Years running: 37 (since 1983)

Bergamo Film Meeting

International Film Festival.


Bergamo Film Meeting was founded in 1983 to promote and spread cinema culture in local as well as national circuits. In 1984 we founded the Association, among whose roles is the organisation of an annual Film Festival.


The best three films of the Competition-Exhibition selection will be awarded prizes according to Bergamo Film Meeting’s audience preferences. Prizes will be given to the directors during a special event at the conclusion of the Festival.

Bergamo Film Meeting will award the production company of the best movie of the Competition-Exhibition with the BERGAMO FILM MEETING prize (5000 euro pre-tax).

The production company of the best film of the Close Up section with the “BFM Best DOC” prize (2.000 euro pretax). 

Other prizes and/or awards sponsored by public institutions or private funds will follow special regulations approved by the same institutions and/or funds.


  • The Ehxibition-Competition Section is reserved for feature films completed after 1st January, 2017.
  • Films must not have been distributed or presented in Italy yet.
  • If a lm is selected for Bergamo Film Meeting, it cannot in any way or form be presented in Italy prior to its screening at Bergamo Film Meeting. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

To submit a film for selection, a preview DVD or link (protected by password, valid until the end of the Festival) accompanied by informative documentation (a synopsis of the film, a bio-filmography of the director, at least 2 photographs/stills of film scenes) and by an entry form duly filled in and signed.

Additional Information

Shipment expenses will be charged to bergamo Film Meeting.

Selection Media Type: DVD or link

Screening Media Type: DCP, File, Blu-ray, HDCam and 35mm. 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official website



via Pignolo 123
24121 Bergamo 

Phone: 035 363087
Fax 035 341255

entry@bergamo (for entries),

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    December 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    9 — 17 March 2019
Categories & Fees

Fiction feature films (min. 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Selection is reserved for creative documentary (min. 45 minutes).

  • Deadline — free
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