The fourth edition of the Industry Forum Visioni Incontra, which took place in Milan from Thursday 12 to Friday 13 September, has been successfully concluded.

The section of the Festival dedicated to Industry, Visioni Incontra, saw the participation of the managers of Rai, Mediaset, Sky, the most important international broadcasters, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, foreign and Italian distributors, personalities of Mibac and film commissions. Three important round tables, dedicated to self-distribution, the internationalisation of productions, and the presentation of the Raiplay platform. The Visioni incontra prize of €2,500 for the best documentary project went to Andrea Fortis for Chic and fabulous, while the post-production prize Edi-Effetti digitali went to Claudia Cipriani for The eighteenth victim

Picture Visioni Incontra 2018

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

Such projects 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.

Eligibility 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 the Festival’s directors and by a committee of expert

Rules and Regulations

Every project must be submitted through the online registration procedure “Entry Form” available on the festival site.

Projects should be italian premieres, and should have not been pitched at other Festivals .

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.

All sizzle reels should be sent through a vimeo link with password

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

Language and subtitle: projects officially selected for ‘Visioni incontra’ contest 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.

Project’s applications comprehensive of all materials should be sent within June 15 – 2019 (compulsory).

The selected projects will be informed within July 7 – 2019.

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

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.

Selection and Programming’s criteria

The selection is 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 Project submitted by the applicant or by any other representative of the film.

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

Project’s slotting 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.

The Festival will publish a catalogue of all presented projects.

Submission fee

Submission fee for the project’s pre-selection costs coverage 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 Project will be taken in consideration for preselection prior to the submission’s fee receipt.

Selected Projects

The projects that will be selected will be informed within July 7- 2019.

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

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 15 days before the Festival’s dates, (August 28th), provided that the total duration remains within the limits stated above (not less than 5 minutes).

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.

Jury and prize

“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, and should be utilized for the post production and/ot the film’s completion.

When the winning project will become a finished documentary, such documentary should be premiered at the next ”Visioni dal Mondo, Immagini dalla RealtàInternational 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.

General rules

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

In case of loss or damages of a copy , the Festival liability will be limited to the costs of reprinting copies based on Italian prices.

In the case of faulty 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 projects implies unconditional acceptance of the above Rules and Regulations. The Festival Directors could take all decisions on different subjects not provided for in these Rules and regulations.

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

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Hospitality

The festival provides hotel accomodation at the Festival’s hotel for the directors of the selected Projects. After the selection, the festival will inform the directors  of the accommodation rules.

Hospitality is valid for one person (director), for one/two night at the Festival’s official Hotel.

If directors are 2 or more, the Festival reserves the right to communicate, once the selection procedure has been closed, the mode of accommodation.

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