Italian Horror Fantasy Fest (6)

(aka) Italian Horror Fest - Italian Horror Film Festival


01 Apr 2021
Call for entries

30 Sep 2021
Festival closed

30 Nov 2021
Notification date

26 Apr 2021
31 Oct 2021


Roma,  00100, Roma, Roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 26 April 2021      Festival end: 31 October 2021

ITALIAN HORROR FANTASY FEST is new denomination of the Festival organized by Lu.Pa. Film di Roma, which holds all the rights to the title and logo of the event.

Previously known as ITALIAN HORROR FEST and ITALIAN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, the name change has been made official for the 2021 edition, opening up to the fantastic and fantasy genre in all its correlations.

The Festival wants pull focus on the best expressions of Italian and international horror, thriller and fantasy movies, with target to celebrating and paying due tribute to the great italian masters, whose works have contributed to making known cinematography made in Italy all around the world, but at same to promote young authors who continue this glorious artistic tradition. Moreover, the Festival wants to be also a meeting and comparison point with genre movies from other countries.

This purpose is guaranteed by the artistic director, the producer and director Luigi Pastore, who governs the harmonization of the program through help of a commission of experts designated by himself.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the regulations in force which, at the time of publication of this regulation prevent the public performance of the events, the organizer reserves the right to modify the Festival program. If in the next few months the emergency should decrease and therefore allow the public performance of the events, the organization foresees a gala evening that will take place in Rome on a date to be defined.

The rules and conduct of the Festival could have some changes and variations, that will be communicated on the official website and Festhome.

A second quality jury is planned for the Festival, composed by personalities from the cinema and culture, that not have collaborated in the creation of the films in competition.
The Jury's judgment it's unquestionable and the jurors will choose only finalist works (one short and one feature film) that will be screened during the final event of the Festival. Each president of the jury has the right to cast a decisive vote in the event of a tie or disagreement with the other jurors, also listening to the opinion of the Artistic director if a decision on the finalists is not reached.

Presidents of the Jury (one for the feature film section and one for the short film section) will nominate the winning film and short film during the final evening of the Festival, and winners will be award ITALIAN HORROR FEST 2021 and a distribution agreement on the streaming platform.

From 1 April until 30 September 2021, it will be possible to register national and international feature and short films through the Festival website or through the Festhome platform (accepting these regulations in all its articles). The Festival accepts all short films and films produced from 2018 until the last day for registration, even in the case of participation in other film festivals.

The authors and owners of the registered works not only accept the regulation in full but allow the organization to be able to publicly show their registered film through the streaming platform on the official website.

All short and feature films entered will be uploaded to the Festival's streaming platform, which will superimpose the logo of the event and other graphic elements useful for protecting the works themselves without allowing them to be downloaded.

The works entered in the Festival can only be viewed free of charge by the public accredited by registering on the official website and will remain online until November 30, 2021. A first jury, made up of accredited spectators and a president appointed by the Festival, will have the task of voting 10 short films and 5 feature films that will enter the official selection.

Will be taken into consideration all the horror, thriller and fantastic works received no later than 30 September 2021, in Italian or foreign language with subtitles in Italian or English, which must be in theme with the Festival.

Sending the work implies full and unconditional acceptance of the regulations regarding the selection of the work itself and its inclusion in the Festival program. In case of disagreement, the decision of the artistic direction will be valid.

The entry form, freely signed, will be considered a document proving the free acceptance of the regulations by those who have entered the film and their participation in the event.

Optical media are not accepted, but only video files in the following formats: Mpeg4, H264, ProRes LT with 1920x1080 resolution.

The video files can be sent with File Mail (max 5GB), or by indicating a download link in the registration form on the site, or alternatively by enabling the download at the Vimeo link or on the Festhome platform.

In addition to the video file, it is mandatory to provide subtitles in SRT format in English for Italian films and in Italian or English for international films.

The artistic director has the right to invite exclusive films and previews, which are not part of the competition.

All the films and short films entered will be kept in the Festival archive.

In the event that it will be possible to organize the gala evening, the finalist feature films and short films must be received no later than November 30, 2020 in one of the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, File Mpeg4, H264.

For the finalist works in a foreign language, a copy with Italian subtitles will be required.

The organization of the Festival will invite the finalist directors for the eventual gala evening that will close the event providing only for their hotel accommodation, excluding travel expenses.

The owners of the rights of the works entered in competition and out of competition must fill in and send by email the release form provided by the organization for public viewing within the exhibition activities.
Furthermore, the release guarantees and exonerate the Festival from any responsibility regarding the violation of copyright rights on unauthorized video and audio contents.

Each participant acknowledges that accredited newspapers and other media partners will be present at the Festival who will be able to carry out television coverage, radio interviews, etc. By agreeing to participate in the Festival and signing this regulation, each participant recognizes the right of the media partners to carry out any type of filming even in the presence of sponsor brands and freely assigns any right to broadcast any filming, allowing the media partner to use such filming. according to their needs, even with interruptions of advertising messages and may eventually transfer them to third parties.

On the Festival platform there will be a section dedicated to producers and distributors who want to organize screenings by invitation or make use of the paid on-demand service. The platform will send a report on views and transactions, recognizing 90% of revenues after taxes and commission percentages for online payments. For info and costs of the service, please refer to the official website.



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