Venice Architecture Film festival

The Venice Architecture Film Festival
2024 Edition: ADAPTATIONS

ArchiTuned as organizer of the Venice Architecture Film Festival in collaboration with an external jury of experts and professionals of the architecture and cinema field, will create a selection of short films on architecture.
The fourth edition of the Venice Architecture Film Festival 2024, titled Adaptations, will screen the selected short films in Venice from 12th November -14th November 2024.
Venice Architecture Film festival

This Edition Theme

Climate change, geopolitical changes, new information and building technologies make it crucial to adapt our lifestyles, our cities, our logistics systems, our buildings to give us the possibility to live as communities today and in the future.

The shortage of energy, water scarcity, depleting natural resources, the increasing global population, and the continuous rise of people living in urban areas are all phenomena that will require our places to adapt to new needs, whether natural or social.

Cities have become particularly vulnerable to climate impacts, such as rising temperatures, flooding, and storms. Geopolitical changes contribute to the migration of people from one land to another. Borders are becoming increasingly impenetrable, and migratory flows are marked by disparities and inequalities. Rich countries close themselves off, poor countries sell themselves out, populations mix, and societies change.

Cities must change, they must become adaptable accordions and, through the latest technologies, create systems that improve the quality of life of citizens.

Smart cities use technologies that allow for the monitoring and management of various consumptions.

Adapting to all these changes requires collaboration between governments, communities and individuals. It requires investment in research and development, along with forward-looking policies that can create places that are sustainable today and adaptable to new needs tomorrow.

Over the decades, we have tried hard to fight this, we have created a world that, perhaps pretended, told us about sustainable spaces, places, societies and living together. In the last two years, all this has been overwhelmed.

We experience the effects of climate change on a daily basis, geopolitical upheavals are the order of the day, advanced technologies rewrite the way we work, travel and live on a daily basis.

In all this, will humanity, which has always had the ability to rethink itself, revolutionizing previous models and shaping nature to new needs, succeed in redesigning new models of sustainable living?

Is adaptation the new model of life?

Competition Brief

Short Films

1. Theme

Climate change, geopolitical changes, new information and building technologies make it crucial to adapt our lifestyles, our cities, our logistics systems, our buildings to give us the possibility to live as communities today and in the future. 

The shortage of energy, water scarcity, depleting natural resources, the increasing global population, and the continuous rise of people living in urban areas are all phenomena that will require our places to adapt to new needs, whether natural or social.

Cities have become particularly vulnerable to climate impacts, such as rising temperatures, flooding, and storms. Geopolitical changes contribute to the migration of people from one land to another. Borders are becoming increasingly impenetrable, and migratory flows are marked by disparities and inequalities. Rich countries close themselves off, poor countries sell themselves out, populations mix, and societies change.

Cities must change, they must become adaptable accordions and, through the latest technologies, create systems that improve the quality of life of citizens.

Smart cities use technologies that allow for the monitoring and management of various consumptions.

Adapting to all these changes requires collaboration between governments, communities and individuals. It requires investment in research and development, along with forward-looking policies that can create places that are sustainable today and adaptable to new needs tomorrow.

Over the decades, we have tried hard to fight this, we have created a world that, perhaps pretended, told us about sustainable spaces, places, societies and living together. In the last two years, all this has been overwhelmed.

We experience the effects of climate change on a daily basis, geopolitical upheavals are the order of the day, advanced technologies rewrite the way we work, travel and live on a daily basis.

In all this, will humanity, which has always had the ability to rethink itself, revolutionizing previous models and shaping nature to new needs, succeed in redesigning new models of sustainable living? Is adaptation the new model of life?

2. Who

Participation is open to filmmakers, directors and producers above the age of 18 from all backgrounds and nationalities.

The following are excluded from participation: members of the jury (permanent or temporary), members of the board and those who were involved in the drafting of this open call.


3. What

All films should reflect the 2024 "Adaptations” edition and theme of the Venice Architecture Film Festival and address contemporary architecture in its broadest sense, as described in paragraph 1. THEME and have preferably a maximum length of 15 minutes.

All films will be considered but preferably those produced after 2020.

All films must be submitted by 30th September 2024, strictly in digital format and specifically in MP4 format with H.264 encoding. This will be the only accepted format.

All uploads must be accompanied by:

● director’s name

● production company

● three high resolution frames from the submitted entry in .jpg format at the maximum resolution available (minimum resolution 1920x1080 px)

● film abstract

4. Language

Films will be accepted with audio in any language and all the films must have english subtitles (subtitles could be rendered directly in the film or in .srt format).

5. How

To participate you must submit your video on platform www.filmfreeway.com

Registration will be open from 20th July 2024 (0h00 CET) to 30th September 2024 (23h59 CET).

The shortlisted films will be revealed within 31st October 2024. It will be published on the website www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com and communicated by email to the selected participants. The decision of the shortlisted films is indisputable.

