Competition Announcement (Short Film Festival) year 2019

Call for entry (Short Film Festival) year 2019

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The Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse“, under the high sponsorship of European Parliament, the sponsorship Mibact Direzione Generale Cinema and Regione Lazio, announces the 8th edition of Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival, that will be hold in September 2019 in the prestigious location of Ariston Theatre in Gaeta (LT). The official dates of the Festival, which will last six days, will be published after the deadline of the contest, in May 15, 2019, along with the program, on our website


1.1 Competitive Categories

Everybody can take part to the competition in one of the 4 (four) categories of the Festival. We want to offer to the independent professionals and not only, regardless of the budget, the opportunity to be engaged in a homogeneous competition, which allows also the Technical Jury to provide more easily a fairer judgment of the works. The categories will be:

  • CortoFiction International: it’s about any topic and genre. Ranging from drama to comedy, thriller, etc. The stories can be invented or adapted or inspired by true events. Just for foreign films
  • CortoFiction Italy: it’s about any topic and genre. Ranging from drama to comedy, thriller, etc. The stories can be invented or adapted or inspired by true events. Just for italian films
  • CortoDoc: aimed at documentaries or reportage of any sort;
  • CortoAnimation: aimed to any story of animation of any genre and realized in any technical way, also stop-motion. The topic is free.

There will be 8 (eight) special awards regarding all the films of CortoFiction (Italy and International):

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor in a lead role
  • Best Actress in a lead role
  • Best Editing
  • Best Original Soundtrack

There’s also the People’s Choice Award (one in all the 4 categories). It will be decided by the sum of the votes of the schedules delivered to a group of people in the audience, which will be called Audience Jury, who will always be the same and will watch all the films of the contest.

1.2 Pre-selection

All works submitted will be preselected by the Artistic Direction and a special commission. Exceeding the pre-selection the participants will be admitted to the evenings of screenings. Filling out the entry form, participants must indicate which category they intend to enter his short film. The Selection Committee can change any sides in a different category, in order to ensure homogeneity within them. Participants can stay informed about the selection of short films by visiting where, as soon as possible, the program of the event will be published with official dates and the place where the screenings of the short films will take place. The Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” reserves the right at its discretion to project the works that have not passed the pre-selection. These works, which will not be part of the competition, will therefore be considered “out of competition”.

1.3 Methods of selection of short films

The Commission will select an adequate number of short films for each of the categories provided. The Artistic Director’s final decisions are irrevocable.

1.4 Jury

There will be a Technical Jury (composed of scholars, people experts and professionals at the field of audio-visual making) that will choose only 1 (one) winner film for each category. During the Award Ceremony the Jury will express the reasons which led to award the winner and they will be read in public.

The decisions expressed by the jury is final and irrevocable.


The Technical Jury award for each category in the competition will be a prize just to the first placed. The five special awards, consisting of a plate, will be assigned by the technical jury, too. The Artistic Direction, as its discretion, reserves the right to give a special prize to the most original idea of any short film in competition.

In addition, thanks to the partnership with iPitchTv, all finalists and winners will have the opportunity to spread their film on the iPitchTv American platform with a gift: a free 3-month coupon valid for the finalists, 1 year for the winners, to upload their own movie on the platform and make it known to the staff of the international cinema and tv industry.

If the winners were not able to attend to the award ceremony, we suggest to find a person delegated to take it because the prize will be not sent, except rare exceptional cases and only by charged to the recipient.



3.1 How to participate

  • Participation in the competition is under a registration fee. The submission fee is 10,00 euro (seven) to pay choosing between:
  • by Bank Transfer to: Associazione Culturale “Il Sogno di Ulisse” IBAN IT 82 L 05296 74030 CC0160010883
  • For those who will subscribe the film using online platforms, the payment of the submission fee will be automatically via your platform


(Please, write in the reason for payment “Visioni Corte Film Festival 2018 submission fee”). People who send all the material via paper mail must send us also the copy of charge slip.

