Linea d’Ombra Festival is an international festival of cinema, organized and managed by SalernoInFestival and supported with the contributions and the support of public and/or private associations, foundations and sponsors. The festival adheres to Afic (Association of Italian Film Festival). Linea d’Ombra is an event that aims to transdisciplinary to relate the different forms of creativity and promote it to the public. Develop projects that have an effective and productive training relapse, encourage the creation of collective works of young artists from different backgrounds, finally exploit the cultural potential of the territory of the Campania region both nationally and internationally.
The 25th edition will take place in Salerno from 23 to 31 October 2020.

The section Cinema of Linea d’Ombra Festival officially announces the notice of open competition.

CortoEuropa competition : short fiction film competition with a length of up to 20 minutes produced in Europe in the years 2019/2020.

The films in competition will be judged by the official jury and the expert jury of the festival.
The official jury will award the “Linea d’Ombra Festival CortoEuropa 2020” award and a money prize of EUR 1.000,00 (EUR one thousand/00) to the winning film.
The expert jury will award the “Linea d’Ombra Festival Special Prize of the Jury 2020” to the winning film.

Short films with a length of maximum 20 minutes, produced in Europe in the years 2019/20 are admitted in competition.
The number of works accepted for the competition section will be defined by the artistic direction and may vary depending on the needs of planning and project coherence, in any case not less than thirty.

How to subscribe for CortoEuropa
a. Registration for the selection is done through the online submission platform indicated on the festival's website

The following materials are requested:
- Film (.mov file format with H264 jam and of dimensions not higher than 2GB).
- Synopsis (.doc format, rtf o pdf).
- Biography of the director (.doc format, rtf o pdf).

b. Registration is free.

c. The submission of the film on the platform implies acceptance of these regulations. For matters not covered by the regulations, the organization of the festival will have the final decision.

d. All materials must arrive no later than 5 September 2020.

e. Acceptance of the regulations authorizes Linea d’Ombra Festival to use the films selected for competition in the category CortoEuropa and in any other activities directly organized or sponsored by the Festival itself, even outside of the dates of the festival.

Admission in competition.
The artistic direction will inform the official entry in competition of the films in selection by 17 September 2020. Upon receipt of this communication, the following material should be sent, with absolute priority, by e-mail or through a file transfer service to

- File for film screening (.mov file format)
- Italian subtitles in .srt format, if available
- Subtitles in English or Italian, or, if available, the English dialogue list
- Synopsis (.doc format, rtf or pdf)
- Biography of the director (.doc format, rtf or pdf)
- Photos of the film and a photo of director
- Technical details of the film (.doc format, rtf or pdf)

Overall Rating
  • Bridget O'Driscoll

    A beautiful festival in a beautiful town. Great organizers, and great getting the local high school students involved, too. Definitely recommend. (My film was there in december 2018)

    December 2020
  • Chrysa Koutrakou

    Great festival, great communication. Thank you for selecting my short film ''Baroque''.

    December 2019
  • Everything was wonderful!
    I love this festival and i will visit Salerno again!

    December 2019

    It was great oppurtinty to take part in Linea d' Ombra Festival!

    January 2019
  • Fantastic... I love this festival and crazy atmosphere. Grazie

    January 2019