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16 March 2010

Festival dei popoli Newsletter - 51st Festival dei Popoli - CALL FOR ENTRY!

Dear Friends,

We are glad to announce that the 51st Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival - will take place from the 13rd to 20th of November 2010 in Florence (Italy).

FILM REGISTRATIONS FOR THE OFFICIAL SELECTION ARE OPEN!

You can administer your film registrations through the Festival dei Popoli's FDP USER ACCOUNT system following instructions that you will find on the link http://www.festivaldeipopoli.org/en/festival/iscrizione_film/2010.

Submission of films for pre-selection is free. Our new regulations is available on www.festivaldeipopoli.org.
The submission procedure of one or more films may be run through the online registration on our website (www.festivaldeipopoli.org).

The deadlines dor entries are:
June 15th 2010 for films produced before April 30th 2010;
August 2nd 2010 for films either produced after April 30th 2010 or still in production.

The Festival includes the following sections: Official Selection, tributes/retrospectives, seminars, panel discussions, special events.

THE OFFICIAL SELECTION

DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL NATIONALITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION ONLY IF COMPLETED AFTER OCTOBER 1st 2009. THEY MUST BE WORLD, INTERNATIONAL, EUROPEAN OR ITALIAN PREMIERE.

The selected films could be included in the following sections:

LONG FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Film length must be equal or superior than 40 minutes.
An international Jury composed of leading figures in Cinema or Culture will assign the following awards:
- Best Documentary: € 10,000.00 (equally divided between the director and the production).
- Best Directing: € 5,000.00.
- Best Anthropological Film: “Gian Paolo Paoli” plate.
Special Mentions may also be granted.


SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Film length must be shorter than 40 minutes.
The International Jury will assign the following awards:
- Best Short Documentary: € 2.500 (to be equally divided between the director and the production).
Special Mentions may also be granted.

FREE STYLE
This section is devoted to the investigation of the language of documentaries in its broadest sense (video-art, installations, fictions documentary style).

Best regards,

FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI
Istituto Italiano per il Film di Documentazione Sociale ONLUS
Borgo Pinti, 82/R
50121 - Florence - Italy
Tel. +39 055 244 778
Fax +39 055 241 364
www.festivaldeipopoli.org

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