The Ecologico International Film Festival (EIFF) promotes, through cinema, a reflection on contemporary society. It does it through film screenings that tell, explore and question stories about the world we live in, encounters with influential figures from the culture and debates with the public.
The term Ecologico, which characterizes the Festival, must be understood in its broadest meaning of man's relationship with natural, cultural, social, political and economic environments and the dynamic relationships between them. This includes everything from the bodies we live in, to the physical structures, institutions and industries that human beings build, to the politics, languages and cultural practices we use to communicate and, of course, the Earth-environment and its complex multitude. of life and processes.
We use cinema to stimulate discussion, promote public engagement and foster awareness on a wide range of social and environmental issues.
Our goal is to involve, enlighten and entertain audiences from all backgrounds, through films that investigate the complexity of reality through themes that celebrate, question and propose different ways of seeing the state of our world.
The Ecologico International Film Festival does not intend to suggest solutions, but limits itself to stimulating change through individual awareness. At the same time, we are convinced that cultural growth contributes to the creation of new opportunities for sustainable economic and social development for the population and the territory, respectful of human rights and the environment.
The question we ask ourselves is: Can we improve the world we live in?
The basic idea is that there can be no well-being if there is no "education in well being".
EIFF proposes new and evocative "visions of the world", promotes the change of lifestyles and promotes knowledge of possible alternatives to contemporary living.
The jury of the Festival evaluates films and decides on the winners and awardees of the Festival in the following categories:
- EIFF Award for the Best Feature Film
- EIFF Plate for the best Medium Lenght Film
- EIFF Plate for the Best Short Film
- EIFF Plate for the Best Animation Film
The jury will also award the EIFF Special Prize for the best Italian film.
All winners will have the opportunity to sign a special agreement with a distribution company and the award-winning film will be included for free in the Amazon Prime Video catalog.
All selected authors will have the opportunity to sign a special agreement with a distribution company and to include their films in the Amazon Prime Video catalog at a reduced rate.
All the authors selected in the International Animated Film Competition category will also have the opportunity to sign a special agreement with a distribution company to place their films on a specialized platform.
Furthermore, the Jury can assign special mentions.
The Festival aims to discover and promote the independent film social national and international engaged on topical issues typical of contemporary society and of giving the public the opportunity to meet authors and works otherwise difficult to use and approved through traditional distribution channels.
2 – The Festival will take place in the city of Roma in the month of October 2021 (dates and locations soon available on this website).
3 – The competition is open to all professionals and non-professionals (authors) who are at least 18 years of age. Entry to the competition is free.
4 - Only films completed after January 1st, 2018 will be considered for official selection. Film submissions include stories and explorations of urban and rural spaces; relationship between social communities and between those with the environment; anthropology; racism; human rights; diversity; pluralist democracy and the rule of law; wildlife; the coexistence of different peoples, religions and ethnicity; social, cultural and political environments; health and environment; climate change; human displacement; war; globalization; water; green and blue economy; forests; food security and more. All styles and genres are welcome, including but not limited to documentaries, dramatic, experimental, and educational.
Films shot in any format can be submitted , in Italian or foreign language. Foreign movies must be subtitled in Italian or at the time of submission must be accompanied by a dialogue list with timecode in English.All foreign language films must have English subtitles.
5 – The competition is divided into four sections: “International Feature Films Competition” (over 51 minutes), “International Medium Lenght Films Competition” (between 17 and 50 minutes), “International Short Films Competition” (max. 16 minutes), “International Animated Film Competition”.
6 – Films of every genre can be submitted .
7 – Each author can participate with more than one work.
8 – Submitters must also provide:
- The trailer max 60 “(allowed formats: MPEG2, MPEG3, mpeg4, avi, mov)
- The photo of the director (jpeg, 300 dpi resolution)
- Two stills from the film (jpeg, 300 dpi resolution)
- Dialogue list with timecode
Complete Rules & Regulations are published on the official website of the festival at the address: www.eiff.it
Participation in the Ecologico Internationall Film Festival (EIFF) implies understanding and acceptance of these regulations:
1) EIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
2) The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
3) The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless EIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
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