Sentiero Film Factory (1)



Deadlines

17 May 2021
Call for entries

10 Jul 2021
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2021
Late deadline

01 Aug 2021
Final deadline

8
days

22 Aug 2021
Notification date

10 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021

Address

San Frediano,  50100, Firenze, FI, Italy


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 10 September 2021      Festival end: 12 September 2021

Black Oaks Pictures and Materiali Sonori present the First Edition of the Festival for short films and short screenplays Sentiero Film Factory aimed at Italian and foreign directors and filmmakers, authors and writers, Film Schools and their Students, Associations and Companies who have produced short films. The Festival also has an industry section and a Film Residency, in collaboration with Immerge Association, Mujeres nel Cinema and Women In Film Television & Media Italia.

Sentiero Film Factory is the first Florentine festival to bring together, in a three-day event, an international short film competition, a program of industry meetings, a screenplay pitch and an artistic residence. Mainly dedicated to short films, with the aim of enhancing young talents and independent productions, it aims to integrate into the Florentine and Tuscan circuit a service of promotion and enhancement of the territory through the talent of young authors and the hospitality of international film companies.

COMPETITION Short Films: Sentiero Film Festival:

-Best Short (artistic contribution 500 euros)
-Best Director (Personalized plate + Rasputin Award)
-Best Cinematography (Personalized plate)
-Best Performance (Personalized plate)
-Best Screenplay (Personalized Plate)
-"Impronte Future" Award by Women in Film, Television & Media Italia (Personalized plate)

SCRIPT COMPETITION: Sentiero Film Pitch:

-Best Short Screenplay or Project (development contribution 500 euros)
-Best Short Screenplay Under 23 by Writing Monkeys (1 year of free registration on the Sentiero Film Lab platform *)
-“Nuovi Sguardi” Award by Mujeres nel Cinema (Personalized plate)

COMPETITION Short Films: Sentiero Film School:

-Best Student Short Film (1 year of free registration on the Sentiero Film Lab platform *)

* Sentiero Film Lab is an online project and screenplay development platform that will be inaugurated during the days of the festival. Prize value: 129 euros

Cash prizes are given in the form of a contribution to the proposing artist, they will be cleared within 60 days of the award ceremony and reduced by 20% of taxes.

1. ORGANIZATION
The SENTIERO FILM FACTORY Festival - is organized by Black Oaks Pictures and the Materiali Sonori Cinema.

2. DATE AND duration
The 1st edition of the SENTIERO FILM FACTORY Festival will be held in Florence, in the San Frediano area from September 10th to 12th, 2021.

In the event of special regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will still be held online on specialized private channels

Promotion and publications
For its communication needs, the festival can use the images of the selected films in:
• Catalog of the festival
• Flyers
• Press review
• Website
• Social Network

An extract of less than 30 second of the selected short films can 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

3. SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL
The Festival has four sections:
• Sentiero Film Festival: international short films competition
• Sentiero Film School: short films competition for film school students
• Sentiero Film Pitch: Italian short movie scripts competition
• Sentiero Film REC: film residency competition for international directors and filmmakers

4. SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL and SENTIERO FILM SCHOOL
These sections are open to short films of any genre, maximum running time 30 minutes (credits included), made after January 1st, 2018.
The selection is carried out by and at the sole discretion of the Festival's Artistic Direction.

The owners of the short movies must send the material requested in article 5 by August 1st, 2021.

In case of selection, the file for the screening (minimum HD file) must reach the Festival no later than September 1st, 2021.

The Festival Direction will nominate a Jury of qualified professionals - directors, actors, journalists, film critics, producers, distributors - for the awarding of the awards: Best Short Film (500 € cash prize), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Student Short Film and “Impronte Future" Award by Women in Film,Television & Media Italia.

SENTIERO FILM PITCH
This section is open to original Short scripts by Italian screenwriters still looking for a production by September 10th, 2021.

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.

5. APPLICATION MATERIALS
All submissions to the festival must be accompanied by the following materials:

SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL
- entry form properly filled in (under penalty of exclusion from the competition) through Festhome platform;
- filling of the credits related to Director, Producer, Screenwriter, DOP, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Editor and Sound Designer on the Festhome (mandatory for participation at "Impronte Future" award by Women in Film Television & Media Italia)
- screener link (viewing will be strictly private) - VIMEO is recommended - available on Festhome.

