Il Varco - International Short Film Festival (4)


08 Sep 2019
Call for entries

25 Mar 2020
Festival closed

01 May 2020
Notification date

06 Jun 2020
06 Jun 2020


Via Colle Renazzo 75,  65129, Pescara, Pescara, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 06 June 2020      Festival end: 06 June 2020

In only three editions Il Varco International Short Film Festival has already gained the reputation of being one of the most interesting and artistically challenging festivals in Italy for films from all around the world, screening together an authorial selection that is a mixture of independent films, low budget productions, first films and great masterpieces.

In only three years our festival and its parallel screening "Short Days" have received more than 4900 films from 106+ countries, made 14 screenings around Italy with more than 1300 paying spectators screening the best short films from all around the world and giving directors the possibility to interact with a public of film students, film critics, directors, cinephiles and moviegoers.

Screenings take place in the biggest cinema of Abruzzi, on a 30 meters screen with DCP 2K projectors at maximum quality with 7.1 audio. Our staff prepares the DCP masters with double ita/eng subs for free for all the selected films, and you can keep it later.

All selected shorts get $250 in services (Italian Subtitles, Italian-Subtitled DCP package), free stay and food for the director and a $500 worth of distribution contract proposal with Gargantua Film (not mandatory) for the distribution of the film in Italy.

▪ Free theme or subject;
▪ Shorts must have a maximum running time of 40' and must have been produced after 1/1/2017;
▪ Shorts that are not English or Italian must have English subtitles;
▪ Producers and/or author, if the short is selected for the final stage of the festival, must declare to be solely responsible for all rights regarding his work and must declare that the movie does not contain any third-party rights.
▪ The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable



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