The "Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival" is an event intended to serve as an international showcase for films of various types and gender, in order to promote and spread the art, auteur and experimental films that are not released in cinemas playhouses, to foster dialogue between different experiences and to create a meeting point for the support of cinema culture.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Videoclip
Best Screenplay "Elvio Porta Award"
Best Script
Festival Special Mentions
Jury Special Mentions
Partners Awards

Films from all nations will be considered only if they have:
- English and Italian subtitles
- for Feature Films a minimum length of 60 minutes (excluded are works already projected in any movie theater or who have had a distribution in Italy or abroad)
- for Short Films a length of 30 minutes or less
- for Animation Films a lenght of 30 minutes or less
- for Feature Documentary a minimum lengh of 40 minutes
- For Short Documentary a length of 30 minutes or less
- for Script of screenplays unproduced (short and Feature, for TV Series and Web Series, pilot episodes, even incomplete screenplays)
Works that have already been screened at other festivals or distributed over the internet will also be accepted.
If a film is selected, screening formats allowed are: mov, h264, mpeg4. Other formats must be approved by the Festival Programming Office. No rental fees will be paid for this section. Italian subtitles are required for foreign languages. If there is a difficult to make Italian Subtitles, the tranlsation can be done by Festival interpreter.

In case of selection, the materials must be sent via wetransfer, trasfernow or google drive to: or

• The movie and the trailer of the film for promotional purposes with English and Italian subtitles, mov, h264, mpeg4 formats;:
• Film synopsis in English and Italian.
• Director’s biography in English and Italian (min 400/max 500 characters, spaces included).
• Director’s filmography (list of titles and years of production) in English and Italian.
• Director’s statement in English and Italian.
• Photographic documentation with publishing authorization: 2 images of the film in JPEG format (for promotion on the web); Each photo should be labelled with the film title and a number (e.g. film_title1.jpg; film_title2.jpg).

The photos will be published in colour on the Festival website and in black and white on the Festival catalogue. It is possible to send both colour and black and white versions of the photos.

Movies in Italian language must be subtitled in English and movies in the foreign language must be subtitled preferably in Italian and/or English to avoid that the international jury can penalize the evaluation for misunderstanding of the original language.

Overall Rating
  • Fabula Ventis Productions

    E' stato davvero bellissimo partecipare al festival, grazie anche a Fabula Ventis che ha presentato il mio film "Locdaun", specialmente dopo un anno molto difficile per il cinema. Il clima del festival è molto accogliente, gli organizzatori preparati, disponibili e attenti ad ogni esigenza, e la qualità artistica raggiunge ottimi livelli. Grandissime serietà e professionalità, ma anche tanta simpatia e una gran voglia di ripartire facendo squadra! Giorgio Molfini

    August 2021
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the trust and appreciation ... we hope to have the honor of your new participation

  • Carlos Alfonso Huerta

    Desde México estamos verdaderamente agradecidos con el festival, y los exhortamos a seguir adelante por estos cineastas, los que casi siempre remamos hacia arriba, los de a pie. En nombre de todos los participantes de "EL DIRECTOR" les doy un fuerte abraso y reitero el agradecimiento.
    Carlos Reyes

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Gracias por el aliento y el reconocimiento de nuestro compromiso ... incluso si todavía no podemos obtener contribuciones o fondos, ¡siempre haremos todo lo posible para que el festival continúe!
    Umberto Santacroce (GoN IFF Director)

  • Steve Mellin

    A fun and well-done festival! Glad to get to paricipate!

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    we are honored to have artists like you among our participants ... I hope to have you again in the next edition

  • Jan Hendrik Verstraten

    We truly enjoyed our time at the Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival. The location by the sea is beautiful. We were greeted very warmly by the team who made everyone feel welcome and, overall, the film programme was of a high quality. We would definitely recommend this festival to other filmmakers.

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi Jan, thanks for your words! I'm happy and honored to meet you ... my only regret for not having been able to spend more time together!