GIVE PEACE A SCREEN, primo concorso cinematografico per cortometraggi dedicato al tema della pace e della soluzione creativa dei conflitti, è un progetto del Centro Studi Sereno Regis di Torino, Italia. Il festival è rivolto a giovani registȝ italianȝ e stranierȝ. Saranno ammesse opere di finzione e film documentari.
Il Concorso, che apre la call per lȝ autorȝ venerdì 1 marzo 2024, organizzerà le proiezioni pubbliche dal 16 al 20 ottobre 2024. La scadenza per l’iscrizione al Concorso e per l’invio degli elaborati è il 30 giugno 2024.

IMPORTANTE: sono ammessi al Concorso i cortometraggi di finzione, di animazione e documentari realizzati da autori italiani e stranieri che evidenziano il TEMA DEL FESTIVAL: la costruzione della Pace attraverso la risoluzione nonviolenta dei conflitti. La denuncia delle ingiustizie, delle violenze, sarà considerata come meno centrale rispetto agli esempi, reali o di finzione, di superamento dei conflitti attraverso azioni nonviolente.

Centro Studi Sereno Regis presents GIVE PEACE A SCREEN, the first film competition for short films dedicated to the theme of peace and the creative solution of conflicts.
The festival is aimed at young Italian and foreign directors. Works of fiction and documentary films are eligible.
The Competition, which opens the call for the author on Friday March 1st 2024, will organize public screenings on October, from 16th to 20th, 2024. The deadline for registering for the Competition and for sending the entries is June, 30th, 2024.

IMPORTANT: short fiction, animated and documentary films made by Italian and foreign authors which highlight the THEME OF THE FESTIVAL: the construction of Peace through the non-violent resolution of conflicts are admitted to the Competition. The denunciation of injustices and violence will be considered less central than the examples, real or fictional, of overcoming conflicts through nonviolent actions.

Il concorso assegnerà quattro premi principali: il premio gli occhiali di Gandhi, storico riconoscimento del Centro Studi Sereno Regis; il premio istituito da Michelangelo Pistoletto, La pace preventiva; il premio alla memoria di Adonella Marena, la filmaker torinese che ha dedicato la sua professione ai temi dell’ambiente e dell’antispecismo e il premio Armonia Mentis, istituito dalla Associazione Sinestesia. Tutti i premi avranno una dotazione di 1000 euro. Completano i riconoscimenti il premio alla sceneggiatura, di Aurora, e il premio alla regia, di Pertinace.

Pay close attention to the regulation: works that are not related to the themes of the festival will not be accepted!

The competition will award four main prizes: the Gandhi glasses prize, historic recognition of the Sereno Regis Study Center; the prize established by Michelangelo Pistoletto, to the Preventive Peace; the award in memory of Adonella Marena, the Turin filmmaker who dedicated her profession to the themes of the environment and anti-speciesism; and the award for the search for inner peace, Armonia Mentis, established by the Sinestesia Association. All prizes will have an endowment of 1000 euros. The awards are completed by the screenplay award, by Aurora, and the director award, by Pertinace.

First rule: read well!

1.The GPAS Short Film Fest is a project of the Sereno Regis Study Center
Registrations are open from March, 1st, 2024 to June, 30th 2024
The festival will be held in Turin (Italy) from 16 to 20 October 2024

2.IMPORTANT: short fiction, animated and documentary films made by Italian and foreign authors that highlight the THEME OF THE FESTIVAL are admitted to the Competition: the construction of Peace through the nonviolent resolution of conflicts. The denunciation of injustices and violence will be considered less central than the examples, real or fictional, of overcoming conflicts through non-violent actions.

The Give Peace a Screen competition welcomes works that deal with themes included in the field of nonviolent culture:
- opposition to the war
- education for peace and justice
- testimonies of conflicts resolved without resorting to violence
- research of an inner peace that could open to a wider peace
- experiences of "preventive peace": creating the conditions so that conflicts do not arise
search for a nonviolent relationship with Nature.

3. Films made no earlier than January, 1st, 2023 and whose duration does not exceed 30 minutes, including opening and closing credits, are eligible.

Participation in the Competition costs 5 euros for each work presented. In particular conditions it is possible to obtain discounts by writing to
For submission permissions after the closing date of the call, the same email can be used.
Multiple works for each director can be entered in the festival.

4. Only those who, on the date of the GPAS (October, 14th, 2024), have not reached their thirty-fifth birthday will be admitted to the Competition. Authors over 35 and works longer than 30 minutes may be selected for the Out of Competition section, at the discretion of the organizing committee.
During the festival the films will be presented divided into thematic areas.

5.IMPORTANT. All works not in Italian must be made available WITHOUT ON SCREEN SUBTITLES and accompanied by a subtitle file in Italian or English in .srt format and by the list of dialogues in Italian and/or English. Works already registered in other festivals are also admitted.

6. All works received and considered compliant with these regulations will be viewed by a commission which, at its sole discretion, will choose those admitted to the Competition and presented to the Juries who will award the prizes.
The selected works will be evaluated by four Juries who will award the prizes:

Give Peace a Screen Award of 1000 euros for the best film;
Michelangelo Pistoletto Preventive Peace Prize of 1000 euros
Adonella Marena Prize of 1000 euros
Armonia Mentis Prize of 1000 euros

Pertinace Award for Best Director
Aurora Award for best screenplay

7. In order to participate in the Competition, the authors must necessarily register no later than June, 30th 2024 on the Filmfreeway or Festhome websites by filling out the entire form and uploading an HD file of their short film and photos of the director.

8. Only if your movie shall be selected for the Competition, the authors shall be required to promptly send the high definition file of their film, in the manner and within the times indicated by the organization of the Competition.

9. Participation in the competition entails acceptance of all the rules contained in this regulation and implies the granting of consent to the Sereno Regis Study Center to use the works for the purposes of the competition, including in any future non-profit screenings, consistent with the spirit of the proposing body, with the citation of the intellectual property of the author who will be informed of any possible projection.
This document, duly signed by each director - bearing the title of the work and the author's name and surname in block capitals - acts as a release.
The selected films will become part of the archive of the Sereno Regis Study Centre, which will be able to use them for any free screenings for educational, research or other purposes, in different locations and in different contexts linked to the competition, always and exclusively non-commercial nature.

10. For information, write to the following email address:

11. GENERAL RULES. Copy and paste all this file and send us!

Each author is responsible for the content of their works. Participants in the competition authorize the Sereno Regis Study Center to use their name and related address for all uses connected to the event. The information on the participation form will be made public in the event catalog and on the Festival website.

Title of the work________________________________________________________

Name and surname of the author_______________________________________

Signature for acceptance of the regulation_______________________________

Overall Rating
  • Hello . I am very happy that my film was present in your festival. I wish you the best

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Ismaeil
    we hope to receive new movies from you at the next edition.
    It was an honour to guest your movie!
    See you next year

  • Thank you for selection "My Day in Kyiv in Summer 2022" to the festival programme! Thank you very much for your support of Ukraine!

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    We have been lucky to receive your movie. We hope first of all that the war shall end, and that you can send us another new work!
    Kind regards

  • Very good festival .I wish it would be more attractive in future .

    November 2023
  • Karina Lopez

    Thank you for everything! 🌟

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks to you! we are trying to create a "peace web" among all the directors that participated to the GPAS. I hope to see new works from you next edition
    All the best!

  • Vibin Alex

    Thank you for selecting our animated short film, 'The Grandma's Mind.'

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks! We are trying to create a "peace web" to collect and join all the people who wish to create the basis to think together on making peace: with words, music, movie and all the human arts. We wish to meet you again!