Cortosplash, “a short film for the summer” is the first international festival of "beached" short films in Italy. The festival will take place on July from 04 to 06 August in the beautiful jonian coast of Lucania at Villaggio Aquarius- Circolo Nautico in Policoro (MT) a new naturalistic village, where an extraordinary restyling of the entire structure was made, completely in wood, located 50 meters from the sea, surrounded by the green of the Mediterranean vegetation. Don’t miss this show, made even more impressive by the charm that only the cinema under the stars can offer. The festival in fact, like every year, will take place on the beach, just steps from the sea which will be the background to the screenings.

Awards & Prizes

--- Award for the best short
--- Audience Award
--- Splash Award offered by the organizing and Villaggio Aquarius teams
--- Mention for the best short fiction / documentary
--- Mention for best animated short
--- Mention for best experimental video
--- Mention for best videoclip
--- Special mention for best work themed "sea that divides, sea that joins"

Rules & Terms

Regulations can be downloaded from the festival website in the section “entry form”:

The movie files must be AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD from the platform FilmFreeway

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    hermes mangialardo

    I won an award at CortoSplash! It is a good festival in a beautiful location!

    October 2017
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    Michael Lyons

    Our deep-sea inspired abstract film 'Blue Movement' was a semi-finalist. This was appropriate for this seaside festival because the soundtrack was made using a device called "The Octopus". The film itself was made with a bleaching (not beaching) process. We could not attend but the festival looks like a really fun event and the organizers seem to be energetic. The web page is really cool!

    August 2017