PLEASE:
- SUBMIT NO MORE THEN 3 SHORT FILM.
- SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM TO A SINGLE CATEGORY.
- CLICK LIKE ON "Asfilmfestival" FACEBOOK PAGE.

AS FILM FESTIVAL (AsFF) is the first international film festival managed by ND people, i.e neurodivergent people and neurotypical people. It was born as a follow-up of a wider program, started up by Not Equal Association in 2008, and based on the idea of using cinema as a tool for social inclusion. AsFF is unique because it is not a festival about autism, but a film festival made by people with autism. For this reason (this is our claim) “it is equal to the others festivals, but different”.

AS FILM FESTIVAL (AsFF) è il primo festival di cinema ed arti visive il cui staff è costituito in gran parte da persone che si riconoscono nella condizione autistica. Nato come follow-up di un programma in più fasi avviato dall'associazione Not Equal a partire dal 2008 e fondato sull'uso del cinema come strumento di aggregazione ed inclusione sociale, AsFF è un progetto unico nel suo genere: non un festival sull'autismo, ma un festival di cinema vero e proprio, fatto anche da persone autistiche. Ecco perchè, come recita il claim, è un festival uguale agli altri, però diverso.

Awards
The amount of cash awards will be assessed and announced in the coming months.

ASFF 2022 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
ASFF 2022 BEST ITALIAN SHORT
ASFF 2022 ANIMATION NOW!

Special Mention
REASONABLY DIFFERENT films about Autism

more prizes to be defined.

Art. 1
Organization

a) ASFF is the first film festival managed by ND people, i.e neurodivergent people and neurotypical people. It was conceived by the Not Equal association.

b) The 2022’s edition of the ASFF will be held in Rome on November at MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts. In the following months, the festival will be on tour in some Italian cities (ASFF OnTheRoad).

Art. 2
Sections

ASFF 2022 includes:
a) POINTS OF VIEW, a competitive section with free topic: the idea is to promote the art of filmmaking as a means to analyze and better comprehend one’s own perception of reality and related social issues; a very personal view and interpretation of the world and the everyday life; the eye of the camera used as a metaphorical canvas to tell one’s own story. There are no restrictions when it comes to both style and genre in this competition, although widely relatable narratives are going to be preferred for a final selection. All shorts made in the last year (starting from January 2021) can participate to the festival. All the films must not be longer than 20 minutes.

b) REASONABLY DIFFERENT is a not competitive section of the festival specifically dedicated to autistic filmmakers and/or films about autism spectrum. There aren’t going to be any limitations imposed by length, genre or technique.

c) ANIMATION NOW! is a competitive section of the festival specifically dedicated to Animation. All shorts made in the last year (starting from January 2021) can partecipate to the festival. All the films must not be longer than 20 minutes.

Non-Italian speaking films submitted to ASFF must be subtitled at least in English. A subtitle file in a standard format (srt, sub, ass) is requested.

Every author is entitled to present no more than 3 films.

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Subscription

a) Submission is free for PUNTI DI VISTA, REASONABLY DIFFERENT and ANIMATION NOW! categories. Submission to POINTS OF VIEW categorie requires a fee.

b) the authors can register for the festival through FilmFreeway.

c) June 30 2022 is the deadline for sign up.

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Selection
The selection of competing works is handled by the festival’s Artistic Direction, of which judgment is undisputable. Authors of the selected works must make an effort to produce the necessary materials to promote themselves and their films (high quality video, pictures of the set, pictures of the director). Said materials will be used to print the ASFF’s official catalogue and day-to-day schedule, as well as publishing photographs and relevant news concerning the selected films and directors themselves. Again, it’s all for the sake of both the festival’s and the individual author’s promotion.
Authors authorize the organization of the festival to use clips (up to one minute) from their shorts for promotional reasons.

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Jury and Awards
The works competing for the PUNTI DI VISTA/POINTS OF VIEW and ANIMATION NOW! categories will be judged by a jury selected by the festival’s board and it will be composed by journalists, critics, directors and various field professionals. Among the selected works will be awarded:
ASFF 2022 BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT,
ASFF 2022 BEST ANIMATED SHORT,
ASFF 2022 BEST ITALIAN SHORT.

The organization reserves the right to confer special prizes and mentions.

art 6
Your Works for Cultural and promotional Purposes

ASFF reserves the right to project some of the selected films, without commercial benefits, in the context of possible culturally and socially oriented activities aimed to promote the festival itself.

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The Authors’ Responsibility

ASFF is not to be held responsible for any damages, losses, costs and related issues of any nature concerning the content of the selected films, its projection, publication and the possible non-abiding of the enlisted rules from the author’s part.
The subscription of a film, along with a sent copy, imply the full acceptance of said rules from the author’s part. In case of complications outside of the established regulations, the festival’s Artistic Direction (of which decisions are undisputable) will take charge of the problem. Eventual complaints will be redirected to the (Roma) Italian Tribunal House.

Art 8 - Acceptance of the Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the regulations.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Maurizio Loi

    un bel festival, fatto con passione.
    Umanità e rispetto, prima del cinema!

    November 2022
  • Bellissimo festival! Ottima proiezione nella bella Casa del Cinema di Roma e con la sala piena! Lo staff è stato molto attento a tutto e gentile.

    November 2022
  • I wasnt able to come, am single mother with autistic child 12 years old, am sad, but happy to know that the festival was fantastic, hope to come next time, thanks a lot for the selection.
    all the best for your festival
    and all the best for 2022
    take care and keep safe
    love and hugs
    aicha crazy mum

    December 2021
  • Gargantua Film Distribution

    Thanks for awarding our short film "Guinea Pig"!
    A big hug to all the organizers.

    November 2021
  • Wonderfull festival, extremely welcoming and with truly great message! The staff made Rome feel like home to me!

    November 2021