide new content readings and above all to confront the new 2.0 languages. The search for new trends and the opening up to currently non-standardized basins, allows us to guarantee the realization of a Festival capable of acting as a multi-year point of reference for a current that has always been looking for stimuli and developments. An event that wants to be an opportunity to stimulate collaboration between young Italian and international artists, offering moments of meeting and exchange for the sections present at the Festival.

Contamination is the word that contains sufficiently and clearly the importance that the Asylum Horror Fest reserves in this first edition and will reserve in those to come, the encounter between the different artistic forms. Working in a non-formal environment, where all the entities involved will be jointly responsible for the organization, it will be possible to reach the common goal of creating an expressive context where each of the participants can express their creative potential.

Best Feature Film (€ 300.00 check and Asylum Award)
Best Short Film (€ 150.00 check and Asylum Award)
Best Special Effects (award in progress)

The rules for registering the Cinematographic Works at the Festival are established as follows:

Art. 1
There are two sections in the Second Edition of the Asylum Fantastic Fest:
- Feature films (over 60 minutes)
- Short films (up to 30 minutes)

Art. 2
To participate in the Festival selections it is necessary to follow the procedures through registration on one of the following platforms:

Art. 3
For participation in the selection of the Second Edition of the Asylum Fantastic Fest there is a fee set in €. 10.00 (ten / 00) as administrative procedures.

Art. 4
Each author responds personally to the content of his works and guarantees paternity.

Art. 5
Feature films and / or short films in languages ​​other than Italian and english must be complete with subtitles in Italian or english.

Art. 6
Each author can submit a maximum of 3 works for each selection, but only 1 can access the final phase.

Art. 7
The deadline by which it will be possible to register the Works in the Competition is set for February 28th 2020 and the Films admitted to the Competition will be announced by March 30th 2020 by electronic notice to the interested parties and published on the official website

Art. 8
The films selected will be screened based on a program that will be published on the Official Website prior to the event and directly communicated by electronic notice to direct productions.

Art. 9
All finalist films will be examined by a jury that will award a prize for the following categories:

- Best Feature Film (€ 300.00 check and Asylum Award)
- Best Short Film (€ 150.00 check and Asylum Award)
- Best special effects (Prize being defined in collaboration with the film company Baburka Production).

Furthermore, the Jury reserves the right to assign any ex-aequo, special mentions for merit or not to award prizes where there are no works deemed worthy.

Art. 10
To ensure an impartial and anonymous evaluation, the members of the Jury will be notified at the closing of the selections with a specific notice on the Official Website of the Festival
In any case, it will be composed of leading figures such as Directors, Screenwriters, Film Authors and Film Critics.

Art. 11
The decisions taken by the Jury are final.

Art. 12
 In case of selection it will not be possible to withdraw the Film from the competition.

Art. 13
The Direction of the Asylum Fantastic Fest, does not take charge of the expedition of the Prizes in the event that the Author was not present on the occasion of the Prize-giving.

Art. 14
No screening fees are due to the authors / distributors of the selected films.

Art. 15
With the acceptance of this announcement, the OutOut Art Workshop, curator of the Competition, is authorized to project the work in future events where the Asylum Press Editor Brand is present. Authors will always be notified of the inclusion of their work, before any screening.

Art. 16
The request to register for the Asylum Fantastic Fest implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.

Art. 17
For any clarification or information you can contact the contacts on the Official Website



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