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Corti di lunga memoria - Long memory short films

1st Edition

Corti di lunga memoria - Long memory short films

where:Nuovo Cineteatro Piceno - Ascoli Piceno
when:November 7th - 9th, 2019
deadline:August 21st, 2019
entry form:Submission at

The Festival wants to combine Cinema, History and Education, by welcoming short films from all over the world, which can represent, through their subjects, one of the most relevant aspects of the European history over the last century.

The final evening of the Festival, that will take place in Ascoli Piceno, has been planned for 9th November 2019, exactly 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin wall, a key moment for the history of the contemporary Europe, a meaningful event that opened a brand new horizon. In the same way, through this very first edition, our Festival intends to usher in an initiative able to broaden new and significant cultural horizons.
This Festival wants to promote the artistic form of expression of the short film and it is addressed to any director, author and video maker, who has realized a short film on a relevant aspect of contemporary European history. The reference time span is the following:
From the beginning of the First World War (1914) to the present day.
As a non-exhaustive example, short films or short films of documentaries dealing with one (or more) of the subjects below will be admitted to the selection:
Memories and traditions - War - Peace and Disarmament - National and International Terrorism - Immigration - Integration - Racism and Discrimination - Mafia and Antimafia - Totalitarianism and Dictatorships - Resistance Movements - Feminism and Women's Rights - Social and Cultural Rights - History of the European Union - Environmental Education and History of the Environment - Science and Technology - Religions - History of Education - Arts and Cultural Movements - History of Demography - History of the Family.
More generally, all those short films which may represent one of the relevant features of European culture and history over the last few hundred years will be admitted to the selection.
Short films shall be up to 30 minutes long (titles included).
Short films belonging to the following categories are admitted:
a) FICTION: fiction short films (any genre)
b) ANIMATED: animated short films
c) DOCUMENTARY: short film documentary
d) SCHOOLS: both fiction and animated short films and short films of documentaries made by any schools at any level.
Short films coming from all over the world, of any language or nationality are admitted to any selection, provided that they deal with one of the subjects admitted to the contest.
Any non-Italian language work shall be compulsory subtitled in English.
“Long memory short films” has been created by Alberto De Angelis, who plays the role of the Festival artistic director. The initiative has been embraced by the ISC. (comprehensive secondary school) “Luciani – SS. Filippo e Giacomo”, which has participated as project leader in the Call “Cinema per la scuola – Buone Pratiche, Rassegne e Festival” (i.e. “Cinema for school – Good Practices, Exhibitions and Festivals”), announced and supported by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) and by MIBAC (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities), receiving the highest funding among similar initiatives presented in Le Marche Region.
The Festival is sponsored by Fondazione Marche Cultura and Marche Film Commission.
We will shortly communicate the members of Festival quality jury. We are working on the composition of an extremely high quality jury to best evaluate your works.
Awards & Prizes
- 2.000 euros to the best overall short film. The prize will be awarded to the short film which best represents the cultural spirit of the Festival through its narration.
- 500 euros to the best fiction short film
- 500 euros to the best animated short film
- 500 euros to the best documentary short film
- 500 euros audience award
- 250 euro to the best school short film
Total prize money is 4.250 euros.
The Festival reserves the possibility to add other prizes, both money, and assets; the jury may possibly award, at its own discretion, special mentions and technical prizes.
In the event of winning one of the prizes, the author will be notified with due advance in order to participate in the award show. We remind you that the prize money will be awarded only if the director or a film delegate is present (producer, distributor, actors, technical cast). The organization will provide accommodation for the winning authors in the city of Ascoli Piceno (bars and restaurants discounts provided).