The 16th River Film Festival is an international short film festival that will be held in Padova (Italy) from the 1st to the 12th June 2022.
The Festival is organized by the Cultural Association Researching Movies and it is sponsored by the Padua City Council - Cultural Office and the University of Padua. Padua has now entered the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel and Padua's fourteenth-century fresco cycles so it is a special Art town which attracts many tourists and creative people from all over the world!
The festival is totally free entrance.
The films selected will once again be shown on the floating screen in the middle of the 16th-century fluvial port used for trade between Padua and Venice at the city gate of Porta Portello. This enchanting setting is just one of the many features that attract people to RiFF year after year! During the 11 days of the Festival, all the directors with their crew members will be able to show their works and talk to the audience with a special Q&A after the screening.
On the Final Ceremony River Film festival programmers and judges will award the winners on a boat from the Festival setting in Padua towards Venice with special guests!
A Jury Laurels, certificates and GOLDEN RIVER (Murano glass sculpture made by Venetian artists) will be given to the best film short in the following category:
GRADUATION FILM SCHOOL
How To Submit
Via FilmFreeway or via our web site www.riverfilmfestival.org. where the Application form to enter the competition it should be filled in online (a maximum of three entries per director). Alternatively a copy of this application should be printed off and sent, together with A ProRes H.264, mp4 or similarly low compression /high quality file format/codec copy of the film to firstname.lastname@example.org . Entries must arrive on or before 31st March 2022, with english subtitles to the festival mail email@example.com
Pay for your entry fee: Early bird deadline 31th December 2021 – Euro 15
Regular deadline 29th February 2022 - Euro 20
Late deadline 30th April 2022 - Euro 25
The entry fee is waived for single entries if the applicant resides in one of the Least Developed Countries
Terms & Conditions
Films must have been completed after 1st January 2021.
Films can be documentary, student, narrative, fiction or animation.
Total running time must be from 100 sec. to 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits.
The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English subtitles.
Entry for the Festival implies unconditional acceptance of the published regulations. Should any dispute arise, the festival organizers will have the right of final decision on all that is not specified in the Regulations. Should there be controversy, the Padova Law Courts are competent to deal with any litigation.
The Films will be selected by a panel of judges nominated by the Festival. The decision of the selection committee is final.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favoured by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind except that enshrined in current Italian Law.
Finalists will be notified on our website or by email the 05th May 2022. The River Film Festival will do its best to announce the selected films and winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.
The catalogue listing the films selected will be published after the 15th May 2022.
The owners of the winning films must deposit a ProRes H.264, mp4 or similarly low compression/high-quality file format/codec copy of the film in the Archives of the Festival. This will only be used for study purposes. Permission will be requested from those who hold the rights to the film should it be required for any other usage.
Winning films must mention the prize awarded whenever shown.