Festival internazionale Segni de la Notte 2018 - Urbino

From April 11, 2018 until April 13, 2018


For the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition maximum length 30 min.
For the Focus programs (thematical, regional) no limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older than 2017, for the focus programs not older than 2013.

In case your film is choosen, we will contact you asking for a screening copy. Also if your film is not chosen immediately, it can be choosen later for another upcoming festival organized by during the year (in another country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual edition in Urbino. The festival can integrate your film in its actual edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add further condition for the screening permission (for example fee requests etc.)

We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc ect.

* * * AWARDS * * *

Without restriction

The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an original and convincing way.

The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

The Edward Snowden Award hounors films, which offer sensible (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

Films under 45 Minutes

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Films over 45 Minutes

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2003

In the 13th Century Urbino was beside of Firenze the most important cultural centre. In this Renaissance period the sciences and the arts came together for a highly inspiring dialog for both sides. So Urbino seems the ideal place to take the challenge, what an innovative audiovisual production can do today, confronting itself with complex and problematic realities today, mixing knowledge and artistic transformation.

The International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT (Segni de la Notte), originally based in Paris, is made up of films, which reflects new views, original imagery and a critical approach to crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation.

The festival offers a panorama of independent, inspiring films from all around the world. The films will be presented in different international competitions and thematically or regional focus programs. Documentaries, experimental documentaries, narrative and experimental short films as also a "Cinema in transgression" in all forms are welcome.


Association Signes de Nuit
Rue Bude 18
75004 Paris