After four incredible seasons, Siren Festival returns to the sunny shores of Vasto in Central Italy, with its rich selection of pop, rock and electronic international music - for the first time with the addition of an exciting film program!

Siren Festival is a boutique music festival organized by Stardust Productions and DNA Concerti in collaboration with the Comune di Vasto. The festival runs every year in the charming historical town of Vasto - famous for its architectural beauty, stunning beaches and culinary delights. The music programme takes place over a weekend between the historical town centre and the seafront: six stages, concerts, DJ sets, beach parties, thematic lectures, balcony sessions and food & wine events. The quality of its programming, the relaxed atmosphere of its location and the amazing beaches make Siren Festival one of the coolest festival experiences in Europe.

For this 2018 edition, Siren Festival presents a brand new film event featuring screenings of international and local short and feature film productions of all genres. Our aim is to showcase new talents in independent filmmaking and create an edgy, interactive, truly unforgettable experience.

- Official Selection: narrative or documentary films (shorts or features).

- Special Program "Euterpe": music videos, narrative or documentary films (shorts or features) about songwriters, composers, bands, touring, and music in general.

- Special Program "Sirene": narrative or documentary films (shorts or features) created by female directors, female producers or featuring a strong female lead.

Our first edition is non-competitive.

Entering a film in the Festival implies the acceptance of the following regulations. The Festival wishes all potential entrants the best of luck with their submission, and their film.
Terms and conditions update April 2018.

Submission is open to all short films (40 mins max duration) and feature films (120 mins max duration), that have been completed after January 1, 2015. We welcome narrative films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and music videos.
Works-in-progress are not accepted.

Please ensure the following are provided as part of all submissions:
-Synopsis of the film in both short (50 words) and long (150 words) versions
-Full cast and credits list
-Director’s biography (under 100 words) AND filmography
-3 different stills from the film (at least 300 dpi High Resolution)
-A photo of the director (at least 300 dpi High Resolution)

By entering your film for consideration to the 2018 Siren Film Festival, you authorise that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Siren Film Festival and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

If accepted to screen at the Festival, the entrant agrees to provide a H.264 or MPG4 file for exhibition (.mov or .mp4, 1080P or 720P, max. data rate 25 mbs, AAC Stereo 44.1khz) Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Any costs associated with any subtitling is the sole responsibility of the entrant.
Festival laurels will be provided to all Official Selections and Award winners. Films should be presented in their original versions with English language subtitles or commentary where necessary.
The Festival does not pay screening fees for submitted films. Please submit your film via the online submission platforms.

Due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for screenings and notification will be given on 2 July, 2018.
The titles of the films will be announced on the Festival’s website in July when the full Festival programme is launched.
Unfortunately, due to the large amount of submissions received, the Festival cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.
By submitting you agree that the festival is allowed to use film stills, film posters as well as trailers and share it on social media sites and on the festival website. Prints may be made including film posters and stills of all selected films.