PREMISE
Imagine going to visit the doctor only to hear you say that he does not know what is happening to you and what illness it may be: the sense of loneliness before the disease and the emotional impact are devastating. But a targeted and capillary communication strategy, which also uses instruments of high emotional impact such as the audiovisual medium can make the difference, not only in terms of information but also to promote inclusion and break the wall of isolation.

In Italy, in 2016, for the Rare Disease Day, UNO SGUARDO RARO was launched. It was an event that collected both in the first and second edition short films, docu-films and spots on the theme of rare diseases with the aim of using the cinema to make the reality of rare diseases known and to break the loneliness of those who live in this condition.
For the third edition 2018, NOVE PRODUZIONI, decided to transform UNO SGUARDO RARO into a Festival that will see it’s next edition in 2019.

ORGANIZERS
The Festival is organized and promoted by NOVE PRODUZIONI, a non-profit cultural association, with the participation and collaboration of many public and private bodies at national and international level. Since its first edition as a Festival, "UNO SGUARDO RARO" has received the Medal of Merit of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, the support of the Lazio Region Government, the collaboration of the Casa del Cinema, Zetema and Osservatorio Malattie Rare, a press agency on Rare Diseases. It has received the patronage of Mibact(Ministry of Italian Culture), Municipality of Rome, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rai Social Responsibility, Libraries of Rome, Agiscuola, Anac, 100 Authors Association, Uniamo-National Federation of Rare Diseases onlus, Ferpi-Federazione Italiana Pubbliche Italiana, Rome Lazio Film Commission. It is in partnership with other artistic competitions such as "Il Volo di Pegaso", "Disorders" and "Perugia Social Photo Fest" and the unconditional contribution of three major pharmaceutical companies Sobi (Swedish Orphan Biovitrum), Shire and Biogen. For the 2019 edition, "Uno Sguardo Raro " aims to broaden its international collaborations and to involve more and more young directors, university students and students of art and communication schools, in order to reach an ever wider audience of people and make them sensitive to the theme of rare diseases. Another aim is to search for new audio-visual languages, which can help to stimulate social inclusion, as well as scientific research for the rare disease community. Please note that only the works that are in topic with the "rare diseases" theme will be selected and that is specified both in the overview and in the custom form.

THEME
"Uno Sguardo Raro" is a film festival that collects and selects the best audio-visual works at national and international level, including short films, documentaries, commercials, which tell the world of RARE DISEASES in a wide range and in the most varied articulations within the theme "Rare but not alone"
In Europe, a disease is defined as rare when it affects less than 1 person every 5000, but the number of diseases is about 6000. It is estimated that in Europe the affected by a rare disease are about 30 million. In Italy there are 670,000 people officially registered as rare patients, but it is estimated that there are about 1,500,000: a number that increases a lot considering the family members involved in the assistance. Many are complex, serious, degenerative and disabling diseases, factors that can lead to the impoverishment of the family, its isolation and its breakdown. Some diseases, however, with an early diagnosis and appropriate treatments, allow a good quality of life. The delay in diagnosis depends on various factors, including the lack of knowledge on the part of doctors and the lack of information on these pathologies.
The aim is to reward and promote works that can raise awareness on the topic of rare diseases and on the impact these diseases have on the lives of those affected and their family members. The challenge is to find a new engaging communicative language to translate a difficult topic in a high emotional impact product, giving a strong impulse not only to artistic production, but also to scientific research at the same time.
Given the peculiarity of the theme, during the dates of the Festival, screenings with debates of some films deemed relevant by the Organization and the Workshop on communication on rare diseases with experts in the field will be organized. These events are open to all, so to discuss together, understand and learn thanks to an exchange of energy, knowledge and experience among the directors / authors, the community of rare patients and experts. For more information, please follow all the updates on our website www.unosguardoraro.org

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

a. ITALIAN SHORT FILMS
-This category is reserved to short films of any kind of narrative on the theme of RARE DISEASES
- Italian nationality directors or authors
- maximum duration of 15 minutes, including top and bottom titles
-published or unpublished
- subtitles in English
- Each director can participate in only one of the 5 categories

b. INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS
-This category is reserved to short films of any kind of narrative on the theme of RARE DISEASES
- any foreign nationality directors or authors
- maximum duration of 15 minutes, including the opening and closing credits
- published or unpublished
- subtitles in English
- Each director can participate in only one of the 5 categories

c. ANIMATION SHORT FILM
-Animated short films of up to 15 minutes, including the opening and closing credits
- on the theme of RARE DISEASES
- any nationality
- published or unpublished
- subtitles in English
- Each director can participate in only one of the 5 categories

d. DOCUMENTARY
- This category includes documentaries of up to 20 minutes, including opening and closing credits
- on the theme of RARE DISEASES
- any nationality
- published or unpublished
- subtitles in English
- Each director can participate in only one of the 5 categories

e. SPOT "A RARE LOOK"
-This category is reserved to unpublished ads
- maximum duration of 30 seconds
- made by Italian university students and students of film and television schools
- Italian nationality
- any kind of narrative on the theme of "UNO SGUARDO RARO"
The short advertising film has to tell in a few seconds the primary objective of the International Film Festival on rare diseases "Uno Sguardo Raro ". The winning spot will be used throughout the 2020 edition as it’s promotional ad.

The average of the votes of the Quality Jury will decide the following winners:

a. BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM
b. BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
c. BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
d. BEST DOCUMENTARY
e. BEST SPOT "UNO SGUARDO RARO" 2019

14. Ex-aequo awards are possible.
15. The awarding of additional prizes or special mentions is possible by the Quality Jury.

