Pontelandolfo International Film Festival ‘Comicron’: Free To Enter

Contributed by GOTM Italy Correspondent, Midge Guerrera

How often have the words FREE and Apply to be in a Film Festival ever been in the same sentence?

“Yup, you can submit a short comic film for jurying with an application and absolutely no, nada, niente, application fee. But do it today!” ~ Guerrera

This December 15th and 16th the Pontelandolfo International Film Festival – Comicron, will be screening short comic films from all over the world.

The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2018.
Registration Fee: Free
Deadline for applications: November 10, 2018
Festival dates: December 15 and 16, 2018
€500 Award – ComicronAward 2018 – Best Short Film

Producers of Short Comic Films are invited to submit their films at no cost.

Pontelandolfo, in cooperation with Centro Studi Ugo Gregoretti and Pontelandolfo’s Pro Loco presents the fifth edition of the Comic Short International Film Festival, Comicron. The project creator and artistic director is award winning film director and Honorary Pontelandolfo Citizen, Ugo Gregoretti.

Ugo Gregoretti cuts the Red Carpet Ribbon at Comicron 2014

Ugo Gregoretti is an Italian film, television and stage director, actor, screenwriter, author and television host. Since 1956, he has directed 20 films. For RAI, Gregoretti worked as a documentarist and a director. In 1960 he won the Premio Italia Award for the television documentary La Sicilia del Gattopardo. In 1962 he made his film debut with the comedy-drama I nuovi angeli. Having also directed both theatre and opera, he was president of the Turin Permanent Theatre from 1980 to 1989 and in 1995 he was nominated president of the Accademia Nazionale di Arte DraCmmatica Silvio D’Amico. In 2010 he was awarded with a special Lifetime Nastro d’Argento for his career.

The location of the Festival in Pontelandolfo, a small Southern Italian hilltop town in the region of Campagna, is not only indicative of the Gregoretti’s desire to create an alternative venue for this quirky art form, but also his commitment to the village where he summered as a child. His family actually owned Pontelandolfo’s iconic tower.

According to this year’s Comicron Chairwoman, lawyer and Pontelandolfo Councilperson Rossella Mancini, “Not only is he the driving force behind the Short Comic Film Festival, Gregoretti has also donated his personal archives to the town. Centro Studi Ugo Gregoretti is an invaluable resource for film students.”

Comicron, devoted exclusively to one genre – comedy – is a unique experience in the International Festival scene and is FREE to enter. This is a great opportunity for for Indie Film makers with a comic flair.

The top prize is €500! The application is easy but you only have until November 10th to apply.


One response to “Pontelandolfo International Film Festival ‘Comicron’: Free To Enter”

  1. Midge Guerrera Avatar

    Pontelandolfo is a great little town! Come visit – send your film!