Torino Film Festival is an international film festival held in Turin, Italy every November. it is the second largest film festival in Italy. It was founded in 1982 by film critic and academic Gianni Rondolino as Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani or the Festival of Young Cinema. Since its origins, thirty-eight years ago, the festival has been known internationally as one of the most established events devoted to new cinema. Thanks to its commitment to the support of independent filmmaking and personal vision, and for its numerous and in depth retrospectives, Torino has become a point of reference for both emerging and established filmmakers all over the world.
Beside Gianni Rondolino, the festival's directors have been: Ansano Giannarelli, Alberto Barbera, Stefano della Casa, Giulia d'Agnolo Vallan, Roberto Turigliatto, Nanni Moretti, Gianni Amelio, Paolo Virzì, Emanuela Martini and Stefano Francia di Celle.

The Torino Film Festival is currently directed by Stefano della Casa.

International Features Competition:
Best Film - 18.000,00 euros
Special Jury Award - 7.000,00 euros
Best Actress Award
Best Actor Award
Best Screenplay Award
Audience Award

Documentary competitions:
Best International Documentary Award - 6.000,00 euros
Best Italian Documentary Award - 6.000,00 euros
Special Jury Awards

Italian Shorts Competition:
Best Film - 2.000,00 euros
Special Jury Award

PREMISE
The rules and regulations for participating are subject to the “Regulations for International Film Festivals” laid down by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (F.I.A.P.F.), which recognizes the Torino Film Festival as a specialized competitive festival.

1. ORGANIZERS
The Torino Film Festival is organized by the National Cinema Museum. Its principal subsidies are provided by the Ministry of Culture, the Piedmont Region, the City of Torino, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation and the CRT Foundation. Additional financing is provided by associations and private sponsors.

2. OBJECTIVES
The Torino Film Festival’s purpose is to constitute a meeting point for contemporary international cinema and to provide the opportunity for a discussion on all its perspectives and artistic trends. The Festival pays particular attention to emerging cinemas and young filmmakers. In its competitive sections, it promotes films by new directors whose works are characterized by strong formal and stylistic innovation.

3. DATES
The 40th Torino Film Festival will be held from Friday, November 25th to Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, for a total of nine days.

4. FESTIVAL SECTIONS
The Festival is divided into four competitive sections:
• International Feature Films Competition.
• International Documentaries Competition
• Italian Dodumentaries Competition
• Italian Short Films Competition.

and the following non-competitive sections:
• Out-of-competition: dedicated to the most interesting films of the current year.
• Special Screenings.

5. INTERNATIONAL FEATURES COMPETITION
a) The selection of the films, which is final and binding, is conducted by the Festival Organizers.
b) Entry to this section is open to feature-length films and documentaries which were completed after September 1st, 2021.
The date of the film’s first public screening is determinant.
The Festival excludes from participation works that have already been screened in any way in Italy, as well as works that have participated in main competitions at major international film festivals such as Cannes and Berlin.
c) The Festival will nominate an International Jury composed of at least five people. The Jury will award the following prizes:
• Best Film Award
• Special Jury Award
• Best Screenplay Award
• Best Actress Award
• Best Actor Award

6. DOCUMENTARIES COMPETITIONS
a) The selection of the films, which is final and binding, is conducted by the Festival Organizers.
b) Entry to this section is open to Italian and international documentaries which were completed after September 1st, 2021. The documentaries need to have a minimum length of 52 minutes.
The Festival excludes from participation works that have already been screened in any way in Italy. Documentaries are considered Italian if their directors were born in or resided in Italy at the time the documentaries were made, and/or if the films were produced or co-produced in Italy.
c) The International Documentary Jury (composed of at least three people) will award the following prizes:
• Best International Documentary Award
• Special Jury Award
The Italian Documentary Jury (composed of at least three people) will award the following prizes:
• Best Italian Documentary Award
• Special Jury Award

