The non-profit cultural Association “Fondazione Domenico Oprandi” is running the twenty-third edition of the international short-film festival cortoLovere. Italian and International film-makers, film academies, specialised institutes, associations and companies which created or are creating short-films are welcome to apply.
After Covid restrictions in 2020, cortoLovere resumes this year with a Special Edition: the traditional structure of the festival is suspended, exclusively for 2021, to promote short-films portraying the current challenging times, the contest is limited to only three categories.
DATE AND PLACE OF THE FESTIVAL
The Contest will take place in the following dates: 8th – 9th October 2021, Italy – Lovere (BG)
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are FREE.
The deadline for sending content is the 6th of September 2021
Each applicant is asked to participate with one short-film.
The application form is available on the website, it must be completed and sent online.
Click here to open the application form.
All the authors of the selected short-films will be contacted through e-mail and by phone.
If selected, they will be asked to send a signed consent form, which will allow a non-profit screening of the short-film during the Festival.
The contest includes 3 categories. The short-film must full under one of the following:
1. Short-films created during the lockdown, showcasing life during the pandemic. These will be divided into two sections:
2. Short-films portraying dystopian scenes, whether real or fictional.
They might even serve as book-trailers, for dystopian novels by famous authors.
The maximum length of the short-film must be of 15 minutes, opening credits and end credits included. Furthermore, the short-film must be uploaded on a digital platform online (ex. Vimeo, Youtube)*.
Link and password should be included in the application form, as all the required fields in the application form must be filled in.
If the short-film is not performed in Italian, it will need to have Italian subtitles.
*THE FILES PROTECTED WITH PASSWORD MUST BE ACCESSIBLE UNTIL THE END OF THE FESTIVAL
SELECTION AND AWARDS
The short-films will be chosen by the board of the Association, headed by its Artistic Director. They will then be unquestionably and irrevocably judged by a panel, selected by the Association, which will preside over the Festival.
The panel will choose the final short-films for each category, up to a maximum of 5 per category. The chosen short-films will be screened during the final evening on the 9 October 2021.
The awards will take place in Lovere, at Cinema Teatro Crystal. At the same time, they will be broadcasted live on YouTube, on the Festival channel.
The finalists will be responsible of quality and integrity of the content they sent.
Sending the completed application form implies the integral and unconditional acceptance of the current rules.
News related to the short-films, the selection process, the program of the events and further information will be communicated on the official website www.cortolovere.it
All the authors are invited to connect to the live stream, on Youtube, during the closing night of the Festival. The winners could be asked to connect through Skype, or to send a video with a brief message, by the Association.
Each winner for each category will be awarded with a prize of €1.000.
The absolute winner of the festival will be awarded with an additional prize of €1000.
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