Mondi Lontani Short Film Fest (4)


19 Oct 2021
Call for entries

11 Dec 2021
Early deadline

25 Feb 2022
Standard deadline

28 Apr 2022
Late deadline

31 Jul 2022
Festival closed

08 Aug 2022
Notification date

26 Aug 2022
28 Aug 2022


Piazza Teodoro Gaza,  84070, San Giovanni a Piro, Salerno, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 45'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  45'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 26 August 2022      Festival end: 28 August 2022

The city of San Giovanni A Piro, Il Varco and Aedon, are proud to announce the fourth edition of Mondi Lontani Film Festival, formerly known as Scario Short Film Festival.

Mondi Lontani Film Festival in its last screenings saw more than 600 people attending in the main square of the city plus an uncountable number of passerbys on the most populated street of the city during the summer nights.

Our goal is to bring works of art from distant worlds to the heart of Cilento, showing different cultures. We believe in artistic and cultural dissemination as an instrument of education and emancipation of people. We believe that showing distant worlds is the best way to bring everyone closer.

We’re developing a bigger fourth edition thanks to the collaboration with the institutions, planning to show a larger number of quality films in a three-days long event, with a new hybrid format both online and offline:

We are hosting four seasonal calls that will end with an online screening on our platform, selected by our artistic director. The winning films will qualify for the outdoor screening in the main square of San Giovanni a Piro in the summer of 2022 and will compete for the victory of the various prizes, including the cash prize.

Three days of cinema with the best shorts received through this call for entries that we'll select from all over the world, thanks to the collaboration with the staff from cultural associations Il Varco and Aedon. The artistic director is, director and filmmaker whose work has been featured in

- The competition is divided into 4 seasonal editions. At the end of each edition, the 5 selected short films and the 4 selected scripts will be announced and the films will be screened live on our website;
- We will pick two short films and one script among the selected works which will compete in the live event in Scario in the summer of 2022 for all the main prizes;
- The deadlines of the seasonal editions are as follows:
Autumn edition: 19 October 2021 - 11 December 2021
Winter edition: 19 December 2021 - 25 February 2022
Spring edition: 7 March, 2022 - April 28, 2022
Summer edition: 18 May 2022 - 30 July 2022
Live Edition: 26-28 Aug 2022

The city of San Giovanni a Piro is famous for the quality of its waters and its landscapes and for its position in the Gulf of Policastro. Many tourists from all over the world come here on vacation to enjoy the beautiful beaches carved in stone, only accessible through boat service. Clear and transparent water like in a tropical paradise.

Join us for an experience of sea, nature, cinema, art and culture.

See you in San Giovanni a Piro.


- More than $40 in discount codes from our partner festivals. You will receive a 50% waiver to submit to Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, Short Days, Prisma Rome Film Awards, Desenzano Film Festival, Castrovillari Film Festival and Pollino Film Festival. This means that this submission is not only practically free, but an all-around advantage.


- An invite to take part in the screenings and the chance to win one of the prizes. Moreover, the selected projects will be invited to take part to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, joining more than 30 award-winning directors from all around the world, including Oscar-Shortlisted directors.

- Best International Short Film ($500 cash prize)
- Best Director
- Best Screenwriter
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Short Screenplay
- Best Feature Screenplay

We require the adhesion to very simple rules:

- Free theme, genre and style;

- Maximum duration of 45’ mins, produced after 1/1/2016;

- Works that are not in italian must be english or italian subtitled;

- The author must declare to be in possession of all rights for the movie;

- The judgement of the jury is unchallengeable;



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