INTERVALLI FESTIVAL - CINEMA is a live film festival based in the city of Padua, in the North-East of Italy. We love to bring films on the big screen for audiences and we welcome all kinds of world cinema with a soft spot for genre films, productions from Veneto and shorts by young directors.

The Festival takes place across 4 LIVE SCREENING DAYS in cinemas in Padova. During the event films are screend for jury and audience and prizes are awarded to the winners.

We accept films under the following categories:
- SHORT FILM UNDER 23 (director must be under 23 years of age)
- SHORT FILM from VENETO (director or production company must be from Veneto)
- MINI SHORT FILM (max 2 minutes)

The festival also offers out-of-competition screenings of old silent films with live scoring, classic and recent underground movies and a selection of virtual reality shorts in collaboration with the River Film Festival.

Intervalli Festival is a multidisciplinary Festival dedicated to arts of Padova (Italy). It was born in August 2020 from the collaboration of Honolulu Association and Sangre Malo Film Association. It hosts events, shows and exhibts for music, dance, theater, classical art and, of course, cinema.

We aspire to:
- to celebrate the art of filmmaking;
- to connect artists around the world, creating a strong network of filmmakers, talents and opportunities;
- to consolidate the city of Padua as an interesting destination for independent cinema in Veneto and Italy;
- to showcase the works of emerging and independent filmmakers, offering visibility and support;
- to support diversity in the world of filmmaking;
- to advance innovative filmmaking in Italy

- BEST SHORT FILM - JURY PRIZE: prize for the best film of the whole event!
- AUDIENCE PRIZE: prize for the best film chosen by audience.
- SPECIAL MENTIONS: special mentions to those short films considered particularly deserving.

Winners are granted:
- An official INTERVALLI *Category* AWARD CERTIFICATE and PERSONALIZED LAUREL to the awarded shorts during the live events.
- PROMOTION via social media and official website for the films selected and awarded during the Edition.
- A personal INVITE to the festival.

- By submitting your film you are authorizing us to screen it publicly and declaring there is no video, image, music or sound you don't own the rights to.
- Short films must have been produced since the 1st of January 2020.
- Film must be realized by people over the AGE of 14 (excluding the actors involved).
- To your FilmFreeway Project must be added a film POSTER (100:70, minimum 3000x2100px) and SUBTITLES (Italian or English) if the language is not Italian.
- You can submit multiple films.
- If your film is selected, we request to DOWNLOAD it from FilmFreeway directly or to be sent via email a download link.
- Submissions for the offical selections are accepted exclusively via the FilmFreeway platform.
- We don’t pay travel/trips to live event locations; we don’t pay screening fees to show films.
- If you don’t receive the awards IN PERSON, we won’t sent you the award plate, but we’ll email the laurel.
- By agreeing with our term, you give us permission to PUBLISH stills, posters and trailers of your short film on our website and/or social media pages.
- We are not responsible for any COPYRIGHT infringement of your material. So, by submitting, the sender declares to own the rights of the works, that the contents don’t violate the in-force laws and that the same CONTENTS are not libelous. In every case, the authors relieve us from every possible loss, damage, responsibility, costs and obligations of any kind that can follow the projection of their movies.
- We reserve the right to make any necessary changes in regulations, award or event scheduling that will be published on our website and FilmFreeway page. So, by submitting your film, you are agreeing it to be streamed at an ONLINE live event only in case Covid or sanitary regulations don't permit public events and screenings for a period longer than six months.
- All FEES are non-refundable.
- By entering the competition, the senders accepts these rules and give permission to show the film in our live screening events.

Overall Rating
  • Francesco Padula

    Really honoured of taking part in the 2023 edition. Such an amazing experience, great film selection, hospitality and care for new technologies. Eager to see you all again!

    April 2023
  • Mateo Cingu

    It was a pleasure to be part of Intervalli Festival - Cinema.

    March 2023
  • We're very pleased with our experience, honored with a great screening and lovely people.
    Would like to thank all the organizers

    February 2022
  • Noemi Sava

    Comunque vada (e seppur a distanza) è stato un piacere e un onore vedere il mio corto arrivare finalista e aver fatto parte dell'edizione 2022 del festival!

    February 2022
  • martin del carpio

    Great festival to be a part of!

    October 2021