A Red Carnation to destroy all forms of limitation.
A Red Carnation to filter emotions and vital energy, beyond the obstacles we face nowadays, heritage that art knows to donate.
A Red Carnation to break walls, letting the curtains bloom.
Cinema and its flow between consciences.

The Structure

The Film Festival is structured into four sections, accepting works of any format and any themes. Section for submission:

  1. International contest for fiction feature film
    (audio-visual works longer than 60 minutes).
  2. Intenational contest for fiction short films
    (audio-visual works under 25 minutes).
  3. International contest for documentaries (any lenght).
  4. International contest for music videos.


For all sections, the members of the jury will be appointed by the Artistic Director of the Festival. People directly involved, at any title, in the production or diffusion of a film participating in the contest, are not eligible.
The jury, whose decision is final, will award the following prizes:

  • Best Feature film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Animation
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Trailer
  • Best Poster
  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Sound
  • Best Screenwriter
  • Best Costume Designer
  • Best Editor
  • Best Production Designer
  • Best VFX
  • Best Make Up
The jury reserves the right to announce special mentions, on the basis of precise grounds defined by the members of the jury.

Rules and Guidelines

The competition is open to movies and documentaries of any genre, produced and filmed in any format. All the film must be subtitled in English. All the film must be registered on the website

Registration and participation of a work to the FIlm Festival implies the total acceptance of the present rules. Cases not covered by the regulation are the responsability of the festival Direction Board.

Usage Rights

When registering, Authors and Producers of the participating films assume the full acceptance and fulfilment of all the contest rules and regulations. The competitors, while remaining holders of all rights concerning their works, recognize the Festival “Garofano Rosso” the right to screen their films free of charge within the Festival “Garofano Rosso” event, and in other cultural events aimed at promoting the Association’s activities. Furthermore, the authors recognize the Festival “Garofano Rosso” the right to use one or more images taken from their works to promote the event and for any other form of communication or activities referred to the Association, with clear evidence of the author. The Festival “Garofano Rosso” claims the right not to publish or show defamatory and obscene texts or works, or deemed as such. The Authors and the Producers, entering the contest, declare to have the right to use any music track and non-original video sequences possibly present in the film. The Festival “Garofano Rosso” is not responsible for any damage or fights and disclaimers by the participating works and their authors. Besides, the authors and their producers grant the Festival “Garofano Rosso” to deal with their personal data according to the law 675/96 (Privacy) and subsequent amendments D.lgs 196/2013 (Privacy Code), also to join Databanks run by the above-mentioned persons. Any controversy will be dealt in Italy, according to the Italian law, under the supervision and responsibility of the competent court in Avezzano.


For any further information about submission, please contact the Festival secretary office at the following e-mail address: