Join us for the second edition of the International Sport Film Festival, where we celebrate sports-themed films that showcase excellence, respect, and friendship. Our festival is open to all kinds of sports-themed films, from professional to amateur sports.
Last year, we had 73 films in competition from all over the world, and distinguished guests from the world of sports participated in our discussions. This year, we're excited to host some of the most deserving directors and producers, and we're engaging the international press to reach a wider audience.
Join us for a memorable festival, where we celebrate the intersection of sports and film, and the powerful stories they have to tell.
INTERNATIONAL SPORT FILM FESTIVAL is a competition, and a prize will be awarded for each identified category by an international jury comprised of experts and personalities from Cinema, TV, Media, Sport, and Culture.
The categories for this year's awards are:
- Golden Runner: awarded to the work that best represents the festival’s values.
- Best Narrative Film: awarded to the best narrative film (any length).
- Best Documentary: awarded to the most excellent documentary film (any length).
- Best Animation: awarded to the most outstanding animated film, whether feature or short, that demonstrates exceptional creativity, technical achievement, and storytelling.
- Best Director: awarded to the director who demonstrates outstanding achievement in their work.
- Best Photography: awarded to the film with the most exceptional visual artistry.
- Best Actor or Actress: awarded to the most outstanding performance by an actor or actress in a leading or supporting role.
- Best Web Production: awarded to the best work created and distributed solely for the internet or social media.
- Best Series: awarded to the most outstanding serial work of any format and genre, created for TV or the web, where the sport theme is central to the majority of the episodes.
- Young Productions Award: a special award given to works created and produced primarily by people under the age of 30.
We invite you to submit your work and compete for one of these prestigious awards, and we look forward to showcasing your talents at the International Sport Film Festival.
Date and Location
The second edition of the INTERNATIONAL SPORT FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 23 to 25, 2023 in the city of Castellammare di Stabia (Metropolitan city of Naples), Italy. In addition, starting on November 20th and running through November 24th, the ISFF will also host morning school screenings, during which local schools students will watch and discuss the best films presented at the festival.
All works with a sports theme produced between 2020 and 2023 are eligible to compete in the INTERNATIONAL SPORT FILM FESTIVAL in the following major categories: Documentaries, Narrative Films, Series, Educational, and Vlogs.
To enter a work for the “INTERNATIONAL SPORT FILM FESTIVAL,” submit and pay the registration fee by the deadline (the number of works for each participant is unlimited) and by sending the work in digital format through the festival’s page on filmfreeway.com. All works in languages other than Italian must have English or Italian subtitles.
In addition to the submission of the work in digital format, the following documents will be required:
A film summary sheet with the logline and synopsis in Italian or English;
Appropriate photographic documentation in digital format (high resolution jpeg) for which publication is authorized and free, to be used for the Official Catalog, press release, website, and Festival promotion;
A trailer of no more than 3 minutes in length, in HD format or higher;
Biography and filmography of the director and/or the protagonists.
All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee, and those selected will be notified by October 1, 2023. The selected works will compete for the awards in the respective categories.
All selected works must be presented in DCP format for screening in the cinema during the festival. The delivery of the DCP can take place after the selection and admission to the festival, and can be either digital than a physical copy. The festival organization will inform the authors/producers of the selected works of the technical details for the delivery of the DCP. The delivery costs are at the expense of the author/producer. In the event that the author/producer does not deliver the DCP within the established time frame, the work will be excluded from the official program of the festival.
The selected works and participants authorize the use of their names, photos, and audiovisual materials by the festival for promotional purposes. The festival also reserves the right to show the selected works for press and promotional purposes during the festival period.
By submitting their works, the participants agree to respect the festival's rules and regulations. The festival will not be responsible for any copyright infringement or violation of intellectual property rights. Any legal disputes will be resolved under Italian law, and the jurisdiction of Torre Annunziata courts will apply.