Puglia International film festival (1)


03 Sep 2020
Call for entries

31 Jan 2021
Standard deadline

03 May 2021
Late deadline

03 May 2021
Festival closed

25 May 2021
Notification date

24 May 2021
29 May 2021


Viale Orazio Flacco 15,  70100, Bari, Bari, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >3' 60'<
Feature film festival >75'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 60'<
 Feature Films  >75'
 Any language
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Festival start: 24 May 2021      Festival end: 29 May 2021

The Puglia international film festival is the only Italian and European film festival that deals with and deals with exclusively political, social and historical issues that are directly interconnected and connected to each other.

After each screening there will be a live debate between operators in the world of cinema and characters belonging to Italian and international politics, historians, academics and organizations involved in social policies.
Puglia international film festival is an extraordinary annual event held in Polignano a mare, an authentic pearl and tourist destination in Puglia and Italy.

Golden Key
to the best feature film

Award in plaque, awarded by the jury to the best film in the Feature films section. The Artistic Direction has focused on a Feature Film Competition exclusively dedicated to international first and second works.

Golden Key
to the best short film

Award in plaque, awarded by the jury for the best film in the Shorts section.

Silver Key
Audience Award for Best Film

Award in plaque, awarded by the public to the best film in the Feature films section. After each screening, all the spectators present are called to vote with ballots.

Silver Key
Youth Award

Silver Key - Youth Award, dedicated to the Feature film section, is assigned by the youngsters who participate in the annual project "Puglia international Film Festival- Schools". The jury is composed of a selection of students.

Silver Key
to the best Soundtrack

Award given by the jury composed of the Festival to the best soundtrack of the Feature films section.

Silver Key
to the best Photography

Award given by the jury composed of the Festival to the best Photography in the Feature films section.

Silver Key
to the best script

Award given by the jury composed of the Festival to the best screenplay of the Feature films section.

ART. 1
The works, published or unpublished, must have a minimum duration of 75 minutes.
Works in Italian will be accepted, or if in a foreign language they have subtitles in English or Italian (under penalty of exclusion of the work from the festival), which have been produced starting from January 2018, even if they have won other competitions for feature films.
Each author can participate with a maximum of 3 works (of the same genre or different genre).
The Festival has a historical, political and social theme and authors can participate with any genre, with the exception of Music Video and Horror.

ART. 2


The selected works will be communicated by the end of April 2020, by personal e-mail to the authors and on the Facebook page. The organization will appoint a panel of experts from the sector to select the films and, through a jury made directly by the spectator's public vote, to nominate the winners and award the prizes.

The decisions of this jury are final.
It will be up to the organization to assign any special mentions or awards to works deemed particularly significant.

ART. 3


The deadline for sending the material is April 16, 2020.
For payment follow the following dates:

–Early Deadline: by March 18, 2020
- Regular Deadline: from 19 March to 16 April 2020

The date of receipt of the e-mail or the postmark in the event of dispatch by post will prevail.

ART. 4


Each selected work will be entitled to two free passes valid for the three days of the Festival, which can be spent by the individual director and by any other member of the production.

For those who wish to register via bank transfer, the following data are listed below:

Puglia International film festival - Passaquindici Umberto iban IT35J3608105138267320667326

Subsequently the material must be sent as per Article 5.

In case of failure to select the work, the fee will not be returned.

The payment must be of the corresponding amount compared to the dates listed in the deadline of Article 3.

ART. 5


The work file must be sent in MOV or MPEG4 format, via Wetransfer, FileMail or any other downloadable link, sent to the email address pugliafilmfestival@gmail.com
Together with the work file, it will be necessary to send by email a completed and signed copy of the REGISTRATION FORM and acceptance of the regulation.

Alternatively, a package containing:

- Copy of the work in DVD PAL format (or MOV or MPEG4) - Registration form and release form with acceptance of the regulation at the following address:

Puglia international film festival-PIFF
Viale Orazio Flacco 15
70100 Bari

The shipment of the material is the author's responsibility and the organization does not assume responsibility for any theft, damage or loss of the same.

The material sent to participate in the competition will not be returned. Registration entails the deposit of all the works sent to the competition archive, which may also be used in locations and situations other than the Festival, excluding any use for commercial purposes.

ART. 6


Once the organization has verified the correct sending of the work, the registration form and the payment of the fee, the authors will be notified by e-mail of the correct registration.

By registering for the competition, each author is responsible for the content of his works.
The author also declares and guarantees that the rights of the work are his property and that he does not infringe the rights of third parties, such as other authors, portrayed subjects, assignees of rights, musical rights, etc.
If the work contains content not owned by the participant in the Festival, he undertakes to assume all the disclaimers and authorizations necessary to participate in the
Festival itself.

In any case, the participant in the Festival and / or the author of the work, undertake to relieve the organization of the Puglia international Film Festival from any claim, damage request and / or expense from anyone advanced.
The admission request to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of all the points of the regulation. According to the law 196/03, the personal data of the authors will be processed only for the purpose of organizing the event.
ART. 7


This regulation is written in Italian.
In the event of interpretative problems, the Italian version is authoritative.
The Festival management can take decisions related to matters not foreseen in this regulation.
The Court of BARI is competent for any controversy



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