01 Mar 2021
Call for entries

15 Jun 2021
Final deadline


02 Jul 2021
Notification date

01 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021


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

Festival description
Short film festival >5' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 National Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >5' 15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 July 2021      Festival end: 29 July 2021

Only for Italian Filmmakers.

ARCI Valdarno Inferiore and the association “Le ali di Icaro” present the 2021 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 "new vision", or to everything that the author imagines and / or wishes to see in his own world after the changes, which we believe to be epochal, in recent years (climate, pollution, new technologies and social media, pandemic, political assets, etc.). For this purpose, the Special Jury Prize will be established: "New Vision".

Sezione Cortometraggi:
Miglior Cortometraggio – Premio Giuria ( 700 euro)
Miglior Cortometraggio – Premio del Pubblico (300 euro)
Migliore Regia
Migliore Sceneggiatura
Miglior Attrice protagonista
Miglior Attore protagonista
Miglior Fotografia

Sezione Smart-metraggi:
Miglior Smart-metraggio – Premio Giuria (300 euro)
Miglior Smart – metraggio – Premio Pubblico (150 euro)
Miglior Soggetto
Miglior Idea innovativa-originale
Miglior Tecnica di ripresa

Sezione Nuova Visione:
Miglior Cortometraggio – Premio Speciale Giuria
Miglior Smart-metraggio – Premio Speciale Pubblico

Only for Italian Filmmakers.

a) The competition is open to short films and Smart-movie of fiction and animation, to experimental videos, to documentaries and video investigations, of both independent and collective production (including school), produced in Italy.

The theme is free with non-obligatory reference to "new visions".

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

b) The competing sections of the Arcicorto Film Festival 2021 are 2:

1 Short films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes (including credits)

2 Smart-movie (videos shot exclusively with the smartphone) of a maximum duration of 3 minutes, reserved for under 23s.

c) The works can be presented in DVD format or, alternatively, in digital format to be sent both in online streaming and in direct download to the address The materials that arrive incomplete or illegible will not be taken into consideration. The works sent for pre-selection must be received by June 15, 2021, if sent by post, the postmark will be considered valid.

d) To complete the registration it is necessary to fill in the registration form and the release form, Annexes A and B of the announcement, which can be downloaded at the following link:
Copies (photos or scanners) of the form and release must be sent by e-mail to:

e) Short films and Smart-movie must have been made after January 1, 2019.



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