Ostia International Film Festival (7)


01 Jul 2024
Call for entries

20 Apr 2025
Final deadline


20 Jun 2025
Notification date

02 May 2025
03 May 2025


Piazza Vittorio,  00185, Roma, Roma, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >1' 130'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2024
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >1' 130'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 02 May 2025      Festival end: 03 May 2025

Ostia International Film Festival 2025, now in its 6th Edition, promotes, encourages and spreads all the activities relating to the world of Cinema, including through TV, Streaming, Theatre, the Web, Social Media.


in collaboration with public and private entities, the promotion and spreading of culture, cinematographic and artistic production and of the audiovisual works submitted every year to the Festival;

organize happenings, shows, events and exhibitions related to the Audiovisual, Artistic and Cultural sector at national and international level through the Festival;

bring together and promote the training of people and artists of any age and social background involved in creative film and audiovisual production;

Create works connected to the world of Cinema, Art, Photography and Culture in general.

Awards & Prizes

Every Finalist will have his screening, plus a worldwide distribution agreement.


Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Feature Movie
Best Short Movie
Best Documentary
Best Animated movies

Official Rules #OstiaIFF2025


The submitted Movies must have the following requirements:

a) Length

FEATURE FILMS/WEB SERIES/ANIMATED FEATURES – max 130’00” length (one hundred and thirty minutes/seconds), including the Credits;

SHORT FILM – max 30’00” length (thirty minutes / zero seconds), including the Credits;

DOCUMENTARY – max 30’00” length (thirty minutes / zero seconds), including the Credits;

b) Production Release
The submitted Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries must have to be produced Not earlier than January 1, 2024 (for Production Date is intended the ending of the moviemaking and the post-production);

c) Languages
If the movie has a foreign language (not Italian), must have Italian or English Subtitles.

If “Not Accepted” the Movie’s Entry Fee will not be refunded. In case of disqualification for failure to meet the requirements a), b) and c), the Entry Fee will not be refunded.

All the Participants must provide an Entry Fee of:

€ 10,00 (twenty-five /euros) for each FEATURE FILM submission.

€ 10,00 (fifteen /euros) for each SHORT FILM submission.

€ 10,00 (fifteen /euros) for each DOCUMENTARY submission.

€ 10,00 (fifteen /euros) for each ANIMATED FILM submission.

€ 10,00 (fifteen /euros) for each WEB SERIES submission.

After filling the ENTRY FORM (following attached), the registration process will be complete by paying the Entry Fee by the “FOTONICA Non-Profit” PayPal account.

For the Submission of several MOVIES, please follow each time the same procedure.

Important – Please Save the Bill of payment and/or the PayPal receipt and e-mail it with the subject “Receipt of payment to FOTONICA”.

Please save it. Will be requested.

OIFF Non-Profit Committee will select the best Movies for the Final Stage.

In the Final Stage, a Special Jury will choose among those preselected Movies at its own judgment the Winners.

The choices of the Special Jury are not changeable.

The Special Jury will be announced, before the expiry of the deadline.

The Festival Winners and those deserving of Special Mention will be known at the Gala Night.

The ones whose have been selected for the Gala Night of the screening, will be previously informed by e-mail or telephone and requested to fill out a detailed work Checklist (Synopsis, Cast / technical, Production Notes, etc.), enclosing various additional materials (such as the poster, promotional photos, trailers, etc.) required at that time.

There will be cash prizes, (TBD) (please follow the updates on this page), which will be paid exclusively to the Copyright Holder of the Movie (whether it be the Director, the Producer, or a member of the artistic Cast/technical), present in the day of the Final Show. If this condition is not met, the prize money will not be delivered.

“OIFF” owns the right to decide whether or not to show one or more of the Movies, as part of the Festival, of any Movies that have been submitted at the “ OSTIA INTERNATIONAL Film Festival”.

The Competition it’s an Open Festival, as the biggest and most important Festivals in the World.

Each one of the submitted Movies will be listed on the Official Web Page of the Festival and on the Official FB.



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