MYArt Film Festival

3rd Edition - Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights.

MYArt Film Festival

where:Cosenza, Italy
when:October 15th - 19th, 2019
address:c/o Associazione Culturale Multietnica “La Kasbah”
IT-Via Bengasi, 1 87100 Cosenza
email:info@myartfilmfestival.com
website:myartfilmfestival.com
deadline:July 31st, 2019
entry form:Online Submission

MyART Film Festival is an occasion to show to the Italian audience less known high quality cinematography productions. Particular attention in the choice of films is given to young directors, to new tendencies and new audiovisual languages hailing from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The presence at the Festival of directors from three continents creates an opportunity for professional exchanges between workers in the Italian and European sector, and also the opportunity to stimulate co-production within the South and enhance the understanding of the themes connected to immigration, integration and intercultural activity.
The Festival is organized by the Associazione Culturale Multietnica “La Kasbah” Onlus, that has worked in education and promotion of human rights since 2001, also supporting activities of interaction and exchange between different cultures.
The program of the Festival is subdivided into the following cinematographic sections with the presentation of the following prizes:
* Documentary Competition
Documentary films created by directors of the nationalities admitted to the competition (minimum duration 50 min.) On themes relating to immigration, integration and cross-cultural exchange in Mediterranean Counties.
Best documentary will be awarded a “Sprar Prize”. The monetary value of the award will be determined over the next few months (in past editions was 3500 euros). The award Institute acquires the rights to use the work for non-commercial promotional activities.
* Short Film Competition
Short fiction films created by directors of the nationalities admitted to the competition (maximum duration 30 min). On themes relating to immigration, integration, and cross-cultural exchange in Mediterranean Counties.
Best short film will be awarded a “Migrantes Prize”. The monetary value of the award will be determined over the next few months (in past editions was 1500 euros). The award Institute acquires the rights to use the work for non-commercial promotional activities.
* Non-Competitive Section
Trailers that present the recent work of established directors, critically-acclaimed films, films that have won prizes in major international festivals, the best of contemporary cinema that narrates and interprets reality on the themes relating to immigration, integration and cross-cultural exchange. The possible projection of the films submitted in the Non competitive section, will be decided at the incontestable discretion of the Stage Management.
* Special Sections, Themes, Retrospectives, Homages (non-competitive).
In addition to the cinematographic program, the Festival will organize meetings with the participants and round table talks. During the event a Festival Centre will be set up, a meeting space for the attendees and the public, where multidisciplinary displays will be presented, and activities inspired by the culture of three continents, and meetings on the theme of current events will be offered.
The Festival devotes particular attention to young people and to students with a School Space: special screenings, a panel of young judges, meetings with directors and training seminars.