23 Sep 2021
Call for entries

15 Jun 2022
Final deadline


02 Jul 2022
Notification date

01 Jul 2022
29 Jul 2022


Aldo Moro,  56028, Valdarno Inferiore, Pisa/Firenze, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 July 2022      Festival end: 29 July 2022

ARCI Valdarno Inferiore and the association “Le ali di Icaro” present the 2022 edition
of the Arcicorto Film Festival.

The Festival was born from the need and the desire to shorten the distance between cinema and spectator, thus favoring low and medium cost self-productions, in order to make the public participate as much as possible.

This edition will also be dedicated to the "leap in the dark" section:
when the author takes an adventurous and unpredictable initiative that determines a radical change, generally feared as not positive, but necessary and courageous.

For this purpose, the Special Jury Prize will be established: “leap into the dark”.

Short Films Section:
Best Short Film - Jury Prize (700 euros)
Best Short Film - Audience Award (300 euros)
Best Direction
Best Screenplay
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Photography
Special Jury Prize

Section "leap into the dark":
Best Short Film

Article 1
a) The competition is open to fictional and animated short films, experimental videos, documentaries and video investigations, of both independent and collective production (including school), produced in Italy and abroad.

If the Opera is NOT in ITALIAN language, subtitleS in ITALIAN language must be present, under penalty of exclusion from the Festival.

The theme is free with non-obligatory reference to "leap in the dark".

Each author can send an unlimited number of video-works, but only one per artist will be admitted to the exhibition.

The works already presented for the 2021 Edition cannot be re-proposed.

b) At the Arcicorto Film Festival 2022, short films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes (including credits) can participate.

c) The works must be presented exclusively by viewing a special link (possibly with a dedicated password), sent to the address The videos that arrive incomplete or illegible will not be taken into consideration. The works sent for pre-selection must be received by June 15, 2022.

d) The short films must have been made after January 1, 2019.



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