Rules and Regulations

Italian Contest Storie dal mondo contemporaneo:

  • All short, mid-lenght, feature-lenght italian documentaries completed after the 1st of January 2019 and not yet screened in Italy in any place and context can participate to the italian contest
  • The Festival will not consider for the contest all works that have had already in Italy, in any manner or form, public screenings and / or television / internet passages, and that have already taken part in other national festivals
  • The competition is open only to Italian independent productions. A production is considered italian if 50% or more of the film’s funding originated from sources within Italy or if in an italian minority co-productions the director is of Italian nationality. Independent is a production not fully financed by broadcasters
  • Language and subtitle : all documentaries selected for the Italian competition will be presented with Italian dialogue and with english subtitles. If the documentary 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.

International Contest Storytellers of our Time: a Mirror into the Future:

  • International feature lenght documentaries over 50’ completed after 1st of January 2019
  • International documentaries mean all films produced outside of Italy and directed by non Italians and where more than 50% of the project financing originated from sources outside Italy
  • Must be Italian premieres: Visioni dal Mondo will not consider for the contest all works that have had already in Italy, in any manner or form, public screenings and / or television / internet passages, and that have already taken part in other italian festivals
  • Must be in english or in the original language with english subtitles. The presence also of Italian subtitles will be appreciated. The film will be screened also with italian subtitles

Prizes, Awards and Jury

The following prizes will be awarded to the directors of the winning films:

  • The Italian Contest Storie dal mondo contemporaneo -Official Jury Prize of 5000 euro.
  • The italian Contest Storie dal mondo contemporaneo-Students Prize of 2500 euro. The Jury is composed by students of the most known cinema and documentary’s university departments and schools of Milan.
  • The International Contest Storytellers of our Time: a Mirror into the Future of 3000 euro.
    Producers and distributors related to the screened and or awarded films at the Festival, should ensure in the opening titles and on the promotional material the Festival winners’logo/laurel. The Festival general secretary will provide to send the official logo.
  • The Visioni dal Mondo directors reserve themselves the right to add additional awards and juries prior to the Festival 6th edition

Entry Procedures and requirements

Every film must be submitted through the online registration procedure ‘entry form’ available on this site.

The Entry Form should be completed and submitted within the 7th of June 2020

Screening Formats allowed are mp4, h246, or a link streaming (Vimeo or Youtube) that specifies the url and pw in the entry form. The link must stay active at least until the end of the Festival, 21th of September 2020.

The final result of the Italian and International contest selection will be notified to the applicants and participants by the 8th of July 2020.

The registration will be accepted if all the materials and information requested will be received within the required deadlines and will meet all the requirements. After filling in the entry form and sending it, togheter with the link for the screener, the applicant will receive an email confirmation of the registration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions not complying with the submission fee payment will not be considered.

No screeners or application material will be returned

Submission fees

Submission fee for the the Italian Stories from the Contemporary World contest preselection is 25 euros Vat included.

Submission fee for the International contest Storytellers of our Time: a Mirror into the Future pre-selection is 25 euros.

The fee covers the administrative expenses related to cataloging and previewing each film.

The registration will be accepted if all the materials and information requested will be received within the required deadlines and will meet all the requirements. After filling in the entry form and sending it, togheter with the link for the screener, the applicant will receive an email confirmation of the registration.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions not complying with the submission fee payment will not be considered
Submissions fees are not refundable.

No film will be taken in consideration for preselection prior to the submission’s fee receipt.

Selected films

Selection and Programming’s criteria

The selection for the Italian contest and for the International contest are done by the Festival Directors and by the selection committe and the decisions are based on those they consider to be the artistic and narrative merits.

The Festival has no obligation to provide comments or feedback regarding the films submitted by the applicant or by any other representative of the film.

Once the official selection invitation has been accepted a selected film cannot be removed from the official programme.

Final programming, categorization and slotting of films will be determined by the Festival directors. Their decision is final. The general programme and the schedule of the screening falls within the exclusive competence of the Festival directors. Each screening will take place in a virtual cinema open to a maximum of 500 spectators and the titles will be available online on demand for 24 hours.

The Festival will publish a digital catalogue of all presented titles.

Required items for Selected films

The directors / producers of the selected documentaries should send the following documentation within 5 days from notice of the selection
By regular mail or Dhl, the printed materials to the following address:

VISIONI DAL MONDO – Ufficio programmazione c/o Frankie Show Biz s.r.l.
Via Privata Maria Teresa 11
20123 MILANO
2/3 poster – NOT COMPULSORY
10 images of the Film – NOT COMPULSORY
1 picture of the director – NOT COMPULSORY
20 press book – NOT COMPULSORY

Admitted Screening Formats and Shipping Instructions

Italian contest Stories from the contemporary world:

Main screening fotmat:

Apple Prores 422/LT

1920×1080

Variable bitrate (max 40mbit/s)

Audio linear PCM 24bit little endian signed integer

48000Hz, stereo L – R

The HD Files of the documentaries selected must arrive in one of the formats listed above no later than July 15th 2020, following the instructions that will be provided by the Programming Office. A copy of the documentary will remain in the Festival archive for possible non-commercial use.

International contest Storytellers of our Time: a Mirror into the Future:

The screening format is HD file.

Main screening format:

Apple Prores 422/LT

1920×1080

Variable bitrate (max 40mbit/s)

Audio linear PCM 24bit little endian signed integer

48000Hz, stereo L – R

The HD Filesof the documentaries selected at the festival must arrive in one of the formats listed above no later than July 15th 2020, following the instructions that will be provided by the Programming Office. A copy of the documentary will remain in the Festival archive for possible non-commercial use.

General rules

The Festival will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. It is the sole responsability of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included in the submitted film. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film containing unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.

In the case of faulty online projection, the Festival cannot be held liable for intangible losses incurred by director, producer, or distributor.

In case of conflicting interpretation only the Italian version of the Rules and Regulations is considered valid.

Entry and participation of documentaries implies unconditional acceptance of the above Rules and Regulations. The Festival Directors could take all decisions on different subjects not provided in these Rules and regulations.

After the selection of a documentary, the festival has the right to:

  • use up to five-minute video of the documentary for publicity and online purposes
  • use all publicity material to promote the Festival
  • keep a copy of the documentary in its archive for non-commercial use, and for educational purposes

Any litigation will be judged by the Court of Milano, Italy.

VISIONI DAL MONDO
c/o Frankie Show Biz srl
legal address: Via Volturno, 47 – 20159 Milano
operative branch: Via Privata Maria Teresa 11 – 20123 Milano
www.visionidalmondo.it
e-mail: info@visionidalmondo.it

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