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.

Besides the main screening, we will host an opening night workshop the day before the festival, where everyone can exchange ideas and share their knowledge on the arts of filmmaking. We will close the night with a networking after party.

After a successful event on August 31, 2018, we are now accepting submissions for the 2019 edition scheduled for September 6, 2019.

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
- Films eligible part of the Official Selection will be notified before the notification date and will receive nominations for awards in 1 or more of their submitted categories
- Submitted films must not be older than 3 years (2015)
- By submitting your work to this festival, you give permission for us to screen the film at our official venue and to use your posters/trailers/marketing materials for the promotion of the festival
- Fees are non-refundable
- The festival is not responsible for the content of the submissions or copyright infringements
- By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties.

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!