Submissions are open to the thirteenth edition of Festival delle Terre

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Centro Internazionale Crocevia is pleased to announce that the 13th edition of Festivall delle Terre will take place in the wonderful locations of Cinema Trevi of Rome and Teatro Quirinetta from 1 to 4 December 2016.

The Festival showcases each year in the two main section (in competition – out of competition) a wide selection of documentaries, animation and investigation movies. The purpose of the event is to give voice to farmers, local communities, indigenous and people who fight for land’s rights all around the world. The festival promote through the documentary a better understanding of the following issues: biodiversity, indigenous people, land’s rights, contemporary migrations, food sovereignty.

This year sections will be :

  • “Resisting Lands”. This section will host documentaries about the following topics: safeguarding of soils, respect for the Earth and all small food producers, preserving ecosystems, rural resistance, food sovereignty as an alternative to the global speculation process of planet’s resources.
  • “Indigenous people. Tales of dignity”. We welcome works that expose the problem of small communities that have to fight against industrialization and global economic interests in order to save themselves and their living in harmony with nature.
  • “Preserving the planet. Alternatives to feed the world”. This section will be dedicated to works focused on environment and documentaries about th sustainable management of the resources of the planet, biodiversity and food safety.
  • This year the festival will also host a special focus about the theme of «bracciantato» (farm workers) in agriculture. The section will welcome works about rural resistance. The ongoing collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia will allow deepening the debate over this topic through the vision of films and documentaries of the National Film Library archive.

This year’s program include, along with the screenings, several parallel initiatives: photographic and comics exhibitions, meetings with the authors, debates and morning screenings for an audience of young people. The last day of the festival will take place at the “Quirinetta Theater”: this location will host screenings of the most representative documentaries along with the award ceremony and the evening show.

The Festival will nominate a Jury that will reunite to award the following prizes: “Premio Crocevia” 500 € and for the second year “Premio Berta Film” (a film distribution agreement sponsored by Berta Film, an Italian film distribution company active worldwide with a strong focus on documentary).

The festival will be held in partnership with “Immagini dal Sud del mondo”, a film festival that screen each year a selection of independent movies of African, Asian, Southamerican and European filmakers.

The competition is open to documentaries, docufiction and animation movies from all over the world with a maximum duration of 90 minutes. Registration is free of charge; the closing date to submit your work is October 31 2016.

Copyright holders of the films who intend to participate in the Festival may include in the registration form a link for streaming or downloading, or send a DVD or a USB pendrive, along with the plot of the film and the filmmaker’s bio-filmography. In case of selection no screening fee will be recognized for the authors neither for the film distribution company.

«One does not sell the Earth The people walk upon»
Tashunka Witki – Crazy Horse

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