Attention!!!

All sections of the contest require films that tell stories relating to the territories through food and wine traditions or that advertise one or more typical food and wine products.

“The cuisine of a society is the language into which it unconsciously translates its structure”, says Claude Lévi-Strauss; food products, their production or search, their transformation: all these represent the history, culture, territories, ultimately the identity of peoples.

Gaia International Film Festival is the place to talk about food and its territories, societies and peoples, traditions and memory, culture ...
A Festival that aims to promote the territorial identities of the whole world and to enhance their cultures and typicality through the cinematic narration of food and wine traditions.
At the same time, the Festival aims to promote and enhance the talents of national and international independent cinema to allow them a fruitful exchange of experiences, direct comparison with professionals in the sector and the expansion of skills, as well as to increase the possibility of making themselves known from a wider audience.

The competition is divided into the following sections:

1. FOOD, TERRITORIES AND SOCIETY
Food through the narration of the territorial identities in which it is sought, produced, transformed and the relationship of companies with production, research and transformation of food products; peoples, traditions, memory, culture ... awareness of the fragility of the planet and the need to preserve its balance through responsible individual and collective behaviors in the use of food resources.
Competitive section open to short films (up to 30′) from all over the world, not produced before 2019, complying with the theme of the section.

2. FOOD & WINE TOURISM
Food and wine tourism, a new way of traveling to know and understand other cultures through an experience of tasting the typical foods and drinks of the different territories.
Competitive section open to short films (up to 30′) from all over the world, not produced before 2019, complying with the theme of the section.

3. ITALIAN TASTE
And Pluribus Unus - Unity and plurality together, this is the magical mix of Italian "taste".
A sedimentation and a slow evolution of ancient knowledge and traditions have created the amazing richness and diversity that today characterizes the taste, the cuisine, the Italian food. The identity of a nation, its eight thousand municipalities, its language and its dialects, its histories, its products, its people.
Competitive section open to short films (up to 30′) from all over the world, not produced before 2019, complying with the theme of the section.

4. FOOD & WINE BRAND SPOT
The commercials are now recognized as real cinematographic works. This competitive section is open to advertising agencies, youtubers / bloggers from all over the world for audiovisual works, in the format of the spot, with a maximum duration of 60 ”, not produced before 2019, that advertise the brand of a company in the Food and Wine sectors or, through them, a specific territory.

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“La cucina di una società è il linguaggio nel quale essa traduce inconsciamente la sua struttura”, afferma Claude Lévi-Strauss; i prodotti alimentari, la loro produzione o la loro ricerca, la loro trasformazione, il cibo: tutto questo rappresenta la storia, la cultura, i territori, in definitiva l’identità dei popoli.

Gaia International Film Festival è il luogo nel quale raccontare il cibo e i suoi territori, le società e i popoli, le tradizioni e la memoria, la cultura…
Un Festival che si propone di promuovere le identità territoriali di tutto il mondo e di valorizzarne culture e tipicità attraverso la narrazione cinematografica delle tradizioni enogastronomiche.
Al contempo, il Festival vuole promuovere e valorizzare i talenti del cinema indipendente nazionale e internazionale per consentire loro un proficuo scambio di esperienze, il diretto confronto con i professionisti del settore e l’ampliamento delle skills, nonché d’incrementare la possibilità di farsi conoscere da un più vasto pubblico.

Il concorso è articolato nelle seguenti sezioni:

1. FOOD, TERRITORIES AND SOCIETY
Il cibo attraverso il racconto delle identità territoriali in cui è ricercato, prodotto, trasformato e il rapporto delle società con la produzione, la ricerca la trasformazione dei prodotti alimentari; i popoli, le tradizioni, la memoria, la cultura…
La consapevolezza della fragilità del pianeta e la necessità di preservarne l’equilibrio attraverso comportamenti individuali e collettivi responsabili nell’uso delle risorse alimentari.
Sezione competitiva aperta a cortometraggi (fino a 30′) provenienti da tutto il mondo, non prodotti prima del 2019, che affrontino il tema della sezione.

2. FOOD&WINE TOURISM
Il turismo enogastronomico, un nuovo modo di viaggiare come strumento di conoscenza e comprensione di altre culture attraverso un'esperienza di degustazione dei cibi e bevande tipici dei diversi territori.
Sezione competitiva aperta a cortometraggi (fino a 30′) provenienti da tutto il mondo, non prodotti prima del 2019, che affrontino il tema della sezione.

3. GUSTO ITALIANO
E Pluribus Unus - Unità e pluralità insieme, questo è il mix magico del “gusto” italiano.
Una sedimentazione ed una lenta evoluzione di antichi saperi e tradizioni hanno creato la mirabolante ricchezza e diversità che oggi caratterizza il gusto, la cucina, il cibo italiano. L’identità di una nazione, dei suoi ottomila comuni, della sua lingua e dei suoi dialetti, delle sue storie, dei suoi prodotti, delle sue genti.
Sezione competitiva aperta a cortometraggi (fino a 30′) provenienti da tutto il mondo, non prodotti prima del 2019, che affrontino il tema della sezione.

