𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗗𝗟𝗬 𝗦𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗕𝗬 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗙𝗧 ® 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗘𝗧 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗡 𝗦𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗡𝗪𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗢𝗙𝗧𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟱 𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗦

Il Varco Film Fest, 𝘁𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵, proposes a new script competition with the goal of highlighting the best projects of the future, hoping to boost their chances of being shot.

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

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 the international screenplays categories, and 3 finalists for the italian screenplays category.

The 16 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.

Jury panel consists of Italian producers:
Simone Bracci, Mad Rocket Entertainment
Andrette Lo Conte, Freak Factory
Gloria Puppi, ReadMyScript
Andrea Italia, Nieminem Film
Orazio Guarino, Naffintusi
Andrea Gatopoulos, Il Varco Cinema

𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗨𝗦 𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗠𝗔 𝗜𝗦 𝗪𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡

We are looking forward to reading your work!
See you in Rome.

Il Varco Film Fest

𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘𝗦
All the 16 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.
🏆 Final 3 Italian Short Screenplays: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $1000.
🏆 Final 3 Italian Feature Screenplays: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $2000.
🏆 Final 5 Feature Screenplays: post production package consisting of eng .srt subtitle service, DCP Link, film poster worth $2000.
🏆 Final 5 Short 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;

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  • Henning Backhaus

    Very nice festival, small but beautiful. Above all, here act people who are really interested in film and who know what they're doing. No cultural functionaries, like at some other festivals. ^^ That also makes a Q & A very pleasant. I give it a recommendation.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Henning! It was really a pleasure to screen your short in front of our public and to talk to you!
    Cheers!

  • Kristen Williams

    Great festival with great communication! They care so much about the craft of filmmaking and filmmakers themselves and they work so hard to make sure the experience is valuable for everyone! I hope to get to attend in person someday!!

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kristen for your kindest words!

  • kevin mcgloughlin

    Amazing Festival! Great communication! Great people!
    Brilliant films!!!

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kevin and congratulations for your award!

  • Hanxiong Bo

    The festival and the staff there care about the filmmakers and their works very much. In a time of Covid, You can feel they work very hard to make the festival happen and it went really well. It's a really good experience to expose your work through their professionalism. Really wish to go to the festival someday soon.

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hanxiong! Maybe we get to meet next year!

  • Luce Grosjean

    So happy to have our films part of the festival!

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Luce and congratulations on winning this year's festival!