Fabriano Film Fest is an international short film festival.
The last edition was met with a vast critical and public acclaim, but above all had the merit of creating a warm, friendly, but also highly professional environment: both the selected short films, and the jury that took on the hard-going task of judging them, were of exceptional quality.
This year we'll be together again for our ninth edition, most certainly, the "short film language" will still be the festival's highlight, with screenings of the films admitted to the competition taking place on Friday and Saturday night. But for a long week we'll have workshops, meetings, screenings, conferences and aperitivos, too! Sunday will be dedicated to the winning short films and their authors, and of course to the awards ceremony.

Awards and special mentions:

- First prize for the best short film: 1.000 euros;
- Best short film Young Jury;
- Best comedy film;
- Best female director;
- Best director;
- Best actress;
- Best actor;
- Best cinematography;
- Best screenplay;
- Special award "Claudio Casadio Tarabusi" Eyes on the world;
- Audience choice award.
Besides several awards are provided by technical sponsors.

We will be accepting fiction and animated short films of any subject. We do not accept documentaries, music videos or video art. Each director is allowed to participate with a maximum of two works, to be completed by 01/01/2018. Short films must have a maximum running time of 15 mins, excluding credits. Works already enrolled in other festivals are also accepted. Films of any origin or language are allowed. For all non-Italian films, Italian and/or English language subtitles will be required, plus the dialogue list in Italian and/or English.
The organization reserves the right to admit to the contest short films notwithstanding the current regulations.
The participation fee is 15,00 Eur, which contributes to the festival’s application processing expenses.
By enrolling to the contest, each author declares himself/ herself responsible for the content of his/her work. In case of failure to comply with these conditions the candidate will be excluded from the event. All entries that comply with the current regulation will be screened by the organizing commission, which, at it's sole discretion, will select participants of the contest to be presented to the award-assigning jury.

Submitted material will not be returned, and will be archived. It is possible that some material may be re-used in other events, as clips, for non-commercial use.

The selection of the admitted short films and the corresponding screening days will be communicated in good time on the following site: www.fabrianofilmfest.it and on the Facebook page of the festival, so as to allow the authors to be present at the screening and/or, eventually, at the awards ceremony.

The Jury, made up of journalists and cinema professionals, will assign the awards and any special mentions. The Young Jury will also decide on the best film of the festival. There will also be a prize awarded by the public audience present at the screenings.

Personal data (L. 675/96) will be processed for the purposes of the festival only.
Registration for enrolment implies full acceptance of the current regulations. For any information not provided, the Italian Civil Code rules apply.

Overall Rating
  • Fabriano Film Festival was a beautiful experience. Their love of short films shines through the entire festival and the audience participates with great passion. Thumbs up for you!

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind review! Our love drives us to move forward, always trying to do our best. We can't wait to see your great movies again, like every year. Best regards.

  • Pathos Distribution

    Great festival, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Evocative location in one of the six most beautiful villages in Italy. The quality selection gives prestige to the program: this is a fixed appointment for lovers of Italian and international short films. We wish the festival every good.

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We really hope too have your beautiful films next year too!!

  • LINE UP Film Agency

    Wonderful feedback and communication!! See you soon!

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you do much Alfonso. I really hope to hear from you soon!

  • Eitan Pitigliani

    It was a fantastic experience, a great film festival, taking place in a fantastic location, with amazing people, especially thanks to the organizers that took care of everything, making all the guests and the audience feel just amazing. All in all, a great experience. Congrats to the artistic director and keep it up!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Eitan was fantastic to have you at our festival. We are waiting for your next film!

  • Francesco Felli

    un festival con corti di altissima qualità

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Ringraziamo molto Francesco Felli che abbiamo avuto il piacere di ospitare al nostro festival. La qualità dei lavori presentati è per noi elemento di vanto e priorità del nostro festival. La maggior parte delle nostre energie sono profuse per raggiungere questo obiettivo. Grazie ancora.
    Valentina Tomada,
    Direttore Artistico del Fabriano Film Fest