6. Copyrights

Submitting the film participants accept to declare that the film submitted is their own and that its public screening rights have not been transferred to third parties. Participants assume all liability for any claim or demand by third parties, administrative, judicial or of other nature, concerning intellectual property or screening rights of the submitted film. Film submission implies that participants hold all necessary rights to publicly screen the entered film and are authorized to enter the competition and as such to present their film at Venice Architecture Film Festival 5th edition and hereby grant said rights to ArchiTuned, for both competition submission and the film screening at the Festival.

Regarding screening of the films submitted during Venice Architecture Film Festival, while ownership of the intellectual property of the work is guaranteed, there will be no screening fee.

Participants grant, free of charge, the screening and usage of their work for promotional purposes even in future editions of the Festival. They also grant access and usage of their films, free of charge, on all media platforms and in any form (print and online) including the websites www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com and www.archituned.com. This does not imply, in any form whatsoever, loss of copyright of the submitted film on behalf of the participant.

Screening of the entire film on the website www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com  and on the website www.archituned.com is possible by prior arrangement between ArchiTuned and the Participant. Venice Architecture Film Festival and ArchiTuned therefore acquire exhibition and screening rights free of charge on any media and platform, while ownership of intellectual property of the work is guaranteed.

7. Jury Selection

A qualified jury of film and architecture film experts will select the winning film among the entries. The jury's decision cannot be disputed and is not admitted ex-aequo.

The award will be given to the registered author of the film.

Participation in the award ceremony is not compulsory.

8. Award

The winner of the “Venice Architecture Film Festival 2024 - Adaptations” will receive a special laurel as winner of the Festival 5th edition. 

In addition the winner will receive 200 euros, all taxes included.

At the end of the competition, the authors of the selected films will receive a laurel of participation to the competition.

The first five films will be featured and presented in the programme of the Venice Architecture Film Festival.

9. Competition Calendar

Please register and submit the works from the first days to avoid unexpected delays.

Call for submissions 20th July – 30th September (24H00 CET) 2024

Selected finalist’s announcement within 31st October 2024

Competition winner announcement 14th November 2024

The winner will be contacted by email and will be announced on the website www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com.

10. Where

The first five films will be featured and presented in the programme of the Venice Architecture Film Festival at Cinema Rossini in Venice, Italy.

The Venice Architecture Film Festival reserves the right to skip screenings in case of unexpected events.

11. When

From the 12th November till 14th November 2024, following the programme here below:

12th November - 5th and 4th finalists

13th November - 3rd and 2nd finalists

14th November - Winner

12. Questions

For any questions please email: info@archituned.com

13. Privacy

For the purpose of promoting the Contest, personal data will be processed in accordance with Law 31/12/1996 No. 675 and EU Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (in force in all European Union countries as of May 25, 2018) and according to subsequent amendments and additions. Data may be transferred outside the European Union, including to countries where the level of protection of personal data may be lower than that guaranteed by European legislation. However, such transfer will be in accordance with the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission in Decision No. 2010/87 / EC.

14. Advice

Venice Architecture Film Festival and ArchiTuned will not be responsible for unexpected events that could impede or postpone the Festival and its activities, such as the screening of the films or the jury’s work.

By submitting your film to the Competition, you declare and attest that you have read, understood, and accepted these rules and guidelines.

Films

1. Theme

Climate change, geopolitical changes, new information and building technologies make it crucial to adapt our lifestyles, our cities, our logistics systems, our buildings to give us the possibility to live as communities today and in the future.

The shortage of energy, water scarcity, depleting natural resources, the increasing global population, and the continuous rise of people living in urban areas are all phenomena that will require our places to adapt to new needs, whether natural or social.

Cities have become particularly vulnerable to climate impacts, such as rising temperatures, flooding, and storms. Geopolitical changes contribute to the migration of people from one land to another. Borders are becoming increasingly impenetrable, and migratory flows are marked by disparities and inequalities. Rich countries close themselves off, poor countries sell themselves out, populations mix, and societies change.

Cities must change, they must become adaptable accordions and, through the latest technologies, create systems that improve the quality of life of citizens.

Smart cities use technologies that allow for the monitoring and management of various consumptions.

Adapting to all these changes requires collaboration between governments, communities and individuals. It requires investment in research and development, along with forward-looking policies that can create places that are sustainable today and adaptable to new needs tomorrow.

Over the decades, we have tried hard to fight this, we have created a world that, perhaps pretended, told us about sustainable spaces, places, societies and living together. In the last two years, all this has been overwhelmed.

We experience the effects of climate change on a daily basis, geopolitical upheavals are the order of the day, advanced technologies rewrite the way we work, travel and live on a daily basis.

In all this, will humanity, which has always had the ability to rethink itself, revolutionizing previous models and shaping nature to new needs, succeed in redesigning new models of sustainable living? Is adaptation the new model of life?

2. Who

Participation is open to filmmakers, producers above the age of 18 from all backgrounds and nationalities.

