Meeting Rimini Film Festival
International Short Film Competition
The Meeting Rimini Film Festival is an interesting international competition for short films , organized by the Meeting for friendship among peoples, in conjunction with Made Officina Creativa, School of Visual Arts of New York, Accademia di Cinema e Televisione ACT Multimedia of Rome, Radio Cinema, World Youth Alliance and the Best Movie film magazine.
The competition is open to filmmakers of all ages and aims at promoting works which narrate and authentically delve into the topic of human beings engaged in daily living, revealing serious, ironic, dramatic, passionate and enigmatic aspects.
In order to share the human and professional path of research, discovery and judgement, the Festival provides participants with moments of encounter with leading industry figures.
Over recent years, the festival has had the honour of being presided over by film world experts such as Pupi Avati in 2008, Gigio Alberti in 2009, Massimo d’Alatri in 2010, Krystof Zanussi, Polish film director and producer, in 2011, the journalist and documentary filmmaker, Monica Maggioni (2012) and in 2013, the US film director, Timothy Rekart, an Academy Awards 2013 nominee with his short film, Head over Heels.
Since 2010, synergies have extended at international level, helping to establish a new Festival in Spain (Encuentro Madrid) and one in Poland, as part of Culture Carousel, a multi-day cultural event staged in Swinoujscie.
The winners of the contest will win, a ten week course at the New York School of Visual Arts, a one year scholarship for the Academy of Cinema and Television in Rome, or a 1,500 Euro cash prize.