The Soundscreen is a FILM Festival dedicated to all films that have MUSIC as protagonist.

Music, in Cinema, is not just a soundtrack: it can also be the main theme of the story: from fictions to biopics, from documentaries to musicals. The Festival aims to explore the new talents of cinema who consider Music as a fundamental element of Cinema.
Showing the new forms and alternative genres, a fine cinema born in a fresh biodiversity made of brilliant ideas, great visions and powerful emotions.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for FEATURE FILMS: Main event of the Festival, it will screen the best international films for artistic research, Italian premieres of all genres, related to Music: fictions, documentaries, musicals and biopics.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for SHORTS: short films of all genres, related to Music
SPECIAL EVENTS. Works by celebrated film-makers and by the protagonists of the musical scene, in national premiere.
SATELLITE EVENT: live film-concerts of classic films performed by the best contemporary music groups.

FEATURE FILMS
- Best Feature Film
- Best Director
- Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Musical Contribution
All decisions by the Jury are final.

SHORT-FILMS
- Best Short-Film Audience Award: € 700 cash.
(The winner will have to provide the festival with an invoice for the prize)

SUBMISSION COMPETITIONS
Features and shorts related to Music in its broadest meaning, from any country, completed after 1st January 2019 and that have Music as protagonist in its broadest meaning, belonging to all genres (features, documentaries, musicals, biopics, animations, sci-fi, horror etc.).

Deadline 26 August 2020: provide us with an online screening of the film, together with all suitable information, and a contact.
Selected Features films will receive a screening fee, to be agreed with the Festival direction.

Feature films should be at least 70 minutes long.
Short films should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Music Videos are not accepted.

These criteria are by no means mandatory, and exceptions can be considered, under the unique and final judgement of the Festival Direction.

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  • Motion Hr

    Weird experience. They agreed to our screening fee, we've sent them our film, and then they never paid for the screening fee or gotten back to me.

    October 2019
  • A wonderful festival! I am very sorry that this year I could not get to the festival, even when the guest of honor was Abel Ferrara - one of my favorite directors!

    October 2019
  • Eoin Cleland

    An absolutely brilliant festival in a wonderful location. They paid to fly us out from Ireland and the whole experience couldn't have been better. Highly recommended.

    October 2019