The following are excluded from participation: members of the jury (permanent or temporary), members of the board and those who were involved in the drafting of this open call.

 

3. What

All films should reflect the 2024 "Adaptations” edition and theme of the Venice Architecture Film Festival and address contemporary architecture in its broadest sense, as described in paragraph 1. THEME and have preferably a minimum length of 45 minutes.

All films will be considered but preferably those produced after 2019.

All films must be submitted by 30th June 2023, strictly in digital format and specifically in MP4 format with H.264 encoding. This will be the only accepted format.

All uploads must be accompanied by:

● director’s name

● production company

● three high resolution frames from the submitted entry in .jpg format at the maximum resolution available (minimum resolution 1920x1080 px)

● film abstract

There is a fee of 50 euros to pay for each film submitted. The fee payment will be possible via Paypal on FilmFreeway platform. Please follow the instructions on filmfreeway.com

 

4. Language

Films will be accepted with audio in any language and all the films must have english subtitles (subtitles could be rendered directly in the film or in .srt format).

 

5. How

To participate you must submit your film on platform filmfreeway.com

Registration will be open from 20th July 2024 (0h00 CET) to 30th September 2024 (23h59 CET).

The shortlisted films will be revealed within 31st October 2024. It will be published on the website www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com and communicated by email to the selected participants.

The festival selection and programming committee will decide, internally, whether these works participate in the festival and how. The decision of the shortlisted films is indisputable.

 

6. Fee

There is a fee of 50 euros to pay for each film submitted. The fee payment will be possible via Paypal on filmfreeway platform. Please follow the instructions on filmfreeway.com

 

7. Copyrights

Submitting the film participants accept to declare that the film submitted is their own and that its public screening rights have not been transferred to third parties. Participants assume all liability for any claim or demand by third parties, administrative, judicial or of other nature, concerning intellectual property or screening rights of the submitted film. Film submission implies that participants hold all necessary rights to publicly screen the entered film and are authorized to enter the competition and as such to present their film at Venice Architecture Film Festival 5th edition and hereby grant said rights to ArchiTuned, for both competition submission and the film screening at the Festival.

Regarding screening of the films submitted during Venice Architecture Film Festival, while ownership of the intellectual property of the work is guaranteed, there will be no screening fee.

Participants grant, free of charge, the screening and usage of their work for promotional purposes even in future editions of the Festival. They also grant access and usage of their films, free of charge, on all media platforms and in any form (print and online) including the websites venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com and archituned.com. This does not imply, in any form whatsoever, loss of copyright of the submitted film on behalf of the participant.

Screening of the entire film on the website www.venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com  and on the website archituned.com is possible by prior arrangement between ArchiTuned and the Participant. Venice Architecture Film Festival and ArchiTuned therefore acquire exhibition and screening rights free of charge on any media and platform, while ownership of intellectual property of the work is guaranteed.

 

8. Jury Selection

A qualified jury of film and architecture film experts will select the winning film among the entries. The jury's decision cannot be disputed and is not admitted ex-aequo.

The award will be given to the registered author of the film.

Participation in the award ceremony is not compulsory.

 

9. Award

The winner of the “Venice Architecture Film Festival 2024 - Adapations” will receive a special laurel as winner of the Festival 5th edition.

In addition the winner of the category shortfilm will receive 200 euros, all taxes included.

The winner of the category film will receive 500 euros, all taxes included.

At the end of the competition, the authors of the selected films will receive a laurel of participation to the competition.

The first five films will be featured and presented in the programme of the Venice Architecture Film Festival.

 

10. Competition Calendar

Please register and submit the works from the first days to avoid unexpected delays.

Call for submissions 20th July –30th September (24H00 CET) 2024

Selected finalist’s announcement within 31st October 2024

Competition winner announcement 14th November 2024

The winner will be contacted by email and will be announced on the website venicearchitecturefilmfestival.com.

 

11. Where

The Venice Architecture Film Festival will take place at Cinema Rossini in Venice.

Venice Architecture Film festival reserves the right to skip screenings in case of unexpected events.

 

12. When

From the 12th November till 14th November 2024

 

13. Questions

For any questions please email: info@archituned.com

 

14. Privacy

For the purpose of promoting the Contest, personal data will be processed in accordance with Law 31/12/1996 No. 675 and EU Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (in force in all European Union countries as of May 25, 2018) and according to subsequent amendments and additions. Data may be transferred outside the European Union, including to countries where the level of protection of personal data may be lower than that guaranteed by European legislation. However, such transfer will be in accordance with the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission in Decision No. 2010/87 / EC.

 

15. Advice

Venice Architecture Film Festival and ArchiTuned will not be responsible for unexpected events that could impede or postpone the Festival and its activities, such as the screening of the films or the jury’s work.

By submitting your film to the Competition, you declare and attest that you have read, understood, and accepted these rules and guidelines.

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