International Award for the Best Short Film, dedicated to the Italian director Ermanno Olmi, with the purpose of promoting of young filmmakers under the age of 30 and their works.
An international award for Best Short Film, dedicated to the late director Ermanno Olmi, to support and promote the works of young filmmakers.
The award is addressed to filmmakers of all nationalities and not older than 30 on the date of the open call deadline. The maximum length of each submission (fiction, documentary or animation) must not exceed 15 minutes. All entries must have been produced in 2020 or 2021. Each filmmaker can submit a single entry.
The competition awards the following:
Ermanno Olmi Award – 1st Prize: € 1200
Ermanno Olmi Award – 2nd Prize: € 500
Ermanno Olmi Award – 3rd Prize: € 300
A special mention will also be assigned to the most significant film dedicated to environmental themes, issues very relevant today and constantly present in Ermanno Olmi’s body of work, including the short film Il Pianeta che ci ospita (Our Host Planet), presented during Expo 2015.
The Ermanno Olmi Award jury is composed as follows: 2 members appointed by the City of Bergamo, 1 member appointed by the Olmi family, 1 member appointed by FIC – Federazione Italiana Cineforum, 1 member appointed by Bergamo Film Meeting Onlus.
The winners’ announcement and award ceremony will be held on December 2nd, 2021, at the Auditorium in Piazza della Libertà, Bergamo, or another suitable venue. Should there be still, on the appointed date, containment measures due to the Covid-19 emergency, the award ceremony and the screening of the finalist films will be broadcast online, on a dedicated streaming platform.
The Ermanno Olmi Award is part of the project