Created in 1973, Asolo Art Film Festival is the oldest festival dedicated to art films.
Conceived as a detachment of the Venice Biennale on the impulse of critics and essayist Flavia Paulon and sponsored at the time by UNESCO as an international model of correlation between cinema and visual arts, is pleased to present its 40h edition.

The festival has become the crossroads of leading figures (Alain Resnais, Jean Rouch, Luciano Emmer, Ingrid Bergman, Yoko Ono…) and includes the sections “Films on Art” (documentary films dedicated to Art in any form - visual art, architecture, dance, music… - biographies, historical reconstruction work, critical interpretation on the protagonists of Art) and “Art films” (audiovisual works created with any technology used as an instrument of artistic expression (Video Art, Video Dance, Animation, ecc…).

Asolo Gran Award for the best work in competition - cash prize of €1’000.00

Asolo Award – section A) Film on Art – best film / Silver Plaque prize

Asolo Award – section B) Art Films – best Art Film / Silver Plaque Prize

Asolo Award – section C) Video Art – best Video Art / Silver Plaque Prize

Asolo Award - section D) Animated Movie / Silver Plaque Prize

Asolo Award - section E) "First Expressions" / Silver Plaque Prize

Asolo Award - special prize F) "Italiae" / Silver Plaque Prize

Asolo Award - special prize G) "Sound Landscapes" / Silver Plaque Prize

For the complete regulations, please see :
http://www.asoloartfilmfestival.com/bando-2023

Only works produced after the 1st of January 2021 are eligible for the competition. If the film is not in Italian or in English it must have Italian or English subtitles. Should subtitles be missing when required, the film will automatically be excluded from the competition.

Section A) “Film on Art” - Documentary films dedicated to Art in any form (visual art, architecture, dance, music…), biographies, historical reconstruction work, critical interpretation on the protagonists of Art.

Section B) ”Art films” - Audiovisual works created with any technology used as an instrument of artistic expression (Video Art, Video Dance, Animation, Music Video…).

Section C) "Video Art" - Short works and very short works realized with any symbolic language using the rhetoric of metapohr, allegory, synedoche.

Section D) "Animated Movie" - Works of any temporary duration executed with the technique of moving images in rapid temporary sucession.

Section E) “FIRST IMPRESSIONS˝ - First Impressions is a laboratory, an exploration that aims to capture audiovisual productions by students from Italian and international art academies, film schools and universities.

Special prize 1) "Italiae" - Audiovisual works with a focus on Italian heritage and on the different aspects of Italian culture (works of art, villages, landscapes, local culture, traditions etc ...).

Special prize 2) "Sound Lanscapes" - Dedicated to the unspeakable universe of complete sound-making of a movie, from ambient sounds to the music theme.

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  • mohamad kamal alavi

    accurate Interesting. Professional, fast and large audience

    August 2023
  • Yssy Labba

    We had a wonderful time in Asolo, this past June. A great selection of films shown in a beautiful medieval town just one hour north of Venice. Thank you, Asolo Art Film Festival, for selecting my film (Être Pierres). An unforgettable experience!

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you and congratulayions for your work!

  • Hiroya Sakurai

    Asolo Art Film Festival was great. One reason this festival is excellent is because they post the jury reviews on their website.
    Many other film festivals have not posted jury reviews on their websites.

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hiroya.
    Hope to meet you in Asolo in the future.

  • Wonderful staff, easy communication, beautiful Festival! I met so many great and kind people! The movies were very interesting and it was an honor to have “The enchanted mission” part of such special selection. Thanks for the opportunity!

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marta.
    See you soon.

  • Emanuele Dainotti

    Great festival and good communication! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend.

    June 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Emanuele,
    hope to meet you next edition