Aracnea Film And Book Festival (1)

ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL



Deadlines

20 May 2022
Call for entries

20 Jul 2022
Festival closed

19 Aug 2022
Notification date

02 Sep 2022
04 Sep 2022

Address

c/o ARACNEA HUB - Auditorium Comunale "7 Febbraio 1985",  74011, CASTELLANETA, Taranto, Italy


Festival description
Short film festival


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 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 02 September 2022      Festival end: 04 September 2022

ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL is organized by the Cultural Association ARACNEA - APS CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CENTER, already winner of the Call for Municipalities - Arts Region of Puglia and will be held in Castellaneta (Ta), for the length of 3 days, on the first weekend of September. . For the first edition, the Festival will start on Friday 2 September 2022 and will end on Sunday 4 September 2022.
It is an independent festival, entirely dedicated to cinematographies and cultures from all over the world.

The organization of events subsequent to the date of the Festival is foreseen, involving schools and experts in the local sector, all linked by the common thread of audio-visual training for the youngest and by the concrete link with the territory.

Statuettes and / or plates will symbolize the victory of the contest itself.

The first three classified in each of the two categories will be awarded.

There may also be special prizes, always “without portfolio” assigned by the Popular Jury for particularly deserving interpretations.

All the finalist works will be screened during the evenings of the Festival.

Parallel to the competitive programs, the Festival, during the three evenings, can be organized out of competition activities, such as the presentation of CINEMA-themed books, exhibitions, film screenings, invitations to relevant personalities from the CINEMA world to whom one or more Career Awards can be conferred and in addition, the active involvement of schools.

ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL is an opportunity to meet and get to know quality cinema, which also broadens its gaze of action to the way in which literature describes cinema. In fact, alongside the competition part dedicated to film shorts from Italy and the world, there is a competition part dedicated to Film Non-Competition, with the addition of other non-competition side activities.

The goal is to establish a new reality in the area linked to the thousand languages ​​of cinema "to see" and cinema "to read".

The Festival is managed by the ARACNEA Cultural Association - APS CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CENTER, which will make use of the invaluable support of production companies such as SYNOPSIS FILM, organizations, bodies, associations, and industry experts.

The Festival has an Artistic Direction, which can be found in the people of Pietro Manigrasso (Producer of SYNOPSIS FILM and vice-president of the Association) and Domenico Palattella (SNCCI Film Critic); and an Organizational Management that can be found in the person of the president of the Maria Rosaria Nardulli Association.

The Festival will see the support of other professionals, with the collaboration of the municipality of Castellaneta, organizations and partnerships.

ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL has the high patronage of the SNCCI (National Union of Italian Film Critics).

For the final organization chart of the ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL, please refer to subsequent communications.

The Festival program is divided into competition sections and collateral sections.

- SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Section dedicated to small audio-visual products with a maximum duration of 30 minutes (including titles), from all over the world.

The aforementioned section will be divided into two competitive categories:

ITALIAN COURTS and INTERNATIONAL COURTS.
Judging, on the basis of a pre-selection made by experts in the sector, will be a local Popular Jury, open to all those who want to be part of it, in particular to the younger classes. It will be the work of the organizational and artistic departments to create small training meetings, in order to educate the Popular Jury on the criteria to be followed to evaluate film products. Joining the Popular Jury is free and will take place by sending your credentials (address, personal data, name and surname) to the following email: aracneafilmandbookfestival@gmail.com.

- Entry fee for the short films in competition: 10 euros
- Year of production: from 2017 to 2022.

The payment of the registration fee must be made out to ARACNEA, CENTRO CULTURALE ED ARTISTICO-APS, IBAN: IT43K0306909606100000175954, reason: SHORT FILM REGISTRATION (SHORT TITLE) IN COMPETITION.

To upload the movie file correctly, the product itself must be present on Vimeo or similar platforms, even in confidential mode, after providing any password; or upload it to the portals mentioned above.

