VERGA 100 - Centenary Special Edition -

The Verga Film Festival is a section of the Verghiano Festival, an event in homage to the writer Giovanni Verga which proposes to make known and disseminate audiovisual works that document the different geographical, political and cultural horizons through the medium of film. Cinema as an act of cultural and social communication that dialogues with man and without the use of artificial devices but only through the purity of a true, simple and direct language. A pure event articulated in competitions, cultural meetings and behind the scenes. In evaluating the Works, the Jury will take into account the linguistic and perceptive properties and the ability to promote empathic feelings, making the film medium a useful tool for collective training. The idea is to discover and evaluate a quality cinema that develops around the poetry of images and visual grammar.

Concept:
Characters, places, communities that represent the identity of a place, whose stories are a symbol of territorial and folkloristic wealth.
Intimate and sincere stories, of men and women in their ordinary life and also of animals. Common, bizarre, eccentric, complex characters. The community and the sense of participation, popular festivals, traditions and customs, various regionalisms that can show the riches of a place.

The story of the Social in its sensitive and direct representation, a simple language that reaches the audience's emotions and instructs them in this regard.

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VERGA 100 - Centenario Special Edition -

Il Verga Film Festival è una seziona parte del Festival Verghiano, Manifestazione in omaggio allo Scrittore Giovanni Verga che propone di fare conoscere e diffondere opere audiovisive che documentano i diversi orizzonti geografici, politici e culturali attraverso il mezzo filmico. Il Cinema come atto di comunicazione culturale e sociale che dialoga con l’uomo e senza l’utilizzo di espedienti artificiali ma solo attraverso la purezza di un linguaggio vero, semplice e diretto. Una manifestazione pura articolata in concorsi, incontri culturali e dietro le quinte. Nella valutazione delle Opere la Giuria terrà conto delle proprietà linguistiche, percettive e capacità di promuovere sentimenti empatici, facendo del mezzo filmico, uno strumento utile alla formazione collettiva. L’idea è quella di scoprire e valutare un cinema di qualità e che si sviluppa attorno alla poesia delle immagini e alla grammatica visiva.

Concept :
Personaggi, luoghi, di comunità che rappresentano l’identità di un luogo, le cui storie sono simbolo di ricchezza territoriale e folkloristica.
Storie intime e sinceri, di uomini e donne nel loro ordinario vivere e anche di animali. Personaggi comuni, bizzarri, eccentrici, complessi. La comunità e il senso di partecipazione, Feste popolari, tradizioni e costumi, regionalismi vari che possano mostrare le ricchezze di un luogo.

Il racconto del Sociale nella sua rappresentazione sensibile e diretta, un linguaggio semplice che arriva a toccare le emozioni del pubblico e istruirlo al riguardo.


- Best Real Short : Fiction / Documentary
- Best Social Short : Fiction / Documentary
- Best Social Animation


1. The festival has two sections, one of the "story of truth", real storytelling without the use of special effects, and one dedicated to social cinema. No Animation is allowed. Other themes di fiction are not allowed
2. Submission period to the 3nd Verga Film Festival will be from January 1st 2021, only on on-line platform FilmFreeway.
3. All films of non-Italian nationality must be submitted with English subtitles (srt file is required).
4. More than one film can be submitted by the same person; However, the submission fee is required for each film submitted.
5. Submission fee is not refundable, no exceptions.
6. We accept films already submitted to and/or selected to other film festival.
7. World, International or Italian premiere is not required.
8. By submitting the film through the current call, participants declare themselves as the right’s holder of the film worldwide. This also includes any copyrighted material included in the film.
9. The selection of films will be made under the undisputed guidance of the Fest Direction. Selected films will receive an official communication by e-mail. Within 1 week of receiving the email. Once the official selection invite has been accepted, a selected film cannot be removed from the official program.
10. Data sheets of selected films will be automatically uploaded in our on-line catalogue on Festival Verghiano - Film Festival website.
11. Producers and Distributors of selected films must agree to include, in future promotion material, the mention of the participation at Festival Verghiano - Film Festival, along with our official logo available on our website.
12. The payment of the subscription fee implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules and regulations. In unspecified cases, the final decision is at the full discretion of Verga Film Fest Direction.
13. Movie trailers can be uploaded to our online platform on youtube
14. The prizes will be given in the form of digital certifications.
15. The Organization will not sustain any funds for the participants in the event
16. The regulation may be subject to changes