It is the only festival in the world dedicated to Federico Fellini, held in Rimini, his beautiful hometown.

The SMArt Academy association, in collaboration with the SMArt Lab association, with the patronage of Regione Emilia-Romagna and Comune di Rimini, promotes the 14th Edition of Amarcort Film Festival, international short film festival which will take place in Rimini from 23 to 28 November 2021.
Amarcort is part of:
- Short Film Conference
- AFIC (Associazione dei Festival Cinematografici Italiani)
- CNA Audiovisivo Rimini
- Cinando
- Mujeres del cinema

The finalist short films will compete for the following prizes:

1. “Technical Jury” award to the best short film (money + plaque)
2. "Made in Italy" award to the best Italian short film (money + plaque)
3. “Youth Jury” award to the best short film (plaque)
4. “Popular Jury” award to the best short film (plaque)
5. “Fellini” Mention to the most “fellinian” short film (plaque)
6. “Il Pataca” award to the best acting (plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award to the best short film (money + plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award to the best documentary (plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award for best animation short film (money + plaque)

- Audience prize (plaque)

- “Regione Emilia-Romagna Prize” to the best short film from Emilia-Romagna region (plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award to the best short film (plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award to the best music video (plaque)

- “Technical Jury” award to the best short film (plaque)

- Students, aged 6 to 10, will decide the winner with their vote (plaque).

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Overall Rating
  • Anne Jammet

    Such an honor! Such a great festival! Big thanks to all the team

    August 2021
  • Bruno Palma

    I love Amarcort film festival. I hope to partecipate again

    January 2021
  • Siamo molto contenti di essere stati selezionati ad un festival come Amarcort, bravissimi e professionale nel aver comunque portato avanti il festival in maniera perfetta anche visto le difficoltà del periodo storico.

    December 2020
  • Katie Green

    We were honored to have our student film selected for the festival. It was a pleasure communicating with the Amacort team.

    December 2019
  • This is a great short film festival. A broad mix of local (regional), Italian and intentional films. And this year featured a very Impressive and diverse line up of short films from all around the world. I was very lucky to attend, coming all the way from Australia with my film participating in the "Amarcort" section of the festival (international short films) Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the charming and captivating city of Rimini. The Festival organisers and staff - Simona, Roberto and Alessandro to name a few, were incredible hospitable and helpful. The venues are great and there's a number of very informative industry-related, and filmmaker focused talks and Q&A's held over the course of the festival. Being held in Federico Fellini's hometown his magical presence pervades throughout - right down to the actual awards! And this year, the festival included a special night, screening a restored version Fellini's "Roma" with the US-actor Peter Gonzales-Falcon in attendance who played the young Fellini in the film. Naturally this all added to creating a celebratory cinematic atmosphere. And on a side note, experienced some of the best pasta dishes I've ever tasted, made in the traditional regional Emilia-Romagna style at "Osteria de Borg" (thanks Roberto for the recommendation!!) I recommend all filmmakers to submit to this festival - you won't be disappointed.

    December 2018