The 6° Festival Internacional Signes da Noite - Urbino (19th International Festival Signs of the Night - Italy) will take place in from November 29 - December 4, 2022.

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Berlin, Tucuman and Urbino. In these last years we have presented some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 33 countries, among those Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...

The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. Beside conventional aesthetics we want to give access to astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works, for a cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations, tolerance and sensitivity for cultural differences, independence and individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation. In short: new aesthetics are welcome.

For each festival, we compose new programs and invite a different jury.

**** SHORT FILM *** and *** CiINEMA IN TRANSGRESSION ***

Main Award
Without restrictions

Signs Award
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject o in an original, convincing and surprising way.

Night Award
The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

Edward Snowden Award
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown information, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD (optional)
Every international jury can declare one Special Award for a special aspect or capacity of a film.

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*** DOCUMENTARIES ****

MAIN AWARD
Without restriction.

SIGNES AWARD
The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a surprising and sensitive way the perturbing aspects of reality.

NIGHT AWARD
The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality
in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of
representation and simple conclusions.

EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensitive (mostly)
unknown information, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD (optional)
Every international jury can declare one Special Award for a special aspect or capacity of a film.

This years edition will be for well known security reasons an ONLINE EDITION.

The selected films will be presented during two days. They will be password and download protected. If you explicitly wish, we can add a geo-block.

For the Cinema in Transgression ("Experimental") and the Documentary
Competition, no time limitation (short and long).

For the Short Film Competition, the max length is 30 min.

For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no time limitation.

For the competition programs the production year should not be older
than 2020, for the focus programs not older than 2016.

In the case your film is selected, we will contact you asking for a
screening copy.
Also, if your film is not chosen immediately, it can be chosen later
for another upcoming festival during the year (in another
country/town). In this case, we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the
screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual
edition. The festival can integrate your film in its actual
edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add
further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.). In the case, we will not receive a screening copy in
better technical quality, we will screen the submission file
version.

We can't send back DVDs, BluRays, USB keys, hard disc etc.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Vladimir Vulevic

    Great communication and very professional approach. Unfortunately I couldn't be present there personally, but I was really happy to be part of the festival.

    April 2022
  • very good festival !!! I recommand

    April 2022
  • martin del carpio

    Great! Thank you for the selection.

    April 2022
  • Patrick Dionne

    We are very happy to have been part of the festival program. It was a great experience, communication was easy and efficient. Thank you!

    April 2022
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon

    An excellent festival - they screened two of my works in their latest show, and did a superb job with the presentation. Great communication, superb networking - tweets with detail about my films, as well as the festival itself - so honored to be included with the excellent filmmakers in the show. Highest possible recommendation.

    April 2022