Sicilymovie - Festival del Cinema di Agrigento (8)


10 Oct 2022
Call for entries

31 Mar 2023
Early deadline

30 Apr 2023
Standard deadline

31 May 2023
Late deadline

10 Jun 2023
Extended deadline


21 Jul 2023
Notification date

20 Jul 2023
23 Jul 2023


Valle dei Templi - Agrigento,  92100, Agrigento, Agrigento, 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 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
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Festival start: 20 July 2023      Festival end: 23 July 2023

Sicilymovie - Agrigento Film Festival is a festival of shortmovies, documentaries, videoclip and animation shorts, created and organized by the Southmovie Association, which was born with the aim of bringing outdoor cinema for everyone to the heart of Sicily: the suggestive Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. The themes addressed in the works of directors from all over the world are multiple and educational.

The eighth edition of Sicilymovie is aimed at the best productions and distributions of shortmovies and documentaries in the world who will compete for the Golden Demetra, the representative statuette of the Festival that recalls ancient Greece, cultural symbol of ancient Akragas, the city of Agrigento.

The project is supported and sponsored by the Valle dei Templi Archaeological and Landscape Park of Agrigento, the Municipality of Agrigento, the Sicily Film Commission and the Tourism Department of the Sicily Region. The Valle dei Templi Archaeological and Landscape Park is about 1300 hectares wide and here belong the remains of the ancient city of Akragas and the surrounding area up to the sea. The Valley of the Temples was declared a "World Heritage Site" by Unesco in 1997. Today the Valley of the Temples has more than one million visitors a year.


Sicilymovie - Agrigento Film Festival will take place from 20 to 23 July 2023 at the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento

The deadline for the call will be 2023, May 31 at 23:59.

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Free themed short
( Golden Demetra )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Documentary
( Golden Demetra )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Music Video
( Golden Demetra )

* SICILYMOVIE AWARD - Best Animated Short
( Golden Demetra )

( Award )

There will be also the Sicilymovie Special Awards awarded and motivated by the technical jury for:
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Photography
Best Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Soundtrack


The categories selected for the festival are four. The different themes will give more space to many more artists within the festival.
We only accept works made from January 2020.

The categories are as follows:

* Free themed short: section dedicated to short films that narrate fiction films or videos without preclusions of styles, genres and production techniques. The maximum duration will be 20 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Documentary: section dedicated to authors who dedicate their art to documentary language, without preclusion of styles, genres and techniques of realization. The maximum duration will be 20 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Videoclip: section dedicated to artists and directors who make music videos. This space will give visibility to both the authors and the bands presented. The maximum duration will be 6 ' including the opening and ending titles.

* Animated short: section dedicated to all short films made with the technique of animation. Each theme and each type of story into the parameters as long as it is told with animation. The maximum duration of the works will be 10 ' including the opening and ending titles.

This year the collaboration with Youmovie is renewed and will be present with the "Youmovie Sicilymovie Award", assigned to the best short film chosen by a jury of experts. All finalists will have the opportunity to have their work on the streaming portal for the duration of the Festival and will be able to be interviewed online and interact with the public.


All works must arrive no later than the expiration date, May 31, 2023 at 23: 59 after elimination from the Festival.

Registration fee

Registration to the festival costs 10,00 euros for each work presented and can be done through Paypal at or bank transfer with iban IT51L0521616600000000091764 in the name of Associazione Culturale Southmovie.


A maximum of 5 works can be submitted for each author.

The works will have to be submitted for Pre-selection through the specific platforms: Festhome, the site or by sending an email with all the data on the data sheet to

Using the email you can send a private or public link of Youtube or Vimeo to be able to download or send the file via Wetransfer or any ftp with the quality of the work in fullHD.

The validity of the registration is considered void if the festival management does not receive the payment, the participation card or the data relating to the work presented. The management and staff of Sicilymovie declines any responsibility due to the reproduction of shorts containing material covered by copyright, for which the situation with the SIAE has not been regularized.

A technical jury composed of journalists, professionals of the audio-visual sector will express their preference for the winner of each category present. The jury also reserves the right to award any special or ex-aequo prizes.

Films with foreign language text must have subtitles in Italian or english, with the exception of the videoclip category.

In the email containing the participation form it is preferable to insert a poster or some representative photos of the work for free use in the promotion of the Festival.

Each author, by signing the release present in the participation form, will give consent to the use of some images of their works for the promotion of the Festival on social networks. The films will become part of the archive of the Sicilymovie – Festival del cinema di Agrigento. However, the staff of Sicilymovie undertakes to use it for exclusively cultural purposes, and in no case commercial, within initiatives aimed at promoting the Festival.


The selected finalists will be contacted by the Festival management by phone, email or through the digital platforms of the festivals.

Moreover, the works and names of the selected authors will be communicated on the official pages of social networks and on the site . The winners or their representatives, if they do not have the possibility to collect the prize, will be able to receive it only upon request and paying the shipping costs.

After the deadline of the call will be provided the details for the hospitality of the finalists to the Festival. The management will carefully follow the organization of trips for the participating finalists. During the duration of the Festival, the artist will have the opportunity to present his work with an interview reserved for each author before the public screening during the evenings. This presentation will then be published on our channels.

By signing the release, all responsibility falls on the author\director\producer.

Registration and participation in the Festival imply full acceptance of these rules and the registration form. For any exception not covered by these rules, management reserves the right to make final decisions.

For more information you can contact us by email at or to the Facebook page
Sicilymovie – Festival del cinema di Agrigento or on instagram at Sicilymovie



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