Villammare Festival Film&Friends (20)



Deadlines

19 Feb 2021
Call for entries

05 Jul 2021
Final deadline

4
mths

22 Aug 2021
Notification date

21 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021

Address

Via Irace,  84079, Villammare , Salerno, Italy


Festival description
Short film festival 15'<
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 September 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 21 August 2021      Festival end: 28 August 2021

The Villammare Festival Film & Friends is organized by the Villammare Film Festival-Golfo di Policastro Association. The competition between short films was the beginning and is still the backbone of the Villammare Festival. The attention to the short genre wants to be an opportunity to give space to experimental cinema, to young talents, and to the evolution of cinematographic languages. The Villammare Festival Film & Friends wants to be an opportunity for international filmmakers and an occasion to contribute to the cultural liveliness and the promotion of the territory south of Salerno in a wider context.

It includes a competition between short films, one between feature films, meetings with personalities from the world of culture and cinema, attention to soundtracks and environmental themes, debates, in-depth analysis, shows and tasting moments after watching the film.

Feature Film Competition:

During the current edition, the following prizes will be awarded:

a) Best Film
b) Best Director
c) Best First Film
d) Best Actor and Best Actress
e) In consideration of the attention that the
Villammare Festival has always attributed
to the world of soundtracks, special prizes will be awarded relating to the musical aspect of the films;

f) Since 2019, the Villammare Festival Film & Friends has established the "Giorgio
Arlorio" Special Award, dedicated to the late screenwriter, a great friend of the VFF
& F. It will be assigned to the best screenplay of the films in competition.

In addition, there may be further awards or special mentions made by the Festival's
jury or by the technical organization of the Festival.

Short Film Contest

The winner will commit himself to affix the VFF&F degree to his work.

Legambiente Award for the category "Ecological and environmental issues"

a) To the best short film of the category "Ecological and environmental issues" will go a trophy awarded by Legambiente that supports and sponsors the Festival and its best practices.

"A Short for Rotary - End Polio Now" Special Award

a) The Special Prize "A short for Rotary - End Polio Now", worth 1500 euros, was set up for the
first time in the 2018 edition at the behest of the Rotary Club Sapri - Golfo di Policastro.

b) The rules and procedures for participation in the Special Prize can be found at the end of this
document in “Appendix A”.

Short Film Contest – Regulation

1. Objectives

Villammare Festival Film&Friends is organized by Villammare Film Festival- Gulf of Policastro Association. The short film contest has been the beginning and the backbone of the Festival.

Attention to short films is an opportunity to give space to experimental cinema, young talents, and to the evolution of film language.

Villammare Festival wants to be an opportunity for filmmakers, both Italian and foreign, and an occasion to contribute to the cultural liveliness and promotion of the territory in the South of Salerno in an international context, promoting exchanges between European countries and spreading international cinematography with the aim of educating the public to a wider film culture.

2. Place and date

Villammare Festival Film&Friends, arrived at its XX edition, will take place in Villammare (SA) from 21 to 28 August 2021.

3. Admission Requirements

a) For the 2020 Edition two are the sections provided:

- Category "Free Theme";

- Category "Ecological and Environmental Themes".
This second section was included in consideration of the Festival's commitment to environmental protection, with the implementation of CO2-free and plastic-free strategies for waste reduction; of the importance of these issues today; of the aims of the Festival to promote the territory, and of the place where the event takes place: an
area of high environmental value in the heart of the Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park;

b) For both categories are admitted fiction, animation and any other kind of short
film;

c) Short films of both sections must not have a duration higher than 15 minutes;

d) Participation is free. Each author can submit to the competition even more than one work and can participate in both categories (ad example: if you send two works, one on free theme and another on themes ecological, you can enroll them both, each in the reference section, and the same if you will have two or more of the same section);

e) However, only the short films deemed deserving will be admitted to the competition, at the unquestionable judgment of the organization;

f) Unpublished works are preferred. However, will be also accepted works already presented and awarded to other competitions, but not to previous editions of Villammare Festival;

g) An indispensable requirement for participation in the competition is the authorization to process personal data in accordance with current legislation.

