Rules and awards





Best Short Film – Fiction
Best Feature Film – Fiction
Best Short Film – Non Fiction
Best Feature Film – Non Fiction
Best Innovative Languages Film
Best First Film
Video Art
Best Ligurian Film


The Eadweard Muybridge Grand Prix, Plate 755 (2500€), will be awarded to the Best Film regardless of genre, theme and duration.
A bronze sculpture created by the famous Genoese artist Piergiorgio Colombara, and inspired by Muybridge’s Pigeon Flying, will also be given to the Grand Prix winner. The winners of all the other awards will be given instead special bronze plates, also designed by Piergiorgio Colombara.



1 Deadline 15th November 2019.
2 Early-bird deadline 2nd of May to 14th of June: 20 $/film.
3 Regular deadline 15th of June to 31st of August: 30 $/film.
4 Late deadline 1th of September to 15th of November: 40$/film.
5 Films submitted for the Out of Competition section can be submitted any time before the final deadline for 10$/film. The Out of Competition section will be focused this year on the theme of “Memory of Cinema and Cinema of Memory”.
6 The Innovative Languages section of the Festival is reserved for experimental and avant-garde films, for visionary and poetic films, for underground and linguistically radical films and more generally for all films whereby the assumptions of the cinematic language are challenged and innovated.Video Art works are also welcomed.
7 No waivers or refunds.



1 All genres accepted.
2 Short Films under 60 minutes, Feature Films above 60 minutes.
3 Films in competition can be produced in any year, but we give preferred consideration to films produced after January 2017. Films out of competition may be produced in any year.
4 Multiple submissions allowed.
5 We can screen films in mp4, DCP and, in exceptional cases, in 35 mm or 16 mm film.. Our technical partner MaGestic Film can make a DCP for selected films at competitive prices.
7 Premiere status is welcomed but not explicitly required.
8 All films in competition with dialogue must have english subtitles.
9 Please ensure you have all the third-party rights needed to take part in the festival.



The artistic directors will appoint a selection committee that will be in charge of the selection of films for the competition.
An international Jury will then be appointed to award prizes and the Grand Prix to films in competition.
Entrants will be notified of the selection results no later than the 5th of October 2019.
Please be sure your film has obtained all film and music rights and clearances, in accordance with copyright laws.
The Mostra del Cinema di Genova is authorised to use your trailer, or a short film excerpt (max. 5 minutes) for promotion of the Festival on TV, radio or on the Internet.
Selected films cannot be withdrawn from the Festival under any circumstances.



The Mostra del Cinema di Genova’s GRAND PRIX (Eadweard Muybridge , Pigeon Flying Grand Prix, Plate 755) of 2500€ will be awarded to the best film in the competition regardless of genre, duration and theme.
Awards will be also given to the Best Feature Film and the Best Short Film, both in the Fiction and Non-Fiction competitions.
Awards will also be assigned to best films in the Innovative Languages, Ligurian cinema and Video Art sections of the Festival.
All the Jury’s Awards and Special Mentions will be justified.
A special Award will be given by SNCCI (Gruppo Ligure Critici Cinematografici).


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