Video Contest





  • Free registration on FilmFreeway.
  • Extension of the deadline for submission on www.filmfreeway.com by no later than 30 September 2023 at 23:59 UTC+1.
  • Extension of deadline for the communication of selected works by the commission by 20 October 2023.

contest unifest 2023

#CAMBIAMENTO/CAMBIENTE is the third edition of the UNIFEST contest, a university video festival born from an idea and with the scientific direction of the Audiovisual Storytelling Laboratory-LABSAV of the Department of Political and Communication Sciences-POLICOM and realised in collaboration between the University of Salerno and Linea d’Ombra Festival.



Changes (turn and face the strange)sang David Bowie. A change can be a challenge or a misfortune, a project or a coincidence, a hope or a discovery, a full stop or a turning point.
It can be real or fictitious (people do not change, they only change in films, says Nanni Moretti in Il sol dell’avvenire), loved or feared (an adventure, an illness), conspicuous or discreet (the opening of a discotheque, the wilting of a rose), extraordinary or ordinary (a revolt, an earthquake, a glance, an insult).
It can happen suddenly or slowly (falling in love, growing old, the global climate, a local gentrification). Things and people, places and times, history and stories, the world: everything changes. For better and for worse, in reality and in imagination.


The competition is open to audiovisual products made with amateur or professional digital devices (mobile phone, tablet, video camera) by students, PhD and post-doctoral students of a university based in Italy or abroad.

The audiovisual narrative, lasting no longer than eight (8) minutes, must necessarily be linked to the concept/guiding theme #CAMBIAMENTO/CAMBIENTE.

Two sections are planned:

  • FREESTYLE, a section dedicated to audiovisual products of fiction, documentary, video essays, video clips, spots, found footage, and editing;
  • IDEE ANIMATE, a section that welcomes short animated films.

Modalities of Partecipation

Each work – individual or collective – must be submitted by the author or one of the authors, who acts as the sole contact for the subsequent stages of the contest, via the institutional email address of the university to which they belong.

To register for the Contest, a fee of €5 must be paid directly to FilmFreeway.

application via the online entry platform www.filmfreeway.com must be made no later than 18 September 2023 at 23:59 UTC+1.

The works selected by the commission will be announced by 10 October 2023.


The winner of the FREESTYLE section and the winner of the ANIMATED IDEAS section will be decided by a jury of experts and will each win a prize of 250 euros gross.

The jury reserves the right to award one or more special mentions where deemed appropriate. The winning work, and possibly the works with special mention, for the FREESTYLE section and for the ANIMATED IDEAS section, will be screened during one of the final evenings of the Linea d’Ombra Festival (11-18 November 2023, Salerno).

Scientific Direction by Filippo Fimiani

In collaboration with


11_18 November 2023