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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 03 November 2018 till 10 November 2018

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 4th, 2018 for every film produced before March the 30th 2018

July 2nd, 2018 for every film produced between April the 1st and June the 30st 2018

July 30th 2018 for every film produced in the month of July 2018 or
still in progress (in this case you must send a rough copy of the work in progress)

Fees none

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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