Cisterna Film Festival - Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio (10)

Cisterna Film Festival - International Short Film Festival


25 Jan 2024
Call for entries

15 Apr 2024
Festival closed

08 Jul 2024
Notification date

19 Jul 2024
21 Jul 2024


Via Manzoni , 5A,  04012, Cisterna di Latina, LT, 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 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 19 July 2024      Festival end: 21 July 2024

The Cisterna Film Festival is an international short film festival held in Cisterna di Latina, Italy, in July. It is organized by the Cultural Association MOBilitazioni Artistiche with the artistic direction of Cristian Scardigno.

From 2015 to 2023 the Cisterna Film Festival screened international and national premieres, from the major festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand) and winners of the most important national and international awards (Oscar, David, Cesar, Goya).

Since 2017, the festival has hosted a “Focus” section dedicated to specific country. In 2017, Poland inaugurated it, with the support of the Polish Institute in Rome, and in 2018 it was the turn of Ireland, with the collaboration of the Irish Film Festa and the Irish Embassy. In 2019 there was a Focus on Germany, with the support of German Films and German Embassy in Rome and in 2021 the Focus on Greece with the collaboration of Drama International Short Film Festival, an European Film Awards qualifying festival. In 2022, the CFF screened shorts from Croatia with the support of Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Last year, the Festival hosted short-films from Palestinian authors, in collaboration with the Consulat Général de France a Jérusalem and the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.

The festival annually hosts key figures from the show business and organizes collateral events such as book presentations, workshops dedicated to teenagers and photography exhibitions.

Jury Prize - Best Film in competition - € 700

Jury Grand Prix - Best Director

Audience Award

Best Performance - Mobilitazioni Artistiche Award

There are no limitations regarding the theme and genre (fiction, experimental, animation and documentary) shot on either regular or digital film. Not allow industrial, promotional and propaganda videos or video-clips. In no case, it will be accepted gratuitous violence or vulgarity. The participation to the competition can be rejected to those videos that are not technically able to guarantee a good public projection.

Each short film must not exceed 20 minutes, credits included. Short films in languages other than Italian require Italian subtitles. Just for pre-selection shorts with english subtitles will be accepted. Short-films already screened or awarded in other competitions, but not in the previous editions of Cisterna Film Festival, can participate. Each author can send a maximum of three short-films, produced after January 1st 2022, but he will participate in the official selection with only one short-film.

The Organization reserves the right to screen the winning short films during following and related events, up to a maximum of 3 times in addition to the official screenings of the current edition.

The organizers reserve the right to change dates and details indicated in these rules giving prompt communication by press and by online press releases, these latter published on the website.

Deadline for submission is April 15, 2024.



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