Farm Film Festival 2019 – International Festival of Short Films.

4th Edition

29 August – 1 September –  Farm Cultural Park, Favara

 

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRY

The Farm Film Festival was founded with the aim of giving space to every type of artist who wants to show or tell a different vision about people and places as a theme of development. The mood of the first three editions was “Move! Do something: People and Places that are changing the world, it will remain one of the categories of the Festival where we will add the theme of the cities developed within Countless Cities, a biennial exhibition of Farm Cultural Park, which involves photographers, artists, architects and creatives who tell us not only cities but also good practices and innovative ideas that make them special with different approaches and languages.

The Fourth Edition of the Farm Film Festival is aimed at producing short films able to tell, with little discounted languages, exciting and engaging “stories of change”.

Farm Cultural Park is an Independent Cultural Center born 9 years ago and is today an extraordinary example of sustainable and sustainable territorial development. www.farmculturalpark.com

The aim is not only to sensitize the common opinion about those people and places that are rethinking our future, but also to promote proactive behavior with respect to the transformation of our society.

 

PLACE/ DATES

The Farm Film Festival 2019 will take place from August 29 to 1 September at Farm Cultural Park – Favara

Deadline for entries: 31 May 2019 at 23:59 hours

 

CATEGORIES OF SELECTED WORKS

The categories selected for the festival are seven, just like the number of courtyards involved during the period of the Festival. The different themes will give more space to many more artists within the festival. We only accept works created since 1 January 2017.

CATEGORIES OF SELECTED WORKS

There are seven categories selected for the festival, just like the number of courtyards involved during the Festival period. The different themes will give more space to many more artists within the festival.Only works created from January 1st 2017 will be accepted.

The categories are as follows:

  • Short theme free (ShortFarm): Section dedicated to short films that narrate fictional films or videos without preclusions of styles, genres and techniques of realization. The maximum duration will be 20 minutes including the opening and closing credits.
  • Short theme (Move! Do Something ShortFarm): Section dedicated to the theme that gave the Festival its name for the first 3 editions: People or places that are changing the world. This section will also deal with social and humanitarian issues.

The maximum duration of the works will be 20′ including the opening and closing credits.

  • Short theme (Countless Cities ShortFarm): Section dedicated to the story of cities, their growth, their development, the innovative ideas of architects and creatives intent on building something big. Telling your city or a city that you are in love with in every form of expression.

The selected works must have a maximum duration of 20′ including the opening and closing credits.

  • Short-documentary (DocuFarm): Section dedicated to authors who dedicate their art to documentary language, without preclusions of styles, genres and techniques of realization. The maximum duration will be 20 minutes including the opening and closing credits.
  • Videoclip (FarmClip): Section dedicated to artists and directors who make music videos, a very different film language from the other sections. This space will give space to both the authors and the bands presented. The maximum duration will be 6′ including the opening and closing credits.
  • Farm Animation: Section dedicated to all the short films realized with the animation technique. Each theme and every type of story is part of the parameters as long as it is told with the animation. The maximum duration of the works will be 10′ including the opening and closing credits.
  • Fast & Short: Section dedicated to all independent and amateur artists who know how to develop a story with any theme in just 90″ excluding credits. Works made with alternative instruments such as mobile phones, smartcam, tablet and more … are not allowed. There are no limits to instruments and themes.

 

PRIZES

 

  • Short Farm Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • Move! Award! Do Something ShortFarm

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • Countless Cities ShortFarm Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

Farm Cultural Park has decided to give a prize money of 500, 00 euros to the Best Short Film between the two categories Move! Do Something and Countless Cities.

 

  • DocuFarm Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • FarmClip Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • FarmAnimation Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • Fast & Short Award

(Trophy + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

  • Farm Cultural Park Award for the best Opera in absolute among all the categories present.

  (500 euros + Residence at Farm Cultural Park in 2020)

There will also be the Farm Special Awards assigned and motivated by the Technical Jury for:

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Photography

Best Assembly

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Soundtrack

 

DEADLINE

All entries must be received no later than the expiration date, May 31, 2019 at 23:59

 

ENTRY FEE

Entry fee is €5 for each work and can be made through paypal or bank.

IBAN: IT51H0316901600CC0011193364 – Marco Gallo

 

ENTRY RULES/ JURY

Each participant can enter up to 5 works.

Works for pre-selection must be submitted exclusively through specific platforms: FilmFreeway, Festhome, Clickforfestival, or through email to info@farmfilmfestival.it.

Using the e-mail you can send a downloadable private or public Youtube/ Vimeo link or send the file in Full HD (1920×1080) via WeTransfer.

Whether you submit through the Festival website or by email, a completed and signed Application Form for each work must be sent by email.

Registration is not valid if the Festival board does not receive both the payment and the Application form. Farm Cultural Park disclaims any liability for copyright infringements in works submitted by participants, for the reproduction of shorts containing material covered by copyright and rights not paid to SIAE or any copyright holder.

By signing the disclaimer, all liability falls on the author \ director \ producer.

A jury made up of journalists, audio-visual professionals will express their preference for the winner of each category. The jury also reserves the right to assign any special mentions and ex aequo prizes.

Movies with text in a foreign language must have subtitles in Italian or English, except for the category Farm Clip.

Inlcuding two pictures or a poster representative of the submitted work is appreciated when you sent the email with Application Form for free use in the promotion of the Festival

Each author, signing the disclaimer, gives the consent to the use of some images of their works for the promotion of the Festival. The films will become part of the archive of the Farm Film Festival. However Farm Cultural Park is committed to use them to promote the festival for cultural purposes only and under no circumstances commercial.

 

FINALISTS

The works and names of the selected authors will also be communicated in the Official pages of the social networks and on the website www.farmfilmfestival.it. The winners or their representatives, if they do not have the possibility to collect the prize, can receive it by paying the shipping costs.

After the deadline of the announcement will be provided details and conventions on the structures on site for the hospitality of the finalists of the Festival. The management will carefully follow the travel arrangements for the participating finalists. During the duration of the Festival, the artist will have the opportunity to present his work during the interview reserved to each author before the public screening during the evenings. This presentation will then be published on our channels.

The registration and participation in the Festival imply the complete acceptance of this regulation and the registration form. For each exception not envisaged in this Regulation, the management reserves the right to take final decisions.

 

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