INDEPENDENT CINEMA IN THE HEART OF MEDIEVAL ITALY

The Cultural Association Aedon is pleased to found and inaugurate the Festival dei Lumi, an arts festival that takes place annually in Soriano nel Cimino, in the heart of the Cimini mountains, in the province of Viterbo.

A PLACE FULL OF HISTORY, LOVED BY ARTISTS

A place steeped in history, which belonged to the greatest families of the Italian papal aristocracy (Orsini, Colonna, Albani), it retains a strong tradition and in its recent history was the creative residence of world-famous Italian artists such as PierPaolo Pasolini, who lived in the of Chia, or Luigi Pirandello who also dedicated a poem to the beech forest of Soriano nel Cimino, from which he was greatly entranced.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR ART

Festival dei Lumi aims to propose independent Italian and international cinema to the Soriano audience.
We are looking for spontaneous films, created by artists who have the courage to use their intelligence and put their essence into their work. We are looking for sincere works, we don't care about the budget, the genre, the nation, the medium used for filming.
We are looking for artists who care about their work, who love the creative process and who don't make art out of vanity.

The jury will award the following prizes among all the short films admitted to the festival:

🔥 BEST SHORT FILM: 400$ + 12 month coupon for iPitch.tv worth $189.00 + TROPHY

🔥 BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM: 100$ + 12 month coupon for iPitch.tv worth $189.00 + TROPHY

🔥 BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY: 100$ + 12 month coupon for iPitch.tv worth $189.00 + TROPHY

🔥 BEST SHORT DOC: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST STUDENT FILM: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST MUSIC VIDEO: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST DIRECTOR: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST SCREENWRITER: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST EDITING: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

🔥 BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS: TROPHY + 3 month coupon foriPitch.tv for a value of $117

- Free theme
- The call is open to all national and international works.
- All films must have been made in or after 2016.
- All films must have a maximum duration of 45 minutes.
- All films must be submitted with English subtitles.
- Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
- By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.