Festival CinemaZERO (16)


07 Aug 2023
Call for entries

31 Oct 2023
Festival closed

25 Nov 2023
Notification date

30 Nov 2023
03 Dec 2023


Via della Malpensada, 82,  38122, Trento, TN, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 30 November 2023      Festival end: 03 December 2023

“ZERO cinema” is an artisanal and experimental artistic approach that contrasts the assembly line of industrial film production; it is hyper-independent, produced or auto-produced by single artists or small groups (less than 10 people) with no commercial interests; it is made with common and easily accessible, or innovative and low cost, means of production.

“ZERO cinema” has a different attitude, adventurous or poetic, DIY or punk, anarchic or self-sufficient, to the video work; it speaks with a personal, intimate, courageous and autonomous voice.

“ZERO cinema” is, more than any other thing, a strong idea of cinema and artistic production.

FCZ assigns prizes for a total amount of 2.000 € value vouchers (please read the full version of the Competition Call to discover the different prizes of any section)

- Before submitting your work, read carefully the full version of FCZ rules and terms here: https://www.festivalcinemazero.it/fcz2023-competition-call/

- We look for max. 20 minutes works realised with the “cinema zero” approach described in the introduction. If you don’t find our lines and principles in your work, please spare our time and yours and don’t submit it.

- Submission deadline is 10.31.23.

- FCZ features different sections: the FCZ Main Competition and the “Visions beyond the Anthropocene” MUSE award with a 5€ submission fee, and the AnimazioneZERO section, ONLY dedicated to animation shorts, with no submission fee.

- FCZ assigns prizes for a total amount of 2.000 € value vouchers.

- Works in any language other than Italian must be subtitled in Italian or English.

- By submitting your work, you agree to have it screened in FCZ2023, both in competition or out of competition, and in any other event connected with FCZ, free of any charge for the organizer.

- You are the only responsible for the use of music, original or non-original, in your work.

- We invite you to submit works realised not before 2021 and never submitted to our festival before.

- By submitting your work, you accept all rules and terms listed on the full version of the FCZ2023 Competition Call.



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