Festival Internazionale Del Cinema Povero (8)

International Festival CINEMA POVERO


01 Feb 2021
Call for entries

15 Aug 2021
Festival closed

19 Sep 2021
Notification date

18 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021


Via Acqua Negra, 32,  21027, Ispra, Varese, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 September 2021      Festival end: 19 September 2021

The International "Cinema Povero" Film Festival is open to everybody: rich filmmakers, poor filmmakers, all welcome provided they have developed a beautiful, original idea on a limited budget


 Best Italian short film € 1000.00 + "THE NASSO 2020"

 Best non-Italian short film € 1000.00 + Diploma

 Best Documentary € 500.00 + Diploma
Juan Enrique Bécquer Award:

 Best Italian Film exceeding 15 minutes € 500.00 + Plaque
Best non-Italian Film exceeding 15 minutes € 500,00 + Plaque

 People's Choice Award (Sponsor) € 500,00 + Diploma
"City of Ispra" Award € 500,00 + Plaque

 Popular Jury UNI3 (University 3 ages) € 200,00 + Diploma

 Eventual other awards or special mentions: best director, best actress, best actor, best photography, best soundtrack, best screenplay, best location, best idea etc.



1 - Initial Statement
The "International Poor Film Festival" is open to everybody: rich filmmakers, poor filmmakers, all welcome provided they have developed a beautiful, original idea on a limited budget.

2 - Application
Applicant wishing to participate, shall alternatively:

(a) send an e-mail to the address:
containing the following:
- a VIMEO link to their cinematographic opera
- the Entry Form hereafter attached
- the Rights Clearance Document hereafter attached

(b) apply to one of the following international platforms:
FESTHOME which can be accessed by the web site:

Mandatory requirements:

 Any film must be downloadable

3 - Sections:

Submitted films will be divided in five sections:

 ITALIANS SHORT FILMS (maximum duration 15 minutes including
 NON-ITALIANS SHORT FILMS (maximum duration 15 minutes
including titles)
 ITALIANS FILMS exceeding 15 minutes.
NON-ITALIANS FILMS exceeding 15 minutes

Mandatory requirements:
 ALL FILMS must have been completed after January 1st, 2018.
 DEAD LINE for submission - August 15, 2021

 If the dialogue is in a language different then Italian: ITALIAN subtitles
 No restrictions to any opera winner or participant to other Film Festivals except for those that already applied to previous "Cinema Povero" editions.

4 - Registration Fee
For this edition only, due to the current economic difficulties related to Pandemic situation (Covid19), the admission fee is reduced to - € 10,00 (ten) or US$ 11,00 (eleven) to be credited alternatively by:
(a) PAYPAL: festivaldelcinemapovero@gmail.com
(b) Bank Transfer to the IBAN
IT73I0311150340000000002774 - BIC: BLOPIT22
UBI Bank
and, after February, 22 only at IBAN
IT18R0538750340000042361050 - BIC: BPMOIT22XXX - BPER BANCA

5 - Registration fee refund
The registration fee is non-refundable for any reason, even
in the case where the author gives up the contest.

6 - registration fee inclusion
The registration fee includes the membership of the "Associazione Culturale Cinema Povero" for the 2021 calendar year.

7 - awards

8 - Official Selection
The authors admitted to the Official Selection List will be notified by e-mail to the address indicated on the registration form, within August, the 31st.

The authors not admitted to the Official Selection List will not be notified
The finalists must send the signed registration form and Rights Clearance Document to the Festival Management. Without these documents, the film cannot be screened.

The program of the final phase, including the list of film that will be screened will be published on these two Facebook pages of the Festival;
and on the website of the Cultural Association “Cinema Povero” below https://associazionecinemapovero.jimdofree.com

9 - Additional material submission
For anything not foreseen, for sending material illustrating the work, for requests not specified in this regulation, the competitor may refer to the following address:
Associazione Culturale "Cinema Povero"
Via Acqua Negra, 32 - 21027 - ISPRA (VA)
e mail: festivaldelcinemapovero@gmail.com

10 - Court Notes
 The organization of the Festival reserves the right to make changes to the actual competition notice.

 According to Italian Law Legge sulla privacy 196/2003 and of the new European regulation 679/2016, we inform that personal data relating to the participants, will be used solely for the purposes of the competition and will remain in the Festival’s data base.

 The Festival organizers disclaim any liability in case of lack of or incorrect receipt of the registration documents caused by the transmission, by any means, to the address of the Festival and for any reason.

11 - Force Majeure
At the discretion of the organizers, in case of extreme necessity or any other valid reason, the event may be suspended or canceled.

12 - Author’s Responsibilities
The AUTHOR’s and/or PRODUCTION COMPANY and/or HOLDERS OF RIGHTS of the presented work, by signing the present regulations:

 DECLARES to have read and understood and then to accept in full, all of its contents;

 RESPONDS personally to the content of the artwork;

 DECLARES to have transferred all copyrights from third parties as expressed by Italian law 633/1941 and subsequent amendments;

 DECLARES, under Art.10 Law 675/96, art. 13 D. Lgs nr. 196/03 and of the new European regulation 679/2016, to be informed about the purposes and methods of treatment of the data indicated on the registration form and gives its consent to their processing even through it tools.

 GRANTS explicit permission at the ‘Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero’ the free dissemination - without compensation - through public screening of the artwork.



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