The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
will be held in Venezia, Italia. [ Venice, Italy ]
Our Live Screenings will be set to be happening in the Summer of 2024

* We start our Activities ahead of our Live Screenings *
SING UP you are a Participant of 2023 and you would like to be part of our
Festival Interviews. Please visit :

** Dear Filmmakers in April we already start giving the Notifications
of Selections, Not Selections, Winners etc **

Until you are given a Selection, the Festival and Participant enter into an agreement to be part of our Festival Screenings and We both enter into obligations. ...
Before giving the Selection or if not Selected the Festival has no duty and no obligations with the participant of this competition.

Dear Filmmakers and Participants..
Due the effects of recent disruptions with the effects of COVID, all the disruptions did affected our internal normal processes in our RAGFF festival screenings in Venezia
As an Independent Company ,We reserve the right to change the Time for Screenings as the Festival sees it fits its general conditions. Reason why, we have the need to postpone the screenings until the Summer or Fall 2023. If any Participants does not like this decision .. Participant is welcome to withdraw or wait until we set as planned our Screenings. The Festival at this very moment is working with the Jury the Selections and Winners for this Film Competition.


In only few years Retro Avant Garde Film Festival has become one of the most prestigious and search out upcoming Film Festivals in the world for stablished and upcoming talent. Our strong and unique identity edge for cinema has make us stand out Internationally among the Top.

Renowned Artist Winners on our past editions some of them are :

* Radha Mitchell - Best Actress - RAGFF Venezia 2019
* Denis Lavant - Best Actor - RAGFF Venezia 2019

* Moby - Best Original Music - TULUM WE 2019

* Nightmares on Wax - Best Music Video - RAGFF Cairo 2019
* Bastille, Alessia Cara - Another Place - Best Music Video - RAGFF NYC 2020
* Little BIG , Best Music Video RAGFF Venezia 2021


IMDb qualifier's Retro Avant Garde Film Festival

RAGFF Celebrates Human Expression and Art through Cinema.

Any Film Genre is Welcome.

All Contemporary Genres, Retro and new forms of art expression through Avant Garde Cinema are encourage to submit.

Best Retro Avant Garde Feature Film
Best Retro Avant Garde Short Film
Grand Prize Jury's Award
Best Human Rights Feature Film

Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Retro Documentary Short Film

Best World Feature Film
Best Drama Feature Film
Best Comedy Feature Film

Best Experimental Film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Retro Short Film
Best 1st Time Filmmaker Short Film

Best Music Video

Best Art Expression Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Noir - Horror Short Film
Best Surrealism Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Best Sci - Fi Short Film

Best Female Director Feature Film
Best Male Director Feature Film

Best Female Director Short Film
Best Male Director Short Film

Best Actress
Best Actor

Best Cinematography
Best Original Music / Score
Best Screenplay
Best Edition
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

** We encourage our participants to go beyond limits Artistically and Professionally.
Any Idea of anyone is allowed in RAGFF as long as Professionalism,
Human and Art encounter together in Film**.

**Until you are given a Selection the Festival and Participant enter into an agreement to be part of our Festival Screenings and We both enter into obligations. ...
Before giving the Selection or if not Selected the Festival has no duty and no obligations with the participant of this Film Festival competition **

Submissions RAGFF Venezia 2023 :


General Information :

All type of Short films – Video media less 40 min

pre-selection fee :

Feature Films, Documentary,

pre-selection fee :


RAGFF Venezia 2023 Official Selection & Winners


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Retro Avant Garde Film Festival

1. – Organization

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival aka RAGFF is an independent and Private Organization
Owned Completely on its own, not influenced, not in bias, not in affiliation to any Political or
Religious entity.

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival mission is of promoting, propagating and exploring the
understanding of every form of expression relevant to cinema with the main priority of every Retro /
Avant Garde Art expression that moves forward at the edge of new forms of human expression
through Visual Arts and Moving Sound Image ( Experimental Audio Visuals, Short Film, Feature
Film, documentaries, public encounters, educational encounters ) throughout the year.

