Competition notice
The Association Rive Gauche – Festival, Florence, Italy, is pleased to announce the 6th edition of its International Cinema Contest. The Festival aims at promoting the collaboration and competition of young directors and promotion and distribution of audio-visual works. The Festival also wants to encourage facilitate directors in their contacts with producers, distributors, actors who will be guests of the event.

The award for best Short film in competition (Section a) is € 500 voucher for cinema materials. The award for the winners of sections b, c and d is a personalised plate and the Festival’s gold-plated medal. Other prizes for section “a” consisting in a personalised plate are for:
Best Director
Best Production
Best Screenplay
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Soundtrack
Best Photography
Best Documentary
Best editing
Critic’s award
Audience award.
The award for the winners of sections b, c and d is a personalised plate and the Festival’s gold-plated medal. Second and third classified will be awarded with a personalised plate.
The award for best screenplay (section e) , and for those that came second and third, will be the InkTip Package (it means the screenplay will be sent to the film production companies) and a personalised plate. The best screenplay in Italian for a feature film will win the Elena Bertoldi special prize.


Film: All the submitted film should not be longer than 40 minutes, included film credits.
Animation and films for young people and schools: the maximum duration for every film is 20 minutes, including the final credits.
Movies are accepted in any language, but they must be subtitled in Italian or in English. Even english film without same-language subtitles or hard subtitles be disqualified. All films must have english subtitles in open format with extension .srt or .tx
Screenplays: it is possible to submit screenplays for both short films or feature films. Original screenplay for short films must be no longer than 30 pages, whereas screenplays for feature films must be longer than 30 pages. Screenplays must be in English or in Italian.

Overall Rating
  • Mehmet Tığlı

    It was a great honor to be a nominee at this amazing festival. Congratulations to all crew!

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hello, could you please provide us with a version of your fim Spizella with Italian subtitles? The film will be inserted in the Official selection (confidential inf0!!!).

  • Claudio Cirri

    Festival ben organizzato e con ospiti del settore, consiglio di partecipare non solo con i propri corti ma anche con la propria presenza.

    February 2019
  • Ertug Tufekcioglu

    Great staff. They really put their heart in it. Beautiful athmosphere.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you. We would be very glad to meet you again in the next Festival.
    Marino Demata

  • I would like to thank the 5 Degree Firenze FilmCorti International Festival for the Inktip subscription. I appreciate the support and hope to submit another screenplay next year.

    Charlie Canning, "The 89TH Temple"

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you . You'll be welcome.
    Marino Demata
    5° Firenze FilmCorti Festival

  • Thank you for honoring "Pride Jewel" as a finalist. We have received many accolades for this feature-length script and we are grateful for choosing us to be part of your festival.

    Many yhanks!

    December 2017