The Villammare Film Festival-Gulf of Policastro Association undertakes to treat the data in a lawful and fair manner for the sole purpose of the competition (informing the outcome of the selections, allowing the award of prizes, notifying news, deadlines and announcements of the forthcoming competitions, etc.). At any time after the conclusion of the XX edition of the Villammare Festival, participants may request, in
writing, to delete their data from the Association's archive.

4. Awards assigned

4.1 Award for the best short film

a) For the 2021 edition, to the absolute winner of the short film competition, selected among all
those participating in the various categories at the unquestionable judgment of the Festival's artistic jury, will be assigned a trophy. Any cash prizes will subsequently be communicated.

b) The winner will commit himself to affix the VFF&F degree to his work.

4.2. Legambiente Award for the category "Ecological and environmental issues"

a) To the best short film of the category "Ecological and environmental issues" will go a trophy awarded by Legambiente that supports and sponsors the Festival and its best practices.

4.3 "A Short for Rotary - End Polio Now" Special Award

a) The Special Prize "A short for Rotary - End Polio Now", worth 1500 euros, was set up for the
first time in the 2018 edition at the behest of the Rotary Club Sapri - Golfo di Policastro.

b) The rules and procedures for participation in the Special Prize can be found at the end of this
document in “Appendix A”.

5. How to send the works

a) The short films can be sent, free of charge, in a downloadable link to corti@villammarefilmfestival.it , or in DVD format;

b) You can also nominate your short films using platform Festhome . In these case, the organization does not assume responsibility for the relationship between the author of the short and the platform, which follows its own
rules, independent of the Festival and indicated in the contract that the filmmaker
independently signs with the platform;

c) The deadline for the submission of short films is June 28, 2021;

