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Nòt Film Fest is dedicated to great independent films and creating opportunities for their filmmakers. An open air film festival offering a unique festival experience that is more than just outdoor movies. Our mission has been honored throughout the festival's past editions, held in Santarcangelo di Romagna (Italy) , a small village nested in the hills by the Adriatic coast near Federico Fellini’s hometown Rimini . Up-and-coming writers, directors and producers, alongside seasoned veterans and film lovers, converge for the weeklong celebration of independent cinema, making Nòt Film Fest a great place to find the next, great, visionary films.
In the commitment to create real opportunities for our filmmakers and launch their career Nòt Film Fest created several partnerships to offer special awards, education, distribution opportunities as well as daily networking events to connect in a friendly and informal environment.

Among our judges and guests:
- Gabriela Rodriguez producer of Cuaron Oscar Winning "Roma”
- Peter Baxter founder of Slamdance
- Theo Green Oscar Nominated sound designer of “Blade Runner 2049”
- Sandra Lipski founder of Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
- Brian Welsh director of Black Mirror and Beats
- Lorn Macdonald Bafta winner for Beats
- Stefano Cipani European Film Academy Award winning director
- Coco Rebecca Edogamhe (Summertime, Netflix)
- Giuseppe Maggio of Netflix Italy hit series "Baby.

Nòt Film Fest's festival partners include:
- SLAMDANCE
- USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS
- FINAL DRAFT
- EVOLUTION MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- LITHUANIAN SHORTS FILM AGENCY
- STRAIGHT ARROW FILMS
- PRI FEST
- CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE
- FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION
- AMARCORT
- BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- MINIKINO FILM FESTIVAL

➨ IMDB Listed Event.
➨ Recognized by the ITALIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE for its cultural relevance.
➨ We provide festival passes for all our filmmakers and daily luncheon events.
➨ Each Festival Awards include a digital gift certificate for digital download of FINAL DRAFT software
➨ Special Awards

The festival 2021's edition featured 173 THOUGHT PROVOKING FILMS between features, shorts, documentaries, fashion films and music videos hailing from 42 different countries including 13 World premieres, 28 European premieres and 75 Italian Premieres. We presented these films in a beautiful setting in the highest standards of projection quality with the old medieval city of Santarcangelo as the perfect backdrop for an independent film festival and an unforgettable experience.

Nòt Film Fest is:
- A showcase for raw and innovative "Thought Provoking Films".
- A platform fostering education about independent cinema.
- A community of RISK-TAKERS, STORY TELLERS, INNOVATORS, OUTSIDERS, PROVOKERS, CREATORS, FILM MAKERS unwilling to take “no” for an answer.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

The winning films are chosen by a jury of international judges.

2021 WINNERS:

- BEST MOONWALKER FEATURE
chosen by Marta Gastini, Brian Welsh and Sandrine Cassidy:
NEGATIVE NUMBERS - Uta Beria

- BEST SHOOTING STARS FEATURE
chosen by Magda Celmer, Ludovico di Martino and Lorn Macdonald
THE FIVE RULES OF SUCCESS - Orson Oblowitz

- BEST MOONWALKER SHORT
chosen by Marina Peluso, Stefania Rosini and Elisa Possenti
DAVID - Zachary Wood

- BEST SHOOTING STAR SHORT
chosen by Liliana Fiorelli, Niccoló Gentili and Elisa Giardini
MASEL TOV COCKTAIL - Arkhadij Kaet and Mickey Paatzsch
OS WORLD - Philip Hedegaard Povlsen

- BEST SUPERDOC FEATURE
chosen by Francesca Cavallo, Giada Mazzoleni and Matteo Santi
MARCH FOR DIGNITY - John Eames

- BEST SUPERDOC SHORT
chosen by Francesca Cavallo, Giada Mazzoleni and Matteo Santi
DICK PICKS - Hannah Mc Swiggen and Russell Sheaffe

- BEST FASHION POPCORN
chosen by Luca Finotti, Maria Vicini and Random Solo
GAETANA - Arnaud Giacomini

- BEST MUSIC BOMB
chosen by Luca Finotti, Maria Vicini and Random Solo
STING LIKE A BEE - Leone Balduzzi

- NÓTSTREAM AUDIENCE AWARD
BUONGIORNISSIMO!1! - Leopoldo Medugno

- ER FILMMAKERS
A PERDERE - Viola Mancini

- STUDENT JURY AWARD
THEY WON'T LAST - Portlynn Tagavi

Awards
- BEST SUPERDOC FEATURE
- BEST SUPERDOC SHORT
- BEST MOONWALKER FEATURE
- BEST SHOOTING STAR FEATURE
- BEST MOONWALKER SHORT
- BEST SHOOTING STAR SHORT
- BEST FASHION POPCORN
- BEST MUSIC BOMB
- BEST MADE IN EMILIA ROMAGNA
- BEST DIRECTOR
- BEST PERFORMANCE

Special Awards:
- STUDENT JURY AWARD
- NOTSTREAM AWARD

Rules & Terms NÒT FILM FEST:

- Films MUST be no older than two years from date of Festival.
- Competition is open to U.S. and International entries.
- Feature films are 60 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 30 minutes in length.
- All screeners must be subtitled in English, including films in english language. The films, once accepted in competition will be screened with Italian subtitles. The Producer needs to have a subtitle file (.srt file) of the film available in English or Italian. The Festival will charge a fee to translate the file and/or to create the srt file in accordance to the length and the type of file is presented (dialogue list, shooting script, etc ).
- Films that have shown theatrically or been broadcast on television in Italy prior to the Festival or are available on DVD or VOD are not eligible for competition.
- You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each.

