Maria Chiara Fadda
The Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival has a role of relief in sensitizing people on sustainability thematics through audio-visual works, offering an opportunity of comparison with ideas of people coming from every part of the world, promoting in this way values, spreading knowledge and techniques, with the target to induce virtuous behaviors, for a present and a future sustainable. We start from the assumption that the first step for the awakening of consciences is to be able to access the right information, intending with this the information purified by political, economic and speculative affairs, the one that also reveals the truths which are often
We think that the audio-visual medium - whether it's a documentary, a work of fiction, animation, a docu-fiction, a mockumentary or any other genre - is a very effective medium to inform emotionally, to suggest new possible existential models, to bring new solutions to problems, to connect people from all over the world, in order to safeguard Mother Earth and for a present and a future dignitously and happily livable for everyone.
The Festival takes place in Sardinia, and in this edition it will take place, always in itinerant form, between the end of July and the beginning of October, also involving the Schools.
In the various stages will be screened all the films in competition and even some out of competition,
and there will be workshops, meetings with filmmakers, seminars, conferences, shows, markets, all about cinema and sustainability.
Art. 1 CONTEST
A Sustainability Film Awards Competition is part of the Festival, of which the present 2017 Regulations. The Social Promotion Association Anima Libera, hereinafter referred to as Organization, is the Competition referent.
All aspects of sustainability, at the discretion of the proposer, are admissible; It will then be the Preselection Commission to evaluate whether the topic of the film is on the theme and to assess the presence of a minimum of technical-artistic requirements to be admitted to the competition.
The film may be a denunciation - thus showing situations that do not respect the principles of sustainability - or valorize sustainable practices. Both types of films are important and admissible, since the first step towards a more sustainable world is to deeply understand all aspects of what humans do, both individuals and groups, and in many cases this means to show unsustainable situations, and even situations that seem sustainable though they are not, giving all the information needed to make it clear why they aren’t.
The following list sets out some of the areas that the subject of the proposed film may look like: some areas relate to unsustainable practices, others are virtuous models of sustainability, and others more are generic areas in which both non-sustainable and sustainable practices can be carried out . As mentioned above, we believe that highlighting unsustainable choices and actions is one of the steps to get them into practice - and to demand that they be put into practice - sustainable choices and actions.
Use of territory and resources
Indiscriminate exploitation of resources
Environmental consequences of oil extraction
Collection and reuse of rainwater
Pollution (of air, water, earth)
Waste Management and Consequences in the Territory
Reduction and recovery of waste
Sustainable landscape design
Access to natural resources
Valorization and preservation of natural resources
Agriculture and food
Monocultures to produce fuels
Poisons used in agriculture
Additives and colorants in foods
Healthy foods versus less healthy foods
Awareness of what you eat
Food choices / eating disorders
Food at km 0
Herbs, roots and edible spontaneous fruits
Agriculture and rural culture
Natural systems, ecology and health
Plants like fertilizers
Impact of oil derivatives on the environment
Effects of oil derivatives on human health
Alternatives to plastic derived from oil
Regeneration of resources
Renewable energy sources
Auto-production of energy
Bio-building, ecological buildings and passive house
Speculative economic policies
Exploitation in the workplace
New models of society based on equity, awareness, alternative economies and solidarity;
Valorization of individual differences
Systems for production and distribution of resources
Economic and social Justice
Consumption and conscious choices
Active Citizenship and Participatory Processes
Peace and human rights
Right to health for all
Environmental Sustainability and Social Sustainability are often closely interconnected, we list some of their issues separately as an example. The list is therefore not exhaustive of all issues related to Sustainability.
Art.3 PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WORKS
Individuals or groups of any age and nationality may participate.
Participation requires a fee of 10 european euro.
Authors may utilize pseudonyms or nicknames in the film credits but must provide his or her real birth name along with the pseudonym in parenthesis on all application materials.
The works admitted to the Competition are:
Works of any duration are allowed.
The entered works may have been produced in any year, and they may have been already presented in other competitions.
THE WORKS IN NON-ITALIAN LANGUAGE MUST BE SUBTITLED IN ITALIAN OR IN ENGLISH; IF THEY ARE SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH, IT MUST BE SENT BY E-MAIL TO SSFF.ISCRIZIONI@GMAIL.COM, THE LIST OF DIALOGUES IN ENGLISH WITH THE TIMING, OR PREFERABLY THE .SRT FILE IN ENGLISH.
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Art. 4 SELECTION CRITERIA
The Artistic Direction and a special Committee composed of sector’s experts will conduct a pre-selection of submitted works, and at its sole discretion, films may be admitted to the competition, excluded or put out of competition in the official program of the Festival.
Official selection shall be made by the Official Jury of the Competition, composed of movie professionals and sustainability experts of recognized competence. The decision of the Jury is indisputable.
Works will be selected based on the following five criteria:
1: quality of directing
2: quality of photography
3: quality of screenplay
4: choice of subject
5: promotion of values, dissemination of knowledge and stimulation of virtuous
behaviors on sustainability themes (“Best Sustainability”)