SEGNINCORTO – Valle Camonica / Heritage and Landscape

Competition for screenplays and short films on Valle Camonica | 3rd edition

Valle Camonica, a large alpine valley located in northern Italy, has distinctive features of cultural and environmental uniqueness that have allowed it to obtain two important UNESCO awards.

For the 3rd year, Borgo degli Artisti of Bienno (Brescia), in collaboration with Corto e Fieno – Rural Film Festival and with the patronage and support of Comunità Montana of Valle Camonica, promotes the competition for short films “SEGNINCORTO –Valle Camonica / Heritage and landscape”. The competition is dedicated to the memory of Pierfausto Bettoni, inspirer and tireless animator of Borgo degli Artisti.

Participation in the competition section “Video residencies” and in the out of competition section “Segnincorto” is reserved for short films focused on the territory of Valle Camonica in its various expressions.

The competition includes the section “Video residencies” for residency experiences aimed at the production of short films. The screenplays must be sent by May 31st, 2021. The three selected directors will participate in the residency program in the municipality of Cedegolo (Brescia) aimed at the production of the final short film.

Directors who have already shot and produced short films related to Valle Camonica can send their works. The short films will be selected by the jury and, if deemed worthy of note, will be presented out of competition as part of “Segnincorto”. Again, the deadline for sending films is May 31st, 2021.

All useful information and complete rules can be found in the call for entries, which can be downloaded on this page.

This year a new educational offer is born, not only for those wishing to participate in “Video residencies”, but also for all people that might be interested. You can take part in two free online workshops (in Italian language only) have been designed with a focus on storytelling and screenwriting. They are promoted by the organizers in collaboration with Asilo Bianco as part of its Asilo Bianco Academy educational and cultural initiatives. The two meetings will be organized on Google Meet and will see the participation of experts in the field of film writing and screenwriting. Each meeting will begin at 6 pm and will last approximately 90 minutes. The first will be held on Thursday 15th April, the second on Thursday 22nd April.

All information and the program of the two meetings will be shared on the organizers’ websites and social media. To register, please send an email to – you can write to the same email for all questions and requests related to the call for entries.

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