The World Festival of Creativity in Schools
International Competition Finals
Sanremo 3 – 6 May 2023
Theme “Free Topic”
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Conditions of Entry
The “International School Movie Festival” supports creativity and visual arts education.
During the finals of the “International School Movie Festival” in Sanremo, the authors of the movies selected will be able to make a short presentation of their work. A meeting / debate, student finalists and teachers, with one or more experts in the sector may also be organized.
Theme: “Free Topic”
- The entry fee of € 230 for each work presented.
Schools, cultural associations of youth, religious or other types of youth clubs can compete by entering a short movie:
- A spot (maximum 1 minute)
- A short movie (max 15 minutes)
produced by the students (under 20 years old) with the participation of teachers from the school attended and eventually with the collaboration of external agents.
Schools will be divided into the following categories:
A – Pre-schools and Primary Schools
B – Lower Secondary Schools
C – Upper Secondary Schools
D – Special section – Schools of Cinema, cultural associations of youth, religious or other types of youth clubs.
The movies can be in Italian, English, Spanish, French or German.
No advertising by the school or the association can be enclosed in the movies.
Each school or association can participate with one or one of both (spot and short movie)
Works not in Italian should be subtitled in Italian or English.
How to enter
Schools wishing to enter the competition must submit two copies of the film produced to :
“KISMET SRL – GEF- International School Movie Festival”- Via Roma, 166 -18038 Sanremo – Italy, within February 28, 2023.
All works entered must be accompanied by:
- A completed registration form.
- A list of names of the group/class who produced the work as in Art.2
- A photo of the entire group/class who produced the work
- Proof of payment of
- The entry fee of € 230 for each work presented
Entry fees must be paid to:
UniCredit – Sanremo
Beneficiary: KISMET srl
Causal: Deposit for School Movie Festival
IBAN: IT 59 G 02008 49090 000010138260
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1D05
No other payment methods accepted, no credit cards.
Films entered may be in the following formats: CD or DVD and two copies must be submitted for each work.
A panel of experts appointed by GEF’s Committee, will select and short-list films for the Sanremo finals and as well as selecting the winning films.
Every finalist school has to be present in Sanremo during GEF’s finals, accommodation prices and conditions on site www.gef.it
Screening of finalist films
Each finalist movie will be screened in Sanremo during the final stages of GEF.
GEF’s organizing committee will not accept any liability for work submitted using faulty materials or in different formats than those requested.
Prizes will be given to the winners of each section and the absolute winner will receive the prestigious “School Creativity Award”
The jury reserves the right to select winners in one or more sections, award two or more winners in the same section and/or award other prizes.
The panel’s decisions are final.
The winning schools will receive their prizes in Sanremo during one of the final performances of GEF 2023.
A winner not attending the event cannot claim for their prizes later on.
All finalist schools will receive GEF’s participating certificate.
All materials received will remain the property of GEF. Videos will not be returned, as they will go into our archives of the event for artistic and cultural purposes.
Entrants with the admitted works qualified for the finals will be notified by March 12, 2023 and have to confirm in writing, by email or registered mail/letter by March 17, 2023, enclosing all forms completely filled in received with our confirm.
- A) a) SIAE card, copyrights;
- B) Specification for SIAE when the work is without copyright fees. Schools admitted to the competition finals whose work/s are not subject to SIAE copyright payments, must state so in writing by sending a letter of authorization to the organizing committee.
- C) hotel accommodation form filled in (the payment of the whole stay in Sanremo within March 24, 2023);
- D) a complete name list of all the participants.
The lack of confirmation within March 17, 2023 from a school or an association may be the cause of exclusion.
GEF may require to sign a release agreement, thus reserving the right to record and/or broadcast the event in its entirety or in part, using any medium (print, photography, radio, television, audio-visual etc.). GEF may also choose to accompany the event with one or more promotion or publicity, without owing any payments to anyone, or to any participants.
GEF ask to receive the privacy forms filled in and signed.
Every school and association have to send Consent forms according to UE regulations n.679/2016 (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation.
All entrants and each school taking part in the competition finals in Sanremo will undertake to pay for its own board and lodgings, For reasons of organization and event management, finalists, accompanying adults and/or anyone spending nights in Sanremo while taking part in GEF 2023, will need to stay at least two nights and book through GEF choosing accommodation from our price list on the website gef.it, in order to gain accreditation and be able to take part in the competition finals. (minimum three nights for schools participating in Theatre and Musical).
Each school admitted to the finals will be sent a booking-form by the booking organization outlining modes of payment.
Considering the thousands of bookings processed during the previous edition of GEF, early bookings are highly recommended.
All official participants in GEF’s final stages will receive GEF’s gadgets.
All finalist will be entered into the official GEF bilingual (Italian/English) festival programme.
A final performance will take place on Saturday 7 May 2023, at Teatro Ariston, with performances and a GEF award presentation to the assigned winners of the music, dance and fashion competitions. Also other competition winners will receive their awards. During the evening the winner of the prestigious prize “Global Education Award” will also receive their award, which is the only international education prize awarded each year to persons and associations who through their thoughts, words and actions, have fostered the growth and development of education.
GEF reserves the right to record and/or film and/or broadcast the event in its entirety or in part, using any medium (print, photography, radio, television, audio-visual, internet, etc.) and to accompany the event with one or more promotion or publicity, without owing any payments to anyone including all participants.
GEF ask to receive the privacy forms filled in and signed.
The competition finals in Sanremo may undergo some changes due to technical or organizational factors, however these will be communicated forthwith to all interested parties.
All works received will remain the property of GEF. GEF reserves the right to publish or used them in other shows without owing any payments to anyone including all participants.
GEF’s Organizing Committee, the promoting association and the company providing technical support will not accept any liability for personal or material injuries or accidents occurring while travelling or during the Festival.
Anyone taking part in the event is expected to have read and understood the conditions set by these regulations and to accept them unconditionally. Participation to the event also implies that each participant explicitly agrees to allow GEF to access its archives and process all personal data provided, according to UE regulations n.679/2016 (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation.