The Cultural Association CinemìCinemà, based in Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy), has been running an International Short Film Festival for Italian and international film-makers since 2009. The festival was originally created to encourage the use of the English language and videos for educational purposes for Italian high schools and it has evolved throughout the years opening its audience to international video-makers without loosing its main aim: promoting cinema amongst the youngest generations, and not only, with a particular attention to inter-cultural dialogue. The kermesse honors Mario Maldesi, a great Italian dubbing director; it partners with international and Italian short film festivals like Edinburgh Short Film Festival and Festival Quindici19 (Roma, Italy).
Cinemicinemà International Short Film Festival is organized by CinemìCinemà Cultural Association.
The 10th edition of Cinemìcinemà International Short Film Festival will take place in Arezzo from 11th to 13th April 2019; finalist films will be shown on 11th and 12th April and the Festival Closing Ceremony will be held on 13th April 2019.
10th edition theme is Connections. The two categories are:
-Animation Short Films
Each category is divided into two sections according to the author’s age:
One or more short films can be submitted, produced after 1st January 2016 and no longer than 15 minutes including credits (VLC. MPG4. DVD).
Short films can be submitted between 6th August and 22nd November 2018.
They can be submitted through FilmFreeway.
Season deadlines and fees to be paid for each submitted piece of work:
-Early Bird: 06/08 - 06/09 $ 5.00
-First Deadline: 07/09 - 07/10 $ 7.50
-Second Deadline 08/10 - 08/11 $10.00
-Extended Deadline 09/11 - 22/11 $ 20.00
All deadlines as well as late fees/surcharges, are strictly enforced, with no deviation, negotiation or exception and apply for ALL Participants.
All non English films must be subtitled in English.
Documentaries, videoclips, video art films and video Ads are not admitted.
The ones submitted after 22nd November 2018 will for no reason be accepted.
The festival committee can anticipate the submission deadline in case of unforeseeable circumstances.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category and section.
-The organisers are not responsible for any error occurring throughout the competition process.
-Materials will not be returned; the ones of finalists and winners will be stored in Cinemìcinemà International Short Film Festival movie library.
-By accepting this regulation, the finalists and winners assign to Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association all rights to publish, distribute, communicate to the general public, and/or use, the video materials submitted through any technical means of communication and any distributing channel throughout the world with no time limits, including other events and partner festivals.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association undertakes not to use the above mentioned video materials for commercial purposes or profit making.
-The organisers will take utmost care but do not take any responsibility for eventual damages or loss of submitted materials.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association Governing Board entitles the jury to evaluate the submitted materials and assign the prizes in the sole and unquestionable discretion.
-Finalist participants will be informed about their result through the above-mentioned platforms. The finalist short films will be screened during the Cinemicinemà International Short Film Festival 2019 Edition in Arezzo.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association does not cover any expenses concerning transport and accommodation to anyone participating in the festival.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association has the right to deselect all those films that
- are harmful to human and social rights
- are incoherent to this year Theme
- were already screened during the previous editions.
-Finalist participants, any time promoting their films, are requested to mention their participation and/or awards in CinemìCinemà International Short Film Festival.
-Any controversy will be handled by Cinemicinemà Cultural Association Governing Board.
-No reimburse or compensation will be offered for screening short films during any activities/events CinemìCinemà International Short Film Festival and/or CinemìCinemà Cultural Association are involved in. In case of such a request on behalf of a participant, the film/s would not be reviewed by the jury.
-The above mentioned rules are accepted on submittance of materials.
-Regarding the submissions of short films from countries undergoing an international embargo like Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria, CinemìCinemà cultural association reserves the right of making exceptions considering the above mentioned circumstances; the interested parties are invited to contact the Festival via email for more details.
General Data Protection:
Pursuant to Italian Law, Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 and EU Reg. 2016/679, you are hereby informed that Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association will only use all personal data for competition purposes.