d)All the works received will be kept in the Association's archives and will not be
returned.
Associazione Villammare Film Festival – Golfo di Policastro
Via Irace - Vibonati (SA)
e)The Villammare Film Festival – Golfo di Policastro Association assumes no
responsibility if the videos arrive lost or damaged, and cannot be admitted to the
competition. Please make sure the integrity of the DVD or that the mail has arrived
and the link to download the movie works.
f)The person who subscribes the entry form, so subscribing the film to the
competition, assumes responsibility for being the legitimate representative,
authorized by all those entitled to the work.
6. Admission to the competition
a)To be admitted to the competition, you must complete the entry form in all parts
and send it, with a copy of the short film, a synopsis, author's details, technical details
of the movie and any other advertising material you want to add ( photos, posters,
etc.), to corti@villammarefilmfestival.it with the link to download and view the
movie ( also vimeo with passwords) or to : Villammare Festival c/o 105 TV, Loc. Le
Piane, 84070 - Villammare;
b) It is pleasing but not mandatory, sending trailers, backstage or short videos with
comments or presentations of the film. They will be used during special TV programs
about the Festival on air on 105 Tv, with the aim of presenting the works received
and in competition or in any case for the promotion of the Festival and of the selected
films;
c) It is preferential for foreign language short films to be subtitled in Italian;
d) The choice to tick the box for the airing on television of short film is optional. If
the box is cropped, the short, even if not selected at competition, can be included in
specials and programs dedicated to Villammare Festival made by 105 TVs ( local
private tv) during the year. If the box is not ticked, in the case of short film selection,
the author will be contacted by the organization to granting the release to broadcast
the short film on 105 TV for the only evening of the Festival in which it will
compete.
7. Selection of works and next steps
a) Villammare Festival Film & Friends will choose, among the short films that will
register at the Festival, the 100/120 which will constitute the "official selection" of
the Villammare Festival Film & Friends 2021. From them then the artistic jury,
composed by competent personalities from the world of cinema and entertainment,
will choose 2021 winners;
b) The trophy will be awarded to the overall winner, that is to the short film chosen as
the winner among all those in competition, without distinction of categories;
c)The travel and subsistence expenses of the authors of short films or of those who
wish to attend the Festival's evenings are responsible for the participants who will
still be able to take advantage of special conventions and facilities that will be
communicated in time;
d)Due to the high number of participants, only the authors of the selected works will
Associazione Villammare Film Festival – Golfo di Policastro
Via Irace - Vibonati (SA)
be notified of the outcome of the selection. For any information contact ( only
whatsapp) 3791032027.
8. General Rules
a) Applications for admission to the Festival imply acceptance of this regulation;
b) It is the responsibility of producers, distributors or other subjects presenting the
short film, to ensure they are legitimately authorized to enter the film at VFF;
c) The Festival's organization will have the right to make a final decision on anything
not specified in this regulation and reserves the right to make any changes or
additions to this regulation, as it may require.
Appendix A
“A short for Rotary-End Polio Now” Special Award
a) The Special Award "A short for Rotary- End Polio Now" was set up for the first time
in the 2018 edition at the behest of the Rotary Club Sapri-Golfo di Policastro,
represented by the pro tempore President Arch. Sergio Felicino.
b) The aim is to disseminate and promote, through a short film, Rotary actions, events,
charities and values.
c)They will be able to compete for the Special Award, short films that in any genre
(documentaries, fiction, etc.), tell the Rotary Clubs, their campaigns (such as the "End
Polio Now" that for 20 years aims at the eradication of polio in the world), their events
or organized initiatives, and, in the alternative, their values of solidarity and service or
the five Rotary Actions, in particular the III and IV:
· III: "The Action of Public Interest encourages every Rotarian to find ways to
improve the quality of life of the people in the community in which he lives and
to act for the benefit of the public interest";
· - IV: "International Action encompasses the actions taken to expand the purpose
of Rotary's humanitarian activities and to promote understanding and peace
among peoples".
d) May participate short films exclusively registered for the Special Prize or short films
entered in the other categories of the competition that fall within the parameters defined
for the Special Prize (the short films can compete for both the competitions, for the
award of the Special Prize and for the victory of the absolute prize among the shorts);
e) All short films that deal specifically with Rotary or related events will be evaluated by
the jury in charge of the award. In the event that the Villammare Film Festival-Golfo di
Policastro Association did not receive short films with the topic indicated or the Rotary
Associazione Villammare Film Festival – Golfo di Policastro
Via Irace - Vibonati (SA)
Club Sapri-Golfo di Policastro did not consider, at its sole discretion, to choose one of
the short films submitted for evaluation, the Rotary reserves the right to evaluate
whether or not to award the prize to the "generalist" short films that will deal with topics
similar to the five action lines of Rotary, in particular III and IV.
f) The jury that will award the special prize "A short for the Rotary- End Polio Now"
will be a jury different from the artistic one of the Festival, and will be headed by the
Rotary Club Sapri-Golfo di Policastro and its pro tempore president or a delegate.
g)The Special Award "A Short for the Rotary- End Polio Now" consists of 1500 euros.
The author and the producer of the short winner of the Special Award will be obliged to
include at the beginning of the short film the words "A Short for the Rotary- End Polio
now" and in the end credits the possible single sponsor.
h) At the Rotary Club Sapri-Golfo di Policastro will be delivered a free copy of the
winning work in digital format, with subtitles in English if Italian, with subtitles in
Italian if English, with subtitles in Italian and English if in different languages and with
the authorization to disseminate it on its institutional sites, during meetings or training
events, at the club level, at the 2100 District level, and at international level. Only later,
the cash prize will be paid.
i)The Rotary Club Sapri-Golfo di Policastro, through its pro tempore president or his
delegate, reserves the right not to award the Special Prize, at its sole discretion, if no
short film is considered in line with the goals set at the basis of the agreement with the
Villammare Festival.
l) For all that is not specified in this paragraph and for the sending of the works, are valid
the rules established in this regulation apply.
m)To make the short film compete for the Special Award, tick the appropriate box on
the entry form. Rotary may decide to include in its selection even short films that have
not crossed the appropriate box.