The aim of the Retro Avant Gard Film Festival is to be hosting the Festival every year at a different
city from a different Country, this way, while promoting the Arts, the Festival brings Human
Communion between different Cultures and Societies for the growth and better of the human

2. – Film Submissions

Feature-Length, Documentary Films :

Not Restriction whatsoever

Short Films, Medium-Length Films, Music Visuals, Music Videos :

Not Restriction whatsoever

3. – Categories

Feature Length films or Short Films to be Encourage to participate are :
Retro Avant Garde,
Music Visuals,
Science Fiction,
Any other New form of “ Sound Visual Art “ are encourage to participate.
“ Only in Particular cases, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, may exceptions be made to the
above-mentioned conditions for admission.”

4. – Waiver Agreement

The Retro Avant Garde Film Festival is open to Public. All Participants and / or guest of the
Festival acknowledge that Multimedia Channels, web and accredited television channels and other
media partners will / might cover the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival for Television, Radio, Web,
Newspaper, Digital News. By agreeing to take part in the Festival, all participants relinquish, free of
charge, their broadcasting rights to any filmed footage and recorded audio, allowing the media
partners to make such use of the above materials as they see fit.

5.- General Rules

Participation in the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival automatically entails observance of the present
Producers, distributors or other parties who submit films must guarantee that they are legally
authorized to represent the film and get any responsibility if fail to do so, as well as if any copyright
or Trademark infringement is due to act within the film they representing, also they guarantee that
they are legally authorized to register the film in the RAGFF.
RAGFF Venezia Does Not provide Services of Hospitality , Transportation. Festival is still young to do so. Do No Request or you migh enter into disqualification. If been to insistent on this.
RAGFF Committee, Artist Director, Aggregators and Affiliates will carry Not Responsibility if any
infringement on copyright or Trademark is made by any of the Invited films as well as Participating
films or films from the pre-selection phase and during and after RAGFF screenings.
The Director of RAGFF reserves the right to settle any cases not covered by the present

The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.
RAGFF at this moment Give only Awards by Recognition, NO cash prize, No funding.
You understand and agree, that we will not offer you or pay screening fees.
We don’t accept any other material after the submission.

Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of any article of these regulations, the English
Version is Binding by the State laws, and jurisdiction of New York City, NY, USA.

Overall Rating
  • Roger Rapoport

    This is a great festival. Very well run and definitely worth entering. We were thrilled to be a part of it.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hello Dear Roger !,
    It was very great Meeting you at our Activities with the rest of the Winners, Great Production Skills and Great Film !, and thanks for sharing your thoughts and Experience with everyone. We are working on few things and we want to bring these interviews in a Podcast format. We will share them as soon as we complete them and we get accepted in the Podcast Streamlines and will share them with all of you and our Audience.

    Warm Regards and Much Success !!
    From all of us )
    RAGFF Team

  • christophe ledard

    We are very proud to have won this price. Thank you very much to the jury of RAGFF.
    I hope we'll share a moment in live in the future !

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Dear Christophe, thanks for your kind words, We love your film cose it has a deep human message of " Believe and Faith also cose you bring it in a very artistic way. We looking forward to follow and see any of your upcoming projects ...
    Much Success ~
    Thank you for being part of the Festival
    RAGFF Team

  • Paolo Milocco

    Great Festival, great comunicati in and marketing!!!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Dear Paolo, Its a Pleasure to have your work being a Winner in RAGFF .. The Message of your Film is Wonderful.

    Congratulations ! and We want to see much works like this of yours being a Success.

  • A Retro Avant Garde Film Festival is a dream come true for experimental video artists like me. Oftentimes I feel like my work doesn't fit any standard category. Thank you for selecting my movie New York Minute, it's a real pleasure!!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Lynn Bianchi ! thanks so much for your kind words, its our pleasure to promote Artist like you, Your Art its a poetry in images, we stand and belive in it. we love to see more works of yours in RAGFF .... Great work and Much Success !!
    RAGFF Team

  • Steve Socki

    Wonderful selection of international films; honored to have been included.

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hi Dear Steve,
    Thanks for your Feedback , we have such a pleasure having your Films been shown and been selected in our Festival.
    Great Work and Unique..

    Much Success in future works
    looking forward to see your future workd in RAGFF again,
    All the Best !