Istituto Luce Cinecittà is organising the Italian selection for the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25th - February 5th 2016).
The Festival programmer Gerwin Tamsma will be our guest in Rome November 17th and 18th in order to select Italian films:
General Rules for Eligibility - Submission to the Festival is open to feature films, creative documentaries, experimental films (minimum length 60 minutes) and short films and innovative visual productions for digital media completed after 1 January 2016. The Festival gives priority to world and international premieres; films that have already been shown in The Netherlands are not admitted. Films previously submitted to the Festival and not selected will not be reconsidered for the 2017 Festival.
· The Hivos Tiger Award Competition
First, second or third time directors of a feature length film, 60 minutes or longer. The film should have its World premiere in Rotterdam.
Eight films will compete in the Hivos Tiger Award Competition for a single Hivos Tiger Award worth €40,000, to be shared by director and producer. In addition, a special jury award worth €10,000 will be presented to an exceptional artistic achievement within the competition.
· Bright Future Main Programme
Debut and second features or documentaries directed by new and rising authors. World or international premieres competing for the Bright Future Award, 10.000 € to spend for the further project.
· Bright Future Mid-Lenght
Not competitive section for 10 mid-lenght films (40 to 62 minutes).
· Big Screen Award Competition
8 art-house movies will compete for the Big Screen Award, 15.000 € for the director and 15.000 € to spend for the theatrical release.
· Voices Main Programme
This section keeps tabs on global cinema screening recent highlights from the international festival circuit and other impressive and contemporary works.
Films by alluring names – award-winners at the big film festivals – and striking films that will be released in cinemas in the Netherlands after IFFR. Accompanied by special introductions to the screenings and premieres with internationally famous guests.
We kindly ask you to send the English subtitled DVD or Blu-ray of the film you would like to submit with a press book not later than November 8th 2016 to our office at the following address:
Istituto Luce Cinecittà- Filmitalia Dept.
Via Tuscolana, 1055 - 00173 Roma
If you submit the film through ISTITUTO LUCE – CINECITTA’ you do not need to fill the entry form online and pay the entry fee.