  1. We reserve to the film distribution companies a special discount: if you’ll send more than 5 films you’re going to pay just 1 euro per each film (e.g: 5 films = 45 euros; 12 films = 12 euros)
  • To take part in the competition all those concerned should send all the necessary material (see 3.5) to the address specified in section 3.6;
  • Each author is responsible for the content of their work (see also 3.9);
  • Each author may submit just one (1) single work, otherwise pain of exclusion, indicating the category which he intends to enter the competition;
  • Participants will be responsible for delivery charges of all necessary materials, which in any case will not be returned;
  • Each participant must be sure that he has complied with every request made by the Regulation, under penalty of exclusion;
  • Participation in the competition provides for the acceptance of these rules.


2.3 Works admitted to the competition

Works made in Italy or abroad since January 1, 2018 can participate in the selection. Foreign works, in order to be admitted, must be imperatively subtitled in Italian.


3.3 Required support

Works, in any way they have been taken and / or carried out, must be submitted for the contest in digital format and in high resolution (suitable for the cinema screen in 10×5 meters) as file in mp4, avi, mov, h264 format to upload on one of the following platforms:,, and Anyway, the signed entry form must be sent to our email address, specifying the title of the short movie and the platform you uploaded it.


3.4 Duration

All short films can’t be longer than time limit of 20 minutes (including opening and closing credits).


3.5 Required Materials

To be admitted to the pre-selection you need imperatively:

  • 1 file format: preferring Mp4, otherwise h264 or Avi;
  • The file must be imperatively in 24fps;
  • 1 entry form (you can download it from, entirely completed in block capitals or using pc, signed and sent by email;
  • The file of the movie can’t be more than 5 Gigabytes;
  • For foreign movies: English or Spanish dialogue list in file .srt and word with the precise timing of each lines;
  • at least 4 representative photo of the short film (in jpeg format, no printed one), 2 in horizontal level A4 and 3 in vertical level (at least 300 dpi, 30×22 cm) which must be sent to the e-mail address;
  • A director’s pic and a short biography;
  • All technical data;
  • The trailer (if available);
  • The poster (If available);

The lack of one of the items of the list will not allow the access to pre-selection. It’s welcome but optional a personal file about information of the director and a poster of the film.


3.6 Deadline to send materials

All material must be strictly send no later than May 15, 2019.

Those who choose to enroll their movie using one of the online platforms listed in Section 3.3 will have to upload their work by the extended deadline of May 15, 2019.

Those who choose to enroll their movie using the traditional postal service must send the movie no later than on May 15, 2019 (as confirmed by the postmark) to the following address:

Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” – VISIONI CORTE International Short Film Festival

c / o Gisella Calabrese – Via Luigi Cadorna 147-04026 Minturno (LT)

  1. Those who register the movie online must not send back their work via postal service or express courier.


3.7 Safeguard

The Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” is not responsible for damaged packages and / or received in late, or of any theft or loss. Each author is personally responsible for the content of their work.


3.8 Patent right

The participation of a short film in this competition imply that the Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” has the free rights of the work (non-exclusive), for purposes related to the event, subject to authorization by the appropriate space on the entry form. The organization will have all the rights of use, with no time limit, of duplication and distribution of the products received, which will still be used in a non-profit cultural and propaganda activities of the own event. The copies of the participant short films will not be returned, but they will be collected in the archives of the audiovisual section of the Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse”.


3.9 Copyright

The Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” refuses all responsibility due to the reproduction of short films containing material covered by copyright for which the participants have not regularized the situation with the SIAE.


3.10 Privacy Policy

All personal information collected by the Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” will be treated in compliance with Legislative Decree 196 of 30 June 2003 on the privacy policy.


3.11 Returning

In controversial cases and for all matters not expressly provided in this announcement the final judgment is up to the Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse”.



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If you have further questions please contact:


Dott.ssa Gisella Calabrese: + 39 347 4615 269

Dott. Giuseppe Mallozzi: + 39 340 2753 738

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Cultural Association “Il Sogno di Ulisse” – VISIONI CORTE International Short Film Festival

c / o Gisella Calabrese – Via Luigi Cadorna 147-04026 Minturno (LT)