Sicilymovie - Festival del Cinema di Agrigento (6)


26 Feb 2021
Call for entries

31 Mar 2021
Early deadline

30 Apr 2021
Standard deadline

31 May 2021
Late deadline

31 May 2021
Festival closed

01 Jul 2021
Notification date

22 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021


Valle dei Templi - Agrigento,  92100, Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
English Italian
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Festival start: 22 July 2021      Festival end: 25 July 2021

The Sicilymovie - Festival del cinema di Agrigento is a festival of short films, documentaries, videoclip and animation shorts, created and organized by Southmovie Association, which was born with the intention of bringing an elite outdoor cinema in the heart of Sicily: the evocative Valley of the temples of Agrigento. The themes addressed in the works of directors from all over the world are manifold: rural development of the poorest countries, hospitality, people and places that seek to change the world, cultural and technological innovation.

The sixth edition of Sicilymovie is aimed at the production of short films capable of telling, with less obvious languages, exciting and engaging “stories of change”. The previous editions of the festival, known as Sicilyfarm Film Festival, took place between Farm Cultural Park and the Valley of the temples of Agrigento.

The Main Partner of the Festival is IFAD. The International Fund for agricultural development or IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Rome – the United Nations pole for food and agriculture.
IFAD-a financial institution like the World Bank and other regional development institutions - is the leading multilateral investor dedicated to improving the life of worldwide rural population in developing countries.
IFAD works closely with the governments of the beneficiary countries and local communities in the formulation, supervision and evaluation of National-led programmes and projects that support poor small farmers and rural producers.
For further information on IFAD:

The Archaeological Park and landscape Valley of the temples is about 1300 hectares and here belong the remains of the ancient city of Akragas and the surrounding territory up to the sea. The Valley of the temples was declared in 1997 by Unesco “World Heritage". Today the Valley of the temples has more than one million visitors a year.

The goal is not only to raise awareness of the common opinion about those people and places that are rethinking our future, but also to promote proactive behaviors with respect to the transformation of our society.


Sicilymovie - Agrigento Film Festival will take place from 22 to 25 July 2021 at the Valley of the temples of Agrigento

The deadline for the call will be 2021, May 31 at 23:59



* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Free themed short
( Trophy )

(Trophy + 1.000 Euro )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Documentary
( Trophy )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Music Video
( Trophy )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Animated Short
( Trophy )

* AROUND SICILY AWARD - Best Video / Spot Sicily theme

There will be also the Sicilymovie Special Awards awarded and motivated by the technical jury for:
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Photography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Soundtrack


The categories selected for the festival are six. The different themes will give more space to many more artists within the festival.
We only accept works made from January 2018.

The categories are as follows:

* Free themed short: section dedicated to short films that narrate fiction films or videos without preclusions of styles, genres and production techniques. The maximum duration will be 20 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Thematic documentary (IFAD-COPEAM Award): section dedicated to documentaries that narrate food security, rural problems, climate and environment issues, nutrition and nutrition education, Indigenous peoples, gender. Documentaries must have a Focus on Mediterranean countries.
The maximum duration of the works will be 20 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Documentary: section dedicated to authors who dedicate their art to documentary language, without preclusion of styles, genres and techniques of realization. The maximum duration will be 20 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Videoclip: section dedicated to artists and directors who make music videos. This space will give visibility to both the authors and the bands presented. The maximum duration will be 6 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Animated short: section dedicated to all short films made with the technique of animation. Each theme and each type of story into the parameters as long as it is told with animation. The maximum duration of the works will be 10 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Sicily themed video / Spot( Around Sicily Award): section dedicated to promotional videos/spots that tell about Sicily or a Sicilian place. The maximum duration of the works will be 3 minutes including opening and ending titles.


All works must arrive no later than the expiration date, May 31, 2021 at 23: 59 after elimination from the Festival.

Registration fee

Registration to the festival costs 5,00 euros for each work presented and can be done through Paypal at or bank transfer with iban IT51L0521616600000000091764 in the name of Southmovie Cultural Association.


A maximum of 5 works can be submitted for each author.
The works will have to be submitted for Pre-selection through the specific platforms: Festhome, the site or by sending an email with all the data on the data sheet to

Using the email you can send a private or public link of Youtube or Vimeo to be able to download or send the file via Wetransfer or any ftp with the quality of the work in fullHD.

The validity of the registration is considered void if the festival management does not receive the payment, the participation card or the data relating to the work presented. The management and staff of Sicilymovie declines any responsibility due to the reproduction of shorts containing material covered by copyright, for which the situation with the SIAE has not been regularized.

A technical jury composed of journalists, professionals of the audio-visual sector will express their preference for the winner of each category present. The jury also reserves the right to award any special or ex-aequo prizes.

Films with foreign language text must have subtitles in Italian or english, with the exception of the video clip category.

In the email containing the participation form it is preferable to insert a poster or some representative photos of the work for free use in the promotion of the Festival.

Each author, by signing the release present in the participation form, will give consent to the use of some images of their works for the promotion of the Festival on social networks. The films will become part of the archive of the Sicilymovie – Festival del cinema di Agrigento. However, the staff of Sicilymovie undertakes to use it for exclusively cultural purposes, and in no case commercial, within initiatives aimed at promoting the Festival.


The selected finalists will be contacted by the Festival management by phone, email or through the digital platforms of the festivals.

Moreover, the works and names of the selected authors will be communicated on the official pages of social networks and on the site . The winners or their representatives, if they do not have the opportunity to collect the award, will be able to receive it by paying the shipping costs.
After the deadline of the call will be provided the details for the hospitality of the finalists to the Festival. The management will carefully follow the organization of trips for the participating finalists. During the duration of the Festival, the artist will have the opportunity to present his work with an interview reserved for each author before the public screening during the evenings. This presentation will then be published on our channels.

By signing the release, all responsibility falls on the author\director\producer.

Registration and participation in the Festival imply full acceptance of these rules and the registration form. For any exception not covered by these rules, management reserves the right to make final decisions.

For more information you can contact us by email at or to the Facebook page
Sicilymovie – Festival del cinema di Agrigento or on instagram at Sicilymovie



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