Caorle Film Festival / Rules & Regulations

Rules & Terms 2019

1- Submissions for Caorle Film Festival 2019 will open on November 1st, 2018 and will close on April 10th, 2019.

2- Submissions are accepted exclusively online from the following website:;

2.1- The charge will differ according to the submissions period as follows:
– Official Deadline | November 1st, 2018 – March 20th, 2019 (35$)
– Extended Deadline | March 22th, 2019 – April 10th, 2019 (45$)

3- The competition is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation movies, pilots and webseries produced since 1st January 2017 until the present day. Works carried out before this date will not be considered.

3.1 Works that have participated in past editions of the Caorle Film Festival are not allowed;

4- Works from all over the world are admitted. Works in foreign languages are admitted, but subtitles have to be in English or Italian. The dialogue list is also required in order to facilitate the understanding of the work;

5- To be eligible to register for the Festival, attendees must be at least 18 years old and must provide all the rights to economic and visual use of their own work. They also have to declare that the work is original and that does not infringe or violate the rights of any third part;

6- Every author can subscribe more than one work, provided that the respective registration fee is paid;

7- To be eligible for the Festival, web series must have at least 3 episodes published on any online streaming platform (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion). Authors of short and feature films must provide a digital copy of their work to the Festival or upload it on YouTube or another similar platform, in order to allow the viewing and the evaluation by the jury;

8- By entering the contest, the entrants grant the right to use their work and material for the purpose of press, media or promotion;

9- By entering the contest, the applicant becomes a supportive member of the cultural non-profit film association “Caorle Film” for the calendar year 2019.

10- By submitting the contest, the applicant shall enjoy royality-free access rights to events, to agreements with hotels, bars and restaurants and to the final award night.


11- The selected works are initially evaluated by a technical Commission in order to certify that they meet the contest requirements and are eligible for the official selection. Afterwards, the selected works will be evaluated by an external jury composed of film professionals, who will decide the winners. The awarding of the Prizes will take place during the closing evening of the Festival, on May 11th, 2019.

12- Once the registration has been completed, the following files will be requested via e-mail and sent to the festival organization no later than 20 days from the date of receipt of the request:

  • Digital copy of your work in .mp4 h264 format (720p or 1080p) | max 2gb for short films and 10gb for feature films;
  • A short video extract from the work of 10/15sec  to be used in a promotional festival video, specifications as above;
  • A4 format Film poster, minimum 300dpi (29.7 x 21 cm / 3508 x 2480 px) in JPG or PDF format;
  • Work synopsis of minimum 200 / maximum 350 characters.

Important: when submitting please remember to carefully fill in the technical form of the work, indicating all the names and roles of the main artistic cast and the complete list and roles of the crew.


13- Caorle Film Festival reserves the right to decline submissions for any of the following reasons:

13.1-  where failing to meet contest requirements; 

13.2-  where required files are not received by expiration date, or contain wrong or missing information;

13.3-  where works violate the existing laws, incite racial and cultural hatred or violate human rights.

13.4-  where the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached in any of the following categories: Animation and Documentary. In this case, the registration fee will be reimbursed.

14- Any attempt to obtain information on the final results of the competition before the grand prizegiving evening’s final announcement will be punished with disqualification of the work and the entry fee will not be refunded.


Caorle Film Award

Best Feature Film

Best Shortfilm

Best Webseries

Best Documentary

Best Animation

Best Pilot

Best Production Design

Best Editing

Best Sound Design

Best Original Soundtrack

Best Make-up

Best Visual Effects

People’s Jury Award

Best Directing

Best Cinematography

Best Story

Best Feature Film Screenplay

Best Shortfilm Screenplay

Best Webseries Screenplay

Best Comedy

Best Drama

Best Thriller

Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Best Actor in a Leading role

Best Actress in a Leading role

Best Supporting Actor

Best Supporting Actress