The second edition of ArteSettima Shorts, organized by one of the most important young film magazines of Italy, continues a yearly event of international emerging short cinema with 1000$ of Prize Pool and a huge spotlight on Artesettima website with more than 1 Million impressions monthly.

The main goal is to discover and give deserved awards to hidden gems of the contemporary new wave of cinema. With only one category and four awards we want to give absolute freedom to filmmakers worldwide.

ArteSettima is a magazine with more than 60.000 readers monthly that explores the way cinema connects everybody through multiple languages, never being elitist. Through this art, you can experience philosophy, literature, painting, sciences even without being a direct expert of those.

Our Editorial Board will go through all the submissions for the first selection. The best 20 short films will be selected for projection in the wonderful location "BAR INDIA", in the historical Rome neighbourhood of Portuense, to compete in the finals.
Our Expert Jury will then decide the main prize winner and each of the 20 finalists will also have articles written by our magazine and released on our website and social media (@artesettima and
One of our sponsors WeShort, an on-demand short film platform, will give an award to their favourite. This one will have free distribution on their network.
The editorial board will also give an award.
In the hope those days will be relieved by the drama of Covid-19, we aim to host wonderful live finals with International Guests and Talks with Directors and Cast of selected shorts. Additional Sponsors and collateral events will be announced later on.

-Artesettima Shorts Prize
Awarded by the Jury
1000$ and Physical Trophy

-Artesettima Editorial Board Award
Awarded by the Magazine
Physical Plaque

-WeShort Award
Awarded by WeShort On-Demand Network
Free International Distribution on the Platform

-People Choice Award
Awarded by the public

-Best Short Script Under 35
Awarded by the Magazine Committee
Physical Plaque and operational help in pitching/producing the short

Rules & Terms

-All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 20 minutes.
-Maximum age of the Director at the moment of submitting the entry must be 35 Years Old
-The films must include English Subtitles (not if the spoken language is English, if so you will need to provide english subtitles only if selected for the finals)
-The film must have been produced after 1st January 2020

By Submitting your film, you agree that:

1)Artesettima Shorts can use parts of your film for promotional purposes.
2)Entry fees are non-refundable
3)You cannot withdraw your submission after official selection has been announced
4)You own all rights to the film
5)Jury choices are unquestionable

Overall Rating
  • Riccardo Romano

    Un festival fatto da persone che amano il cinema e che vogliono davvero dare una mano ai nuovi filmmaker e non soltanto offrire una vetrina. Bellissima esperienza per il mio corto "Valvonauta", che in collaborazione con ArteSettima ha trovato anche distribuzione su una piattaforma online. Consigliatissimo.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Grazie Riccardo. Sempre un piacere!