โ—ฝ ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ. - ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ธ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚ (๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—œ๐—™๐—™ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ, ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ป)

โ—ฝ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด. - ๐—”๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด (๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜-๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ)

โ—ฝ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜บ. - ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐Ÿญ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ (๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ)

โž– ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜. โž–

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฒ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ, ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฎ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐Ÿฑ ๐—œ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐Ÿด ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐Ÿณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—œ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†, ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฑ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€.

These are just some of the numbers of the first two editions of the ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ (CVFF), a festival born with the patronage and support of the Municipality of Castrovillari, under the artistic direction of the director Antonio La Camera and the composer Francesco Sottile.

Attentive to young cinema since its inception, the festival aims to create a meeting point between the authors of the future, within the frame offered by the city of Castrovillari.
The first two editions saw great participation from the public who, in the 2020 edition, supported the event with a strong presence despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Driven by our new slogan ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜. we are looking to showcase the authors of the future: directors that are capable of shooting films that can reflect their innermost soul and their own personal gaze on the world. Wherever they are on the globe, whatever their budget is: we are aiming for the ones who can really speak from their soul into an original, new cinematic language, that can cheer our crowds and open their hearts.

Directors as Prantik Narayan Basu (Rotterdam IFF winner, Berlinale alumn), QIU Yang (Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner), Yorgos Zois (Semane de la Critique nominated), Guy Nattiv (Academy Awardยฎ winner), Alan King (Clermont-Ferrand official selected), Tommaso Santambrogio (Venice Film Festival winner), Anthony Nti (Academy Awardยฎ short listed), Jรฉrรฉmy Comte (Academy Awardยฎ nominated) has been part of our festival, showing their gazes and giving us a taste of what the future of cinema will be.

โž– ๐—ช๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ง ๐—ก๐—ข ๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—”๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ช๐—˜ ๐—ช๐—”๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ช โž–

The City of Castrovillari will be hosting again our 2021 edition, in which our aim is to provide both entertainment and culture to our ancient city through innovative languages and author's works of short cinema, choosing an heterogeneous array of films in a 2021 program that will include entertaining, uncanny, emotional, thoughtful, challenging films with no nationality or budget or theme restrictions.

Each submission will receive a 50% discount package from 7 partner festivals worth more than $30, making the submission really convenient.

We are interested in seeing your short films, in seeing your worlds, in being guided by your vision of the future.
Our international jury awaits you.

We hope to see you among the authors of the future in Castrovillari.

To all submissions, regardless of selection or not:
- A discount package worth $30 given throughout the year in form of discount codes by our partner festivals. By submitting you will receive it from them.

The jury will award the following prizes which will be awarded among all categories of short films eligible for the festival (narrative, documentary, experimental, animation):

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ($500 + trophy)
๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜ ($500 + trophy)
๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—š ๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— (trophy)
๐—›๐—ข๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก (at the discretion of the jury)
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  (trophy)

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฌ
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—”๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—”๐—–๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—›๐—ฌ
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š
๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—˜

- The call is open to all national and international works.
- All films must have been made in or after 2018.
- All films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
- The theme of the works will be free.
- Each participant may submit more than one work, but will have to perform registration
for each one of them.
- All films must be submitted with English subtitles.
- Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
- By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience.
- We may promote clips from your film on social media.
- We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special
circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online
platforms.
- Registration can only be made through the FilmFreeway online platform.
- No withdrawal is accepted after the film is selected.
- We will not be able to pay any screening fee. Selected films will be screened for free.
- By submitting, you agree to share your mail with our partner festivals: it will be used only to give you discount code in the forementioned festivals that are: Il Varco International Short Film Festival, Short Days, Rome Prisma Film Awards, Calabria Movie, Scario Short Film Fest, Pollino Film Fest, Desenzano Film Festival.

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  • Eugenio Casadio

    The organizers of this festival really care about the short films and directors they have selected. Excellent organization and planning of the event. I was very happy to be selected. I will definitely submit my next project. Thanks for everything.

    September 2021
  • Konstantin Bronzit

    Thank you to Castrovillari Festival for your great work in promoting short films. You are doing a very important visible work in your beautiful place, expanding the views of your audience and making the world around us richer and more cultured. Long live Castrovillary Film Festival!

    September 2021
  • Lucas Elliot Eberl

    Great experience with this festival. Excellent communication, responsive staff and a great program featuring great filmmakers. Can't wait to return to Castrovillari soon.

    September 2021
  • A really great festival with great communication. Thank you for your warm welcome even I can't meet all of you.

    September 2021
  • Sayonara Film

    A great festival with a professional team. Thanks a lot for the punctual communication.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sending us your high quality films!