SorsiCorti Short Film Festival (17)


30 Nov 2022
Call for entries

31 Mar 2023
Final deadline


12 Oct 2023
Notification date

11 Oct 2023
14 Oct 2023


Via Nunzio Morello, 57,  90145, Palermo, PA, Italy

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
English Italian
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Festival start: 11 October 2023      Festival end: 14 October 2023

SorsiCorti is a Short Film Festival that combines conviviality and interest in the art of the short film.

SorsiCorti was born from passion for cinema and desire to explore innovative and experimental trails of short films

Careful and accurative selection carried out by an evaluation committee made up of experts cinephiles, allows that only high quality short films access the program projection.

SorsiCorti has developed a strong collaboration with the young cultural reality of the Piccolo Teatro Patafisico in Palermo, who also became the official location of the live screenings. However, various events are realized around in town.

A special jury will award the best short film for each category and an absolute winner.

1. Videomakers may choose to participate in the Festival by loading their short film on and filling the entry form on the selected platform. Entry form available also on Videomakers will also have to load the following accompanying material, whose publication is authorized and free, both for the catalogue and for promotional purposes in the press and via the web:

a) English subtitles in .srt format (mandatory); Italian subtitles in .srt format (if available)

b) No. 2 images in jpg or tif format with a base of at least 1192 pixels (300 ppi) to choose between a frame or a scene photo. A poster is also welcome.

c) A close-up photo of the director in jpg or tif format with a base of at least 960 pixels (300 ppi).

d) trailer, optional, if available.

2. The deadline for entries is 31.03.2022. Failure to provide any of the above materials implies the exclusion from the Festival;

3. Entry to the Festival has a cost of € 10, payable directly on the loading platform. The entry fees will not be returned.

4. The Festival is divided in the following sections:

- short films: short films on any subject in the following categories: Fiction (maximum 30 minutes), Documentary (maximum 30 minutes), Animation (maximum 30 minutes), Video Art (maximum 30 minutes), made after January 1, 2019;

- Resist Resist: short films (maximum 30 minutes) whose theme is stories of rebellion and resistance, made after January 1, 2019.

- 120 seconds without tears: short films (maximum 2 minutes), made after January 1, 2019.

5. Works of any nationalities are admitted to the competition.

6. Short films that are submitted must be original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in their short film. By entering the contest, the contestant agrees that SorsiCorti Festival can not be held liable for any copyright infringements committed by him or by his short film.

7. Each author may submit one work per category.

8. The selection of the films in competition will be curated by the organizers, whose decision is final.

9. There is no reimbursement from the organizers.

10. Under EU law 2016/679 the personal data of the authors will be processed only for purposes of the organization of the festival.

11. The organizers reserve the right to suspend or modify the event if necessary.

12. A special jury will award the best short film for each category and an absolute winner.

13. The jury reserves the right not to award prizes in the absence of significant works. The judges' decision is final.

14. Participation in the competition implies unconditional acceptance of this regulation. The Direction of SorsiCorti can take any decision on issues which are not listed above. For any case which is not listed above, the decisions taken by the organization are applied

15. For any dispute or grievance relating to the Festival worth to the incontestable opinion of the organizing committee of the Festival. For any dispute the designated court is the Court of Palermo, Italy.



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