Internation competition or short films on a free theme. Meetings with authors and special events online and in the Trapani area
for the promotion of the short film, by independent authors and productio companies
The first edition of Muciara Short Film Festival, international competition for free themed short films, will take place in Valderice at Piazza Tonnara di Bonagia, Valderice (TP) on 1 August 2021. The Festival is promoted by the Bonagia Eventi and Promotion Association, which has been active for years in the organization of events, demonstrations and reviews in the Trapani area. After a difficult year which, due to the and extraordinary events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has seen the cancellation of numerous cultural manifestations and events, as well as the slow recovery of the film industry, launching a contest and a festival dedicated to debut cinema can seem like a challenge.
«Instead, it is precisely this year that there is a need to celebrate cinema, one of the sectors and industries most penalized by the pandemic. Like that of events and public demonstrations», declares Gaspare Gulotta, president of the Bonagia Eventi e Promotion association, promoter of the Festival «We feel the need to return to fill the squares, streets, monuments and share the community experience. We with the organization of the Muciara Film Festival, want to make our contribution to the revitalization of the territory».
The first edition of the Muciara Short Film Festival was conceived in a mixed format, which combines the possibilities of digital at the live event. The Festival begins with an online contest, which ends on June 30, aimed at independent authors and production companies, which can be accessed via subscription on FilmFreeway. The jury's selection of the finalist works will follow, which will arrive until the evening event of 1 August 2021 where, in the suggestive location of the Tonnara di Bonagia, Valderice, the Award ceremony will take place. The short finalists in the competition will be awarded and the winners will be awarded in the presence of a technical jury. During the evening will also be screened the works out of competition by authors born and/or resident in Sicily, selected by the organization in collaboration with the artistic direction. For the conception and organization of the Muciara Film Festival, its first cinematographic event, the Bonagia Eventi and Promotion association collaborates with Silenzioinsala.com, which since 2002 has been dealing with cinematographic information with particular attention to independent, genre and author cinema.
Vito Sugameli, founder and director of Silenzioinsala.com, as well as artistic director of the Muciara Short Film Festival declares that: «with this Festival a new adventure begins. Personally, the Muciara Short Film Festival combines my usual passions (criticism, cinema and filmmaking) and is a unique opportunity to bring to the territory a short film festival that can finally take root».
Through its editorial staff, distributed throughout Italy, Silenzioinsala.com will take care of the awarding of online prizes and the selection of the short films in Competition. It also launches an ad hoc Special Award: the “Non Reale ” Award to one or more short films of the horror, weird, fantasy, gothic, dystopian, sci-fi, dreamlike, uncanny, fable that will stand out for their originality and staging. The award consists of complete media coverage on the pages of the site and on social media, with an interview with the director, review of the short film and in-depth analysis.
Muciara Short Film Festival: the contest, the sections, the prizes
The purpose of the Festival to promote the expressive and artistic form of the short film by independent authors and production houses, operating not only in the Mediterranean area. Works made in Italy and abroad can participate in the competition, as long as they are subtitled in Italian or English. Registration for the festival must be completed exclusively online on the Filmfreeway platform (filmfreeway.com /muciarashortfilmfestival) in accordance with the procedures
set out in the official contest rules https://muciarashortfilmfestival.it
Contest deadline: June 30, 2021
Notification to the selected finalists: July 16, 2021
Award ceremony: August 1, 2021
The Festival is divided into the following Sections:
- Section in Competition
The selected shorts will be screened during the evening of the event and will compete for the prizes; each short
film registered will also automatically compete for online prizes. These will be assigned by the editorial staff of Silenzioinsala.com and published in the official channels of the festival.
- Section out of competition
Works by authors born and/or resident in Sicily, selected by the organization in collaboration with the artistic direction. They do not compete for the prizes, but will be screened on the occasion of the evening event of 1° August 2021.
The prizes will be assigned as follows: Muciara Film Festival Prize
- First place: 500.00 Euro in Amazon voucher
- Second place: Weekend for two people at a Tourist village
- Third place: Typical local products
- Online awards Laurel will be delivered in digital format to: Best Director, Screenplay, Editing, Actor, Actress, Photography, Original Soundtrack, Visual Effects Award
- “Non Real ” awarded by SilenzioinSala.com
- The editorial staff of Silenzioinsala.com will assign a special prize to one or more short films in the horror, weird, fantasy, gothic, dystopian, science fiction, dreamlike, uncanny, fable genres that will stand out for their originality and staging. The prize consists of complete media coverage on the pages of the site and on social networks, with an interview with the director, review of the short film and in-depth analysis.
The contest rules, prizes and registration procedures are available on the official website: www. muciarashortfilmfestival.it.