"FOTONICA Non-Profit " presents:
21-22-23 September 2018

The 1st RIETI & SABINA FILM FESTIVAL will be hold at the “Teatro Vespasiano”, in the Old Town in Rieti (RI), with the support and Sponsorship of the:
• Comune of Rieti
• Regione Lazio

FOTONICA Non-Profit is honored to hold the “1st RIETI & SABINA Film Festival” in the amazing town of Rieti, celebrated and valorized since the Roman Empire.
Rieti and the Sabina land are Internationally known both for its Thermal Centers and its Religious Centers but also for Terminillo's Mountain.

FOTONICA Non-Profit believes that Rieti is the ideal venue to its “1st International Film Festival“ which aims to give a chance to disclose to the audience talented Authors, Actors, and Directors, with the purpose of creating synergies between film professionals and new talents.
In the "three days" Festival will be screened the Finalists Movies and also Featured Movies in the “Out of Competition” Area, coming from foreigner Nations.

The Jury of the "1st RIETI & SABINA Film Festival" will host Great Names from the world of the Art and of the Cinema.
The Member of the Jury, the Directors, and the Entertainers will be the guest at the soirée and in the Gala Night.
With its activities, the "FOTONICA Non-Profit" aims to promote the knowledge of the Cinema in all its aspects, as a moment of socialization and development of the sense of belonging to the Community, giving it the maximum spread through the “ 1st RIETI & SABINA Film Festival” and through the Social Network.

Awards & Prizes

Festival Winner's Awards:

Special Award "Romance in Movies"
Special Award Best Special FX
Special Award Best Special VFX

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Photography
Best Soundtrack
Best Movie

Special Awards of Jury

Rules & Terms

"RSFF International Competition for Featured Film in 2018"
Official Rules

Each competitor will compete with not more than 2 (two) Movies.
The Movie submitted at the competition must have the following requirements:

a) Length
FEATURE FILM - no more than 130'00" length (one hundred and thirty minutes and zero seconds), including the Credits;
SHORT FILM - no more than 30'00" length (thirty minutes and zero seconds), including the Credits;
DOCUMENTARY - no more than 30'00" length (thirty minutes and zero seconds), including the Credits;

b) Production Release
Not earlier than "January 1, 2015" (for Production Date it is intended the ending of the Moviemaking and Post-Production);

c) Languages
If the movie has a foreigner language (not Italian), Must have Italian or English Subtitles.

In case of " Not Accepted" Judgement to meet the requirements a), b) and c), the Entry Fee will not be refunded.

All the Participants at RSFF must provide an Entry Fee of:
€ 25.00 (twenty-five /euros) for each FEATURE FILM submitted, as a partial contribution to the costs of Film Department.
€ 15.00 (fifteen /euros) for each SHORT FILM submitted, as a partial contribution to the Film Department.

The Movies must be registered and sent using the File Transfer service free "WeTransfer.com" within 00:00 hours on 31 July 2018 as the deadline.
Important - As a receipt of the submissions of the Film that you submit save the e-mail with the subject - RSFF WeTransfer.com "Thanks for using WeTransfer.
File to sent to:

The Artistic Committee of FOTONICA Non-Profit will select, among all the received ones, the Film considered the Best to have access to the Final Stage.
A Special Jury will choose among those preselected Film by the Artistic Committee, at its own judgment.
The choices of the Artistic Committee, such as those of the Special Jury, are not changeable.

The composition of the Special Jury will be announced, avoid conflict of interests or unfair advantage conditions, only after the expiry of the deadline, 31 July 2018.
Of course, there will be Highlights about the names.
The winning Movies and those deserving of special mention will be made known only on the day of the screening final.
Participants, whose Films have been selected for the Final Day at gala Night Screening, will be informed by e-mail or phone and must fill in detailed Film Form (with Synopsis, Cast / technical, Production Notes, etc.), enclosing various additional materials (such as the poster, promotional photos, trailers, etc.) required at the time.

There will be cash prizes, TBD (please follow the updates on this page), which will be paid exclusively to the Copyright holder of the Movie (whether it be the Director, the Producer or an accredited member of the artistic Cast / Crew), provided that the subject chosen will be present in the Final Show.

Important - "Fotonica Non-Profit" owns the right to decide whether or not to Show one or more of the selected Films, as part of the Festival, of any Film that has been submitted at the “ 1st RIETI E SABINA Film Festival”.


The RSFF Competition it's an Open Festival, as the biggest and most important Film Festivals of the World.
Each one of the submitted Films will be listed on the RSFF Official Web Page of the Festival and on the Official RSFF FB.

RSFF will host a special Section of Documentary from "Earthquake in Sabina and Rieti".