The Selection Committee of the Avvantura Film Festival is exclusively in charge of the following sections of the Official Selection: Competition, Out of Competition. The Selection Committee decides which category a film can participate in.

For feature films applying to Classics at the Adria, please send an email to

Only feature films that meet the following conditions may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection:
• Films that have been produced during the twelve months preceding the Festival
• Films whose distribution is limited to their country of origin
• Films that have not been presented at any international motion picture event are prefered.
• Films that have not been shown on the Internet or released on DVD.

In order to be selected as a feature film, your film must be more than 60 minutes long.
The Avvantura Film Festival does not accept films with a duration of between 15 and 60 minutes.
Films with a duration of under 15 minutes can be presented to the Selection of short films.

The registration deadline is June 10th, 2017. (By this date, the registration form below must have been filled out and validated).
One of the accepted formats submitted for selection must be received by the Festival no later than June 14th, 2017.

Irrespective of the equipment used for shooting the film (mini DV, super 8, 35mm…), only the following will be accepted for the preselection:

• 35mm film print
• DCP (Digital Cinema Package): Server JPEG 2000 (model DOREMI DCP 2K4)
The server reads only JPEG 2000 files. Available connections: CRU bay, e-Sata, USB.
Once your submission is complete, contact the Film Department for the server certificate and for details of how to send your KDM.
• Beta SP (Pal, NTSC) or Digital Beta (Pal, NTSC)
• Blu-ray Disc + 1 standard DVD (if you send a Blu-ray you must also send us a standard DVD of the film).
• DVD (Standard)

Please send your film once only and in one format only.

N.B. It is possible to present a working copy of the film. When filling out the entry form, please state if your submission is the final version or a working version. Submission of a working copy does not allow for later submission of a final copy.

The Selection Committee will accept films:
•WITHOUT subtitles IF the original language is French or English.
•WITH French or English subtitles for all other original languages.

HDCAM / DCP / BETA / DVD / Blu-ray: they must be sent by mail directly to the Film Department at the Festival office (please note the address at the end of the entry form). If are sent through an express parcel service your package should read “For cultural purposes only” and “No commercial value”. For any materials sent by express parcel service, payment for delivery must have been made in full, including any duty and taxes. Otherwise, the Festival reserves the right not to accept the package.
It is also possible to make delivery in person or by courier. (Please check our office hours in advance.)

35mm film print: According to the sender’s instructions, the print is returned to the sender through the Festival’s shipping agent.
The return transport costs are borne by the producer or by the return consignee for the print. The total invoice (transport, screening, etc.) must be paid upon arrival of the print in order for us to release the print once the Selection Committee has screened it.
Other screening materials: Following the screening, the various materials received are not returned to the sender by the Festival. (Note however that materials may be picked up directly from the Festival offices until August 16th 2017.)

You will be contacted before the official press conference, which will take place towards mid-July.
You must supply us either with a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), a JPEG 2000 file or a 35mm print.
The Film Department will send you all the necessary information on time, but only if your film is selected.



► To submit a film, please complete the application form on the registration website.

Final submission of the form implies acceptance of the Regulations and Preselection conditions of the Festival de Cannes 2017.