Cortisonici International Short Film Festival ()


22 Sep 2019
Call for entries

31 Dec 2019
Festival closed

01 Mar 2020
Notification date

31 Mar 2020
04 Apr 2020


c/o Filmstudio90 - via De Cristoforis, 5,  21100, Varese, VA, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 31 March 2020      Festival end: 04 April 2020

International short film - MX 15 min. - festival

- People's Choice Award
- Jury Prize
- Cortisonici Ronzinanti Award (a special prize assigned by the Film Festival Organizer)

1. The application is open to directors / producers and filmmakers without discrimination as to race, religion or country of origin.

2. Films that have been screened at other Film Festivals, except for previous Cortisonici editions, are eligible for submission.

3. All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2019.

4. Only films that meet the following conditions can be submitted:

- Films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits;
- Films that do not contain any advertising messages;
- Films that do not contain any promotional videos or film clips;
- Films that do not contain any racist or defamatory messages.

5. All films must be submitted with a separate .srt file with the subtitles in English and the exact timing for the version of the movie the author will indicate as definitive for the official projection.

6. Film submission is free of charge.

7. The movies must be sent in DVD or submitted through this website, before the Film Entry Deadline

The Organizer might require other formats of the selected films - files or DVDs - which must reach the Festival not later than two weeks before the Festival Opening. CORTISONICI Film Festival will not accept films that do not meet the outlined deadline. The required format will be communicated to the selected applicants by email afterwards.

8. Applicants can send maximum two short films. Anyhow, only one will be selected to participate in the Festival.

9. The DVD must be shipped, in accordance with the above mentioned deadline, to the following address:

C/o Filmstudio90
Via De Cristoforis,5
21100 VARESE

10. All films must be submitted not later than December 31, 2019. Cortisonici will not bear any shipping or transportation costs of any kind.

11. Cortisonici Film Festival will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind occurred during the shipment and during the Festival itself.

12. The applicants are responsible for the film content and for the soundtrack, for both original and not original music (protected by copyright). No consideration will be given to films that have racist or calumnious content or purpose.

13. The Film Festival does not return DVDs and any promotional materials submitted for the preselection phase. The Film Festival reserves the right to include them in the Cortisonici Film Festival Archive that stands for an authorized representative of the cultural and educational spirit of the Festival. The Film Festival reserves the right to collect and to reproduce the submitted films in order to spread and to encourage the idea of film as a culture bearer.

14. A Special Selection Team selects all the films to be presented at the main competition. The Festival Jury is selected among film professionals and experts. The Jury members' names will be posted on the website by March 2020.

15. Cortisonici 2020 features two competition programs:

- People's Choice Award
- Cortisonici Ronzinanti Award (a special prize assigned by the Film Festival Organizer)

In some exceptional case, the Jury can decide to give a Special Mention to a particular film. In any case, all final decisions are irrevocable.

16. The Film Festival reserves the right to show some of the submitted films in other Festival sections, out of the main competition, such as the Inferno Section (Inferno Night Screening).

17. The Film Festival reserves the right to change this regulations or to suspend the Festival if necessary.

18. Personal data and information will be used only to meet the purposes of the Festival and could be included in some future cultural events organized by Filmstudio90 and/or Ronzinanti Association.

19. Final programming and slotting of films will be posted by March 2020 on our site:

20. The application and/or selection of a film imply unconditional acceptance of the above regulations. Should something be unclear, the Film Festival Management reserves the right to make the final decision.

For any further information please contact our Foreign Applicants Office at



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