COLIFFE

REGULATION

COLiseum International Film FEstival

COLIFFE - COLiseum International Film FEstival

Organization

The Festival is organized by the Social Promotion association Pianeta Empatia.

The association promotes and pursues exclusively the aim of human, civil, cultural and social promotion and solidarity which are based on the principles of the Italian Constitution.

The association directs its attention specifically and primarily to:

  • To the development of the human personality in all its expressions and to the removal of obstacles that prevent the implementation of the principles of freedom, equality, equal social dignity and equal opportunities, encouraging the exercise of the right to health, social protection, education, culture, training, sport as well as the enhancement of professional attitudes and skills; to the promotion of welcome and hospitality to people, adults or minors, Italians or foreigners, in conditions of disability, marginality and/or social fragility, also in agreement with the proposed public or private bodies.

  • To the entertainment of the free time of disabled and marginalized people, training and aggregation initiatives of a cultural, sporting-recreational, social animation nature aimed at preventing inconveniences and/or deviances (e.g. festivals, exhibitions, stays, weekly meetings on site, Sunday outings, peace education, ecological and environmental defense initiatives, etc.).

Furthermore, based on further availability, the association provides the following initiatives, listed by way of example:

  • study and research services, management of information, multimedia and socialization spaces, including in prisons and penal institutions for adults and minors;

  • support and initiatives of any cultural activity (exhibitions, conferences and events), video-musical, theatrical and cinematographic, physical and gymnastic expression, amateur and amateur sporting activity, nutritional education and provision of drinks and food also against payment or contribution;

  • community forms of hospitality, including non-hotel accommodation, with social tourism purposes aimed at socially marginalized individuals and their families and/or associations.

The PIANETA EMPATIA Association, committed to developing proposals that promote cultural opportunities present in the territory, sees cinema as a vehicle through which a territory can start a process of cultural growth capable of triggering development mechanisms combined with local activities same.

In this case the territory is the splendid reality of Rome and its suburbs, places full of ancient villas, ancient ruins and breathtaking views, as well as a generous food and wine offer.

The aim of the festival is to promote international competitiveness through attractiveness, a theme that concerns territories not only for what they are but also for how they can be developed and communicated. A territory is social value, exchange value and experience value, but also cultural value and economic value.

And the theme of the exchange between economy, experience and culture is what pushed us to focus on the territories of the Capital and its surroundings, which, located in this splendid geographical area, can spread the culture of cinema as a privileged meeting place between the stories of countries and peoples distant from each other, encouraging the bringing together of different cultures.

COLIFFE can be defined as a GREEN FESTIVAL from many points of view, from Sustainable Mobility (the locations are always identified near subway and/or train stops, means that are suggested to guests, together with electric ones and the car sharing solution) to Sustainable Energy Consumption (in in-person locations the aim is to reduce energy consumption, reducing lighting to the bare minimum by setting the heating system to the minimum level of well-being), from the Printing of Materials (the digital format is favored for communication, information and promotion of the event or paper materials printed on recycled paper by FSC/PEFC certified suppliers and the prizes are made with organic materials extracted from corn grain or with natural and degradable glass fibres) to the Installations (they are made only with biodegradable materials , without specific references to the edition, to be able to reuse them in the future).

From Waste Management (separate collection of the same numerous collection points and easily recognizable and visible containers) to Guest Management (only digital train and subway tickets and Travelife or Green Globe certified hotels are offered), from Food Sustainability (DOCG wines at 0 km, water and drinks on tap, no food waste, seasonal products at 0 km, washable crockery and certified tissue paper napkins) to Environmental Culture and Social Sustainability (sponsors who share and support the sustainability values of the festival and suppliers equipped with a certified Environmental Management System, chosen locations free of architectural barriers and accessible to people with disabilities and specific needs, promotion of gender equality and full participation of all individuals and valorisation of the territory) to end with Training and Communication (staff adequately trained on environmental sustainability and on the conduct policies adopted by the management and communication of the environmental and eco-sustainable policies adopted by the festival).

The festival invites all participants, in every form and role, to pay particular attention to adopting behaviors in this green direction.

Festival activities

The fourth edition of the Festival is defined as social, that is, with the aim of enhancing the aggregation of all the protagonists of independent cinema and first works.

