Call for entries for the 2016 edition of


International Documentary Film Festival on Art and Architecture

17 - 21 October 2016 | Casa dell'Architettura (House of Architecture) | Rome, Italy

Video Conversations is a cultural project curated by Art Doc Festival and promoted by the Casa dell'Architettura. The 2016 edition of the Festival will take place in Rome, at the Casa dell'Architettura for 5 days in the month of October 2016 and it will feature the best documentary productions in cinema and television from 2013 to the present.

The Festival is divided into two sections:

1. ART

This section comprehends documentaries produced all over the world between 2013 and today on the theme of visual arts. Documentaries featured in this section portray painting, sculpture, photography, performing art, art installations, land art, graphic, design, new trends in contemporary art, great exponents in the arts and their exhibitions, restorations, events, inquiries and historical investigations on art.


This section comprehends documentaries produced all over the world between 2013 and today on architecture. Documentaries featured in this section portray architecture, design, city planning, restorations, monuments, churches, museums, palaces, cities, neighborhoods, contemporary and historical constructions, restorations, landscaping, architectural installations, biographies of architects and archival footage on the art of building and rebuilding.

Participants are kindly requested to specify for which section they are submitting their film. The selecting committee reserves the right to move any of the submitted films from one section to another.

During the last evening a jury of experts will award a prize for best documentary in each section. In addition, the Italian architecture magazine “Progetti” and the company Ceramiche Appia Nuova, sponsor of the event, will award a special prize too.

Art Doc Festival, in collaboration with the House of Architecture, will contact some of the most influential names in the world of entertainment and culture to introduce the films along with directors and producers.

All the documentaries received through this call for entries will be kept in the Art Doc Festival's archive and will be available to scholars and experts who can view them by appointment in the office of the association.


Art Doc Festival will only accept documentaries produced between 2013 and today featuring the content specified above.

International films must provide subtitling in Italian or in English. If subtitled in English, we also require dialogue transcripts.

The Festival is organized and curated by the cultural, non-profit association Art Doc Festival. The payment of a registration fee is NOT requested and, at the same time, will be NOT payed any screening fee for the projection of the entered films during the evenings of the Festival.

To partecipate in Video Conversations, by June 15, 2016 is required:

1. To fill out every part of the application form, following the described procedure, making sure to save it and print it. Then is necessary to send a paper copy of the application form, fully filled out and signed by the copyright owner to our address:

Art Doc Festival

Via della Madonna dei Monti, 25

00184 Rome (RM) - ITALY

2. To send the file of the film (.mov; .avi; .mp4 format) or the link to download it to our email address:


ito send two PAL STANDARD DVD copies of the film to our address:

Art Doc Festival

Via della Madonna dei Monti, 25

00184 Rome (RM) - ITALY

3. To send two high resolution pictures related to the film (jpg, 300 dpi) to our email address:

By entering the contest each individual filmmaker or producer is responsible for the content of his work and warrants that the grant of this licence will not infringe the copyright (sound or picture) or any other rights whatsoever of any third party. By applying the review the participants explicitly allows the use of sound and video materials.

Art Doc Festival may also show short clips or images from the submitted entries on television news, broadcasts and in all kind of promotion and communications activities related to the review. Copyright's owners also authorize further showings of their works without any charge for non-profit purposes.

The subscriber declares that all the submitted information are true and allows their use for promotional and communication purposes related to the review (catalogue, website, social networks, press releases, etc.).

Both the admitted and the non-admitted titles will NOT be returned to the film senders, as they will remain for good in the Art Doc Festival archive for documentary purposes. They will not be used for commercial purposes and could be seen within the archive for free.

Signing in the entry form implies full acceptance of all the terms and conditions. These rules are considered part of the application form and must be signed and attached to it.

In case of controversy, the Court of Roma will have jurisdiction.

Should there be any interpretation problems of terms and conditions, the Italian version will be considered as final. Personal information will be dealt according to the terms of Law no. 675 of 31/12/1996 and following changes and additions.


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