Fantàsia Shorts @ Fantàsia Festival (2)

Fantàsia Shorts


10 Jun 2023
Call for entries

25 Jul 2023
Festival closed

10 Aug 2023
Notification date

25 Aug 2023
27 Aug 2023


Parco Sforza Cesarini,  00045, Genzano di Roma, Roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
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 Physical Location
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 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 August 2023      Festival end: 27 August 2023

The Fantàsia Festival is an international cultural event inspired by the work of Michael Ende. The II edition of the event will take place from August 25 to 26 and 27 in Genzano Di Roma, the hometown of Micheal Ende for more than fifteen years, and the location of his most well-known works, Momo and The Unknown Journey.

This year a new section, FANTÀSIA SHORTS, has been added to the rich programme of the three-day event. It is aimed at established filmmakers or film school students from all over the world who have found inspiration in the literary genre of Fantasy. The festival aims to encourage young artists to get involved in this fascinating film genre.
This year, Fantàsia Shorts will take place at the 18th century romantic Sforza Cesarini park, in the ancient city of Genzano. The perfect place to combine the valorisation of the territory's artistic and historical heritage with the world of fantasy.

Since its first edition in August 2022, the Festival has brought together various artistic worlds such as literature, cinema (including the exclusive preview of 'The Adventures of Jim Bottone'), music, street art, and children's writing offering a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in three extraordinary days filled with reflection and emotional experiences connected to the human imagination and sensitivity.

The II edition, scheduled for August 25-26-27 2023, will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Momo.

The Festival, conceptualized and organized by the Municipality of Genzano di Roma, will have institutional partnerships with the German Municipality of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the birthplace of Michael Ende, the City of Rome Capital, and the Lazio Region.

Best Fantastic Short Film Award
Best Fantastic Short Film by Students Award
Special Mentions (determined by the expert jury)

The prizes and special mentions will be presented during the final evening by an esteemed international jury:


The international jury will be led by film critic Maurizio Di Rienzo and will consist of literary and film experts: Charlotte Roth, Paola Randi, Maricla Affatato, Enzo D'Alò, Alberto Crespi e Wulf Dorn.

The decisions made by the selection committee and the jury are final. The selection committee will determine the number of short films to be included in the official screening. If a film is selected, the Festival organizers will notify the participants via email. The titles of the chosen films will also be published on the dedicated Facebook page.

1) The Fantàsia Shorts section is exclusively for short fiction and animation films with a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

2) Films must be related to the Fantasy genre. Films that fall, for example, within the genres of Fairy Tale, Epic, Modern Fantasy, Magical Realism, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, and Science Fiction are eligible for selection.

3) Each author is responsible for the content of their own work.

4) If the film contains dialogue in a language other than english, it must be subtitled in english.

5) The authors of selected films must provide an uncompressed HD file (.MOV, .MP4, ProRes 422) with burnt-in english and Italian subtitles. If the dialogue is in Italian, english subtitles will suffice, and vice versa.

6) Films submitted without the specified requirements or after the deadline may not be included in the selection.

7) The festival will not cover the shipping costs of trophies and prizes if the winners are unable to attend the proclamation day.

8) Participation in the festival implies relinquishing any screening rights by the authors/distributors of the selected films. A specific signed declaration may be requested from the author/distributor for this purpose.



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