Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival

Years running: 8 (since 2015)

Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival

Independent Film Festival.


The Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival is an event intended to serve as an international showcase for films of various types and gender, in order to promote and spread the art, auteur and experimental films that are not released in cinemas playhouses, to foster dialogue between different experiences and to create a meeting point for the support of cinema culture. The Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival, thanks to the agreement with Easycinema, continues its mission to promote independent cinema. The winners of the feature and documentary categories will have a distribution mandate proposal, but also all the films entered in the festival (even if not selected) will be viewed by Easycinema who will evaluate who to propose a national and international distribution mandate. The works will also be brought to the European Film Market, the American Film Market and the Cannes Film Market.


  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Animation
  • Best Web Series
  • Best Videoclip
  • Best Screenplay "Elvio Porta Prize"
  • Best Production
  • Festival Special Mentions


Films from all nations will be considered only if they have:

  • English and Italian subtitles.
  • For Feature Films a minimum length of 60 minutes (excluded are works already projected in any movie theater or who have had a distribution in Italy or abroad).
  • For Short Films a length of 30 minutes or less.
  • For Animation Films a lenght of 90 minutes or less.
  • For Documentary a length of 120 minutes or less.
  • For Web Series at least three episodes.

Works that have already been screened at other festivals or distributed over the internet will also be accepted.

 If a film is selected, screening formats allowed are: mov, h264, mpeg4. Other formats must be approved by the Festival Programming Office. No rental fees will be paid for this section.

In case of selection, materials must be sent as following to the email address: or


The film and the Trailer of the film for promotional purposes with English and Italian subtitles, mov, h264, mpeg4 formats:

  • Film synopsis in English and Italian.
  • Director’s biography in English and Italian (min 400/max 500 characters, spaces included).
  • Director’s filmography (list of titles and years of production) in English and Italian.
  • Director’s statement in English and Italian.
  • Photographic documentation with publishing authorization: two images of the film in JPEG format (for promotion on the web); Each photo should be labelled with the film title and a number (e.g. film_title1.jpg; film_title2.jpg).

The photos will be published in colour on the Festival website and in black and white on the Festival catalogue. It is possible to send both colour and black and white versions of the photos.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Umberto Santacroce — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR






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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 01, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    October 15, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 15, 2023
  • Late Deadline
    April 10, 2023
  • Notifications
    May 08, 2023
  • Event Dates
    25 — 27 May 2023
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — $36
  • Earlybird Deadline — $56
  • Late Deadline — $77
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  • Earlybird Deadline — $36
  • Late Deadline — $46
  • Regular Deadline — $36
  • Earlybird Deadline — $56
  • Late Deadline — $77
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $31
  • Late Deadline — $41
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $36
  • Late Deadline — $46

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