C.S. Film Festival is an independent short film festival. Riding on the wave of the geat success of the previos 2 editions, in November 2023 opens the call for submissions for the third edition of the Festival, which will take place in Bellinzona on Sunday, October 20th, 2024.
Short is good. Independent and economically viable cinema, thanks to the possibilities of wide dissemination at low cost offered by social media, is increasingly liked.
A phenomenon, which in the financial field has been christened the "long tail," allows "niche" film products made at low cost, but well-crafted and able to speak to the audience's heart, to shatter viewing records, surpassing, in the long run, the popularity of the blockbusters.
Carlo Sortino, a multifaceted filmmaker, much followed on social media and by young people, has always self-produced and realized his own films. In the full maturity of his career, he decided to celebrate a grand Feast of Cinema, devoted to short films and clips, which rewards and encourages the miraculous flicker of what art and originality can achieve even outside the institutional schemes and with sustainable means.

- Best Actor
- Best Supporting Actor/Actress
- Best Actress
- Best Short Film
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Photography
- Jury Award
- Best Music Clip
- Best Visual Effects
The jury will award the best film with plaques.
All selected authors will be invited to the screening of the film.
No payment awards.

Short films must not exceed 10 minutes.
Any Foreign film that is not in Italian must have Italian, French or English subtitles.
All films must have been realized from 2021 onwards.
Videoclips are accepted.
By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions.

By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work and agree to hold harmless the festival from any and all claims, losses, liabilities or attorneys' fees that may be held in connection with the Film entry or the Festival's use thereof.
We reserve the right to use any part of your submission for promotional purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Patricia Da Silva

    Carlo Sortino et sa collaboratrice Esmeralda Mattei sont d'une gentillesse remarquable. très , très bien reçu. C'est super que chaque réalisateur venu des 4 coins du monde puissent y faire découvrir leur film. De très belle rencontre aussi ce font à ce festival. Merci de continuer à faire vivre ce festivals.

    February 2024
  • graziella lunetta

    É stato una bella serata! Bella ospitalità!

    October 2023
  • La prima edizione del Carlo Sortino Film Festival è stata per me una bellissima esperienza. L'evento ha avuto luogo nello spettacolare Cinema Forum a Bellinzona, si respirava aria di cinema indipendente, Carlo poi è come sempre molto professionale ed accogliente, ho rivisto vecchi amici e fatto nuove amicizie, sicuramente un esperienza da ripetere.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Grazie 1.000 Leonardo Barone è stato un vero piacere averti come ospite.