REGULATIONS 2024

The Saturnia Film Festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from around the world and to introduce audiences (members of the industry and film lovers) to their new work. The Artistic Commettee of the Saturnia Film Festival will consider projects that tell stories about universal themes driven by an individual and authentic voice.
The Saturnia Film Festival takes place five days, from 31 July to 4th August 2024 in the square of Manciano, Saturnia, Rocchette di Fazio, Montemerano, and the Terme di Saturnia (Grosseto, Italy). (the date can change and the submitter informed).
The Saturnia Film Festival recognizes the importance of the figure of the director and for this reason hosts in a 4 stars hotel the authors of the film and short films selected in the competition, to reward the artistic commitment and allow the exchange of experiences with the other authors and be a full part of the Saturnia Film Festival team!
The Saturnia Film Festival honors in particular the figure of the director, rewarding the winner with a the bronze statue of a nymph, created by the sculptor Arnaldo Mazzanti.

OTHER AWARDS
1.The Artistic Committee of The Saturnia Film Festival reserves the sole and exclusive right to determine eligibility of any film.
2. Short films submitting to The Festival (in the categories of Fiction, Animation, Documentary* italian or international) must have been completed after January 1, 2022.
3. The Direction of The Saturnia Film Festival will choose a Jury of at least 5 members of the industry (including film producers), that will award the following prizes:
Best Director Award
Best Script Tullio Pinelli
Best Fiction Italian
Best Fiction International
Best Animation
Best” Woman Film”
Audience Award
* Best Art Short School Film
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RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE 2024 SATURNIA FILM FESTIVAL
The cultural association “Aradia Production”, organize the SEVENTH EDITION of SATURNIA FILM FESTIVAL dedicated to the discovery of the best short films from around the world.
Projects submitted for consideration for the Saturnia Film Festival may apply in one of submission categories: Fiction, Animation, Documentary, The most prestigious award is Premio Miglior Regia ( Best Directing). In order to qualify, short films must have a maximum lenght 15 minutes, including credits.
* The Artistic Commission reserves the right to evaluate and admit works of longer duration allowed by the regulation.
* The competition is open to ITALIAN FILM FIRST AND SECOND WORKS, 3 FREE-themed FICTION WORKS will be selected that stood out in 2023.
*The competition is open also from Art Short School Film

ART.1
OUR MISSION
The Saturnia Film Festival seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from around the world and to introduce audiences (members of the industry and film lovers) to their new work.
The Artistic Commission of Saturnia Film Festival will consider projects that tell stories about universal themes driven by an individual and authentic voice.

ART. 2
DATE AND DURATION OF THE FESTIVAL
The Saturnia Film Festival takes place for five days, 30 July – 4 August 2024 in the square of Manciano, Saturnia, Rocchette di Fazio, Montemerano, and Terme di Saturnia (Grosseto, Italy).

ART. 3
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS
The Festival presents the best works, selected by the Artistic Commission, in the following submission categories:
Fiction
Animation
Documentary
Art Short
Feature Italian Film First or Second Work
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All directors selected will compete against one another for the most prestigious award: for Best Directing.

ART. 4
AWARDS
1.The Artistic Committee of The Saturnia Film Festival reserves the sole and exclusive right to determine eligibility of any film.
2.Short films submitting to The Festival (in the categories of Fiction, Animation, Documentary) must have been completed after January 1, 2023.
3.The Direction of The Saturnia Film Festival will choose a Jury industry members (including film producers), that will award the following awards:
Best Director Award
Best Script Tullio Pinelli
Best Fiction Italian
Best Fiction International
Best Animation
Best” Woman Film”
Audience Award
* Best Art Short School Film

ART. 5
SUBMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS
In order to be considered by The Saturnia Film Festival, the applicant must send his or her work via by this platform from 25th October 2023 to no later than April 30, 2024.
Submissions to The Festival are open to short films of any genre applying in one of submission categories of The Festival. The Saturnia Film Festival does not require any premiere status.
If the original language of dialogue or text featured in the film is not Italian, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in Italian or English.
The submission fee to enter the films to The Saturnia Film Festival start from 15€, for the viewing and administration of the submission process. More information available at the official Saturnia Film Festival website: www.saturniafilmfestival.it
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ART. 6
SELECTION PROCESS
1.Successful entrants will be notified of their inclusion in The Festival by May 15 2024.
2.For the projects considered finalists the film owner will be asked to supply promotional material of the film (scene pictures, director’s bio, credits, trailer, info etc.). The film owner will provide all the requested material by The Saturnia Film Festival organization.
3.A copy of the short film and all the material requested must be sent via wetransfer no later than May 30, 2023.
4.All the material (video and/or promotional material) sent to The Saturnia Film Festival will not be returned.

ART. 7
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
1.The final selection of all films presented at The Festival and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of The Festival organization.
2.If the short film original language is not Italian, it will be shown with Italian subtitles.
3.Italian subtitles will be provided by The Festival organization. Producers of the selected films must provide English script not later than May 30, 2024, to enable The Festival to translate and insert on-screen Italian subtitles.
4.The Festival can publish, for promotional purposes, an online and/or printed catalogue with all the presented and/or selected works.

ART.8
ONLINE SCREENING
The films will also be screened in streaming only from Italy from the MyMovies platform of Cinema La Compagnia di Firenze, for a single evening still to be agreed.

ART. 9
GENERAL RULES
1. These Rules&Regulations are written in Italian and have been translated into English. In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the Italian version will take precedence. The Direction of The Saturnia Film Festival can rule over any matters not covered by these regulations. For any legal dispute, the only competent forum is the Court of Grosseto.