Now Accepting Submissions for our 2023 Edition.

Firenze Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to independent cinema.

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.

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.

✓ 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 2020.

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 minutes and feature films must be over 30 minutes.

✓ 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 the Odeon Firenze.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which 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 email and our online platforms.

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

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ 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.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ 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.

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  • Adla Massoud

    Thank you so much for selecting and awarding Wild is the Spring best short documentary. Great festival in wonderful Florence.

    October 2021
  • We are grateful that Firenze Film Festival has selected our film SENIOR CITIZEN. We are also deeply honored that our film won the award for Best Feature Film. Thank you Firenze and keep up the good work !!!

    October 2021
  • Hot Chilli Films

    It was a pleasure to have our film in the festival.

    October 2021
  • An honor to be included in this fabulous festival.
    Beautifully curated!

    November 2020
  • Carlo Liberatore

    Nice location. Unfortunately, the festival could be organised more and better. It's a pity.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the feedback and for your participation in our festival. We're always happy to hear your experiences as they help us improve our festival. We hope to welcome you again in the future!