#๐‘ฉ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘ฒ๐‘ป๐‘ฏ๐‘ฌ๐‘บ๐‘ผ๐‘น๐‘ญ๐‘จ๐‘ช๐‘ฌ
๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ซ๐—ง๐—› ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ฆ Oฬทอ‹ฬŽออƒฬŽฬ‚อฬ”ฬ›ฬฅฬ ฬฎฬฐฬžฬปฬฒฬฆPฬทฬฝอ‘ฬŽฬฬ‘ฬŽฬฟอ‘ฬออ›ฬฬผฬบฬฬฉฬซฬŸฬฐฬฐอ•ฬฅฬŸอˆฬจฬ˜ฬขฬญอ–ฬœอ‡ฬฉฬนฬฎอ…อ“ฬชฬกอ”ฬฏฬฃฬ™ฬจฬœฬนฬกอˆฬจฬฌฬฆEฬตฬฬšฬ“ฬ•ฬŒฬอ‘อ‘อŒอœฬงฬกฬฆฬบNฬถฬออ’ฬŒฬ†อ›อ˜อŒฬ‘ฬ‰อŒฬ‚ฬ’ฬƒฬฝฬฬพฬฅฬฐฬŸ

Il Varco Film Festival, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†'๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ, is back for its 6th ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—ฏ-๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด edition with a film & script showcase that aims at discovering a generation of authors that can break through the surface of our times and generate a new wave.

๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—จ๐—ฆ

๐˜ฝ๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™–๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™„'๐™ซ๐™š ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™–๐™™ - Severino Iuliano, Winner Best Film 2017 with "Penalty"
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™„ ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™‘๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™๐™ž๐™ก๐™ข ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก - Alain Parroni, Best Italian Production 2018 with "Adavede"
๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ก๐™ข ๐™จ๐™š๐™š๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ - Antonio La Camera, "Nel ritrovo del silenzio". 2019
"๐— ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป!" - Giulio Mastromauro, David di Donatello Winner - 2020

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ช ๐— ๐—”๐—ก ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——

Home to some of the most interesting young filmmakers of our time, our competition has hosted Palm D'Or Winners, Oscar Nominees, EFA winners and many great filmmakers who had their beginnings among the selected authors of our previous editions. Our italian competition has also been a reference point for the 90's generation of directors who are now paving their way with their feature films.

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ช ๐— ๐—”๐—ก ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— praises excellence in young filmmaking new tendency, with particular regards to originality, language innovation. aesthetics and artisanality of the image.

We accept submissions in the following categories:

๐Ÿ† International Short Films under 40 minutes of any genre and theme;
๐Ÿ† International Short Documentaries under 40 minutes;
๐Ÿ† Animation Films with every technique under 40 minutes;
๐Ÿ† Italian films under 40 minutes, both documentaries and fiction;

Selected filmmakers will be screened in November 2022 in Rome and invited to take part in interviews and in a film magazine called "Generazione" that will feature essayistic interventions and writings from the directors themselves.

The main award is assigned by our ๐—•๐—ข๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ, a jury made of all the filmmakers that have been selected in our previous editions. Selected directors will be invited to take part in it next year. Winners take home $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€.

Jury panel:
- Massimo D'Anolfi & Martina Parenti, Golden Lion nominees
- Fulvio Risuleo, Semane de la Critique Winner
- Lorenzo Berghella, Giornate degli Autori Winner
- Daniele Ciprรฌ, David di Donatello Winner
- Marco Spoletini, David di Donatello Winner
- Lucrezia Guidone, UBU prize actress
- Saverio La Ruina, UBU prize actor

๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

We are hosting a script competition for both Short Screenplay and Feature Screenplay, with $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ $๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€, for both international and italian projects.
We will accept submissions in the following categories:

๐Ÿ“„ International Feature Screenplays, any genre and theme, more than 30 pages long, written in English;
๐Ÿ“„ International Short Screenplays, any genre and theme, less than 30 pages long, written in English;
๐Ÿ“„ Italian Feature Screenplays, any genre and theme, more than 30 pages long, written in Italian;
๐Ÿ“„ Italian Short Screenplays, any genre and theme, less than 30 pages long, written in Italian;

We will select 5 finalists for each category.

