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 festival, 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 three categories of “Fiction”, “Animation” and “Documentary”, and thus compete for the Jury Prize (with cash prize) and for the Audience Award.

Throughout its eight editions, Florence Short Film Festival has received the patronage of the most important local institutions (the Municipality of the City 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 both the university student who wants to live the cultural life of the city, and to the cinephile who wants to discover the directors of tomorrow, thanks to the varied proposal that the festival can offer.

Since the 8th edition Florence Short Film Festival is proud to offer masterclasses by guests of the caliber of Giovanni Veronesi, Gianfranco Pannone and Alessandro Rak, demonstrating that teaching is a fundamental point for training the new directors of tomorrow and that the dissemination of cinematographic knowledge is at the basis of the intentions of the festival.

The 9th edition of the Florence Short Film Festival (25 - 26 - 27 January 2024 at the Cinema La Compagnia, Firenze) aims to bring the event to a further level by strengthening the internationality of the proposal, consolidating and expanding the public and involving famous personalities of Italian and international cinema.

Guests and jurors of previous editions:

Ugo Pagliai, actor, dubber
Paola Gassman, actress
Francesco Pannofino, dubber, actor
Cinzia Th Torrini, director
Antonio de Matteo, actor
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
Marta Innocenti, director
Caterina Liverani, journalist
Manfredi Lucibello, director


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 scroll. The winners selected by the public, one per category, are entitled only to the recognition scroll.

FICTION - JURY AWARD (€400 + scroll)
ANIMATION - JURY AWARD(€400 + scroll)
DOCUMENTARY - JURY AWARD (€400 + scroll)



FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 9th Edition - 25, 26, 27 January 2024

Cinema La Compagnia - Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence, Italy

1. Florence Short Film Festival is an international short film festival; the 9th edition will be held in Florence on the 25th, 26th and 27th January 2024 at the Cinema La Compagnia, in Via Camillo Cavour, 50/R, 50121 Florence, Italy.

2. Each candidate is allowed to submit only one movie which must be at max 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 9th Edition has three competition categories: “Narrative Shorts”, “Animation Shorts” and "Documentary Shorts".

2c. The short film must have been scored, edited and finished after January 1, 2022, and must be at least a Florence Premiere.

3. Florence Short Film Festival 9th 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 prize of € 400 each and the “Florence Short Film Festival 9th Edition Jury’s Award” scroll.

3c . Audience Award winners, one for each category, will be given the “Florence Short Film Festival 9th Edition Audience Award” scroll.

4. Subscriptions and requests of admission to the Florence Short Film Festival 9th Edition have to be forwarded within the 14th of December 2023.

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

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

6 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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
    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
    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
    Response from festival:

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

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

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Grazie Fabrizio! Il piacere è stato nostro!