Castiellë Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world. It takes place in the small town of Castelpetroso (Molise, Italy) and its purpose is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.
We accept films of all genres and also shorts. Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony.
The medieval village was built around Norman times. Nothing remains of the old castle, except parts of shoal masonry around the medieval village. The parish church was that of San Martino, which underwent Baroque influences in the seventeenth century. The moments of aggregation in the various hamlets are many and preserve the spirit of the ancient local festivals, also of peasant heritage.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Narrative Short
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Soundtrack
Best First Time Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music Video
Special Jury Prize

Castiellë Soulplace Film Festival aims to spread the culture of cinematography and promote, at the same time, to promote the discovery of Castelpetroso, located in Molise (Italy): medieval village built around Norman times.
We want to support as many filmmakers as possible, all over the world, motivating them to always improve, always give their best and never stop dreaming.
The event involves not only filmmakers and the public, but also the whole territory as well.
We accept films of all genres and also shorts, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction) or animation.
Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony. *All winners will receive an official laurel and a free ready for print certificate.
By submitting your film, you declare to know and accept that we can promote some of the films by uploading the trailers and/or teasers or posters and production stills and so you allow us to use them for free, for promotional purpose. However the films will never be available online.
Submission fees cover administration costs and therefore they are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
We do not accept:
- poor standards or amateur movies (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD);
- movies involving politics or promoting political agenda;
- extremist or propaganda content movies, either religious or political organizations.

Overall Rating
  • An excellent quality festival, thank you

    February 2024
  • It was an honor for me to take part in the Castiellë Soulplace Film Festival with my short documentary, “Call of the Wild”. I wish to take part in the next session of this beautiful festival in person. Thank you and best wishes.

    February 2024
  • Vittorio Caratozzolo

    Thank you very much for this pleasant experience. It is always an honor to be selected by this Jury and to dream of the wonderful locations in which the awards event is organised.

    February 2024
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Castiellë Soulplace Film Festival with "The Librarian" short film! - 😃😃😃🙏🙏🙏

    March 2023
  • Wonderful tradicional place! Its happy to know, that our film DARKING WAY was the best film! Thanks for it!

    February 2023