IMDb qualifier’s Florence Film Awards is a monthly international film festival. First monthly film festival in Tuscany.
Florence is the city of the Art and we think that films are the highest point of the Art. Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.
Each month, our Jury will award the best films.
A selection of short films will be screened every month in Florence at Scuola Cinema Immagina (School of Cinema “Immagina”).

Please take a look at our prestigious Jury:

Paolo Buzzetti - Editor
a brilliant filmography as assistant editor:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (by Joachim Rønning with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer), “All the Money in the World” (by Ridley Scott, with Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg), “Alien: Covenant” (by Ridley Scott, with Michael Fassbender), “Third Person” (by Paul Haggis, with Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger). “The Martian” (by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain), “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (by Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro)

Giulia Mazzoni - Composer/Pianist
She performed with Dolores O’ Riordan, Patty Smith, Asaf Avidan. Giulia performed in very important theaters in Italy and abroad like Oriental Arts Center of Shanghai, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Roma, Jinwan Grand Theater of Tianjin, Blue Note Milano and many others. She released her latest album with Sony Music Italy, Sony Music China and Sony Music Taiwan. She collaborated with Maestro Michael Nyman.

Andrea Lodovichetti - Director/Screenwriter
2nd Assistant Director for the Academy Award Winner Director Paolo Sorrentino, he won a consistent number of international Awards including the ltalian Golden Globe and the Spike Lee's Babelgum "Looking far a Genius Award" in Cannes.

Aisha Cerami - Writer
daughter of Oscar-winning screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami, she is writer for one of the major Italian publishing houses: Rizzoli.

Massimiliano Mauceri - Director/Screenwriter
also director of the festival, he won 134 awards around the world.

Emanuela Mascherini - Actress/Director/Writer
She graduated in Acting at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome and she got a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking as a director at the NYFA in New York. She got a Degree in Theories and Techniques of Film Language at the University of Florence. She has been working as an actress in theater, television, and film. She wrote award winning books in different genres. She has been Jury member of Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.

MONTHLY COMPETITION (38 categories):

Best Picture (feature film or short film, any genre)


Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Super Short Film
Best Web/Tv Series
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Inspirational Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

The following awards can be assigned for short or feature films, any genre:

Best First Time Director
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Story
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX

Immagina Audience Award
Honorable Mentions

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file).

We accept:
- Short and feature films, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), experimental or animated film.
- Music Videos
- Web/TV Series (also pilot)
- Feature Scripts, Short Scripts

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
- The scripts must be in English or Italian or French

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD

Overall Rating
  • It's an honour to participate in the Florence Film Awards, where it was nice and competitive in terms of projects and the high caliber of filmmakers you're going against. What's nice about Florence is that you go head to head with the professional Independent filmmaker. Our short film (Meeting with the Devil) won 2 awards: Winner for Best Action Short Film + Honourable mention for Best Fantasy Short Film for June/ 2020. I recommend any serious filmmaker to be part of this competition, it will open your horizon to something new and unique.

    August 2020
  • Florence Film Awards is a high-quality festival, one of the most prestigious in Italy, that offers a selection of ultra-valuable projects. I am still very enthusiastic and delighted for being a finalist with my series "Red Velvet Revolution"; being recognized (especially in my native country) was very encouraging for the future of the show. They are also incredibly good at giving visibility to all the projects through their social, even in the midst of the world pandemic. Thank you so much for this opportunity! I highly recommend this festival!

    August 2020
  • Alexandre Totti

    We are very pleased to have participated in this prestigious festival with our film "Strange Song From Your Eyes". Congratulations to the festival directors! Cinema Always! Del Picchia Filmes Brazil.

    August 2020
  • Broken Tile Productions

    The Broken Tile Productions Team was excited to have our short film "Dirt" be a part of the Florence Film Awards and to be recognized as Honorable Mentions for Short Film, Cinematography and Actress.

    August 2020
  • Thank you for the award

    August 2020