Ciak Film Festival (3)


07 Oct 2023
Call for entries

14 Oct 2023
Festival closed

28 Oct 2023
Notification date

03 Dec 2023
03 Dec 2023


Roma,  -, Roma, Roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<
Feature 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  20'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 03 December 2023      Festival end: 03 December 2023

"Ciak Film Festival" is a cinema and entertainment event dedicated to Feature Films, Short Films - Italian and foreign.

The 2023 edition will have special prizes dedicated to music video clips, documentaries, feature films, short film shot in Lazio.

The Artistic Direction is curated by Stefano Madonna and Alfonso Chiarenza.

The Festival will be held in Fiuggi (FR) 11-12 September 2021 and will see the participation of well-known celebrities.

Prizes will be dedicated to the best feature films, short films and their artistic and technical figures.

There will be special prizes for famous faces and new faces of the show.

Feature films:

Best Feature Film Award, Best Director Award, Best First Film Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award.

Special Prizes:

Best Music Video Award, Best Documentary Award, Awards for short films shot in Lazio.


1. Registration for the Festival is free. The call is open until 13 October 2023. The Festival will take place on December 3, 2023 in Rome.
A contribution of €20.00 will be required as secretarial costs for each selected work.

2. The registration method:
To compete for the Festival, the authors of the works must complete the 2023 REGISTRATION FORM, with adding any advertising material and sending it:

— Email by sending links (Vimeo or Youtube) where you can view the work, REGISTRATION FORM
2023, data and any advertising material or via We Transfer to the email:
ciakfilmfestival@liber,it or register on the platforms Festhome.

In case of selection from the group of finalists, the competitor must provide a copy of the work high resolution.

3. The competition is open and aimed at feature films, documentaries, music videos, short films shot in Lazio.

4. If the short film is in a foreign language, subtitles in Italian or english must be present

5. Reworked works, music videos, short films shot in Italy are permitted Lazio.
free theme, without gender restriction, including animation, products a starting from 1 January 2019.

6. The maximum duration is 20 minutes, including the opening and closing credits only for the short film category.

7. The pre-selection will be carried out by a specific committee and the finalists will be published on the official website or social channels and will compete for the Festival prizes and will be contacted via email and/or by telephone contact details indicated in the competition notice.

8. The competition will have special categories reserved for short films shot in the Lazio Region.

9 The management reserves the right to open a selection "out of competition". These works will not compete to the awards but they will be screened in theaters during the festival and may receive recognition.

10. Each producer, author or owner of works proposed for selection is responsible for the content of the same and of any rights to third parties and minors who appear in the short film, in particular rights concerning the image and privacy of the subjects involved in the proposed artistic works and related music.

11. Due to causes of force majeure, the Organization reserves the right to modify, postpone or cancel the demonstration at any time they deemed necessary.

12. The organization of the competition, although committed to adopting every precaution, does not assume the responsibility for any theft, damage or loss that the works may suffer
upon arrival at the office.

13. By signing the regulation I declare that I authorize the organization for free use, without any compensation, of all materials sent, without prejudice to the indication of the authors. The organization will be able to
advertise through the press, radio, TV, web, targeted posters, blow-ups, etc.... those works that in the opinion of the artistic direction, they have the opportunity requirements for an appeal to the public and to have nothing to claim for all of the above. The material sent by the authors of the selected works will not be returned and will be part of the Festival archive. (Ciak Film Festival).

14. In default of the provisions of the previous points, the undersigned acknowledges that he will be excluded from the


— The following categories of awards with plaques or trophies are foreseen:

Best Feature Film Award, Best Actor Award (Feature Film), Best Actress Award
(Feature Film), Best Videoclip Award, Best Web Series Award, Best Documentary Award,
awards for short films shot in Lazio.

— To receive the prizes, at least 1 delegate from each finalist work must be present. The absence
will result in the inability to receive prizes or recognition.

— The Festival Jury reserves the right to also award Special Mentions.

General rules

1. The Festival Organization reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the
demonstration if necessary.

2. Registration and acceptance of these regulations imply authorization for the screening
publishes the short film entered in the Festival “Ciak Film Festival 2023 – Final Phase”, with the
screening in the main venues of the Festival.

3. Each author is responsible for the content of his work.

4. The author assumes responsibility for the data he communicates at the time of registration.

5. By accepting these regulations, the candidate releases the organization from all responsibility
deriving from violation of copyright or the honor and reputation of others or from any other offense committed through the work submitted to the competition.

6. Such violations and offenses will result in exclusion, if discovered before the conclusion of the competition of the work and, if ascertained subsequently, the forfeiture of any prize or recognition attributed to the work and its author.

7. The Festival management reserves the right to decide on matters not provided for herein
regulation. The Court of Latina is competent for any dispute.

Sending Material for the screening of the short films selected as finalists of the Festival:

The material must be sent by November 15, 2023.

— By email to:
Data processing and privacy
Pursuant to the European Regulation 2016/679 called GDPR - we inform you that the data provided by competitors at the same time as registration, for which we guarantee maximum confidentiality and respect of the safety measures as required by the aforementioned standard, will also be treated with the aid of means electronic or otherwise automated by CIAK FILM FESTIVAL staff.

We inform you that the rights provided for by the privacy code include, for example, the possibility of knowing nature and type of data held by the association, being able to request their integration or rectification, as well as being able to exercise, at any time, the right to object to the processing and to receipt of email communications, including the consequent request for data deletion by contacting the Festival organization.



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