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 :
http://www.asoloartfilmfestival.com/bando-2021/

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Jan Locus

    Really very honoured to be part of the festival! Thank you for the support of 'Masters of the Land'!

    October 2021
  • I am very honoured my short film Outside My Window was awarded the "Make Your Life a Masterpiece" prize at the 2021 Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte di Asolo. The festival is a very well oiled machine after 37 years, with wonderful, risk-taking curation. It is also clear they put their resources into their branding and promotion of the films, which made me proud to highlight my participation. Even though I had to attend the festival virtually, it was a positive experience for me. I hope to collaborate with the festival in the future.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    grazie Sonia
    per la tua bravura, visto che il tuo film è stato premiato per il tema del Festival e per la tua gentilezza. Sarà un piacere poter riceverti ad Asolo
    annamaria

  • Anna-Claria Ostasenko Bogdanoff

    Asolo Art Film Festival was a wonderful experience. This event really enriched me. I discovered talented artists, met great people and Asolo is such a beautiful village. I hope I can go back someday !

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie Anna - Claira, la tua presenza ha arricchito il Festival e il tuo film è stato uno dei preferiti dalla giuria.
    A rivederti ad Asolo
    annamaria

  • Vittoria Campaner

    A wonderful, intimate festival that takes place in one of my favorite Italian towns. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there because of the pandemic. Hopefully next time!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie Vittoria, ti aspettiamo alla prossima edizione

  • Paola Álvarez

    We really enjoyed to participate in Asolo Art Film Festival. The level of the movies, the people, networking, the amzing theater... we just can recommend the exprience and hope that we come back some day!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie Paola, complimenti per il tuo film e a rivederci presto ad Asolo
    annamaria