Rules for Eligible Entries

Applicants must have full rights to the films submitted including all people, images, and music therein. By submitting to the Festival, the filmmaker confirms that (i) they have obtained authorization from persons appearing in the film or otherwise have the right to film them; (ii) all content is their own work, (iii) the filmmaker has the right to use all content.

The official language of the Festival is English. Non-English language films must have English subtitles.

The winning films will be selected by a panel of expert judges. Winning filmmakers will be announced online.

We are accepting submissions for Feature Narrative, Animation and Documentary, Short Narrative, Animation, Experimental and Documentary.

If you are an Italian Writer, Director, or you have an Italian Actor, Cinematographer, etc we want to see/read your work. All genres and time periods from 2019 are welcome and may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Each entry must be submitted separately.

Online screeners are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the Filmmaker.

Films and Screenplays SELECTED for the IFFP will be announced no later than November 22, 2020 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by THE IFFP).

Shorts will play prior to a Feature or in a Shorts program. The Festival programming Staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the IFFP. International Film Festival of Pedesina is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the IFFP may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film or the IFFP Event via print, web and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless IFFP, its producers, vendors, sponsors and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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