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Torino Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Torino Film Festival (also called the Turin Film Festival, TFF) is an international film festival held annually in Turin, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival. It was founded in 1982 by film critic and professor Gianni Rondolino as Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani or the Festival of Young Cinema. The festival's directors have included Alberto Barbera, Stefano della Casa, Giulia d'Agnolo, Roberto Turigliatto, Nanni Moretti and Gianni Amelio.

Gianni Rondolino founded the Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani in 1982 in Turin, a city that was in economic decline. The festival, attracting big names in Italian and international cinema, helped to re-energise the city both economically and culturally. The first directors were Rondolino and Ansano Gianarelli.[4] In 1998, the festival's name changed to the Torino Film Festival. In 2007, film director Nanni Moretti was appointed as director of the festival, with a view to making it more prominent on an international level. Moretti left the post in 2008, after two festivals, to focus on his own filmmaking.He was succeeded by film director Gianni Amelio.

The Festival is divided into several sections, including:

  • Torino 35: International Feature Films and Documentaries Competition
  • Festa Mobile: a non-competitive section which presents the most interesting productions of the year in course
  • After Hours: a non-competitive section dedicated primarily to genre films, horror movies, science fiction, film noir, midnight movies, «nocturnal» filmmakers, «B» movies
  • Onde: a non-competitive section that focuses on innovative and experimental works in world of cinema, without limitations of length, format or support
  • TFFdoc: dedicated to documentaries, it features two separate competitions (international competition and Italian competition, each has its own jury), as well as out-of-competition special screenings
  • Italiana.corti: Italian Short Films Competition. For italian filmmakers only
  • Tributes and Retrospectives
  • Special Screenings

Awards

Torino 35:

  • Best Film Award
  • Special Jury Award
  • Best Actress Award
  • Best Actor Award
  • Best Screenplay Award
  • Audience Award

Documentary competition:

  • Best International Documentary Award
  • Best Italian Documentary Award
  • Special Jury Awards

Italiana.corti Competition:

  • «Chicca Richelmy» Award for the Best Film
  • Special Jury Award

Cipputi Award:

  • Best film about the working world

Rules

  • Works which were completed after September 1, 2017.
  • The Festival excludes from participation works that have already been screened in any way in Italy.
  • For TORINO 35: The Festival excludes from participation works that have participated in main competitions at major international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Locarno.
  • Some sections accepts only Italian films. Films are considered Italian if their directors were born in or resided in Italy at the time the films were made and/or if the films were produced or coproduced in Italy.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Copyright holders of the films who intend to participate in the Festival (in any section) must send a DVD, a streaming link or upload a file following the procedures indicated on the entry form, along with the plot of the film and the filmmaker’s bio-filmography
  • The screener of the film must be sent to the following address:

    • Torino Film Festival
      Via Montebello 15, 10124 Torino, Italy.

  • The streaming links (Vimeo or others) should be sent to the following email address: programmazione@torinofilmfest.org or added to the application form.

Each film could be screened up to 5 times.

Shipping costs to and from Torino will be covered by the entrant, except when other agreements have been made with the Festival Organizers.

Films and videos are covered by an “all damages” insurance policy (including loss and theft) underwritten by the Festival while in their keeping. In case of misplacement or damage, the Festival Organizers will be responsible for the cost of re-striking a copy according to current Italian rates.

Selection Media Type: DVD, online

Screening Media Type: DVD, BETACAM SP, Digital Beta (PAL), 35 мм, 16 мм, VHS/PAL, HD

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Documents

Place

Italy
Torino

Official website

torinofilmfest.org

Contacts

Address:

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
Via Montebello 15, 10124 Torino

Phone: 011 8138811
Fax: 011 8138890

Email: info@torinofilmfest.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 01, 2018
  • Deadline
    September 03, 2018
  • Event dates
    23 November — 1 December 2018
Categories & Fees

International Competition of Feature Films and Documentary.

  • Deadline — free

Italian and international documentaries.

  • Deadline — free

Feature-length films only. These are non-competitive sections.

  • Deadline — free

Italian short film and video competition. Run-time under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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