POP CORN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2024

The Argentario Art Day Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Monte Argentario, is promoting Pop Corn Short Film Festival, a short film competition open to all national and international video-makers. This year all works should be inspired by the theme "Uniqueness, the beauty of the imperfect"

Submission fee:
Early Bird Deadline - free entry - February 20
Regular Deadline - 10 € - April 15
Late Deadline - 15 € - May 20
Extended Deadline - 20 € - June 2
Festival dates: July 26-27-28, 2024
Festival venue: Piazzale dei Rioni, Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario (GR)
THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES THREE CATEGORIES:
Italian Short Movie
International Short Movie
Animation Short Movie

Prizes for a total value of 15.000 euro

Best Italian Short Movie":
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

Best International Short Movie:
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

Best Animation Short Movie:
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

- "Raffaella Carrà" prize to the short film with the most original idea will receive a cash prize of € 4.000

- Audience Award: Pop Corn Festival Trophy.

- Panalight Prizes € 8.000 for film and television equipment rental

- Mujeres del Cinema Prize to the short film made by a female author or to a story focused on a theme related to the female universe

- the Crew United Award, for the three directors awarded in the three categories, which consists of 5 years of Premium Membership with the Video+ formula (upload of clips/showreels) equal to a value of 600 euros.

Winners are requested to insert the logo of the Festival in
the opening credits of the works awarded, together with
the prize awarded. Prizes will be awarded to the authors
or their representatives who will ensure their own
participation in the award ceremony.
Cash prizes are to be considered before withholding tax pursuant to Article 30, 2nd paragraph of Presidential Decree 600/73.

CALL FOR ENTRY
POP CORN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2024
RULES & REGULATIONS

The Argentario Art Day Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Monte Argentario, is promoting Pop Corn Short Film Festival, a short film competition open to all national and international video-makers. This year all works should be inspired by the theme "Uniqueness, the beauty of the imperfect"
Deadline: January 20 – June 2 2024
Submission fee:
Early Bird Deadline - free entry - February 20
Regular Deadline - 10 € - April 15
Late Deadline - 15 € - May 20
Extended Deadline - 20 € - June 2
Festival dates: July 26-27-28, 2024
Festival venue: Piazzale dei Rioni, Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario (GR)

THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES THREE CATEGORIES:
Italian Short Movie
International Short Movie
Animation Short Movie

Length: not exceeding 20 minutes, including opening and closing credits.
Theme: all short films must follow the theme “"Lightness, the weight of happiness”, suggested by the Festival.
Language: Italian and foreign language with Italian or English subtitles.
Format: all kinds of formats are accepted, extension MOV, AVI, MP4, BLUE-RAY including short films shot with mobile phones, smart phones, go-pro and so on.
Short films that have already won or have been presented at other festivals are also eligible. Each applicant may submit one or more works.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
NO LATER THAN JUNE 2, 2024 submit your work via filmfreeway.com platform.
Selected works that will participate in the Pop Corn Short Film Festival will be evaluated by an Artistic Jury composed by industry professionals that will be announced at www.popcornfestivaldelcorto.it.
SELECTED SHORT FILMS:

Applicants whose work(s) will be selected to participate in the Pop Corn Short Film Festival on July 26-27-28, 2024 will be notified by e-mail by June 10, 2024 and must fill out and sign the participation form we will send them.

SELECTED SHORT FILM MUST:
Be sent NO LATER THAN JUNE 15, 2024
Provide an English and/or Italian dialogue list if the short is in a non-italian language
Contain promotional material such as: photos of the director, scene photos, short film poster, synopsis, director’s biography, trailer ecc. All material will be used for the Festival catalogue and the social media promotion. The decisions of the Artistic Jury are final. The film shorts in competition could be screened according to the procedures and the schedule of the exclusive responsibility of the Festival Management.

AWARDS

Best Italian Short Movie":
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

Best International Short Movie:
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

Best Animation Short Movie:
- cash prize of € 1.000
- Pop Corn Festival Trophy

- "Raffaella Carrà" prize to the short film with the most original idea will receive a cash prize of € 4.000. The short film with the best original idea will be awarded with a cash prize of € 4.000. The short film will be also screened at Sudestival, the Film Festival of the City of Monopoli twinned with the Pop Corn Festival.

- Audience Award: Pop Corn Festival Trophy.

- Panalight Prize € 8.000 for film and television equipment rental

- Mujeres del Cinema Prize to the short film made by a female author or to a story focused on a theme related to the female universe

Prizes will be awarded to authors or their representatives who guarantee their presence at the award ceremony. Cash prizes are to be considered before withholding tax pursuant to Article 30, 2nd paragraph of Presidential Decree600/73.

By submitting a work to the Festival, the applicant assumes the responsibility for owning the rights to it and authorizes this Festival to register it in its archives and to submit it to technical and artistic collaborators.
The Festival disclaims any responsibility for the reproduction of audiovisuals containing copyrighted material for which the SIAE position has not been regularized. Joining the competition implies full acceptance of the regulations. The Court of Grosseto has jurisdiction for any cases and/or disputes.
Finally, the Festival organization reserves the right, if necessary, to make any changes to these Regulations without prior notice.

Application to the 2024 Pop Corn Short Film Festival competition implies full acceptance by the author of this call for entry.

Pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27/04/2016 (GRDP) all personal data that are provided for the competition or are related to it are processed by the organizers for the sole purpose of the conduct, management and control of the competition itself and the dissemination of its final outcomes.

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  • Lucila Riggio

    E sempre una gioia far parte di questo festival. Ottima selezione di film e buonissima comunicazione.

    August 2023
  • Adam Baroud

    Amazing! I really enjoyed my time in Porto Santo Stefano, the festival team was more than welcoming and professional. The selection of films was high quality and inspiring to say the least.
    Much love, hope to attend again.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Adam, you won everyone with your sensibility and your talent! At Soon :)))

  • Great festival created by great people!!!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    thank you Yuri! A great Festival with great Authors :)))

  • Ok, I won. But it's a great Festival anyway. Great passion and enthusiasm

    August 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you we were honored of your participation!