The 20 finalists will be able to participate to two free workshops:
- A pitching workshop with 1 to 1 tutors offered by Readmyscript;
- A press kit design workshop offered by FEDRAHub;

Then finalists will be required to send us a 5-minute pitch of their stories and will be invited in Rome for the award ceremony. Their screenplays and their pitching will be sent to the jury for the evaluation and we will select one winner for each category.

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐——๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—— ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ฅ๐—”๐—™๐—ง ยฎ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ง ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—”๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—ช๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—™๐—ง๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

Jury panel consists of Italian producers:

Luigi Mascolo, Eliofilm
Giorgio Gucci, Alcor
Simone Bracci, Mad Rocket Entertainment
Andrette Lo Conte, Freak Factory
Gloria Puppi, ReadMyScript
Andrea Italia, Nieminem Film
Orazio Guarino, Naffintusi
Marco Caberlotto, Kublai Film
Andrea Gatopoulos, Il Varco Cinema

We're looking forward to see your new works.

#๐˜ฝ๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™†๐™๐™ƒ๐™€๐™Ž๐™๐™๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€

๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜๐—ฆ

FILM COMPETITION
We will select 16 to 20 films. All the finalists will be invited as a lifetime member of our Board of Directors. Winners take home $1000 in cash prizes and $12000 in service prizes. All selected directors are also invited in our Board of Directors jury. The awards are eligible for IMDb Listing.

๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Short Film: $1000 cash prize
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Short Documentary, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Animation Film, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Film, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Prize for outstanding Cinematography, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Prize for outstanding Editing, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Prize for outstanding Original score, trophy.
๐Ÿ† Prize for Best Acting Performance, trophy.

SCRIPT COMPETITION
All the 20 finalists will receive a license of Final Draft, the industry standard and market leader in screenwriting software for 25 years.

๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Feature Screenplay: $500 cash prize + post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $2000.
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Short Screenplay: $500 cash prize + post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Short Screenplay: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.
๐Ÿ† Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Feature Screenplay: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $2000.
๐Ÿ† Finalist Screenplays: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.

โ–ช Scripts with all themes and film genres are admitted.
โ–ช Short screenplays must have a 30 page limit and feature screenplays must be at least 30 pages;
โ–ช Scripts can be either in English or Italian;
โ–ช Producers and/or author, if the short is selected for the final stage of the festival, must declare to be solely responsible for all rights regarding his work and must declare that the movie does not contain any third-party rights.
โ–ช The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable;

Overall Rating
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  • Robin Miranda das Neves

    A great festival! See you soon.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Robin, hope to see you soon again!

  • Pierre Brouillette-Hamelin

    Great festival!

    Thank you for the selection of No Crying At The Dinner Table!

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Pierre for sending the film to us! Hoping to see more of your works!

  • Mara Avoth

    Such an amazing experience! Canโ€™t thank the team enough for everything.

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Mara for the kind words! Happy we gave value to your work!

  • Nicola Morris

    This is an incredibly professional competition, run by a highly dedicated and talented team, who don't just judge entries and hand out awards, but also inspire and support filmmakers on their journey. I couldn't recommend Il Varco Fun & Screenplay Awards more highly. Thank you Marco and Andrea for a great experience.

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Nicola for such a heartwarming review! You're so kind and we're happy we've given you value!

  • I was thrilled that Perry was selected to be a finalist (one of five for International Feature Scripts) at the Il Varco Film Fund and Screenplay Awards and much appreciative of their lively and engaging online events. These included a "dossier" (press kit) training session and one-on-one pitch coaching, both of which were extremely helpful and enlightening. The staff was highly professional and responsive.

    This was probably the best festival experience I have had and I would highly recommend Il Varco to any aspiring screenwriter.

    February 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jim for your kindness! It was lovely to have you with us!