Dieciminuti Film Festival, now in its 15th 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 14 editions attended by more than 13,500 short films involving a total of nearly 17,000 spectators, is structured in various competitive sections: Official Selection (for short films up to 10 minutes released after the 16th of October 2018), Extralarge ( for shorts between 10 and 15 minutes released after the 16th of October 2018) Animations (animations for up to 10 minutes released after the 16th of October 2018), Doc10 (documentaries for up to 10 minutes released after the 16th of October 2018), Futurama Competition (for short films up to 10 minutes released by Students Under 18 after the 16th of October 2018), Panorama Italia (for short films up to 10 minutes released by Italian students of Schools of Cinema after the 16th of October 2018).

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 During last years, the festival has hosted the short unpublished masters of Japanese animation by Studio Ghibli, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the animated short films of the Tehran Film Festival, the short films of Georges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: 1000,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 400,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Futurama Competition: 400,00 € + Hercules;
g) Winner of Panorama Italia: 400,00 € + Hercules;
h) The Jury will awards also the following prizes: Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Actor, Best Actress, with the Hercules, the symbol of the Festival;

The IndieGesta Cultural Association organizes the 15th 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 16th of October 2018);

ExtraLarge (International Short Movies between 10 and 15 minutes, produced after the 16th of October 2018);

Animations (International Animated Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced after the 16th of October 2018);

Doc10 (Documentaries of 10 minutes or less, produced after the 16th of October 2018);

Futurama Competition (International Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced by Secondary or High Schools students of a maximum age of 18 years after the 16th of October 2018);

Panorama Italia (Italian Short Movies of 10 minutes or less, produced by Students of Schools of Cinema after the 16th of October 2018);

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

5. Any participant has to send the short film by Filmfreeway. It’s mandatory:
a) The short movies must be subtitled in Italian or in English. It’s ALWAYS mandatory to attach also a copy of the dialogue list.
b) A copy of the movie in MP4 format (minimum ratio 1920x1080);
c) It’s mandatory the authorization to the download of the short film on the platforms, also if the short film is a Vimeo Link.

6. The Deadline is on 15th of October 2019.

7. 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.)

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

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

10. The Jury awards the following prizes:
a) Winner of Official Selection: 1.000,00 € + Hercules;
b) Winner of ExtraLarge: 400,00 € + Hercules
c) Winner of Animations: 400,00 € + Hercules;
d) Winner of Doc10: 400,00 € + Hercules;
e) Winner of Futurama Competition: 400,00 € + Hercules;
f) Winner of Panorama Italia: 400,00 € + Hercules;
g) 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;

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

12. The Festival will be on Spring 2020 in the Antares Theatre of Ceccano (Fr), Italy.

13. 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
  • 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
  • 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