Equilibrium CineFest (2)


19 Apr 2022
Call for entries

30 Jun 2022
Early deadline

30 Jun 2022
Standard deadline

30 Jul 2022
Late deadline

30 Jul 2022
Festival closed

08 Aug 2022
Notification date

19 Apr 2022
30 Sep 2022


Piazza Sant'Anna, 3,  90133, Palermo, PA, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 19 April 2022      Festival end: 30 September 2022

Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico organizes the second edition of its "CineFest - Changes".

Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico is a Social Promotion Association based in Palermo, born with the intent to promote the development and diffusion of film culture, a passion shared by the members of our team. This year the festival focuses on the theme of change, today more and more sudden and the reason for a highly liquid society. Nothing is well defined anymore: space, time, body. Everything is always changing and flows quickly.

The association Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico is composed of three women who are experts in cinema and communication, as well as lovers of creative and artistic expression represented through images and videos. The Equilibrium CineFest is, in fact, a means to offer a space of expression to all filmmakers who want to share their thoughts through the short film, a tool that has the power to communicate in a few minutes a message with a high emotional impact.

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Soundtrack
SPECIAL AWARD "Best Animation"


1. Participation is open to all who comply with these regulations. Works with explicitly offensive, defamatory, advertising content will not be considered.

2. Each author can submit a maximum of 2 works (in Italian language or language with English subtitles) of a maximum duration of 15 minutes (including opening and closing credits).

3. The genre of each work is free, provided that the content is related to the theme of change.

4. Each work submitted must be accompanied by:
- playbill in high definition;
- trailer with a maximum duration of 30 seconds.

5. The work must not contain copyrighted material, in which case Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico will not be held responsible for the infringement.

6. By submitting your work, you do not waive your copyright on it. Copyrights will remain unchanged.

7. Please note that by fully accepting these Rules and Regulations, the author authorizes Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico, pursuant to Legislative Decree 101/2018 (GDPR - EU Reg 679/2016), to use personal data for uses related to the competition. Please note that the submission of the works implies the authorization to the organizers of the Festival for the screening of the work itself during the awards event that will take place on September 30, 2022. In addition, it should be noted that, unless the participants expressly forbid it, the productions that will be among the nominations will be published on the social channels of the Association and the event to ensure publicity and transparency of the Festival to all participants. The nominations will also be visible after the conclusion of the event so that participants of future editions of the Festival can verify the actual performance of the same. Any denials must be expressed in writing and communicated to the organizers by e-mail at studios.equilibrium@gmail.com within three days of the closing of entries.

8. Participants understand and accept that the President of the Associazione Equilibrium Studio Cinematografico may, in accordance with the laws in force, evaluate and resolve any disputes related to cases not covered by these regulations.


In compliance with government regulations for the management of the COVID-19 emergency, the Festival will take place at the De Seta Cinema in Palermo on September 30, 2022.
The opening of registration is April 19, 2022.
Registration is to be made only and exclusively on the portal https://festhome.com/.

Participants will pay a different registration fee depending on the period in which they send their productions:

- entries received between April 19 and June 30, 2022 ("regular deadline") will be charged a registration fee of €10 for each work submitted;

- entries received between July 1 and July 30, 2022 ("late deadline") will be charged a registration fee of €13 for each work submitted.

Please note that participants will have to pay Festhome an additional fee of 2 euros for each entry.
Following the closing of entries, the short films received will be reviewed by members of the Equilibrium Studio Cinematographic Association in order to select 3 nominations for each category. The nominations will be considered by the selection jury, which will be in charge of identifying the winner of each category (section D of these regulations).

The winners will be announced during an event to be held at the De Seta Cinema in Palermo on September 30, 2022. During the event, fragments of the nominations, trailers of the nominated short films will be screened and the winners of each category (section D of these regulations) will be awarded. The date of the event will be, in any case, communicated at least 15 days in advance on all channels of promotion of the event (Festhome portal and social accounts of the Association). Participants understand and accept that it will be their responsibility to regularly check these channels in order not to miss the opportunity to follow the event live or in attendance.


The Jury will be composed of experts in the various artistic fields and will have the task of establishing, in a completely independent manner, a winner for each category. The components will be announced on the social channels of the Association. The opinion of the Jury is to be considered unchallengeable and unappealable.


Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Soundtrack
Best Animation" SPECIAL AWARD

Each category winner will receive the Equilibrium Prize statuette.



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