The Fish&Chips Film Festival – International Erotic Film Festival wants to open, in Turin and in Italy, a window on film genre and create an opportunity to approach sexuality in a creative, free, innovative, lay, irreverent and intelligent way. The Festival aims to be a moment of liberation and expressive creation and it will take place from the 17th to the 20th of January 2019 in Turin, Italy.

We believe in eroticism as a basic need of human beings and we want to show sex from different points of view, be they psychological, physical or social, but in any case liberating and non-discriminatory.

We want to research and propose a quality cultural production, able to go beyond the simplistic and abused canonical approaches. We are going to select works with cinematographic significance, able to convey a unique vision upon a broad and varied world, ranging from love to eroticism and pornography.

The festival is meant to be a moment of reflection and enjoyment, which includes debates, exhibitions and shows. For our third edition, we welcome any experimentation, smashed peas, proposals and other pleasantries. We believe expression, sexual and thought freedom to be a key feature for the creation of a more challenging horizon.

Sex has always driven many of our decisions and that’s where we have decided to start from!

The worth of the awards for each of the two sections and possible others awards, bestowed by a board of experts and professionals, 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 sexuality. 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 competition is divided in two sections:

1. SHORT MOVIES: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – equal or shorter than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2016.
2. FULL-LENGTH MOVIES: audiovisual works – fiction, documentaries, animation – longer than 30 minutes, released after January 1st, 2016.

Art. 3 – AWARDS AND PRIZES

The money worth of the awards for each of the two sections and possible others awards, bestowed by a board of experts and professionals, will be established before the beginning of the Festival.

Art. 4 – REGISTRATION

The registration to the Festival is free of charge and 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 limit of number, in one or more categories of the competition sections.
Italian premieres will be preferred.

Deadline October 31st 2018

Art. 5 – HOW TO SUBMIT:

5.1 – Pre-selection of the movies:

Fill in the on-line form:

https://bit.ly/2II2yxU

Otherwise, you can submit your film through FILMFREEWAY

Posted or shipped material must be sent to:

Associazione Fish&Chips
c/o Caccia
Via Porporati n°12
10152 Torino
Italy

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 pre-selection will not be returned and will be kept in the Fish&Chips database for documentation purposes. By submitting to the Festival, authors and/or producers agree to the promotional uses of their works.

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: fishandchipsfilmfestival@gmail.com

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.

By filling in the registration form you agree with all the present rules.

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 it will have to be shipped to Turin as soon as possible after the agreement.

Posted or shipped material must be sent to:

Associazione Fish&Chips
c/o Caccia
Via Porporati n°12
10152 Torino
Italy

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 profile of the Festival.

www.fishandchipsfilmfestival.com
www.facebook.com/fishandchipsfilmfestival
www.twitter.com/Fish_ChipsFF

For more information write to: fishandchipsfilmfestival@gmail.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.
Movies selection and shows schedule are exclusive competence of the Artistic Supervision board of the Festival.