Born in 2011 Figari Film Fest is a movie Festival dedicated to young and independent cinema, to short films and to young directors’ debuts.
Over the years it became a lead event for international cinema. Our Festival, besides promoting international cinema, focuses on developing Sardinian film business and on giving value to the island’s great heritage: its environment, its history, its culture.

Best Italian
Best International
Best Made in Sardinia
Best Animation
Best Young
RAI Cinema Award
Special Mention

Best script Corto Sardegna
Best Script Opereprime

Registration deadline: Early 02.12.2018 / Regular 10.02.2019 / Late 07.04.2019
Preview format: Uploaded file or Hiperlink

Requirements for shorts:
1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2018
2) Maximum duration: 20 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: .MOV,.MP4 H264, .AVI, AppleProRes 422
5) Accepted genres: All genres except experimental and documentary
Competitions:
National Competion
International Competition
Animation Competition
“Made in Sardinia” Competition (FREE)

Entry Requirements and Procedures
Preview Format: Uploaded File
Any fiction or animation short film completed after January, 1st 2018, of a maximum length of 20 minutes. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits. Experimental short films and documentaries will not be accepted.
The submission to the competition implies acceptance of this regulation. The selection is a decision of the comitee selection. The selection in one competition implies acceptance of a screening free of charge during the festival.
It's possible to submit works by following the procedures you will find on FilmFreeway.com.
Once the pre-selection material has been received, the registration will be considered as a commitment on your behalf. It is highly recommended to provide an English subtitled copy of your film. A complete English dialogue list is required.
The Festival Organization is not responsible for the copyright protection regarding the work(s) presented. The author of the film(s) must specify if he/she is in the register of SIAE or similar Authors’ Society for the protection of copyright.

Promotion and Publications
For its communication needs, the festival could use pictures of the selected films in :
• Festival catalogue
• Flyers
• Press Review

A less than 2 minutes extract of the selected shorts might be use on broadcasting, website or video monitor for the promotion of the event.

Figari Film Fest Artistic Direction might ask to the Author and the Production to include the film in the Short Film Market Catalogue and available in the dedicated screening rooms.

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Requirements of eligibility Corto Sardegna:

1) The author or authors must be European or residing in Europe.
2) The author or authors must have previously made at least one short film. The short film will be an important basis for eligibility.
3) The story must be related in some way to the Sardinian territorial context.

Requested materials :

Synopsis (max 30 lines)
Script (max 15 pages)
Director's notes (max 1 page)
Director's biography (max 1 page)
Link to the short film previously made
Production’s note (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)
Partial filmography of the production (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)

All the materials must be submitted in Italian or English, in a single pdf, font Courier Final Draft size 12, on the page www.filmfreeway.com/FigariFilmFest from 1 December 2017 to April 15th 2018, closing date for the submission of the application. .

The best 5 works will be selected with fair and honest judgment of the jury between the first 100 submitted. Every work, if selected, must be also submitted in English (if previously submitted in Italian) to favor the work of foreign jurors. For every work submitted the organization will guarantee full hospitality to only one author and facilitations to possible accompanying people.
Invitations.

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Requirements of eligibility:

1) The author/director must have previously made at least one short film. The short film will be an important basis for eligibility
2) The author/director must not have already realized a feature film before this one. If it is co-scripted this will apply only to the director. If it is co-directed this will apply to both directors.
3) The project must already come with a drafting of treatment even if it will not be requested during the selection phase.

Requested materials :

Short synopsis (max 10 rows)
Synopsis (maximum 10 pages)
Descriptive sheet of the project (maximum 1 page)
Director’s note (maximum 1 page)
Director’s biography (max 1 page)
Link to the short film previously made
Production’s note (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)
Partial filmography of the production company (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)
Treatment (to be handed only in case of final selection)

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR INNOVATIVE FILMS, FEASIBLE WITH A LOW PRODUCTION BUDGET. (UP TO € 700.000)

All the materials must be submitted in Italian or English, in a single pdf, font Courier Final Draft size 12, on the page www.filmfreeway.com/FigariFilmFest from 1 December 2018 to April 7th 2019, closing date for the submission of the application. .

The best 5 projects between the first 100 received will be selected, with unquestionable judgment of the organization. Any elaborate, if selected, must also be submitted in English (if presented in Italian) to foster the work of foreign jurors. For each selected work, the festival organization will provide complete hospitality to one author and facilities for any accompanying person.

Travel arrangements and fares will be announced after the first selection of the short films.

For further information about the 9th edition of FIGARI FILM FEST, please do not hesitate to send an email to info@figarifilmfest.it

Overall Rating
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  • Nora Jaenicke

    My films Between Seconds and Whales were both accepted at their market. Hadn't had a chance to go, but the communication of the festival team is excellent!

    July 2018
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    A special and different festival !!!

    July 2018
  • It's a great festival to get to know Italian and a little of French industry. Great people and great atmosphere. It was super easy to network in the chilled, beach surroundings. I do recommend a visit!

    July 2018
  • Alessandra Usai

    Un fantastico festival in Sardegna

    July 2018
  • peyam shadniya

    Good experience with your festival

    July 2018