๐—”๐—ก ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—ฏ-๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—š๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—” ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐—ฆ

After our inaugural edition, Desenzano Film Festival comes back with its peculiar format to bring the best of world independent short cinema on Lake Garda, in a gala night and award ceremony in an 18th century theatre in the center of our city.

๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง, ๐—›๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—š๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฆ, ๐—™๐—”๐—œ๐—ฅ

In times in which emerging filmmakers without support struggle to emerge and to show they work to a worldwide public, our goal is to bring together in a prestigious location independent films from young authors, experimental shorts and international shorts, promoting a fruitful meeting between future generation directors and acclaimed professionals from the industry.

๐—˜๐—ซ๐—–๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—˜, ๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐——๐—˜๐—•๐—”๐—ง๐—˜, ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ช

During our Gala Night, our guests, public and jurors will have dinner together in the 18th century's Teatro Alberti in the center of Desenzano on Lake Garda, and watch the screening and award ceremony in an an atmosphere which promotes dialogue, exchange of contacts, debate and team building.

One day dedicated to brilliant debut filmmakers under 25, filmmakers from Lombardia and internationally acclaimed directors, in a heterogeneous symposium in which films are the topic of conversation and the chance to meet new people and future colleagues.

Experimental films will frame the event by being screened all around the theatre for all the duration of the festival.

๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฌ

Franco Piavoli - Director
Born in 1933, he directed "Il Pianeta Azzurro" in competition at the 50th edition of Venice Film Festival and defined by Andrej Tarkovskij "a masterpiece in absolute solitude".

Ondina Quadri - Actress
Born in 1994, she won the italian Golden Globe in 2016 for the role played in the movie "Arianna" directed by Carlo Lavagna. She also works on "Capri-Revolution" by Carlo Martone and "Le notti magiche" by Paolo Virzรฌ.

Maura Morales Bergman - Cinematographer
Born in 1979, she is the director of photography of the last documentary "Santiago, Italia" directed by Nanni Moretti. She also directed her own documentary "Entierros" in 2017.

Stefano Cravero - Editor
Born in 1977, Nominee David Donatello for editing "Nico 1988" by Susanna Nicchiarelli in 2018. In the same year he co-directed his own documentary "Country for old men" with Pietro Jona.

All our trophies are custom made by our partner ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ ๐—š๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ, a prestigious italian stone contractor that will craft unique black marble pieces.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— 
$ 1000,00 cash prize and a custom made marble trophy.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—  ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐— ๐—•๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—œ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— 
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—˜๐—ซ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— 
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฌ
$ 100,00 Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

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๐—ง๐—˜๐—–๐—›๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ
we will give away these category awards:

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—ข๐—š๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—›๐—˜๐—ฅ
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—ช๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

๐—•๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜
Custom made marble trophy, free stay, food and accomodation.

We ask filmmakers and producers to accept simple regulations:

1 โ€ง Free theme or subject;
2 โ€ง Shorts must have a maximum running time of 40';
3 โ€ง Shorts must be either shot in italian or have english or italian subtitles;
4 โ€ง You can submit only one short per subscription fee: multiple shorts require multiple subscription fees;
5 โ€ง Producers and/or author, if the short is selected for the final stage of the festival, must declare to be solely responsible for all rights regarding his work and must declare that the movie does not contain any third-party rights.
6 โ€ง The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable

Overall Rating
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  • Dusan Kastelic

    One of the best European festivals. Friendly staff, and nice location, quality films and great audience! I was very fortunate to win this year's "Best Film" and "Audience award", which came as a very nice surprise. Highly recommended.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Dusan on your award. We hope we will be able to host your next works! See you soon!

  • Proud to be part of the first edition of this amazing festival. I will surely submit my film for the next edition.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Farid! We're looking forward to seeing your new work!