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17th november 2017
Palena Film Festival 2018

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Palena Film Festival
The 11th edition 2018 of the Palena Film Festival invites you to submit your short film, animation or music video.

The Palena Film Festival is a four-day competition that will take place in Palena (CH) - Italy from 7th to 10th August 2018.
The prize-giving night will take place at the Aventino Theatre “Ettore Maria Margadonna” in Palena, on 10th August 2018 (21:00 local time).

Founded in 2008 by the cultural association of Palena (Associazione Culturale Palenese) and recognized as one of the most important short film festivals in the world, the Palena Film Festival (previously kwown as “Premio Cinematografico Palena” since its inception nine years ago) has received over 8500 short films, animations and music videos from more than 125 countries of all 5 continents through the years in the past nine editions.

The Palena Film Festival is open to any director and/or screenwriter together with their own, recently made productions of all kind of styles and subjects.
Each director can submit short films, animations or music videos
The running time of the films must not exceed 40 minutes (opening and closing credits included).
The deadline for submitting entries is 30th June 2018 (23:59 local time).
The Palena Film Festival celebrates two eminent representatives of the community of Palena: the Italian screenwriter Ettore Maria Margadonna (received Academy nomination and Nastro d’Argento Italian Film Award; worked in “Bread, Love and Dreams” of Luigi Comencini with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida; “Bread, Love and Jealousy” of Luigi Comencini with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida; “Scandal in Sorrento” of Dino Risi with Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren and Tina Pica; “Bread, Love and Andalusia” of Javier Setó with Vittorio De Sica, Carmen Sevilla and Vicente Parra; actor in “The White Sheik” of Federico Fellini with Alberto Sordi and Giulietta Masina) and the American singer and television personality Perry Como (Grammy Award, known for popular songs such as “Magic Moments”, “Papa loves mambo”, “Caterina”, “Here we come a-Caroling”, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas“; worked with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, also known for popular television shows such as “The Perry Como Show” and “The Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall).

The Palena Film Festival enhances and promotes Palena, its territory and its cultural vocation which, during the years, has identified itself through this distinctive event.
Local history, heritage and artistic compositions all complement to make the right background to visual and musical means of expression.
The festival also presents a range of special events included film workshops, retrospectives and non-competitive feature films screening that are attended by the whole town, its city authorities, tourists and keen filmgoers.

The Palena Film Festival is promoted by the cultural association of Palena (Associazione Culturale Palenese), the Region of Abruzzo, the Municipality of Palena, Province of Chieti, Chamber of commerce of Chieti and Abruzzo Tourism Promotion.

13th march 2017
Palena Film Festival 2017

Download the competition announcement 2017

Palena Film Festival
The 10th edition 2017 of the Palena Film Festival invites you to submit your short film, animation or music video.

The Palena Film Festival is a four-day competition that will take place in Palena (CH) - Italy from 7th to 10th August 2017.
The prize-giving night will take place at the Aventino Theatre “Ettore Maria Margadonna” in Palena, on 10th August 2017 (21:00 local time).

Founded in 2008 by the cultural association of Palena (Associazione Culturale Palenese) and recognized as one of the most important short film festivals in the world, the Palena Film Festival (previously kwown as “Premio Cinematografico Palena” since its inception nine years ago) has received over 8500 short films, animations and music videos from more than 125 countries of all 5 continents through the years in the past nine editions.

The Palena Film Festival is open to any director and/or screenwriter together with their own, recently made productions of all kind of styles and subjects.
Each director can submit short films, animations or music videos
The running time of the films must not exceed 40 minutes (opening and closing credits included).
The deadline for submitting entries is 30th June 2017 (23:59 local time).
The Palena Film Festival celebrates two eminent representatives of the community of Palena: the Italian screenwriter Ettore Maria Margadonna (received Academy nomination and Nastro d’Argento Italian Film Award; worked in “Bread, Love and Dreams” of Luigi Comencini with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida; “Bread, Love and Jealousy” of Luigi Comencini with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida; “Scandal in Sorrento” of Dino Risi with Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren and Tina Pica; “Bread, Love and Andalusia” of Javier Setó with Vittorio De Sica, Carmen Sevilla and Vicente Parra; actor in “The White Sheik” of Federico Fellini with Alberto Sordi and Giulietta Masina) and the American singer and television personality Perry Como (Grammy Award, known for popular songs such as “Magic Moments”, “Papa loves mambo”, “Caterina”, “Here we come a-Caroling”, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas“; worked with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, also known for popular television shows such as “The Perry Como Show” and “The Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall).

The Palena Film Festival enhances and promotes Palena, its territory and its cultural vocation which, during the years, has identified itself through this distinctive event.
Local history, heritage and artistic compositions all complement to make the right background to visual and musical means of expression.
The festival also presents a range of special events included film workshops, retrospectives and non-competitive feature films screening that are attended by the whole town, its city authorities, tourists and keen filmgoers.

The Palena Film Festival is promoted by the cultural association of Palena (Associazione Culturale Palenese), the Region of Abruzzo, the Municipality of Palena, Province of Chieti, Chamber of commerce of Chieti and Abruzzo Tourism Promotion.