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Soulplace Film Festival

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A festival straight into
the incredible Abruzzo National Park

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Opi Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world. It takes place in the small town of Opi (in the middle of Abruzzo National Park, Italy) and its purpose is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.

We accept films of all genres and also shorts. Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony.

PLACE

Located in a splendid natural amphitheater, Opi still retains the characteristics of an ancient medieval village.

The seventeenth-century palace, the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta and the chapel of San Giovanni Battista, built in the Baroque era, are just some of the symbolic places of the small urban center to discover.

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Years Running

2


Opening Date

Aug 10, 2023

Notification Date

Jul 16, 2024

Jul 26, 2024

Event Date

VENUE

Associazione Pro Loco
50 Via S. Giovanni
Opi, Abruzzo 67030

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Awards & Prizes

Rules & Terms

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Narrative Short
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Soundtrack
Best First Time Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Special Jury Prize

Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world and its purpose is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.

We want to support as many filmmakers as possible, all over the world, motivating them to always improve, always give their best and never stop dreaming.
The event involves not only filmmakers and the public, but also the whole territory as well.

We accept films of all genres and also shorts, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction) or animation.

Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony.
*All winners will receive an official laurel and a free ready for print certificate.

By submitting your film, you declare to know and accept that we can promote some of the films by uploading the trailers and/or teasers or posters and production stills and so you allow us to use them for free, for promotional purpose. However the films will never be available online.

Submission fees cover administration costs and therefore they are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

We do not accept:
- poor standards or amateur movies (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD);
- movies involving politics or promoting political agenda;
- extremist or propaganda content movies, either religious or political organizations.

Winners

2024

Best Narrative Feature, Unfounded, Hiroaki Yanagi

Best Documentary,, World War II: the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon,, Christian Wehrle

2023

Best Narrative Feature, Ujan Story, Shahram Badakhshan Mehr

Best Documentary, Into the Mist, Sachin Ghimire & Gaurab KC

Best Animation, The Pearl (lets-make-peace), Abdollah Alimorad

Best Narrative Short, Remember Its Flight, Sasan Golfar

Best Director, The Wild Olive Tree, Kamel Azouz

Best Cinematography, The Librarian, Hasan Kılıç

Best Editing, Chennai Diaries, Harish Gokul

Best Original Soundtrack, 1984, Ardavan Mirani

Best First Time Director, Curettage, Sepideh Ghavami

Best Screenplay, The Young Mozart, Ali Moazen

Special Jury Prize, Pestis Muliebris - Stories of Female Resilience, Vittorio Caratozzolo, Luca Nicolini & Class 2A (22-23)

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