42° Paladino d’Oro SportFilmFestival (42)



01 Sep 2021
Call for entries

30 Jun 2022
Festival closed

01 Aug 2022
Notification date

07 Nov 2022
13 Nov 2022


Via olivella 32,  90100, Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 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 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 07 November 2022      Festival end: 13 November 2022

The Sport Film Festival promotes the diffusion of sport films and videos that, in different ways and in different productive forms, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends of the World cinema.

The end is to promote the best quality of the productions of sport images; to stimulate, thanks to the mass media and the participation of the school and university, the interest in sport and cinema, fostering didactic-cultural meetings and stimulating the study, the discussion and the knowledge of cultural and creative problems typical of these two media.

Award: Paladino d'oro to:
The Award Commission will assign the nominations among the selected films for the following categories:

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Fiction
Best Paralympic Film
Best Football Film
Best E-Sport Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Picture
Best Editor
Best Sound-mixing
Best Leading Role
Special Award

The Paladino d’oro Sport Film Festival (SFF) is organized by Toros Centro di Comunicazione Visiva (CCV) that nominated yearly a Movie Commission to select the best films focused on sports. The Festival is directed by Roberto Oddo.

Art. 2 – PURPOSE
The SFF wants to promote the values of sport (respect for rules, fair play, overcoming limits, team play, etc.) through the best films all over the world that are focused on sports. The “SFF promotes the diffusion of sport films that, in different ways, contribute to the development of artistic and cultural trends in the cinema business. The goal is to promote the best quality in sports films; to stimulate, thanks to the mass media and the partnership with schools and universities, the interest in sport and cinema, fostering didactic-cultural meetings.

Art. 3 – WHEN AND WHERE (Sport Movie Week)
The 42st Paladino d’oro SFF will be held in Palermo from November 2022. The festival program includes film screening, meetings with productions, conference and awards ceremony. The SFF ends with the awards ceremony (Grand Gala). During the Grand Gala the prize named “PALADINO D’ORO” will be assigned to the best films in competition; the direction can be assign some special “PALADINO D’ORO” to the most important figures of movie and sports.

All films produced between 2018 and 2022 with sport as main topic can participate to the SFF. Films that have already participated in the SFF are excluded.

The registration is active between the DECEMBBER 1th, 2021, due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the organizing committee has postponed the registration deadline to June 30, 2022.. If within June 30th the registered productions are not in compliance with all the requests of the organization, they will be automatically excluded. Within this date, productions have to fill the form online published in the SFF official website (www.sportfilmfestival.org). Is it possible, to speed up the selection, pre-register a film through the FestHome and others partner platform. In any case, even those who use one of partner platform must complete the registration on the official website of the SFF.
To complete the registration, after filing the online form, producers will have to send, by and no later than APRIL 30th, 2022 a production@sportfilmfestival.it:
-1 file copy of the film in HD or better quality subbed in Italian or in english language;
-a 2 minute (max) file of the trailer in HD or better quality subbed in Italian or in english language;
-a synthesis (synopsis) of the film in english and italian language.
-a bio-filmography of the director and/or of the main actors;
-the Regulation Form, printed, filled and signed, for a free use of all provided materials for publications, for the Official Catalog, for the Press Office and for the promotion of the SFF.
-The payment of 50 euros for the contribution of secretarial expenses by bank transfer, to: TOROS Centro Comunicazione Visiva – Via Olivella, 32 – 90100 Palermo – IBAN: IT60 X030 6909 6061 0000 0164 071. For other information write to production@sportfilmfestival.it.
All materials (film, synthesis, etc) can be sent: by email, writing to production@sportfilmfestival.it;
by sharing services like WeTransfer, 4Shared or other sistem, using the email production@sportfilmfestival.it;
The shipping or digital transfer costs are to be covered by the entrants. Materials submitted will not be returned. The packages containing films coming from foreign countries have to bring the following sentence: “For cultural event – without commercial value”. The CCV declines any responsibility for possible damages caused during the transport. On every form, the only language allowed is english. If the documentation of the film will be incomprehensible or incomplete, the film will be excluded from the SFF. The number of the works per each participant is unlimited.

The first phase involves the selection of all the films registered, the communication will take place through the registration platforms by July 31th, 2022.
The second phase involves the selection of 50 films that will qualify for the assignment of nominations.
the third phase involves the assignment of the nominations, the nominations will be published exclusively on the official website of the festival. Here are the award categories for nominated films:
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Olimpyc Film
Best Paralympic Film
Best Football Film
Best Other Cinema
Best Documentary
Best Fiction
Best Director
Best Leading Role
Best Picture
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Sound Mixing
The Commission will award further special prizes to the nominated films.
Special Prize E-Sport Film
Special Social Award
Special Award ” Vito Maggio “

The “Social Award” is the only “Golden Paladin” awarded by the public. All the films selected by the Management will be listed on the official website and the trailers will be available on the official SFF pages and social channels. The winning film will be the one with the most views on the SFF official YouTube channel / page, the social award will end on October 31th, 2022.

the nominated films will be screened at the festival and will be present in Palermo with at least one representative of the production at the awards ceremony. Films not represented at the festival during the ceremony will not be screened.

The films will be used by the festival exclusively for cultural ends and promotional ends of the SFF, before, during and after the SFF, also in collaboration with Public authorities, private society, media, schools, universities, etc. For a further promotion, the participating films can be shown during other events. They cannot be supplied for other uses without the expressed authorization of the producer. Who enters his/her film to the festival declares him/herself owner of it according to this Regulation and undersigning the Regulation, he/she authorizes:
the maximum distribution of the film (it means that it’s not subjected to any right or to other compensations);
the vision of the film by the delegates, accredited journalists, observers, pubblic etc.
the deposit, in SFF’s archive, of the copies of the film only for study, as documentation and for institutional activities.
The participants will directly be responsible for any demands or claims of reimbursement by third parts, as they have entered their films to the SFF. The TOROS CCV has the right to use the names of the participants to the Festival for its own promotional activity.

The productions of the films that will have obtained the nomination, will be entitled to hospitality in the hotel for one night in B&B for two persons indicated by the production of the film, on the occasion of the ceremony of delivery of the Paladini d’Oro of November 2022, at Teatro Politeama and their transfer to and from Falcone Borsellino airport, further stays will be charged for the productions of the films. The productions that will not be present at the final ceremony, will not be entitled to any prize. Any cases in dispute and anything not mentioned in this regulation will be governed exclusively by Italian law. Final decisions are the responsibility of the Directorate of the SFF. For any complaint concerning the meaning of the articles of this Regulation, only the original text in Italian of the Regulation published on the official website of the Sports Film Festival shall constitute the basis for any dispute.

Art. 11 – UPDATES
The TOROS CCV reserve the right to make decisions on matters not specified herein. The CCV can change this Regulation at any time and without notice.



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