You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming annual CFMA Film & Media Festival. Our goal is to connect independent artists and professionals in film, the arts, and new media from all origins and cultures while also providing them visibility, networking possibilities, and the opportunity to celebrate within an amazing environment rich in history and beauty.

The 2024 event will take place on May 2024, in Bracciano (Rome, Italy).

The event will take place at a number of places in the historical center, surrounded by the castle, the magnificent S. Stefano Cathedral, the historic Municipality Archive, the breathtaking Sentinella Viewpoint, and other conference and entertainment facilities.

Bracciano, a place for storytelling

Filmmakers including Orson Welles, Guy Ritchie, Oliver Parker, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Michael Hoffman, and most recently Sorrentino with The Young Pope (amongst many more) have used the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and the surrounding area as shooting locations.

Located just a few miles north of Rome and connected by a direct metro line to the city center, Bracciano is a unique location rich in architectural, naturalistic, and historical wonders.

The Lake of Bracciano, which serves as Rome's drinking water reservoir, is home to one of the cleanest freshwaters on the planet due to its spring-like qualities and preserved fauna and vegetation.

TEAM and jury

-Luigi barletta (
-Giorgia Cacciatore (
-Gianlorenzo Gregoretti
-Gianluca del Gobbo (
-Alfonso Pontillo IMDB:
-Pia Russo (
-Tai-Hsuan Huang (
-Filippo Gregoretti (
-Rosa Russo
Rosa Russo IMDB:
Rosa Russo Mubi:

You can find comprehensive bios and information here:


Over 30 categories will be reviewed by our jury.

In addition to cinema, which is our primary focus, the CFMA is the first arts festival to also feature new media projects.

Our specialised jury members will also welcome applications for complex projects such as games, interactive media, immersive experiences, experimental web projects, mixed media, etc. evaluating video presentations or descriptive documents for projects at any stage of development.

In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

All fees are non-refundable.

The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.

Maximum length allowed is related to the category (see details in categories section).

Any Foreign film that is not in English or Italian must have English subtitles.

CFMA will not be responsible for damaged copies.

At least FullHD resolution will be requested for the live Events.

Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.

Not all the submissions are selected for the Official Competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.

CFMA can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you may contact us at our email address:

Filmmakers must submit their project in any of the Official Competitions. You can select to compete in one or more categories.

A fee is required for the official Competitions Submission. For payment structure visit FilmFreeway.

Submitting your movie, you authorise CFMA to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis, and movie stills in our social media. You can request not to authorise for specific uses in detail during the submission process.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to DIFF.

The festival dates and location are subject to change.

The applicants (submitters) must accept CFMA Rules and Terms.

Terms and conditions are subject to change. Any amendments will be posted on our website.

FilmFreeway submissions for new media projects (such as websites, apps, immersive experiences, experimental art projects, etc.) must include a presentation video (max duration 20 minutes including credits) or a detailed pdf document presentation (max length 20 pages). 

Our awards are presented in digital form, as a signed PDF and an NFT token, because of respect for the environment. The physical trophy is optional and available upon request.

As the festival does not have a refund policy, we kindly ask you to carefully review our rules and regulations.

Contact: +39 3921405050 (9am to 5pm) Central European Time

Overall Rating
  • Weam Namou

    My heartfelt thanks for the awards given to my two films. Your recognition and appreciation for independent filmmakers like myself mean the world.

    September 2023
  • Eccezionale. Tutto di alto livello.

    September 2023
  • It was a wonderful festival. The team is friendly and communicable. Excellent films, and beautiful awards with wide international exposure. Thank you and our warm love from Tel Aviv to Rome!
    Yuri Riklis & Bella Dora Cinecreations team

    September 2023