Feature Film Competition - Regulation

1. Objectives

Villammare Festival Film&Friends, which is organized by Villammare Film Festival-
Gulf of Policastro Association, wants to be an opportunity for movie’s professionals
and an occasion to contribute to the cultural liveliness and promotion of the territory
in the South of Salerno in an supranational context.

This competition of feature films was created with the intention of giving attention to
valuable films, but also to movies that are difficult to distribute, to early works, to
films by young authors or affirmed directors.
This is to promote an European cinema’s culture, with its ever-new languages and conveyed meanings, to spread works and talents that are out of the mainstream, to animate the territory through a profitable exchange between cinema and its audience.

2. Place and date

Villammare Festival Film&Friends, arrived at its XX edition, will take place in Villammare (SA) from 21 to 28 August 2021.

3. Admission Requirements

Are allowed to the contest, Italian and foreign films:

a) Works distributed from September 2020 to July 2021;

b) Movies in preview and upcoming distribution works;

c) Unpublished works, without a time limit;

d) Works of cultural and documentary interest, of social commitment and socioanthropological
films, environmental films.

For films in foreign language are required Italian subtitles.

Participation is free. Each author may submit one or more works to the competition.

The films should not have been selected or rewarded at the previous editions of the
Villammare Festival.

An indispensable requirement for participation in the competition is the authorization to process personal data in accordance with current legislation.

The Villammare Film Festival-Gulf of Policastro Association undertakes to treat the data in a lawful and fair manner for the sole purpose of the competition (informing the outcome of the selections, allowing the award of prizes, notifying news, deadlines and announcements of the forthcoming competitions, etc.). At any time after the conclusion of the XX edition of the Villammare Festival, participants may
request, in writing, to delete their data from the Association's archive.

4. Assigned Prizes

During the current edition, the following prizes will be awarded:

a) Best Film
b) Best Director
c) Best First Film
d) Best Actor and Best Actress
e) In consideration of the attention that the
Villammare Festival has always attributed
to the world of soundtracks, special prizes will be awarded relating to the musical aspect of the films;

f) Since 2019, the Villammare Festival Film & Friends has established the "Giorgio
Arlorio" Special Award, dedicated to the late screenwriter, a great friend of the VFF
& F. It will be assigned to the best screenplay of the films in competition.

In addition, there may be further awards or special mentions made by the Festival's
jury or by the technical organization of the Festival.

5. How to send the works

To be admitted to the competition, you must complete the entry form in all parts and
send it, with a copy of the feature film, a synopsis, author's details, technical details
of the movie and any other advertising material you want to add ( photos, posters, etc.), by mail (preferable) to lunghi@villammarefilmfestival.it with the link to download and view the movie or to: Villammare Festival c/o 105 TV, Loc. Le Piane, 84070 - Villammare (SA).

All the works received will be kept in the Association's archives and will not be
returned.

The Villammare Film Festival – Gulf of Policastro Association assumes no responsibility if the videos arrive lost or damaged, and cannot be admitted to the competition. Please make sure the integrity of the DVD or that it works the mail has arrived and the link to download the movie.

The person who subscribes the entry form, so subscribing the film to the competition,
assumes responsibility for being the legitimate representative, authorized by all those
entitled to the work.

It is pleasing but not mandatory, sending trailers, backstage or short videos with
comments or presentations of the film. They will be used during special TV programs about the Festival on air on 105 Tv ( private local tv), with the aim of presenting the works received and in competition or in any case for the promotion of the Festival and of the selected films.

The deadline for presenting feature films is July 05, 2021.

6. Selection of works and next steps

The selection of the works will be an unquestionable judgment of the organization.
Due to the high number of participants, only the authors of the selected works will be
notified of the outcome of the selection. For any information contact ( only whatsapp) 3791032027.

7. General Rules

Applications for admission to the Festival imply acceptance of this regulation.

It is the responsibility of producers, distributors or other subjects presenting the film, to ensure they are legitimately authorized to enter the film at VFF. The Festival's
organization will have the right to make a final decision on anything not specified in
this regulation and reserves the right to make any changes or additions to this
regulation, as it may require.



  

 
  

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