1st Annual

Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema

April 13, 2019 to April 21, 2019

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Feature Film Competition
2016 was the year of the first feature competition.
Last edition was won by "Cannibal Club" by Brazilian filmmaker Guto Parente

The 14 movies that will be selected, will be judged by a jury of renowed Italian and international critics, directors and actors, that in the past years has been guided by Paulo Branco and Cristi Puiu.

The Competition will allow the selected movies to be screened in the same venues in which we've host and homaged great authors such as David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Peter Greenaway, George Romero, Paolo Sorrentino, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Stone and many, many others.
Short Film Competition
For the 13th year in a row, it will take place the historic short films competition, whose winner will receive a 500€ prize. Every year, the selection committee of this competition receives more than 300 films to evaluate. Among the directors who took part in earlier editions, there are celebrities like Adan Jodorowsky, son of the famous Chilean filmmaker.
Even though the “free experimentation” is the fil rouge of this year's edition, the films have no limitations in genre and topic. The only requirement is that they cannot last more than 29 minutes. For the short films competition, the last day for submissions is 7th March 2019, until midnight.
A list of the selected films will be sent by mail or published on the festival’s website before 20th March 2019. During the festival the films will be shown in the cinemas taking part in the event.

For any information, please email competition@luccafilmfestival.it

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema is an annual event that celebrates and promotes cinematographic culture. Through screenings, exhibitions, conferences and performances, the Festival has been able to captivate an ever-increasing audience with a program that ranges from experimental to mainstream films. Through the years, Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema has carved out a niche for itself, standing apart from the many other festivals thanks to its bold yet carefully studied programming. Over the years, great names of international filmmakers and well-known celebrities have attended Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema as invited guests; David Lynch, Oliver Stone, Jeremy Irons, Willem Dafoe, George Romero, Terry Gilliam, William Friedkin, Alfonso Cuarón, John Boorman and Peter Greenaway, just to name a few. At the same time, the Festival has offered retrospectives of “old” glories while unearthing new talents. To top it all off, breathtaking Lucca and beautiful Viareggio serve as a stunning backdrop to an event that has now firmly established itself, becoming a highly anticipated and not-to-be-missed appointment in Italy and in Europe: the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema.

2016 was the year of the first feature competition.
The films shown during this competition are Italian premieres.

Last edition was won by "Cannibal Club" by Brazilian filmmaker Guto Parente.

The 2019 edition of Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema will be held from 13th to 21th April. The first call for entries has already been published and it is now possible to apply for the 2019 international feature competition.

Since its creation, the festival has always been committed to promoting contemporary films. Therefore, directors from all over the world can submit their films to the competitive section of the festival through the dedicated call for entries.

There are two categories: Best feature film prize (3000€), awarded by a jury of renowned guests from both the cinematographic and academic worlds; and Best feature film – university jury prize (awarded by an university jury).
For those who are interested in this competition, the last day for submissions is 7th March 2019, until midnight.
The best 14 films will be shown during the festival.

There are no limitations to the genre or topic of the films. The only requirements are the following: the films must be at least 60 minutes long and must have been produced in 2018. Moreover, they must be Italian premieres, so they cannot have been presented in any other Italian festival, shown on any online open platform or distributed in any other way in Italy.


For the 13th year in a row, it will take place the historic short films competition, whose winner will receive a 500€ prize. Every year, the selection committee of this competition receives more than 300 films to evaluate. Among the directors who took part in earlier editions, there are celebrities like Adan Jodorowsky, son of the famous Chilean filmmaker.
Even though the “free experimentation” is the fil rouge of this year's edition, the films have no limitations in genre and topic. The only requirement is that they cannot last more than 29 minutes. For the short films competition, the last day for submissions is 7th March 2019, until midnight.

A list of the selected films will be sent by mail or published on the festival’s website before 20th March 2019. During the festival the films will be shown in the cinemas taking part in the event.

Moreover, it has been reconfirmed the participation of the People's Jury and the University Students Jury for the feature competition. For the first time in our festival’s history, the University Students Jury will also award the short films competition.

The Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, coordinated by Nicola Borrelli, is one of the key events organized and sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.
The event's main sponsors are Banca Generali and Banca Pictet, whereas the exhibits are produced with the support of Banca Société Générale. The organization of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema has also been possible thanks to the funding from Funder35 and the support of Gesam Gas & Luce S.p.A Istituto Luce Cinecittà S.r.l., Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Baldini Vernici, Lucar S.p.A Lions Club Lucca Le Mura, Alleanza Assicurazioni S.p.A, Luccaorganizza, Il Ciocco S.p.A, MiBACT (the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism), the Region of Tuscany, the City of Lucca, the City of Viareggio, the Province of Lucca with the collaboration and co-production of the Giglio Theatre in Lucca, Consociazione Nazionale donatori di sangue Fratres, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini e Museo Puccini – Casa Natale, Fondazione Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Fondazione Mario Tobino, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Martinelli Luce, CG Entertainment, Fondazione Centro Arti Visive e Fondazione UIBI. Thanks also to Lucca Comics & Games, Trenitalia Regional Management, Unicoop Firenze and to the Degree Course in Performing Arts and Civilization Department of Communication and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa, Photolux Festival and App18 for their collaboration.

Come to the Lucca Film Festival and experience a full 360° immersion in both the cinema and the heart of Tuscany.

ORGANIZERS

Martino Martinelli (Feature Film Competition Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AUTHORISATION

- The application implies the acceptance of the Rules and Regulation in all its parts, the authorisation of public screenings, for which the artist will not be entitled of any royalties and fees, and implies the accuracy of the information submitted.



COPYRIGHT & LEGAL TERMS
By entering your film for consideration to the 2018 Lucca Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the Lucca Film Festival and any representative or affiliates 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.