Cortisonici International Short Film Festival (19)


25 Sep 2021
Call for entries

31 Dec 2021
Festival closed

13 Feb 2022
Notification date

19 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022


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 2021
 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: 19 April 2022      Festival end: 23 April 2022

International short film festival - MX 15 min.

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

CORTISONICI 2021 – International Short Film Festival
VARESE, APRIL 19/ APRIL 23- 2022

Film Festival Dates: April 19/ April 23- 2022
Film Entry deadline: December 31, 2022
Organizer: Associazione Cortisonici


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, 2021.

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 films must be sent in DVD or submitted through
• Festhome.
• File storage and sharing services like Dropbox or WeTransfer
The email is

The Organizer might require other formats of the selected films 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. Cortisonici Film Festival will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind occurred during the shipment and during the Festival itself.

10. 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.

11. The Film Festival does not return any movies or 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.

12. 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.

13. Cortisonici 2022 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.

14. 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).

15. The Film Festival reserves the right to change these regulations or to suspend the Festival if necessary.

16. 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.

17. Final programming and slotting of films will be on our site:

20. The 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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