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 rough diamonds
Special Mention

Preview format: Uploaded file or Hiperlink

1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2022
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 2021, 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
  • Great festival! I am really happy that our short is inside the festival and to have been included in the video library for the market.

    July 2022
  • Juan Lossada

    Since we received the good news of the official selection, we have had nothing but good attention, excellent and fluid communication and the treatment of close colleagues, of film lovers, the Figari festival has been an extraordinary experience, what a great festival!

    June 2022
  • Heléna Antonio

    Really great selection of films, the level is very high and the commmunication is very good.
    So glad my film ‘2020’ was recognised at the Festival and put on the video library for the market.
    Happy it had chances to be seen by professionals.
    I will definitely submit my next films to this amazing Festival.

    June 2022
  • Andrea Pierri

    Amazing locations, great film selection, good networking... take off your shoes and dive into one of the hottest short film festival!

    June 2022
  • Un gran festival, con cortometrajes de directores consagrados, agradecido de obtener el premio scarpette rosse a mejor cortometraje con "Lorena", viva el cine!

    February 2022