This year the award is dedicated to Franco Fontana (
The event promotes small and medium communities, local authorities for local development. The shared objective is a sustainable local development model, respect of places and people and attention to the enhancement of local identities.

The videopoetry must develop the following theme:

"The new abandoned spaces".

The component of the jury are: Dimitri Ruggeri (poet, videopoet and performer ), Marco Di Gennaro (filmmaker), Alessandra Prospero (poet and publisher), M° Roberto Bisegna (musician) and Ilio Leonio (Professor and member of the organization).

The jury will select the best ten videos for the finals which will be presented in the final evening, scheduled in Turania (Italy) on the spring 2022.

The best ten videos will be screen in the "Hombres Videopoetry Festival" and the winner will be announced in the night of the festival.

Hombres Videopoetry Award

Best poem
Best Original Music
Best Photography
Best Performance

Local craft products


Only one videopoetry for author

Age of the author of the video: up 18 years old

Duration of the video: minimum 1 minute, maximum 15 minutes

Date of production : after 01/01/2017

Language: italian and english. Other languages must be subtitled into italian or english

Fee: 4$

Deadline: 31 March 2022

The text in the video can be read, performed or put as subtilte.
Please don't sent slideshow of photos with subtitles.



The participant declares to be the author of the poetic text and the holder of all the copyrights of the video and the term of use (images, text, music, etc.). He authorizes the organization to use the video for promotional and no-profit, informative, educational, journalistic, cultural purposes. If the video contains, text, music etc. of third parts, the participant is obliged to inform to the organization by sending a specific declaration that authorize to use the work. The rights of the videos belong to theindividual authors that, with the participation to the prize, authorize the screening of the video during the final night and during all the next events joined to the prize.

The participant agree entirely with the rules and declares that the video is original and authentic. In any case, the organization has no responsabilities for unauthorized use of the video covered by copyright.

The participant declares to authorize the organization of the prize, in accordance with current legislation on privacy, even automated processing of personal data and to use the information sent for all purposes related to the competition and events connected.

Overall Rating
  • Many thanks for the interest and support. Good wishes to the festival team

    October 2022
  • Huw Wahl

    Thank you for showing my film, and for your excellent festival!

    October 2022
  • We are big fans of this of this long-running festival, which is much broader than the videopoetry competition. We really like their eclectic and adventurous selections, and we applaud their vision of poetry as deeply connected to social issues and engaged in contemporary debates. We are honored to be part of this.

    October 2020
  • Sheldon Chau

    Different circumstances due to the pandemic this year, but HVA was very accommodating and handled projects with care. Communication was easy and straightforward. This is a small and great festival celebrating short and poetic films from across the world. Thank you HVA for a nice and worthy experience.

    October 2020
  • Plain Paper Productions

    What a lovely festival. The communication was excellent and it was managed very well. Despite being at home, it was great to meet fellow filmmakers from across the world. Thank you.

    October 2020