Cinemì Cinemà International Short Film Festival

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The Cultural Association CinemìCinemà, based in Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy), has been running an International Short Film Festival for Italian and international film-makers since 2009. The festival was originally created to encourage the use of the English language and videos for educational purposes for Italian high schools and it has evolved throughout the years opening its audience to international video-makers without loosing its main aim: promoting cinema amongst the youngest generations, and not only, with a particular attention to inter-cultural dialogue. The kermesse honors Mario Maldesi, a great Italian dubbing director; it partners with international and Italian short film festivals like Edinburgh Short Film Festival. Cinemicinemà International Short Film Festival is organized by CinemìCinemà Cultural Association. DATES The 12th edition of Cinemìcinemà International Short Film Festival will take place online on the 1st and 2nd October 2021; finalist films will be displayed on our website and our audience will have access to them through a private link to our Youtube channel for a month; the Festival Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021. FESTIVAL CATEGORIES There is no theme for 12th edition. The two categories are: -Short Films -Animation Short Films Each category is divided into two sections according to the author’s age: -UNDER 30 (years old) -OVER 30 (years old). One or more short films can be submitted, produced after 1st January 2018 and no longer than 15 minutes including credits (VLC. MPG4. DVD). Special Mention will go to the best short movie talking about women and/or women’s rights. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Short films can be submitted between 15th March 2021 and 7th June 2021. They can be submitted through FilmFreeway. Season deadlines and fees to be paid for each submitted piece of work: -Early Bird: 15/03 - 04/04 $ 5.00 -First Deadline: 05/04 - 25/04 $ 7.50 -Second Deadline 26/04 - 16/05 $10.00 -Extended Deadline 17/05 - 07/06 $ 20.00 All deadlines as well as late fees/surcharges, are strictly enforced, with no deviation, negotiation or exception and apply for ALL Participants. For the citizens of those internationally sanctioned or embargoed countries who are interested to submit their video materials, CinemìCinemà Cultural Association reserves the right to provide for exceptions. They should contact the Festival staff for details. All non English films must be subtitled in English. Documentaries, videoclips, video art films and video Ads are not admitted. The ones submitted after 7th June 2021 will for no reason be accepted. The festival committee can anticipate the submission deadline in case of unforeseeable circumstances.




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