The Latina Independent Film Festival will bring together the most original storytellers and the most demanding and adventurous public for its annual program of films, documentaries and short films, its animated conversations with directors, Professional Master Classes and the "Lectio Magistralis" with the Masters of Cinema. From today, hundreds of works will be launched by the Festival to obtain critical recognition and reach an international audience eager to learn about new stories and new authors.

The declared goal of the LIFF is to offer and preserve new spaces for independent artists, where they can create and present new and exciting works.
Founded by the award-winning director Daniele Gangemi, who also takes over the Artistic Direction of the first edition, in a "magical" year like 2022 (considered by all to be the year of the "Rebirth"), LIFF will therefore try to promote immediately the impact of independent storytelling around the world.
To achieve all this, the Festival will also have the honor of making use of the valuable skills in the sector of the Project Manager Caterina Maria Grilllo, nominated President of the LIFF, and of the forty-year experience in the cinema field of the international Creative Producer Roberto Bessi, who accepted the position of Distinguished President of the Emerita Jury.

Gold Helmet Award

It is awarded by the Emerita Jury to the works considered the best among all those presented in competition for each category (feature films, documentaries, short films and short documentaries).

Silver Helmet Award

It is awarded by the Popular Jury to the works considered the best among all those presented in competition for each category (feature films, documentaries, short films and short documentaries).

Bronze Helmet Award

It is assigned at the discretion of the Emerita Jury to the professional figures who have distinguished themselves in the creation of the works in competition for each category (feature films, documentaries, short films and short documentaries).

Iron Helmet Award

It is assigned at the discretion of the Popular Jury to professional figures who have distinguished themselves in the creation of the works in competition for each category (feature films, documentaries, short films and short documentaries).

1. The undersigned represents and warrants to the LIFF that: intellectual property rights or distribution licenses) in or relating to the Project (collectively and separately hereinafter referred to as "Project Owners"), to allow the Institute to exhibit this Project at the Festival and to make promises, representations and guarantees established herein, (b) the performance of the Project at the Festival will not violate any law or right or consent of any person or entity, regardless of whether such performance is theatrical (live), digital or any combination thereof; and (c) the Project is not subject to any litigation, arbitration or other complaint or adversarial proceeding, nor is the Project the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration or other adverse complaint or proceeding.

2. The undersigned declares and guarantees, in the name of the undersigned and of the Project Owners, that the exhibition of the Project at the Festival, whether live, digital, or any combination of them, will not violate or violate any copyright, patent , privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or proprietary right of any person or entity and that the Project does not constitute and will not constitute or include any defamation of any person or entity. All license fees, customs clearance fees and other obligations, of any kind, deriving from or associated with the performance of the Project within or in connection with the Festival, have been and will be promptly paid in full.

3. In the event that the Project is accepted by the LIFF for inclusion in the Festival, the undersigned acknowledges, in the name of the undersigned and of the Project Owners, that the exhibition or presentation of the Project by the LIFF at the Festival does not takes place and does not create a confidential or fiduciary relationship between the LIFF on the one hand and the undersigned and / or the Project Owners on the other. The undersigned further acknowledges, in the name of the undersigned and the Project Owners, that neither the undersigned nor any of the Project Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation. The undersigned acknowledges that no obligation of any kind is assumed or may be implicit towards the LIFF or the Festival in the event, by virtue of or as a consequence of the selection by the LIFF of the Project for the Festival. The undersigned and the Project Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Project for inclusion in the Festival does not constitute and will not in any way constitute an express or implicit approval or approval by the LIFF of the content of the Project or of any opinion expressed therein.

4. The undersigned undertakes, on behalf of the undersigned and of each of the Project Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless the LIFF, together with each of their founders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, lawyers, creative consultants, agents and representatives (collectively, "LIFF Related Parties"), to and from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and other costs) that may be claimed by any person or entity, or may be supported by the Festival or any LIFF related Party, at any time in connection with the Project or the LIFF's use, management, consideration or performance and / or arising from any violation or alleged violation of any declaration made by the undersigned to the Festival or to any Party Related to the LIFF, including, by way of example, any express representation or implied in these Terms and Conditions.

