Florence Short Film Festival is an event dedicated to short films.

Born as a limelight for young independent directors, it quickly established itself as an international event, counting among its guests and jurors great personalities from the world of academicism and film criticism, as well as renowned actors, dubbers and producers. Every year hundreds of directors from all over the world have submitted their works to be selected and run for the two categories of "Fiction" and "Animation", and thus compete for the Jury Prize (with cash prize) and for the Audience Award.

Throughout its seven editions, Florence Short Film Festival has received the patronage of the most important local institutions (the Municipality of Florence and the Tuscany Region) and, more importantly, has been able to intercept a large transversal audience that has voted its loyalty to the festival every year: the audience of FSFF numbers hundreds of people and embraces the university student who wants to live the cultural life of the city, up to the cinephile who wants to discover the directors of tomorrow, thanks to the varied proposal that the festival can offer.

The 8th edition of the Florence Short Film Festival wants not only to confirm what has been done previously but to take the event to a further level: to introduce a new documentary category, strengthen the internationality of the proposal, consolidate and broaden the public and involve increasingly high-sounding personalities of Italian cinema!

The 8th edition will be held in Florence from 2 to 4 November 2022 at the Cinema La Compagnia, Florence, Italy

Guests and jurors of previous editions:

Francesco Pannofino, voice actor, actor
Cinzia Th Torrini, director
Ugo Pagliai, actor
Paola Gassman, actress
Gianna Giachetti, actress
Antonio Frazzi, director, juror for the David di Donatello and European Film Academy
Alessandra Acciai, actress, producer
Cosimo Calamini, screenwriter and writer
Luigi Nepi, professor of Film Criticism at the University of Florence
Stefano Socci, Professor of History of Cinema at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence;
Donatella Pascucci, Mibac - Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities
Simone Bartalesi, artistic director of OFF Cinema
Manfredi Lucibello, director
Aldo Fittante, lawyer, copyright expert

The prizes will be awarded by the jury and the public. The winners selected by the jury, one per category, are entitled to a cash prize in addition to the recognition plate. The winners selected by the public, one per category, are entitled only to the recognition plate.

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8th Edition - from 2 to 4 November 2022
Cinema La Compagnia - Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence, Italy

RULES AND TERMS

1. Florence Short Film Festival is an international short film festival; its 8th edition will be held in Florence from 2 to 4 November 2022 at the Cinema La Compagnia, Florence, Italy.

2. Each candidate is allowed to submit one movie which must be maximum 20 minutes long. If the short film is in a different language than italian it must be subtitled in english or, if possible, in italian. It is mandatory to provide dialogues’ .srt file along with the movie file.

2b. Florence Short Film Festival 8th Edition has three competition categories: β€œNarrative Shorts”, β€œAnimation Shorts” and "Documentary Shorts".

3. Florence Short Film Festival 8th Edition winners, one for each category, will be awarded by the jury and the audience attending the festival.

3b. The Jury’s Award is assigned by the Jury, the winners, one for each category, will be given a cash prize of $ 400 each and the β€œFlorence Short Film Festival 8th Edition Jury’s Award” plate.

3c . People Choice’s award winners, one for each category, will be given the β€œFlorence Short Film Festival 8th Edition People Choice’s Award” plate.

4. Subscription and request of admission to the Florence Short Film Festival 8th Edition have to be forwarded within the 10th of October 2022.

4bis. Admittance to the festival which is subordinated exclusively to the management of Florence Short Film Festival.

5. We recommend this format and size:
Format 16:9 / Codec h264 / Resolution 1920x 1080 / Extension Mp4

An Admission request implies the full acceptance of this regulation. Florence Short Film Festival management has the right of final decision on anything not specified in this regulation.

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  • Romina Schwedler

    I was lucky enough to be able to attend in person this year and was truly blown away by the hospitality of the festival team, the passionate audience, the beautiful theater, the outstanding quality of every single film in the program, and just how much love and care went into making this live edition a safe and memorable one.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Romina, we too were happy to see you in person. Your works have already been selected twice out of seven editions. We also hope for a third in the future ...

  • Joe Chang

    It is a charming film festival and I love it very much!!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Joe, we loved your short film too.

  • Communications with the Festival was great even though I couldn’t be at the festival. The line up of films wasof the highest quality. I felt honored to be a finalist at this prestigious festival.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Catya, it was a pleasure to show your beautiful short film.

  • Fabrizio Cicero

    Ottima comunicazione e disponibilitΓ  degli organizzatori,siamo onorati di aver fatto parte di questo festival!!

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Grazie Fabrizio! Il piacere Γ¨ stato nostro!