The Sport Film Festival promotes the diffusion of sport films and videos that, in different ways and in different productive forms, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends of the World cinema.

The end is to promote the best quality of the productions of sport images; to stimulate, thanks to the mass media and the participation of the school and university, the interest in sport and cinema, fostering didactic-cultural meetings and stimulating the study, the discussion and the knowledge of cultural and creative problems typical of these two media.

Golden Paladin is the Sport Film Festival Award.

There are at least 20 different Goledn Paladin for each edition: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Paralympic, Best Football, Best Foreign, Best Documentary, best Fiction, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Picture and other Special Prize.

REGULATION
Art. 1 – ORGANIZERS
The Sport Film Festival (SFF) is organized by Centro di Comunicazione Visiva (CCV) that nominated yearly a Movie Commission (FC) to select the best films focused on sports. The Festival is directed by Roberto Oddo.
Art. 2 – PURPOSE
The SFF wants to promote the values of sport (respect for rules, fair play, overcoming limits, team play, etc.) through the best films all over the world that are focused on sports. The “SFF promotes the diffusion of sport films that, in different ways, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends in the cinema business. The goal is to promote the best quality in sports films; to stimulate, thanks to the mass media and the partnership with schools and universities, the interest in sport and cinema, fostering didactic-cultural meetings.
Art. 3 – WHEN AND WHERE
The 40th SFF will be held from Monday, December 9th to Sunday, December 15th 2019 (Sports Week). The SFF ends with the awards ceremony (Grand Gala). During the Grand Gala the prize named "Golden Paladin" will be assigned to the best films in competition; the FC can be assign some special "Golden Paladins" to the most important figures of movie and sports.
Art. 4 – ADMISSIBILITY
All films produced between 2016 and 2019 with sport as main topic can participate to the SFF. Films that have already participated in the SFF are excluded.
Art. 5 – REGISTRATION
The registration is active between the January 1th, 2019 and June 30th, 2019. Within this date, productions have to fill the form online published in the SFF official website (www.sportfilmfestival.org). Is it possible, to speed up the selection, pre-register a film through the FilmFreeway partner platform. In any case, even those who use one of partner platform must complete the registration on the official website of the SFF.
To complete the registration, after filing the online form, producers will have to send, by and no later than september 30th, 2019:
- 1 file copy of the film in HD or better quality subbed in English language;
- a 2 minute (max) file of the trailer in HD or better quality subbed in English language;
- a synthesis (synopsis) of the film in English and italian language;
- photographic documentation in digital format (H.R .jpeg);
- a bio-filmography of the director and/or of the main actors;
- the Regulation Form, printed, filled and signed, for a free use of all provided materials for publications, for the Official Catalog, for the Press Office and for the promotion of the SFF.
All materials (film, synthesis, etc) can be sent:
- by email, writing to production@sportfilmfestival.it;
- by sharing services like WeTransfer, 4Shared or other sistem, using the email production@sportfilmfestival.it;
The shipping or digital transfer costs are to be covered by the entrants. Materials submitted will not be returned. The packages containing films coming from foreign countries have to bring the following sentence: “For cultural event - without commercial value”. The CCV declines any responsibility for possible damages caused during the transport. On every form, the only language allowed is English. If the documentation of the film will be incomprehensible or incomplete, the film will be excluded from the SFF. The number of the works per each participant is unlimited.
To register for the festival, you must pay a membership fee of € 50.00, for secretarial fees upon registration, by bank transfer, for other information write to production@sportfilmfestival.it
Art. 6 – SELECTION
The first selection of the films enrolled within the September 30th, 2019, will be made by FC. An unlimited number of participating films can be admitted to the nominations.
The Award Commission (AC), composed by critics, journalists, showmans and personalities from the sport business will assign the nominations among the selected films for the following categories:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Paralympic Film
Best Football Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Picture
Best Editor
Best Soundtrack
Best Documentary
Best Fiction
Leading Role
Special Award
The Commission can assign further special awards to the nominated films.
Art. 7 – SOCIAL AWARD
The "Social Award" is the unique "Golden Paladin" assigned by the audience. All films selected by the FC will be listed on the offical website and trailers will be available on the official SFF social pages and channels. People will be able to vote for their favorite film by assigning a LIKE to the film trailer on YouTube official SFF page/channel . The most voted film will be awarded with “Social Award”.
Art. 8 –SCREENING OF NOMINATED FILMS
All the nominated films will be shown during the SFF and they will be an essential part of the program.
Art. 9 – UTILIZATION OF PARTICIPATING FILMS AND COPYRIGHTS
The films will be used by the FC exclusively for cultural ends and promotional ends of the SFF, before, during and after the SFF, also in collaboration with Public authorities, Media, Schools, Universities, etc. For a further promotion, the participating films can be shown during other partner events. The use of the films has no commercial purposes. They cannot be supplied for other uses without the expressed authorization of the producer. Who enters his/her film to the festival declares him/herself owner of it according to this Regulation and undersigning the Regulation, he/she authorizes:
the maximum distribution of the film (it means that it’s not subjected to any right or to other compensations);
the vision of the film by the delegates, accredited journalists, observers, pubblic etc.
the deposit, in SFF’s archive, of the copies of the film only for study, as documentation and for institutional activities.
The participants will directly be responsible for any demands or claims of reimbursement by third parts, as they have entered their films to the SFF. The CCV has the right to use the names of the participants to the Festival for its own promotional activity.
Art. 10 – GENERAL NORMS
Any possible controversial cases and what not mentioned in this Regulation shall be regulated exclusively by Italian Law. The final decisions falls under the competence of the Direction of the SFF. For any claim regarding the meaning of the articles of this Regulation, only the original text of the Regulation publisher in the Sport Film Festival official website shall form the basis for any litigation.
Art. 11 – UPDATES
The CCV reserve the right to make decisions on matters not specified herein. The CCV can change this Regulation at any time and without notice.

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  • Kamil Bukłaha

    We are very glad for the opportunity to attend the festival.

    April 2019
  • Muchas gracias por la oportunidad de exhibir mi trabajo en su festival y llevar la obra a otros lados del mundo.

    April 2019
  • Sérgio Martins

    Great communication.
    I hope to apply again shortly.

    January 2019
  • Wonderful festival. Very kind consideration and hospitality. Would definitely recommend.

    January 2019
  • richard haywood

    I wish I could have attended. Maybe next year.

    January 2019