Until 1980 Franco Piavoli had only produced short films, but in Silvano Agosti was enough to understand that his friend's talent abounded, so he convinced him to face a feature film. They chose an Arriflex 35 mm, and since Franco was what they call a skinny, Silvano made some lightening changes to the camera, cut it out on him, so to speak, and at the end of the job he renamed it "the piavolina". With the piavolina Franco did not only shoot "The blue planet" but many other successful films. It is just a small anecdote in the history of a friendship. We have therefore decided to dedicate this Award to Friendship and the values thatpermeate: trust, loyalty, respect, complicity, collaboration, not least, friendly affection. We do so at a dramatic moment in the history of humanity and we hope that this sentiment among the noblest, capable of uniting individuals, can equally extend to peoples.
It is a fortunate coincidence that the idea of establishing a directorial award here in Brescia was born just when the city of the three lakes is preparing to be, together with Bergamo, Capital of Culture 2023.
Since we love extravagance, we have established that the PCP Award (Piccolo Cinema Paradiso) must have two Presidents of the jury: Silvano Agosti and Franco Piavoli. If you have passion and talent in directing, we are waiting for you. And if you know other talents, don't leave them alone; we look forward to them too.
Regulation and purpose of the
"Piccolo Cinema Paradiso 2022 I Ed Award"
“Piccolo Cinema Paradiso 2022 I Ed Award” (PCP-2022 Award), cinematographic competition in its first edition, aims to discover talented authors and authors.
The Award is aimed at both Italian and foreign authors and authors.
The subject of the work to be sent is free.
• The main purpose of the Award is to identify, encourage, promote directors and authors of all nationalities, and to make their works known.
• In this first edition, no age limits are required (provided that the / i
participants are of age by the day of registration for the prize)
• Works with a maximum duration of 15 minutes are allowed (opening and closing credits included) that were made between 2019 and 2022. The theme is free, whether it is fiction, animation, documentary, experimentation or other. Each participant can compete with only one work.
• A careful pre-selection of the finalized works received will be performed
to the identification of 20 short films that will be considered for all purposes "Finalists". These will be given visibility, regardless of the final outcome, inserting them in a special screening program at the Piccolo room
Cinema Paradiso in Brescia and Cinema Azzurro Scipioni in Rome.
• A special audience award will also be established.
• The Jury of the Piccolo Cinema Paradiso 2022 I Ed Award is made up of twelve (12) members who will select the three most works from the 20 short films deserving.
The Award Jury:
Silvano Agosti - Independent director and author, poet, writer, President of Jury.
Franco Piavoli - Director, author, co-President of the Jury.
Paola Agosti - Actress, Secretary of the Jury, President of the Piccolo Association Paradise cinema.
Paolo Buzi - Artist, writer, creator of the PCP Prize, Director of the Prize Little Cinema Paradiso.
Arnaldo Ragni - Actor, director and author.
Enrico Ranzanici - Lecturer and filmmaker.
Filippo Schillaci - expert in cinematographic language, photographer, writer Antonella Gandini - Artist and photographer.
Giacomo Andrico - Independent filmmaker.
Rossella Zucchi - Artist, set designer, author
Giacomo Colossi - Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, writer of science fiction, filmmaker and video producer.
Once the 20 finalist films have been selected, a jury will be appropriately set up of the public chosen and chaired by Vilma Razzi, professor of literature and history. Vilma, who graduated with a thesis on Cinema, has been working on for years cinematography also within the public school by promoting events e making short films.
The judgment of the 2 Juries is unquestionable.
Around International Awards ✈ Barcelona ✈ Paris ✈ Amsterdam ✈ Berlin.
Annual Independent event with 4 major gatherings for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series, and New Media. The international community evaluates the all-genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all to participate on Yearly International Events in 4 Destinations. ARFF Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam participants will be certificated during the annual events by screening in the trailer showcase to be awarded at the Annual Award Ceremony. Thus, all the ARFF Finalists will be mentioned multiple times to have the best out of the entire festival run during the whole year altogether. Submit today to participate in all 4 events, regarding the unique system of ARFF International. Submissions made via Festhome are getting evaluated and selected, directly for the yearly events. Monthly selection is available on other associated platforms.
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Important notice, please read: ALL selected movie and videos need to organize their own online screening. Thank you!
Wallachia International Film Festival is a highly professional, industry connected film festival, an exclusive independent grassroots film festival taking place in an exquisite location in Downtown Bucharest, only hundreds of meters away from Dracula’s former court in the grand Old Town!
We won multiple cinema prizes including important awards at major film festivals, like Cannes, Locarno, Montreal, London, Milan, Miami and Atlanta. Also, our advertising work received accolades at Clio, Effie, In-Awe, Lion Awards, ANDY Awards and Ad’Or, while working for companies like Coca-Cola, UNICEF, McDonalds, Renault, Yahoo! and Nestlé-Purina.
