Extract from the Contest Rules

The Bariatric Center of Excellence at the Sapienza University of Rome, Complex Operative Unit (UOC) General Surgery – in partnership with the City of Latina, “Amici Obesi” non-profit organization, AILO – Italian Association for the Fight Against Obesity, and Villa Miralago – Eating Behavior Health Center – announce the third “Filmdipeso” Award dedicated to short films and short documentaries. The Festival aims to promote correct eating habits, as well as to increase public awareness of the issues that living with obesity and eating disorders. The Festival also aims to disclose the social, psychological and interpersonal impact on teenagers and adults.

The Festival begins on April 5, 2019 (3:30 – 8:00 p.m.) with the first short film screening session and continues, with the second screening session on April 6, 2019 (3:30 – 9:00 p.m.) and will be followed by the award ceremony.

The Festival will take place at the Oxer Cinema, located in via Mario Lauro Pietrosanti, 124 – Latina, Italy.

Registration Form

Festival submission and participation fee is 8 euros. Applicants will also have to pay for shipping costs. The selection will only consider applicants who sent their registration form at:

Conditions of participation

Submission forms (see the attached document) must be sent to the aforementioned email address and must include the following material:

  • the Registration Form, which must be duly filled and signed (penalty of exclusion), available online at www.filmdipeso.it;
  • photocopy of personal ID or passport;
  • link to a streaming copy of the movie available on YouTube or Vimeo;
  • short synopsis;
  • director’s notes;
  • brief CV of the director (only if he/she is a professional);

Synopsis and director’s CV may be used to promote the event. Participants automatically authorize “Filmdipeso” Short Film Festival to screen the selected films, free of charge.