1 - The "Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero" is open to
everybody: rich filmmakers, poor filmakers, all welcome
provided they have developed a beautiful, original idea on a
limited budget.

2 - Competitors, who wish to participate, must alternatively:
send an e.mail to the adress:
festivaldelcinemapovero@gmail.com containing
a VIMEO link and the registration form attached
or useing one of the following international platforms:
which can be later accessed by the web site:
Any film must be downloadable.

3 - Four Sections:
- ITALIAN SHORT FILMS (maximum duration 15 minutes)
- NON ITALIANS SHORT FILMS (maxim duration 15 minutes)
- ITALIANS FILMS (exceeding 15 minutes)
-NON-ITALIANS FILMS (exceeding 15 minutes)

ALL FILMS must have been completed after Juanary 1st, 2018.
DEAD LINE - August 15, 2021
SUBTITLES IN ITALIAN are mandatory, if the dialogue is in a
language different then Italian;

No restrictions to any opera winner or participant to other Film
Festivals except for those that already applied to previous
"Cinema Povero" edition

Best Italian short Film Euro 1000,00 + Sculpture "Il Nasso "
Best non-Italian Short Film Euro 1000,00 + Diploma
Best Documentary Euro 500,00 + Diploma
Juan Enrique Bécquer Award:
Best Italian Film exceeding 15 minutes Euro 500,00 + Plaque
Best non-Italian Film exceeding 15 minutes Euro 500,00 + Plaque

People's choice Award (sponsor Chicco d'Oro) Euro 500,00 + Diploma
"City of Ispra" Award Euro 500,00 + Plaque
Popular Jury Award (University of three agess) Euro 200,00 + Diploma
Other awards and special mention will be possible for best director, best actress, best actor, best photography, best soundtrack, best screeplay, best location, best idea.

The complete Regulation on the web: www.festivaldelcinemapovero.com
- The registration fee is non-refundable for any reason, even in
the case where the author gives up the contest.
- The registration fee includes the membership of the
"Associazione Culturale Cinema Povero" for the 2021 calendar

- Official Selection
The authors admitted to the Official Selection List will be
notified by e-mail to the address indicated on the registration
form, within August, the 31st.
The authors not admitted to the Official Selection List will not
be notified
The finalists must send the signed registration form and Rights
Clearance Document to the
Festival Management. Without these documents, the film
cannot be screened.

The program of the final phase, including the list of film that will be screened during the week of the Festival will be published on the Festival's Facebook pages, on the Facebook page and on the website of the Cultural Association "Cinema Povero”

For anything not foreseen, for sending material illustrating the work, for requests not specified in this regulation, the competitor may refer to the following address:
Associazione Culturale "Cinema Povero"
Via Acqua Negra, 32 - 21027 - ISPRA (VA)
e mail: festivaldelcinemapovero@gmail.com

- Court Notes
 The organization of the Festival reserves the right to make changes to the actual competition notice.
 According to Italian Law Legge sulla privacy 196/2003 and of the new European regulation 679/2016, we inform that personal data relating to the participants, will be used solely for the purposes of the competition and will remain in the Festival’s data base.
 The Festival organizers disclaim any liability in case of lack of or incorrect receipt of the registration documents caused by the transmission, by any means, to the address of the Festival and for any reason.

1- Force Majeure
At the discretion of the organizers, in case of extreme necessity or any other valid reason, the event may be suspended or canceled.

Author’s Responsibilities
The AUTHOR’s and/or PRODUCTION COMPANY and/or HOLDERS OF RIGHTS of the presented work, by signing the present regulations:
 DECLARES to have read and understood and then to accept in full, all of its contents;
 RESPONDS personally to the content of the artwork;
 DECLARES to have transferred all copyrights from third parties as expressed by Italian law 633/1941 and subsequent amendments;
 DECLARES, under Art.10 Law 675/96, art. 13 D.Lgs nr. 196/03 and of the new European regulation 679/2016, to be informed about the purposes and methods of treatment of the data indicated on the registration form and gives its consent to their processing even through it tools.
 GRANTS explicit permission at the ‘Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero’ the free dissemination - without compensation - through public screening of the artwork.

Overall Rating
  • Pacha Movie

    It is a wonderful festival! film festival seriously and fairly judged my work and awarded Our Movie. Thank you! I am very honored.
    Thank you again!

    September 2021
  • I would like to thank you from all the crews of the festival for the creation of such a great festival. I also thank all the members of the festival for their services and I appreciate the financial support of the filmmakers from your festival as a short film festival.

    September 2021
  • Mehdi Imani shahmiri

    A good festival with kind agents

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    thank you very much Mehdi

  • Un Festival che con coraggio offre spazi di visibilità a progetti cinematogrfici indipendenti. Grazie.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Grazie mille Riccardo De Angelis. Facciamo il possibile per il cinema indipendente, lontani da ideologie e condizionamenti.

  • Fabio Garelli

    An amazing festival created by a small group of friends who are really passionate about cinema in all of its forms (and wich has become greater and greater in years involving more and more people). In some way knowing them feels like becoming one of them: just like talking with some old friends. The hospitality is really amazing and the event is full of interesting content and quality entertainment, with the opportunity of directly meeting the authors and directors. A great international atmosphere is granted by the multilanguage real time translation during the introductions and speeches between the various projections. Last but not least Ispra itself is worth the journey to participate to the festival: a small and really nice town on the shores of Lago Maggiore.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Fabio. Our being in life as you see us, in a family and playful atmosphere probably pleases many, but we are also good at judging and choosing films. Ispra is beautiful even today without the sun. Ciao