4. FOOD&WINE BRAND SPOT
Gli spot pubblicitari sono oramai riconosciuti come vere e proprie opere cinematografiche. La sezione è aperta alle agenzie pubblicitarie, agli youtuber/blogger di tutto il mondo per opere audiovisive, nel formato dello spot, della durata massima di 60”, che pubblicizzino il marchio di una società dei settori Cibo e Vino o, attraverso questi, un determinato territorio.

The awards referred to the competition categories are: / I premi per le sezioni competitive sono:

1. Gaia Award for the best film on FOOD, TERRITORIES AND SOCIETY;
2. Bestgusto experience Award for the best film on FOOD AND WINE TOURISM;
3. Best Gusto Award for the best ITALIAN TASTE Film;
4. Gaia Blu Apple Award for the best FOOD & WINE BRAND SPOT.

Find and read the Rules and Regulations on https://www.gaiafilmfestival.it.
On the official website you can find the application form and the release declaration.

Submission of an entry to Gaia International Film Festival implies recognition and acceptance of Rules and Regulations without reservation.

All those who want to participate must register for free as a user on the Bestgusto portal (www.bestgusto.com). Once enrolled, you will be able to take part in the competition.
BestGusto is the main sponsor of the festival and Bestgusto.com is the app of italian restaurants and pizzerias, of hospitality in Italy, of italian chefs and sommeliers, of italian producers ... and much more. One app, multiple solutions.

Once a film being made available by its right owner(s) is selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the event.

Any producer/author may enter more than one short film. Each entry must be submitted as a separate entry.

Non-Italian language works must have Italian subtitles at the time submitted.: film-makers submitting films with dialogue other than Italian must send a copy of the film with Italian subtitles and a dialogue list, if possible either in Italian and English.

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2019

Film-makers of the selected films will be asked to send, as soon as possible, at least 3 color photos either as print, minimum size13x18 cm, or in digital format jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi, promotional images, trailer and promotional text to be integrated into event promotional material. The photos will be used in the catalogue and in the press for promotional purposes. Such use is deemed authorized free of charge. A high quality copy of selected films will be requested for the screening.

The screening copy must be sent to Gaia International Film Festival by its rights holder (at his charge) 30 days before event opens. Unless otherwise agreed, screening copies of selected films sent from non-European Union countries should be labelled “No commercial value. For cultural purposes only”
The DVD/Blu-ray screening copies and digital files of films screened at Gaia Film Festival will not be returned. Any copyright owners agree to leave the films in the archives of Gaia International Film Festival for the sole purpose of research, cataloguing, as well as with the goal of promoting them and recommending them to other festivals or events. The archives will be kept in a dedicated storage unit.
The films that are not selected will not be returned.

Associazione Anthipodi does not pay any screening fee for films selected by submission: by entering a film in Gaia, the copyright owner grants Associazione Anthipodi a gratis license to screen and exhibit the film for all purposes associated with all marketing & promotion activities, missions, and/or events of the Associazione Anthipodi organization.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
Any determined breach of copyright will mean your film cannot be accepted for the competition.

By submitting his/her film, each Entrant:
• Claims and warrants to be entitled to all rights to the Entry and any of its components;
• Ensures that the contents of the same are freely available and do not violate the laws, regulations or rights of third parties, in particular the regulations governing the
copyright and image rights;
• Ensures and declares that the work does not contain defamation of any kind;
• Ensures that all music licences (including, without limitation, all syn-chronization,
mechanical and master-use licences, as applicable) have been obtained and all
payments have been made that are required for the public performance of the music
incorporated in the film.
By submitting your film, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Associazione Anthipodi from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

JURIES and AWARDS
Submissions will be judged by the organization's experts who will decide which films will be officially selected. For each of the competitive sections a jury of experts and the general public will evaluate the films in the official selection and award prizes and special mentions, together with relevant citations. The awards, which could include a money prize in proportion to the event yearly budget, are as follows:

1 Gaia Award for the best film on FOOD, TERRITORIES AND SOCIETY;
2. Bestgusto experience Award for the best film on FOOD AND WINE TOURISM;
3. Best Gusto Award for the best ITALIAN TASTE Film;
4. Gaia Blu Apple Award for the best FOOD & WINE BRAND SPOT.
Special prizes and mentions will be decided at the juries’ discretion.
The judge’s decision is final.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
* Submissions must be made via FilmFreeway
** In any case, the signed entry form must be sent to our email address info@gaiafilmfestival.it specifying the title of the film sent.
*** Keep a copy of your completed application for reference
****Applicants can check the status of the submission by emailing:
info@gaiafilmfestival.it

In the event of a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Rules&Terms the Italian language shall prevail. In case of dispute, the competent court is the Tribunal of Lecce.