This is IT

The second edition of WEMW and TSFF’s ‘work in progress’ section is here! The competition is open to long feature fiction films and hybrid works with a strong visual and artistic approach with Italian majority or minority co-producers. To be won: the LASER FILM Award

DEADLINE: DEC 10, 2018

 When East Meets West and Trieste Film Festival are proud to present the second edition of This is IT, a competition exclusively dedicated to long feature fiction films hybrid works with a strong visual and artistic approach produced or co-produced by Italian producers.

Selected teams will have the chance to present their works and screen 10′ of their films to an exclusive panel of more than 30 international sales agents, festival programmers and buyers. This is IT will select up to 5 long feature fiction films and an international jury will deliver the LASER FILM Award, a special in kind prize consisting in the colour grading of one film (40 hours of work, technician included) of the value of approximately 10.000 EUR

All applications must be submitted by the Italian producer/co-producer and must include: complete online application form and video material not less than 10 minutes long. In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link

The deadline is Dec 10, 2018 and the results of the final selection will be announced by Dec 21, 2018.

This is IT will take place alongside the Trieste Film Festival and When East Meets West on January 22, 2019. Please find here below the complete guidelines and detailed info about the submission process.

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I.General aspects:
Please note: the deadline for submitting a project to This is IT is DECEMBER 10, 2018.

In order to submit your application and required material, you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link:
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Application materials and subtitles should be in English.
The selection committee’s decisions cannot be appealed


All applications must include the complete online application form.

It is mandatory for the submitted video material to have English subtitles.
The video material submitted must be not less than 10 minutes long.

The video materials should be either 1 full scene or maximum 3 separate scenes.

The video is mandatory to be available via streaming service password protected (e.g. Vimeo). No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted.
The application has to be finalized and submitted via with all the required documents by DECEMBER 10, 2018

III. Selection Criteria:
This is IT has interest to support long feature fiction films with a strong cinematic language and artistic imprint of the director. No specific themes or styles are preferred. There are no other specific fixed criteria and each individual project will be considered on its own merits.
Projects should be new or recent and there should be a potential international market.
The projects should be feature films with theatrical potential (minimum length of 70 minutes)
The project can be in different stages of post-production, though highly recommended to be in its early editing phase and still looking for international distribution and festival premiere

IV.Specific Conditions:
There is no entry fee for applications.
Once a project has been selected, at least one representative (director or producer) should be present during This is IT (22 January 2019).

Finished films selected should mention This is IT and display its logo in their credits. Preferably, the following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: “[film title] has participated at This is IT of WEMW and TSFF”.
The logo will be sent upon request.

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