5th Edition of Firenze FilmCorti Festival Rules and Regulations

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Deadline May 20th, 2018

Festival Description

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 Festival 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”.
Finally the 4th edition of our Festival has been won by a Chinese filmmaker from Macau. His awarded film was “Crash”.

The 5th edition will take place on June 15th, 16th and 17th and on October 19, 20  and 21. Festival includes the following events:
June 15, 16 and 17 Short film competition and special guests
October 19: Education initiatives for young audience
October 20: Movies from European Emerging Countries
October 21: Screenplays competition


Rules and regulations

  1. The Associazione di Arte e Cultura Cinematografica Rive Gauche – Festival, Florence, Italy, is happy to announce the 5th edition of its  International Cinema  Contest.  The Festival aims at promoting the collaboration and competition between young directors and promotion and circulation of audiovisual works.
  2. Festival is parted in the following periods:
    January to May 2018: Public pre-selection of all the submitted film finalised to access the semi-final.
    June 15, 16 and 17 Short film competition final event and special guests
    June to October: Satellite events.
    October 19: Education initiatives for young audience
    October 20: Innovative European short movies
    October 21: Screenplays competition
  3. Requirements:
    All film screened in the Festival days should not be longer than 40 minutes, included film credits:
    Screnplays for short film shoul be not longer than 30 pages. Feature Screenplays must be longer than 30 pages.
  4. Deadline for submission for short films: May 20th, 2018. Only works submitted within this dates  will be considered. Deadline submission for screenplays: September 21st, 2018.
  5. Applicants should send a fee of Euro 20.00 together with their work.
    Payments  should be made via Bank Transfer to Rive Gauche Bank account:
    IBAN: IT41X0200802832000103193977
    Bank receipt have to be sent through:  info@rivegauche-festival.eu
  6. Applicants have to send works :
    on-line by WeTransfer to info@rivegauche-festival.eu or via email (same address: info@rivegauche-festival.eu)
    Applicants should send their work together with their contact details (adress, phone, cell, email) and along with the short film abstract and curriculum vitae and their photos.
    For further information please email to info@rivegauche-festival.eu  
  7. Works will not be returned and will be preserved in the Rive Gauche’s archive.   Rive Gauche – Festival 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 nest contest on the Rive Gauche-ArteCinema blog  and Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, Google+  pages, with the authors’ consent.
  8. The competitors whose works are admitted to the final event of the competition (June 15, 16 and 17) will be notified by May 20th to 30th, 2018 via email and  the Blog (https://rivegauche-filmecritica.com),  as well as on the Rive Gauche-ArteCinema network pages. Selected screenplayers will be notified same way from September 22 to October 02.
  9. The film’s producers must agree to include a mention of the V edition of the Rive Gauche Festival in all future promotion of their material and citing any prizes they may have won.
  10. Applicants will be shortlisted by the juries for the final event. Travel and accommodation and other expenses will be met by shortlisted applicants.
    The finalists works will be presented during the course the final events. The final schedule will be advised closer to the time.  The prize giving will take place on the evening of June 17th for the short films and October 21st for the screenplayers.
  11. Awards in the following categories: 
    Best short Film: Gold plated “Chimera”
    Best director: Silver plated “Chimera”
    Best actress: Bronze plated “Chimera”
    Best actor: “Bronze plated “Chimera”

    Best screenplay: personalized award
    Best sound: Special Jury award
    Special movie critics award
    Special audience prize: personalized award
    Best directorial prize: personalized award
    Best animated prize: personalized award
    Screenplays Contest:
    First prize 
    for the best Original Screenplay: The best screenwriter will receive an InkTip Script package: A listing of his script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find him.
    Second Prize:
     InkTip Script package
    Third Prize: InkTip Script package

    All participants will receive a parchment attesting their contribution.
  12. Jury Members:
    – Enrico Le Pera – President (Director, winning of the III Firenze FilmCorti Festival)
    – Astrid De Berardinis (Vice.president Paranount Europa)

    – Giuseppe Rossi (Sales manager CBS Europa)
    – Gianluca Russo (Director RAI MOVIE)
    – Enrico Pazzi (Independent journalist and speaker)
    – Federico Ferrandina (Song writer)
  13. The jury’s decision is Final

The President of
Rive Gauche – Festival
Marino Demata

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