AURORA Film Festival is moving towards its second winter edition, aiming to continuing in its support to truly independent cinema and introducing it to new, non-technical public.
After the second edition of the main Festival in Summer 2021, the finally landing AURORA CINE INVERNO has found a place and dates next December.

Aurora for us mean new beginning, starting from scratch, leaving behind the old and the known for a fresh start. That is how we see art of filmmaking, regardless of budget.
We are inviting creators of underground, under-known, rough movies. Low Budget, analog format, short, long, they must tell us about an imaginative story, a fantastic scenario, a fresh and unseen way to see the world.

THE LOCATION: San Potito Sannitico has a long lasting love for the moving image, hosting creators in many occasions, being itself the stage for short and long independent movies. We are running this way, disposing alternatively of different locations in the village, each time fitting differently the occasion and thegeneral content of the screening.

We will watch every submission. Films will carefully be selected upon our expectation, but we are sure all entries will be seriously good.

There will be no awards during the Aurora Film Festival, but there might be some special mentions, upon organisers' decision.

BE AWARE and read carefully.
Aurora wants to showcase inspired FICTION movies to encourage independent and underground daring film making in a NON - COMPETITIVE setting this means that:

NO BEST OF in our Festival, but a selection of works based of CURATORIAL choice to design a unique composition and visual journey, therefore:

Movie notified as FINALIST will be screened during the event

Movies notified as SELECTED will offered covering in our social media and the possibility to be inserted in future side events under the titled of AURORA OFF. This decision was made by the curator in order to give a chance to movies that are not, in present time, fitting to the design of the program bu that, at the same time, are considered worthy a mention and a possibility to find place in other occasions.

AAA All right to showing the movies must belong to the directors . As Aurora FF can only deal with soundtrack rights.

Sections @ Aurora are:

Italian shorts
International shorts
italian animation
international animation
Fantastic Feature
music world

All rights must be belonging to the directors.
Excepted for soundtracks, the Festival do not deal with production rights.
So applicants will be invited to send release for the date of the screenings, thank you.
For what the Long features and featurettes, authors will have to either send their work via WeTransfer or via post mail.
International movies have necessarily to dispose of Italian of English subtitling included in the movie file, thank you.

Overall Rating
  • Simon Zhou

    I was unable to attend in person, but the generosity, congeniality, and love of cinema of the team behind the festival was evident in all our communications. Thank-you again for selecting our film, and I hope we'll cross paths again at a future edition!

    August 2021
  • Hermoso festival. La curaduría es increíble, hay una interesante selección de cineastas independientes y emergentes. Gran comunicación con los organizadores y encantadoras proyecciones. Muy contento y orgulloso de haber sido parte del festival.

    August 2021
  • Un festival affascinante e coraggioso, che valorizza i giovani registi emergenti e le opere indipendenti. L'organizzazione è molto disponibile e cortese. Sono felice di aver partecipato! Grazie!

    August 2021
  • Jing Zhai

    Thank you dear friend great fest!

    August 2021
  • Thank you very much for the Official Selection to Holestepper from director Sergio Fernández Muñoz where I have the leading role. So glad being a part of the festival. Greetings from Lima, Peru.

    December 2020