10-11 May 2024

The, is an event that collects movie screenings and opportunities for young film-makers connected to the Hip Hop world through its most varied aspects: from the authors' background, to the soundtrack, to the cinematography, to the themes treated. This means that the festival focuses, passing through all the film genres, on stories written, produced and directed by lovers of this universal culture.

-SELECTED MOVIES: (29 April - 12 May 2024)
2 weeks of free movie screening of the on a online dedicated platform
-FINALS: (10th and 11th May 2024)
2 days @CinemaAquila in Rome of: finalists Movie Screenings, Award Ceremony, Art expo, Networking moments and debates on hip hop culture themes!

Movie trailer 2023:

The MOVIES CATEGORIES in competition are:
-Documentary (feature & short)
-Fiction (feature & short)
-Music video
-Best of the web

To rewatch the award ceremony and conferences go to our Youtube channel: HiphopCinefest

CONTACTS: mail - IG: hiphopcinefest_org - Youtube: HiphopCinefest

The AWARDS that are going to be given at the festival are:

Best feature documentary
Best short documentary
Best fiction feature
Best fiction short
Best music video
Best of the web
Best Experimental

Special awards from the public and the jury

The PRIZES are going to be implemented during the next months.
- Original handmade award (for all the categories)
- Networking and projection opportunity for the winners
- italian subtitles for the finalists

For the jury comprehension, we require SUBTITLES in ENGLISH

Subscribing to the festival, Baburka Production is hereby granted the right to utilize the film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes (digital, print, broadcast media) for the life of the festival and in all the pre and post festival events.

Submitting your film to Baburka Production - Hip Hop Cine Fest you commit to a public screening of your film and to the streaming of the same on a private platform for the duration of the festival. The submitting of the film hereby warrants that the submitter it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these regulations.
"Commit to public screening" means films may not be withdrawn after acceptance of the invitation to screen.

By submitting to the Hip Hop Cine Fest Rome, you indemnify Baburka Production 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.

We do Not return presentation materials (USBs or thumb/hard drives).

The Festival will not be able to cover travel costs for attending Filmmakers. However can help to find cheap accomodation and with logistical support.

it is recommended to be ready with a correct upload of the required material on the FilmFreeway platform:
- film file (possibly in .mp4), remember to abilitate the download option
- film trailer if available otherwise is higly recommended to make one
- film poster
- back stage pictures or movie stills
- add the instagram tags to be mentioned in the notes file with English subtitles (if the movie is in an other language) because it would help the organization in translating the subtitles into other languages all the finalist are translated in Italian for the movie theater screening and the organization donate the file to the directors

All this material will help the organization to promote at best your work once selected

Overall Rating
  • Daniel Mercatali

    ottimo festival, serio e con molta professionalità.

    May 2023
  • Exelente comunicación a pesar de no poder estar en el evento pude ver u documentar todo lo sucedido, para mí fue un honor el poder participar y ser premiado. Felicidades para todos y espero que crezca la familia hip hop cine fest

    May 2023
  • Antonio Moreno Cutillas

    All good, good information and communication.

    February 2023
  • Great festival! They put a lot of effort and love to the Festival and it was great to be in Rome and get to know the City and the people! Great selection from all over the world and great organization! Dope Hip Hop Film family!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    it has been a pleasure and now our family is bigger!

  • This was a great Film Festival! The organizers where helpful and kept great communication. I met them live in Italy and had a great time networking! I fully endorse joining this festival.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    thank you so much we put our soul in it and we are so happy that this feeling reaches out the participants !