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LampedusaInFestival / July 19th to 23rd 2013, Lampedusa

The cultural association Askavusa presents

Lampedusa In Festival - V Edition
“The encounter with the Other" - Festival of migration and recovery of oral history A competition for filmmakers in Lampedusa from July 19th to 23rd 2013

The main objective of the event is to stimulate the discussion on migration. The backbone of the LampedusaInFestival is both to promote values such as acceptance, dialogue, and diversity, and to critique the issues that force thousands of people to leave their homeland. We decided to use cinema as it's a powerful instrument that can cast light on other cultures; a tool that can raise awareness and help improve society. Film can preserve memories, and tell the stories through which human beings analyze, decode and understand global phenomena.

2. INTRODUCTION The theme of the festival is Migrate: the reasons behind a 'choice'
This year the LampedusaInFestival would like to explore the reasons that force millions of human beings to leave their own countries and move somewhere else. What are the motivations Western countries attribute to this phenomenon? Is it due to life conditions, cultural factors, or unstable political situations? The objective is to reduce the gap between the point of view of migrants, and the perspectives western countries adopt about the issue. Immigrants are new-comers in our society, and as any other inhabitant of a developed country, they live in and move alongside societies affected by a global crisis. Exploring migrants' living conditions in our wealthy society can expose contradictions embedded in it, and help our society to acknowledge ways of living often ignored by the establishment: often rich communities are excluding people with different backgrounds to the point that they are denied access to what they need to have adequate living standards. Causes of migration may range from economic insecurity and political instability, to personal situations. People may run away from war zones, from compulsory enlistment, or from multinational corporations which are destroying the environment that was providing livelihood to their communities. People migrate to look for a job or better living conditions, to join their partners, or for the simple desire to discover new places. The festival invites everyone to contribute to the debate with their documentaries exploring: how immigrants are perceived by the receiving countries, the rhetoric that contributes to shaping ideas of migration, and the reality behind the myth perpetuated within the dominant political discourse . Sometimes the dreams of better life conditions, that led these people to travel, clash with the reality of conditions of life and work which migrants find in developed countries. Sometimes dreams turn in to nightmares of exploitation, exclusion and subordination.
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For further information write to press@lampedusainfestival.wetransfer. We only accept movies on DVD. Their names and works will also be published on the official website of the Festival.Lampedusa In Festival / 19-23 luglio 2013. MPG4.00 4. Films must be subtitled in Italian or in English as often the festival participate to international ! web: www. Each file must not exceed the size of 2 gigabytes. Important: It will not be accepted the submission of more than one film per DVD. MPG2. The authors authorise the LampedusaInFestival to project their works for cultural purposes or 2nd prize: € 350. collaborations and / or projections abroad. 4a. Application form and consent form to the processing of personal data are available online on the official website of the Festival: www. The formats accepted in this case are: MOV. REGULATION The Application is free. How to send your film by post and by email The competition is open to all films. AVI DV (we do not recommend the use of other avi codecs because we may not be able to read them).com. the authors will be notified by phone or / Authors are recommended to send their work together with the application form and the form for the processing of personal data by postal letter or courier not later than June 10th 2013 to: LampedusaInFestival Association ASKAVUSA c/o Giacomo Sferlazzo Via Cala Pisana 66 92010 Lampedusa (AG) Italy The video may be sent by email through Authors must fill in the application form with their personal details legibly. Authors must send a photo of the film with a resolution of 300 dpi via email at: press@lampedusainfestival. upload the video. Once you are on the page. PRIZES 1st prize: € ! 2 . Postage has to be paid by the author. We will not accept movies on the evening of the projection. The films must be subsequent to January 1st 2010. and during not for profit events.lampedusainfestival. After preselection. Lampedusa 3. and must sign a consent to the processing of personal data. and send it to the following email address: upload@lampedusainfestival. The selection of those works admitted to the competition is managed by the festival's artistic — mail: info@lampedusainfestival. The films selected will not be returned and will remain in the archives of the festival.

com / press@lampedusainfestival. Antidiscrimination National Bureau) as 'engaging event against racism'. Lampedusa This event is in collaboration with: • • • • • • • • • Re.Associazione per gli studi giuridici sullʼimmigrazione AMM .lampedusainfestival. . In 2012 the event was awarded by the Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Raziali ( ! 3 .Rete di festival.Sol. rassegne e associazioni culturali in mutuo soccorso borderline-europe The LampedusaInFestival is organised with the suport of Lampedusa and Linosa Council.LampedusaInFestival / July 19th to 23rd 2013.Rete dei comuni solidali ASGI .Brigata di solidarietà attiva eGlob web agency Associazione culturale Archivio Storico Lampedusa Rete del Caffè Sospeso .Archivio delle memorie migranti Legambiente Onlus BSA .com — mail: info@lampedusainfestival. and by the President of the Italian Republic with a medal in 2011 and 2012. ! web: www.