Skepto International Film Festival (13)


10 May 2023
Call for entries

10 Jun 2023
Festival closed

21 Oct 2023
Notification date

13 Oct 2023
31 Oct 2023


via Palabanda 12,  09123, Cagliari, Cagliari, 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
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Festival start: 13 October 2023      Festival end: 31 October 2023

Skepto International Film Festival is a competitive festival dedicated to short films, without restrictions on subject matter, style, or production budget. The main goal of the festival is to give visibility to independent filmmakers from all over the world and to build an open space where they can freely exchange ideas. Video productions of any genre or style are allowed. Audiovisuals created through the use of artificial intelligence in all its forms are also included.

The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Cagliari from October 2023 to June 2024: the main competition will be held in October 2023 in Cagliari, and there will also be two side events at locations to be identified in Italy and/or Europe and to be held at later dates, in any case by June 2024. The final date and location of the Festival and the two side events will be announced on the official website of the event

The thirteenth edition of Skepto International Film Festival will award the following prizes and special mentions:

Best-Short Award, awarded to the best short film among all those selected for participation in the competition;

Special "Alberto Signetto" Award, awarded to the best documentary short film;

Special Environmental Sustainability Award, awarded to the best short film on the theme of the necessary development of a responsible and respectful cultural, economic, and social model for the planet hosting us;

Special Skeptyricon Mention: to the best satirical, grotesque or splatter genre short film.

Special SkeptAI Mention: to the best work made with the contribution of Artificial Intelligence in all its forms.

The maximum duration of the works submitted must not exceed, under penalty of exclusion, 20 minutes including end credits, only for the AI category, the maximum allowed duration must not exceed 5 minutes. The production date cannot be earlier than January 1, 2022.

Regardless of the style (animation, live action, stop motion, etc.), the following category to which the short film belongs must be indicated during registration:

Documentary (including docu-fiction)

The author warrants the submission of his/her original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of his/her submission. He/she warrants the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and he fully indemnify Skepto International Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.

Registration for the Skepto International Film Festival implies full acceptance of these regulations and, in case of selection, authorization for the screening of the registered short film during the main competition in Cagliari and the aforementioned side events (which will be organized and held at locations to be identified in Italy and Europe, in any case no later than June 2024). Dates and locations of the screenings will be indicated through the website By registering, each author declares that they own all rights (direct and indirect) to the submitted work and assumes responsibility for its content.

Signing the entry form means a complete acceptance of all the rules. Festival management will make the final decision about anything not already included in these rules.

The Festival jury's decision about the selection of the movies for the screening and the awarding is final.

If the number of the works in one or more sections of the festival is deemed insufficient, the Festival is entitled to cancel the section. Authors will be informed on time and fees will be given back.

The Festival Management reserves the right to use, free of charge, for promotional, press and external communication purposes, excerpts of a maximum duration of 45 seconds from the selected works, photos, and all received material.



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