Linea d’Ombra Festival is an international film and audiovisual festival conceived and promoted by the SalernoInFestival Association (ETS), supported by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Campania Region and the Municipality of Salerno, and implemented with the contribution of public and/or private entities, associations, foundations and sponsors. The Festival adheres to AFIC (Association of Italian Film Festivals) and to CFCC (Coordination of the Campania Region Film Festivals).

The twenty-ninth edition will take place in Salerno from 9 - 16 November 2024.

Linea d'Ombra Festival is an event that aims to raise awareness and to promote the best international cinematographic and audiovisual productions, to relate the different forms of youth creativity and to promote their knowledge among the public, to develop projects that have an effective educational impact and productivity, to encourage the realization of collective works of young artists coming from different experiences, finally to enhance the cultural potential of the Campania Region on a national and international level.

Jury and Awards
The Linea d’Ombra Festival award for the best film in the VedoAnimato section worth € 1000 will be awarded by the Jury of Experts and is to be understood as gross of the withholding taxes envisaged by Italian legislation. The Popular Jury (registered and present in the room) will award the Linea d’Ombra Festival Award Plate for best film in the VedoAnimato section. The Artistic Direction, having consulted the Expert Jury, will be able to attribute special mentions to those films that have shown particular technical and creative qualities.

Competitive section: VedoAnimato
Short films made with various animation techniques in digital format with a maximum duration of 20 minutes, produced all over the world in the two-year period 2023/2024, are admitted to the competition. The number of works admitted to the section in competition will be defined by the artistic direction and may vary according to the needs of planning and design coherence.

How to register
a.The submission of the films must take place:
- through the online registration platform:
- by direct invitation from the festival
b. Registration includes a first phase "Earlybird - free entry" with a deadline on 1 April 2024.
After this date, the "Regular call" for registration will start with a fee of € 3 to be paid at when submitting on the platform.
c. The deadline for registration to the preselection is 1 September 2024 at 23:59 UTC +1
d. The registration of the work in the competition implies full acceptance of these regulations. For any controversy, the Italian text prevails. For anything not covered by this regulation, the organization of the festival reserves the final decision.
e. Accepting these regulations Linea d'Ombra Festival is authorized to use the selected films for the competition in the VedoAnimato category. The organization of the festival will ask the entitled to authorize the presentation of the work in competition in other activities directly organized or sponsored by the Festival itself, even outside the dates of the review.

Admission to the competition
The artistic direction will communicate the official registration in the competition of the preselected films by 10 September 2024. Upon receipt of this communication, the following materials must be sent with absolute priority, via e-mail or via file transfer service, to

- a clean projection file in .mp4 format (Codec h264) without subtitles;
- .srt file of subtitles in Italian, if available, or .srt in English;
- synopsis (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format);
- director's bio-filmography (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format);
- photos of the film and the director;
- technical sheet of the film (.doc, .rtf or .pdf format).

Overall Rating
  • Martin Bowman

    Lovely festival to submit work to, very friendly and helpful, will definitely submit again in future!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Dear Martin Bowman, thank you for your kind words and rating. We look forward to your submissions for the 28th edition of Linea d'Ombra festival.

  • Heta-Linnea Kovanen

    I was so glad to have my short animation included in the festival, thank you! Unfortunately I wasn't able to visit festival in Italy, but I was in the spirit remotely from here in Finland :)
    Thank you again! <3

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for participating in the festival, Heta. Looking forward to more of your work. Best regards!