Alternatively, it is possible to send the material in DVD or USB key to the following address: SYNOPSIS FILM - VIA SAN FRANCESCO 5, 74011 CASTELLANETA (TA); or send it via "WeTransfer" to the email address aracneafilmandbookfestival@gmail.com.

The products must be sent in the original language.

For international works it is essential that they have subtitles in Italian or alternatively in english. For international works without subtitles it is necessary to send the Dialog List.

Registrations for the Festival must be received no later than 20 July 2022.

By 5 August 2022, the selections of the films admitted to the final phase will be communicated. It will then be the responsibility of the festival secretariat to communicate these results to the selected ones.

The products in competition at the Festival, even if sent on DVD, will be kept by the Festival itself in its audiovisual archive for exclusively private use and are part of its artistic heritage. It is required, together with the sending of the audio-visual product, where possible, the sending of posters and / or professional paper materials.

- EDITED FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION
Works of Cinematographic Nonfiction Edited in Italian, regularly published between 2017 and 2022, will be admitted to the competition. A Qualified Jury of experts will select the three finalist works, which will be presented and awarded during the evenings of the Festival. Statuettes and / or plates will symbolize the victory of the contest itself.
To register the works in competition it is necessary:

- that have been published on a date not earlier than 01/01/2017;

- pay a registration fee of 10.00 euros, necessary for the secretarial expenses, made out to ARACNEA, CENTRO CULTURALE ED ARTISTICO-APS, IBAN: IT43K0306909606100000175954, reason: REGISTRATION (BOOK TITLE) IN COMPETITION;

- send an email to aracneafilmandbookfestival@gmail.com, with the subject: REGISTRATION (BOOK TITLE) IN COMPETITION, attaching the synopsis of the book and a short biography of the author;

- send a copy of the book to the following address FILM SYNOPSIS - VIA SAN FRANCESCO 5, 74011 CASTELLANETA (TA).

Registrations for the Festival must be received no later than 20 July 2022.
By 5 August 2022, the selections of the winning books will be communicated.
It will then be the responsibility of the festival secretariat to communicate these results to the selected ones.

The literary works competing at the Festival will be kept by the Festival itself in its library archive for exclusively private use and are part of its artistic heritage.

The Festival will not end in just three days of its implementation, but will be active throughout the year, through the creation of previous and subsequent collateral activities.

- CINEMATOGRAPHIC REVIEW TASTE CINEMA, which will tell the story of gastronomy through cinema, taking place annually.

- CINEMA AND STREET ART: Street-Art as a form of art linked to the magic of cinema, to be realized in the historic center of Castellaneta.

- “CASTELLANETA ARTISTICA” CONTEST. The Contest is aimed at all schools of all levels in Castellaneta and its surroundings, who want to immortalize the town itself, in a particular moment, highlighting its traditional, cultural and landscape aspects.
All artistic variations will be admitted, from painting, photography, writing, to the creation of short videos or short shorts lasting no more than 10 minutes. The originality of the product will be positively evaluated.

-ORGANIZATION OF MATINEE IN SCHOOLS, focusing on the links of Cinema with the other arts and on audio-visual training and education.

- CINEMA FOR THE BLIND, in possible collaboration with UIC-TARANTO.

The three evenings of the Festival will be held at the ARACNEA HUB in Castellaneta, and admission will be allowed while seats last.
Press accreditations will be provided for all journalists who wish to apply for them. Applications for accreditation must be sent no later than 20 August 2022 to the email aracneafilmandbookfestival@gmail.com.

The aforementioned questions must be presented on headed paper and signed by the Management of the newspaper concerned.

For more info, consult the facebook page ARACNEA- CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CENTER; or the website at www.aracnea.it

PRESIDENT ARACNEA- CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CENTER APS

• MARIA ROSARIA NARDULLI

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS ARACNEA FILM AND BOOK FESTIVAL

• PIETRO MANIGRASSO
• DOMENICO PALATTELLA


  

 
  

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