International Short Film Competition
November 18, 2017
THE 5th EDITION FESTIVAL GUIDELINES
The Festival is managed by “Metrovideo” a cinematographic Cultural Association with the patronage of
the Municipality of Calcinaia (Pisa) and it is aimed at fiction and animation short films.
The Festival aims at promoting expressive and artistic short film’s form giving visibility to new authors,
enhancing and promoting the products of the film industry and foster the exchange and comparison of
experience among filmmakers.
3. PLACE & DATE
The festival will take place on November 18, 2017 at Calcinaia (Pisa – Italy).
Smallmovie Festival is an International short film competition that provides 2 sections:
A) Short: Section open to short films of any kind and subject, with a maximum duration of 20
minutes, opening credits and closing credits included.
B) Horror short: Section open to short films horror / thriller, with a maximum duration of 20 minutes,
opening credits and closing credits included.
The Festival Management will appoint a jury to choose the winners and award prizes. The jury’s
decisions are unappealable.
the prizes are so divided into:
a) Section “Short” - Best Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque
b) Section “Horror Short” - Best Horror Short € 250,00 (two hundred and fifty) + award plaque
7. SPECIAL AWARDS
The Festival Board, at its sole discretion, may give special awards.
The form for entering the competition, together with the despatch of the short film, must be received by
September 15, 2017. Such a term is mandatory, subscription requests and / or works received after that
date will not be considered.
9. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
a) To participate in the Festival you need to sign up online by filling out the form at the following web
If when filling out the form, you have not indicated a link (youtube / vimeo) to view your short film, you
can send the file of the short (resolution 1920 * 1080 or 1280 * 720 MP4 or MOV format) via
WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
b) The inclusion of short film necessarily involves the deposit of any material submitted, and the
ability to use them for educational purposes, research and promotion, even in locations and
situations different from that of the Festival, excluding any commercial use.
c) The materials that are received incomplete and / or illegible entries will not be taken into
account. Organization shall not be liable for late delivery, incorrect transcription of addresses and /
or content made unavailable video from the web, technical problems and other causes beyond its
control that could spoil or prevent the successful registration of a work to the Festival.
d) The shorts must preferably have subtitles in Italian. However, we also accept short films with
a) For each short film registered at the Festival, is expected to contribute a fee of € 10.00 (ten
euros) as a membership card for the accession to the Cultural Association Metrovideo, payment of
which will confer within 2 days of completion of the form. It is understood that in case of nonselection
of the work the membership fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
b) Payment can alternatively be performed as follows:
1) by Paypal address: email@example.com
2) by bank transfer (only Euro currency) made payable to: “Associazione Culturale
Metrovideo” at Banca di Pisa e Fornacette Scpa – filiale di Calcinaia
IBAN: IT44 A 08562 70910 000011843943
BIC/SWIFT code: BCCFIT33
c) Reason: selection Smallmovie Festival and the original title.
d) In the event of non-payment of the registration fee by the deadline indicated above, the
organization does not make the selection work entered.
e) In case of non submission of the short film, the fee will not be refunded.
f) Once you have made the payment you will have to send the copy of the payment, and dialogue
list with timecode (preferably in Italian or alternatively in English) to the following email address
firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "title, and author".
By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author also
declares and guarantees that the rights of the work, in its entirety, they are his property and does not
infringe the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights,
music rights, etc.. If the work presented content is not owned by the person participating in the
festival he agrees to take all releases and permissions necessary for participation in the festival
In any case, the partecipants and / or authors of the works, undertake to indemnify the cultural
association Metrovideo from any claim, loss, request for damages and / or expenses advanced by
In its final judgment, the Festival Management will select the works listed and determine which
works admit the competition. The works accepted and any changes to the program will be
communicated to interested parties via e-mail and posting on the website
www.smallmoviefestival.it means (in the case of any discrepancy shall prevail as published on the
above website). The dates and times of the screenings are the responsibility of the Festival
13. DELIVERY OF PRIZES
The prizes must be collected only by the winner or his or her delegate.
14. GENERAL RULES
a) The application for admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this
b) The direction of the Festival can take decisions on matters not covered by this Regulation.
c) The agreement to participate in the Festival by those who have entered the work involves
a commitment to make available, the short film for at least four public screenings of the film and
not to withdraw once entered the competition.
d) The regulation of the Festival is available on the official website www.smallmoviefestival.it, is
also available Facebook page to stay updated on the Festival
e) For any questions please send an e-mail to email@example.com
f) All disputes shall be submitted to the Court of Pisa.
The undersigned declares to accept the rules in all its parts, have full legal and physical availability
of the film and to allow the public projection without compensation, freeing the organization of the
Festival Smallmovie and cinemas in charge of the projections from any present and future
responsibility. Authorize the processing of personal data pursuant to Legislative Decree No.
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