Figari International Short Film Fest is one of the most important
Italian short film festival and market

Born in 2011 Figari Film Fest is a Festival dedicated to young and independent cinema.

Over the years it became a lead event for international cinema.

FISFF is one of the most important festival in Italy and awards prize money in the amount of more than EUR 5,000 (the amount of cash awarded may be subject to change).

RAI Cinema Award (cash prize)
France TV Award ( cash prize)
Best Italian
Best International
Best Made in Sardinia
Best Animation
Best women stories
Best producer
Special Mention

Preview format: Uploaded file or Hiperlink

1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2023
2) Maximum duration: 20 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: MP4, .MOV, H264, .AVI, AppleProRes 422
5) Accepted genres: All genres except experimental and documentary

Entry Requirements and Procedures
Preview Format: Uploaded File
Any fiction or animation short film completed after January, 1st 2023, 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.

All the selected films must be uploaded by the directors / producers / distributors on the professional videolibrary of the festival.
Access to the platform is private and dedicated only to accredited persons.
Movies can be geoblocked if required.
Films of the official competition, can be part of special programs (without fee) that the organization can present in other festival partner.
All the selected films will be able to be included in film literacy projects organized by the Figari Film Fest dedicated to schools.

Acceptance of the regulation implies acceptance of these rules !!!!


Overall Rating
  • mohamad kamal alavi

    accurate Interesting. Professional, fast and large audience

    August 2023
  • NaNo Film

    great experience.
    we will definitely be back

    July 2023
  • Gargantua Film Distribution

    Fantastic film festival! Thank you for awarding FLORES DEL PRECIPICIO by Andrea Gatopoulos!

    July 2023
  • Mahdi Falahati

    I'm very happy that we participated in Film Diary NYC this year.
    It was really a very interesting and good experience.

    July 2023
  • Alissa Sophie Larkamp

    I have to be honest and mention that my experience was not great. I took the risk and came by myself and kind of good lost in the system, since e.g. there was no accreditation prepared, no program communicated and my film was not implemented in the videolibrary, later it was but with the wrong name even though I asked for it to be corrected. Mails get lost and that is ok, but when we are already in contact about me coming I hope for a festival to be aware of that and sent a reminder in case they are missing material. The volunteers were amazing on the other hand! Just the people who are supposed to be in charge didn't seem to care to hand out information that would have been necessary for networking e.g. a list of professionals present. I can not say it was really worth my investment to come. I hope I was just very unlucky but still I can not write another review covering up my experience since I hope it helps with improvement.

    July 2023