COVIDaVINCI is a 5-minute QUARANTINE film challenge that will award filmmakers with a “Shelter-In-Place Vitruvian Award” for their film work in narrative, animation, and music video that is produced during this quarantine period.

We're making this affordable to enter for a potential HUGE return on your investment!

- Screening at DIFF 2020 ONLINE (All-New DIFF Festival Platform!)
- Sponsorship Prizes
- Program inclusion
- Audience Award
- Shelter-In-Place Vitruvian Award (Working Title :)

Learn more about DaVinci International Film Festival, programs, and access to our FAQ section at DUE TO COVID, DaVinci International Film Festival (Vitruvian Awards) will be hosted online, September 10-13th, 2020.

- Top 50 COVIDaVINCI films will be showcased as IN COMPETITION during the festival.

- Film projects must NOT break state or federal COVID mandates for quarantine. Meaning, if your state has a non-essential travel restriction in place, DO NOT go filming on location. This is a non-essential film contest (as are all others) and we take this very seriously. Immediate disqualification.

- Practice social distancing. Your film cast/crew should be your family or roommates or anyone else you are currently living with.

- All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.

- No longer than 5 minutes TRT (including credits) for quarantine film. If your film is 5:01 it will be disqualified. Please understand that if we make an exception for one, we have to make for all, so we stick to this requirement.

- All submissions MUST have been filmed and produced during COVID-19 shelter in place/quarantine period. As in right now.

- Narrative, Animation, Documentary, and Music video categories will be awarded.

- In the event of a film is withdrawn, DIFF will not refund or return any materials.

Overall Rating
  • Jenn Lindsay

    This is a wonderful festival! They are so supportive of their artists, have amazing communication, and put a lot of effort into celebrating independent filmmaking. I highly recommend submitting your work to them!

    September 2020
  • Jeff Musillo

    I was super excited to have one of my shorts be a part of this festival. The festival directors had a very unique approach to exhibiting films during the quarantine period and I was honored to be a part of it!

    September 2020
  • Cedrick Spinassou

    j'ai été ravi d'avoir eu l'opportunité d'être sélectionné à ce festival. merci beaucoup

    September 2020
  • I am pleased to have been part of this great festival! They are very responsible and the communication is outstanding. This is one I will submit again.

    September 2020
  • Tara Jenkins

    I really enjoyed getting to be a part of this festival and feel honored to have won the COVIDaVINCI Audience Award. The festival did such an amazing job of creating a space online to celebrate film in a satisfactory manner, despite the current situation. Can't wait to attend in person one day!

    September 2020