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Siff 2021




Call for entries 2021.



1 - Premise

Founded in 2004 by Luigi Campanile, the Salento International Film Festival has emerged as an important cultural event and the best film festival in southern Italy. Each year it introduces filmmakers from all over the world to the unique resources of the Salento area, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with 6 days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films, documentaries

2 - Organizers

The Salento International Film Festival is organized by the Salento Cinema Cultural Association with the contribution of the City of Tricase, Sponsor, by International Bodies, by the National Cinema Center of Armenia, by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade office Brussels and donations.

3 - Dates

The 18th Salento International Film Festival will take place in Tricase in the heart of Salento from Tuesday 7th September to Sunday 12th September 2021, for the duration of 6 days.

4 - Siff 2021

a) The selection of the films takes place at the discretion and judgment of the Director and the Festival Management.

b) Feature films, documentaries and short films completed after January 1st 2020 can participate in this section. Priority will be given to films never screened in Italy, in other festivals or outside the country of European origin.


5 - Objectives
The Salento International Film Festival celebrates Independent International Cinema, in recognition of the fact that Cinema is the most powerful form of cultural communication and connection between cultures and peoples.
6 - Sections & Awards
- World Cinema - International feature film competition
- The world in brief - International short film competition
- Italy in brief - Italian competition for short films
- Women in Cinema - International short film competition directed by women
- A window on the world - International documentary competition
- Special events and giveaways
- Salento Award Show
Priority will be given to films never screened in Italy, in other festivals or outside the country of European origin. The films will be judged by a popular jury on the basis of their verdicts, the following prizes will be awarded,
- Award for best film
- Award for best actor
- Award for the best actress
- Award for the best short film
- Award for best documentary

7 - Language & Subtitles
The films of the sections mentioned in the previous articles will be presented in the original version with subtitles in Italian and English. Italian films will be screened with English subtitles. All costs relating to Italian subtitling operations will be covered by the participants; Italian films must have English subtitles.
8 - Rights of the Work
By presenting his work, the director / producer / user acknowledges that he is granting non-exclusive, non-transferable rights to his work to the Salento International Film Festival (including trailers / teasers / posters / sequences etc.) for promotional and projection purposes.
To this end, the Salento International Film Festival promotes the works in competition by loading trailers / teasers / posters / sequences on the website and on the social media of its relevance, as well as with its partners.

It is understood that with the presentation of the work at the Salento International Film Festival, the director / producer / holder of rights at work cedes the use of the same for the diffusion of the virtual festival on streaming platforms, on request, SVOD and similar SIFF partners. The individual or company presenting the work guarantees that he is authorized to engage in screening and accepts this regulation in all its parts.

9 - Film registration and expiration date
a) The registration of the films entails the payment of a fee by way of reimbursement of secretarial expenses.
b) The owners of the works wishing to participate in the Festival (in any section) must, no later than May 3, 2021.
c) Registration for the Festival via the Fil platform

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