CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 13
Auditorium S. Margherita - Venice - March 22nd - 25th, 2023

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 High Schools' competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students -, and the Music Video International Competition, which includes music videos made by film school students or university students.

The 13th edition of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival will award the following prizes and special mentions:

First prize (with no ex-aequo condition) - International Competition
Best soundtrack award (with no ex-aequo condition, music, words, sound) - International Competition
National Museum of Cinema Special mention to the movie offering the most significant contribution to cinema as an expression of art - International Competition
Special mention Le Giornate della Luce - Best Photography - International Competition
Venezia, Murano, Burano Municipality “Pateh Sabally” Award to the most significant contribution to the multi-ethnicity issue movie
First prize (with no ex-aequo condition) - International Music Video Competition
First prize (with no ex-aequo condition) – International High School Competition

Rules & Terms

The Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is the short film festival organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The 13th edition will be held from 22nd to 25th March 2023.

The Festival consists in:
1- The main International Competition of short films directed by film school students or university students;
2- The High Schools competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students;
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, 2022;
c) All films must be submitted in digital format (HD video, preferably MOV or MP4 files, web links);
d) Non-English-language films must be subtitled in English.

The deadline for submissions is Decembrer 31st, 2022. Applicants may submit the film via Filmfreeway.com or 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 January 15th, 2023. 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.

The Festival invites film directors of the main International Competition as its guests; we offer free Festival accreditation and free accommodation when available. Travel expenses are not covered.

Jury / Awards
The Artistic Director of the Festival appoints an International Jury of three members. No jury member may have been involved in the production or the promotion of any of the films included in the competition. The International Jury awards the Grand Prix, and the National Museum of Cinema Special mention.

Two different juries are in charge respectively with the award for the first prize of high Schools competition, and the first prize for the International Competition of Music Videos, and the Best Soundtrack award - International Competition.

The Le Giornate della Luce appoints a jury to award the Best Photography special mention - International Competition

The Venezia, Murano, Burano Municipality appoints a jury to award the “Pateh Sabally” Award to the most significant contribution to the multi-ethnicity issue movie

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

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  • Saman Hosseinpuor

    Great Festival,. Good job and looking to participate again.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Aida Ismailova

    I am more than happy to have my film selected for the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival. Beautifully organized, friendly people, inspiring place to have your film screening – in Venice, Italy.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Aida!

  • If you have any doubts if Ca'Foscari Short Film Festival is worth submitting - don't hesitate to submit. Great festival and great people! Congratulations to The Team! 👏

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Medessè Agohoundjè

    Nice organization. I’m so happy to receive the Pateh Sabally award and the WESHORT Special mention.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    We hope next time you will be able to join us!

  • 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!