Reality sucks, let’s paint it with absurdity! Are you ready to take part?

Are you feeling absurd enough to participate to the first Absurd Film Festival?

Your absurdity can be awarded with bimonthly awards, classified in five categories: Standard Awards, Absurd Awards, Film style awards, Genre Awards and Technical Awards.

The Absurd Awards are a special category you can only find in this Absurd Film Festival: our goal is to award your originality and unconventionality with unique awards crafted just for your works.

Every two months we will have a private showing, during which the jury will assign the Standard Awards and will decide the Absurd Awards.

You can register for the Film Style, Genre and Technical categories; in addition to these awards, the jury will choose prizes for the standard categories and the Absurd Awards.

The best selected movies from every two-month period will be part of the final annual festival event.

The official selection will be announced on our social media and on our website, at the end of each period. Follow us on @assurdoff. and Imdb qualified festival.

Festivals partner:

Bimonthly awards
(with digital laurel reception, in pdf / jpg file)

Best Film
Best International Film
Best European Film
Best Asian Film
Best American Film
Best Italian Film
Best Lombard film
Best Micro Short (under 5 min)
Best Super Short (under 15 minutes)
Best Medium Lenght (under 60 min)
Best Low Budget Film
Best Original Idea
Best AI Film

Best Wannabe Absurd (we know reality can be absurd)
Best You're lucky
Best You have a good pusher
Best It deserved an award so we created one
Best Font
Best Plot twist
Best Villain
Best Lie
Best Don't watch it when you're eating
Best It should be porn

Best Wes Anderson
Best Ken Loach
Best Stanley Kubrick
Best Quentin Tarantino
Best Federico Fellini
Best Hayao Miyazaki
Best Sam Raimi
Best Christopher Nolan

Best Absurd
Best Drama
Best Experimental
Best Comedy/Parody
Best Horror/Mystery
Best Action/Thriller
Best Sci-fi/Fantasy
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best War/Western/History
Best Web/TV Pilot/Tv Series
Best Music/Musical
Best Romance
Best Crime/Violence
Best Sport/Inspirational
Best Silent Film

Best Director
Best Young Director
Best Soundtrack
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Vfx
Best Actor/Actress
Best Producer
Best Makeup, Hairstyling or Costumes
Best Title
Best Movie Poster


Other prizes will be also decided by the jury.

IMPORTANT: The jury may decide to change the entry category of any film if it deems it appropriate.

Submission for the competition must be made through FilmFreeway, the submitter will receive a confirmation of the registration via email.

This is the link for subscription:

Film Freeway:

- Films can be produced anywhere in the world, no distinction. They can also be produced anytime, no distinction.

- Films must be under 60 minutes.

- In case of selection for the final event of the Festival, the subtitle srt files must be sent from the filmmaker, and they have to be in Italian or English.

- Every author can submit more than one film.

- All film genres are accepted.

- Films inciting violence or hate of any form are not accepted.

- By registering, you declare that you have the rights to the registered film.

– The jury may decide to change the entry category of any film if it deems it appropriate.

- The Festival may use, for promotional use, the data of authors, producers and crew, the movie poster, the trailer and a maximum of 1 minute of the video.

- By registering your movie at our Festival you agree to share personal data with partner festivals, exclusively for promotional purposes, for this festival and for future editions.

- Distributors can ask for a special price for the submission of 20 or more movies. Just send us an email to

- The data from each film can be used in publications of cultural interest

- In case of selection the author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film must send a link of the film (via file sharing platforms such as Wetrasnfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to the festival organization. This video must be appropriate for projection, the basic format required is FullHD 1080p.

- A complete list of selected films will be published on the festival website, the authors of the selected films will receive an mail.

- The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film, by submitting to the festival, claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction of film’s video and audio.

- The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Assurdo Film Festival without any claims.

- Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

- The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data on and on every type of distribution channel as promotion.

- The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.

- For any dispute not covered by the Regulation the competent authority is the organization of the Assurdo Film Festival, if such disputes do not find the solution, the competent authority is Foro of Monza. In case of objections to this Regulation, Italian version of the same prevails.

- Subscribers to the Assurdo Film Festival agree, as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Really honored to have been the 2024 April - May Best Young Director. This festival was so easy to work with and I was very impressed by everything it did! 10/10

    June 2024
  • Sadly, could not attend the events, but I'm very grateful to be in, and I love the versatility and inclusiveness of this festival.

    June 2024
  • Thank you for selecting and awarding my short film Anywhere - winner of Best Action/Thriller Short.

    June 2024
  • Omar Hashem

    Amazing Festival, gave me a chance to introduce my work to Italy specially that I'm coming in September to visit the country. It's interesting to see other's work and what type of films they write.

    June 2024
  • A great and exciting festival, I was very happy that my film was one of the winners in this festival

    June 2024