Adventure Awards Days is the italian festival based on adventure and exploration, the place where you can live unique experiences, be inspired and share a passion.
It is the festival of those who love outdoor sports and nature, for those who want to try to make their life a unique adventure, for those who appreciate the beauty and to those who can get emotional for a dream.
The Film Festival is held in Livigno, an amazing location in the Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. The Festival focus is on films who tell stories about adventures, inspiration, human limits, nature and environment relationships.

Regulation for ADVENTURE AWARDS Days

Competition Call for submissions

Deadline: May the 31st 2015

The organization of ADVENTURE AWARDS Days competition announces the third edition of the Short and Medium Films Competition called “ADVENTURE AWARDS days”.

ADVENTURE AWARDS Days will feature a selection of the best adventure films, new and old, from around the world. We are willing to cast our programming around environment-focused, motivating, outdoor based, exploration and/or inspiring picture to depict the meaning of Adventure on the screens.

RULES to partecipate

1. The competition enrollment is open and free.

2. There are no limits of age, citizenship or residence.

3. The competition has two categories:
A - Short films, with a duration between 3 and 30 minutes
B - Medium films, with a duration between 30 and 60 minutes
Films can be presented in any original language and if not in english, it's mandatory to provide english subtitles. Subtitles should be converted in a .srt file with correct time-codes, so that the organization will be able to translate them in Italian too.

4. Participation at this Festival is compatible with any other Festival and with obtaining other awards and/or grants.

5. Each author can participate with maximum three works.

6. Festival’s accepted genres.
The Festival is focused on narrative fiction or documentary short and medium movies.

7. Theme of the competition.
All the films must be focused on adventure, environment, sport, exploration, human inspiration and the story of an emotion.

8. Awards.
We have a jury who will view all films screened at ADVENTURE AWARDS Days and will provide the winners and the awards.
The awards will follow those categories.
Best Movie (short and medium)
Green Award – for the ability to describe and stimulate environmental awareness.

9. Rights. By submitting a film to ADVENTURE AWARDS Days you agree to the following:

a) ADVENTURE AWARDS owns the rights to screen the film at ADVENTURE AWARDS Days and also as part of any promotional Special Screening.

b) All music licenses (including, without limitation, all synchronization, mechanical and master use licenses, as applicable) have been obtained and all payments have been made that are required for the public performance of the music incorporated in the film.

c) No material in the film being submitted by the entrant to the festival is libelous or defamatory or violates any right of privacy or publicity of any person, and the full use of the rights in such film will not violate any rights, including copyright or moral rights, of any person, firm or corporation. d) We can use bits of your submission for a short promo/trailer for the Awards.

10. To enter in the Competiton’s pre-selections it’s required:

For each work submitted to the contest, it will be essential to fill in the Festival registration form available at the FilmFreeway platform, which can be accessed from the ADVENTURE AWARDS days website.
The film should be accepted only sent in digital form with one of the underexposed modalities:

a) we suggest to use the FilmFreeway platform

b) if the film is already on-line it’s enough to send us the internet address (URL), Vimeo is preferred.

The Festival will not accept DVD or file transfer.

If you want to know more from the Festival, you can send an email to the following address:
The partecipation’s request to pre-selections has to be sent by May the 31st 2015.
The date will be attested by the on-line subscription sheet date.

11. All the short-films will face a first selection by the festival organization committee; the works selected as finalists will be projected during the film show nights.

12. In case they are selected, the authors will be requested to send a hi-def copy of their work for screening purposes:

- a BLU RAY of the film or
- a digital version: H.264 (MOV, Mp4, AVI) @25fps, frame size 1920x1080p (720p is allowed too), data rate between 5 and 10 Mbps.
- the authorization model duly signed
- a data sheet of the film
The DVD or BLU RAY copies will not be returned and will be part of the Festival Archive.

13. Promotional material.
Where possible a link to an on line teaser / trailer of the film is appreciated.
At least one high resolution JPG image of a scene in the film is supplied for free use in promoting the festival. All images must be watermarked, and must contain a description with film title, location and photographer credit. Those pictures will be retained by ADVENTURE AWARDS Days. We would be honored to consider uncompressed QuickTime movie of a few selected clips, possibly in 16/9, for us to use for the festival trailer / promo. Note that this trailer / promo will be used on-line and on air to promote the event. No original music will be used from any of the films screening.

14. Competition Phase.

Short film screenings will be held from Monday July 27th till Wednesday July 29 th at which time the audience will vote on their favorite work.
The Screening of winning films and the Awards Ceremony will be held in Livigno, on Saturday, the 1st of august.

15. A jury of experts and field operators, whose names will be made public after the competion announcement date, will examine the finalists’ works and will give, at his own unchallengeable judgement, the awards specified ad point 8.
Any other award or special mention will be given at the jury’s discretion according to the ADVENTURE AWARDS days' organization.

16. The competition projections and prize-giving will take place during the festival ADVENTURE AWARDS days, in Livigno.

17. Organizers will contact the winners, so they can present their film before the final screening of the ADVENTURE AWARDS days.

18. At the awards ceremony, the presence of the person responsible for the work will be kind required, or else that of someone on which he/she delegates.
The Organization will let the verdict be known with enough time to facilitate travel and response regarding attendance. Organizers will meet any accommodation in Livigno, but, unfortunately, not travel expenses. In case of impossibility to be at the venue, we would like to receive a small video of acknowledgment by the author.
It's also mandatory to send a picture and or video of the author with the plaque on his/her hands to the ADVENTURE AWARDS Days' organization.

19. The author allows his work projection during the festival nights and other film shows or reviews connected to the festival; he/she also declares that he’s the owner of all rights concerning the use of his work, bar none, and that his works contents don’t violate the in force laws or anybody’s rights and that the work doesn’t have libellous contents.
In any case, the author dispenses the organization with any responsability about the content of the short film shown in public.

20. All participants, just by being so, fully accept these terms of participation, as well as the resolutions and rulings issued by the Organization, which will not be appealable.
Due to circumastances beyond their control, for technical-organizational problems, to make improvements or in case of unexpected particolar situations, the organizers will be able to modify this regulation, giving notice about it on the website

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ADVENTURE AWARDS Promotional screenings

ADVENTURE AWARDS would like to offer the opportunity to film makers and distributors who submit films to us for mutual and beneficial promotion.