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Festival dei Popoli, Firenze

Instituto Italiano per il Film di Documentazione Sociale ONLUS
Vicolo di Santa Maria Maggiore, 1
50123 Firenze
phone +39 055 244778
fax +39 055 241364
email: info@festivaldeipopoli.org

Mr. Alberto Lastrucci

Year of Foundation 1959

Event Date from 02 November 2019 till 09 November 2019

in Firenze, Italy

Sections International Competition (feature length film/ midlength film/ short film), Special Events, Panorama, Filmmakers in Focus; Retrospective

Terms of Entry Documentaries of all lengths and nationalities completed after November 1st of the previous year. Long feature documentaries must be at least 60 minutes. All films must be Italian premiers.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP, HDCAM, HD

Registration Deadline June 21st, 2019 for every film produced before May the 31st 2019

July 26th, 2019 for every film produced after June the 1st or still in progress (in this case you must send a rough copy of the work in progress)

Late submissions can be accepted (limited to the days between July 27th and August 5th 2019) but involves the payment of a fee of € 25.00)

Fees 15€

Attendance Figures 20,000

Participants of the Film Industry Representatives of the audiovisual industry, especially distributors, producers, festival organizers and TV commissioners

Prizes/Awards Feature-length Documentary Competition: Best Film (8.000 EUR); Best midlength Documentary (4.000 EUR); Best Short Documentary (max. 30 min., 2.500 EUR); "Gian Paolo Paoli" Award for the Best Anthropologic Film, Audience Award.

German Films


Special Events
TALKING MONEY by Sebastian Winkels (CH/DE/GE, solo:film)
KINSHASA MAKAMBO by Dieudo Hamadi (CD/FR/CH/DE/QA/NO, Bärbel Mauch Film)

International Competition
GAME GIRLS by Alina Skrzeszewska (FR/DE, Blinker Filmproduktion)

Short Documentary Films
SEC ROUGE by Kate Tessa Lee, Tom Schön (Fünferfilm)

Number of Films Shown about 120

Media Coverage Broad national media coverage

Evaluation Oldest European and most renowned Italian festival dedicated to the documentary cinema. Originally focused on ethnographic documentaries, the festival today presents documentaries which deal with all aspects of the contemporary world.

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