4th Annual

Ferrara Film Festival

March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019

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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Feature Film
The selected films "In Competition" will be divided by the festival itself in the following sections (all applies for feature and short films):

"USA"
Films produced in the United States of America.
(The motion pictures can be filmed everywhere, but the Production Company must be legally based in the US).

"WORLD"
Films produced in the rest of planet.
(The motion pictures can also be filmed in the United States, but the Production Company must be legally based outside the US).

​"EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD"
The "Effetto Hollywood" category will focus on films with a prominent amount of special effects, visual effects and/or practical effects.

"EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
Films produced or shot in Emilia Romagna Region.

"YOUNG UNICEF"
Films with sensitive subject towards minors and kids.

Film length requirements:
Feature Films (minimum length 59 minutes)
Short Films (maximum length 30 minutes)
Documentary Feature Film
In the "DOCUMENTARY" section of Ferrara Film Festival we accept feature length documentaries produced anywhere in the world.
Short Film
The selected films "In Competition" will be divided by the festival itself in the following sections (all applies for feature and short films):

"USA"
Films produced in the United States of America.
(The motion pictures can be filmed everywhere, but the Production Company must be legally based in the US).

"WORLD"
Films produced in the rest of planet.
(The motion pictures can also be filmed in the United States, but the Production Company must be legally based outside the US).

"DOCUMENTARY"
Feature Documentaries produced anywhere in the world.

​"EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD"
The "Effetto Hollywood" category will focus on films with a prominent amount of special effects, visual effects and/or practical effects.

"EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
Films produced or shot in Emilia Romagna Region.

"YOUNG UNICEF"
Films with sensitive subject towards minors and kids.

Film length requirements:
Feature Films (minimum length 59 minutes)
Short Films (maximum length 30 minutes)

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL is one of the fastest growing film festival in the World, hosted in the northern Italian City of Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, that serves as an incredible backdrop for this high profile cinematic event.

FFF is an global film competition, that includes movie themed collateral events and entertainment shows and an exclusive partnership with UNICEF. Ferrara Film Festival is the ultimate cultural and economical bridge between United States because is the first festival on Italian soil organized directly from Hollywood, where its headquarter is based.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We are accepting films from all over the World in several categories to participate at the 2019 edition of the 4˚ Ferrara Film Festival (March 23-31 2019).

The final deadline to submit your movies is November 30 2018, with a discount fee if you submit by August 31 2018. The notification date is on December 10, 2018 and the official film line-up will be released to the public in early February 2019.

The selected films "In Competition" will be divided by the festival itself in the following sections (all applies for feature and short films):

"USA"
Films produced in the United States of America.
(The motion pictures can be filmed everywhere, but the Production Company must be legally based in the US).

"WORLD"
Films produced in the rest of planet.
(The motion pictures can also be filmed in the United States, but the Production Company must be legally based outside the US).

"DOCUMENTARY WORLD"
Feature Documentaries produced anywhere in the world.

​"EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD"
The "Effetto Hollywood" category will focus on films with a prominent amount of special effects, visual effects and/or practical effects.

"EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
Films produced or shot in Emilia Romagna Region.

"YOUNG UNICEF"
Films with sensitive subject towards minors and kids.

"FAN FILM"
A fan film is a movie inspired by a film, television program, comic book or a similar source, created by fans rather than by the source's copyright holders or creators.

Film length requirements:
Feature Films (minimum length 59 minutes)
Short Films (maximum length 30 minutes)

• Films can participate to other film festival prior to Ferrara Film Festival, but must not have a public distribution prior to MARCH 31 2019.
• Each film can be of any genre and from anywhere in the World.
• Each film cannot be older than 2 years from the beginning of the festival (March 23 2019).
• Each film must not have been released online (private screeners with password are OK).
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"OFF COMPETITION"

At the Ferrara Film Festival there will be two movies “Off Competition”, usually an opening film and a closing film, and they will be American feature films of critical praise and commercial appeal. They will be World or European premieres.

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The major awards of the Ferrara Film Festival are called GOLDEN DRAGONS, which recalls the legend and mythological figure of the Dragon killed by St. George (the Patron Saint of Ferrara). Each award is a prestigious sculpture covered in gold and manufactured directly in Hollywood by the Award maker KAPOW in Los Angeles.

For each edition of the Ferrara Film Festival, 5 to 7 judges will be assigned to choose the award winners in all categories.

NOTE: The "Michelangelo Antonioni" Special Career Achievement Award will be dedicated and given to prestigious personalities in the Film Industry.
The “Golden Dragon” awards will be assigned in the following categories:

• "Michelangelo Antonioni" Career Achievement Award
• Best Feature Film “USA”
• Best Feature Film “World”
• Best Documentary
• Best Short Film “USA”
• Best Short Film “World”
• Best Director (all categories)
• Best Actor (all categories)
• Best Actress (all categories)
• “Effetto Hollywood” award

THE LIST OF WINNERS ALL THE PAST EDITIONS OF FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL IS ON WWW.FERRARAFILMFESTIVAL.COM
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The FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL is conceived and organized by the production company Perpetuus (based in Los Angeles, California), founded by producer, actor and screenwriter Maximilian Law who was born and raised in Ferrara.
The festival has also a partnership with the City of Ferrara, UNICEF, the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the US Embassy in Italy.

ORGANIZERS

Maximilian Law (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

OFF COMPETITION:

At the Ferrara Film Festival there will be movies “Off Competition”, usually an opening film and a closing film, and they will be American feature films of critical praise and commercial appeal. They will be World or European premieres.

IN COMPETITION:

The selected films "In Competition" will be divided by the festival itself in the following sections (all applies for feature and short films):

"USA"
Films produced in the United States of America.
(The motion pictures can be filmed everywhere, but the Production Company must be legally based in the US).

"WORLD"
Films produced in the rest of planet.
(The motion pictures can also be filmed in the United States, but the Production Company must be legally based outside the US).

"DOCUMENTARY"
Feature Documentaries produced anywhere in the world.

​"EFFETTO HOLLYWOOD"
The "Effetto Hollywood" category will focus on films with a prominent amount of special effects, visual effects and/or practical effects.

"EMILIA ROMAGNA FILMMAKERS"
Films produced or shot in Emilia Romagna Region.

"YOUNG UNICEF"
Films with sensitive subject towards minors and kids.

Film length requirements:
Feature Films (minimum length 59 minutes)
Short Films (maximum length 30 minutes)

• Films can participate to other film festival prior to Ferrara Film Festival, but must not have a public distribution prior to MARCH 31 2019.
• Each film can be of any genre and from anywhere in the World.
• Each film cannot be older than 2 years from the beginning of the festival (March 23 2019).
• Each film must not have been released online (private screeners with password are OK).


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- ​Each film can be of any genre and from anywhere in the World.
- Each film cannot be older than 2 years from the current festival year.
- It must not have been released online (private screeners with password are OK).
- The film can have a premiere in other cinematic events prior to the Ferrara Film Festival.