Figari Film Fest is the official short movie competition of the OLBIA FILM NETWORK

Born in 2011 Figari Film Fest is a Festival and Market dedicated to young and independent cinema, to short films and to young directors’ debuts.

Over the years it became a lead event for international cinema.
The festival presents about 50 films under 20 minutes in several sections every year.

FFF is one of the most important festival and market in Italy and awards prize money in the amount of more than EUR 6,000 (the amount of cash awarded may be subject to change).

Best Italian
Best International
Best Made in Sardinia
Best Animation
Best Young
RAI Cinema Award
Special Mention

Best script Corto Sardegna

Registration deadline: Early 02.12.2018 / Regular 10.02.2019 / Late 07.04.2019
Preview format: Uploaded file or Hiperlink

1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2018
2) Maximum duration: 20 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: .MOV,.MP4 H264, .AVI, AppleProRes 422
5) Accepted genres: All genres except experimental and documentary
National Competion
International Competition
Animation Competition
“Made in Sardinia” Competition

Entry Requirements and Procedures
Preview Format: Uploaded File
Any fiction or animation short film completed after January, 1st 2018, of a maximum length of 20 minutes. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits. Experimental short films and documentaries will not be accepted.
The submission to the competition implies acceptance of this regulation. The selection is a decision of the comitee selection. The selection in one competition implies acceptance of a screening free of charge during the festival.
It's possible to submit works by following the procedures you will find on
Once the pre-selection material has been received, the registration will be considered as a commitment on your behalf. It is highly recommended to provide an English subtitled copy of your film. A complete English dialogue list is required.
The Festival Organization is not responsible for the copyright protection regarding the work(s) presented. The author of the film(s) must specify if he/she is in the register of SIAE or similar Authors’ Society for the protection of copyright.

Promotion and Publications
For its communication needs, the festival could use pictures of the selected films in :
• Festival catalogue
• Flyers
• Press Review

A less than 2 minutes extract of the selected shorts might be use on broadcasting, website or video monitor for the promotion of the event.

Figari Film Fest Artistic Direction might ask to the Author and the Production to include the film in the Short Film Market Catalogue and available in the dedicated screening rooms.


Official competition for shortfilm script to be shot in Sardinia:

1) The author or authors must be European or residing in Europe.
2) The author or authors must have previously made at least one short film. The short film will be an important basis for eligibility.
3) The story must be related in some way to the Sardinian territorial context.

Requested materials :

Synopsis (max 30 lines)
Script (max 15 pages)
Director's notes (max 1 page)
Director's biography (max 1 page)
Link to the short film previously made
Production’s note (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)
Partial filmography of the production (max 1 page, if the movie already has a production company)

All the materials must be submitted in Italian or English, in a single pdf, font Courier Final Draft size 12, on the page
21.04.2019 closing date for the submission of the application.

The best 5 works will be selected with fair and honest judgment of the jury between the first 100 submitted. For every work submitted the organization will guarantee full hospitality to only one author and facilitations to possible accompanying people.

The winning project will receive a prize of € 10,000 in production aid (rental equipment, post production, location scouting, distribution)

For further information about the 9th edition of FIGARI FILM FEST, please do not hesitate to send an email to

Overall Rating
  • I loved the place and the selection of shortfilms, they were great!
    But the shorts selected for the market, mine amongst them, were supposed to be projected and they cancelled the projections two times and they were never shown!!
    It is a pity, specially after travelling in person to see it there and to try to sell it to the interested distributors and exhibitors that were there.
    Great event to network, but there could be better organization and more activities during the day.

    August 2019
  • Motion Hr

    One of our actors has attended the festival. He was very pleased with everything and had so much fun!

    July 2019
  • Amazing place, good films and the best sea in the world!! We had great time! But all events are in Italian, some films have english subtitles.

    July 2019
  • Olbia Film Network Distribution & Sales

    Best festival ever. But we are in collaboration with the festival, so....

    July 2019

    It was my first time at Figari Film Fest... Wonderful! Thank you so much for selecting me and inviting me. I’ll never forget it!

    July 2019