Promoted by Caorle Film cultural association, the Festival aims to be a meeting point for videomakers from all over the world, rewarding the most deserving works and helping to spread the seventh art unknown to most people: the independent cinema.

Feature films, shortfilms, documentaries, webseries and animation: all projects started from the very bottom without the support of the great productions, but with great ideas and everything that deserves to be highlighted. Not only a competition, but a scenario where different generation, ethnic groups and cultures are united by a common passion and the love in sharing something through cinematic art.

Video-makers from all over the world will be able to show their works in this third international edition open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation movies and webseries.

5 days of live screenings, panels, town tours, open and closing party, Award ceremony with red carpet set by the splendid Adriatic coast and for all winners a beautiful and original trophy exclusively created for the Caorle Film Festival.

--- Awards ---

The winners will be awarded with an original trophy created specifically for the festival, during the awards ceremony that will be held in Caorle, Ve (Italy), on September 24, 2022.
Best Work – Caorle Film Award –
Best Feature Film
Best Shortfilm
Best Webseries
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi / Fantasy
Best Pilot
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Actor in a leading role
Best Actress in a leading role
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Shortfilm Screenplay
Best Webseries Screenplay
Best Story
Best Production Design
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Make-up
Best Visual Effects
People’s Jury Award
Additional Special Mentions may be awarded to the most deserving works.

Regolamento in Italiano a questo Link:

** Contest Rules and Regulations **

1- Submissions for Caorle Film Festival 2021 will open on January 24, 2021 and will close on July 20, 2021.

1.2- The charge will differ according to the submissions period as follows:

January 24, 2021 - Submissions Opening
Early Deadline | February 28, 2021 - 25€
Official Deadline | June 30, 2021 - 30€
Extended Deadline | July 20, 2021 - 40€

2- Submissions are accepted exclusively online from the following website:;

3- The competition is open to feature films, short films, documentaries, animation movies, pilots and webseries produced since 1st January 2019 until the present day. Works carried out before this date will not be considered;

3.1 Works that have participated in past editions of the Caorle Film Festival are not allowed;

3.2 School works are not admitted;

4- Works from all over the world are admitted. Works in foreign languages are admitted, but subtitles have to be in English or Italian at the time of submission. The dialogue list is also required in order to facilitate the understanding of the work; Italian works must have English subtitles at the time of submission;

5- To be eligible to register for the Festival, attendees must be at least 18 and must provide all the rights to economic and visual use of their own work. They also have to declare that the work is original and that does not infringe or violate the rights of any third part;

6- Every author can subscribe more than one work, provided that the respective registration fee is paid;

7- To be eligible for the Festival, web series must have at least 3 episodes published; In the absence of this requirement will be eligible to participate in the competition with the pilot episode;

8- The following files must be uploaded on FilmFreeway at the time of submission, with download enabled:

- Digital copy of your work in .mp4 h264 format (720p or 1080p);
- A4 vertical Film poster, minimum 300dpi (29.7 x 21 cm / 3508 x 2480 px) in JPG or
PDF format;
- Work synopsis of minimum 200 / maximum 350 characters.
- English or Italian subtitles .srt format or dialogue list of your project.

Important: when submitting please remember to carefully fill in credits form of the work, indicating all the names and roles of the main artistic cast and the complete list and roles of the crew: Director, Screenplay and Plot writer, DOP, Lead Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, Editor, Sound Designer, VFX Supervisor, Production Designer, Make-up Artist, Composer.

Note: It is your only responsability to ensure that you have properly filled in the required data and that the necessary files are not malfunctioning.

9- By entering the contest, the entrants grant the right to use their work and material for the purpose of press, media or promotion;

10- By entering the contest, the applicant becomes a supportive member of the cultural non-profit film association "Caorle Film" for the calendar year 2021.

11- By submitting the contest, the applicant shall enjoy royality-free access rights to events, to agreements with hotels, bars and restaurants and to the final award night.

* Eligibility *

12- The selected works are initially evaluated by a technical Commission in order to certify that they meet the contest requirements and are eligible for the official selection. Afterwards, the selected works will be evaluated by an external jury composed of film professionals, who will decide the winners. The awarding of the Prizes will take place during the closing evening of the Festival, on September 25, 2021.

If a winner is not present at the final evening to collect the prize, it will be possible to receive it by express courier with expenses borne by the winner.

** Exclusions **

Caorle Film Festival reserves the right to decline submissions for any of the following reasons:

– where failing to meet contest requirements;

– where required files are not received by expiration date, or contain wrong or missing

– where works violate the existing laws, incite racial and cultural hatred or violate
human rights. In addition, political propaganda will not be allowed.

– where the minimum number of participants (3) is not reached in any of the following categories: Animation and Documentary. In this case, the registration fee will be reimbursed.

Any attempt to obtain information on the final results of the competition before the grand prizegiving evening's final announcement and/or the spreading of misinformation about your participation, will be punished with disqualification and the entry fee will not be refunded.

If your work will not be selected for the competition, the entry fee will not be refunded.

By entering the Competition, you confirm that you understand and agree to accept all Terms, Rules and Regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Stefano Tammaro

    Very good communication and hospitality. So great festival

    October 2021
  • Un Festival Eccellente che ha saputo premiare in egual modo tutte le qualità di ciascun lavoro realizzato perché ogni opera possiede la meraviglia del racconto di una storia quale che sia ed ogni storia merita di essere ascoltata e in questo caso, guardata. Organizzazione e accoglienza al top. Belle persone davvero.

    October 2021
  • Francesco Gozzo

    amazing! incredible, i love caorle film festival

    October 2021
  • Vi ringraziamo per aver selezionato il nostro Overground e per la gentilezza ed accoglienza, per le comunicazioni precise e la vostra presenza sincera e appassionata che premia il lavoro di chi crede nel cinema e che realizza progetti spendendo del proprio. Grazie di cuore. Speriamo a presto:-)

    October 2021
  • Martina Girlanda

    It was an amazing experience to be part of Caorle, even for just one day (too bad we missed the final gala!), we'll definitely submit something new next year and hopefully we'll be able to attend the whole program!

    October 2021