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With the full support of the official Institutions and Official Sponsors of Ferrara Film Festival

Be part of the most popular film festival in Italy, exclusively in movie theaters!

We are accepting films from all over the World, in several categories, to participate at the 9˚ Ferrara Film Festival (SEPTEMBER 21-28, 2024). The final deadline to submit your movies is June 30, 2024, with discounted fees if you submit with earlier deadlines (details on the submission platform). The final notification date is on July 15, 2024 and the official film line-up will be released to the public in early August 2024. The Ferrara Film Festival is an IMDB Qualifier event.

Our festival has the full support of the theatrical exhibition, the only way to show movies properly. Our festival plays films exclusively in movie theaters and will never stream films online.

At the Ferrara Film Festival all the selected films will be divided in specific categories by our Organization. Our categories reflects the Global nature and relevance of our festival, without discriminating any movies based on its original Country. What does it mean? When you submit your film, all you have to do is to choose between “Feature Film”, “Short Film” and “Documentary” then, if your film is selected, we'll independently put your film in the more specific category.

Here below the film categories of Ferrara Film Festival

• Premiere Event 
• Premiere Autore 
• Premiere Docu

You can submit your film exclusively on FilmFreeway. The direct links are listed below.

​If you are a filmmaker from the Italian region Emilia-Romagna you have a 50% discount on your submission fee. For inquiries please write to:

(*) Feature and short films of a more commercial nature will be included in the category called Premiere Event, while those of a more authorial nature will be included in the category called Premiere Autore and the documentaries will fall into the Premiere Docu category. We will also have a classic retrospective screenings program called Premiere Retro.

Click on the FilmFreeway logo to complete your submission

Learn the festival rules

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