Contemporanea International Film Festival is a festival dedicated to the female gaze in film and the visual arts. It was established with the ambition to support the next generation of women filmmakers and advance the impact of their work in the world. The 2nd edition will take place in Turin in October 2023, and will host an international competition showcasing independent short films that illuminate the best of debut, emerging, and established female-identifying directors from around the globe.

Each year the festival appoints a Jury of industry professionals who deliberate on the following awards:

• CONTEMPORANEA PRIZE for the best film
• DAMS PRIZE, assigned by a jury of film students from the University of Turin

CIFF 2022 Jury has comprised of award-winning filmmakers Roberta Torre and Daniele Gaglianone, producers Fabia Fleri (Grøenlandia Group), Francesca Andreoli (Cinedora), and Irene Magrelli (Indiana Production), and Professor Emiliano Fasano (The International Animated Film Association).

• Submissions are open open to women filmmakers from anywhere in the world.
• CIFF accepts short films of all genres and subject matter.
• The Festival welcomes all forms of film production — animation, experimental, etc. However, promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.)
• Films should have English subtitles.
• Films should be completed after 1st January 2021, and must be no longer than 25 minutes in length.
• The screening formats eligible for inclusion are Quicktime ProRes or H264.
• CIFF has no strict premiere requirements, but the programming team will prioritise works that have yet to receive a public screening in Turin prior to CIFF 2023.

All submissions are fully considered and curated by our team of programmers, pre-selectors and review committee. If a project is selected for screening, the Festival will contact the entrant by e-mail. All entries will be notified by September 1st 2023, barring unforeseen circumstances. Following selection, successful entrants will be required to provide a Quicktime ProRes or H264 file, film synopsis and three high resolution film stills.

If selected, the entrant grants CIFF the right to utilise publicity materials related to the production (e.g. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes and to broadcast or screen clips of a maximum of two minutes. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry. CIFF is unable to return preview copies.