COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Circolo ImmaginAzione for film culture, as part of Laceno d’Oro International Film Festival 2024, announces three international contest categories: feature & medium-length films, short films and one category including works by authors from Campania or set in Campania only.

FILM COMPETITION

Selected films will be shown to the audience during Laceno d'Oro International Film Festival 2024, which will take place in Avellino from December 1st to December 8th, 2024. The screenings will take place according to the schedule set by the festival commission, and authors will be informed in advance. In case of any impediment, screenings on specialized streaming platform will be discussed, and they will integrate or replace theatre screenings. The festival will share all the necessary technical specifications with the participants and, in agreement with authors and producers, the movies will be available for a limited amount of time according to the rules of the chosen platform.
Circolo ImmaginAzione will appoint three technical panels of judges for each section (one for Laceno d’Oro 49 section, one for Gli occhi sulla città and one for Spazio Campania), including artists and experts with artistic and professional background in the Film Industry. Each one will evaluate selected works based on their cinematographic and aesthetic quality, along with the style and the rendition of the subject.
In addition, there will be a special jury including members of the audience who will award two Audience Prizes for Laceno D’Oro 49 section and for Spazio Campania section.

Prizes:

Laceno d’oro 49 Award - € 3.000

Laceno d’oro Award “Gli Occhi sulla città” - € 1.500

Laceno d’oro Award Spazio Campania “Chiara Rigione” - € 1000,00

Audience Award - A work of art by a local artist, selected by the professors of Accademia delle Belle Arti, Naples.

The organisation reserves the right to integrate the festival prizes and/or to establish other special awards.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The call is open to movies produced and shot in any video format, regardless of the genre and nationality, and completed after January 1st, 2023.
Works already distributed in Italian theatres will be excluded, as well as works already released in Italy on streaming platforms. National Previews will be prioritised.

Competition Categories

1. CONCORSO LACENO D’ORO 49: full-length and medium-length films, both fictional and documentaries, with a running-time over 30 minutes.
• Works which will stand out for their experimental and fresh approach will be taken into further consideration.

2. Short-movies competition “Gli occhi sulla città”: short-films not exceeding 30 minutes, including credits.

• Each work will have to stand out for the way they deal with issues related to urban spaces, to the environment and to the landscape. This topic can be explored with the outmost freedom. Each work, however, will have to ponder how moviemaking can tell, depict, or even “predict” the changes of urban spaces and contemporary landscapes. All authors will deal with this topic in their own creative and original way.

3. SPAZIO CAMPANIA, for works - with no length or genre restrictions - created by authors from Campania or set in Campania.
To be valid, all movies must be submitted, according to the submission details included in this call, no later than September 12th, 2024

Competition entries

Candidates can register via FILMFREEWAY online platform
(https://filmfreeway.com/LacenodOroInternationalFilmFestival)
There is a registration fee of €5.00 for the sections Laceno d’Oro 49, Gli occhi sulla Città and Spazio Campania, for administrative expenses, to be paid directly on the Filmfreeway platform.
Authors or producers submitting more than one movie will be able to register, via Filmfreeway platform, with an entry fee of 5.00 euros for the first film and 1.00 euro for each subsequent registration. Upon registration, all Authors and/or Producers are held accountable for the content of their works and declare that they have fulfilled all obligations towards third parties related to copyright. If you have any questions about the registration procedure, please contact the festival at concorso@lacenodoro.it

Selection

Among the works received within the deadline, according to the procedure described in this call, we will select a minimum of 10 feature films for both “Laceno d’oro 49” and Spazio Campania sections, and a minimum of 20 short movies for “Gli occhi sulla città” section. All works will be selected by our festival Commission which includes members elected by Circolo ImmaginAzione. In case of authors submitting more than one work, only one movie will be selected.

Selected movies – Shipment

The festival will not take charge of rental costs for the films in competition.
Links to streaming and video-sharing platforms (youtube, vimeo, ecc) will also be required. Links must remain valid until December 15, 2024.
The expected screening format is preferably DCP, but other formats can be agreed with the festival committee, for short movies in particular.
The screening copy of the film must be sent via private link or courier to the festival headquarters following the instructions that will be provided by the Festival organization no later than November 1st, 2014. The copy will be sent to the following
address:

Laceno d’Oro Film Festival, c/o Roulette Agency, Via Verdi n. 9 – 83100, Avellino.

Should the film need subtitles, the complete list of dialogues and the list of subtitles must also be sent in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French, preferably in .srt format or in any case with timecode.

We will also need further information about the film, the author, the producers, and the plot, along with pictures for the festival catalogue. Postal and delivery costs of the screening copy will be charged to the sender. As far as the return is concerned, Laceno d’Oro Festival will cover the shipment from Avellino to any destination.

If, following the screening at Laceno d’Oro Festival, the copy is required by another Festival, postal and shipment costs will be charged to the applicant. In any case, Laceno d’oro will only cover the cost of one single transport of the copy.

Informed Consent

Upon submitting their entry, both authors and producers accept all the rules in this call.
The Authors and Producers, while remaining the only copyright holders, allow Circolo ImmaginAzione the right to show/ stream their films in theatres and/or online for free during Laceno d’oro Festival 2024, as well as other cultural events of the Association to promote its activity. Furthermore, the authors grant Circolo ImmaginAzione the right to use one or more images taken from their movies to promote the festival and for any other communication and activity linked to the Association, on condition that the artist is quoted.

Circolo ImmaginAzione retains the right not to show or publish any content or work which will be deemed defamatory and obscene.

Authors and Producers, by participating in such competition, declare they have the rights to use any musical track and non-original video sequence that may be featured in their films. Circolo ImmaginAzione is not responsible for any copyright infringement.

Authors and Producers also allow Circolo Immaginazione the processing of their personal data in accordance with the Law 675/96 (Legge sulla Privacy) and subsequent amendments in accordance with D.lgs 196/2003 (Codice Privacy), also for the purpose of inclusion in databases managed by the association.

All legal disputes, which will be dealt with in Italy and according to the Italian law, shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Avellino.

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  • Finisterrae Cinema

    Grazie per la selezione di "Quasi Perfetto" di Federico Frefel. Un festival che si conferma di ottimo livello, con una fantastica ospitalità!

    December 2023
  • Papermoon Cinema from Paper to the Moon

    Davvero un bel festival, curato ed accogliente, felici e onorati di aver partecipato con il nostro piccolo film Le Monadi.

    September 2023
  • Matteo Pinto

    It was a pleasure and a honour to be part of the Laceno d'oro International Film Festival. I'd really love to be there again!

    January 2023
  • Grazie per aver proiettato "Sonnenstube" al vostro splendido festival.
    Un caro saluto!

    December 2022
  • ALBERTO DIANA

    Great festival and great experience!

    December 2022