21 August 2019

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Working Title Film Festival

4th Edition

Working Title Film Festival

where:Cinema Odeon , Vicenza
when:October 1st - 5th, 2019
deadline:July 15th, 2019
entry form:Online Submission

The Working Title Film Festival is promoted by the organization LIES – Laboratorio dell'inchiesta economica e sociale (a permanent workshop for an economic and social survey), based in Padua and which has been active in Padua and Vicenza since 2011. The venues hosting the 4th edition will be Sala Lampertico (Cinema Odeon), Exworks (Zerogloss), an artistic and creative space, and the local wine shop Bottega Faustino.
The aim of the Festival is to encourage, through cinema and audiovisual arts and expressions, a reflection on the issues related to Work, especially in the contemporary society, and on the relevant political and social context.
The Working Title Film Festival intends to read through a contemporary viewpoint the current patterns and conditions of the world of work, focusing not only on its negative perspective, on precariousness, fragmentation and reduced workers’ protection and rights, but also on its creative possibilities.
Moreover, the festival aims at giving visibility to audiovisual artworks that are not mainstream and do not belong to the official distribution network, and to the emerging cinema, thus creating a dialogue between independent filmmakers and the audience.
The Working Title Film Festival 4 will include a selection of audiovisual works in competition and Q&A, book presentations, and a special meeting involving producers and directors with audiovisual projects in development on the theme of work.
The international competition is open to any genre of audiovisual work on the theme of work, in all its forms. The work can be articulated in the past, present or future tense. The presented topics can vary, they may be someone's life story or testimonies of current or disappearing jobs, the latest technological and social frontiers, precariousness and the lack of rights, rewarding stories, as well as success stories related to talent and creativity, both intellectual and manual.
The international competition will consist of two sections:
Working Title Film Festival 4 Award
Open to documentary films, feature films, animation films on the theme of Work, at least 30 minutes long.
Open to experimental short-films, video art films, video clips on the theme of Work, with a maximum length of 15 minutes.