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. The Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival, thanks to the agreement with Easycinema, continues its mission to promote independent cinema. The winners of the feature and documentary categories will have a distribution mandate proposal, but also all the films entered in the festival (even if not selected) will be viewed by Easycinema who will evaluate who to propose a national and international distribution mandate. The works will also be brought to the European Film Market, the American Film Market and the Cannes Film Market.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Web Series
Best Videoclip
Best Screenplay "Elvio Porta Prize"
Best Production
Festival Special Mentions

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 90 minutes or less
- for Documentary a length of 120 minutes or less
- for Web Series At least 3 episodes
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.

In case of selection, materials must be sent as following to the email address: or

• The film 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.

Overall Rating
  • Christine Noschese

    Umberto the festival director was wonderful, supportive and friendly. A number of the films at the festival were so great-story, production , acting etc. I was surprised I never heard of them before. The awards ceremony was a grand affair the theatre was completely full and it was clear that the judges were experienced filmmakers themselves with lots of women on the panel. I fell in love with Naples, the people and the food. The festival venue was difficult to find and I would recommend that more posters were put up around the event and in the city itself about the festival.

    July 2018
  • Nora Jaenicke

    What a great festival in one of Italy's most gorgeous cities!

    June 2018
  • Camille Laloux

    I couldn't attend to the festival but we exchange by emails and all I have to say it that it was a nice and professional connexion I'm glad to have made ! Thank you Gulf of Naples Infdependent Film Festival !

    July 2017
  • Roberto Pansini

    A great and beautiful initiator, in the city of Naples, a pride for us aer personally to the event.
    We congratulate the organizers and invite them to continue with their independent film festival... see you soon

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Grazie Roberto
    se mi mandi una mail e l'indirizzo a cui mandarti il premio te lo spedirò al più presto....

  • Heaven Kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your comment ... I hope to have you in the next edition with another beautiful your work.
    Send us your e-mail for direct contact.