The fourth edition of ArteSettima Shorts, organized by one of the most important young film magazines of Italy, with 1million web impression and millions of social views, continues a yearly event of international emerging short cinema with 500$ of Prize Pool and a huge spotlight on Artesettima website and social media.

ArteSettima is a magazine with more than 60.000 readers monthly also active on social media with 4 Million likes / 84k Followers on TikTok and 106k Followers on Instagram. ArteSettima explores the way cinema connects everybody through multiple languages, never being elitist.

The project has partnered in various projects with multiple important cinema & culture realities like Streaming Platform MUBI, International Museum MUDEC, Shorts Streaming Network We-Short, COMICON and GOETHE Institut.

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 multiple awards we want to give absolute freedom to filmmakers worldwide.

Our Editorial Board will go through all the submissions for the first selection. The best 15 short films will be selected for projection in the wonderful location "ANGELO MAI", in the historical centre of Rome, close to Colosseum, Circo Massimo and Terme di Caracalla.

Our Expert Jury, formed through the editions by MATTEO ZOPPIS & ALESSIO RIGO DE RIGHI (King Crab), CIRO DE CARO (Spaghetti Story, Acqua di Marzo, Giulia), ROBERTO RECCHIONI (Dylan Dog, Orfani, John Doe), FRANCESCO LETTIERI (Ultras, Lovely Boy, Il segreto di Liberato) and MARICETTA LOMBARDO (Io Capitano) will then decide the main prize winner.

Each of the 15 finalists will also have articles written by our magazine and released on our website and social media (@artesettima and
Secondary selections for Best Surrealist 100 Years Short and Generational Over 35 Short will receive an award.
The editorial board will also give an award.
The festival will have 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
500$ Prize

-Artesettima Editorial Board Award
Awarded by the Magazine

-Best Actor
-Best Actress
Awarded by Sylvia De Fanti

-People Choice Award
Awarded by the public

-Slim Dogs Award for Best Technical Craft
Awarded by "Slim Dogs" Production

-Best Short Script

-Best Surrealist 100 Years Short
Awarded by the Jury

-Best Generational Short Over 35
Awarded by the Jury

Rules & Terms for Official Selection

-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 or Italian, if so you will need to provide english subtitles only if selected for the finals)
-The film must have been produced after 1st January 2021

Rules & Terms for Alternative Selection are explained in category submission

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

    Ho avuto la fortuna e il piacere di poter partecipare alla seconda edizione di ArteSettima Shorts con il mio cortometraggio "Sbagliando s'inventa" che si è aggiudicato il Premio della giuria con mio immenso stupore e onore. Il festival è stato molto interessante, una selezione di lavori inediti e di alta qualità in una cornice familiare e autentica come quella dell'Angelo Mai. La programmazione è stata ricca di eventi di diversa forma, non solo proiezioni, ma anche musica dal vivo e talk sul cinema contemporaneo. Grazie mille per avermi selezionata! a presto."

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Grazie Alice ed Associak Distribuzione per averci consegnato questo pregiato lavoro che ha tanto colpito la nostra Giuria. Ti auguriamo il meglio per il futuro e ti aspettiamo sempre al nostro Festival.

  • Alice Ambrogi

    Arte Settima è una preziosa rete di persone appassionate, carismatiche e coinvolgenti, che con impegno e determinazione offrono a giovani registi di affacciarsi nel mondo professionale del cinema.
    Ho avuto il piacere di parteciparvi con il mio corto Farfalle nello Stomaco e l'ho trovata una bellissima esperienza formativa. Consigliatissimo per tutti i registi emergenti!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Grazie Alice! Per noi è importante rispettare i valori che ci hai indicato e auguriamo il meglio alla tua carriera!

  • We are Giuseppe Circelli and Penelope Zouganeli , directors of the short film ‘Anthology of Nine souls on their way to death’.

    It was truly a pleasure to be selected, show our film in Angelo Mai and eventually winning the Editorial Prize in Artesettima Film Festival 2022.

    We attended all the days of the festival and watched all films selected. The selection was a diverse collection of films both of International and Italian productions. The screening was captivating and for all tastes which demonstrates how carefully curated the festival is. After the screening, the event featured an eclectic mix of Performances and talks making the experience a full on celebration of art and cinema. The only issue was that all talks are in Italian and some films did not have English subtitles so international submitters should notify the organisers for their arrival.
    Otherwise the organisers are creatives themselves that were fully aware of all films and their creators which made us feel included very quickly. All directors that were featured were interviewed on stage and the event was streamed live on Twitch. The winners then had an intimate relaxed couch interview with the organisers fact which was cemented in our memories.

    Thank you very much for accepting us in your Family. We will be back.

    Penelelolope and Giuseppe.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Giuseppe and Penelope,

    It was a great pleasure to host your work at the Artesettima Festival. For Artesettima, every Director and Crew/Cast Member is part of the family of the Festival and as you say, it's very important for us to make everybody feel at the center. We love to see directors watching each others work and networking. Even directors unable to attend could get in touch with others and that is the most important thing for us: being a way not only to give awards but to create a generation of directors.

    Thanks a lot,

    Manuel Juno
    Festival Director

  • 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!