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Submission for the 13th edition has closed.

Posted in Festival history - Thirteenth edition 2015

The festival submission deadline has expired. We received more than 700 works from 62 different countries

Last 31st May the Ischia Film Festival submission has expired, this international film festival awards the best films which emphasize the cultural identity or the landscape's features of a certain territory through the audiovisual narration.

Throught the festival website but also using the best online film submission platforms such as FilmFreeway - Festhome - Movibeta - ClikForFestival - UpToFest – FilmFestivalLife hundreds of filmmakers have sent their works to the Artistic Director Michelangelo Messina and to the film commission who will have the challenging task of selecting about 100 works that every year take part to the festival and that are regulaly added to the catalogue.

The Ischia Film Festival is a showcase for the works that would otherwise not taking part in the traditional movie business and despite the small economical amout it is still having a catalogue, both printed and online, in order to offert to every works a page that explain and support the artistic values.


The submissions are constantly increasing, year after year, the 13th edition count more than 700 submission including feature films , shorts and documentaries from 37 differetents countries around the world. More than 100, the works produced in United States of America, even more obviously,  those produced in Italy, for which the festival is particularly suited and also lots of works (coming) from Europe.

Among many countries it's a pleasure to find Iran, Russia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Korea, Iraq, Chile, Kuwait, Georgia, Bangladesh and many more where the audivisual production is certainly not between the main economic activities and often works are made practically on non-existent budget.

Selected works will be included in the festival program that will be held  from Saturday 27th june to Saturday 4th july 2015 and they will be shown to the public throught the official website in order to
lead accredited partecipants to choose the films their are willing to see according to their cultural interests.

The directors of every works will be invited at the festival and they will enjoy the Ischia hospitality in order to personaly meet their public, tell their experience and interact with the others festival guests, for example journalists and colleagues involved with cinema.

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