Castelli Romani Film Festival Internazionale - CROFFI (8)

Castelli Romani International Film Festival - CROFFI


01 Feb 2024
Call for entries

20 Aug 2024
Early deadline

10 Sep 2024
Standard deadline

30 Sep 2024
Late deadline

30 Sep 2024
Final deadline


19 Oct 2024
Notification date

10 Oct 2024
26 Oct 2024


Via Padre Semeria, 29,  00154, Roma, RM, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 130'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 130'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 10 October 2024      Festival end: 26 October 2024

The Castelli Romani International Film Festival is a new festival, in its eighth edition.
An initiative of the Punto e Virgola Foundation is born, with the aim of creating a moment of cultural and social aggregation, an experience of cooperation and integration.

CINEMA, as a means of international communication, of comparison with other critical, development and promotion contents; FESTIVAL, as a competition and exhibition of titles and personalities from all over the world; ROMAN CASTLES, because the territory enhances, creating even more cultural specificities at the service of international attractiveness.

The Punto e Virgola Foundation, committed to developing proposals that promote the cultural opportunities present in the territory, sees cinema as a vehicle through which a territory can start a process of cultural growth capable of triggering development mechanisms together with the activities of the territory itself. In this case the territory is the splendid reality of the Castelli Romani, places full of ancient villas, ancient ruins and breathtaking views, as well as a generous food and wine offering.

The aim of the festival is to promote international competitiveness by attraction, a theme that governs and territories not only because it is also possible to communicate and communicate.

A territory has social value, exchange value and experience value, but also cultural value and economic value.

And the theme of change between economy, experience and culture is what pushed us to focus on the Castelli Romani, so that the Municipalities located in this splendid geographical area can exchange experiences with each other, with the spectators, with the international panorama in which the initiative places them.

The Punto e Virgola Foundation has the ambitious objective of hosting the Festival in all the Municipalities of the Castelli Romani, spreading the culture of cinema which gives us the privilege of knowing the history of countries and peoples distant from each other, encouraging the approach to wealth and the charm of otherness.

Italian Feature Films Competition and International Feature Films Competition

Six categories were awarded for each of the two competitions:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Film judged by the online audience.

Italian Short Films Competition and International Short Films Competition

Among these, the Best Short will be awarded.
Four categories were awarded for each of the two competitions:
Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Short Film judged by the online audience.

Special sections, thematics, retrospectives, tributes (out of competition). For each edition, the management reserves the right to confirm and/or modify the prizes and their value during the organizational phase.

1. Foundation and Organization

1.1 The Festival is organized by the Punto e Virgola Foundation. The Foundation's aim is to promote culture and art and by statute it has the aim of promoting and organizing initiatives aimed at valorising the historical, artistic, literary, audiovisual and cinematographic heritage and at spreading interest in culture, art and the show in general; promote and enhance cultural heritage in every form, including the organization of fairs, shows, festivals, exhibitions and anything else; promote research and knowledge initiatives about entertainment, also through monitoring and data collection actions on activities carried out by operators; promote and organize initiatives to study and enhance history and traditions; carry out functions and tasks possibly assigned and/or entrusted by the institutions in the field of culture and the promotion of events and shows of any kind; organize exhibitions, cultural events and conferences, as well as studies, research, publications, initiatives, educational or dissemination activities; – collaborate in activities promoted by other public and private organisations, Italian and foreign. The Foundation - which pursues exclusively social solidarity purposes - to achieve its goals.

2. Festival activities

2.1 The Festival program is divided into the following cinematographic sections with the awarding of the following prizes:

Italian Feature Film Competition and International Feature Film Competition

The films admitted are of Italian and foreign production produced from 1 January 2023.

Eligibility assessments are decided and legitimized by the Scientific Committee made up of a member of the Punto e Virgola Foundation, an important cinematography professional, two members chosen by the Foundation and the Organizing Committee.

Films sent by e-mail in HIGH DEFINITION to: by Monday 30 September 2023

The judgment of the Scientific Committee is final. To submit a film you must send:

- Video or link thereof;

- Form with country and year of production, genre, duration, director, cast;

- Posters/Library;

- Trailer maximum duration 2 minutes.

- the name of a contact person with mobile number and email address and release signed by the legal manager of Production/Distribution.

Foreign works must be subtitled or dubbed into Italian.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to choose non-subscribed films

Italian Short Film Competition and International Short Film Competition

The 2024 edition also includes a competition for short films chosen at the discretion of the Scientific Committee among those received by Monday 30 September 2024.



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