𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗣𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵© 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 is open to all short films done between January 2021 and 15 June 2022 on the themes of sustainable development, with a focus on four areas: people, work, environment and technology; and a special category focus on the importance of territories: invisible territories, border territories and the territories of yesterday and tomorrow.
The aim is to transfer a personal and critical vision of the theme into the world of cinematographic narration, with particular attention to the economic, environmental and social aspects.
The point of view of young people is relevant for their propensity for experimentation and innovative languages, for their capacity of a genuine, subjective and perspective reading of society.

-𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝟯𝟬-
-Accetteremo solo cortometraggi di registi sotti i 30 anni-

Within Son of a Pitch© AWARD, Save The Cut offers seven awards:
All prizes will consist of a plaque of merit and in the screening during the Venice Film Festival. The winners will be invited to partecipate at the award ceremony.
Below are the 7 different prize categories:
1. Son of a Pitch© Award - Best Short Film Award
2. Son of a Pitch© Award - Best Director Award
3. Son of a Pitch© Award - Future Award
4. Son of a Pitch© Award - Sustainability Award
5. Son of a Pitch© Award - Audience Award, given by a jury of Film School students
6. Son of a Pitch© Award - INTERCULTURAL Award- Award for the most intercultural short film, assigned by Casa di Giorgia of Centro Astalli
7. Son of a Pitch© Award - Invisible Territories

2022 REGULATION
Young & Short becomes Son of a Pitch© Award, the film award established by Save The Cut, a film production company founded in 2013, as part of the cultural project of promotion and diffusion of independent cinema with the registered brand Son of a Pitch©.

Art. 1 - Entry conditions

▪ The works must deal with themes related to sustainable development concerning at least one of the five areas: person, work, environment, technology and the importance of territories;
▪ English subtitles, already imprinted on the video, for all non-Italian short films;
▪ The directors of the works must have been born no later than 31 December 1992;
▪ The maximum length of the work is 𝟭𝟱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗲𝘀 including the final credits;
▪ Short films made in live action, animation and documentary are eligible;
▪ Works must have been produced between January 2021 and June 2022;
▪ Works must be unpublished, i.e. they must not be available in their entirety publicly and online.

Art. 2 - Award ceremony and size of the prizes

All prizes will consist of a plaque of merit and in the screening during the Venice Film Festival. The winners will be invited to partecipate at the award cerimony.

Below are the 7 different prize categories:
1. Son of a Pitch© Award- Best Short Film Award
2. Son of a Pitch© Award- Best Director Award
3. Son of a Pitch© Award- Future Award
4. Son of a Pitch© Award- Sustainability Award
5. Son of a Pitch© Award - Audience Award, assigned by a jury of Film School students
6. Son of a Pitch© Award- INTERCULTURAL Award- Award for the most intercultural short film, assigned by Casa di Giorgia of Centro Astalli
7. Son of a Pitch© Award - Invisible Territories
From 31 August to 9 September 2022 the winners of Son of a Pitch© Award will be able to participate in the award ceremony that will take place during the Venice International Film Festival 2022 at the Hotel Excelsior on the Venice Lido.

Art. 3 - Pre-selection Jury

All works will be examined by a jury composed of professionals in the field.

Art. 4 - Selection and award ceremony

The official selection of the 20 finalists will be announced on 30 July 2022.
The official jury will announce the shortlist (three finalists per prize) on the morning of Friday 31 July 2022. On 10 August the winners will be contacted and sign an embargo document: the winners will be announced during the Venice Film Festival.

Art. 5 - Material for promotion

It is compulsory for Son of a Pitch© Award winning films to display the Award logo according to the official graphics prepared and provided by Save The Cut, in the promotional materials that will be published after the award ceremony (playbill, trailer, etc.).

Art. 6 - General Rules

The judgement of the pre-selection and selection juries is unquestionable.
The registration to the selections and the participation to Son of a Pitch© Award imply the full acceptance of every article of this regulation.

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Young & Short diventa Son of a Pitch© Award, il premio cinematografico istituito da Save The Cut, casa di produzione cinematografica fondata nel 2013, nell’ambito del progetto culturale di promozione e diffusione del cinema indipendente con il brand registrato Son of a Pitch©.

Art. 1 – Condizioni dell’iscrizione

▪ Le opere devono trattare temi relativi allo sviluppo sostenibile attinenti ad almeno una delle cinque aree: persona, lavoro, ambiente, tecnologia e l’importanza dei territori visibili di ieri e di domani.
▪ Se l’opera è in una lingua diversa dall’italiano, deve essere dotata di sottotitoli integrali, già impressi nel video, in lingua inglese.
▪ I registi delle opere devono essere nati entro e non oltre il 31 dicembre 1992.
▪ La durata massima dell’opera è di 15 minuti compresi i titoli di coda.
▪ Sono ammessi cortometraggi realizzati in live action, animazione e documentario.
▪ Le opere devono essere state prodotte tra gennaio 2021 e giugno 2022.
▪ Le opere devono essere inedite, dunque non devono essere disponibili per intero pubblicamente e online.

Art. 2 – Premiazione ed entità dei premi

Tutti i premi consisteranno in una targa di merito e alla proiezione durante il Festival del Cinema di Venezia. I vincitori saranno invitati alla cerimonia di premiazione.

Di seguito le 6 differenti categorie di premio:
1. Son of a Pitch© Award - Premio al Miglior Cortometraggio
2. Son of a Pitch© Award- Premio alla Migliore Regia
3. Son of a Pitch© Award- Premio Futuro
4. Son of a Pitch© Award- Premio Sostenibilità
5. Son of a Pitch© Award - Premio del pubblico, assegnato da una giuria di studenti di Scuole di Cinema
6. Son of a Pitch© Award- Premio INTERCULTURAL Premio al corto più interculturale, assegnato dalla Casa di Giorgia del Centro Astalli
7. Son of a Pitch© Award - Invisible Territories
Dal 31 agosto al 9 settembre 2022 i vincitori di Son of a Pitch© Award potranno partecipare alla premiazione che avverrà durante la Mostra Internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia 2022 presso l’Hotel Excelsior del Lido di Venezia.

Art. 3 – Giuria di preselezione

Tutte le opere saranno visionate da una giuria composta da professionisti del settore.

Art. 4 – Selezione e premiazione

Il 30 luglio 2022 sarà comunicata la selezione ufficiale dei 20 finalisti del premio.
La giuria ufficiale comunicherà la shortlist (tre finalisti per premio) la mattina del venerdì 31 luglio 2022. Il 10 agosto i vincitori saranno contattati e firmeranno un documento di embargo: i vincitori infatti saranno annunciati durante il Festival di Venezia.

Art. 5 – Materiale destinato alla promozione

È obbligatorio per i film vincitori di Son of a Pitch© Award esporre il logo del premio secondo la grafica ufficiale predisposta e fornita da Save The Cut, nei materiali promozionali che verranno pubblicati in seguito alla premiazione (locandina, trailer ecc.).

Art. 6 – Norme Generali

Il giudizio delle giurie di preselezione e selezione è insindacabile.
L’iscrizione alle selezioni e la partecipazione a Son of a Pitch© Award implicano la piena accettazione di ogni articolo di questo regolamento.

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  • Rotem Elkayam

    I was very happy to be part of this festival!
    Thank you for the awards.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much dear Rotem. It is a pleasure to receive your film

  • Paola Beatrice Ortolani

    Very good festival in a wonderful location!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much dear Paola. It is a honour to have your film!