Ischia Film Festival is an international competition devoted to film location.
The festival is born with the aim of conferring an artistic award to the works, the directors, the cinematographers and the set designers, who have increased the value of Italian or foreign locations and represented their human, historical and social reality and thus promoting the culture, the traditions and the beauties, inspiring the audience to visit them and experience directly the emotions received.
In the Ischia Film Festival competition, feature films, documentaries and short films which have given particular importance to culture, traditions, to the environment and history of the locations, or in which the location is functional to the theme in question and its narrative development, can take part.
The works can be both unpublished and published, but necessarily presented to the audience after 1st January 2017.
The short films in competition must have a length of maximum 30 minutes.
This is just an excerpt of the regulations, carefully read the complete regulations before submitting.

Each work selected will be offered holiday in Ischia, for one night (if the author is Italian) or two nights (if the author comes from abroad).
The Festival does not award cash prizes. The Festival Management will appoint a jury of experts who are entrusted with allocating the following prizes:
“Ischia Film” Award to the feature film, documentary and short film that have most enhanced the locations.
“Ischia Film” Award to the documentary or short film of the “Denied Location” section.
The Jury has the right to allocate, among the works in competition, special awards and mentions.
The Festival Management, together with the jury, will also allocate the following prizes:
“Castello Aragonese” award to the best director
“Aenaria” award to the best set designer
“Epomeo” award to the best photography director

ORGANIZATION
Ischia Film Festival is organized by the Art Movie & Music cultural Association, with the assent of the President of the Republic and the high Patronage of the European Parlament.

DATE AND DURATION
The 16th Ischia Film Festival will take place in Ischia from 30th June to 7th July 2018 or on another date that will be promptly communicated to all the members.

OBJECTIVES
Ischia Film Festival is born with the aim of conferring an artistic award to the works, the photography directors and the set designers who have increased the value of Italian or foreign locations and represented their human, historical and social reality and thus promoting the culture, the traditions and the beauties, inspiring the audience to visit them and experience directly the emotions received.
Ischia Film Festival also aims at being a place of research, analysis and comparison on the international cinema linked to the Movie Tourism phenomenon.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Best of – Feature Films & Documentaries (non-competitive)
Feature Films in competition
Documentaries in competition
Short Films in competition
Denied location (competitive section for short films and documentaries)
Scenari – (out of competition section)
Preview and special section

COMPETITION
1. In the Ischia Film Festival competition, feature films documentaries and short films which have given particular importance to culture, traditions, to the environment and history of the locations, or in which the location is functional to the theme in question and its narrative development, can take part.
2. The works can be both unpublished and published, but necessarily presented to the audience after 1st January 2017.
3. The short films in competition must have a length of maximum 30 minutes.
4. The works selection is done according to the unquestionable judgment of the Festival Management and the selection Committee.

REGISTRATION from the year 2017 onwards, registration for the Festival competition, takes place exclusively through FilmFreeway

SELECTED WORKS – SCREENINGS - CATALOGUE
1. There will not be any remuneration for the screening of the works included in the Festival official selection. All the delivery charges (including possible transportation charges from the airport and all customs operations for material coming from outside the EU) are at the participant’s expense (return), unless otherwise agreed with the Festival Management.
2. Due to the historical and architectonic peculiarity of the location that hosts the festival, it is not possible to show the selected works on 35-mm film or DCP. For this reason, file for screening, Blu-ray Discs or DVDs with no inscriptions or halftone screening will be required. In case we do not receive the copies for screening, the DVDs sent for the selection or file downloaded, will be used.
3. Foreign films must be subtitled in Italian or English by the participants. This can be done also after the selection according to the audience of the screening.
4. Only in case of selection, participants must send the work advertising material in Italian and/or English language, which will be used by the press and accredited participants. This material must be received by the Festival secretary’s office within 5th June 2018 with the following information: “Selected work for Ischia Film Festival – advertising material”.
5. The Festival Management will take care of the publication of a general catalogue of the presented works.
6. The calendar and times of the screenings are to be decided by the Festival Management and can be modified due to reasons beyond the control of the organization (weather conditions, technical problems, other possible needs). The program will be printed and spread by the Festival Management that will communicate via Internet any unexpected change.

AWARDS
The Festival does not award cash prizes but all of the selected authors will be entitled to one night's hotel accommodation in Ischia (the night in which their work will be shown.) For authors from abroad hotel hospitality will be extended to two nights.
“Ischia Film” Award to the documentary and short film that have most enhanced the locations.
“Ischia Film” Award to the documentary or short film of the “Denied Location” section.
“Ischia Film” Award to the feature film that has most enhanced the locations.
The Festival Management, together with the honour Committee and Board of Directors, will also allocate the following prizes:
“Castello Aragonese” award to the best director
“Aenaria” award to the best set designer
“Epomeo” award to the best photography director

GENERAL RULES
1. The present regulation is drawn up both in Italian and English; in case of problems arising from the interpretation of the same, the Italian version will be applied.
2. The sending of this form and the following delivery of the works implies the whole acceptance of this regulation. Any irregularity or non-fulfillment of this regulation will void the participation in the Festival.
3. The works will be selected according to unquestionable evaluation of the selection Committee.
4. The judgments concerning the awards of the works in competition are unquestionable.
5. The Festival Management can take decisions concerning matters that are not provided by this regulation.
6. The sending of the works and audiovisual material implies the authorization, which is not exclusive, for the Festival organizers to spread and make available to the public –through the website and any other means- pictures, clips or sequences of the works presented, up to a length of 2’ and only for the Festival promotion. Unless otherwise indicated by the author in the form.
7. The copyright owners of the selected works are entitled to authorize or deny its distribution on Internet or television broadcasting during other programs dedicated to the Festival and its participants.
8. According to the Leg.D. 196/03 (on personal data processing): the Festival organizers are the owners of the personal data sent. They use personal data only for the participation in the Festival and for further information on relating activities. Data are available for any correction or modification about their use.
9. Any form of promotion after the Festival must indicate the eventual awards won by the audiovisual work at Ischia Film Festival, possibly showing the official logo provided by the Festival organization, which is available at the secretary’s offices or can be downloaded from the website.

In case of any dispute, the competent authority is the Court of Ischia or Naples.

Overall Rating
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  • Francesco Felli

    un festival eccellente, in una location unica al mondo.

    August 2018
  • we had a very good experience with ischia film festival!! all communication was smooth and prompt and we were honored to have won best documentary at the fest :))) and they have greatest venue, how amazing to screen up at the castle!! we hope to screen with them again!

    July 2018
  • Jovan Dopudj

    Great festival, mesmerizing place, true to the film till the end!
    If you find the time, definitely visit this beautiful island. Staff and crew were generous and greet-full. 'Smile' is something that doesn't miss at Ischia!

    July 2018
  • Alexei Slater

    I was so gutted not to be able to collect my award in person this year but the festival was so hospitable and gracious over phone and email. Highly recommend and looks like a beautiful venue! :)

    July 2018
  • An exciting Film Festival set up in one of the most beautiful islands in Italy. Everything was really impressing. The organization, the people we met, the guest. An experience worth living. Thanks again to the Festival organization for the great chance given to us.

    July 2018