5. The undersigned guarantees and agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project Owners, that the Project is submitted to the LIFF voluntarily and without promise or incentive, and that the submission of the Project does not impose or create any obligation or responsibility on the part of the Festival and / or of any Parties Related to the LIFF to accept the Project for inclusion in the Festival, to exhibit the Project at the Festival, to acknowledge the presentation of the Project or to return any Project materials to myself or to others. The undersigned also accepts, in the name of the undersigned and the Project Owners and any other representative or person affiliated with the Project, that, in submitting the Project for examination, the undersigned, the Project Owners and any other representative or person affiliated with the Project jointly and severally waives any rights they might otherwise have to assert any claim or initiate any proceeding in any forum or court against the Festival or any LIFF-related Party, based on, arising from or otherwise relating to the presentation, performance or failure to exhibit the Project (including, by way of example, complaints relating to any failure or refusal to exhibit the Project at the Festival, the exhibition or marketing of the Project at or in connection with the Festival, alleged oral or written statements by the Festival or its representatives in relation to the presentation or exhibition of the Project and here any other matter arising out of or relating to the submission of the Project), regardless of whether such claims may be based on contract theory, implied contract, tort, statute or other legal theory (hereinafter, "Complaint"). In the event that any Complaint is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is promoted or initiated, in violation of the agreement referred to in the immediately preceding sentence, the undersigned, on behalf of the undersigned, the Owners of the Project, and any another representative or person affiliated with the Project agrees to indemnify the Festival from any Claims, loss, liability, damage, fees and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and other costs) incurred by the Festival and any Party related to the LIFF to following or in connection with such Claim or any action, arbitration or other proceeding initiated in violation of the representations and agreements set forth in this submission agreement.

6. In the event that the Project is accepted by the Institute for inclusion and exhibition at the Festival, the undersigned, not requesting the consent of anyone else for this purpose, grants, on behalf of the undersigned and of each of the Owners of the Project, each of the following rights to the Institute, the Festival and any Sundance Related Party without reservation, conditions or qualifications: promotional; (b) the right to issue and authorize advertising relating to the Project and to all personnel connected to it; and (c) use the names, likenesses and biographical information of all Project personnel, including, without limitation, directors, producers, writers, cast members and crew in connection with the Project exhibition and Festival promotion and promotion of the Institute.

7.In the event that the Project is accepted by the LIFF for inclusion and exposure at the Festival, and if the undersigned or the Project Owners and any other representative or person affiliated with the Project have contractual obligations towards any producers, distributors , creators, cast or crew regarding "festival benefits" (which may include, but are not limited to, production credits, screening tickets, Festival credentials or cash compensation), the undersigned agrees that such " festival benefits "must be administered and distributed by myself and / or the Project Owners, they do not affect the nature or quantity of the benefits provided by the Festival and that LIFF has no responsibility in relation to them.

8. The undersigned declares and agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and of each of the Project Owners, that the Festival has not made any claims, representations or guarantees, and has not provided any assurances, in relation to the internal process used by the LIFF in respect of the selection of the projects to be included in the Festival, and that the submission of the Project does not impose or create any obligation or responsibility on the part of the Festival or any Party Related to the LIFF to provide the undersigned, the Project Owners, or any parties related to the Project with comments, feedback or other information relating to the vision or examination of the Project by the LIFF for possible inclusion in the Festival.

9. The undersigned guarantees and agrees, in the name of the undersigned and of each of the Project Owners, that by submitting the Project to the LIFF, the Festival and all the persons employed, contracted or in any case directly connected with the LIFF have received the irrevocable right to view and / or download all digital resources associated with the Project, including but not limited to any representation of the Project in the form of video files, still images, resources streamed over the Internet and / or all other resources and information provided by the Applicant on the application. All the above digital resources will remain active and accessible by the Institute until the end of the Festival. Any dissemination of such materials, incidental or of any other nature, will not be the responsibility of the Festival or of any Parties Related to the LIFF.

10. The undersigned declares that if the undersigned is under the legal age to enter into contracts in the subscriber's primary state of residence, the LIFF has received the signed and written consent of the subscriber's parent or legal guardian.

11. Code of conduct: the Latina Independent Film Festival reserves the right to revoke an invitation to participate in the Festival for those who pose a behavior that could lead to harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior in general.

12. The undersigned acknowledges in the name of all Project Owners that I have read and understood the Rules and Regulations for sending a project to the Festival and that the information contained therein, rules and regulations replace any information obtained elsewhere.

13. Proceeding with the registration of his work to the Latina Independent Film Festival 2022, the undersigned, on behalf of the undersigned and of all the Project Owners, freely and voluntarily gives and expresses the full and complete acceptance of all the terms and provisions established in the these Terms and Conditions. The parties acknowledge that no oral representations, incentives, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, incentives, promises or assurances not provided for in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the undersigned or to the Project Owners by the Festival, the LIFF or from any other party related to the Latina Independent Film Festival.

In the event that the Project is accepted for the Latina Independent Film Festival 2022, the Project Owners will enter into a Festival Participation Agreement which incorporates all the terms and conditions of this agreement, which terms and conditions will and will remain binding for the undersigned, the Project and the owners of the project. LIFF reserves the right to revoke all Festival acceptance invitations sent to the Project and to the Project Owners, verbally or in writing, in the event that the Festival Participation Agreement is not accepted by the Project Owners.