Call for entries
Deadline: 10 September 2011

5th L’Aquila International Film Festival
2-5 November 12011 – L’Aquila/Italy

Online entry form

The Cultural Association “L’idea di Clèves” is holding a competition for films production on a free topic.
This competition is part of the cultural event “L’Aquila International Film Festival”, which will take place from the 2nd to the 5th November 2011.

1. Free topic; the competition is open to all works produced after January the 1st, 2010 or unpublished in Italy

2. The competition is divided into two sections: national and international short films, for works no longer than 20 minutes; national and international works, for works longer than 20 minutes

3. For organizational and artistic reasons, those works lasting between 20 and 30 minutes can be included, agree with the author, in the short film section

4. The works submitted will be viewed and selected by a panel of experts to
participate to the closing nights

5. Each artist may enter up to two works (including all sections of the festival)

6. The national and international works (except for short films) selected for the closing nights will receive a refund of € 400 for the projection

7. A panel of experts will award, in its sole discretion, the following prizes:
– Best International Film, recognition (in addition to money refund- see point 6);
– Best Short Film, Prize of € 300;
– Best Animation Film (regardless of duration), Prize of € 300;

8. The works must be submitted preferably in .mkv or .dv, .mpg, .mov format on DVD or Blu-Ray support, otherwise in DVD format, indicating on the support the registration code issued after registration online at; for works
subtitled (necessarily in Italian or English) should the subtitles be not contained in a separate track from the video, it is necessary to attach a CD containing the file of the dialogues with timing in .srt or .sub format

9. The deadline for works submission is scheduled for September 10th 2011 (the postmark will attest)

10. All material should be sent to:
Concorso Festival Cinema (International Film Festival Competition), c/o L’Idea di Clèves, via Vascarella, 11 – Preturo – 67100 L’Aquila (AQ). Italy
Postage to be paid by the sender

11. On pain of exclusion must be sent:
– The DVD containing the work;
– The code issued at the end of the online application process;
– The file in .srt or .sub format containing the dialogues in Italian or English and timing for works in a different language than Italian (excluding works with a separate subtitle track from the video)
– At least one image of the film in .jpg format and a brief synopsis in .txt format for the festival catalog
– Copy of an identity document of the person eligible to screen rights
– The movie trailer, if available

12. The works submitted will not be returned but will be part of the “Film Archive” designed for educational/informational purposes, available for any cultural events or projects for the spread of film culture

13. All information related to the competition and the whole event can be viewed on the Association’s website

14. Registration is free

15. The Association is not responsible for any damage or loss of the works sent

16. Participation to the Festival implies the acceptance of these rules in all its points. The Festival Management will be in charge of adjusting all cases not listed above.