Cinebaloss in collaboration with CineTeatro Pax presents the first edition of the Assurdo Film Festival to be held in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan - Italy) on 5-6 April 2018.
The Assurdo Film festival wants to promote the film as encounter between peoples paying attention to those works that represent an alternative vision of reality.

- Best Picture - 500 Euro
- Best Documentary
- Best Italian Film
- Best European Film
- Best Screenplay
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Score
- Best Short [playing time maximum 15 minutes including the credits]
- Special Jury Mention
The jury also reserves the right to evaluate any other special mentions.

Registration for the competition must be made by the conventioned online platforms: then the author will receive an email notification of registration.
All films are admitted to the festival without any division into categories, made in Italy or foreign, on any date.
All films must have English subtitles.
Each film may have a maximum length of 60 minutes.
Each author can register more films.

All film genres are accepted.

In case of selection the author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film must send a downloadable link (via file sharing platforms such Wetrasnfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to the festival organization. This video must be in usable format for projection, the basic format is required FullHD 1080p.

Notification Date: 1 March 2018
A complete list of selected films will be published on the festival website, the authors of the selected films instead receive a mail of selection.
The composition of the jury will be announced by the date of notification, It will consist of persons qualified in the audiovisual sector.

The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film by subscribing to the festival claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction video and audio of the film.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film authorize the festival organization to use parts of their film (maximum 1 minute) for creating promotional films for this festival and for future editions.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Assurdo Film Festival without any claims.
Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data on site and on every type of distribution channel as promotion.

The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
For any dispute not covered by the Regulation the competent authority is the organization of the Assurdo Film Festival, if such disputes do not find the solution, the competent authority is Foro of Monza.
In case of objections to this Regulation Italian version of the same prevails.

Subscribers to the Assurdo Film Festival agree as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Matthieu Moerlen

    Very nice festival in the "banlieue" of Milano !! The director & the animator were so nice with the Mr Jadis Team for the presentation of our short film ! I recommand very well this festival ! GO !!

    April 2018
  • Ken Williams

    The entire team at Assurdo were super helpful, friendly and gave great feedback. A brilliant festival. Highly recommended.

    April 2018
  • Angelo Calarco

    Awesome Festival and great films. The communication before and after the festival has been great and I'm honoured that my film Cupids received the Best European Film award.
    Also Paolo is a fantastic host and really made everybody enjoy their time. Will submit again next year!

    April 2018
  • Roberto Grasso

    Great starting for this neoborn fetival!
    one of the best communication untill now among different festivals. excellent selection of movies and perfect organization!
    Best wishes to this Absurd festival!

    April 2018
  • Luigi Di Felice

    Great selection for a brilliant independent film festival!

    April 2018