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La Guarimba - International Film Festival 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The 6th edition of Guarimba International Film Festival 2019 call for short films will be open from September 1st 2018 to March 15th 2019 inviting all filmmakers around the world to parteciate with they best works.


The 2019 La Guarimba International Film Festival has been announced, with the call for entries opening to filmmakers around the world in September 2018.

There is a different categories from you can choose:

Experimental films
Music Videos
Children’s Animation

Submission requirements:

Short films of any nationality and language can participate.
All themes are allowed.
The maximum length will be 30 minutes (including credits).
Only those films produced after January 1st of 2017 will be accepted.
All formats will be accepted.
There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter, but these have to be submitted separately.
You will be only considered for the category you submit your film to. If you submit your film in a wrong category, you can contact organiser to make the change.
The festival will not accept PenDrives and will not return any screener.
Film format is not limited.
Those short films that have been selected have to provide:

Clean Screener (without subtitles burned-in) in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ recommend), 1920 x 1080, 48 kHz 24-bit audio, .mov wrapper.
Image: Please make sure that your film does not open/finish with a colour bar or extended blackness.
Subtitles file (.srt) or dialogue list in English and Italian (The festival will help with the Italian subtitles if the participants provide an English or Spanish subtitles file in .srt or a dialogue list).

The jury will include professionals from the cinema world, television, media, and teaching.

The selection for 2019 will include around 70 films that will be selected to be screened at the festival and will be part of the competition. In addition, the organizers in partnership with UNICEF Italia will create La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation program with more than 50 films selected in a competition program for children.

The 7th edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held from <7th to 11th August 2019 in Amantea (Calabria), southern Italy. The prizes will be given away at La Guarimba International Film Festival’s closure.

The submission fee starts at 7,5 Euro and very dipened of the category you choose.

Who can enter?

The Guarimba International Film Festival 2019 is open to all filmmakers around the world.


The jury is committed to giving away the following prizes:

Best Fiction Award (800 euro + Trophy)
Best Documentary Award (800 euro + Trophy)
Best Animation Award (800 euro + Trophy)
Best Experimental INSOMNIA Award (300 euro + Trophy)
Best Music Video (300 euro + Trophy)
Audience Award (Trophy)
Best La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation Award (300 euro + Trophy)

The festival will invite and provide hosting and food to all the directors in the official competition. The festival does not cover travel expenses.

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