From 5 to 12 December, the COLiseum International Film FEstival (COLIFFE) will be organized online via two web channels, one Italian and one international, international, where the finalist works will be broadcast in full HD or 4k to be voted by the online public.

On 20, 21 and 22 December the best work will be screened in 4k in 3 cinemas in Rome.

The final evening "THE LAST WINNER" will be on December 27th in Rome.

Registration for the festival

Submission deadline

Registrations will be accepted from January 1, 2024. The deadline is October 5, 2024. The extended deadline is October 26, 2024.

The final deadline is November 16, 2024.

Presentation format

Audiovisual works can be sent:

A - on DVD (MP4 or AVI format) or BLURAY: the title, projection format and running time must be clearly labeled on the disc and cover. Please avoid stickers on the cover.

Applications should be sent to:

Nominations of the Coliseum International Film Festival – COLIFFE 2024

Via Alessio Olivieri, 123 G - 00124 Rome RM, Italy

All shipping and postage costs for the package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to the Coliseum International Film Festival must be paid by the submitting party.

The Coliseum International Film Festival will not accept cash on delivery shipments. The Coliseum International Film Festival will not absorb taxes incurred at customs. All charges must be prepaid. The Coliseum International Film Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery charges have not been paid by the submitting party.

Packages containing the presentation of works coming from abroad must be labeled as "commercial sample" on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must have a value not exceeding 10 Euros.

Copies sent will not be returned. The Festival keeps them in its audiovisual archive for exclusively private use.

B - via the form on the page at www.coliffe.it/subscribe2024.

Registration form

Completing and sending the registration form located on the page at https://www.coliffe.it/en/subscribe2024 is mandatory for the candidacy of any audiovisual work and any cinema section competition you wish to participate in.

The form requires, among other things, to specify:

- Category of participation in the Festival (ITALIAN FEATURE FILM, INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM, ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY, ITALIAN SHORT FILM, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM, ITALIAN SOCIAL NETWORK HUMORISTIC SHORT, ITALIAN ULTRASHORT, MUSICAL VIDEOCLIP, SHORT ANIMATION)

- Country and year of production, Genre, Duration, Director, Cast;

- Posters in jpg or png format;

- Trailer or link to the trailer lasting up to 2 minutes;

- the name of a contact person with mobile number and email address;

- attach the release signed by the legal manager of Production/Distribution for online publication on COLIFFE TV during the days of the festival.

Foreign works must be subtitled or dubbed into Italian.

Eligibility for presentation

Audiovisual works, in Full HD or 4k, produced and distributed from 1 January 2023 can participate in the competing sections.

There is no premiere policy for posting.

Registration fee

We remind you that participation is free and all registrations for the Coliseum International Film Festival are free.

COLISEUM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - COLIFFE proudly accepts entries to FilmFreeway, the no. 1 in the world to participate in film festivals and creative competitions and also through Festhome, Festagent & Clickforfestivals.

Selection of audiovisual works

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to choose non-registered audiovisual works.

The selection of the works is carried out by the Festival Organizing Committee on the basis of artistic values and content, i.e. they are examined and selected based on the following criteria:

1. Year of production (only works produced in 2023 and 2024 admitted)

2. Unpublished works (only for ITALIAN WORK)

3. Format of the work in full HD of 1920 x 1080 or 4K of 3840 x 2160

4. Strength of story

5. Quality of narrative and production values

6. Production autonomy

The Coliseum International Film Festival undertakes to complete all selection procedures by December 01, 2024 and to inform in writing all parties who have submitted the application whether or not their work has been accepted by this deadline.

Successful applications will receive a Filmmaker Festival Pack which will include important information on how to make the most of attending the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation and contact information.

Festival screenings

The Coliseum International Film Festival aspires to provide the best projection quality possible, but will not be held responsible for any failures in the technical quality of the projection.

The Coliseum International Film Festival assumes that the party or directors or participants or the production or distribution company that presented the audiovisual work have insured it for damages and loss of the festival copy.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Coliseum International Film Festival.

While every effort is made to adhere to the published schedule, the Coliseum International Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time and for any reason.

