Selections for Cannes in March

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Selections for Cannes in March

On the occasion of the 72. Festival de Cannes (May 14th - 25th, 2019),  Istituto Luce  Cinecittà - Filmitalia is organizing the Italian selections that will be held at our offices in Rome.

Only films that meet the following conditions will be considered for the selections:
· Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival;
· Films that have not been released anywhere other than their Country of origin;
· All films must have English or French subtitles for the sections Competition, Out Of Competition, Un Certain Regard and Semaine de la Critique. At this stage, only for the section Quinzaine des Réalizateurs they can be submitted without subtitles if the language of the film is Italian.


Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard:
The Italian Advisor for the sections Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard, Lorenzo Codelli, will make his selection in Rome from the 4th to 9th .
To submit a film it is mandatory to do the online-submission within March 4th and send the film to Paris within March 11th. For the sections overseen by Lorenzo Codelli, films must be delivered also to our offices (address at the end of this email) within February 28th.
You can find the entry form and Paris address >at this link<

Semaine de la Critique:
For Semaine de la Critique (open to first and second features only) the selections in Rome will be held the 4th and 5th of March, when Selection Committee member Olivier Pelisson will be in Rome.
If you submit the film through Filmitalia it is not necessary for this first round of selections to fill out the submission form, pay the entry fee or send the film to Paris.
For the section Semaine de la Critique films must be delivered only to our offices (address at the end of this email) within February 28th.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs:
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs’s General Delegate Paolo Moretti, Secretary General Christophe Leparc and Selection Committee member Valentina Novati will be in Rome to select Italian films from the 11th to the 13th of March. For this round of selections materials still without subtitles are accepted.
To submit a film, it is mandatory to do the on-line submission on Quinzaine website but at this round of selections without filling the payment form (you should not submit any credit card details); as for the info on material formats, you can just check the box ‘bluray’ (even if the final format of your submission will be different). At the end of the procedure you will not receive any automatic confirmation, but all the details about your film will be registered in the system. It is not necessary to send anything to Paris.
You can find the entry form >at this link<.
For the section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs films must be delivered only to our offices (address at the end of this email) within March 6th.


A dvd or blu-ray and a link, accompanied by an info sheet/pressbook (preferably in English) must be sent to:

Griselda Guerrasio tel. +39 06 72286323
Annabella Nucara tel. +39 06 72286330

Alessio Massatani tel. +39 06 72286408

Via Tuscolana 1055 – 00173 Roma (Italy)

Please write on the envelope: SELECTIONS CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – (Please specify to which sections you are submitting the film)