COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Circolo ImmaginAzione for film culture, as part of Laceno D’Oro Film Festival 2021, announces three international contest categories: feature and medium-length films, short films, and documentaries.
Furthermore, a competition called SPAZIO CAMPANIA is announced, exclusively for works created by authors from Campania and produced in Campania.

FILM COMPETITION

Selected films will be shown to the audience during the Laceno d'Oro International Film Festival 2021, which will take place in Avellino from December 1st to December 8th, 2021. The screenings will take place according to the schedule set by the Festival commission, and authors will be informed in advance.
In addition to in-theatre screenings, the movie will be streamed on specialized platforms. 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 (one for feature films, one for short films and another for documentaries), including artists and experts with artistic and professional background in the Film Industry. Each panel 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 popular jury including members of the audience who will award the Audience Prize for Feature films and the Audience Award for Spazio Campania best movie.

Prizes:

- Laceno d’oro 46 Award - Best Feature Film– € 3.000

- Laceno d’oro Award/Occhi sulla città - Best Short-Movie – € 1.500

- Laceno d’oro DOC - Best Documentary – € 1.500

- Audience Award for Spazio Campania best movie - € 500,00

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

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 ,2020.
Works already released in Italian theatres will be excluded. National Previews will be prioritized.

Competition categories:

1) CONCORSO LACENO D’ORO 46: full-length films, both fiction and related to “cinema del reale”, OVER 52 minutes

2) Short-movies competition “Gli occhi sulla città”: medium-length and short films UNDER 52 minutes, including credits.
Each work in these categories 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 ask questions about how moviemaking can tell, depict, or even “predict” the changes of urban spaces and contemporary landscapes. All authors will confront this topic in their own creative and original way.

3) CONCORSO LACENO D’ORO DOC, for documentaries, regardless of the length, with no theme restrictions. Documentaries which will stand out for their experimental and fresh approach will be privileged.

4) SPAZIO CAMPANIA, for all works - with no length or genre restrictions - created by authors from Campania and produced in Campania.

To be valid, all movies must be submitted, according to the submission details included in this call, no later than September 15th, 2021.

COMPETITION ENTRIES

Candidates can register on FilmFreeway online platform ((https://filmfreeway.com/LacenodOroInternationalFilmFestival).

Registration fees (not refundable):
€ 10 for each feature film
€ 5 for each short-movie or documentary
to be paid via the online registration platform. Registration to Spazio Campania section is free.

Authors or producers submitting more than one movie will be able to register, via FilmFreeway platform, with an entry fee of 10.00 euros (for feature films) or 5.00 euros (for short films and / or documentaries) for the first film and 1.00 euro for each subsequent registration.

Considering the deadline for the call, September 15th, 2021, the registration date on FilmFreeway will prevail.

Upon registration, all Authors and/or Producers are 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:
10 feature films, 20 short movies and 10 documentaries. All works will be selected by our festival Commission which includes members elected by Circolo ImmaginAzione. In case of an author submitting more than one work, only one movie will be selected.
In the same way, a maximum of 10 films will be selected for Spazio Campania competition.

SELECTED FILMS – SHIPMENT

The festival will not take charge of rental costs for the films in competition.
For feature films and documentaries, the expected screening format is preferably DCP, but other formats can be agreed with the Festival committee.
The film screening copy, along with an extra Blu-ray, must be delivered by courier service to the Laceno d’Oro offices no later than November 16th, 2021, following the instructions which will be provided by the Festival. The copy must be shipped to the following address:

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

As for short movies, the screening file must have a minimum resolution of 1920X 1080 in AVI, MOV, MP3, MPG. The Festival organization may reserve the right to ask for a PAL format DVD.
The selected works must in any case be uploaded on a video sharing platform (youtube, vimeo, etc ...) and made private or not indexed, possibly downloadable (sharing the password). The link must remain active until December 12th, 2021.
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 some 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

By 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 2021, 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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  • One of the best festivals where we had the opportunity to be a part. Thanks for everything...

    January 2021
  • 李 子祎

    very cool festival and team !

    January 2021
  • Flora Nakazone

    I had a wonderful experience with Laceno! Very warm people, they made me feel part of the festival, even far away. Thank you very much for the attention and for the "Gli occhi sulla città" prize

    January 2021
  • Irene Von Dorigotti

    was a great time.. i such a pitty the pandemic condition

    December 2020
  • Stefano Miraglia

    Superb festival, with a great team and curatorial work.

    December 2020