SENTIERO FILM SCHOOL
- entry form properly filled in (under penalty of exclusion from the competition) through Festhome platform;
- screener link (viewing will be strictly private) - VIMEO is recommended - available on Festhome.
- proof of enrolment at a film school in the year of production of the film (by email to festival@sentierofilm.com)

SENTIERO FILM PITCH
- entry form properly filled in (under penalty of exclusion from the competition) through Festhome platform;
- synopsis (max 1 page)
- script (max 30 pages)
- any additional material (e.g. moodboard)

SENTIERO FILM REC: the call for submissions can be downloaded at www.sentierofilm.com
-entry form properly filled in (email to festival@sentierofilmlab.com)
-short draft, max 3 pages, describing a short film to be filmed during the residency (email to festival@sentierofilmlab.com)
-biography and filmography of the artist (email to festival@sentierofilmlab.com)
-links to previous films (email to festival@sentierofilmlab.com)
-receipt of payment (email to festival@sentierofilmlab.com)

6. SELECTED FILMS

SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL
Selected films must send the supplementary material when contacted by the festival management.
The selected films from all the competition sections will be screened during the days of the SENTIERO FILM FACTORY Festival in Florence during two screening evenings. prizes will be awarded during the final evening.

SENTIERO SCHOOL FILM
The selected films must send the supplementary material when contacted by the festival management.
The selected films of all the competition sections will be screened during the days of the SENTIERO FILM FACTORY Festival in Florence in a Videolibrary.

SENTIERO FILM PITCH
The selected screenplays will be 10. Authors will be invited to present their works, during Pitch sessions of 10 minutes each. In order to access the awards, participation in the Pitch Live is mandatory. A jury of Screenwriters, Producers, Distributors, Directors will assign three awards. The festival will offer each author a Pitch Training session.

SENTIERO FILM REC
Eight preselected artists will be evaluated after a call with the Artistic Direction of the Festival, who will evaluate the potential and feasibility of the project and select the winner of the competition who will be invited to Florence for two weeks. The official OPEN CALL can be downloaded from the website www.sentierofilm.com

7. FILM SCREENING
The calendar and times of the screenings are decided by the Festival Artistic Direction, which will publish a general catalog of the works presented.
The selected works will be screened in a compatible format as per regulation.

8. awards
▬ SENTIERO FILM FESTIVAL SECTION ▬
Award for the best short film (500 €)
Best Director Award (Plate + RASPUTIN Award)
Best Screenplay Award (Plate)
Best Interpretation Award (Plate)
Best Cinematography Award (Plate)
Woman in Film Award "Impronte Future" (Plate)

▬ SENTIERO FILM SCHOOL SECTION ▬
Award to the best school short (registration on the Sentiero Film Lab platform lasting 1 year)

▬ SENTIERO FILM PITCH SECTION ▬
Best Screenplay Award (500 €)
Best Screenplay Award (registration on the Sentiero Film Lab platform lasting 1 year delivered by “Writings Monkeys”)
Mujeres in Cinema Award "Nuovi Sguardi" (Plate)

▬ SENTIERO FILM REC SECTION ▬
Award for the Film Artistic Residence (MyReload Platform Visibility)

The winners undertake to mention the attribution of the various prizes on every occasion and in all forms of advertising.

09 - The participants authorize the Festival Organization to process the personal data (according to the Italian law 675/96) contained in their works and complementary material. They also authorize the Festival Organization to file their work(s) in the archives of the Organization Offices, where they will be catalogued and made available for any screening, event, and broadcast promoted by Sentiero Film or together other friendly festival, solely for cultural and not for commercial purposes (unless otherwise specified in the Entry Form at the moment of the submission). The participation implies full acceptance of all the above-mentioned conditions. The Organization reserves the right to cancel or modify the event, if necessary. These rules and regulations are available in Italian and in english. In case of interpretation problems, the Italian version must be considered.
For further information, please contact: festival@sentierofilm.com
All notifications, together with any information that may not be explicitly provided in this call for entries, will be published on the Festival official website: www.sentierofilm.com


  

 
  

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