IX Edition

The ninth edition of the Prize "Simona Gesmundo" will take place in Cetraro (CS) within the film exhibition "Il fiore d'ogni dove", directed and organized by Matilde Tortora, in association with Laboratorio Sperimentale Giovanni Losardo and with the Association for the Prize "Simona Gesmundo", presided over by Gaetano Gesmundo. A review will take place in next months in Naples.

Admittance to the competition is granted to short animated films of any kind and format of a maximum length of 15 minutes, either published or still unpublished. The works must be sent exclusively in DVD size. Each candidate may present more than 1 piece of work.

The works must be sent by June 15, 2014 (postmark accounts for validity) to this address:

Associazione del Premio Simona Gesmundo
Via Zara 18 Bis - 80143 Napoli (Na)

The materials to be sent are:

  1. a DVD indicating title, author, length and subject
  2. a picture of the film and its director in .jpg format at 150dpi
  3. a script in Italian and English
  4. a film synopsis in Italian and English in no more than 10 lines
  5. application form and release paper
  6. other optional materials

Materials will not be returned; they will be filed in the archives of the Prize "Simona Gesmundo".
The copies of the films shall be sent by Registered Post, Express Mail or Express Courier.

Participation is free.

The postal fees are at the participants' expenses.

The Prize Simona Gesmundo is organized as follows:
Animated short films
- Prize for the best animated short film, "drawing section", awarded by the jury
- Prize for the best animated short film, "digital section", awarded by the jury

The winners will be awarded the "Prize Simona Gesmundo - Il fiore di ogni dove", and given space on a web page with technical chart and interview at www.premiosimonagesmundo.com
[* take note of the release paper at bottom]

The selection panel is formed by Matilde Tortora, Art director of the film exhibition "Il fiore d'ogni dove" and Member of Cinémathèque Française, by Robert Kalman, Member of the UNESCO Executive Committee, by Luigi Di Gianni, film director and university teacher, by Nunziante Valoroso history of animation, by Alfonso Tortora, professor of university of Salerno, by Francesca Villani, film reviewer for Laboratorio G. Losardo, by Flavia Freda, city council member to the Education and i Cultural Assets IV Common Municipality of Naples, by Gaetano Gesmundo president of the Association for the Prize Simona Gesmundo

The jury will distinguish the films in competition from those out of competition, declaring the winners among the selected ones. The decision of the jury is final. The jury has a right to award no prize if works should not have the necessary qualifications.

Participation to the competition implies acceptance of the above regulations in all their points.

Application Form

In the case of more than one author, please fill in a release form for each.

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