Dieciminuti Film Festival, now in its 14th edition, was created in 2005 by IndieGesta , was able to quickly become one of the events dedicated to short films most important in Italy.

The Festival, whose first 13 editions attended by more than 12,000 short films involving a total of nearly 15,000 spectators, is structured in various competitive sections: Official Selection (for short films up to 10 minutes released in the current year), Extralarge ( for shorts between 10 and 15 minutes released in the current year) Animations (animations for up to 10 minutes released in the current year), Doc10 (documentaries for up to 10 minutes released in the current year), Futurama Competition (for short films up to 10 minutes released by Schools in the current year).

At the Competitive sections, joins the Dieciminuti Academy, a school of cinema that brings young people of our province to create from scratch a short fiction or animation. The thing that is unique about the festival on the national scene is to be a real school for young people who want to explore the world of cinema. It ‘s also very much appreciated the Section Esplorazioni, which allows viewers to get in touch with the short film coming from a different country each year. During last years, the festival has hosted the short unpublished masters of Japanese animation by Studio Ghibli, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the animated short films of the Tehran Film Festival, the short films of Georges Méliès, the avantguardes, the web-series. During the 13th edition was opened also the Futurama Section, dedicated to masterclasses for students.

The Official Jury awards the following prizes:

a) Winner of Official Selection: 600,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 500,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Futurama Competition: 400,00 € + Hercules;
f) The Jury will awards also the following prizes: Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Actress, with the Hercules, the symbol of the Festival;

The IndieGesta Cultural Association organizes the 14th Dieciminuti Film Festival in Ceccano, Italy.

The main aim of the Festival is to present short movies and animated movies.

2. Participation is Free and Open to All.

3. Any Director can inscribe only 1 movie for any competitive section.

The Competitive Sections of the Festival are the following:

Official Selection (International Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced after the 1st January 2018);
ExtraLarge (International Short Movies of 15 minutes or less, produced after the 1st January 2018);
Animations (International Animated Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced after the 1st January 2018);
Doc10 (International Documentaries of 10 minutes or less, produced after the 1st January 2018);
Futurama Competition (International Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced by Schools after the 1st January 2018);

4. Films that have just participated to the last editions of the Festival will be not accepted.

5. Any participant has to send:

a) The Entry Form (downloadable on the website www.dieciminuti.it) or, in case of submission by a platfom, fill all the fields requested;
b) One picture of the movie and Two lines of synopsys;
c) A copy of the movie in a video file in one of the following formats: H264 MP4 (ratio 1920x1080). If the short film is submitted with Vimeo link, it's mandatory authorize the download of the short film for the Selection Committee;
d) The short movies must be subtitled in Italian or in English. For the English subtitles is mandatory to attache also a copy of the dialogue list;
e) It’s possible to subscribe the festival also sending the short film by FilmFreeway. The condition is that all the requested material is enclosed with the short film.

6. The material shall be sent to the following email address: info@dieciminuti.it (wetransfer or google drive link)

The Deadline is on 15th of October 2018. If the copies will not been sent by the deadline or its entry form are not duly completed the Organizers have no obligation whatsoever to admit the movie to the selection.

8. The Directors consent to the Organizers publishing information about the movie on the Festival website as well as in all printed promotional materials (catalogues, program, press materials, etc.)

9. The Director is the only responsible for the Movie.

10. A Selection Committee shall choose the movies that will enter in the various competitive sections.

11. The Jury awards the following prizes:

a) Winner of Official Selection: 600,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 500,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc 10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Futurama Competition: 400,00 € + Hercules;
f) The Jury will awards also the following prizes: Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Photography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Actress, with the Hercules, the award of the Festival;

12. The Organizers will not award Directors that not participate to the Awards Ceremony.

13. The Festival will be on March 2019 in the Antares Theatre of Ceccano (Fr), Italy.

14. Submitting a movie to the Dieciminuti Film Festival is equivalent to the acceptance of the conditions set out in these Regulations. All decisions in the matters not covered by these Regulations shall be taken by the Organizers represented by the Festival Director.

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  • I was unable to attend but the communication was superb. The events looked great and well attended on social media. I felt really lucky to get selected.
    Would love to participate in coming years for sure!

    July 2017
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    Noel Harris

    Wonderful film festival. The friendly atmosphere created for the filmmakers, in beautiful Ceccano, leaves a lasting impression. Alessandro and his dedicated team are amazing.

    February 2017
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    Vlad Buzaianu

    Great festival set in a beautiful town near Rome. All the people who worked and volunteered are very welcoming and such fans of indie films. This festival is for filmmakers, with interviews before screenings, great audience, great party and great for networking and collaboration on potential future projects. We are honored to have screened here and we hope to return in the future.

    February 2017