The only way for a film to be selected at Ferrara Film Festival is with an official submission through our platforms, or directly negotiated with the distribution companies.
Here below our 8 golden rules:
Accepted runtimes for Feature Films and Documentaries are: min 70 and max 160 minutes.
Ferrara Film Festival does not pay any fee to screen films in our official program. We make no exceptions.
Accepted Short Films cannot participate in other festivals in Emilia-Romagna region before our festival.
We select films that are completed only in the 12 months prior to our current festival edition.
Accepted runtimes for Short Films are: min 3 and max 30 minutes.
Accepted Feature Films must be Italian premieres with some exceptions made if premiered in another major film festival.
Our selected film must not have a public release (theatrical, streaming) prior to our current edition.
We select films of any genre and from any Country in the World, without any sort of discrimination.