In 2019 on the occasion of the first official edition of "Sirene wAVe" dedicated to the world of digital photographic audiovisual, the photographic club “Gruppo Fotoamatori Sestesi” decided to organize an international short film contest to promote an "amateur" way of making films. The aim is to bring the amateur filmmakers of photographic audiovisuals (which derive from the old analogue slide shows), close to the cinema, and more specifically to the short films created by film lovers, videomakers, filmakers in addition to photographers who increasingly use the video medium (now complementary to the photographic one) to propose works worthy of public interest. Surprised by the great success of the first edition of the contest, with 544 works received by authors from all over the world, the GFS has decided to double their efforts organizing the new contest, now called "Sirene wAVe movie", including different juries for categories of movies.

These categories are:
Short - for "classic" short films
Extended Eye - for films related to proximity cinema
Doc - for Documentaries

Each category has its own regulation. We invite you to download it at the links below and participate in the contest.

Total prizes 600 euros (686$) via paypal - 200 euros for every winner of each category

READ CAREFULLY and send us identification sheet attached to the rules with all the documents requested!

Works from 2017 onwards!

For Short category
download rules here:
ITA: https://tinyurl.com/y4twoa94
ENG: https://tinyurl.com/y6qhe5gs

For Extended Eye (proximity) Category
download rules here
ITA: https://tinyurl.com/y3ywqfbo
ENG: https://tinyurl.com/y384ns86

For Documentary Category
download rules here
ITA: https://tinyurl.com/y5nj9m6s
ENG: https://tinyurl.com/y6opvk5y

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  • A festival with a great sense for cinema, welcoming experimentation, innovative but also focused on the past. Critical sense and enhancement of videos, support, and personal growth. Thank you!

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback Sara! We are preparing for the new edition 2020, we hope to have you among the participants. See you soon!

  • Reham Emam

    I'm extremely honored to have my film screened in such multi art-platform. The communication was very good and resposive and the festival members were quite supportive. I'm extremely pleased and looking forward to participate in the upcoming editions.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Reham for your kind words. They are people like you who give us the strength to organize cultural events every year! We are a very small reality but we hope one day to grow enough to be able to receive and meet artists from all over the world. See you soon!

  • Werther Germondari

    Despite not having had the chance to be present (the festival did not have the opportunity to host the authors), seen through the social media, the event seemed very interesting to me. I hope to be present with a new work, and also in person, in one of the next editions.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Werther! This festival was a great experiment for us with a response from the public beyond our expectations. Unfortunately, having no sponsor, we have limited resources and it was impossible to host all the authors selected. We hope in the future to grow enought to be able to welcome artists from far away. Thank you for participating in the contest, we hope to see your work again next year! See you soon!

  • José Carvalho

    A Festival with a deep understanding of the Human and Humanitarian Meaning of Cinema

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you José for your kind thought, we hope to see another your work again next year. See you soon!