𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗜𝗫𝗧𝗛 𝗖𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗜𝗦 Ơ̷̥̠̮̰̞̻̲̦͋̎͐̓̎̂̔͝P̷̨̢̡̨̡̨̼̺̝̩̫̟̰̰͕̥̟͈̘̭͖̜͇̩̹̮͓̪͔̯̣̙̜̹͈̬̦̽͑̎́̑̎̿͑́́͛̐ͅȨ̵̡̦̺̐̓̌̍͑͑͌̚̕͜N̶̥̰̟̏́͒̌̆͛͌̑̉͌̂̒̃̽̏̾͘
Il Varco Film Festival, 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘆'𝘀 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮, is back for its 6th 𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗯-𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 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.
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗬 𝗦𝗔𝗬 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗨𝗦
𝘽𝙮 𝙛𝙖𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙄'𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙖𝙙 - Severino Iuliano, Winner Best Film 2017 with "Penalty"
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙑𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙁𝙞𝙡𝙢 𝙁𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 - Alain Parroni, Best Italian Production 2018 with "Adavede"
𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙢 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 - Antonio La Camera, "Nel ritrovo del silenzio". 2019
"𝗠𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻!" - Giulio Mastromauro, David di Donatello Winner - 2020
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗠𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗
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.
𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗠𝗔𝗡 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗 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:
🏆 International Short Films under 40 minutes of any genre and theme;
🏆 International Short Documentaries under 40 minutes;
🏆 Animation Films with every technique under 40 minutes;
🏆 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 𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗦, 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 $𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 $𝟭𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀.
- Massimo D'Anolfi & Martina Parenti, Golden Lion nominees
- Fulvio Risuleo, Semane de la Critique Winner
- Lorenzo Berghella, Giornate degli Autori Winner
- Daniele Ciprì, David di Donatello Winner
- Marco Spoletini, David di Donatello Winner
- Lucrezia Guidone, UBU prize actress
- Saverio La Ruina, UBU prize actor
𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡
We are hosting a script competition for both Short Screenplay and Feature Screenplay, with $𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 $𝟮𝟯𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀, for both international and italian projects.
We will accept submissions in the following categories:
📄 International Feature Screenplays, any genre and theme, more than 30 pages long, written in English;
📄 International Short Screenplays, any genre and theme, less than 30 pages long, written in English;
📄 Italian Feature Screenplays, any genre and theme, more than 30 pages long, written in Italian;
📄 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.
𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗗𝗟𝗬 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗕𝗬 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗙𝗧 ® 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗡 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗢𝗙𝗧𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟱 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗦
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.
𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘𝗦
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.
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Short Film: $1000 cash prize
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Short Documentary, trophy.
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Animation Film, trophy.
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Film, trophy.
🏆 Prize for outstanding Cinematography, trophy.
🏆 Prize for outstanding Editing, trophy.
🏆 Prize for outstanding Original score, trophy.
🏆 Prize for Best Acting Performance, trophy.
All the 20 finalists will receive a license of Final Draft, the industry standard and market leader in screenwriting software for 25 years.
🏆 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.
🏆 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.
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Short Screenplay: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.
🏆 Hollow Man Award to the Best Italian Feature Screenplay: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $2000.
🏆 Finalist Screenplays: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.
▪ Scripts with all themes and film genres are admitted.
▪ Short screenplays must have a 30 page limit and feature screenplays must be at least 30 pages;
▪ Scripts can be either in English or Italian;
▪ 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.
▪ The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable;