12th Annual

River Film Festival

May 25, 2018 to June 09, 2018

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Via Marzolo n. 34
Padova 35131
Italy
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Documentary Shorts
Short documentary up to 30 minutes.
International Shorts
International shorts under 30 minutes long.
Animated Shorts
Graduation Shorts (Film School)
Extreme shorts
No more than 5 minutes
Italian Shorts
Shorts films under 30 minutes long produced in Italy.
Regional Short

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 12th River Film Festival is an international festival of shorts that will be held in Padova (Italy) from 25th May to 9th June 2018. The Festival is organized by the Associazione Culturale Researching Movies and is sponsored by the Comune di Padova Assessorato alla Cultura (Padua City Council - Cultural Office) and the University of Padua. The festival is totally free entrance.
The films will once again be shown on the screen on the raft moored in the middle of the 16th century fluvial port used for trade between Padua and Venice at the city gate of Porta Portello. This enchanting setting is just one of the many features that attract people to RFF year after year!

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Awards & Prizes
(Laurels, certificates and a River Award (Murano glass sculpture made by Venetian artist).
The international festival jury will select the best film in each of the following 6 categories:

Best graduation short (Film Schools)
Best Italian short
Best Regional short
Best international short
Best documentary
Best animation

However, the public decide which films will receive awards in the following categories
Best extreme short


ORGANIZERS

Emanuela De Rossi (Host); Emilio Della Chiesa (Festival Registrar); Emilio Della Chiesa (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES


Terms & Conditions
Films must have been completed after 1st January 2017.

Films can be documentary, student, narrative, fiction or animation.

Total running time must be from 100 sec. to 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits.

The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

Shipping and insurance costs for viewing copies are entirely the responsibility of the sender, as are any other costs incurred such as Customs duties etc. Films that are not selected will not be returned unless they are specifically asked for and the postage costs of returning the film are to be borne by the sender. All DVD, Blue Ray, ProRes H.264, mp4 or similarly low compression/high quality file format/codec copy of the film sent from outside Italy should be accompanied by a declaration stating: “for temporary use; only for cultural purposes, no commercial value”

Entry for the Festival implies unconditional acceptance of the published regulations. Should any dispute arise, the festival organizers will have the right of final decision on all that is not specified in the Regulations. Should there be controversy, the Padova Law Courts are competent to deal any litigation.

Selection
The Films will be selected by a panel of judges nominated by the Festival. The decision of the selection committee is final.
No work or artist will be either discriminated or favored by their country of origin, language, age, race, education, gender, ideology, or by their economic resources. Every content, every form, every technique will be admitted with no censorship of any kind except that enshrined in current Italian Law.

Finalists will be notified in our website or by email the 15th March 2018. The River Film Festival will do its best to announce the selected films and winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

The catalogue listing the films selected will be published after the 1st May 2018.


The owners of the winning films must deposit a DVD, Blue Ray, ProRes H.264, mp4 or similarly low compression/high quality file format/codec copy of the film in the Archives of the Festival. This will only be used for study purposes. Permission will be requested from those who hold the rights to the film should it be required for any other usage.

Winning films must mention the prize awarded whenever shown.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival will be streamed on our website.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entry for the Festival implies unconditional acceptance of the published regulations. Should any dispute arise, the festival organisers will have the right of final decision on all that is not specified in the Regulations. Should there be controversy, the Padova Law Courts are competent to deal any litigation.

Terms & Conditions
Films must have been completed after 1st January 2016.

Films can be documentary, student, narrative, fiction or animation.

Total running time must be from 100 sec. to 30 minutes in length, including front and back credits.

The short film can be in any language or any genre. All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

Shipping and insurance costs for viewing copies are entirely the responsibility of the sender, as are any other costs incurred such as Customs duties etc. Films that are not selected will not be returned unless they are specifically asked for and the postage costs of returning the film are to be borne by the sender. All DVD, Blue Ray, ProRes H.264, mp4 or similarly low copression/high quality file format/codec copy of the film sent from outside Italy should be accompanied by a declaration stating: “for temporary use; only for cultural purposes, no commercial value”