The Fish&Chips Film Festival is the first film festival in Italy on eroticism and sexualities.
A unique opportunity for our audience to approach sex in a creative, innovative, irreverent and smart way.
The Festival shows sex from different perspectives and it offers a selection of culturally relevant productions, going beyond the established, ordinary and stigmatised approaches that we all know. We select works that show a particular point of view on the huge and diverse planets of love, eroticism and pornography.
The Festival is an occasion of reflection and research too, with special screenings, panels and exhibitions.
The worth of the awards will be established before the beginning of the Festival
Art. 1 – ELIGIBLE WORKS
Movies must contain implicit or explicit erotic scenes and show an interesting and original perspective on sexualities. MAKE SURE YOUR WORK WILL FIT WITH OUR SEX-FOCUSED NICHE. If it's not going to be clear from your synopsis, please include an explanatory comment in your submission.
Art. 2 – SECTIONS
The festival is composed by two sections:
1. SHORT FILMS - COMPETITIVE: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – equal or shorter than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2020.
2. FEATURE FILMS - NON COMPETITIVE: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – longer than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2020.
Art. 3 – AWARDS AND PRIZES
The money worth of the awards will be established before the beginning of the Festival.
Art. 4 – REGISTRATION
For each short film submitted to the selection of the Festival via Filmfreeway, a registration fee is requested. This fee will not be reimbursed under any circumstance.
The registration doesn’t include any rental expenses and fees to be paid by the Festival.
Works that have been submitted to the Festival’s previous editions will not be accepted.
Participants can submit their works without a limit of number, in one or more categories.
Italian, European and World premieres will be preferred.
Deadline June 18th 2023
Art. 5 – HOW TO SUBMIT:
5.1 – Pre-selection of the movies:
Fill in the on-line form:
Otherwise, you can submit your film through FilmFreeway
By submitting to the Festival, authors and/or producers agree to the promotional uses of their works. The submission doesn’t include any rental expenses and fees to be paid by the Festival.
Authors and/or producers are responsible for the content of their works and, by subscribing to the contest, they declare that they comply with copyright laws.
Italian (or English if Italian is not available) subtitles in .srt format (SubRip format) are required for non-Italian-speaking feature and short films. The .srt file will have to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission and full acceptance of the Festival's general rules imply the license to file the sent works in the Fish&Chips Film Festival's archive, and the permission to showcase the work - with prior approval from the rights holders and after receipt of all necessary clearances - for educational, social and cultural purposes.
Submission and full acceptance of the Festival's general rules authorize Fish&Chips Film Festival to publish contents related to the subscribed works on the event's website and social networks and on the promotional printed materials, as well as the use of parts of them for press and promotional purposes.
5.2 – Selected movies
For each selected movie it will be mandatory to supply:
• A photo of the director/s and three frames from the movie (minimum resolution of 300 dpi). Each photo must be named with the title of the movie followed by a sequential number (ex.: Title_1.jpg; Title_2.jpg).
• Promotional material (pressbook, pictures, posters), if available.
• Italian (or English if Italian is not available) subtitles in srt format (SubRip format) are required for non-Italian-speaking feature and short films.
The screening format of selected movies will be agreed with the author/s, and the screening material will have to be sent as soon as possible.
Shipping costs and custom taxes have to be covered by the participant. In order to simplify custom procedures, we ask you to write on the package: “No commercial value, for cultural purposes only”.
Material sent for the selection will not be returned and will be kept in the Fish&Chips database for documentation purposes.
In order to be informed about contest deadlines and updates, we invite participants to regularly check the website and the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram profile of the Festival.
For more information write to: email@example.com
Art. 6 – GENERAL ARRANGEMENTS
The Artistic Supervision board of the Festival can take incontrovertible decisions about matters which are not considered in the present rules.
Films selection and shows schedule are exclusive competence of the Artistic Supervision board of the Festival.
By filling in the registration form you agree with all the present rules.