IF SELECTED YOU MUST PROVIDE:

- Entry fee (must be paid online).
- 3-Line Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)
- FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS: 250 Word Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)
- at least one digital, horizontal 300dpi still photo from the film and at least one web-ready still at 72dpi and 560x315 pixels.
- password protected Vimeo or Youtube screener. Screeners must be subtitled in english for the judges to view.
- DCP (With subtitles inside DCP)
- Digital high-resolution file MOV or MPG4 (One clean version no Subtitles, One subtitled version)
- Separate SRT. Subtitles file
- Every officially selected film with non-Italian dialogue MUST provide a DCP with Italian subtitles. If no subtitles are available please refer to our programming team for translation services and fees.
- SUBTITLES NEED TO ALREADY BE ATTACHED AND SYNCHED UP TO THE FINAL SCREENING COPY. THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT TRANSLATE OR EDIT SUBTITLES INTO THE SCREENING COPIES.

- Nòt Film Fest is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films, DCP's. In the case that your film gets selected for the official program, a final screening copy in form of a DCP has to be delivered to the festival no later than 1 month before the opening night of the festival.
- Nòt Film Fest does not pay any screening fees. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
- Nòt Film Fest does not provide travel or housing for selected films cast & crew.
Hotel & Travel are granted by invitation only.

Terms & Conditions

1.Entry

To enter your film into NÒT FILM FEST (festival), you (Producer) must:
- Enter via FilmFreeway
- Submit your film by June 8th 2021.

By entering your film on FilmFreeway, the Producer has entered the Film in the Festival and accepts the conditions, entry guidelines and terms and conditions set out below.

2. Judging of Films

- The Film will be notified of being shortlisted prior to the official selection of the program.
The Production will have to fill out a questionnaire and state what kind of premiere the
Film is having at Nòt Film Fest. The Film cannot have the premiere stated in the questionnaire in any other festival prior to the Festival.

The jury will view the films privately and the winners will be disclosed during the Award Ceremony.

4. Producer’s Representations and Warranties

The Producer hereby represents and warrants to Festival that:
- The Producer has the sole and full right and authority to accept the Terms and Conditions and enter into this agreement and grant the rights granted in the agreement;
- The film complies with the terms and conditions
- The rights (including the intellectual property rights) of the Film are assigned to Festival to utilize for broadcasting, promotional use and any other commercial purpose
- The Producer has permission to reproduce and exploit all third party materials (and / or the results and proceeds of all third party services) contained in the Film or upon which the Film is based;
- The Producer has permission or copyright in the sound recordings comprising the soundtrack of the Film and the music, lyrics reproduced
- All the performers in the Film have consented in writing to the use of their performances in the Film
- The Producer has from each contributor for the Film, a written release to use the results and proceeds of the contributors services, without limiting the right to edit, alter and/or reproduce the results and proceeds of the contributor by the Producer or Festival assignees and licensees.
- The Producer will pay all fees and other charges related to entry of the Film in the Festival
- All details submitted in the entry form by the producer are true and correct
- All payments to contributors in connection with the film have been paid
- No part of the film is, or will be, actionable for defamation or violate any right of privacy or publicity of any person

5. Disqualification

Festival may, in its sole discretion, disqualify a Film from the Festival if Festival has reason to believe that a Film does not, for any reason, comply with the Terms and Conditions.
The production will be held accountable for any expenses incurred by the festival from the day the film is notify of being shortlisted until the day the Film is disqualified.

6. Additional Documents

Producer hereby agrees to supply any additional documents (eg copyright for music, actors release etc...) if Festival requests.

7. Liability

Every possible care will be taken with entries while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or additional charges incurred en route, or due to normal wear and tear, or due to equipment failure. Do NOT send original prints or master copies. Additionally, Festival is held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.

8. Shipping

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant or preceding festival. All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. For films accepted into the Festival, the entrant is responsible for inbound shipping.

Overall Rating
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  • Ben Epstein

    It is very hard to succinctly put it into words how special this festival is. Excellent networking and friendships made, a gorgeous backdrop in Santarcangelo, and a consistent stream carefully curated indie films. Festivals are meant to be an experience, and NOT FILM FEST is one of kind.

    September 2021
  • This a film festival that really knows how to connect those they bring together <3 We were truly surprised by their commitment to create meaningful moments of networking and enjoyment among all filmmakers, jury and everyone involved in the making of the festival. Santarcangelo di Romagna is a little paradise on earth and the organisers make sure that by the end of the experience your heart already knows this. A thousand thanks to Alizé, Giovanni, Noemi & all the amazing volunteers for such an unforgettable experience.

    September 2021
  • In assoluto uno dei migliori festival che ho avuto la fortuna di conoscere grazie a questo sito. Un'organizzazione perfetta, dalla comunicazione, all'accoglienza, alla qualità dei lavori in concorso e dei vari workshop/conferenze. Il NOT è un'esperienza ogni anno più divertente e più interessante, che mi ha permesso di conoscere persone fantastiche e mi ha arricchito con la qualità dei film/corti selezionati che ho potuto vedere. Un esempio per molti festival nazionali. VIVA IL NOT. SEMPRE!

    September 2021
  • Alan King

    I was so disappointed not to be able to attend this year's NÒT Film Fest! The setting, food, wine, live music, screenings & seminars all looked amazing! Excellent communication from the festival and a brilliant program of diverse films. It was an honour to be involved.

    September 2021
  • Chad Peter

    Easily one of the best film festival experiences you can have in the world. Gio, Alizé, Noe and the entire festival crew make sure that every filmmaker in attendance has an incredible time. The setting is astounding, as well - pictures do not do it justice. We will absolutely attend again in the future!

    September 2021