Cinemambulante – Kino Guarimba


Kino Guarimba is part of Cinemambulante, a cultural integration festival in Calabria (southern Italy) organised by La Guarimba. The fourth edition will be taking place in Amantea (Cs) from June 10th to the 21st 2019.

Amantea is located in the tyrrenian coast of Calabria, a beautiful and not so well-known region in southern Italy. The 12000 inhabitants town houses 300 refugees that are involved in this project.

In order to create a variety of positive impacts on the region we have divided Cinemambulante into three parts: an itinerant film screening programme, a street art project and Kino Guarimba. The participants will experience social lunches, calalabrian/african folk concerts and a unique insight into our traditions.


A 12 days Cinema Residency in southern Italy where a group of international creatives who don’t know each other get together to write, shoot, edit and screen short films.

Calabria is a melting pot of cultures from Ancient Greek to Modern Italian, including Arbërëshë, Albanese, Subsaharian African and Latin American cultures. In the region you will find dialects, folk music and dances, catholic and pagan rituals, culinary expressions, the mountain and the sea among farmers and fishermen.


This call is open to anyone, from Italy and beyond, who has already turned 18 at the time of their submission.

We are on the lookout for filmmakers, technical crew and actors willing to learn and interact with others, to get stuck in even when communication becomes complicated.


– Participants must arrive to Amantea on the 10th of June between 09:00 and 18:00

-All shorts must have at least one outdoors shot in Amantea.

-Shorts duration will be informed on day 10th.

-All finished films must be handed in by 16:00 on June 21st with English and Italian subtitles.

-Any short that fails to respect the above rules will automatically be withdrawn from the project.


All applications must be submitted online by April 30th 2019


Candidates will receive confirmation of their application and information with the next steps via email.


The second edition of Kino Guarimba will take place in Amantea from the 10th to the 21st of June 2019.

Amantea is a town with around 15,000 inhabitants on the Tirrenian coast of the Calabria region in Southern Italy.


-Participation fee for directors, actors and technical crew: €25

-Participation fee + shared accommodation (12 nights): €150

Participation fees must be paid after being selected and no later than May 30th 2019




-Networking events with other participants

-Open air screenings of independent films

-An unforgettable experience


It is your responsibility to seek cover for your self and your belongings. La Guarimba Cultural Association will not take responsibility for damage or loss of personal property before, during or after KINO.


All films must include 5 seconds of the following text before the opening credits and after closing credits:

Conceived, shot and edited during
Cinemambulante 2019 – Ass. Culturale La Guarimba

All films will have to include logos of partners and sponsors. These files will be supplied at the start of KINO.


-Filmmakers will have to ensure they secure rights for the use of music and actor’s image and voice. We recommend using copyright

-Free music. If the filmmaker decides to submit the film to festivals, it will be the filmmaker’s responsibility to ensure they have not infringed any law pertaining to intellectual property.

-By participating, directors take legal responsibility for their films.

-By participating, filmmakers give full rights to La Guarimba to use the finished film for cultural purposes only, on the understanding that this use will not damage or interfere in any festival strategy previously agreed with the filmmaker. However, if the film gets an award, it will go to the filmmaker.


For further information you can contact the organisers directly: via email or by phone on +39 3392086981