Sentiero Film Factory 2023 (3)



Deadlines

01 Nov 2022
Call for entries

01 Nov 2022
Early deadline

15 Jan 2023
Standard deadline

20 Mar 2023
Late deadline

01 Jun 2023
Extended deadline

5
mths

01 Aug 2023
Notification date

11 Sep 2023
17 Sep 2023

Address

San Frediano,  50100, Firenze, FI, Italy


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Script / Pitch projects


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 11 September 2023      Festival end: 17 September 2023

Black Oaks Pictures and Materiali Sonori Cinema present the third edition of Sentiero Film Factory, a Festival based in Florence - Tuscany for short films and short screenplays.

Sentiero Film Factory is open to Italian and foreign directors, filmmakers, producers, authors, writers and film school students.

The Festival also offers a market and networking events designed for professionals of the film industry, such as panels, workshops and forums.

【SHORT FILM COMPETITION aka SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL】
・Best Short Movie (trophy and 500 € artistic contribution*)
・Best Director (trophy)
・Best Cinematography (trophy)
・Best Performance (trophy)
・Best Screenplay (trophy)
・Best Editing (trophy)
・“Luciano Del Sette Award” for Best Soundtrack (trophy)
・“Sentiero Award” honorable mention (trophy)

【STUDENTS SHORT FILM COMPETITION aka SENTIERO FILM SCHOOL】
・Best Student Short Movie (trophy)

【SCRIPT COMPETITION aka SENTIERO FILM PITCH】
・Best Screenplay or Project (500 € artistic contribution* and trophy)
・“Writing Monkeys Award” (trophy)

【MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION aka MUSIC IN SHORT】
・ "Erriquez (Bandabardò) Award Best Music Video (250 € artistic contribution* and trophy)

【MEXICAN FILM COMPETITION aka SENTIERO MEXICAN’S WAY】
・Best Mexican Short Movie (free participation to the next SENTIERO FILM REC 2024, artistic residency in Florence**)

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*Cash prizes are given in the form of a contribution to the proposing artist. The prize, net of taxes, will be cleared within 60 days after the award ceremony.

** Artistic residency in Florence focused on the San Frediano area. The selected filmmaker will spend two weeks in Florence developing and filming an original short movie (fiction or documentary). The selected artist and Festival’s Artistic Direction will agree upon the period of the residency which must be carried out before the end of 2024.

1. ORGANIZATION AND PROMOTION
SENTIERO FILM FACTORY is organized by Black Oaks Pictures and the Materiali Sonori Cinema. For its communication channels, the festival can use the images of the selected films for: catalog of the festival, flyers, press review, website, social network, etc.

An extract of less than 30 seconds of the selected short films will be used in social networks, websites or video monitors for the promotion of the event.

The acceptance of the terms & rules of the festival implies the acceptance of these rules

2. DATE AND DURATION
The 3nd edition of SENTIERO FILM FACTORY will be in Florence, in SEPTEMBER 2023.

In the event of special regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be held online.

3. SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL
The Festival has five sections:
• #SENTIEROFILMFEST2023: international short films competition
• #SENTIEROFILMSCHOOL2023: short films competition for film school students
• #SENTIEROFILMPITCH2023: Italian short movie scripts competition
• #SENTIEROFILMMUSIC2023: music and experimental videos competition
• #SENTIEROMEXICANSWAY2023: short films competition for MEXICAN directors or productions in collaboration with ENTRE DOS MUNDOS (Festival del cinema Iberoamericano di Firenze)

4. THE COMPETITIONS
-> SHORT MOVIES COMPETITIONS: SENTIERO FILM FEST, SCHOOL, MUSIC and MEXICAN'S WAY:
These sections are open to short films of any genre, maximum running time 30 minutes (credits included), made after January 1, 2020.

The owners of the short movies must send the materials requested in article 5 by April 16, 2023. In case of selection, the file for the screening (not less than HD) must reach the Festival no later than AUGUST 15, 2022.

The selection is carried out by and at the sole discretion of the Festival's Artistic Direction, who is also in charge of the honorable mention “Sentiero Award”.

The Festival Direction and its collaborators will nominate a Jury of qualified professionals - directors, actors, journalists, film critics, producers, distributors,
for the awarding of the following prizes:
Best Short Movie (500 € artistic contribution), Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Performance, Best Screenplay, “Luciano Del Sette Award" for Best Soundtrack, Best Student Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Mexican Short Movie.

-> SENTIERO FILM PITCH
This section is open to original Short scripts by Italian screenwriters still looking for a production. The authors must send the materials requested in article 5 by JUNE 1, 2023.

The selection of the scripts is carried out by and at the discretion of the Festival's Artistic Direction. The authors of the selected screenplays will be invited to pitch their projects during the Festival. The authors cannot exempt themselves from this presentation under penalty of exclusion from the Festival.
The Festival Direction will nominate a Jury of qualified professionals - directors, journalists, film critics, producers, distributors - for the awarding of the following prizes: Best Screenplay or Project (500 € artistic contribution) and “Writing Monkeys Award”.

5. APPLICATION MATERIALS
All submissions to the festival must be accompanied by the following materials:
-> SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL, SENTIERO FILM SCHOOL, SENTIERO FILM MUSIC, SENTIERO MEXICAN’S WAY:
Festhome entry form properly filled (under penalty of exclusion from the competition)
Fill the credits related to Director, Producer, Screenwriter, DOP, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Editor, Composer and Sound Designer on Festhome.
Screener link - VIMEO is recommended - available on Festhome

-> SENTIERO FILM PITCH
Festhome entry form properly filled (under penalty of exclusion from the competition);
Synopsis (max 1 page)
Script (max 30 pages)
Additional material (e.g. moodboard) optional

6. SELECTED FILMS/PROJECTS AND AWARD CEREMONIES
Selected SHORT FILMS from all the competition sections must send supplementary material when contacted by the festival management. All films will be screened during SENTIERO FILM FACTORY screening events in Florence.

The videos selected for MUSIC IN SHORT will be screened during the days of the Festival in a specific Music Corner as a video library.

For the competition SENTIERO FILM PITCH, 10 SCRIPTS will be selected. The authors will be invited to present their work during a live Pitch session of 10 minutes each. A jury of Screenwriters, Producers, Distributors, Directors will assign the award.

In order to access the award, participation at the Live Pitch is mandatory. The festival will offer each author a Pitch Training Session right before the Live Pitch event.

The Award Ceremony will take place in Florence on the final evening of the Festival.

7. FILM SCREENINGS
The calendar and times of the screenings are decided by the Festival Artistic Direction, which will publish a general catalog of the works presented once the selection and call are closed.

The selected works will be screened in a compatible format as per regulation.



  

 
  

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