International Scientific
TV, Film and AV Media Festival
Milano, 22nd -28th March 2010
1. Introduction
Vedere la Scienza Festival will take place in Milan from the 22nd to the 28th of March
All sorts of informational, educational and promotional scientific and technological
documentaries, dramas, films and audiovisuals will be eligible, with the exception of
material designed for technical and professional training.
Both previously exhibited (broadcast or off-air release) and unreleased materials are
admitted. The works must have been produced after the 1st of January, 2008.
2. Categories
The following will be eligible:
A - Television drama and docu-drama;
B - Documentaries for television or/and for home video distribution;
C - Documentaries developed by public or private science museums, science centres,
scientific institutes, research centers and universities, academies, schools;
D - Videos for web, web TV and videophones;
E - Commercials and promotional videos.
3. Applicants
Televisions and media production companies, independent producers, research
institutes and universities, museums, academies and schools, organizations and
agencies will be entitled to enter one or more works. A form must be attached to each
entry, using the enclosed template. Application is free of charge.
4. Language and format
Wherever possible, works should be submitted in one of the Festival’s two official
languages (Italian and English). However, material in other languages will be accepted
as well. The Festival organizers shall provide Italian and English translations via
subtitles or a simultaneous translation service.
Betacam SP or Digital (PAL) are the preferable submission formats. MiniDV, DV,
DVCam, HDV are also accepted. DVDs (PAL, Region 2) will be accepted only if
compatible with high quality cinematographic projection.
5. Pre-selection and selection
A pre-selection of applications will be performed by the Scientific Committee. The works
presented at the Festival shall then be assessed by an international Jury made up of
scientists, science communication specialists and film and media executives.
Screenings will be open to the general public and admission will be free of charge.
Sessions will feature presentations and comments.
6. Submission deadlines
All entries must be submitted together with the enclosed application form and be
received by the 30th of December, 2009 at:
Vedere la Scienza Festival
Dipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Brera, 28 - 20121 Milano - Italy
e-mail: [email protected]
Application forms can be sent either by e-mail (preferable) or by ordinary mail.
The following should be enclosed with the application form:
- three distinctive pictures (prints, slides or high-resolution digital pictures) to be
used for the Festival catalogue and for promotion;
- a script in the original language plus a translation - if available - into English or
Italian, including dialogue and any narration/voice over.
The submitted works must also be received at the above-mentioned address by the 30th
of December, 2009. The submitted material will not be returned.
7. Promotion
The Festival organizers shall be entitled to use pictures and footage from the selected
material to promote the event.
8. Awards
The Jury will assign an award for each category. The Jury reserves the right to assign
special mentions and awards to particularly significant works.
9. Subsequent use of submitted material
The Festival organizers will keep the submitted works in their archives for the
educational purpose of showing them again during later editions of Vedere la Scienza
Festival or for other educational purposes. The entrance to the screenings is free of
10. Acceptance
Entry of a production to the Festival implies acceptance of all the clauses of these
For further information please contact:
Vedere la Scienza Festival
Dipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Brera 28 - 20121 Milano - Italy
tel +39 02 50314680 - fax +39 02 50314686
e-mail: [email protected]
The Festival is organized by:
International Scientific
TV, Film and AV Media Festival
Milano, 22nd-28th March 2010
Original title
English title (if different)
Scientific advisor
Produced by (Person and/or Company)
Distributed by (e.g. Broadcaster)
Name, title, address, telephone number and e-mail of contact person (for communications
regarding participation in the Festival and assigning of awards)
Year of production and lenght
Authors’ C.V.
Synopsis (approximately 1,500 characters including spaces)
Please send by the 30th of December, 2009 by e-mail or ordinary mail, together with script and
pictures, to:
Vedere la Scienza Festival
Dipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Brera 28 - 20121 Milano - Italy
tel +39 02 50314680 - fax +39 02 50314686
e-mail: [email protected]
* Please enter full address, Web site
** The Festival organizers reserve the right to make all synopses consistent with the catalogue

International Scientific TV, Film and AV Media Festival