vvfilmf- 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 vvfilmf has developed is RAI Cinema, the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo and Lancia Europe and 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 vvfilmf has been chosen by the President of the Biennial Foundation, Mr. Paolo Baratta and the Director of the Venice Biennale, 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 (Santa Augusta, Monte Baldo, Monte Pizzoc, Monte Visentin) and QUALITY AWARD confers by the Quality Jury to the best movie, between the movies taking part to the contest. It is composed by experts, critics, journalists, film producers and distributors.
Kids and Teens International Film Festival
XIII Edition | 13 november / 11 december 2023
The vvfilmf – Kids and Teens International Film Festival, organized by the no proﬁt Social Promotion Association, 400 colpi, – registered oﬃce Piazza della Fontana n.11- 31029 Vittorio Veneto (Treviso) and operating oﬃce Via Roma n.13 – 31029 Vittorio Veneto (Treviso), Italy.
In the last editions vvﬁlmf was promoted and supported by the President of the Italian Republic, oﬃce of the Prime Minister, together with the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Education and the support of all of the Ministers and foreign embassies.
In 2022 the vvﬁlmf is promoted by the European Parliament, the Italian Ministry Of Culture, the Italian Ministry of Tourism, the Italian regions: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Liguria, Marche, Molise, Puglia, Sicilia, Umbria, Veneto, the Province of Treviso and the Comune of Falcade.
The vvﬁlmf is supported by the Veneto Region.
vvﬁlmf is also supported by associations, organizations, institutions and private sponsors.
The vvﬁlmf – Kids and Teens International Film Festival was founded with the aim of creating a cultural moment for teenagers putting together knowledge and culture. An event capable of identifying welcoming places for young people and workshops dedicated to new forms of artistic expression.
The festival involves children, adolescents and young people as its main audience but is also open to an adult audience and to the entire population interested in cinematographic art and its pedagogical and instructive aspects.
The project is a stable activity supported by many municipalities, organizations and associations, destined to last and develop in time, involving all the national and international countries throughout the whole year.
From 2010 to 2022, the vvﬁlmf projects have pointed out new formative paths, oﬀering a continuous renew of cultural programs.
3. THE XIII EDITION
The 13th edition is proposed as an activity to bring young people from all over Italy and the world closer to cinema.
This year the vvﬁlmf will not only take place in the city of Vittorio Veneto, but nationally and internationally, reaching schools directly online and becoming the largest digital festival of cinema for children that will oﬀer a series of educational activities from Monday 13 November to Saturday 11 December 2023.
During the dedicated days, young judges will have the opportunity to watch online and stream feature films from all over the world, which will be divided into four categories according to the age of the audience.
The teenagers, who have always been the festival's judges, will evaluate the feature films based on the skills acquired during the training course that the vvﬁlmf provides. The festival will open with a meeting with the president of the quality jury to prepare the teenagers for watching the films.
Afterwards, there will be online meetings with the protagonists and authors of each film to be attended by the directors, producers and actors.
Direct contact with them is the greatest value for the vvﬁlmf, so as to bring the big names of cinema closer to the children.
For the juries, it is compulsory to watch the films and participate in online meetings during all days of the festival.
On the last day of the vvﬁlmf 2023, there will be a film awards ceremony attended by the guests of vvﬁlmf 13. The entire jury is invited to participate, online or in-presence, as well as the winning filmmakers. In-person participation will change according to the security regulations announced by the government.
4. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
The Festival is aimed at people aged between 8 and 25.
As this is a very broad age group with diﬀerent educational needs, the vvﬁlmf is organised in diﬀerent and autonomous sections.
The Festival will offer online viewing of feature films by contemporary authors chosen from Italy, Europe and non-European countries.
The films will be selected by a commission of experts that will offer an overview of national and international cinema of cultural depth, guaranteeing high quality.
The oﬃciale competition is a competition between twelve feature films, divided into four age groups:
Fascia Santa Augusta: feature films for children aged eight to ten, attending the last three years of primary school;
Fascia Monte Baldo: proposes films for children aged eleven to thirteen, who attend middle school; Fascia Monte Pizzoc: proposes films for adolescents aged fourteen to fifteen, who attend the first two years of high school;
Monte Visentin band: courses for adolescents aged sixteen to twenty-five, attending the last three years of high school, university students and other interested parties;
*The ages and classes refer to the Italian school system.
5. JURIES AND PRIZES
For the competition, juries will be composed of students from all over the world who will award the vvﬁlmf PRIZE to the best ﬁlm in each category.
The Jury of Quality, made up of experts, critics, journalists, producers and distributors, will award the 400 SHOT PRIZE to the best film in each category.
The decisions of the juries are final.
6. FILM SELECTION
- Conditions for admission to the selection
Only films produced since 2018 will be considered.
The ﬁlm must be sent with attached online application (www.vittorioﬁlmfestival.com) and a copy of the signed regulations to ﬁlm@vittorioﬁlmfestival.com by 1 August 2023 for pre-selection.
The material sent for pre-selection is the responsibility of the participants.
