Promoted by Caorle Film cultural association, the Festival aims to be a meeting point for videomakers from all over the world, rewarding the most deserving works and helping to spread the seventh art unknown to most people: the independent cinema.

Feature films, shortfilms, documentaries, webseries and animation: all projects started from the very bottom without the support of the great productions, but with great ideas and everything that deserves to be highlighted. Not only a competition, but a scenario where different generation, ethnic groups and cultures are united by a common passion and the love in sharing something through cinematic art.

Video-makers from all over the world will be able to show their works in this second international edition open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation movies and webseries.

3 days of live screenings, panels, town tours, open and closing party, Award ceremony with red carpet set by the splendid Adriatic coast and for all winners a beautiful and original trophy exclusively created for the Caorle Film Festival.

--- Awards ---

The winners will be awarded with an original trophy created specifically for the festival, during the awards ceremony that will be held in Caorle, Ve (Italy), on May 11th, 2019.
Best Work – Caorle Film Award –
Best Feature Film
Best Shortfilm
Best Webseries
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi / Fantasy
Best Pilot
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Actor in a leading role
Best Actress in a leading role
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Shortfilm Screenplay
Best Webseries Screenplay
Best Story
Best Production Design
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Make-up
Best Visual Effects
People’s Jury Award
Additional Special Mentions may be awarded to the most deserving works.

Contest Rules and Regulations

1- Submissions for Caorle Film Festival 2019 will open on November 1st, 2018 and will close on April 10th, 2019.

2- Submissions are accepted exclusively online from the following website: www.filmfreeway.com/CaorleFilmFestival;

2.1- The charge will differ according to the submissions period as follows:
Official Deadline | November 1st, 2018 - March 20th, 2019 (35$)
Extended Deadline | March 22th, 2019 - April 10th, 2019 (45$)

3- The competition is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation movies, pilots and webseries produced since 1st January 2017 until the present day. Works carried out before this date will not be considered;

3.1 Works that have participated in past editions of the Caorle Film Festival are not allowed;

4- Works from all over the world are admitted. Works in foreign languages are admitted, but subtitles have to be in English or Italian. The dialogue list is also required in order to facilitate the understanding of the work;

5- To be eligible to register for the Festival, attendees must be at least 18 and must provide all the rights to economic and visual use of their own work. They also have to declare that the work is original and that does not infringe or violate the rights of any third part;

6- Every author can subscribe more than one work, provided that the respective registration fee is paid;

7- To be eligible for the Festival, web series must have at least 3 episodes published on any online streaming platform (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion). Authors of short and feature films must provide a digital copy of their work to the Festival or upload it on YouTube or another similar platform, in order to allow the viewing and the evaluation by the jury;

8- By entering the contest, the entrants grant the right to use their work and material for the purpose of press, media or promotion;

9- By entering the contest, the applicant becomes a supportive member of the cultural non-profit film association "Caorle Film" for the calendar year 2019.

10- By submitting the contest, the applicant shall enjoy royality-free access rights to events, to agreements with hotels, bars and restaurants and to the final award night.

Eligibility

11- The selected works are initially evaluated by a technical Commission in order to certify that they meet the contest requirements and are eligible for the official selection. Afterwards, the selected works will be evaluated by an external jury composed of film professionals, who will decide the winners. The awarding of the Prizes will take place during the closing evening of the Festival, on May 11th, 2019.

12- Once the registration has been completed, the following files will be requested via e-mail and sent to the festival organization no later than 20 days from the date of receipt of the request:

- Digital copy of your work in .mp4 h264 format (720p or 1080p) | max 2gb for short films and 10gb for feature films;
- A short video extract from the work of 10/15sec to be used in a promotional festival video, specifications as above;
- A4 format Film poster, minimum 300dpi (29.7 x 21 cm / 3508 x 2480 px) in JPG or PDF format;
- Work synopsis of minimum 200 / maximum 350 characters.

Important: when submitting please remember to carefully fill in the technical form of the work, indicating all the names and roles of the main artistic cast and the complete list and roles of the crew.

-Exclusions-

Caorle Film Festival reserves the right to decline submissions for any of the following reasons:

– where failing to meet contest requirements;
– where required files are not received by expiration date, or contain wrong or missing information;
– where works violate the existing laws, incite racial and cultural hatred or violate human rights.
– where the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached in any of the following categories: Animation and Documentary. In this case, the registration fee will be reimbursed.

Any attempt to obtain information on the final results of the competition before the grand prizegiving evening's final announcement will be punished with disqualification and the entry fee will not be refunded.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Francesco Liotard

    Totally Yeah!
    Long life to Caorle Film Festival!!

    July 2018
  • Joaquim Barreto

    I highly recommend this festival to all filmmakers. The location is superb. What a lovely town. An ideal place to hold a film festival. Very well organised. Lots of activities for filmmakers. They really made one feel very welcome. Many thanks.

    I strongly believe that the festival will grow and become better. It has a great deal of potential. I will submit and will consider this festival as a highlight to all my future film projects.

    May 2018
  • Damiano Debbi

    This Festival is made by beautiful peoples in a beautiful place. The organization was perfect, but above all not only show, but also culture.

    May 2018
  • Beautiful festival in a beautiful location!

    May 2018
  • Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham

    It is a great festival with amazing staff based in the beatiful town of Caorle.
    I just wish that the movies were shown in movie theaters so it would give more profesionalism to the festival.
    But I had a great time and got to know nice people.
    I hope to go back again.
    Best of lucks!

    May 2018