"๐‘ฉ๐’š ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐‘ฐ'๐’—๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’…" - ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ - ๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฎ 2017
"๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฝ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’" - ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช (๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ 2018)

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—œ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—จ๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—ข๐— ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ช

Even if its only our third edition, our International Short Film Festival has already gained wide recognition as one of the most interesting and artistically challenging festivals in Italy for films from all around the world. The third edition of our "International Short Film Festival / Il Varco" that will take place in Pescara (Italy) in May 2019 is meant for directors, producers of any age and nationality, that have shot and produced a short movie after 1/1/2016. Our goal is to discover and promote new authorial cinematographic visions through the language of short movie.

In only two years our festival has received more than 1400 films from 68 countries, made 6 screenings around Italy with more than 650 paid spectators screening the best short films from all around the world and giving directors the possibility to interact with a public of film students, film critics, directors, cinephiles and moviegoers.

Screenings take place in ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ป๐˜ป๐˜ช, on a 20x12 meters screen with DCP 2K projectors at maximum quality with 7.1 audio and our staff makes DCP for the selected films for free (and you can have it when the festival is over).

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐—ฆ ๐—ช๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐—š๐—ข ๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ.

Last year we had the privilege of having Qiu Yang "A Gentle Night" (A Cannes Palme D'Or winner). Directors that got selected in our festival later saw their film recognized with big awards. For example, we were among the first to screen "May Day" which later got shortlisted in Oscars 2018. Aldo Iuliano and its movie "Penalty", that was awarded last season, later won the italian Golden Globe and was shortlisted in the Oscars 2017. Jules Carrin was selected in Oscar Qualifying Festivals like Vienna, Elio Di Pace later went to Venice Festival. Gianluca Santoni won Solinas Award and went to Hollywood with StudioUniversal. "Wherever was using this bed", an australian movie that we screened, after our festival won more that 70 awards and was selected in over 170 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifying events. This year our jurors will be among the best professionals of the italian Film Industry. We only care about quality movies, intelligent vision, experimentation and authorial style. We're not saying that this movies went far because of us, but we can tell you that being selected here means that your film has all that is needed to be recognized as an author's film and if we do select it, many others will surely be interested in it.

๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ.

Jurors are among the best professionals of the italian industry, winners of big prizes and partners with the most prominent directors in Italy an Europe.

From this year, selected directors get a chance to become part of our ๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐˜ผ๐™๐˜ฟ ๐™Š๐™ ๐˜ฟ๐™„๐™๐™€๐˜พ๐™๐™Š๐™๐™Ž, a special Jury made by the directors that were selected in our previous editions. Moreover, on the festival dates, there will be ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’… ๐’…๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“๐’”' ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† where the selected directors will have a debate about the forms and languages of short film, that will be distributed in web and TV.

๐—๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก ๐—” ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—š๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—” ๐—”๐—จ๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ.

See you in Pescara.

๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

Marco Spoletini - ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’… ๐’…๐’Š ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐‘ฌ๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’๐’“ 2009 - Gomorra
Will assign the prize for Best Editing
Daniele Ciprรฌ - ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’… ๐’…๐’Š ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‰๐’š 2010 - Vincere
Will assign the prize for Best Cinematography
Paolo Bogna - ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’… ๐’…๐’Š ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’ ๐‘ต๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ต๐’๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’
Will assign the prize for Best Production
Massimo D'Anolfi - ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ต๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’†
Is the president of the Abruzzi section and one of our jurors.
Elisabetta De Vito - ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’… ๐’…๐’Š ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’ ๐‘ต๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ต๐’๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’
Will assign the prize for Best Actress
Saverio La Ruina - ๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ผ๐’ƒ๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐‘ฐ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘จ๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“
Will assign the prize for Best Actor
Antonio Cericola - ๐‘ช๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘จ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’” 2004 ๐‘ถ๐’๐’š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’”
Will assign the prize for Best Original Score
Lorenzo Berghella - ๐‘บ๐‘ฐ๐‘จ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฝ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’Ž ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’
Will assign the prize for Best Director
Antonio Romagnoli - ๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’“
Will assign the prize for Best Screenplay
Andrea Gatopoulos - ๐‘ท๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’†๐’“, ๐’…๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“, ๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐‘ฝ๐’‚๐’“๐’„๐’
Will assign the honorable mention Il Varco

๐—•๐—ข๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ
Alain Parroni - Aldo Iuliano - Rossella Inglese - Andrew Kotakto - Maxime-Claude L'Ecuyer - Antonio La Camera - Elio Di Pace - Gianluca Santoni - Marco Mazzone - Simone Bozzelli - Alvaro Gonzales- Antoine Laurens

โ–ช All selected shorts get $100 in services (Italian Subtitles, Italian-Subtitled DCP package), free stay and food for the director.
โ–ช To the Best International Short Movie: $ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ.
โ–ช To the Best Director: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Director of Photography: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Screenplay: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Original Score: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Editing: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Actor: custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.
โ–ช To the Best Actress custom award 3rd edition Il Varco Short Film Festival and a review from the juror of the prize.

โ–ช Free theme or subject;
โ–ช Shorts must have a maximum running time of 40' and must have been produced after 1/1/2016;
โ–ช Shorts must be either shot in italian or have english or italian subtitles;
โ–ช You can submit only one short per subscription fee: multiple shorts require multiple subscription fees;
โ–ช Producers and/or author, if the short is selected for the final stage of the festival, must declare to be solely responsible for all rights regarding his work and must declare that the movie does not contain any third-party rights.
โ–ช The judgement of the jurors is unchallengeable

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  • Antoine LAURENS

    What a great moments spent in Pescara !
    Nice people, we will be back !

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Antoine for your short!

  • Gianluca Santoni

    Great Festival. It's worth to submit your shortfilm.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Gianluca and good luck with your next film!

  • Maxime-Claude L'ร‰cuyer

    Great first edition of a young Film Festival!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your amazing movie. We hope to see you again!

  • Elio Di Pace

    An extraordinary experience with people who are really in love with cinema, they care about you and your film, the selection allows you to discover young authors and the talk after the screenings is an incredible moment of sharing.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation! We hope to see you again next year.

  • Antonio La Camera

    A young and interesting international film festival, to which I was lucky to participate. The short films are followed by a public debate that gives direct feedback from the audience and guests, and I had the opportunity to meet important personalities of the italian cinema. The projections are of high quality and take place in a real cinema for the best audio-visual experience.

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation and for your interesting film!