The Cultural Association CinemìCinemà, based in Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy), has been running an International Short Film Festival for Italian and international film-makers since 2009. The festival was originally created to encourage the use of the English language and videos for educational purposes for Italian high schools and it has evolved throughout the years opening its audience to international video-makers without loosing its main aim: promoting cinema amongst the youngest generations, and not only, with a particular attention to inter-cultural dialogue. The kermesse honors Mario Maldesi, a great Italian dubbing director; it partners with international and Italian short film festivals like Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

Cinemicinemà International Short Film Festival is organized by CinemìCinemà Cultural Association.

The 12th edition of Cinemìcinemà International Short Film Festival will take place online on the 1st and 2nd October 2021; finalist films will be displayed on our website and our audience will have access to them through a private link to our Youtube channel for a month; the Festival Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021.

There is no theme for 12th edition. The two categories are:
-Short Films
-Animation Short Films
Each category is divided into two sections according to the author’s age:
-UNDER 30 (years old)
-OVER 30 (years old).
One or more short films can be submitted, produced after 1st January 2018 and no longer than 15 minutes including credits (VLC. MPG4. DVD).
Special Mention will go to the best short movie talking about women and/or women’s rights.

Short films can be submitted between 15th March 2021 and 7th June 2021.
They can be submitted through FilmFreeway.
Season deadlines and fees to be paid for each submitted piece of work:

-Early Bird: 15/03 - 04/04 $ 5.00
-First Deadline: 05/04 - 25/04 $ 7.50
-Second Deadline 26/04 - 16/05 $10.00
-Extended Deadline 17/05 - 07/06 $ 20.00

All deadlines as well as late fees/surcharges, are strictly enforced, with no deviation, negotiation or exception and apply for ALL Participants.
For the citizens of those internationally sanctioned or embargoed countries who are interested to submit their video materials, CinemìCinemà Cultural Association reserves the right to provide for exceptions. They should contact the Festival staff for details.
All non English films must be subtitled in English.
Documentaries, videoclips, video art films and video Ads are not admitted.
The ones submitted after 7th June 2021 will for no reason be accepted.
The festival committee can anticipate the submission deadline in case of unforeseeable circumstances.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category and section; each winner will also be given our branded prize, a certificate and a dedicated tree on Treedom.

-The organisers are not responsible for any error occurring throughout the competition process.
-Materials will not be returned; the ones of finalists and winners will be stored in Cinemìcinemà International Short Film Festival movie library.
-By accepting this regulation, the finalists and winners assign to Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association all rights to publish, distribute, communicate to the general public, and/or use, the video materials submitted through any technical means of communication and any distributing channel throughout the world with no time limits, including other events and partner festivals.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association undertakes not to use the above mentioned video materials for commercial purposes or profit making.
-The organisers will take utmost care but do not take any responsibility for eventual damages or loss of submitted materials.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association Governing Board entitles the jury to evaluate the submitted materials and assign the prizes in the sole and unquestionable discretion.
-Finalist participants will be informed about their result through the above-mentioned platforms. The finalist shorts will be displayed on our website and our audience will have access to them through a private link to our Youtube channel for a month.
-Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association has the right to deselect all those films that
- are harmful to human and social rights
- were already screened during the previous editions.
-Finalist participants, any time promoting their films, are requested to mention their participation and/or awards in CinemìCinemà International Short Film Festival.
-Any controversy will be handled by Cinemicinemà Cultural Association Governing Board.
-No reimburse or compensation will be offered for screening short films during any activities/events CinemìCinemà International Short Film Festival and/or CinemìCinemà Cultural Association are involved in. In case of such a request on behalf of a participant, the film/s would not be reviewed by the jury.
-The above mentioned rules are accepted on submittance of materials.

General Data Protection:
Pursuant to Italian Law, Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 and EU Reg. 2016/679, you are hereby informed that Cinemìcinemà Cultural Association will only use all personal data for competition purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Wessel van Wanrooij

    Poor communication from staff and very late updates.

    October 2021
  • Kacper Anuszewski

    Everyting Ok. Thank You :)

    April 2018
  • Aryan Hosseini

    Great and wonderful.
    Do not be tired.

    Thank You.

    April 2018
  • Saman Hosseinpuor

    Great Festival, Great Team, I really enjoyed your festival and your City. Keep up your great job.

    March 2018
  • thank you for this great opportunity

    March 2018