Selections for Rotterdam: deadline November 10th

Gerwin Tamsma in Rome November 27 - 29

Selections for Rotterdam: deadline November 10th

Istituto Luce Cinecittà is organising the Italian selection for the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 24th - February 4th  2017).
The Festival programmer Gerwin Tamsma will be our guest in Rome November 27th to 29th 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 2017. 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 2018 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).
· VPRO 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.
· Limelight
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 10th 2017 to our office at the following address:
Istituto Luce Cinecittà- Filmitalia Dept.
(Rotterdam selections)
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.

Cristina Cassano tel. +39 06 72286 298
Rossella Rinaldi tel. +39 06 72286 325