** Now Accepting Submissions for our 2020 Edition **

Firenze Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to independent cinema, held at the beautiful, historical venue of Odeon Firenze that has 559 seats!

Films have the power to connect people through empathy. At Firenze Film Festival we are looking for the stories that stay with the audience after leaving the cinema, that challenge the way we think, and feel about the world around us. Our aim is to promote the artists who tell these stories, by providing a platform for their work and recognize their efforts with awards in a wide range of categories.

The festival will welcome filmmakers and cinema-fans from around the world, at this international event. We have created a varied festival program for you, which will provide plenty of opportunities to meet fellow filmmakers.

Thank you to our sponsors Florence Movie Academy and Helan Cosmesi di Laboratorio!

We accept films of all genres and lengths.

Films nominated for an award are part of the Official Selection, and will receive Official Selection laurels upon request. Our team of judges will select the best films of the Official Selection to be screened at the festival.

After the screening there will be a short award ceremony, where we will announce the winners of the awards.

Our judging panel includes:

Valentina Castellani (Producer, Actress)
Judge of the section "Best Short Film"

Tessa Bell (Producer, Scriptwriter)
Judge of the section "Best Screenplay"

April Macie (Actress, Writer)
Judge of the section "Best Short Documentary"

✓ All films must be submitted in ENGLISH or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2015.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at Cinema Odeon, Florence, Italy.

✓ Nominations: All films nominated for an award in every category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: Nominated films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Valentina Ghiringhelli

    Beautiful with a well done selection of short films! Place was amazing. Thanks to all the organizers for appreciating my short film.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Dear Valentina, Thank you so much for your presence and your work! Best of luck in the future!

  • Thank you Firenze Film Festival for such wonderful communication and networking. You were very helpful, prompt and promotions on social media were excellent. Would definitely submit again. Unfortunately could not attend this year but will surely attend the next.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing your work again!

  • Preet Sinh

    Such a wonderful festival and great communicators. i missed the festival but i won best short film in festival so my gratitude is always with you all people..looking forward to send my another project as well.. cheers

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Dear Preet,
    Thank you for your kind words!


    This is a jewel of a festival. Very intimate and real, with a great energy and drive to honor artists.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Dear Tessa,
    Thank you very much for your presence and for sharing your work with us! We wish you best of luck with Pope Joan!