The 3nd Annual Eurovision Palermo Film Festival highlights a selection of the best films in Italy, Europe, and the rest of the world. The Festival will take place on the 16th and 17th of June 2018 at the beautiful cine-restaurant Cinematocasa in via Maqueda 124, 90134 Palermo.

The event took place in the amazing Cinematocasa (www.cinematocasa.it), a Cinema that is also a restaurant.
The location is perfect for the second edition of the Eurovision Palermo Film Festival, as it is cosy and welcoming, and at the same time spacious and comfortable, and on top of that you will also get dinner. Yes, a proper Italian Dinner!

On Friday 16th the program included a few featured movies and shorts alternating along 6 hours, with breaks and space for questions to the film directors present in the audience.
On Saturday 17th, the red carpet gala ceremony and awards ceremony took place while eating a memorable dinner in the company of notorious international movie directors and actors!

Awards & Prizes

With over 20 award categories, it is also possible for entrants to receive multiple nominations for more than one project.

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Drama
Best Animation
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short (Student)
Best Documentary Short Foreign
Best Documentary Feature Foreign
Best Photo/Photography
Best Cinematographer
Music/Best Score
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Women Filmmaker
Best Young Filmmaker (18 and younger)

Rules & Terms

The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs, and will not be returned.
Specify only one main Category (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Animation) for your film to be in.

Films or videos using non-licensed, copyrighted musical or literary properties without legal permission are not eligible.

The competition is open to professional and nonprofessional filmmakers.

Entries must be submitted in the completed form in which they will be judged.

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right not to select a winner in any given category. The Jury reserves the right to change a category to the benefit of the film.
Screenplays (both short & feature) of all genres are welcome to submit. Screenplays must be unproduced as of the date of the film festival.

Screener films should be submitted on digital file (Mov, Mp4) and a backup DVD or Blu-Ray, US Region 1 is required.

Films in language other than English must include English subtitles.

Short Films must be no more than 59 minutes in length including credits.. Feature films must be no less than 59 minutes in length including credits.

All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.

Films accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid, 1 month prior to the Festival opening.

All entries must be postmarked no later than the deadline dates & clear with a paid entry fee following the deadline.

Entries must be submitted EITHER Sending DIGITALLY. Preferably Vimeo link with a private password or sending us the link to download your film.
Or on DVD, BLU-RAY AND DCP's with label indicating the title, and aspect ratio and running time.

Only selected films would be accepted. Don't send anything to us till you get the conformation letter from us that your film would be screened.

After your film is officially selected you will be receiving an email by our programmers to provide us the digital stills of your film & director's info and full production credits.