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 39th edition under the prestigious artistic direction of Thomas Torrelli, appreciated and eclectic poet of new visions.
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, Music Video…).
Asolo Gran Award for the best work in competition - cash prize of €1’000.00
Asolo Award – section A.1) Film on Art – best feature film - cash prize of €500.00
Asolo Award – section A.2) Film on Art – best short film - cash prize of €500.00
Asolo Award – section B.1) Art Films – best Art Film - cash prize of €500.00
Asolo Award – section B.2) Art Films – best Music Video - cash prize of €500.00
Asolo Award - section C) Theme of the Festival "Make of your Life a Work of Art" -
cash prize of €500,00
Asolo Award - section D) "Italiae" - cash prize of €500,00
Asolo Award - section E) "First Expressions" - cash prize of €300,00
For the complete regulations, please see :
Only works produced after the 1st of January 2019 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. Categories:
- Film on Art, feature films (min. 46’)
- Film on Art, short films (max 45’)
Section B) ”Art films” Audiovisual works created with any technology used as an instrument of artistic expression (Video Art, Video Dance, Animation, Music Video…). Categories:
- Art films, audiovisual works without duration limit
- Music Video, all music videos, with a duration of max 10’, realized with any means, but that connect with an Art film approach.
Special Section C) “FESTIVAL THEME - “MAKE YOUR LIFE A WORK OF ART”
Audiovisual works of any type and made with any technology, which by their characteristics become themselves a work of art and that illustrate the theme of the Festival. The theme of the 39th edition of the Festival is "Make your life a work of art". Categories:
- Films using modern languages, audiovisual works of any length
Special Section D) « 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 ...). Category:-.
- Films of any length.
Special 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. Category:
- Films in languages that indicate the ‘temperature’ of new generation audiovisual creation. These works may be made using any technique and be of any duration.