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.

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 be shown in an exposition called Fusion Arts at its 6th edition, and takes place every year in June in Villa Galnica, involving more than 2000 guests and people from its creation.

Main Awards:

Best International Short Movie:
$ 1000,00 cash prize and a custom made trophy

Best Short Movie Under 25:
Custom made trophy and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Lombardia Short Movie:
Custom made trophy and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Experimental Movie:
Custom made trophy and a review from the juror of the prize.

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Technical Awards:

Best Director:
Custom award and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Director of Photography:
Custom award and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Screenplay:
Custom award and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Editing:
Custom award and a review from the juror of the prize.

Best Performance:
Custom award and a review from the juror of the prize.

We ask filmmakers and producers to accept simple regulations:

1- Free theme or subject;

2- Shorts must have a maximum running time of 40';

3- Shorts must be either shot in italian or have english or italian subtitles;

4- You can submit only one short per subscription fee: multiple shorts require multiple subscription fees;

5- 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- The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • 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
  • Proud to be part of the first edition of this amazing festival. I will surely submit my film for the next edition.

    September 2019