Auditorium S. Margherita - Venice - October 6th -9th, 2021

COMPETITION OPEN TO FILM STUDENTS ONLY

Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival is the first European film festival managed by university students under the guidance of a staff of Professors in film studies and professionals from the world of cinema. Our initiative results in an International Competition open to film students from all over the world and it has become an important landmark for those involved in film studies. We promote the diffusion of the achievements accomplished in the field of cinema and transmedia by cooperating with international cinema schools and distributors. Internationally relevant producers, cinema experts, directors and actors join us each year as members of the jury or as special guests.

Besides the main International Competition, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival includes the “Olga Brunner Levi” competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students focusing on “womanliness and music” theme - and an International Competition of music videos directed by film school students or university students.

Main International Short Movie Competition:
Grand Prix

Olga Levi High Schools' competition:
Grand Prix

Music Video Competition:
Grand Prix

Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is the short film festival organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The 11th edition will be held from 24th to 27th March 2021.

The Festival consists in:
1- The main International Competition of short films directed by film school students or university students;
2- The “Olga Brunner Levi” competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students focusing on “womanliness and music” theme;
3- The International Competition of music videos directed by film school students or university students.

Only films that meet the following conditions may be chosen for invitation in the official selection:
a) All films must not exceed 30 minutes in length.
b) All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2020;
c) All films must be submitted in digital format (HD video, preferably MOV or MP4 files);
d) Non-English-language films must be subtitled in English. A dialogue list must be included.

The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2021. Applicants may also submit the film to cafoscarishort@unive.it; Wetransfer, MyAirBridge, Dropbox, Vimeo and similar services can be used.
Applicants will be informed of the selection of their film by February 15th, 2021. Once the selection has been completed, no selected movie may be withdrawn from the Festival program.
The submission of the selected movies must be completed including the following:
a) A filled and signed PDF copy of the entry form the Festival staff will send when selected;
b) The film in digital format, or a link to a streaming copy of the movie, with English
dialogues/subtitles; a dialogue list must be included;
c) A teaser/trailer, or a one-minute extract of the movie, and 3 stills.

Jury / Awards
The Artistic Director of the Festival appoints an International Jury. No jury member may have been involved in the production or the promotion of any of the films included in the competition.

The submitted films will be preserved in Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival Archive for further free screenings within University programs.

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  • Celluloid Drapers

    An incredible students' film festival organized by Roberta and Cofascari. Where else but venice! Highly recommended.
    Faraz

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, we miss you!

  • Piotr Dylewski

    It was very good and pleasant experience! Hope to see you someday!

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Piotr, we hope to have you as a special guest in the future!

  • Muy agradecido por formar parte de la edición 2019. Muy agradable el equipo, buena comunicación, desafortunadamente por asuntos politicos de mi nación no pude asistir al evento en Italia pero realmente es una iniciativa interesante que merece su valor. Gracias.

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    It's been a pity you couldn't join us, we hope to meet you next time!

  • You can't but love the people, the mood and the interaction! Apply to this festival to go through a new adventure! Love you Ca'Foscari!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • A beautiful film festival! Met some of the most amazing people in my life. The students who managed the film festival are so kind that a couple of them even decided to show me around Italy after the event. Thank you so much for having me and hopefully I will be back again!

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Chan, it's been a pleasure to meet you here!