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Finding Vince 400

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, October 18-21, 2018

Festival Registration, English

Finding Vince 400 (FV400), is a competition and festival for people of all voices. It is inspired by the 400th anniversary of the charism of St. Vincent de Paul. FV400 is part of the Vincentian Family’s initiative to globalize charity.


Our Mission: CHAMPION 21ST-CENTURY STORYTELLERS AND CHALLENGE AUDIENCES WITH FILMS THAT CHANGE OUR PERSPECTIVE ON POVERTY IN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE SPARK OUR IMAGINATIONS BY SHARING OUR CHARISM THROUGH CREATIVITY THAT IS INSPIRED BY THE VINCENTIAN MISSION TO GLOBALIZE CHARITY.



How to Participate


1st Competition,  Seeds of Hope: All those under the age of 18 are invited to create SEEDS of Hope. We call upon you to utilize any creative expression (story, poem, image, sculpture, music, etc.) that inspires direct service to the poor. Jury-selected artists will be invited to the festival and awarded a trip to Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018. HOW TO SUBMIT ART: Please upload Video, Image or Document that best showcases your artwork. Due by 8/31/18, submit through EMAIL at submit@fv400.org or at  fv400.org

2nd Competition, Screenwriting Contest: Finding Vince 400, Storyteller, a Screenwriting Competition: FIVE Screenwriters will be awarded a trip to Rome and a grant to produce their screenplay for a short film. These short films will premiere at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018.  Due by 8/31/18, submit at fv400.org




Festival Registration, English

 3rd Competition, Short or Feature Films: You are invited to submit your short or feature film to Finding Vince 400. The jury will select films that inspire a direct service to the poor and change our perspective on poverty. These films will premiere at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, from October 18-21, 2018. Jury selected artists will be invited and awarded a trip to this event. Due by 8/31/18, submit at fv400.org

Please note: late submissions for both the Seeds of Hope and the Short or Feature Films contests will be accepted until 31 August 2018.  A form will be provided on this website for these submissions once the Film Freeway deadline has passed on 28 May.

Letter of Invitation Request