International Film
Festival

First Edition November 2020
COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA – TUSCANY – ITALY

International Film
Festival

First Edition November 2020
COLLE DI VAL D’ELSA
TUSCANY – ITALY

Welcome to the First edition
del Francigena Film Festival!

The FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL takes place in the heart of Tuscany, in the city of Colle di Val d’Elsa, between San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.
The FRANCIGENA has been certified “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” in 1994. The Via Francigena was a communication path which contributed to the cultural unity of Europe in the Middle Ages. Today, the Via Francigena is considered as a bridge between the cultures of Anglo-Saxon Europe and Latin Europe.
That’s why the Programming Committee decided to name FRANCIGENA this new Film Festival, where accepted short films are inspired by “the Journey”.
One of the most beautiful routes along Via Francigena, in Tuscany, leaves S. Gimignano, reaches Molino d’Aiano, goes on towards Colle di Val d’Elsa, and Badia a Coneo and Gracciano, and then to Strove, including a pretty Romanesque Pieve. Passes the wonderful architectural structure of Abbadia in Isola before reaching Monteriggioni, where there is an unmistakable tower crest. Water and road-houses are available only in populated areas.

For its 1st edition, the
FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL

Event will last for two days, to offer more time for insights with the authors.
The 1st FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL will be held in a very important location, which is located in the heart of Tuscany, inside the city of Colle di Val d’Elsa, at the marvelous Teatro del Popolo.

The prizes are awarded for the best short film

Also, special mentions will be assigned to: best director, best actor, best actress, best photography, best screenplay, best editing. It there will be an audience award and mentions assigned by our media partners. The festival counts on the help of media-partnerships and cultural partners in the area.

CREATOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE
FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL IS

Giovanni Guidelli:
actor, author and director.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0346730/

Our jurors are among the best professionals of the italian film industry

We only care about quality shorts, intelligent vision, experimentation and authorial style. We can tell you that being selected here means that your film has all that is needed to be recognized as an author’s film.

Awards & Prizes
Pilgrim Bag

All the awards for the winners of FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL 2020 will be announced after the closure of online submissions.

Rules & Terms

Theme or subject of the Shorts; FREE THEME

Operas that are either inspired by the journey, or that have something to do with the journey, in all it’s declinations: from a physical journey to an interior and mental one. A journey to discovery, to rediscover. A journey in the past, in the future. A hopeful and tasteful journey, a spiritual and an emotional one. All the “journeys” intended as the path of life. Since we’re close to the 700 celebration of Dante… “Nel messo del cammin di nostra vita…” “When I had journeyed half of our life’s way…” Here is a Festival that combines all of the different cinematic and narrative souls under one track: The journey.

SHORTS

fictional films with a running time from 1 to 20 minutes

1st Francigena Film Festival submissions will be possible from
July 1 2020 to October 10th 2020
only on Filmfreeway online platform
www.filmfreeway.com

francigena film festival partner

Awards & Prizes
Pilgrim Bag

All the awards for the winners of FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL 2020 will be announced after the closure of online submissions.

PRIZES:
BEST SHORT FILM

YOUTH AWARD

MENTIONS:
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR – 
BEST ACTRESS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
BEST SCREENPLAY – BEST EDITING
AUDIENCE AWARD

Rules & Terms

Theme or subject of the Shorts; FREE THEME

Operas that are either inspired by the journey, or that have something to do with the journey, in all it’s declinations: from a physical journey to an interior and mental one. A journey to discovery, to rediscover. A journey in the past, in the future. A hopeful and tasteful journey, a spiritual and an emotional one. All the “journeys” intended as the path of life. Since we’re close to the 700 celebration of Dante… “Nel messo del cammin di nostra vita…” “When I had journeyed half of our life’s way…” Here is a Festival that combines all of the different cinematic and narrative souls under one track: The journey.

SHORTS

fictional films with a running time from 1 to 20 minutes

1st Francigena Film Festival submissions will be possible from July 1 2020 to October 10th 2020 only on Filmfreeway online platform: www.filmfreeway.com

francigena film festival partner