Social Film Festival Artelesia (13)



29 Dec 2020
Call for entries

15 Apr 2021
Festival closed

15 May 2021
Notification date

24 Nov 2021
28 Nov 2021


via S. Rosa n°4,  82037, Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<
Feature film festival >50'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 December 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Feature Films  >50'
 Any language
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Festival start: 24 November 2021      Festival end: 28 November 2021

The ArTelesia Film Festival, directed to combine cinema and territory, is an International Competition ascertained cultural and social value: cultural as it makes the film pedagogical tool, designed to train the younger generation; social for the special "Section DiVabili" dedicated to cinema made by directors and actors with disabilities or treat the disability.

The Festival is proud of the collaboration of the Foundation "Gender Identity Culture" (GIC), the synapses of the University Center of the University Federico II of Naples, the patronage and financial support from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism Activities, the Region Campania, the Province of Benevento, EPT Benevento, the Chamber of Commerce of Benevento and the Moral of the Patronage of the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of 'Education, University and Research, dell' UNAR - Office National racial Discrimination, the Campania Region Film Commission, Arcigay Naples, University of Sannio, the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples, University of Salerno, University UCAM San Antonio de Murcia (Spain), the City of Telese Terme, the City of Benevento. So many names of people who have participated in past editions dell'ArTelesia Film Festival, among them: Gigi Marzullo, Hugh Gregory, Calopresti, Cesare

Bocci, Massimo Wertmuller, Maurizio Gemma, Francesco Paolantoni, Sebastiano Somma, Maurizio Casagrande, Emilio Solfrizzi, Christiane Filangieri, Anita Zagaria, Sabrina Paravicini, Pine Quartullo, Ernesto Lama, Fioretta Mari, Sergio Fiorentini, Lucia Batassa, Gabriele Rossi, Sergio Assisi, Andrea Bosca, Antonella Stefanucci, Alessandro Borghi, Riccardo Zinna, Denny Mendez ...

Over the years they were awarded short films and feature films of high quality from different parts of the world, in an event which recorded a turnout and favor a growing part of the public as to draw the attention of the media, press, web tv and local radio, and in particular the intervention of RAI 3 on site.

The Festival is also characterized by a series of side events such as the organization of internships, conferences and meetings between directors, actors and industry experts, students who decide to approach the world of cinema and enthusiasts, exhibitions of art by artists Campania and national, spaces dedicated to the promotion of tourism and land resources with the presence of qualified companies sannite.

Best movie
Best Director
Best subject
Best photography
Best actor
Best actress
Best supporting actor
Best supporting actress
Best location
Best soundtrack
AncheCinema distribution prize

Social Film Festival ArTelesia 2021

The new competition announcement has been published

Renaissance is the leitmotif

The call for proposals for the thirteenth edition of the ArTelesia Social Film Festival, an international competition of Social Cinema for emerging and professional directors, schools and universities, is ready.

The event is promoted by the Libero Teatro Cultural Association, with the patronage and support of various Ministries, Universities and public and private entities.

The theme of the thirteenth edition is "Renaissance". There are three competition calls: National and international previews; Filmmaker and DivAbili; School and University. These are the themes: I BELONG TO MYSELF - respect for one's individuality, knowing how to be beyond all appearances, cultivating one's freedom against all dependence; INTEGRATION - respect for ethnic and cultural identity against all forms of discrimination: beyond cultural stereotypes; WELLNESS, FOOD AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; CARE, WELCOME AND SOLIDARITY; It is important to underline that in the DivAbili section, an exclusive competition of the ArTelesia Social Film Festival, it is possible to register works made by directors with disabilities or those that have involved disabled actors who do not necessarily have to focus on the theme of disability. This is in view of a real inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of cinema and entertainment. Two special prizes are also established: Italian Fiction of the Year and Series of the Year. Themes of the School and University section: I CARE - ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY; INTEGRATION; CINELIBRIAMOCI: works inspired by works of Italian and world fiction. Particular attention will be paid to the works created by students with mobile devices - smartphones, tablets, action cameras, drones.

In any case, the free theme is provided for all categories. The deadline for submitting works is April 15, 2021 for the Filmmaker and DivAbili and School and University sections, and May 15, 2021 for national and international previews.

It is possible to download the announcement and registration form from the website

The registration of the works in the competition is free.

The methods of preselection and selection of the works, based on criteria of originality, effectiveness of the subject matter and technical quality, are set out in the competition announcement. During the previous editions and in the 2020 edition, held in streaming, the highest quality short and feature films from different parts of the world were awarded, in an event that recorded an ever-increasing turnout and favor from the public. Furthermore, the Festival is also characterized by a series of collateral initiatives such as the organization of internships, conferences and meetings between industry experts and students who wish to approach the world of cinema, art exhibitions, spaces dedicated to the promotion of tourism. and local resources with the presence of qualified Samnite companies.



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