UPDATE: In light of Corona-virus, we want to assure our filmmakers that we are fully committed to run our events and honor all filmmakers who have submitted to us from around the world. Our 2020 edition is scheduled for Friday, September 25!

** Now Accepting Submissions for our 2021 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 2018.

✓ 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
  • Tim Driscoll

    I grateful and honored to be part of this festival!

    October 2019
  • Daisy Squires

    Thank you so much for having us - we had a great time! A very well curated and thoughtful event.

    October 2019
  • Longinos Panagi

    A real independent film festival that takes place in a beautiful venue! Thanks a lot for honouring my film "Clementine" with the Best Feature Film award.

    October 2019
  • Harvey Eaton

    Thank you for selecting my film. I hope to come next time!

    September 2019
  • Ashley Brim

    It was great to work with Zsuzsanna for our screening at Firenze Film Festival! I really appreciate how hard their team works to give the audience the best viewing experience for each film. Thanks for having us!

    September 2019