The purpose of "Castellabate Film Festival" is to honor the vision, the art and the work of Independent Filmmakers Worldwide.

The Live Event will be on September 17, 18 and 19 in the "Area of movies" in Castellabate, a beautiful village in the Cilento Coast (Italy).
In more than 36 hours of screening, the Best Feature Film, the best Animation, the best documentary, the best Short Films, Videoclips, the best experimental, the best actor and actress, the best social video, will be showcased and recognized.

Please, read carefully the rules before submitting.

All selected Films will receive the Official Selection Laurel and will be promoted on Social Media.

They will compete for:

Best Trailer
Best Animation
Best Short
Best Videoclip
Best Social Spot
Best Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best Social Video
Best Experimental
Best Actor
Best Actress

In judgment phase, sub-categories may be added.

The Winning projects will receive an Award (or a Certificate, if they won't be able to attend the Live Events).

We accept all genres Short Films, Videoclips, Animation Shorts, Documentaries, Trailers and Feature Films, realized after 2010.

All the works must be original and the submitter has the responsibility to own the rights of every aspect of the Film.

Films that are not in English need English subtitles.

Films with grossness, excessive sex and violence will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Mike Gallant

    A lot of love goes out to this festival. I was very upset due to the pandemic I wasn't able to make the trip and visit this beautiful and meet these great people, but I was elated to be awarded "best director" for my film Terra Beach. I hope to visit and meet the team in the future.

    January 2021
  • Incredible Festival,well organized. The director Gianni is a great professional. Fast communication and excellent choices of movies.Highly recommend it! Humbled to receive a prize for my leading role in TRIANGLE Short film.

    January 2021
  • If this festival is not on your radar, it should be! Gianni and Raffaella make you instantly feel like family. Their communication and hospitality are on point. Like all festivals in 2020 they to had to pivot to an online platform, but as far as locations to have a festival Castellabate is beautiful. We look forward to being able to attend in person in the future. Bravo e complimenti!!

    January 2021