7. ITALIAN SHORTS COMPETITION
a) The selection of the films, which is final and binding, is conducted by the Festival Organizers.
b) Entry to this section is open to Italian films and videos which were completed after September 1st, 2021. These works may last no longer than 30 minutes (credits included). There are no limitations regarding style or genre.
Works that have already been screened in any way in Italy are not eligible.
Short films are considered Italian if their directors were born in or resided in Italy at the time the films were made, and/or if the films were produced or co-produced in Italy.
No more than two films of the same author may be submitted.
c) The Festival will nominate a Jury composed of at least three people. The Jury will award the following prizes:
• Best Italian Short Film Award
• Special Jury Award

8. OUT-OF-COMPETITION / SPECIAL SCREENINGS
a) The selection of the films, which is final and binding, is conducted by the Festival Organizers.
b) Entry to these sections is open to feature-length films and documentaries which were completed after September 1st, 2021. The date of the film’s first public screening is determinant. The Festival excludes from participation works that have already been screened in any way in Italy.

9. FILM REGISTRATION AND DEADLINE
a) There is a film registration fee for administrative expenses:
15 euros for shorts
20 euros for documentaries
30 euros for feature films
These fees will be in effect until August 12th. From August 13th to September 16th, 2022, the rates will be increased. Films will be considered only if the fee is paid.
b) The official Festival registration form must be filled out online via FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com). Submission fee is requested during the registration process. If a film is not selected, the submission fee cannot be refunded.
c) Copyright holders of the films who intend to participate in the Festival (in any section) must send a streaming link following the procedures indicated on the entry form, by and no later than September 16th, 2022.

10. INVITED FILMS AND DELIVERY OF PRINTS
a) Exclusively for the films invited to the Festival: the Programming Office will send a request for complete documentation and provide a list of required material.
b) Prints of films and videos invited to the Festival must arrive in Torino by and no later than November 11th, 2022, as per instructions which will be provided by the Programming Office.
c) Return shipping instructions must be communicated by and no later than December 5th, 2022.

11. FILM SCREENINGS
a) The program and screening times will be established by the Festival Organizers. Each film may be screened up to 5 times.
b) Foreign films will be screened in their original version with Italian subtitles. For non-English speaking films, the producers are invited - when possible - to provide an English subtitled print.
c) The Festival Organizers will publish a general catalog of all the participating films.
d) Copyright holders of the films participating in the Festival are asked to deposit a DVD or the file sent for the selection process in the Festival Archive or in another local film archive, for research purposes only.

12. AWARDS
All the Festival prizes are awarded to the directors of the winning films (except for best actor/actress awards).

International Features Competition:
Best Film
Special Jury Award
Best Actress Award
Best Actor Award
Best Screenplay Award
Audience Award

Documentaries Competitions:
Best International Documentary Award
Best Italian Documentary Award
Special Jury Awards

Italian Shorts Competition:
Best Italian Documentary Award
Special Jury Award

13. GENERAL RULES
a) As part of the adoption of the 5050x2020 Initiative (the “Gender Equality Protocol”), TFF intends to promote gender equality and cultural diversity in all possible forms.
b) Shipping costs to and from Torino will be covered by the entrant, except when other agreements have been made with the Programing Office.
c) Films and videos are covered by an “all damages” insurance policy (including loss and theft) underwritten by the Festival while in their keeping. In case of misplacement or damage, the Festival Organizers will be responsible for the cost of a new copy according to current Italian rates.
d) The present rules and regulations have been drawn up in Italian and English. In case of dispute, the Italian version will be final.
e) Application for entry to the Festival constitutes unconditional agreement to all the rules and regulations herein, in agreement with the F.I.A.P.F. regulations.
f) The Festival will keep informed the submitters/participants whether any change of format had to be considered due to the health situation.
g) The Festival Organizers reserve the right to make decisions on matters not specified herein.
Any legal disputes shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Torino Courts.

Updated on March 7th, 2022.

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TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
Via Cagliari 34/C, 10153 Torino
Tel: 011 8138811
http://www.torinofilmfest.org
E-mail: programmazione@torinofilmfest.org