BCT - Festival Nazionale del Cinema e della Televisione di Benevento ()


10 Oct 2022
Call for entries

31 Mar 2023
Festival closed

15 May 2023
Notification date

20 Jun 2023
25 Jun 2023


Via Erchemperto 15,  82100, Benevento, BN, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 20 June 2023      Festival end: 25 June 2023

The National Film and Television Festival, the only Kermesse in Italy to combine the two macro-themes of communication, manages to connect, in a simple and direct way, but at the same time, criticism and analytics, themes and communication structures that accompany and sometimes affect the lives of everyone. Through stories, meetings, debates, screenings, shows, exhibitions and concerts, the greatest artists of the small and big screen are told captured by the emotion generated by the "climate" of magic that only the world of cinema and TV can give to a passionate audience of spectators.


YOUNG DIRECTORS SECTION - Maximum age 35 years

ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION The National Film and Television Festival is conceived and organized by the Visually Cultural Association. The event is organized with the support of: Municipality of Benevento, University of Sannio, Campania Region, Benevento Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism - Directorate General for Cinema, Istituto Luce. To these bodies are added associations, organizations, institutions and private sponsors.

ARTICLE 2. OBJECTIVES The Festival's mission is to refer to the two major communication vehicles of our century, Cinema and Television, in an open-air debate in which we can and must coexist without overlapping but with the will to give total attention to the world of the little one and big screen. A place where you can think and discuss new media, new platforms, released or upcoming films, new or archived television programs, successful series or unpublished documentaries, welcoming the productions and talking about them with the direct protagonists. An accessible and free Festival to understand the cinema seen and what is still to be seen, the current TV or that linked to the past, the new emerging young people, their ideas, their creations, the originality of unpublished and innovative projects. Six days of meetings dedicated to culture, in-depth study, a national laboratory where you can tackle the great issues that have always characterized Italian television and our cinema, told by those who experience them firsthand.

ARTICLE 3. DATE AND duration Edition 7 of the National Film and Television Festival will take place in Benevento from 20 to 25 June 2023, for a duration of five days.

ARTICLE 4. THE COMPETITION The “Spazio Short Film” competition organized by the National Film and Television Festival - City of Benevento is developed in a single section. The short film must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes including the opening and closing credits. Those who have not yet turned 35 years of age can participate in the Competition. All the works must have been produced in the year 2022/23. There is no specific theme. In fact, the competition allows you to express yourself freely by choosing the theme in the total discretion of the authors. The competition is also divided into 2 subsections: DIRECTOR, PROTAGONIST ACTOR. In total, therefore, three awards will be awarded: BEST SHORT FILM - “SPAZIO SHORT FILM” COMPETITION, BEST DIRECTION - “SPAZIO SHORT FILM” COMPETITION, BEST PROTAGONIST “SPAZIO SHORT FILM”. It will be at the total discretion of the jury to decide which prize to award, in relation to the sections of the competition, to the shorts that will be declared winners. The President of the jury of the “Spazio Short Film” Competition will be Nicola Giuliano - Film Producer

ARTICLE 5. REGISTRATION PROCEDURE Registration is free and must be formalized no later than March 31, 2023. The official registration form, completed in all its parts and signed, must be accompanied by a DVD, a computer support (pen drive), or from a link where you can view the film (with subtitles in english, if the original language is different from Italian), synopsis of the work, bio-filmography of the director and any other documentation that may be useful for the selection of the work. The registration form must be clearly completed and duly signed, under penalty of exclusion from the competition, and can be found on the official website of the event www.festivalbeneventocinematv.it in the competitions section. The requested material must be sent by 31 March 2023 to the e-mail address: info@festivalbeneventocinematv.it or to the following postal address: BCT Offices - Via Erchemperto 15, Benevento - 82100 (with the indication "BCT Competition"). Shipping costs are borne by the participants.

ARTICLE 6. SELECTIONS AND awards The selection of the short films is made by and at the discretion of the Festival Direction. The works will be screened by a jury specially made up of experts in the sector (journalists, managers, television and film producers, television directors and nationally renowned cinemas) and chaired by Nicola Giuliano, Film Producer and Academy Award winner for the film "The great beauty". The decisions of the Jury are made by simple majority vote. Anyone who has a connection with the films in competition will not be able to take part in the jury. Date and place of the awards, the prizes for the winners and the names of the Jury will be announced on the Festival website: www.festivalbeneventocinematv.it after the expiry date of the competition. The films presented (and not only the awarded ones) can be screened in public without any compensation or Authors and rights holders.

ARTICLE 7. SCREENING OF FILMS The calendar and times of the screenings are the responsibility of the Festival Direction. Foreign films will be presented in their original version with Italian subtitles.

ARTICLE 8. HOSPITALITY The directors of the selected films will be accredited free of charge.

ARTICLE 9. GENERAL RULES The organization of the Competition, while rigorously engaging in the care and custody of the works received, does not assume any responsibility for any postal delays, thefts, damage or loss that these may suffer before, during or after the event. Copies of DVDs sent for selection will not be returned. The registration of the film requires the deposit of any material sent - including the DVD - in the Archive of the National Film and Television Festival. Cancellation from this archive must be requested with written communication by registered post. By submitting the material, you automatically authorize its publication, without any compensation, on the promoter site www.festivalbeneventocinematv.it or linked sites. Any legal obligation relating to copyright issues will be the sole responsibility of the creator / producer of the work who, in any case, relieves the organization of any responsibility for the content of the work projected in public. The request for admission to the Festival by sending the completed and signed registration form implies the unconditional acceptance of these Regulations. The Festival Management may make decisions relating to matters not covered by these Regulations.

For reasons of force majeure, for technical-organizational problems or to make improvements or in case of unforeseen exceptions, the organization may modify these Regulations, providing information
on the Festival website: www.festivalbeneventocinematv.it. For any dispute the
Forum of Benevento.

ARTICLE 10. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA Pursuant to Legislative Decree 196/2003, we inform you that the data provided by the participants will be processed exclusively with reference to registration for the Festival. The treatment will be carried out on paper and / or computer in strict compliance with the obligations defined by the law on privacy.



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