19-20 June

The, is an event that collects movie screenings and opportunities for young film-makers connected to the Hip Hop world through its most varied aspects: from the authors' background, to the soundtrack, to the cinematography, to the themes treated. This means that the festival focuses, passing through all the film genres, on stories written, produced and directed by lovers of this universal culture.
Due the Covid situation we decided to not give up and transform our festival first edition in an interactive online event that is going to be hosted on

The event is going to be a 2 day full of activities (19th and 20th June 2021) that are going to be the conclusion of 2 weeks of online streaming of our selected movies.

The MOVIES CATEGORIES in competition are:
-Documentary (feature & short)
-Fiction (feature & short)
-Music video
-Best of the web/experimental
Is possible to subscribe on till April 25th 2021

The FESTIVAL PROGRAM is going to be divided in 4 main rooms collected in one landing page:

The rooms are going to be

-Festival’s movies screening (7-20 June)

-Conferences/workshops live events on Facebook and Youtube (19-20 June)

-Digital Art exhibition (7-20 June)

-Dj sets (14-20 June)
(international djs are going to donate one or two hours of mix that are going to be played on a web radio)

Follows the program of the conferences / workshops that we are planning to host 3 each day of the festival:
-Hip Hop and art-education (1.30 h + Q&A)
Hip Hop disciplines are more and more used for peer education and informal education in youth centers and schools, let’s discover some case studies through the different Hip Hop disciplines (rap, break dance, graffiti).

-How to pitch a movie (2h + Q&A)
Present your movie project properly is fundamental: how to make an info-kit? How present it in different situations? How the graphics should look like? How to explain your goal in few minutes? These and many others will be the topics covered in this workshop.

-Hip Hop movie history (1.30 h + Q&A)
What are the movies that showed Hip Hop contents for the first time and allowed the spread of this culture outside of its place of origin? How did the perception of Hip Hop evolve up to dance movies and genre films? A brief historical excursus and analysis of genre filmography.

-Hip Hop cinematography (1.30 h + Q&A)
Which are the Hip Hop camera aesthetics standards? Which are the classical shots? What makes an Hip Hop cut? Let’s discuss that with video makers and about.

-Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (1.30 h + Q&A)
Hip Hop culture can be experienced on many levels, but there is an undeniable common line that allows those who are part of it of being able to transpose its life principles into all kinds of professionalism, from aesthetics to the working approach. Examples of possible professional evolutions will be presented. The guests are going to be personalities who have established themselves thanks to their Hip Hop background, even outside of this world.

-Independent distribution of your project (2h + Q&A)
How to understand the possibilities of self-distribution in the independent cinema world: how to analyze the possibilities of your project; festivals, but which ones? Is the movie theater network the right choice? VOD platforms how to find your way around? These and many others are going to be the questions analyzed during this conference.

At the end of each day is going to be a part of the award ceremony.
Soon are going to launched the official partnerships.

The AWARDS that are going to be given at the festival are:

Best feature film
Best feature documentary
Best short documentary
Best short movie
Best videoclip
Best of the web
Best of the fest
Best score

The PRIZES are going to be implemented during the next months.
- Original handmade award (for all the categories)
- Networking opportunity for the winners
- Packages from our Sponsors

For the jury comprehension, if the movie language is not: Italian, English, French or Spanish, we require SUBTITLES in Italian or English. For the movies that will be selected that are in language different from Italian are going to be asked the .srt files and the organization is going to provide the movie translation in Italian. This file is going to be gifted at the end of the festival to the filmmaker for possible future uses.

The Festival will not be able to cover travel costs for attending Filmmakers. However can help to find cheap accomodation and with logistical support.

Baburka Production is hereby granted the right to utilize the film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes (digital, print, broadcast media) for the life of the festival and in all the pre and post festival events.

Submitting your film to Baburka Production - Hip Hop Cine Fest you commit to a public screening of your film. The submitting of the film hereby warrants that the submitter it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these regulations.
"Commit to public screening" means films may not be withdrawn after acceptance of the invitation to screen.

By submitting to the Hip Hop Cine Fest Rome, you indemnify Baburka Production from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

We do Not return presentation materials (USBs or thumb/hard drives).