Potenza, Italy
Event dates: 13-17 Dec 2005

This year there will be four competitions: International Short Films, Basilicata Shorts, International VideoPoetry, International PhoneMovies.
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The PFF is subsidized chiefly by the Basilicata Region (Department of Culture and of Education – Department of Productive Activities, Policies of Enterprises and Technological Innovation), by Ministry of Work and Social Policies, by the European Social Fund and by the City of Potenza with the involvement of the University of Basilicata, of the Province of Potenza, of the Tourist Office of Basilicata. To these boards are added further associations, organizations, institutions and private sponsors.

The Potenza Film Festival suggests a new approach to the cinematographic language. Through the confrontation and the meeting among new authors, new technologies and new forms of cinematographic expression, the PFF is formed as a place of study and of research, formal and stylistic, of new prospects of the seventh art.

Inside every section, both competitive and noncompetitive, the PFF promotes the knowledge and the divulgation of new talent’s movies coming from various countries with low productivity, and experimental movies, stylistically independent and innovative. The PFF encourages the exchange of experience among the filmakers, the development and the discovery of new authors of Basilicata and the promotion of the city of Potenza and of the whole Basilicata region as a poetical link among landscape, light and sound.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS

The festival is articulated with the following sections:

  • International Shorts Films Competition
  • Basilicata Shorts Competition
  • International Video Poetry Competition
  • International Phone Movies Competition
  • Other Stories: Tributes and Special Programs

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS FILMS COMPETITIONS

  • Films’ selection occurs by care of the Festival’s Direction which will appoint a proper selection commission formed by cinema professionals.
  • Short films coming from any country, both published and unpublished, shot after January 1st 2004, can enter the International Short Film Competition. Works’ duration (running time) cannot be more than 30 minutes (credits included). There are not any exceptions of subjects, genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental…) or of format.
  • Festival’s direction will appoint an International Jury formed by at least five persons, charged to award the following prizes:
    1. Golden Brigand for the best film;
    2. Silver Brigand for the most innovative film from the stylistic-formal point of view.
  • Audience will be able to award an additional prize (Audience Award) voting in the cinema and/or by PFF internet official site www.potenzafilmfestival.it;
  • It will be a jury’s final faculty to award some special mentions to films of particular artistic value.

BASILICATA SHORTS COMPETITION

  • Films’ selection occurs by care of the Festival’s Direction.
  • Shorts films shot starting January 1st 2004 and having as a subject the villages and the historic centers of Basilicata as evocative places of connection among light, landscape, vision, can enter the Basilicata Shorts Competition.
  • Works can be both published and unpublished but they can’t be more than 30 minutes (credits included). There are not any exceptions of genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental…) or of format.
  • Festival’s Direction will appoint a Jury formed by at least three persons, charged to award the following prize:
    1. Stone Brigand for the best film;
  • Audience will be able to award an additional prize (Audience Award) voting in the cinema and /or by PFF internet official site www.potenzafilmfestival.it; 6. It will be a jury’s final faculty to award some special mentions to films of particular artustic value;
  • All the selected films will be released in dvd by Noeltan Film, Landscape and Basilicata Region (Department of Productive Activities, Policies of Enterprises and Technological Innovation – Interregional Project "Hospitality in the Villages") in important national and international circuits.

INTERNATIONAL VIDEOPOETRY COMPETITION

  • Films’ selection occurs by care of the Festival’s Direction.
  • Shorts films shot starting January 1st 2004 and having as a subject one or more poems in their different forms and expressions, can enter the International Videopoetry Competition. The films presented can’t be more than 20 minutes (credits included).
  • The Festival’s Direction will appoint a Jury formed by at least three persons, charged to award the following prize:
    1. PFF Videopoetry Award
  • It will be a jury’s final faculty to award some special mentions to films of particular artistic values.

INTERNATIONAL PHONE MOVIES COMPETITION

  • Films’ selection occurs by care of the Festival’s Direction.
  • Short films shot starting January 1st 2004 of 60 seconds at the most (credits included) and shot by means of a videophone, can enter the International Phone Movies Competition.
  • The films will be shown in the cinemas and they will be on the festival official site. Audience voting on www.potenzafilmfestival.it will award to the best film the following prize:
    1. PFF Phone Movies Award
  • It will be a jury’s final faculty to award some special mentions to films of particular artistic values.

FILMS AND VIDEOS ENTRY

  • Entry is free.
  • To take part in the Festival it is required to fill in all its parts and in a legible way the entry form, to sign it and to mail it to Festival’s secretariat together with the following material:
    1. one DVD copy (preferable) or VHS of the film;
    2. at least two set photos;
    3. a film synopsis;
    4. a director’s statement;
    5. a director’s biography and filmography;
    6. a director’s photo;
    7. anything which can be useful to the work’s selection.
  • All the material above mentioned must be sent by ordinary mail, express mail, or courier with the following indications on it: "Without commercial value, cultural aims only" and it will have to arrive within and not over November 10st 2005 to this address of the POTENZA FILM FESTIVAL.
  • Transport costs of all the material are paid by participants.
  • Sent copies won’t be given back but will be acquired by the Potenza Film Festival Archive which reserves the right to use them for popular, promotional, didactic and cultural showings, non-profitmaking.
  • Possible insurances are paid by movers.
  • Possible entry forms incomplete and/or not signed and/or not clear will not be considered.

INVITED FILMS

  • All the works admitted in Competition, or anyway invited to festival, must be complete with a complete material made up of:
    1. a complete technical card (specifications);
    2. a synopsis;
    3. a director’s biography and filmography;
    4. at least two set photos and one director’s photo;
    5. a director’s statement about the film;
    6. a possible publicity material (trailer, poster, brochure, press articles…).
  • Foreign films must be subtitled in English or in Italian (preferable).
  • Official films’ and videos’ copies to screen must reach Potenza within and not over December 5th 2005. For videos will be accepted the following standards: Beta Sp, MiniDV, DVCam, MiniDVCam, DVD.

FILMS SCREENING

  • The screenings’ schedule and times pertaining to Festival’s Direction.
  • All the films will be screen in their original language captioned in Italian and/or in English.
  • Foreign films’ producers are invited to provide the festival of a copy captioned in English and/or in Italian (preferable).
  • The invited films will be screen in the following formats: 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta Sp, MiniDV, DVCam, MiniDVCam, DVD. Possible others formats will be promptly communicate to organizers in case of selected films.
  • The Festival’s Direction will publish a general catalogue of the presented works in double language Italian/English.
  • Official copies for the films’ screening will be given back within two weeks from the end of the Festival.

PRIZES

  • International Short Films Competition:
    1. Golden Brigand Euro 3.000
    2. Silver Brigand – Euro 2.000
    3. Audience Award – Euro 1.000 2. Basilicata Shorts Competition:
    4. Stone Brigand – Euro 1.500
    5. Audience Award – Euro 1.000
  • International Videopoetry Competition:
    1. PFF VideoPoetry Award – Euro 1.500
  • International Phone Movies Competition:
    1. PFF PhoneMovie Award – Euro 1.000
  • All the winning films will have to insert the name of the prize received and the PFF logo in the film’s opening credits.

Contact

NOELTAN FILMPOTENZA FILM FESTIVAL
Via Carlo Bo, 19
85100 Potenza Centro (PZ)
Italia
phone: +39 0971 411217
fax: +39 0971 274145
info@potenzafilmfestival.it