Press Release - November 15 2017
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We can finally comunicate the location of the

Winner Award Celebration.

The location is called "Theatre Lab Apollonia" .

The "Theatre Lab Apollonia" was a Catholic church, then recently deconsecrated for arts, heritage and cultural projects. It will be a very "spiritual celebration".

Date:
Friday 15 December 2017
at 17:30 PM

Venue Address:
Theatre Lab Apollonia,
Via S. Benedetto,
Salerno, Italy

For info:
Joseph Caristena
Mobile +39 349 1456195


Press Release - October 5 2017
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SMFF - Social Machinery Film Festival
After the film screening on September and October
for the "Finalist Selection" at "Daniels Spectrum"
and at the "Toronto Public Library - Lillian H. Smith" in Toronto - Canada,
we finally published on Monday 6 October 2017 the "Finalist Selection".

Here is the linked:
http://www.socialmachinery.it/2017-summer-edition-official-finalist-list/official-finalist-list

Press Release - September 22 2017
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SMFF - Social Machinery Film Festival
Film Screening for the "Finalist Selection" at "Daniels Spectrum"

Toronto - Canada
on Saturday 30 September
Starting Hour:
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Venue location address is:
Regent Park
Daniels Spectrum -
585 Dundas St. East -
Suite# 240 - Second Floor -
Toronto - Canada

Free Entrance

Press Release - September 7 2017
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"Semi Finalist Selection of Films" - Published !

Here is the link:
http://www.socialmachinery.it/2017_SummerEdition/SemiFinalistFilms/SemiFinalistFilms.html

Press Release - August 30 2017
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Only first stage of the film festival called
"Official Selection of Films" has been completed
with 82 films.

Here is the link:
http://www.socialmachinery.it/2017_SummerEdition/FilmSelectionProcess_OfficialList.htm

Next stages are:
Semi Finalist,
Finalist and then
Awarded Films.

The locations for Finalist and Awarded films events are:
Salerno and Pistoia (Italy) on December 2017.

Best
Joseph Caristena

Press Release - August 26 2017
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Winter Edition will be launched soon.

Press Release - August 10 2017
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The official closing date is 31 July.
There has been an extended deadline until the 9 of August.
The summer edition is now officially closed.

We are now in the film selection process.

We thank all filmmakers for their submissions.

Press Release 14/07/2017
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International Screening in Canada - Toronto
Social Machinery Film Festival is officially inserted in the Canadian Government Programme called "Canada Culture Days" - Toronto City
September 29-30 and 1 October - 2017

Link:
https://culturedays.ca/activities/view/5967323b-4d6c-4a0e-8a90-2d234c4a89be/language:en#tab-1

All the selected films of the edition 2017
will be screened and promoted in Canada - Toronto.

Also all the awarded winners of the edition 2016
will be promoted in "Canada Culture Days" programme.

Press Release 26/06/2017
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Membership Award
We're very happy to announce a new partnership with
iPitch.tv based in Hollywood.

All Awarded Winners receive a
1 Free Annual Subscription - (Value of $299)
Award Prize Coupon Code for iPitch.tv Membership.

All Finalist receive a FREE 3 month subscription
for iPitch.tv Membership.

Here is the link:
https://ipitch.tv

Press Release 20/05/2017
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Discounts available for institutions, colleges/universities, film festivals, film academies and distributors making bulk entries of 5 or more films, please contact info@socialmachinery.it

Press Release 07/04/2017
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A new category called "Drone View" has been launched.

Press Release 04/04/2017
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A new category called "Scripts/Stage Plays & Screenplays" has been launched.

Press Release 21/03/2017
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A new category called "Book Trailer" has been launched.

Press Release 20/03/2017
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Regular Deadline
There is a film submission fee of 6 US dollars
(Student Fee 4 US dollars).

Extended Deadline
There is a film submission fee of 7 US dollars
(Student Fee 5 US dollars).

FREE
For Filmmakers from Third Countries
(See Category).

Thanks
Joseph Caristena
Art Director Film Festival
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Awards & Prizes

Press Release 14/07/2017
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International Screening in Canada - Toronto
Social Machinery Film Festival is officially inserted in the Canadian Government Programme called "Canada Culture Days" - Toronto City
September 29-30 and 1 October - 2017

Link:
https://culturedays.ca/activities/view/5967323b-4d6c-4a0e-8a90-2d234c4a89be/language:en#tab-1

All the selected films of the edition 2017
will be screened and promoted in Canada - Toronto.

Also all the awarded winners of the edition 2016
will be promoted in "Canada Culture Days" programme.

Press Release 05/07/2017
Hall of Fame + FREE T-Shirt Marketing Campaign
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All Awarded Winners enter in the Hall of Fame.
This is an online public section of the website
www.socialmachinery.it .

