Social Machinery Film Festival (2)


08 Jan 2018
Call for entries

30 Jun 2018
Festival closed

29 Jul 2018
Notification date

28 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018


-,  51100, Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy

Festival description
Short Films >5' 45'<
Feature Films >5' 60'<

Festival requirements
 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 
English Italian
English Italian
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Festival start: 28 July 2018      Festival end: 28 July 2018

The Social Machinery Film Festival is a
"Road Map Film Festival"
with different locations in Italy and around Europe for each event:

1) Premiere Film Selection
2) Semi Finalist Film Selection
3) Finalist Film Selection
4) Winner Award Celebration
5) Hall of Fame (This section is only for all awarded films)
6) Video On Demand Streaming Platform (A selection of both awarded and non awarded films submitted)

During this "Road Map Film Festival" many other public screenings in various nice cities and locations are included. We need many months (like 4/6 months) to select the best creative talented visionary audiovisual change makers (from the launch of the Premiere Screening Party to Winner Award Celebration Party) .

We get our time (nobody is on a rush in our team) to discover not only the real story behind the film, but also who is the filmmaker. So the film festival team follows a scheduled selection process with detailed communication techniques, with the main focus not only to better enhance the creative talent of each filmmaker, but also to help the filmmaker launch the best positive message to a worldwide audience.

And obviously all awarded films are published in the special online section called the "Hall of Fame".

This is a long lasting section where the profile of the filmmaker is promoted with the winner awarded film, during the special event called "The Dream Machine".

The Social Machinery Film Festival is focused on the promotion of alternative audiovisual film productions across the globe.

"This is the power of an "open source social project", where people with diverse backgrounds,
from many different parts of the world, collaborate together in a self built community to analyse, study, change and improve our society"

Joseph Caristena

Italian Version
Artist Residence in Pisoia (Tuscany) and a 15 drive from Florence - ITALY.

There is an Award for ONLY the first winner of the selected categories.
(Meaning of Winner: A single person with NO staff or team).

The Award is the Art Film Residence in Pistoia - Tuscany - ITALY for 2 nights.
(Hotel Accomodation and Breakfast for 2 nights).

Flight tickets are NOT paid by the Film Festival Organization.
Any other kind of costs are NOT included in the Award.


International Version

We are organizing an International version of the Festival in Montenegro.

Montenegro Summer Tour 2017 - Social Machinery Film Festival "On the Road"
A selection of the top best doc-fictions will be
promoted in the wonderful mediterranean landscape of Montenegro.

The top best venues and locations like Budva , Qotor and Tivat will host the
"Montenegro Summer Tour 2017 - Social Machinery Film Festival "On the Road" ".

The film submission fee for this International version is 50 US dollars.

Just to be clear, the team of the above mentioned festival
is looking for Sponsors to cover the costs and expenses for the first (3) winners.

Once covered all costs and expenses for the first (3) winners of some selected categories
we will cover flights (or other travel costs)
and hotel accomodations (2 nights) of ONLY the first 3 selected authors and filmmakers
(MAX 3 authors or filmmakers).

If we do not find enough Sponsors (in useful time) to cover the costs and expenses of flights (or other travel costs)
and hotel accomodations (2 nights), all costs and expenses
should be paid by the 3 selected authors or filmmakers on their own personal finances.

Anyway we will try to do our best !

Joseph Caristena

No Rules.
Just tell the truth !
All audio visual projects submitted to the Festival consideration must be uploaded via
the official online system, an available link is necessary to download the video for screening during the festival.

If the link is not available, it is necessary to send a copy on a single disc (Blu-ray or DVD) or on Flash Key or USB memory to the following address:

Joseph Caristena
Art Director
Social Machinery Film Festival
Via Santa Maria Superiore n° 7
89016 Rizziconi
Reggio Calabria - ITALIA

All audio visual content and other copyrighted material (images, videos, etc.) used in the films must be properly licensed. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted audio visual project.
The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund, any audio visual project with any unauthorized inclusion of trademarked content or materials.

By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to the Festival a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such Entry (in whole or part) including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
These rights include, without limitation, the right to exhibit the Entry in any venue or locationa worldwide and to use the Entry online or offline, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to the Entrant or any third party.
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant acknowledges that the Festival has no obligation to use or post any Entry submitted.
Subject to these Terms, the Entrant retains copyright ownership of the Entry.

Winners may not request substitutions of prize or awards winnings.
All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees as well as all additional costs that may be incurred. If the specified prize becomes unavailable for any reason, the Festival in its sole and absolute discretion may substitute a prize of like or equal value.
The Festival reserves the right to condition the award of prizes upon the execution by the winner(s) of a publicity release. Notwithstanding this reserved right, entry is conclusively deemed to be permission by the Entrant for the Festival to use the Entrant’s name (without compensation to the Entrant) if the Entrant is a winner to publicize the Contest and otherwise, as determined by the Festival, unless prohibited by law. The Festival reserves the right to require the winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document and provide other proof of eligibility as a condition of receipt of the prize or award. In the event the winner is a minor, the Festival reserves the right to require the minor winner’s parent and/or legal guardian to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document, provide other proof of eligibility and guarantee the minor winner’s obligations, representations and warranties hereunder as a condition of receipt of the prize or award. In the event a winner fails or refuses to execute or provide any required documentation, the Festival reserves the right to award the prize or award to a substitute winner in the Festival’s sole discretion. The Festival may require the winner to be present for/participate in press and promotional activities.



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