“URBAN VISIONS. Beyond the Ideal City” is an independent film festival promoted by City Space Architecture, a non-profit organization based in Bologna, Italy.
It is the first Italian competition for short films entirely dedicated to the contemporary city and to urban public life, aimed at exploring urban humanities through an interdisciplinary approach - www.cityspacearchitecture.org/urbanvisions / www.visioniurbane.stream

“URBAN VISIONS. Beyond the Ideal City” is interested to collect narratives of different realities, to investigate city’s connections, intersections and activities while focusing on the public realm, where public aspects, related to participation, sharing and social practices, blend with private aspirations, related to individuality, diversity and lifestyles. Urban Visions intends to collect stories of happiness or poverty, success or solitude, compliance or rebellion, beyond the seducing and reassuring shapes of the beautiful, ideal city. Overcoming the stereotypes and well-known images of consumerism, Urban Visions looks for something that our eyes, deliberately or unconsciously, don’t know or can’t see.

“URBAN VISIONS. Beyond the Ideal City” is part of A-Place. Linking places through networked artistic practices, dedicated to strengthening the bonds between people and places, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union - www.a-place.eu.
"URBAN VISIONS / A-Place" competition includes:
- A-Place / Migrants, refugees and displaces communities, investigating the living conditions of migrants, refugees and displaced communities in cities, in Italy and elsewhere.
- A-Place / Resilient Communities, investigating the work of self-organized communities through creative and multidisciplinary placemaking initiatives.

Category: Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City
1st prize - € 800 in cash
2 honorable mentions - certificate of excellence

Category: A-Place / Migrants, refugees and displaced communities
1st prize - € 500 in cash
2nd prize - € 300 in cash
3rd prize - € 200 in cash
2 honorable mentions - certificate of excellence

Category: A-Place / Resilient Communities
1st prize - € 500 in cash
2 honorable mentions - certificate of excellence

The competition is open to film professionals and film enthusiasts, and to all genres (fiction, experimental, documentary). There is no restriction about the language, but subtitles in English must be included.
We accept short films of maximum 30 minutes.
Submitting a short film implies that all applicants accept the terms and conditions set out in this competition.
Each applicant can submit one proposal only.

Applicants sending proposals must legally assume the rights of authorship. All questions and claims that may arise in this respect fall solely on the applicant. The video products are the property of the artists. This understanding also includes the right of City Space Architecture to reproduce the work during the international film festival “Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City” and during other cinema events related of the A-Place project.

Overall Rating
  • Prashant Thakker

    Thank you for selecting The Woman Under The Tree.

    January 2022
  • Thank you very much for selecting "I can't stay here anymore" as a finalist!
    Daniele Ricci

    November 2021
  • Rodrigo Sena Sena

    discreet and unreceptive , it seems that it did not even happen , as there has been no publicity for our film

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Rodrigo, we are sorry to receive these comments from you, especially because we gave you a free code to submit your film. We sent a notification through FilmFreeway on October 31 and later we sent an email to all shortlisted films, providing details regarding our Festival, that took place on 11-14 November as indicated on FilmFreeway. All shorlisted films were included in the platform www.visioniurbane.stream and were available for FREE streaming during the days of the Festival. We gave instructions for the voting procedure in order to assign the Audience Award and also invited finalists to join our Award Ceremony on November 14, some of them actually joined the online event. So please check your inbox and the spam folder as well, you have received an email from our curator Luisa Bravo on November 11 at 4.20pm CET. Your film has been included in the category 'Migrants, refugees and displaced communities' https://visioniurbane.stream/category/in-concorso/migrants-refugees-displaced-communities/.

  • Ishizaki Masataka

    Awesome film festival! beautiful concept, creative. I wish it could be actual one next year, not online...

    May 2021
  • Thanks for the selection of 'preferentes', really profesional festival!!

    May 2021