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Festival dei Popoli

Oldest European festival dedicated to the documentary cinema.

About

Oldest European and most renowned Italian festival dedicated to the documentary cinema. Originally focused on ethnographic documentaries, the festival today presents documentaries which deal with all aspects of the contemporary world.

 

Awards

  • Best Short Documentary (maximum length: 30 minutes): € 2500 (divided equally between the director and the production)
  • Best Mid-Length Documentary (length between 31 and 60 minutes): € 4000 (divided equally between the director and the production) 
  • Best Feature-Length Documentary (Length: more than 60 minutes): € 8000 (divided equally between the director and the production)
  • Best Anthropological Film: “Gian Paolo Paoli” Award

Special Mentions may also be granted.
The awards will be paid within twelve months of the Award Ceremony.

Audience Award

«THE GAZE OF THE OTHER» AWARD The films of the International Competition and Italian Competition compete to the «The Gaze of the Other. The Challenge of Dialogue between Cultures and Religions» Award (1500 euros) bestowed by the Istituto Sangalli per la Storia e le Culture Religiose of Florence.

Rules

  • Documentaries from all countries will be considered only if completed after November 1st, 2017 (or premiered after that date)
  • Films must be World, International, European or Italian Premieres;
  • Long feature documentaries must be at least 60 minutes; 
  • All films must be Italian premiers.

Deadlines:

  • June 4th, 2018 for every film produced before March the 30th 2018;
  • July 2nd, 2018 for every film produced between April the 1st and June the 30st 2018;
  • July 30th 2018 for every film produced in the month of July 2018 or still in progress (in this case we must receive a rough copy of the work in progress).

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Films must be submitted through the online registration procedure on official website
  • Send DVD with the film by mail or download work via Internet (send link)

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Documents

Place

Italy
Florence

Official website

festivaldeipopoli.org

Contacts

Address: 

Festival dei Popoli
Vicolo di Santa Maria Maggiore, 1 50123 Firenze - Italy

Phone: +39 055 244778
Fax: +39 055 241364

Email: info@festivaldeipopoli.org 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 04, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    July 02, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    July 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 26, 2018
  • Event dates
    3 — 10 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Maximum length: 30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • Regular Deadline — €10
  • Late Deadline — €10

Length: between 31 and 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • Regular Deadline — €10
  • Late Deadline — €10

Length: more than 60 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • Regular Deadline — €10
  • Late Deadline — €10

Minimum length: 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • Regular Deadline — €10
  • Late Deadline — €10
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