Vittorio Veneto Film Festival - Kids and Teens International Film Festival was born to create a big film festival for kids and teens that combines talent and culture, to indicate places of welcome for young people and to offer workshops dedicated to the study of new forms of expression artistic.
vvfilmf aims to be an initiative aimed at all the country and internationally to meet both the expectations of a young population and those of the adult spectator, in an attempt to bring the general public in forms of quality cinema. The programming of the Festival, while having as preferential public children, school-age teenagers and university students, opens with enthusiasm also for adults and the whole population that is interested in film art, fascinated by the artistic and visual culture, passionate to the didactic, pedagogical, educational and even from a simple fun and entertainment.
It represents a good opportunity to show new training paths, offering a constantly renewed program of cultural activities, and to propose, through the medium of film, the ability to respect and fruitful reflections open to all components of school.
Among the long-term collaborations that the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival has developed in recent years is RAI Cinema, the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo and Lancia Europe and, until last year, even with RAI Radio 2 and RAI Educational.
For the high quality of the selection of films in competition and for the professionalism of the work done over the years, the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival has been chosen by the President of the Biennial Foundation, Mr. Paolo Baratta, and the film industry Director of the Venice Biennale, Mr. Alberto Barbera, to choose a group of young jurors and accompany them in the world of international cinema during the course of the Venice International Film Festival.

vvfilmf Award to the Best Film for each section (+Piccoli, Santa Augusta, Monte Baldo, Monte Pizzoc, Monte Visentin and +Alti).

QUALITY AWARD confers by the Quality Jury to the best movie, between the 15 oones taking part to the contest. It is composed by experts, critics, journalists, film producers and distributors.

Vittorio Veneto Film Festival
Kids and Teens Internazional Film Festival

8th Edition May 02nd | 06th 2017
Vittorio Veneto (Treviso) ITALY

FILM RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. INTRODUCTION

The Vittorio Veneto Film Festival is an event organized by the Association 400 colpi, a non-profit association for social promotion - Via Calcada n.10, 31029 Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), Italy.
The Festival is supported by the President of the Italian Republic and the Ministry of Youth; by the Ministry of Culture and by the Ministry of School, University and Research. The vvfilmf is also supported by Veneto Region, Treviso Province and Municitpality of Vittorio Veneto, as well as by associations, organizations, institutions and private sponsors.

2. AIMS

The Vittorio Veneto Film Festival was born to create a big cultural moment for young people combining wit and culture. It is an event that finds out spaces for youth, labs for the study of new forms of are expression.
Though the Festival program has mainly an audience of children and teenagers attending school, it welcomes everybody, and above all the people who are interested in cinema and in its educational, pedagogical and enlightening power.

This project is an activity based on the support of many cities, corporations, associations and different experiences. The Festival aims to develop in the future, involving the whole territory all year long.
The seven editions of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival – from 2010 until 2016 – started from these premises and embodied the will to draw new educational projects and to offer a complete and renewed program of cultural activities.

3. OFFICIAL DIVISION

The vvfilmf 2017 will take place in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso) from May 02nd to 06th 2017.
The official contest schedules 15 full-length films, divided in 6 divisions according to the age of the children who will watch and judge them:

• First division - +Piccoli: for an audience aged between 6 and 8 years old (children attending the first and the second class of the primary school);
• Second division – S. Augusta: for an audience aged between 8 and 11 years old (children attending the third, fourth and fifth class of the primary school);
• Third division – Monte Baldo: for an audience aged between 11 and 14 years old (teens attending the three classes of the intermediate school);
• Fourth division – Pizzoc: for an audience aged between 14 and 16 years old (teens attending the first and second class of the high school);
• Fifth division – Visentin: for an audience aged between 16 and 25 years old (teens attending the third, fourth and fifth class of the high school). In this division will be also included a little group of people attending University.
• Sixth division +Alti (Higher): composed by 100

jurors aged between 26 and 100 years old, who will be responsible to award a prize to the best film among the 3 proposed to them.

