Linea d’Ombra Festival is an international film and audiovisual festival conceived and promoted by the SalernoInFestival Association, supported by the Municipality of Salerno, with the contribution of public and/or private entities, associations, foundations and sponsors. The Festival adheres to AFIC (Association of Italian Film Festivals) and to CFCC (Coordination of the Campania Region Film Festivals).

The twenty-sixth edition takes place in Salerno from 23 to 30 October 2021.

Linea d'Ombra Festival is an event that aims to raise awareness and to promote the best international cinematographic and audiovisual productions, to relate the different forms of youth creativity and to promote their knowledge among the public, to develop projects that have an effective educational impact and productivity, to encourage the realization of collective works of young artists coming from different experiences, finally to enhance the cultural potential of the Campania Region on a national and international level.

The films in competition will be judged by the LdoSocial jury and the festival's expert jury. The expert jury will award the "Linea d’Ombra Festival - VedoAnimato 2021" Award to the winning film and a cash sum of € 1,000.00 (one thousand euros / 00). The LdOSocial jury will assign the "Linea d’Ombra Festival Award - Special Jury Trophy 2021" to the winning film.
The artistic direction reserves the right to give special mentions to those films that have shown particular technical and creative qualities.

Competitive section: VedoAnimato
Short films made with various animation techniques in digital format with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, produced all over the world in the two-year period 2020/2021, are admitted to the competition.
The number of works admitted to the section in competition will be defined by the artistic direction and may vary according to the needs of planning and design coherence.

How to register
a.The submission of the films must take place through the online registration platform:

b. Registration requires a fee of € 3 to be paid at the same time as entering the film on the platform.

c. The deadline to register for the pre-selection is 1 September 2021 at 24:00;

d. The registration of the work in the competition implies full acceptance of these regulations. For any controversy, the Italian text prevails. For anything not covered by this regulation, the organization of the festival reserves the final decision.

e. Accepting this regulation authorizes Linea d'Ombra Festival to use the selected films
for the competition in the VedoAnimato category and in any other activity directly organized or sponsored by the Festival itself, even outside the dates of the review.

6. Admission to the competition
The artistic direction will communicate the official registration in the competition of the preselected films by 10 September 2021. Upon receipt of this communication, the following materials must be sent with absolute priority, via e-mail or via file transfer service, to

-projection file in .mp4 format (Codec h264) with a size not exceeding 2 GB; file of subtitles in Italian, if available or file set in English;
-synopsis (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format);
-director's bio-filmography (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format);
-photos of the film and the director;
-technical sheet of the film (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format).

Coronavirus Emergency
The organization of the event reserves the right to change the dates and methods of carrying out the festival in compliance with any provisions of local or national authorities due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is therefore possible that part or all of the events and films of the Linea d’Ombra Festival will be presented online. In the latter case, all authors, producers, distributors involved in the festival may/must authorize the online presentation of their works, indicating any territories to be excluded, without prejudice to the protection of property and copyright.