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Ponza Film Festival accepts entries through FilmFreeway, the world’s most popular way to participate in film festivals and creative contests.

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  • Films may be in any language but must be presented with subtitles in English and/or Italian.
  • If there any limitations regarding the public screening of the film, please let us know.
  • For each film submitted to the Festival selection via FilmFreeway, a registration fee is required to cover administrative and programming costs.

FilmFreeway Monthly Deadlines:

July 11, 2024 – Earlybird Deadline
July 31, 2024 – Regular Deadline
August 25, 2024 – Notification Date

2024 Event Deadlines:

July 25, 2024Event submission deadline
September 13-14-15, 2024 – Event Date


To reach Ponza Island, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, you can follow different routes depending on your starting location and travel preferences.

Ferry from Formia
The most common way to reach Ponza is to take a ferry from Formia, a coastal town located south of Rome. The trip takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on the type of ferry chosen and sea conditions.

Trains to Formia
From Roma Termini train station, InterCity trains and Regional trains depart about every hour; ICs take about 70 minutes, regional trains about 90 minutes.
From Naples Central train station InterCity trains and Regional trains depart about every hour, ICs take about 50 minutes instead regional trains take about 75 minutes.

Local public transportation:
Once you arrive in Ponza, you can travel around the island using public transportation services such as buses and cabs. However, the island is quite small and many people prefer to explore it on foot or rent a scooter or car.

Before planning your trip, it is always advisable to check ferry schedules and availability, these vary from season to season:

From/To Anzio, Formia and Terracina:

From/To Naples:

From/To Terracina:


Please contact us if you have any questions or require any information. We will try our best to respond as soon as possible, but please allow up to four business days. Thank you.