Call for Entries 2023

1) Short films of all genres, styles and narrative forms are allowed, released from January 1st 2021.
2) Films must have a maximum length of 20 minutes (with credits).
3) Films can be exclusively submitted by using Filmfreeway.
4) Six deadlines are provided:
– Inaugural Deadline: October 31st, 2022
– Second Deadline: November 30th, 2022
– Third Deadline: December 31st, 2022
– Fourth Deadline: January 31st, 2023
– Regular Deadline: April 30th, 2023

Extended Deadline: May 31st, 2023
5) In no case the registration fee can be paid back; it has to be considered a contribution to 
Associazione Culturale Laterale for the realization of the event.
6) Films’ selection is curated by the festival artistic direction; the notification of selection has to remain confidential until the announcement of the programme.
7) Once selected, films cannot be withdrawn from the festival.
8) Some frames of the selected films might be used for promotional purposes of the festival.
9) The selected films join the archive of Laterale Film Festival; they are not commercially exploited to protect the interests of the authors and of the production. The organisers commit themselves to use the films only for cultural purposes.
10) The festival’s direction reserves the right to include in the Lateral Selection those films that slightly exceed the scheduled time limits but that can be considered significant for artistic values.
11) The participation to the festival implies the total acceptance of the present regulation. The artistic direction has the final judgement on controversial cases.