International Film
Festival

Third Edition – 17 and 18 September 2022
SAN GIMIGNANO – TUSCANY – ITALY

International Film
Festival

Third Edition – 17 and 18 September 2022
SAN GIMIGNANO
TUSCANY – ITALY

Welcome to the Third edition
of the Francigena Film Festival!

The FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL takes place in the heart of Tuscany, in the village of SAN GIMIGNANO, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
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”. 
The Festival will be held inside the Arena LA ROCCA, in the village.
And more activities are provided during the Festival, such as meetings, interviews, etc… with people from the world of cinema.

For its 3nd edition, the
FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL

Event will last for two days, to offer more time for insights with the authors.
The 3rd FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL will be held in a very important location, which is located in the heart of Tuscany, inside the village of San Gimignano, at the marvelous Arena LA ROCCA.

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.

Francigena Film Festival 2022 San Gimignano
Francigena Film Festival 2022 San Gimignano Arena La Rocca

WINNER

OLD WINDOWS

Director: Paul Holbrook
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Length: 17.00
Plot: A struggling cafe owner is intrigued when a mysterious, elderly stranger takes an interest in her seemingly mundane life.

MENTION OF THE YOUNG JURY

GOOD NIGHT

Director: David Vincent Smith
Country of origin: Australia
Length: 8.12
Plot: A busy sound engineer accepts a last-minute recording instead of heading home to his family and is deeply affected by the song he records.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Best Cinematography – REVENGE ROOM
Best Editing – BUNKER
Best Director – LOST KINGS
Best Actor – LA MAISON DE LA VANILLE
Best Actress – LE VIE CAVE

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 2021 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 25 minutes

4th Francigena Film Festival submissions will be possible from
1st October 2022 only on Filmfreeway online platform
www.filmfreeway.com

Awards & Prizes
Pilgrim Bag

All the awards for the winners of FRANCIGENA FILM FESTIVAL 2022 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 25 minutes

4th Francigena Film Festival submissions will be possible from 1st October 2022 only on Filmfreeway online platform: www.filmfreeway.com