The Coliseum International Film Festival will not be responsible for any costs declared as a result of a change in programming.

The Coliseum International Film Festival also organizes daily screenings with limited availability during the Festival.

Information regarding the selected audiovisual works, biographies, filmographies and photographs will be used to prepare the catalogue.

The screenings will be held 24 hours a day online on Coliffe TV or Coliffe TV INTERNATIONAL from 05 to 12 December 2024.

On 20 and 21 December the best works of the 10 competitions will be screened and the gala evening with the "THE LAST WINNER" awards ceremony will take place there on 27 December.

Collection of accepted audiovisual work

No audiovisual work presented and accepted can be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection and cannot be screened in Rome outside the festival venue during the Festival and before its official presentation without the approval of the Coliseum International Film Festival.

Juries and Awards

The jury is chaired by the Film Producer, ROBERTO BESSI.

The jury will also be made up of other leading figures from categories relating to the film sector.

Being awarded on December 27th, the winners of the festival sections receive the "The Last Winner" award.

The official awards are accompanied by the online public prize and any further recognitions.

The Festival program is divided into the following cinematographic sections with the awarding of the following prizes:

ITALIAN FEATURE FILM Competition

11 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best ITALIAN FEATURE FILM, Best ITALIAN FEATURE FILM judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best MUSIC, Best ACTOR, Best ACTRESS, Best SUPPORTING ACTOR, Best SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Best CINEMATOGRAPHY, Best SCREENPLAY, Best PRODUCTION DESIGN, Best MUSIC.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS Competition

8 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM, Best INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best MUSIC, Best ACTOR, Best ACTRESS, Best SUPPORTING ACTOR, Best SUPPORTING ACTRESS.

ITALIAN DOCUMENTARY Competition

4 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best ITALIAN DOCUFILM, Best ITALIAN DOCUFILM judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTION, Best EDITING.

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY Competition

4 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best INTERNATIONAL DOCUFILM, Best INTERNATIONAL DOCUFILM judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTION, Best EDITING.

ITALIAN SHORTS Competition

5 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best SHORT, Best INTERNATIONAL SHORT judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best ACTOR, Best ACTRESS.

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS Competition

5 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best SHORT, Best INTERNATIONAL SHORT judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best ACTOR, Best ACTRESS.

ITALIAN HUMOR SHORT FILM ON SOCIAL NETWORKS Competition

5 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best ITALIAN HUMOR SHORT FILM ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, Best ITALIAN HUMOR SHORT FILM ON SOCIAL NETWORKS judged by the ONLINE PUBLIC, Best DIRECTOR, Best ACTOR, Best ACTRESS.

SHORTS ANIMATION Competition

5 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best SHORT ANIMATION, Best SHORT ANIMATION judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best ANIMATION, Best MUSIC.

ITALIAN ULTRASHORTS Competition - SHORT AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT (max 3 min)

4 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best ITALIAN ULTRASHORT, Best ITALIAN ULTRASHORT judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best MUSIC.

MUSICAL VIDEOCLIPS Competition

4 categories awarded with the "The Last Winner" award:

Best MUSICAL VIDEOCLIP, Best MUSICAL VIDEOCLIP judged by the ONLINE AUDIENCE, Best DIRECTOR, Best MUSIC.

In parallel with the film programme, the Festival organizes meetings with guests and round tables.

Entry methods for the public

The screenings take place online on COLIFFE TV and COLIFFE TV INTERNATIONAL and at locations in Rome.

Access to screenings and activities for which entry is free and they are open to the public and badge holders, first come, first serve basic.

The list of events, dates and times can be consulted in the Festival Program on the website: www.coliffe.it

Any exceptions will be mentioned in the program.

The public can access the rooms for free while seats last. For some screenings, a paid entrance ticket may be required according to the decision of the Organizing Committee.

Partygoers can catch the action at Fest's Red Carpet on a first-come, first-served basis. For security reasons the entrance gates may be subject to checks or staggered entries.

Press accreditations

Journalists can request free accreditation by email to info@coliffe.it.

Accreditation requests can be submitted within 3 days of the start of the festival.

Accreditation requests will be evaluated by the Press Office. Credit is deemed to have been granted in the event of a written affirmative response.