4. JURIES AND PRIZES

The juries will consist of 1.500 young people who will award the best film of each division with the PRIZE vvfilmf.
The Quality Jury, consisting in experts, critics, journalists, film producers and distributors, will award the best movie, between the 15 ones taking part to the contest, with the Prize 400colpi.
Each decision taken by the juries is unquestionable.

5. FILM SELECTION

5.1 – Terms to be admitted to the contest
We will accept only films produced from 2013 and inedited in Italy. All films already presented at other Italian festivals, in Italian cinemas or TV will be excluded from vvfilmf.

A copy of the film in DVD, USB drive pen or by reserved link has to be sent for the preliminary selection by October 31st 2016, enclosing a copy of the on-line subscription receipt filled in directly on www.vittoriofilmfestival.com and signed copy of this regulation by mail at film@vittoriofilmfestival.com, or by postal to the following address:

VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL
Via Calcada n.10 - 31029 Vittorio Veneto
Treviso (ITALY)

The delivery of materials for pre-selection is charged to the participants.
The DVD will be returned only if the sender requests it. The Association 400colpi keeps a copy of the film at the Cine Library and may use it only for cultural and educational purposes excluding any commercial use.
Films coming after the deadline (October 31st 2016) or without subscription receipt and signed copy of this regulation won’t be accepted.

5.2 – Selection conditions
Films selection will be carried out by the Festival General Director and the Deputy Director together with the vvfilmf Scientific Committee (composed by experts of films, cinematography and communication and pedagogists).

The results of the pre-selection will be directly communicated to the productions/distributors of the films by Friday November 18th 2016.

6. SELECTED WORKS

6.1 - Program
The invitation of the film must remain confidential until Associazione 400 colpi
the announcement by the vvfilmf during the press conference.
The general scheduling and screening times are the sole responsibility of the Organizing Committee.

6.2 - Materials
Once your admission to the Festival will be notified, you have to send the following materials:

• Film trailer (in DVD or Full HD formats). The duration must be longer less than 3 minutes;
• full dialogues list in english, or the subtitles list with code time;
• a copy of the film in DVD-HD, link formats;

• Press kit containing:
▪ biography, fimography and photo of the film director;
▪ comment by the film director on the film and production notes;
▪ colour or b/w photo of the film;
▪ brochures;
▪ posters.

Each material could be send to the headquarter by mail at film@vittoriofilmfestival.com, by WeTransfer, by post service or express courier to the following address:

VITTORIO VENETO FILM FESTIVAL
Via Calcada n.10 - 31029 Vittorio Veneto
Treviso (ITALY)

N.B.: The consent by the film production to the national and international TV broadcast of max 2 minutes trail is necessary in order to promote the films present in the contest.

The copy of the film for the screening must be the same, previously sent for the Festival preliminary selection.

Everything has to be sent apart from the copy of the film.

6.3 - Catalogue
All necessary equipment for the catalog of vvfilmf Associazione 400 colpi (synopsis, cast and crew, biography and filmography of the director, the director and photographs of actors and scenes from the film in b/w and color, short commentary on the film) must arrive as soon as possible and no later than December 10th 2016, and must be marked “Material for catalog”.

6.4 – Promotional material for printing With an expedition apart, the holders of the films selected must send, by December 10th 2016, promotional materials (press book, digital images of the film and of the director, videos, audio clips, etc.) for distribution to the press and to potential buyers.
The advertising and promotional material must strictly be marked as “Film Selected for the eighth edition of vvfilmf" and, if so, the phrase "World Premiere".

7. SHIPMENTS

Every film selected will be sent exlusively by courier, by link, or by WeTransfer and it must arrive to the Festival headquarter (see address above) no later than December 10th 2016.
Each shipment has to be accompanied by pro forma invoice recording number of parcels, film length (in metres), film title and film value for customs duty (not more than 20$ for full-length films) and the caption “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY”.
Simultaneously, the sender has to e-mail to the Festival office a shipment notice provided with film title, number of parcels and shipment numbers (AWB number).
• Copies of the films must be subtitled in English if they come from non-Anglophone countries.
• The copy for the screening of the film must be identical to the one sent for pre-selection.

