The Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, or Pesaro Film Festival, was founded in Pesaro in 1965 by Bruno Torri and Lino Micciché (the latter who was its director until 1982) with the collaboration of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. In the years that followed Marco Müller, Adriano Aprà, Andrea Martini and Giovanni Spagnoletti served as directors. Currently, the festival is directed by Pedro Armocida.

Lino Miccichè Award
From 2004 it has been established this new secton devoted to the Mostra’s founder, Lino Miccichè, in order to present a selection of films coming from all over the world, always in the tradition of new cinema.

A) Competition submissions
B) Viewing/shipping methods and Selection

A) Competition submission
1. All applicants to the international feature competition should fill in the 2018 Pesaro Nuovo Cinema Competition submission form.

2. The competition is open to feature films of any genre, language and format, provided that they are Italian premières and first or second feature film. Feature films are considered works with running times of over 60 minutes.

3. In order to be eligible for competition, submission forms must be sent by April 16th, 2018.

4. The director and/or producer authorize the publication of their data on the website and in the festival catalogue, as well as its media distribution for promotional purposes in accordance with the law.

B) Viewing/shipping methods and Selection

1. Uploading the fillm on the platform: FilmFreeway (

2. English subtitled versions are required (for non english spoken films)

3. The Pesaro Film Festival Selection Committee will choose the participating titles of the international feature films competition among works received before the above-mentioned deadline.

4. The official list of films participating in the competitions will be announced and published on the website the day of the Festival Press Conference on June 9, 2018 (date to be confirmed).

5. Whenever possible, films will be shown in the screening format declared in the submission form and will be subtitled in both English and Italian.

6. Round trip shipping costs for official screening copies will be covered by the Pesaro Film Festival.

7. The filmmakers of the selected films will be invited to attend the festival, which will contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses according to its means.

8. There are no registration fees to be paid.