- PURPOSE
The Festival aims at promoting expressive and artistic short film’s form giving visibility to new authors, enhancing and promoting the products of the film industry and foster the exchange and comparison of experience among filmmakers.
- PLACE & DATE
The festival will take place on November 17, 2018 at Calcinaia (Pisa – Italy).
- SECTIONS
Smallmovie Festival is an International short film competition that provides 2 sections:
A) Short: Section open to short films of any kind and subject, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, opening credits and closing credits included.
B) Under 35: Section open to short films of any kind and subject created by directors who, at the time of the deadline of this announcement, have not yet completed 35 years. Maximum duration of 20 minutes, opening credits and closing credits included.

the prizes are so divided:
a) Section “Short” - Best Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque
b) Section “Under 35” - Best Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque

THE 6th EDITION FESTIVAL GUIDELINES
1. ORGANIZATION
The Festival is organized by “Metrovideo” Cultural Association under the patronage of Calcinaia (Pisa) Municipality and it is aimed at fiction and animation short films.
2. PURPOSE
The Festival aims at promoting expressive and artistic short film’s form giving visibility to new authors, enhancing and promoting the products of the film industry and foster the exchange and comparison of experience among filmmakers.
3. PLACE & DATE
The festival will take place on November 17, 2018 at Calcinaia (Pisa – Italy).
4. SECTIONS
Smallmovie Festival is an International short film competition that provides 2 sections:
A) Short: Section open to short films of any kind and subject, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, opening credits and closing credits included.
B) Under 35: Section open to short films of any kind and subject created by directors who, at the time of the deadline of this announcement, have not yet completed 35 years. Maximum duration of 20 minutes, opening credits and closing credits included.
5. JURY
The Festival Management will appoint a jury to choose the winners and award prizes. The jury’s decisions are unappealable.
6. PRIZES
the prizes are so divided:
a) Section “Short” - Best Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque
b) Section “Under 35” - Best Horror Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque
7. SPECIAL AWARDS
The Festival Board, at its sole discretion, may give special awards.
8. DEADLINE
The form for entering the competition, together with the despatch of the short film, must be received by August 15, 2018. Such a term is mandatory, subscription requests and / or works received after that date will not be considered.
9. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
a) To participate in the Festival you need to sign up online by filling out the form at the following web address www.smallmoviefestival.it/iscrivi-il-tuo-cortometraggio/
If when filling out the form, you have not indicated a link (youtube / vimeo) to view your short film, you can send the file of the short (resolution 1920 * 1080 or 1280 * 720 MP4 or MOV format) via WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to the email address smallmoviefest@gmail.com
b) The inclusion of short film necessarily involves the deposit of any material submitted, and the ability to use them for educational purposes, research and promotion, even in locations and situations different from that of the Festival, excluding any commercial use.
c) The materials that are received incomplete and / or illegible entries will not be taken into account. Organization shall not be liable for late delivery, incorrect transcription of addresses and / or content made unavailable video from the web, technical problems and other causes beyond its control that could spoil or prevent the successful registration of a work to the Festival.
d) The shorts must preferably have subtitles in Italian. However, we also accept short films with English subtitles.
10. FEE
a) For each short film registered at the Festival, is expected to contribute a fee
b) Once you have made the payment you will send the copy of the dialogue list with timecode (preferably in Italian or alternatively in English) to the following email address smallmoviefest@gmail.com, with the subject "title, and author".
11. LIABILITY
By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author also declares and guarantees that the rights of the work, in its entirety, they are his property and does not infringe the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, music rights, etc.. If the work presented content is not owned by the person participating in the festival he agrees to take all releases and permissions necessary for participation in the festival itself.
In any case, the festival partecipants and / or authors of the works, undertake to indemnify the cultural association Smallmovie from any claim, request for damages and / or expenses advanced by anyone.
12. SCREENINGS
In its final judgment, the Festival Management will select the works listed and determine which works admit the competition. The works accepted and any changes to the program will be communicated to interested parties via e-mail and posting on the website www.smallmoviefestival.it means (in the case of any discrepancy shall prevail as published on the above website). The dates and times of the screenings are the responsibility of the Festival Management.
13. DELIVERY OF PRIZES
The prizes must be collected only by the winner or his or her delegate.
14. GENERAL RULES
a) The application for admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this Regulation.
b) The direction of the Festival can take decisions on matters not covered by this Regulation.
c) The agreement to participate in the Festival by those who have entered the work involves a commitment to make available, the short film for at least four public screenings of the film and not to withdraw once entered the competition.
d) The regulation of the Festival is available on the official website www.smallmoviefestival.it, is also available Facebook page to stay updated on the Festival (www.facebook.com/smallmoviefestival).
e) For any questions please send an e-mail to smallmoviefest@gmail.com
f) All disputes shall be submitted to the Court of Pisa.

The undersigned declares to accept the rules in all its parts, have full legal and physical availability of the film and to allow the public projection without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival Smallmovie and cinemas in charge of the projections from any present and future responsibility. Authorize the processing of personal data pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 196/2003.

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  • Giulio Manicardi

    Festival "small" ma battagliero! Con selezione cortometraggi internazionali di qualità.
    Organizzazione e staff appassionati e fortemente competenti.

    November 2017