#ORDINARIOSTRAORDINARIO (#ordinaryextraordinary) is the second edition of the UNIFEST contest, a university video festival born from an idea and with the scientific direction of the Audiovisual Storytelling Laboratory-LABSAV of the Department of Political and Communication Sciences-POLICOM and created in collaboration between the University of Salerno and Linea d’Ombra Festival.
Both Wittgenstein and Vittorio Sereni said that the usual and immediate surroundings can suddenly show us unexpected depths and make us discover, of others and of ourselves, poetic or unknown aspects of the world. Without having to go far and look for oddities and surprises at all costs and inexpensively, the family member can become wonderful or disturbing in an image taken and shared with a mobile phone, and a trivial aspect may look more beautiful, or uglier, it can make us smile or make us think. Even more today, in a hyper-connected world of globalized events and consumption, the extraordinary can reveal or upset the ordinary in which we live, it can enlighten and seduce us, reinforcing the sympathy with other living beings and things, or it can show us the dark sides of ourselves and disturb us, hurting the sense of belonging to a place, a story or nature. An unstable and two-faced epiphany, the extraordinary is, in short, a positive or negative possibility of the ordinary and it is with this conflicting and multifaceted potential, that the contest invites us to confront in a creative and critical way thanks to audiovisual tools and languages.
Evaluation criteria and winners
A commission of university professors, scholars and experts in the sector, coordinated by the Audiovisual Storytelling Laboratory-LABSAV and the artistic direction of Linea d’Ombra Festival, will choose the best works at its sole discretion.
The selection of the works will take place according to the following evaluation criteria:
- consistency with the proposed concept;
- originality and communicative effectiveness with respect to the privileged visual language;
- creativity with respect to available and used technologies, tools, contents and media devices.
The shortlist of the selected works will be communicated by 15 October 2022.
Starting from 22 October, the selected videos will be presented online on the MyMovies.it platform, in the section dedicated to film programming of the XXVII edition of Linea d’Ombra Festival. Till 27 October 2022 they can be voted on the platform by its users.
The winner will be decided by the jury of experts and will win a prize of 500 euros.
The work that will receive the highest number of preferences expressed by users of the festival's web platform will receive a special MyMovies mention .
The winning work and the 3 most voted works online will be screened during one of the final evenings of the Linea d’Ombra Festival (22-29 October 2022, Salerno).
How to participate
Each work - individual or collective - must be submitted by the author or one of the authors, who will act as the only contact for the subsequent stages of the contest through the institutional email address of their own university.
The application, to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 15, 2022, must contain:
- link for viewing the work available on a web platform, such as Vimeo, YouTube or similar (file max 2gb). The link must be private or password protected. For works in languages other than Italian, subtitles in Italian or English are required.
- completed registration form;
- brief synopsis of the work.
As an alternative, the works can be submitted through the online registration platform: www.filmfreeway.com
Registration for the competition is free.
Sending the registration form implies full acceptance of this regulation. For matters not covered by these regulations, the organization of the Festival will take the final decision.
By participating in the contest, Linea d’Ombra and LABSAV are authorized to use the selected works for educational purposes, research and promotion, even in locations and situations other than the Festival context; any commercial use is excluded.