Deadline May 31th, 2017
Don’t miss the occasion to attend this International contest and in the same time to visit Florence, that’s the most beautiful town in Italy!
An Italian Filmaker, Cecilia Zambello won the 2014 edition by the film “Clorofilla tace”.
A Mexican filmaker, Roberto Valdes, with his film “Algien”, won the 2015 edition.
The 3rd Edition of the Festival (2016) has been won by an Italian filmaker, Enrico Le Pera, who submitted an American film, “Lulù and the right words”.
The 4th edition will take place on July 1st & 2nd (Final event). Festival includes three different event types:
1) Film Festival with live screening
2) Unpublished Screenplay
3) Directorial Debuts (Prize Opera prima)
Rules and regulations
The “Associazione di Arte e Cultura Cinematografica Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema”, Florence, Italy, is happy to announce the 4th edition of its International Cinema Contest, dedicated
to short films, Corti Festival”. The Festival aims at promoting the collaboration and competition between young directors
Festival has 3 diferent Sections:
Section 1 – Short Films
Section 2 – Original and unpublished Screenplay
Section 3 – Directorial Debuts (Prize Opera prima FEDIC)
Short films should not be longer than 40 minutes, included film credits.Each original Screenplay should be no longer than 200 pages
4. Deadline for submission: MAY 31 Only works submitted within this date will be considered. For members of the FEDIC the deadline is extended to 30 April 2017.
Applicants should send a fee of Euro 20 together with their work. Applicants who send more than one entry should add Euro 10.00 for each additional work.
Payments should be made through Paypal to the address: email@example.com , or via Bank Transfer to Rive Gauche Bank account:
Cod BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1R02.
Bank receipt can be sent through: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Applicants can send works to:
mail their entries to: Marino Demata, Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema, Via Domenico Giuliotti, 3 – 50135 Firenze, Italy. (The association cannot take responsibilty for the postal service).
online: We Transfer to email@example.com
Applicants should send their work together with their contact details (adress, phone, cell, email) along with a short film description and curriculum vitae.
For further information please call +39 3287133951
The material sent will not be returned and will become property of the
Rive Gauche’s archive. Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema is responsible for, and in charge of, the preservation of the works and the protection of the participants’ personal data. The Material may be used in future events (Filmakers and/or film producers will be advised) and may be published to promote this contest on the Rive Gauche-ArteCinema blog and Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, google+ pages, with the authors’ consent.
The competitors whose works are admitted to the final event of the competition (July 1st an 2nd)) will be notified by 1st to 10th June 2017 via email and on the Rive Gauche-ArteCinema blog as well as on the Rive Gauche-ArteCinema network page.
The film’s producers must agree to include a mention of the IV edition of the Rive Gauche Festival in all future promotion of their material , stating which section they participated in, and citing any prizes they may have won.10
Final event. This will take place in the centre of Florence. Applicants will be shortlisted by the juries . Travel and accommodation and other expenses will be met by shortlisted applicants.
The finalists works will be presented during the course of a two day event on July 1 & 2 2017. The final schedule will be advised closer to the time. The prize giving will take place on the evening of July 2nd at the same venue.
Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded:
for best short film: € 500 Voucher for video production equipment , and a personalized plaque.
Prize for best director: personalized award.
Prize for best script: personalized award
Prize for best soundtrack: personalized award
Prize for best actor: personalized award
Prize for best actress: personalized award
First Prize for the best Original Screenplay: The best screenwriter will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of his script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find him.
Second Prize: A personalized award
Third Prize: A personalized award
Section 3: Prize for best debut movie.
First prize FEDIC for the best debut movie: A work by a local artist and a personalized award.
Second and thirs prize: A personalized award
All participants will receive a parchment attesting their contribution.
President:Enrico Le Pera- Director winning film of the III Florence Short Film International Fest
Riccardo Zampinetti – Rive Gauche main office
Maria Rosaria Perilli – Writer and critic
Giulia Spagnesi – Cinema and multiculturalism
Claudio Baldocci – multi-instrumentalist musician
Elisabetta Malaguti – Designer
Ruben Chaviano – Musician and composer
Laura Fenili – Cinema experience