Submission to the ARES International Competition is free and open to all Italian and foreign video makers who have come of age. In competition short and long films – experimental, animation, art-videos, documentaries, etc – are eligible, except for fiction that will not be considered.

ARES International Competition has original selection criteria. In fact, the competition does not draw a distinction among film genres because we believe that an artistic work, whichever of the “forms” is used to make it, should be assessed for its quality, its value, the idea that generated it, the innovative language that it uses to speak to the world.

For this reason, the competition does not foresee specific genre awards, but cross awards aiming to bring out the character of innovation, originality, analytical ability and social significance of the different works included in it (Award for “Best Film”; Award for “Best Analysis of Contemporary Age”; Award for “Best work on Social Responsibility”; Award for “Best Innovative Language”).

Submissions for the 8th ARES Film & Media Festival are now open!


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Registration for the ARES International Competition is free and open to all authors of Italian or foreign origin who have reached the age of majority. Experimental short films and feature films, animation, video art, documentaries, etc., can take part in the Competition, with the exception of fiction that will not be taken into consideration.


The ARES International Competition presents completely original selection criteria.


In fact, we chose not to make a gender distinction between the participating films because we believe that a work, whatever the “form” through which it is made explicit, must be evaluated for its quality, its value, the idea that has generated, the language with which he is able to speak to the world.


For these reasons, there are no specific prizes for each category, but transversal awards (Best Film Award, Best Cinematographic Film Innovation Award, Best Contemporary Interpretation Award Prize, Best Accountability Award) Social) that aim to bring out the characteristics of innovation, originality, analytical capacity and social significance of the various works in competition.


Registration for the 6th edition of ARES Film & Media Festival is open!


Announcement deadline and registration deadline: 24 May 2014

Download the complete announcement, including the registration form, of ARES Film & Media Festival 2014 – VI Edition 2014