Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival ()


20 Jun 2019
Call for entries

15 Oct 2019
Festival closed

01 Nov 2019
Notification date

24 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019


Viale Umberto I, 52,  07100, SASSARI, SASSARI, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 24 November 2019      Festival end: 23 November 2019

The "Fiorenzo Serra" Visual Anthropology Workshop, managed by the Department of History, Human Sciences and Education of the University of Sassari and the Società Umanitaria -Cineteca Sarda, as part of a project aimed at enhancing public awareness of the director, filmmaker and ethnologist Fiorenzo Serra, announce for the year 2019 the Competition for ethnographic film productions titled “Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival”. The definition “film production" means any audiovisual product, be it a fiction or a documentary film, produced using analogic or digital technologies.
The competition aims to promote the production of films that can contribute to the awareness of ethnographic cultural realities through the audiovisual medium and pursues the objective of protecting and implementing, in a scientific and systematic manner, national and foreign audiovisual productions concerning the ethnographic,archaeological, historical, cultural-linguistic and environmental heritages. The competition also has the function of better defining, within the framework of the theoretical-methodological debate of the demo-ethno-nthropological,disciplines, not only the important role of visual anthropology, but also the objective of supporting the realization of audiovisual documentation concerning the identity and the cultural specificities of national and international social realities.
The competition, which until the 2018 edition was named "Competition Fiorenzo Serra for films and ethnographic documentaries" from the 2019 edition onwards will be called "Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival".

The awards are three (3) and are as follows:

€ 3,000.00 award to the first film;
€ 2,000.00 award to the second film;
€ 1,000.00 award to the third film.

There will be a special mention called "Antonio Simon Mossa special prize", dedicated to the memory of the
famous Sassari filmmaker, a close friend of Fiorenzo Serra, which will be assigned to one of the out-of-competition
films (ie films regularly registered concerning aspects not strictly related to the theme of the third edition).
The awards are given to the signer of the registration form.

The competition is thematic in nature and, in each edition, will invite to submit films concerning various aspects of national and international ethnographic and historical-cultural realities. The theme of the second edition
of the competition is "material and symbolic aspects of pastoral culture".
The deadline for the films' submission and the required documentation is the 15th of October 2019, at 11.59pm. The postmark will serve as proof of the date of submission. In this regard, it is advisable to send the required material by a registered parcel with a return ticket. Submissions that although being sent within the established deadline, will not reach the secretariat within seven days after the deadline (ie, October 22, 2019,12:00), will not be accepted.

Participation in the competition is free and open to all, regardless of age or nationality. Each author or group of authors can send more than one film, but only one of them can be awarded.
All audiovisual products, professional or non-professional, published or unpublished, filmed in any part of the world, without limits of production year, may participate in the competition.
The films may be produced in any format and support, but only those with a resolution equal to or greater than 720p will be taken into consideration. In order to take part in the competition, the film can be sent via the internet; however, it is also possible to send it through ordinary mail (always complying with the minimum resolution standard of 720p). In any case, the two methods of sending must contain all the required documentation.
Foreign films will have to be subtitled, preferably in Italian or alternatively in English.
Films for which there is no full ownership of the rights to participate in the competition and for public screening are not allowed to participate.
Advertising films are not allowed, exclusively musical documentaries and editorial film-videos, of an expressly promotional or commercial type, are not allowed. Films which harm human rights and dignity in any way are not allowed.
The signer of registration form for the competition is fully responsible for all the responsibilities deriving from an improper use of the film against the producer and/or any third part that may feel offended due to the contents of the film.
The cost of sending the materials is a responsibility of the participant.
The organization owes nothing to those who submit a film to the competition, either in a personal capacity or as a rent for the film or to the benefit of the producer or distributor.
Participation in the competition automatically implies full acceptance of these rules.



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