DON'T LOSE YOUR [Mona Lisa] SMILE.

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- In the event of a film is withdrawn, DIFF will not refund or return any materials.

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  • 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