All Awarded Winners receive a FREE T-Shirt Promotional Campaign .

Here is the link:
https://socialmachineryfilmfestival.teemill.com/category/social-t-shirt/

Membership Award
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We're very happy to announce a new partnership with
iPitch.tv based in Hollywood.

All Awarded Winners receive a
1 Free Annual Subscription - (Value of $299)
Award Prize Coupon Code for iPitch.tv Membership.

All Finalist receive a FREE 3 month subscription.

Here is the link:
https://ipitch.tv

Artist Residence Award
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Artist Residence Award in Pistoia for 2 nights for 2 persons
(the city of Pistoia is a 15 minute drive from Florence - ITALY).

This is an award that goes only to 1 Awarded Film of 1 category.
(Meaning of Winner: A single person with NO staff or team).

READ ME - VERY IMPORTANT
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Flight tickets are NOT paid by the Film Festival Organization.
Other kind of costs are NOT included in the Award.

International Version
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We are organizing an International version of the Festival in Montenegro.
Montenegro Summer Tour 2017 - Social Machinery Film Festival "On the Road"
A selection of the top best doc-fictions will be
promoted in the wonderful mediterranean landscape of Montenegro.

The top best venues and locations like Budva , Qotor and Tivat will host the
"Montenegro Summer Tour 2017 - Social Machinery Film Festival "On the Road" ".

For the international version of the Social Machinery Film Festival
the submission fee is 50 US dollars for each film.

Best
Joseph Caristena

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Rules & Terms

No Rules.
Just tell the truth !
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All audio visual projects submitted to the Festival consideration must be uploaded via
the official online system, an available link is necessary to download the video for screening during the festival.

If the link is not available, it is necessary to send a copy on a single disc (Blu-ray or DVD) or on Flash Key or USB memory to the following address:

Joseph Caristena
Art Director
Social Machinery Film Festival
Via Santa Maria Superiore n° 7
89016 Rizziconi
Reggio Calabria - ITALIA

All audio visual content and other copyrighted material (images, videos, etc.) used in the films must be properly licensed. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted audio visual project.
The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund, any audio visual project with any unauthorized inclusion of trademarked content or materials.

OWNERSHIP/USE OF SUBMISSIONS:
By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such Entry (in whole or part) including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
These rights include, without limitation, the right to exhibit the Entry in any venue or locationa worldwide and to use the Entry online or offline, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to the Entrant or any third party.
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant acknowledges that the Festival has no obligation to use or post any Entry submitted.
Subject to these Terms, the Entrant retains copyright ownership of the Entry.

TERMS FOR WINNERS:
Winners may not request substitutions of prize or awards winnings.
All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees as well as all additional costs that may be incurred. If the specified prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the Festival in its sole and absolute discretion may substitute a prize of like or equal value.
The Festival reserves the right to condition the award of prizes upon the execution by the winner(s) of a publicity release. Notwithstanding this reserved right, entry is conclusively deemed to be permission by the Entrant for the Festival to use the Entrant’s name (without compensation to the Entrant) if the Entrant is a winner to publicize the Contest and otherwise, as determined by the Festival, unless prohibited by law. The Festival reserves the right to require the winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document and provide other proof of eligibility as a condition of receipt of the prize or award. In the event the winner is a minor, the Festival reserves the right to require the minor winner’s parent and/or legal guardian to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document, provide other proof of eligibility and guarantee the minor winner’s obligations, representations and warranties hereunder as a condition of receipt of the prize or award. In the event a winner fails or refuses to execute or provide any required documentation, the Festival reserves the right to award the prize or award to a substitute winner in the Festival’s sole discretion. The Festival may require the winner to be present for/participate in press and promotional activities.

24 Reviews

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    Rene Nuijens

    Super cool festival, great communication and my film won an Award. Thanks for all!

    October 2017
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    Maria Millan

    The festival hasn't happened yet so i can't say much but so far so good. The communication with Joseph has been great. Grazzie.
    www.mariamillan.com

    September 2017
    Laurelwinneraward
    Response from festival:

    Thanks

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    mark bellusci

    I was thrilled to have our music video, My Lazy A**, included in this festival. It's a great opportunity and a well run operation.

    September 2017
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    Tatiana Lo Iacono

    Ottimo festival che punta a fare rete tra i registi!

    September 2017
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    Rahul Kumar Srivastava

    A great platform for all filmmakers and film enthusiasts. One of a kind where tech meets art and Joseph has done a tremendous as well as an incredible amount of work into making this Festival a success. Great work Joseph, approach and communication (Jitsi) top notch.
    Really thankful that my first full-length play 'ERR' got officially selected, 2017. Thanks again.

    September 2017