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Ÿฑ.๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿญ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ 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Ÿฎ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฐ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ 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Ÿฑ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น 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Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ.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 four 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 short film festival made with the contribution and patronage of the Calabria Film Commission and 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.

Driven by our 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 with their shorts films, 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 2023 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 2023 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.

- Our festival offers to all selected short films a post-production package that includes the translation of the films, the creation of the .srt subtitles in Italian or English and the finalization of the projection file.
All materials produced will be given free of charge to the producers and directors for a value of over $6.000,00 for the entire official selection.

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—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก (trophy)
๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—š ๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— (trophy)
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—จ๐——๐—œ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— (trophy)

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

- The call is open to all national and international works.
- All films must have been made in or after 2020.
- 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, Mondi Lontani Film Fest, Desenzano Film Festival.

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  • Giorgio Junior Jack Bartolomucci

    Grazie al Castrovillari Film Festival per la selezione e l'attenzione riservata a Zabut! Contiamo di rivederci presto con nuovi progetti.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie a voi per averci inviato il vostro bel cortometraggio. Sicuramente di rivedremo presto.

  • ร‰va Darabos

    Very nice staff and communication! Although I coludn't be there in person I could imagine that Calabrian venue gives extra spice to watching movies. I hope I can be there once. Also thank you very much for awarding the score in my film!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you ร‰va for your beautiful film and your kindness.

  • Prem1ere Film

    Un ottimo festival con un'accurata selezione di corti. Gentili ed eccellenti con le comunicazioni. Grazie Castrovillari film festival per aver selezionato i nostri cortometraggi.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie a voi e ai vostri corti che abbiamo il piacere di ospitare sin dal primo anno.

  • Beautiful festival with a very nice team!

    March 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the wonderful shorts that you give us the opportunity to enjoy every year.

  • Tiny Distribution

    A great Festival and a great experience, with a truly professional staff crew and with an amazing quality of films screened. We highly recommend submitting and attending.

    January 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you and your wonderful short films that enrich our event each year.