About:

Dieciminuti Film Festival, was created in 2005 by IndieGesta. It was able to quickly become one of the events dedicated to short films most important in Italy.

The Festival, whose first 15 editions attended by more than 14,800 short films involving a total of nearly 17,000 spectators, is structured in various competitive sections: Official Selection (for short films up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Extralarge ( for shorts between 10 and 15 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020) Animations (animations for up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Doc10 (documentaries for up to 10 minutes released after the 1st of January 2020), Panorama Italia (for short films up to 10 minutes released by Italian students of Schools of Cinema after the 1st of January 2020).

At the Competitive sections, joins the Dieciminuti Academy, a school of cinema that brings young people of our province to create from scratch a short fiction or animation. The thing that is unique about the festival on the national scene is to be a real school for young people who want to explore the world of cinema. It ‘s also very much appreciated the Section Esplorazioni, which allows viewers to get in touch with the short film coming from a different country each year. During last years, the festival has hosted the short unpublished masters of Japanese animation by Studio Ghibli, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the animated short films of the Tehran Film Festival, the short films of Georges Méliès, the avantguardes, the web-series, spanish short films. During the 13th edition was opened also the Futurama Section, dedicated to masterclasses for students, and at the beginning of 2020 was founded the Dieciminuti Factory, a cultural hub for visual arts events.


Awards & Prizes:

The Official Jury awards the following prizes:

a) Winner of Official Selection: 1000,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 400,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Panorama Italia: 400,00 € + Hercules;
f) The Jury will awards also the following prizes: Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Actress, with the Hercules, the symbol of the Festival;


Rules & Terms:

The IndieGesta Cultural Association organizes the 16th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Ceccano, Italy. The main aim of the Festival is to present short movies and animated movies.

2. Participation is Free and Open to All.

3. Any Director can inscribe only 1 movie for any competitive section.
The Competitive Sections of the Festival are the following:

Official Selection (International Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020);

ExtraLarge (International Short Movies between 10 and 15 minutes, released after the 1st of January 2020);

Animations (International Animated Movies of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020);

Doc10 (Documentaries of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020);

Panorama Italia (Italian Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, released by Students of Schools of Cinema after the 1st of January 2020);

4. Films that have just participated to the last editions of the Festival will be not accepted.

5. Any participant has to send the short film by WFCN. It’s mandatory:
a) The short movies must be subtitled in Italian or in English. It’s ALWAYS mandatory to attach also a copy of the dialogue list.
b) A copy of the movie in MP4 format (minimum ratio 1920x1080);
c) It’s mandatory the authorization to the download of the short film on the platforms, also if the short film is a Vimeo Link.

6. The Deadline is on 31 of October 2020.

7. The Directors consent to the Organizers publishing information about the movie on the Festival website as well as in all printed promotional materials (catalogues, program, press materials, etc.)

8. The Director is the only responsible for the Movie.

9. A Selection Committee shall choose the movies that will enter in the various competitive sections.

10. The Jury awards the following prizes:
a) Winner of Official Selection: 1.000,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 400,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Panorama Italia: 400,00 € + Hercules;
f) The Jury will awards also the following prizes: Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Actress, with the Hercules, the award of the Festival;

11. The Organizers will not award Directors that not participate to the Awards Ceremony.

12. The Festival will be on Spring 2021 in the Antares Theatre of Ceccano (Fr), Italy.

13. Submitting a movie to the Dieciminuti Film Festival is equivalent to the acceptance of the conditions set out in these Regulations. All decisions in the matters not covered by these Regulations shall be taken by the Organizers represented by the Festival Director.


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Categories & Fees

International Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020

Regular Deadline $2.00 USD

International Short Movies from 10 to 15 minutes, released after the 1st of January 2020

Regular Deadline $2.00 USD

International Animated Movies of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020

Regular Deadline $2.00 USD

International Documentaries of 10 minutes or less, released after the 1st of January 2020

Regular Deadline $2.00 USD

Italian Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, released by Students of Schools of Cinema after the 1st of January 2020

Regular Deadline $1.00 USD

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