For the past seven years now, FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS has been promoting the creativity of young and talented directors, actors and writers. Filmmakers from all over the world are invited to submit their work to the FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS as a demonstration of their relentless pursuit of experimentation and innovation.

With more than 1,300 submissions every year from more than 70 countries, the FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS is now one of the most exciting contests in the movie industry.

Among the 12 categories of the FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS, the 2021 edition will award especially:
700 euros gross for the Best Italian Short Film.
700 euros gross for the Best International Short Film.

The winners will also be interviewed by “Fabrique du Cinéma” Magazine, distributed in the most important European Film Festivals. “Fabrique du Cinéma” is the only Italian magazine focused on new talents: among the interviewees you can find “Maestri” like Francesco Rosi, the Taviani Brothers, Marco Bellocchio, Dario Argento and Matteo Garrone, as well as many emerging Italian artists, such as Gabriele Mainetti, Matteo Rovere, Piero Messina, Fabio Mollo and many others.

The JURY is always composed by well-known international artists. After Willem Dafoe (2017) and Paul Haggis (2018-19), in 2020 the FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS has been honoured to host Matt Dillon as President of the Jury.

The 2021 President of Jury is coming soon, submit your film now!

The "F AWARDS" for the FEATURE FILMS in COMPETITION:
- Best Foreign Feature Film
- Best Italian Innovative and Experimental Feature Film
- Best Italian Debut Feature Film
- Best Italian Actress
- Best Italian Actor
- Best Italian Soundtrack

1) The "F AWARD" as BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM
Films from all over the world, that must be at least 70 minutes long, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

2) The "F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN INNOVATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE FILM
Films produced in Italy or by Italian directors, that must be at least 70 minutes long, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

3) The "F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN FEATURE FILM DEBUT
Films produced in Italy or by Italian directors, that must be at least 70 minutes long, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

4) The "F AWARD" as BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
consists in a cash prize of 700 euros gross.
Films from all over the world, that do not exceed 40 minutes in length, including credits, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

5) The "F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN SHORT FILM
consists of a cash prize of 700 euros gross.
Films produced in Italy or by Italian directors, that do not exceed 40 minutes in length, including credits, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

6) The "F AWARD" as BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM
Films from all over the world, that must be at least 50 minutes long, are accepted.
Films that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

7) The "F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN TV SERIES
Series from all over the world, that must consist of at least 2 episodes with a minimum total duration of 180 minutes, are accepted.
Any genre is accepted.
Series that have been produced since 2018 are accepted.

8) "The F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN ACTOR in a Feature Film,
is for films that have been produced since 2018.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.

9) "The F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN ACTRESS in a Feature Film,
is for films that have been produced since 2018.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.

10) "The F AWARD" as BEST ITALIAN SOUNDTRACK in a FEATURE FILM.
Films that have been produced since 2018.
Any genre is accepted. Any work that was also showed on-line is accepted.

11) "The F AWARD" as BEST SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY
Screenplays from all over the world are accepted, written in English or Italian language.
Screenplays must be under 25 pages and no more than 10.000 words. Only pdf files are accepted.

12) "The F AWARD" as BEST TV SERIES CONCEPT
Concepts from all over the world are accepted, written in English or Italian language.
Concepts must be under 15 pages and no more than 6.000 words. Only pdf files are accepted.

General Guidelines for Submission and Participation

1. Date of Awards Ceremony
The FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS will be held on 18 DECEMBER 2021.

2. Requirements
Only films that meet the following requirements will be invited to participate in the Official Selection:
1. Films must have been produced after 1 January 2018.
2. If participating in the "short film" category, films must not exceed 40 minutes in length, including credits. We accept short films from all over the world.
3. If participating in the "feature film" category, films must be at least 70 minutes long. We accept movies from all over the world.
4. If participating in the "documentary film” category, films must be at least 50 minutes long. We accept movies from all over the world.
5. If participating in the "TV series concept" category, concepts must be under 15 pages and no more than 6,000 words. Only PDF files are accepted. We accept concepts from all over the world, written in English or Italian.
6. If participating in the “TV series" category, TV series must be at least 180 minutes long. We accept TV series of at least 2 episodes from all over the world.
7. If participating in the "short film screenplay" category, screenplays must be under 25 pages and no more than 10,000 words. Only PDF files are accepted. We accept screenplays from all over the world, written in English or Italian.
8. Any genre is accepted. Any work that has been shown online is also accepted.

3. Screenplays
Only screenplays that meet the following requirements may be chosen for the special award:
1. Under 25 pages and no more than 10,000 words written in English or Italian.
2. The only accepted format is PDF.
3. By submitting the screenplay to this contest, the submitter is declaring they are the only owner of the rights of the submitted screenplay.
4. Any genre is accepted.
5. Screenwriters may submit no more than 5 screenplays.