The 400 Blows Association will keep a copy of the ﬁlm in the Festival Archive and will use it only for cultural and educational purposes, excluding any commercial use.
Films received after 1 August 2023 or not accompanied by a signed entry form and regulations (see above) will not be considered.
- Selection procedure
The films will be selected by the Director General and the Scientific Commission assisted by a staﬀ of experts (film, communication and pedagogy experts).
The decision will be communicated directly to the productions/distributions of the selected films by 18 August 2023.
The vvfilmf does not pay compensation to the productions and distributions of the films selected for the competition.
To participate in the vvﬁlmf, it is mandatory that a representative of the ﬁlm participates in a meeting with the young jurors during one of the scheduled mornings.
7. SELECTED FILMS
- Participation form
The selected ﬁlms must send a copy of the ﬁlled in participation form downloadable from our website by 23 August 2023. The form implies the legal acceptance of the invitation by all recipients, acceptance which is considered deﬁnitive and irrevocable.
The ﬁlm invitation must remain conﬁdential until announced by the vvﬁlmf.
The Festival Management is responsible for the general programming and screening times.
Once the oﬃcial notification of participation in the competition has been received, the following materials must be sent:
1) trailer of the film in digital format of a maximum duration of 3 minutes;
2) complete list of English subtitles in srt format
3) copy of the film in high definition
4) press kit containing: biography, ﬁlmography and photos of the director; director's note on the ﬁlm and production notes; photos of the ﬁlm; brochure and poster.
All material must be sent to ﬁlm@vittorioﬁlmfestival.com
Please note: In order to promote films, it is essential that the production authorises the broadcasting (on national and international TV) of the film trailer.
The film must be the same as that sent for the pre-selection.
- Promotional material for the press and brochures
All material required for the vvﬁlmf brochure (synopsis, artistic and technical cast, full biography and ﬁlmographies of the director, photographs of the director and actors and scenes from the ﬁlm, brief commentary by the director on the ﬁlm) must be sent as soon as possible, by 1 September 2023, and must be referred to as "brochure preparation material".
Film owners must, by 1 September 2023, send promotional material (pressbook, digital images of the film and director, video material, audio clips, etc.) to the press and potential buyers.
The advertising and promotional material must bear the words "Film selected for the 13th edition of the vvﬁlmf" and, in the case of a national and/or world premiere, the words "National and/or World Premiere".
All the feature ﬁlms must be sent to ﬁlm@vittorioﬁlmfestival.com no later than 1 September 2023.
If the ﬁlms are sent in other forms and not with a downloadable link, each ﬁlm from abroad must be accompanied by a pro-forma invoice indicating the number of packages, length of the ﬁlm in meters, title of the ﬁlm and a value for customs purposes only (no more than $ 20 for feature ﬁlms) and have the words "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY".
At the same time, the sender must send a notice to the Festival via e-mail indicating the title of the ﬁlm, the number, the date and the coordinates of the shipment.
9. COSTS AND REQUIREMENTS
The vvﬁlmf does not charge for admission to the pre-selection.
Submission of the ﬁlm must be accompanied by a completed application form and signed regulations.
- Transport insurance
Insurance cover for transport to and from the screening locations is the responsibility of the participants.
- vvﬁlmf insurance
The producers and distributors of all awarded films are invited to donate a copy of the film, which will be deposited in the Festival Archive, kept and used for study, training and educational purposes, excluding any commercial use.
- Travel and hospitality expenses
vvﬁlmf reserves the right to invite a delegate for each ﬁlm in competition (director, producer, distributor, actors, etc.)
For the guests, hospitality is provided for only a single overnight stay, once the date of the meetings with the jurors has been established, but not travel expenses.
BE AWARE: The production and distribution companies of the ﬁlms are invited to support the delegate’s participation in vvﬁlmf for promotional purposes.
11. FINAL PROVISIONS
The participation in vvﬁlmf implies acceptance of this regulation.
It is the responsibility of producers, distributors or other entities presenting the ﬁlm to ensure that they are authorized to submit the ﬁlm.
For any dispute on the interpretation of the regulation, the original text drawn up in Italian will prevail.
Apart from the cases already provided for in the previous articles, the General Manager of vvﬁlmf will have the right regulate any matter related to the artistic and logistical organization of vvﬁlmf.
It will also have the right to suspend the registration of participants' in particular and justiﬁed cases.
Any dispute concerning the interpretation and execution of this regulation, as well as the participation in vvﬁlmf, will be devolved to the functional competence of the Court of Treviso.
Pursuant to and for the purposes of art. 1341, 2nd c. cod. civ. the clauses referred to in art. 8 (functional competence of the Court of Treviso; limitation of liability of the organization; right to withdraw and / or suspend the contract)
The personal data of the participants pursuant to and for the purposes of Legislative Decree 196/2003 on the processing of personal data will be treated in full compliance with the law and will not be disclosed or communicated to third parties. The communication of your email address gives your consent to the processing of data by the organization for the sole purpose of receiving information relating to vvﬁlmf - Kids and Teens International Film Festival and its initiatives.