Visioni incontra Rules 2018


The “Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà” (A Window on the World, Images from Reality) 4th International Documentary Festival presents the third edition of  “VISIONI INCONTRA”, two days dedicated to the “Industry forum” with the pitching of Italian documentary projects still “work in progress”.

The aim of “VISIONI INCONTRA” is to promote a quality selection of Italian projects still work in progress of contemporary creative documentaries.

Such documentaries will be pitched by the directors/producers in front of a professional community of broadcasters commissioning editors, distributors, tv buyers, buyers, producers, sales agents, festivals directors.

The selected Projects will be pitched during the two industry forum days in a 20 minutes session comprehensive of a presentation by the author and the producer, of the screening of a sizzle reel (not less than 5 five minutes) and of a final Q&A session with the industry’s community attending the forum.

The 5 minutes sizzle reel must be drawn out from the original shooting.

Furthermore Visioni Incontra staff will organize and manage one to one meetings between the producers/directors of the selected projects and the industry community attending the forum.

Compulsory Requirements

The competition is open to Italian independent productions. It is considered italian production:

  • if 50% or more of the film’s funding originated from sources within Italy;
  • italian minority co-productions provided the director is of Italian nationality

It is considered independent production a production not totally funded by the broadcasters.

The projects should be funded for at least 30 % of the estimated budget.

Projects will be selected by a committee of experts of the Festival.

Project’s applications comprehensive of all materials should be sent within June 15th 2018 (compulsory). The projects that have been selected will be informed within July 15th 2018.

The selected projects are required to confirm their acceptance to participate  within 7 days from the festival  notification / acceptance.

“VISIONI INCONTRA” will award for the best project a prize of € 2,500.

The prize will be nominated by the industry forum jury attending the pitching session.

The € 2,500 prize will be assigned to the production company of the film.

When the winning project will become a complete documentary, the such documentary should be premiered at the next ”Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla Realtà” (A Window on the World, Images from Reality) International Documentary Festival.

All pitched projects should list in their credits the ‘Visioni Incontra Selection’ logo. Also the Visioni Incontra  award winner should list to its credits the ‘Visioni incontra Award’ logo. Both logo will be provided by the Festival responsibles.


Every project must be submitted through the online registration procedure “entry form” available on this site in “VISIONI INCONTRA” section.

All sizzle reels should be sent through a vimeo link with password to the following address

Authors, directors and producers of the selected projects can modify and update the sizzle reel materials for the final presentation to “VISIONI INCONTRA” up to 16 days before the Festival’s dates, (August 28th), provided that the total duration remains within the limits stated above (not less than 5 minutes).

Applications for the projects inclusive of all materials should be submitted and sent within June 15th 2018 (compulsory). The selected projects will be informed within July 15th 2018.

The selected projects are required to confirm their participation  within 7 days from the festival  notification / acceptance.

The producer / s must send IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH to the following address

  • Portfolio of the company (max. 175 words)
  • Curriculum vitae of producers (short version, max. 70 words)
  • picture in .jpg format
  • budget or financial plan (specify total budget and also split in: pre-production, production, post-production)
  • Stage of production (max. 40 words)

The director must send IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH to the following address

  • Curriculum vitae (short version max. 70 words)
  • picture in .jpg format

After having filled the entry form it is also required to send IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH the following materials in pdf format to

  • Long Synopsis (max . 250 words)
  • Director’s statement (max. 70 words)
  • Production summary (with cast and crew)
  • 1 picture of the film

Screening formats allowed are: HD files or Blu-ray files (only in HD format)


Projects officially selected for ‘Visioni incontra’ contest:

All selected projects will be presented with Italian dialogue and with english subtitles. If the project or parts of it are in dialect and / or in a different language from Italian, subtitles in Italian and in English are required. All subtitles are at the expense of the applicants and their Production Company.