Mediterranean Hope – Refugee and Migrant Programme of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) Mediterranean Hope, and the Rete delle Comunità Solidali (network of inclusive communities), together with: RiVolti ai Balcani, Altreconomia, Comune-Info, Sos Rosarno, FuoriMercato - autogestione in movimento, Sea Watch, ResQ, Confronti, Cinema Metropolis Umbertide, Cinema postmodernissimo Perugia, organise a festival of short films (maximum length 20 minutes) on the topic of exploitation of labour, day labourers and more, with stories of worker’s lives.

“Cinema is not a mere dream factory. It is also a tool for social investigation and support for social practices, critique and denunciation of the many forms of exploitation, a tool for cognitive connection between different cultures”.

The viewing of the movies will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of October 2022 in the neighbourhood of San Ferdinando, on the Piana di Gioia Tauro. The jury will be made up of seasonal workers.

Ken Loach, movie director and activist, who has always been committed to social issues, will send his greeting to support and encourage this new initiative that aims at turning the spotlight on the living conditions of seasonal workers.

Considering the distinctive traits, the authenticity and the experimentation of the festival, the awards (first, second and mention) will have an added value since they will be directly decided by the labourers.

The movies have to be sent in Mpg4 format and have a maximum dimension of 2GB. We recommend sending the movies in 1920x1080 format, via wetransfer.

At the end of the pre-selection, the authors will be informed of the result by phone or per email. The works have to be sent to the following email address: by the 10th of September 2022.