As any film festival, also Visioni Fantastiche has an international competition, but it’s a rather exceptional one as it conceives exceptional sections and jurors. Being by now outdated the traditional division among pre, primary, middle and high schools, and adopting the guidelines of festivals that have been working with schools for many years, the Festival’s beating heart will be the five sections of the International Competition and their five juries, clustered by age groups, named Visionaries: Visionaries 6+ / Visionaries 9+ / Visionaries 12+ / Visionaries 16+ / Visionaries 18+
Using specific languages based on target groups, each category of the competition will propose the students visions able of activating a process that is not only entertaining but also, and mainly, educational and reflective. Jurors will have the chance to exclusively assist to the best recent production of fantastic cinema, engaging in stimulating debates directly with the directors of presented works and expressing their votes in view of the awards assignment connected to the five sections of the competition (Best Feature Film Award and Best Short Film Award). Screenings of the competition are only the starting point of a path proposing laboratories, master classes, meetings and fantastic premieres.