The festival has the aim to promote documentaries and fiction movies about music with a substantial artistic and social value, films that can stimulate reflections about different musical scenes. Cinema and music can favour awareness on particular geographical contexts and the exchange of cultural experiences between different countries.

Il festival si propone di promuovere opere documentarie e di finzione a tematica musicale di particolare valore artistico e sociale, film che riescano a stimolare la riflessione sulle differenti scene musicali/culturali contemporanee o del recente passato attraverso un approccio tematico o narrativo. L’obiettivo è quello di valorizzare il cinema e la musica come strumenti di conoscenza volti a sostenere lo scambio di esperienze culturali tra diversi contesti geografici su scala internazionale.

Best long movie: trophy + food and accomodation for two days (for one person)
Best mid-short: trophy + food and accomodation for two days (for one person)

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“Palazzo delle Arti Beltrani” in cooperation with the cultural department of Trani municipality, organizes the third edition of “Sonic Scene” – Festival internazionale del cinema musicale -that will be held in Trani (Italy) from 27th october - to 1th november 2020.

Our goal 

The festival aims to promote documentaries and fiction movies with a relevant artistical and social value, able to stimulate reflection about the different musical scenes in the world through a thematic, narrative or experimental approach. The goal of the festival is enhancing cinema and music as instruments of knowledge and awareness, necessary to sustain the exchange of cultural experiences between different geographical and artistic contexts. 
We don’t accept videoclips and promotional videos.

Contest 

Contest is open to national and international movies produced from january 1th 2017 and never screened in Puglia region before.
 Festival is composed by two sections: 
1) Long movies (lenght: from 50 minutes) 
2) Mid-shorts (lenght: less then 50 minutes)

Submissions

Please use FilmFreeway to submit your film. 
The festival has a submission fee of 15/18 dollars due to the organization of the event. 
Films with a language different from english or italian must be subtitled in english or italian. 
For the selection process we accept Vimeo and youtube links with password or files directly uploaded on FilmFreeway.

Selection process 

Movies will be selected with incontestable judgement by the organization and the authors will be informed through email about the results of the selection process.

Screenings 

Requested screening format is mp4 (h264). 
The screening files have to be sent with english dialogue list (if the language is different from italian). The owner of the movie allows "Sonic Scene Music Film Festival" the rights to screen the film without any cost or fee for the official selection and special screenings. In addition he authorizes the organization to publish on the event site and social network the trailer and pics of the movie for promotional purposes. 
The official program will be published on the website in october 2020.

Prizes 

Festival jury (composed by professionals in film and/or music sectors) will assign the following prizes: 
Best long movie: trophy + food and accomodation for two days (for one person) Best mid-short: trophy + food and accomodation for two days (for one person)

Rules acceptance 

The register recognizes to have full property of the film and not to demage other people rights. The organizers are not responsible in case of complaints. With this submission the register accepts interely the festival regulations.

ITA
Palazzo delle Arti Beltrani”, in collaborazione con l’Assessorato alle Culture del comune di Trani, organizza la 3° edizione di “Sonic Scene” – Festival internazionale del cinema musicale - che si terrà dal 27 ottobre al 1 novembre 2020.

Obiettivi
Il festival si propone di promuovere opere documentarie e di finzione di particolare valore artistico e sociale, film che riescano a stimolare la riflessione sulle differenti scene musicali/culturali contemporanee o del recente passato attraverso un approccio tematico o narrativo. L’obiettivo è quello di valorizzare il cinema e la musica come strumenti di conoscenza volti a sostenere lo scambio di esperienze culturali tra diversi contesti geografici e artistici.
Non si accettano videoclip o filmati promozionali.

Concorso
Il concorso è aperto a film italiani e stranieri prodotti non prima del 1° gennaio 2017 e che non siano già stati proiettati in Puglia.
Il festival si compone di due sezioni:
1) Lungometraggi (durata non inferiore ai 50 minuti)
2) Medio-corti (durata inferiore ai 50 minuti)

Iscrizione
Per iscrivere il proprio film utilizzare le piattaforme FilmFreeway
Il festival prevede una quota di iscrizione di 15/18 dollari necessaria come supporto all’organizzazione.
I film in lingua diversa dall’inglese o l’italiano devono essere sottotitolati in inglese o in italiano.
Per la selezione si accettano link Vimeo o youtube con la relativa password o file caricati direttamente su FilmFreeway
Selezione
Le opere saranno selezionate a insindacabile giudizio dell’organizzazione e gli autori dei film saranno informati per email o telefono riguardo l’esito della loro candidatura. La scelta verterà sulle opere con il maggiore livello qualitativo (in termini artistici e tecnici) e inerenti a tematiche di rilevanza sociale e culturale.

Proiezioni
Il formato richiesto è l’mp4 (h264). I film selezionati realizzati in lingua diversa dall’inglese e l’italiano andranno accompagnati da lista dialoghi in inglese.
Il titolare dei diritti del film concede l’utilizzo dell’opera per la proiezione nell’ambito del concorso ufficiale o per eventi speciali senza richiedere alcun compenso; autorizza inoltre l’organizzazione ad utilizzare il trailer e le foto del film per la promozione del festival sul sito internet e i social network. Il programma ufficiale sarà presentato sul sito ufficiale non prima di ottobre 2020.

Premi
La giuria del festival (costituita da professionisti del settore cinematografico e/o musicale) assegnerà i seguenti premi:
Miglior lungometraggio: opera artigianale “Sonic Scene” + vitto e alloggio per due giorni
Miglior medio-corto: opera artigianale “Sonic Scene” + vitto e alloggio per due giorni

Proiezione
Il formato di proiezione richiesto è l’mp4 (h264)

Accettazione
Coloro che iscrivono i film al festival riconoscono di avere piena titolarità dell’opera e di non ledere diritti di terzi. L’organizzazione non è responsabile riguardo eventuali reclami o rivendicazioni. L’iscrizione al festival implica l’accettazione integrale di questo regolamento.

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  • Tom Ehrhardt

    What a perfectly organized festival! Great picture, great sound quality and a classy venue in a breathtakingly beautiful town! Thanks, Lucio for selecting our film!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    thank you Tom! and congratulations again for your very original movie)

  • Francesco Chiot

    I had a great time with this festival, even though my short didn't win :)
    Since actually the year before I managed to have great communication and feedback with the organizers, and we kept in touch professionally during all the prep time for festival, press office, technicalities . I was very happy to have a film screened here, and would love to submit some new work when I put it together.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Francesco! We are waiting for new movies by you)

  • Derrick Belcham

    The Sonic Scene festival was filled with exciting new music films set in a really gorgeous neo-classical arts center and attended by inquisitive, engaged locals... Lucio was an incredible host, and the city of Trani and the surrounding region were beautiful and welcoming. Thank you Sonic Scene for a happy and memorable trip!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Derrick! It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again soon)

  • Alon Hammer

    I didn't go to the festival in person due to previous responsibilities, but the communication through email by the festival director was amazing and very personal! i highly recommend this festival!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Alon! Wait for new movies by you)

  • Paloma Zapata

    Our film was selected at the festival, Lucio and his team invited us to attend, their hospitality, communication and organization was unbeatable. It is a very original musical festival, with a very good film selection. I am sure they will be very successful in the future.

    December 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Paloma! It was a pleasure to invite you as winner of the long movies section) See you soon