Deadline: 31 March 2018
Call for entries

Laterale Film Festival

LATERALE FILM FESTIVAL is an international non competitive Film Festival of cinematic art organized by Associazione Culturale Kamen. The aim of the project is to enhance the most innovative aspects of audio-visual languages of the contemporary world and to reduce the distance between artistic research and public involvement. Particular attention will be paid to young and independent filmmakers and to self-made no-budget works, as result of their own individual search. The second edition of LATERALE FILM FESTIVAL will take place in Cosenza (Southern Italy) at Cinema San Nicola from June 11th to 13th 2018. The Festival promotes a free and stimulating common ground of sharing, that shows what usually is neglected or rejected, result of the distance from the conventional way to do and to interpret the Cinema. A space that breaks down barriers and preconceived notions, type-approval and standardisation, a space that looks forward to developing into an artistic laboratory where you can choose now the Cinema of the future.


– Shorts of all genres, style and narrative form are allowed, realised from the 1st of January 2016.
– The short films must have a maximum length of 20 minutes (with credits).
– The submission must be made online by using the following platforms: Filmfreeway, Festhome, Movibeta.
– The submission fee for each film is 6 USD. Each author can participate with a maximum of three works.
– In no case the submission fee can be paid back; it has to be considered a contribution to the Associazione Culturale Kamen for the realization of Laterale Film Festival.
– The works’ selection will be made by the Festival Artistic Direction and will have to remain confidential until the announcement of the program.
– The works will have to be sent no later than the 31th of March 2018.
– Once selected the short films cannot be retired from the festival.
– Some of the selected workframes might be used for promotional purposes of the festival.
– The selected shorts will join the records of the Laterale Film Festival. The organisers commit themselves to use the shorts only for cultural purposes within the Festival itself. Therefore, the works won’t be commercially exploited, to protect the interest of the authors and of the production.
– The participation to the project implies the total acceptation of the present regulation. The Festival’s direction has the final judgement on controversial cases.