4. Concepts
Only concepts that meet the following requirements may be chosen for the special award:
1. Under 15 pages and no more than 6,000 words written in English or Italian.
2. The only accepted format is PDF.
3. By submitting the concept to this contest, the submitter is declaring they are the only owner of the rights of the submitted concept.
4. Any genre is accepted.
5. Screenwriters may be submit no more than 2 concepts.

5. Selection
Once a film has been selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme during the event. Notification of selection will take place by 1 December 2021.

6. Language
All works must be presented in their original language with English subtitles (films in Italian or English don't need English subtitles).
"Original language" means the language in which the film or TV series has been or will be shown in its country of origin.
Our team will decide whether or not a work that does not meet these criteria may participate in the Festival.
All subtitling expenses are to be covered by the film's producer.

7. The Jury
Our team designates the members of the Jury.
Decisions will be reached by an absolute majority of votes.
No person who has taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be on the Jury.

8a. FEATURES in COMPETITION
Only 2 feature films per director are accepted.

The Juries for the feature films in competition are obligated to award:
• Best International Feature Film;
• Best Italian Innovative and Experimental Feature Film;
• Best Italian Feature Film Debut;
• Best Italian Actress;
• Best Italian Actor;
• Best Italian Soundtrack.

8b. SHORT FILMS in COMPETITION
Only 2 short films per director are accepted.
The Jury for the short films in competition is obligated to award:
• Best Foreign Short Film (700.00 euros gross);
• Best Italian Short Film (700.00 euros gross).

8c. DOCUMENTARIES in COMPETITION
Only 2 documentaries per director are accepted.
The Jury for the documentaries in competition is obligated to award:
• Best International Documentary.
*for this category, films from all over the world are accepted, including Italy.

8d. TV SERIES CONCEPTS in COMPETITION
Only 2 concepts per director are accepted.
The Jury for the TV series concept in competition is obligated to award:
• Best TV Series Concept
*for this category, concepts from all over the world are accepted, including Italy.

8e. SHORT FILM SCREENPLAYS in COMPETITION
Only 5 screenplays per director are accepted.
The Jury for the short film screenplays in competition is obligated to award:
• Best Short Film Screenplay
*for this category, screenplays from all over the world are accepted, including Italy.

8f. ITALIAN TV SERIES in COMPETITION
Only 2 TV series per director are accepted.
The Jury for the TV series in competition is obligated to award:
• Best International TV Series
*for this category, TV series from all over the world are accepted, including Italy.

9. DEADLINES and SUBMISSION FEES
Earlybird deadline: 1 July 2021 (10 euros)
Final deadline: 1 November 2021 (15 euros)

These deadlines are subject to change at discretion of the Fabrique Du Cinèma Awards Team.

10. DOCUMENTATION
Complete documentation for each selected film is to be made available to our team when required within 5 days of sending the request.

11. SUBMISSION PLATFORM
FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS accepts submissions through the platform FilmFreeway only. We will not accept and we will not be responsible for any package or any other material sent to our offices.

12. LEGAL ISSUES
The attorney of FABRIQUE DU CINÉMA AWARDS in Rome has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.

13. PRESELECTION CONDITIONS
Participation in the Fabrique du Cinéma Awards implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of preselection conditions.
The organizers are free to invite films, short films, concepts, screenplays and TV series to the official competition.

These rules apply to all sections of the Official Selection.

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  • Renata Crea

    Un festival prestigioso, ricco di novità e spunti interessanti. Ottima organizzazione. Onorati di aver partecipato.

    December 2020
  • Claudio Borrelli

    It was a true honor to have won this award in the country from where my grandfather left to live in Brazil, a hundred years ago.
    Fabrique du Cinema Award 2020’s event was so fun to watch online, even though we would love to meet everyone in person.
    Matt Dillon’s words about Vultures made us all humble and proud, all at once.
    Thank you very much for this wonderful experience!

    December 2020
  • Pathos Distribution

    Tra i migliori festival italiani. è un premio che da prestigio e onore.

    December 2020
  • Gargantua Distribuzioni

    Thank you for choosing "Materia Celeste" by Andrea Gatopoulos as a nominee for the Best Italian Short Film. Honored by the hospitality and by the quality of the award ceremony.

    December 2019
  • Andre Gaumond

    I was really happy when I learn that my film SWAP was Finalist, but to my surprise, they told me that they don't present any film.
    It is a bit sad that film festival don't present films, not even the winning one. So we cannot exchange or make any contact with people. Most of directors are like me looking to develop their craft or their project with producers or distributors. So it's not really a goop place to send your film.

    December 2019