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To submit your film to ZABUT, please read carefully our eligibility requirements below. If you accept our rules, please fill the Entry form that you may find in the section “Entry”.

For any further information contact us through the section “Contacts” on our website www.zabutfestival.it


Submission is free.

Film running time must be no more than 20 minutes (all credits included). Each film submitted must be accompanied by the relative Entry Form. Each author can submit up to three films.

Films selected for the previous edition of the Festival will be automatically excluded. Deadline for submission: 30th April 2017.

Only films realized by using traditional animation and/or digital animation techniques and producedd after 1st January 2014 will be accepted.

Films must be uploaded on a file sharing website (e.g .dropbox, wetransfer, 4shared, etc..) and sent through the corresponding box on the Entry Form. The requested formats are the following: MOV quicktime H.264 / MP4 H.264 (1080p).

Foreign films submitted to the Festival must be subtitled in Italian or English. Alternatively, the English dialogue list must be provided. Italian films with dialect dialogues must be subtitled in Italian.

Film selection will be at discretion of the Festival Committee. The list of the selected films will be notified by 31th May 2017 by email to the authors of the films. The list will be also published on the Festival website www.zabutfestival.it concurrently with the press conference that will be held at the beginning of July.

Authors of the selected films must send to zabutfestival@gmail.com up to 15th June 2017, the film files in high resolution by uploading them on a file sharing website (e.g .dropbox, wetransfer, 4shared, etc..). Authors of the selected films must send also some bonus features/extras: up to 2 preliminary sketch or storyboards or drawings, having size of 50x70cm. Screenshots or advertising posters are not considered extras. The material will be printed by the Festival Committee and will be shown during the event.

All the material sent to the Festival will not be returned and will be collected in the Festival archive.

The Authors of the selected films that on the expiry of 15th June 2017, have not sent all the requested material will be excluded from the competition.

The ZABUT 2017 Award will be assigned by a jury of professional filmmakers, illustrators, cartoonist, distributors, journalists, musicians. Its composition will be notified on the Festival website www.zabutfestival.it concurrently with the press conference at the beginning of July.

By participating in this announcement Authors authorize the Taglio Di Rema Association to reproduce extracts from the works (max 5 sec) for promotional purposes and for the creation of the trailer of the festival. Moreover, Authors authorize the Association to the screening of the selected works during the Festival and the events connected to it taking place between the present and next edition.

Any shipments of films coming from foreign countries must be accompanied by the necessary Customs indication "no commercial value". The Association will not cover any expense for the clearance of the submitted materials and is not responsible for any theft or damage to the works.



  1. ZABUT 2017, Best Film: 1000 € (VAT included) + trophy
  2. Best Original Soundtrack: 400€ (VAT included) + plate
  3. Audience Award: plate

Film producers/authors must agree to include in future promotion material the mention of any award received at the Zabut Festival together with the official ZABUT.

Each author is responsible for any insurance of the submitted films.

The Festival is not responsible for any stealing or damage occurred to the submitted film.