Promoting Italian Excellence
The 16th Annual Event featuring Italian Motion Pictures, Music, Fashion, Tourism and Food will take place in Los Angeles from April 18th to 24th on the eve of the 92nd Academy Awards®. The event will highlight Italy’s longstanding cinematic, lifestyle and artistic legacy and will introduce current Italian productions and excellences to the United States.
It is held under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the support of Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT), the ITA - Italian Trade Agency and Intesa Sanpaolo.
Los Angeles, Italia 2021 will honor the “ambassadors” of Italian Culture and Lifestyle.
Along and after the Festival, the Academy Scientific Board will bestow the following awards:
Best Feature of the Year
Best Documentary of the Year
Best Short Cut of the Year
1) The 2021 Los Angeles Italia - Contest will take place over the six-day period from Sunday April 18th to Saturday April 24th.
2) It is possible to submit the following works:
· Feature (over :60 minutes)
· Medium (between :20 and :59 minutes)
· Short (less than :20 minutes)
3) The work movie has to be "Original" and hasn't competed in any other Global or Local Festival. In addition to the Original movies accepted by the Selection Board, a few Non-Original will be directly chosen as a Special Guest-Competitors of the Festival. In any case, the Organizing Committee will not pay any fees to the rights owners of any movie selected for the competition.
4) All movies selected will be authorized to use, for promotional purposes, the official "Los Angeles, Italia Laurel".
5) At the conclusion of the Festival, the director of the winning film in each Category (Feature, Medium and Short) will be honored by Los Angeles Italia - Contest Board with a special invitation to the Campania Region of Italy (during the Summer of 2021) where he/she will be able to spend a week shooting/editing a documentary (:50) about our beautiful land. We will be providing an Italian technical team and will cover expenses such as accommodations, and food & beverages.
6) In order to be admitted to Los Angeles Italia - Contest, all movie rights-owners must agree to and accept the following conditions:
- The movie will be available to the global public via streaming on Los Angeles, Italia 2021 media-partner website Eventive.org (one of the most qualified and popular global movie sites https://watch.eventive.org/
- The movie will be screened during the run of the Los Angeles Italia Festival 2021 (from Sunday April 18th to Saturday April 24th) .
- The screening of the movies will be totally free of charge to all the viewers.
- Streamings will be available worldwide and protected with Hollywood Grade DRM. The files (movies and .srt) will be deleted from the servers 15 days after the end of the Los Angeles Italia Festival.
- All the movies in International languages or the Italian language must include English subtitles.
- Every production company should provide us with:
a. Pressbook with the technical and artistic details (running time, synopsis, cast/credits etc.),
b. 2 stills from the movie (1280x720 and 1280x1080),
c. A trailer of the movie.
7) The works are exclusively and unquestionably selected by the Scientific Board of the Festival including legendary producer Marin Cicogna; Oscar winning, costume and set designer Gianni Quaranta; Oscar winning make-up artist Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini; the iconic Italian screenwriter and director Enrico Vanzina; Rai Com President Teresa De Santis; Oscar winning screenwriter and producer Nick Vallelonga; Oscar winning screenwriters and directors Bobby Moresco and Barry Morrow; Italian-American actor Robert Davi; Italian legend Franco Nero with additional members to be announced. The works will be chosen based on artistic quality and social depth.
8) The works will be selected and assessed according to the unquestionable judgement of the Academy Scientific Board.
9) The Scientific Board has the competence and right to assess the works and award them.
10) Applications filed to the aim of taking part in the Special Contest imply full acceptance of the present regulations.