All films in competition will be screened in their original language, subtitled and/or dubbed into Italian in over sound.

8. COSTS AND COMMITMENTS

8.1 – Preliminary selection
No costs are due to enter the preliminary selection of vvfilmf.
The shipment of DVD, entry-form and signed regulation is in charge to the contestants.

8.2 – Films in competition
The shipping costs of the material and for the screening of the film during the festival will be divided as follows:
• the participant will cover the cost of sending the film from the place of origin to the palce of the Festival;
• vvfilmf covers the cost of return.

8.3 – Insurance
The insurance costs relative to the transportation roundtrip media will be covered by the participants.

8.4 – Insurance in Vittorio Veneto
vvfilmf guarantees insurance for the time of storage of the film at our Festival.
Anyway, film insurance value can not exceed the lab cost of a standard copy, according to Italian fees.
The producers and distributors of all winning films are invited to donate a copy of the film on digital media in high definition, which will be filed at the Historical Archives of the Festival and intended for exclusive purposes of research and conservation, excluding any
commercial use.

9. PRESENCE OF DELEGATIONS

9.1 – Travel and hospitality costs
The Vittorio Veneto Film Festival is glad to invite a delegate for each film selected for the contest (film director, producer, distributor, actor...).
For the guests is expected hospitality (hotel, meals) from the day before the day of the screening to the day of Awards Ceremony.

vvfilmf can assure movements from Venice and/or Treviso Airports to Vittorio Veneto and from Vittorio Veneto to Venice and/or Treviso Airports, but it does not cover the travel costs from and to homeland.
Travel costs are paid by the guest.

N.B. The production and distribution companies of the films selected are invited to support the participation in Vittorio Veneto Film Festival for additional delegates to promote films in competition.

10. FINAL NORMS

The participation to the vvfilmf implies acceptance of these rules. It is the responsibility of producer, distributors or other parties presenting the film, to ensure they are legally authorized to enter the film.
For any dispute concerning the interpretation of the Rules, the original text written in Italian will prevail.
Outside of the cases already provided in the preceding articles, the general manager of VVfilmf has the right to regulate autonomously with absolute discretion any matter relating to the arts organization and logistics of vvfilmf.
The General Director has also the task to suspend the enrollment of participants in special and motivated cases.
Any dispute concerning the interpretation and application of this Regulation, shall be devolved to the functional jurisdiction of the Court of Treviso.

Vittorio Veneto, July 27th 2016.

A copy of this regulation can be download from the following internet link: http://bit.ly/2b1ugZ0

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  • Jeanne Strømberg


    VVFF is by far the best festival we've been to. It is a first-class festival, all the way, extremely well-organized, from the hospitality to the photocalls to the networking to the screening itself. It was a joy to see a theatre of 400 sold out for our screening, and the audience was very enthusiastic and engaged. The Q&A was long and lively. The voting process is incredibly useful - this is a teen's and children's festival and that is who chooses the winners, with a well-monitored vote. So if you want to know if you are hitting your target audience, this is a great test. Our film won Best Feature in two of the three age categories, and this will help us to direct our marketing in that direction. The awards show is also a slick, well-produced affair, again attended by an enthusiastic crowd. The panels were great, and the hospitality was unmatched. We were lodged in a lovely, friendly hotel, we had drivers and translators, and lunch prepared by the culinary school in town. Best of all, every night there was a dinner at a local trattoria, where the filmmakers and festival organizers and volunteers all sat down together at a long table and ate till we burst - four hours of traditional food and wine, and great conversation. Not only did this keep us well fed, but the networking was amazing. I got to know the other filmmakers well, and that was priceless. The gala party on the last night was gorgeous, but a bit of a sad goodbye, because nobody wanted the week to end. Truly a special festival. I hope to go back soon.

    May 2017