The association Iria Cultura presents the seventh edition of the Voghera Film Festival.

VFF intend to promote the knowledge and spreading of the cinema and to be an important meeting point for international cinematographers.

1- It’s possible to submit your works at the VFF from 14st December 2018 to 15st September 2019.

The festival is divided in two categories:

    Short film maximum 30 minutes long of any genre (fiction, animation, documentary…) and language are admitted, as long as Italian or English subtitles are provided.

    Short horror film maximum 30 minutes long of any genre and language are admitted, as long as Italian or English subtitles are provided.

2- An international jury made up by personalities from the world of culture and cinema will assign the following prizes:

  • SANDRO BOLCHI AWARD - Best Director

    Voghera Film festival is an IMDB qualifying Festival

3- Works of every genre and recorded on every support, both film or digital, in Italian or in a different language, will be admitted, as long as subtitled in Italian or English. The movies that will be selected must have Italian subtitles for the screening (our staff is available to help authors with translations in Italian) Every author can submit more than one work.

4- In order to submit their works, applicants can:

  • Use FILMFREEWAY, CLICKFORFESTIVAL, WHITOUTABOX, FESTHOME, indicated on website www.vogherafilmfestival.com
  • Subscribe the movies directly from the website www.vogherafilmfestifal.com by following the instructions.
  • Fill the form on Festival’s website and send a DVD copy (Pal), accompanied by adequate informative documents (see point 6) by/no longer than the 15st of September 2019 (postmark will prove it) at the address: Voghera Film Festival, Biblioteca Comunale, Via Gramsci, 1, Voghera (PV), 27058;

5- For every single work submitted it is compulsory to make a donation by using PayPal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or, as indicated on the web platforms dedicated, proceed as follows:

  • From 17/12/2018 to 31/03/2019: 10 Euros
  • From 01/04/2019 to 31/05/2019: 15 Euros
  • From 01/06/2019 to 31/08/2019: 20 Euros
  • From 01/09/2019 to 15/09/2019: 30 Euros

6- Submission form must be completed in all of its parts and signed. All of the CDs/DVDs must be labelled with title, name of the director, year and contacts. in case of official selection it will be necessary to send:

  • A brief plot
  • Technical information about the movie
  • Director’s biography/filmography
  • Pictures/posters of the movie
  • Press kit (if available)
  • Release form completed and signed

7- The jury will select the works admitted amongst the ones received within the previously indicated dates. Their names will be published on the website www.vogherafilmfestival.com. Authors and/ or producers will receive an email if their works are selected. Judges’ decision is unquestionable.

8- The association, even undertaking the care and the preservation of the received works, is not responsible of potential thefts, damages or losses of the same, from the time of arrival to the days of the Festival.

9- By submitting, senders declare to own the rights of the works, that the contents don’t violate the in force laws and that the same contents are not libelous. In every case, authors relieve the organization from every possible loss, damage, responsibility, costs and obligations of any kind that can follow the projection of their movies. SIAE matters and the payment for the related rights, in case of music executed by a third party, are competence of the authors.

10- Works sent won’t be returned to the authors, and they will be preserved as part of the archive of Voghera Film Festival.

11- Authors and/or producers admitted to the final selection, previously informed by the members of VFF staff, will have to send a copy of their works to be projected during the event (the adequate format will be communicated by VFF staff also).

12- Authors hereby authorize the projections of the submitted movies for educational aims in schools, for cultural events and to promote the Festival. Different uses will be made respecting the in force laws concerning copyright, after the authorization of the owners of the same rights.

13- Direction can take decisions about issues not mentioned in this set of rules.

14- The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation. If problems related to the treatment of the works received occur, the competent authority is the Foro of the city of Pavia. In case of objections on the meaning of the points in this list, the Italian version of the same prevails.

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