The only festival in the world dedicated to Federico Fellini, made in the beautiful city of Fellini: Rimini.

Associazione SMArt Lab, in collaboration with Associazione SMArt Academy, with the ptronage and support Regione Emilia Romagna and Comune di Rimini, promotes the 12th Edition of Amarcort Film Festival, international short movies contest which will take place in Rimini (hometown of Fellini) in november.
Amarcort is part of AFIC (Associazione dei Festival Cinematografici Italiani) and FEDIC (Federazione Italiana dei Cineclub).
The festival is dedicated to Fellini and is the only one in the world.


1. “Grand Jury” award – best fiction short film (Prize and Money);
2. “Youth Jury” award - best fiction short film (Prize)
3. “Fellini’s” award – Amarcort section (Prize);
4. “Il Pataca” award – best acting (Prize);
5. “Popular Jury” (Prize);
6. “AFIC” (Prize);

1. “Grand Jury” award – best animation short film (Prize and Money);

1. “Audience award (Prize)

1. “Regione Emilia-Romagna” award – best local authors’ fiction short film (Prize);

1. “Grand Jury” award - best fiction students short film (Prize and Money)

1. “Grand Jury” award - best experimental short film (Prize);

1. “Grand Jury” award - best musical videoclip (Prize);

Fellini 100
1. “Grand Jury” award - best short film (Prize and Money);

The jury in case of deserving works can assign special mentions.


RULES 2019


Overall Rating
  • 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
  • We were honored to be an official selection - there were so many really well done music videos - and so, that made winning in the 'Cantarel' (music video category) that much more wonderful!
    We regret we weren't able to attend-communication was excellent throughout the festival, and we enjoyed watching the awards ceremony via Facebook! Many thanks to the kind folks at Amarcort!

    November 2018
  • Simon Intihar

    In the hometown of Felini you can expect nothing less than a great cinefile experience. The staff was just wonderful, the public watched the films like they were glued to the screen and the projection was technically superb. The networking also made way for some valuable relationships with not only filmmakers, but also distributors, producers, etc. wich makes it a must for filmmakers. Go check it out!

    February 2018
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  • Maja Aro

    The festival staff were so helpful. Was also awesome to have a translator for the events.

    January 2018
  • Gerard Johnson

    We had a great time at the Amarcort Film Festival 2017. We were there for two days, attended four screening sessions and one lecture (which was in Italian with simultaneous earpiece translation into English). It was lovely to spend time in Rimini. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of entering a film.

    December 2017