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AS FILM FESTIVAL - Animation Now! contest

Animation Now! is a special Event of AS FILM FESTIVAL (AsFF), the first international film and visual art festival managed by people with Asperger Syndrome. 

Animation Now! is a special Event of AS FILM FESTIVAL (AsFF), the first international film and visual art festival managed by people with Asperger Syndrome. ASFF was born as a follow-up of a wider program, started up by Not Equal Association in 2008, and based on the idea of using cinema as a tool for social inclusion. AsFF is unique because it is not a festival about autism, but a film festival made by people with autism. For this reason (this is our claim) “it is equal to the others festivals, but different."

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a) ANIMATION NOW! is a special Event of AS Film Festival, the first film festival managed by people with Asperger Syndrome. It was conceived by the Not Equal association.

b) The 2017’s edition of the ASFF will be held in Rome on November at MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts. In the following months, the festival will be on tour in some Italian cities (ASFF OnTheRoad).

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ANIMATION NOW! is a competitive section of the festival specifically dedicated to Animation. All shorts made in the last year (starting from January 2016) can participate to the festival. All the films must not be longer than 15 minutes.

Non-Italian speaking films submitted to ASFF must be subtitled at least in English. A subtitle file in a standard format (srt, sub, ass) is requested.

Every author is entitled to present no more than 3 films.

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Submission is free. The authors can register for the festival through FILMFREEWAY.

c) August 01 2017 is the deadline for sign up.

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The selection of competing works is handled by the festival’s Artistic Direction, of which judgment is undisputable. Authors of the selected works must make an effort to produce the necessary materials to promote themselves and their films (high quality video, pictures of the set, pictures of the director). Said materials will be used to print the official catalogue and day-to-day schedule, as well as publishing photographs and relevant news concerning the selected films and directors themselves. Again, it’s all for the sake of both the festival’s and the individual author’s promotion. 
Authors authorize the organization of the festival to use clips (up to one minute) from their shorts for promotional reasons.

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Jury and Awards 
The works will be judged by a jury selected by the festival’s board and it will be composed by journalists, critics, directors and various field professionals. Among the selected works will be awarded: 

The organization reserves the right to confer special prizes and mentions.

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Your Works for Cultural Purposes

the organization reserves the right to project some of the selected films, without commercial benefits, in the context of possible culturally and socially oriented activities aimed to promote the festival itself.

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The Authors’ Responsibility

Organization is not to be held responsible for any damages, losses, costs and related issues of any nature concerning the content of the selected films, its projection, publication and the possible non-abiding of the enlisted rules from the author’s part. 
The subscription of a film, along with a sent copy, imply the full acceptance of said rules from the author’s part. In case of complications outside of the established regulations, the festival’s Artistic Direction (of which decisions are undisputable) will take charge of the problem. Eventual complaints will be redirected to the (Roma) Italian Tribunal House.

Art 8 - Acceptance of the Regulations 
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the regulations.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 3:30pm to Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:30pm
Submission Deadline 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:45pm
via giuseppe martucci 30
00199 roma RM