๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—” ๐——๐—˜๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—จ๐— ๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—จ๐—Ÿ

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 was born from the desire to embark, together with the audience, on an introspective journey to discover the various nuances of the human soul, led by the visions of the authorsโ€™ unique perspectives.

Regardless of the genre, the nation, the budget, the medium used for filming, what interests us is to see strong, daring short films that are capable of shedding light on the human condition.

We are looking for films that stand out from todayโ€™s too often standardized universe of short films. Works that are capable of creating a glimpse of conscience in the soul of the spectators, providing a moment of reflection, giving them the chance to identify their inner selves with the external reality.

๐—” ๐—–๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—Ÿ๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”

Castrovillari has always been, since Hellenic times, a strategic commercial spot to connect the rest of Italy to all the lands that lied in the south. Inside the "Civita", framed by our grand Aragonese Castle, the first two inaugural days of screenings of our festival entertained more than 600 people with 12 films selected from all around the world, without geographical borders and from all kinds of production - both no budget and big budget - showcasing the best of world's creativity in films and bringing them to the public from south of Italy.

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

The City of Castrovillari will be hosting again our 2020 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 2020 program that will include entertaining, uncanny, emotional, thoughtful, challenging films with no nationality or budget or theme restrictions.

This year we're partnering with ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ to offer a $1000 worth of worldwide distribution contract to one of the films of the official selection. Moreover, each submission will receive a 50% discount package from 7 partner festivals worth more than $30, making the submission really convenient.

If you're distributing a short that shows your identity, language, form, story or approach to genre, we'll be glad to give it a look.

See you 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—•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—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—•๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— (worth $1200 worldwide distribution contract offered by ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ to one of the short movie)

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 2016.
- All films must have a maximum duration of 35 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.
- 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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  • Markus Kaatsch

    Fantastic festival, we were thrilled to be a part of it!

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks to you Markus and the whole "aug & ohr medien" team.

  • Delighted to be a part of the festival. Thanks so much!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Eileen, thanks for your kindness and your beautiful shortmovie.

  • Francois Morisset

    Such a great festival and a nice team!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your high quality shortmovies and the great professionalism of your whole team.

  • Eve-Laure Avigdor

    Hi Castrovillari Film Festival!
    We would like to thank you so much for the great prizes we have received and for your absolute kindness! We truly wish you success with your festival and will definitely talk about you around us! Good luck!
    Icare's team

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks to all your team. Your short film has been loved by our audience and we look forward to having your future works in next edition of the Castrovillari Film Festival.

  • Dusan Kastelic

    One of the best festivals. Located in a beautiful city with nice audience and very enthusiastic organizers. You can tell that those people love and live for films.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your beautiful short film and your kind words Dusan.