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION IN THE COMPETITION
1. The competition is open to all directors, authors, actors, producers who have made or are going to make short films, documentaries, spots on the theme of rare diseases of any kind of narrative, both published and unpublished and without nationality restrictions.
2. The registration of the works in the competition is free and takes place exclusively online through the FilmFreeway platform (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Unosguardoraro), uploading the work and completing the registration form.
3. THE DEADLINE for the registration of the works in the competition is November 30th, 2018. The Organization reserves the right to extend this date by communicating it on the Filmfreeway profile and on the website www.unosguardoraro.org.
4. Italian works of all categories, except for the student advertising film, must be subtitled in English, under penalty of exclusion from the competition. International works must have subtitles in English, under penalty of exclusion from the competition.
5. It is necessary that the registered work has not already been projected in previous editions of the Festival UNO SGUARDO RARO.
6. Each director can participate in only one of the 5 categories.
7. Any additional material related to the registered work must be sent only in case of selection to the final stage of the competition.
8. In case of selection, the projection formats of the admitted films are: DCP, File HD.
SELECTION, JURIES AND AWARDS
9. The Board of Directors of the NOVE PRODUZIONI Association will appoint an Organizing Committee, formed by the Artistic Director and members of the world of cinema and rare diseases, who will take care of pre-selecting the works received according to the theme of the Festival: rare diseases and “Rare but not alone”.
10. The Festival's Organizing Committee will nominate a Quality Jury, which will be formed both by experts in cinema, television and entertainment, by experts in communication and members of the rare disease community.
11. The jury of quality, together with the Artistic Director, will select and vote among the pre-selected works the finalists for each category, which will be screened during the fourth edition of Uno Sguardo Raro - The Rare Disease International Film Festival 2019. In addition to technical quality, the Quality Jury will evaluate the works that:
- will address the theme of rare diseases in a suggestive, exciting and original way;
- will favour the knowledge and, above all, the enhancement of the theme, overcoming every prejudice;
- will highlight the clichés and stereotypes of collective imaginary;
- will enhance the richness of the community of rare patients, expressing it with imagination and irony;
- identify a path of integration and inclusion for isolated people.
12. A Popular Jury will take part to the projections. It will be formed in part by students and teachers that will be present at the projections of the finalists and will vote through a special form. The average of the votes of the popular jury will decide the winner of the Special Prize of the Popular Jury.
13. The average of the votes of the Quality Jury will decide the following winners:
a. BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM
b. BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
c. BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM
d. BEST DOCUMENTARY
e. BEST SPOT "UNO SGUARDO RARO" 2019
14. Ex-aequo awards are possible.
15. The awarding of additional prizes or special mentions is possible by the Quality Jury.
DEFUSION AND ARCHIVING
16. The works that will pass the pre-selection will be published on the Festival website www.unosguardoraro.org and may be published on other websites that are in partnership with the festival.
17. The finalist works will be screened during the 2019 edition of UNO SGUARDO RARO in Rome at the Casa del Cinema and other events that will be announced later.
18. The spot winner of "Uno Sguardo Raro" 2019, will be an integral part of the Festival's image for the entire 2020 edition, as a tool for the dissemination and promotion of USR to all partners, in the media and on social and web channels.
19. The finalist works will be kept in an online public archive. The copies donated to the archive will be used for educational, study and research purposes, for information and for the dissemination of knowledge of the aforementioned theme, with the exclusion of any commercial use and with limited access.
GENERAL RULES FOR SELECTION, COMPETITION AND PRIZES
20. The authors are responsible for the contents of their productions. The contents of the works presented in the competition must be in order regarding the fulfillment of the Siae rights and with the current legislation on copyright. The Nove Produzioni Association declines all responsibility in this sense.
21. For the films selected in the competitive categories, no rental costs and rights of any kind will be paid.
22. In the case of participants under age, the registration application must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian, below the name and surname of the participant.
23. The choices made by the Organizing Committee, the Artistic Direction and the Juries of the Festival are unquestionable.
24. The organization of the Festival cannot support any travel and accommodation costs for the Festival participants. In any case, the organization will examine any requests sent by e-mail to the organizational secretary info@unosguardoraro.org
25. The participants will allow the processing of their personal data for requirements pursuant to Legislative Decree n.196 / 2003 . The participant authorizes the Cultural Association "Nove Produzioni" organizer of the Festival Uno Sguardo Raro - The Rare Disease International Film Festival, to use its own work, if finalist, for all the useful uses to promote the Festival through media, social media and on the Festival website. He authorizes the Festival to publish the images, photographs and videos recorded during the festival of their image and their work on all the useful dissemination and communication channels, and in promotional events both public and private, that will not, in any way, ever compromise personal dignity and decorum.
26. Participation in the competition involves the acceptance and observance of all the rules of this competition announcement.
27. For any disputes the Court of Rome is competent.

Overall Rating
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  • Manfred Lopez

    We had the honour of winning the Best Documentary category with our short film. Unfortunately no one from our team could afford the transatlantic airfare to attend in person, but the festival was amazing in their response. They treated us very well and kept us informed. We followed the events through social media and got a sense that it was a wonderful festival. We really wished we could have been there at Casa del Cinema in Rome, Italy.

    March 2018
  • Edoardo De Luca

    Very valuable experience. We were really happy to enjoy the contest. This festival allowed me, as a director, to meet interesting and inspiring people.

    March 2018
  • Great Festival!
    Good atmosphere in a respectable cinema hall in Rome, very glad I came with my team!

    February 2018
  • Ksenia Ivanova

    From the beginning I felt that organizers of this festival were interested in my film, they game extra time for creating Italian subtitles and it was great to be a part of this festival.

    February 2018
  • Paolo Federici

    It was great to participate and being nominated for the final trial.
    Next year ... again.
    With a new idea already in my mind!

    February 2018