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Concorto Film Festival – Announcement 2021

1) Purpose
Concorto Film Festival is addressed to cinephiles, both general audience and
professionals. The purpose is to promote short films and to generate contacts
among audience, young directors and professionals.

2) Organization, Place, Date
Concorto Film Festival is organized by the non-profit association Concorto and will
take place in Pontenure (PC) at Parco Raggio and in several venues in Piacenza
from August 21 to 28, 2021.
3) Entry Requirements
Entry to the festival is free and open to all sort of short films, with no limitations
regarding the theme and genre. The films should have been produced in 2020 or
2021. The maximum running time allowed is 20 minutes. In exceptional cases the
festival organization reserves the right to accept films of longer duration.
Acceptable screening format: digital file (Apple ProRes or H264) or DVD (region
0/2, pal).
4) Awards
There is a single competition open for submission. The short films compete for the
following awards: – Gran Premio “Asino d’Oro”: (2.000 € and trophy) – Special Jury
Prize (500 € and plaque) – “The Wave”, assigned by a jury of young cinephiles (500
€ and plaque) – Audience Award (500 € and plaque) The jury can also award
special mentions, with no cash prize attached. The prizes will be awarded the last
day of the festival and cash prize by transfer.
5) Submission
Deadline is May 15, 2021 for the all the films. The submissions are only open
through Shortfilmdepot (option A). The option B is reserved to film schools,
production/distribution companies, or film promotion institutions that would like to
submit more than one film, by different directors. The organization reserves the
right to not consider submissions that do not fill these criteria.
A) Shortfilmdepot
1. Fill in the entry form on
2. Upload the film file with English subtitles. English language film productions are
kindly requested to upload the film with English, French or Italian subtitles, if
3. Submit the film for the pre-selection of Concorto Film Festival by May 15, 2021.
B) Online screener or DVD (reserved to film schools, production/distribution
companies, or film promotion institutions that would like to submit more than one
film, by different directors).
1. Contact us by email by May 15, 2021 at, sending us the
list of concerned films, with indication of director, duration and genre.
2. Send by e-mail the online screeners with their passwords, or send the DVDs by
post to the address: Concorto Film Festival, Via Papa Giovanni 49-55, 29010
Pontenure (PC), Italy

6) Selection

Our staff will be responsible for the pre-selection and the final selection. The list of
the selected films will be published on the website by
August 2, 2021. The films selected will be screened during the Festival. The
screening schedule will be published on the website by August 10, 2021. The
authors of the selected short films will be informed by e-mail. The
authors/productions of the selected films will have to send in due time a file/copy for
the screening, as well as a dialogue list with timecode. Failure to send this material
may cause the exclusion of the film from the selection, at unquestionable discretion
of the festival organization, even after the selected film list has been published on
the website. Concerning the hospitality of film directors, details shall be provided at
the time when the result of selection is announced. The works sent to be selected
will not be returned to the authors and will become part of the Concorto Film
Festival archive patrimony. They will be made available for screenings, event and
broadcast promoted by Association Concorto only for cultural, educational and no
commercial purposes. The festival organization will inform the authors about any
further screening of their works.

7) Jury

The Festival Jury, composed by representatives of the artistic, audiovisual and
academic world, is responsible for awarding the prizes. The Jury decision is
considered to be final and unquestionable. The organizers will make the final
decision in controversial cases.

8) Non-specified cases

The participation in the festival implies that all conditions and terms described in the
rules and regulations herein have been accepted. These regulations are available
in Italian and English. In case of interpretation problems, the Italian version must be
considered. According to the Italian Law 196/03 all data will be handled by the
organizers for the sole purpose of organizing the Concorto Film Festival.

9) Contact and information

Concorto Film Festival
tel +39 366 4792961