But there’s nothing we love more than indulging ourselves with cinematic candies from all over the world, under the autumn night sky of Wallachia. We will be arguing for a long time about which ones we feel are the best, and about the most promising unproduced screenplays.
Welcome to Wallachia, the Legendary Land of Voivode Vlad III Dracula, universally known as Vlad the Impaler. Born in 1431, Vlad was an authoritarian Principe, he revolutionized the affairs of Wallachia and refused to pay tribute to the sultan Mehmed II, resulting in a bloody war with the Ottomans. Multiple works containing stories about Vlad's cruelty were published soon after his assassination in 1475. In 1897, Bram Stoker downgrades Prince Vlad to Count Dracula, a blood-sucking vampire inspired by Wallachian ancient folklore. Loosely based on the book, Dracula (1931) casts immortal Bela Lugosi as the doomed romantic Count.
Just think cinétopia! Feel hundreds of years of mythic Wallachian history under the night sky! It’s a 100% natural film affair!
We watch all movies, we read all screenplays and we select exclusively based on artistic merits.
FIRST DOCUMENTARY FILM
FESTIVAL IN TUNISIA
MY FIRST DOC, First Documentary Film Festival in Tunisia, organized annually by the Tunisian Documentary Cinema Association, offers screenings of creative and independent documentary films.
It aims to promote the dissemination and dissemination of documentary films in Tunisia and to promote exchanges between professionals, creators and the public in a spirit of openness to anthropological, cultural and social diversities.
It allows documentary cinema, as a form of interrogation on the world, humans and art, to participate in debates on ideas, knowledge, representations and imaginations.
My First Doc Festival carries humanistic values, based on openness to other cultures, freedom of creation and sharing.
The 12th edition of the FICS will take place in Bucaramanga – Santander from September 27 to October 1, 2022. The call in all official competitive categories, will be open from June 24 to August 19, 2022. For this edition, the Festival will have prizes in effective, recognition support for audiovisual development.
The Social Education and Communications Corporation PRESS LIBRE, whose trajectory of more than twenty years, in the leadership of the development of the media in Santander, supports and qualifies the suitability of the FICS.
The FICS is made up of the presidency of the film director Sergio Cabrera and is headed by its director, Oscar Fonseca, in accompaniment of administrative partners.
Its main objective is to work for the formation of a public criticism and for the consolidation of spaces for discussion and appreciation around a real film culture in the region and in the country.
The department of Santander as the headquarters of the FICS, is among other
the department with the highest average economic growth annual and is promoted as one of the most popular tourist destinations
important, a cultural epicenter of enterprising people, who opens its doors to new markets.
The competitive sections of the FICS are windows to the development of the
culture and the film industry, with new looks towards Ibero-America, maintaining its strong commitment to cinema national, supporting the cinema made in Colombia and Latin America
NewFilmmakers NY is New York's longest running year round Film Festival.
Over the past two years, while theaters have been closed, our online audiences have greatly exceeded those in theaters. With NewFilmmakers Plus we have added the missing audience participation to our online screenings.
Now filmmakers, cast, and crew as well as audience members can create interactive video screening rooms while watching a film. They just push the START A GROUPVIEW button to the right of the film and invite up to six people to talk about the film in a video conference. It’s almost like watching side-by-side in real life — without having to share your popcorn.
In addition our films will now be available for two weeks and screenable any time of the day instead of only one night. This allows more people to see our films and makes it easier to set up a screening event with friends and colleagues.
In today’s world online screenings give filmmakers worldwide audiences instead of limited local ones. With NewFilmmakers Plus filmmakers not only reach worldwide audiences but can interact with them as they would at a traditional theater.
Just go to facebook.com/newfilmmakersny to see our current screenings.
FEMCINE was created to discover and support the work done by female filmmakers and to share films with gender-based subjects with a broader audience. FEMCINE invites female directors from Chile and the rest of the world to participate in one of its three competition categories: International Feature Length Competition, International Short Film Competition, and the Chilean Film School Short Film Competition.
Aims to bring to the community the work of different filmmakers from our country and other countries that pretend to make a difference in what respects environment, portraying through the cinematographic art different aspects of life on our planet and how it is affected By the intervention of our species. Likewise, we intend to give space mainly to independent filmmakers, who do not pursue with the accomplishment of their purely commercial objective works, because we consider that this methodology of work is the one that gives more expressive and communicative freedom when transmitting a message that, In the case of this particular subject, touches diverse interests of economically powerful groups.
The 7th Ajayu International Animation Festival is a cultural activity organized by Sapa Inti Estudios and the Ajayu Cinematographic Association, with the situation that crosses our country and the world, this year in its new edition it will be held hybrid way (face-toface and virtual), taking into account all the measures of biosafety proposed by the
This event, which in turn hosts different cultural activities, which have been positioned through its trajectory in these years in an uninterrupted way becoming a transcendental activity for the Animation industry in our country.
