Imaginaria – Independent Film Festival is born from the necessity to participate to the mutations of the cinematographic language’s shape that color and redefine images/image of our present.

Imaginaria launches one new experience: to co-operate, in one ideal continuity, the free and independent cinema to the movements and the innovated authors of the digital revolution.

An eccentric and unusual way as regards national cinematographic programming. Today, a meeting between technological innovation and creativity represents an unavoidable revolution where cohabit in motion cinemas and microcinemas, film and digital, cinematographic projections and video, downloading in network and installations of video art.
Conversano (Italy), January 2, 2005
Until 30 May, 2005 it will be possible to apply for the Third edition of the IMAGINARIA (International Short Film Festival), which will take place in Conversano on August 1-7, 2005. The application rules are described on the Call for Entry, which can be found on the festival’s website: => http://www.artimedia.org/imaginaria.

This is a great chance for independent filmmakers who wish to present their original work to the public and who hope that their short film will be distributed in the italian halls, as has been the case of some films that opened the previous editions of the Imaginaria Independent Film Festival.

This year’s edition of the Festival includes seven competition sections:

  • Short Films
  • Videoart
  • Animation
  • Opera Prima (first time director)
  • Videoclip
  • Documentary Films (documentary films on general issues and on human rights)
  • International Student Short Films (for cinema students);

In addition to the films in competition, this year too, IMAGINARIA will promote a series of special events in order to favor exchanges of opinions and thought, discussions and debates about the world of cinema and other forms of art. As usual, the program will also include retrospective events and seminars concerning various aspects of cinematography.

The festival will end with an Award Ceremony (IMAGINARIA Awards), with prizes for a total value of 6,000 euro. The winners will be chosen by an international jury, composed of experts from the world of cinema.

In the last years, IMAGINARIA proved its international vocation, presenting material from over 50 Countries, as European and world premiere. With the contribution of U.I.C.C., the Ministry for Cultural Affaire, Bari Province, Conversano Administration, and the Puglia Region, the Festival every year has a continuously growing reputation and it is becoming an important appointment for independent cinema, both on a national and on an international level.