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 2019 or 2020 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
Special mention to the most significant entry concerning the relationship between humankind and Nature, with a particular focus on the valorisation of ancient crafts and traditions that have fallen into disuse and which, in a world continuously evolving and increasingly industrialised, could promote production modes more respectful of the environment and landscape, in line with the contemporary cultural climate inspired by a sustainable and circular economy.
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 10th, 2020, 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