Likewise, with our face-to-face activities we seek to promote tourism in our region, creating a tourist route, with a cultural and historical focus.
This year it will be held from October 5 to October 8, 2022, renewing the commitment to show the artistic expression of animation, guiding its axis theme in the preservation of flora and fauna, embodied in the animated productions and ancestral cultural manifestations.
The participants will be artists from the animated audiovisual field and from other disciplines, from the Puno region, Peru and several countries of the world, who through their expression will make this hybrid edition a contemporary Andean experience.
Festival Inclús is a festival of audiovisual productions, both documentary and fiction centered on the theme of physical and mental disabilities. It is an initiative Associació Inclús and conducted by Fish Muvi.
The aim of Festival Inclús is to give visibility to audiovisual works produced around the theme of disability with a different point of view. The goal is to provide a deepest perspective of the reality of disabilities, whether the production is carried by entities directly involved in the world of disability, or other persons or groups.
We also are an inclusive festival that is why we have two new sections: Inclus values, cinema for kids and teens about social issues and Sing Language cinema, movies in sign language.
The Festival will be held in November, 2022, close to the International Day of Disability December 3rd. The Audiovisual material of the finalists will be played during this day according to the different categories. There will be awards for the best submittals. Inclús focuses on audiovisual productions, but it also has other artistic and commercial activities and disciplines in order to give visibility to this sector.
Jersey City Popup Film Festival (JCPFF) is designed to be a fun relaxed film festival, offering quality independent films and networking opportunities.
We strive to create opportunities for networking with fellow filmmakers and actors before and after the screenings.
Each festival will have an after party and awards.
The films, selected by a committee, include features, shorts, music videos, webisodes, and documentaries.
Bajo Nuestra Piel International Film Festival on Human Rights, is a project that aims to generate a debate and reflective space on Human Rights topics through the artistic representation in documental, fiction and animation format, of critical, socially compromised and quality cinema.
Rhythm Cycle Projects in partnership with The City of Ekurhuleni are rolling out the 5th Ekurhuleni International Film Festival from 10-11 December 2022.
The heat is on. The Ekurhuleni International Film Festival is on a mission to attract aspiring and emerging filmmakers locally and internationally. This festival will be in from 10-11 December 2022 at the Germiston Theatre.
The aim is to create an annual film festival that will give emerging filmmakers an opportunity to screen their films. Filmmakers are urged to send their 3 minute trailer / screeners and films before the 2nd of Octuber 2022. Professional industry adjudicators will select the suitably qualified films to be screened daily throughout the festival.
Additionally workshops and seminars will be conducted to expand film development
projects to aspiring filmmakers. Films or documentaries of any genre are welcome to promote potential. Local and international investors to invest in the emerging film industry thereby creating sustainable jobs, boosting tourism and attracting international visitors to explore our country. The festival promises to be a flamboyant affair filled with a melting pot of cultures and offering a bouquet of creative variety. For more information call or email us.
GO Film Goiânia Film Festival is a Festival for short movies done in the heart of Brazil. Its in the 2nd edition with a competitive premiation with a special awards in many categories. Due to Covid-19 this edition will be on-line.
We have either a non-competitive selection of short movies done after 2018 until 25 minutes.
The Department of Culture of the City Council of Guadalcanal (Seville), announces the IV Edition
of the GUADALCANAL EN CORTO Short Film Festival „Sonría por favor‟, which will It will be held from October 27 to 29, 2022.
FesticineKids 24 is an international children's and youth film festival in Cartagena de Indias, it is a film contest that orients its efforts towards strengthening the production and distribution of Colombian, Latin American and world cinema for children and young people.
In 2022, FesticineKids reaches its 24to, edition virtually, but with the same spirit of highlighting and celebrating cinema for girls, boys and young people. The phrase has been chosen as the slogan: THE CHANGE IS IN YOU. From this concept it is intended to invite children and young people to be aware of the responsibility they have to be agents of change in their environments. Children and young people are the future that should encourage the care of our planet earth, the human beings that surround them, animals and plants, as well as the places they visit. That is why in the midst of this changing era that we are living, it is important to recognize the leading role that the new generations have to change and improve.
In the construction of the profile of the FesticineKids 24, the screen is problematized as a point of confluence of girls, boys and adolescents. By postulating cinema as that scenario in which feelings, emotions and beliefs are expressed, it is intended that girls, boys and adolescents, understanding what the cinema evokes them, what they extract from it and its meanings, wonder about the place that cinema has in their lives, in their environment, in parallel to the place they want and dream of.
It is also an opportunity for adults, parents, teachers, cultural and cinematographic authorities, to think about the need to strengthen their capacities to be trainers in tension and interaction with the audiovisual media, especially the cinema.