The Persepolice cultural association- recently affiliated with CINIT Cineforum Italiano - , in collaboration with the production company I-Noor film, announces the third edition of the Nostalgia Film Festival (NFF), focusing on Iranian independent cinema, which will be held in Milan from the 15th to the 17th of September 2022.
Among the founders also the director Lia Beltrami (Religion Today Film Festival) and Armando Lostaglio (CineClub De Sica - Cinit).
Nostalgia Film Festival is the first independent Iranian cinema festival in Italy, with no affiliation to any political or religious organizations. It was launched in 2019 with the aim of showing attractive Iranian film productions to the broadest possible European audiences. Our festival is a yearly event featuring independent documentaries, feature-length and short films which is related to Iran, from around the world.
NFF is trying to create a space where Iranian audiences can reconsider, remember and reflect on their roots and their cultural and artistic history, which can also be discovered and explored by non-Iranian audiences. We believe that genuine artworks reflect the cultural, social, economic and political concerns of the society which created them at a certain moment in time, and that they therefore represent a valuable opportunity to find out more about that specific society.
For us it is essential to give greater visibility to films that have more difficulty in reaching the public in general, especially due to their limited publicity and distribution .Our priority is to focus on the content not the form, the story not the budget and the ability to tell interesting stories or to present appealing contents in original ways, despite having a low budget. We therefore welcome new, different, edgy and exciting works made by film-makers for whom a limited budget does prevent them from telling a good story.
NFF is also a showcase for independent Iranian film-makers around the world who want to leave their mark on the viewer.

For those who wish to pay in Euros, the fee for submitting a film to the festival is:
Feature film: € 35
Documentary: € 25
Short film: € 10

If you have difficulties in paying by PayPal or a credit card, please email us at nostalgiafilmfestivalmilano@gmail.com
Those who wish to pay in Rial can send this payment to the festival account. Upon receipt of this sum, you will be sent a personal code via email, with which you can send your video by using the following link to the Film Freeway website: https://filmfreeway.com/NostalgiaFilmFestival
Fees in Rial for submitting a film to the festival:
Feature film: 11.000.000 Rial
Short film: 8.000.000 Rial
Documentary: 3.200.000 Rial

Awards & Prizes
The Jury will assign the following prizes at its sole discretion:
Golden Kite NFF Award for Best Short Film
Golden Kite NFF Award for Best Documentary
Golden Kite NFF Award for Best Feature-length Film

- The relevant certificates of recognition for the above-mentioned awards will also be issued.

Rules
The competition is divided into the following categories:
- SHORT FILMS (max 20 minutes, opening and closing credits included)
Works of any genre or technique shot in any format and produced after January 1st 2020 are admitted. Works that have already won awards, been selected for other festivals, or been distributed in cinemas or on streaming platforms, can also participate.
- DOCUMENTARIES
Works of any genre or technique in any format and produced after January 1st 2020 are admitted. Works that have already won awards, been selected for other festivals, or been distributed in cinemas or on streaming platforms, can also participate.
- FEATURE FILMS
Works of any genre or technique shot in any format and produced after January 1st 2020 are admitted. Works that have already won awards, been selected for other festivals, or been distributed in cinemas or on streaming platforms, can also participate.
- Each author is allowed to submit only one film in each section.
-The films must be submitted and registered to the festival on the Film Freeway website (https://filmfreeway.com)startingfrom February 12th 2022.
-The films submitted will be viewed by the artistic directors and the adjudicating commission, who will determine which works will be selected to compete in the festival (three films in each category). The choice of these nine finalist will be at the sole discretion of the artistic directors and the adjudicating commission of the festival.
-On 1st September 2022 the official selection of the works admitted to the competition will be made public and will be able to use the official logo of the NFF.
-Over the 3 days of the festival, only the three finalists in each category will be screened.
-The festival accepts films from Iranian directors, films in Farsi and films about Iran made by directors from any country.
-All the films submitted must be provided with foreign language subtitles, preferably in Italian or alternatively in English
-The finalists must send the following materials: an H.264 Full-HD file of the film with Italian subtitles, a poster, a photo of the director, photos of the set, a trailer and a press kit.
- Non-specified cases
The festival committee will decide on any cases which have not been stipulated in this regulations document. The signature of the applicant implies full understanding of and consent to the rules.

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  • Wonderful Festival! Thank you for selecting my film.

    September 2022
  • Mohammad ferajzadeh

    با سلام و خسته نباشید . با وجود ویروس کرونا جشنواره به خوبی برگزار شد .خوشحالم که فیلمم در این جشنواره حضور داشت .امیداوارم که جشنواره هر چه باشکوهتر تداوم داشته باشه

    October 2021
  • I can only say thank you and I hope to attend the next with my film

    October 2021