MARANO RAGAZZI SPOT FESTIVAL 24th International Festival of Social Communication for Children
In the sign of the shared dream that becomes a project, to inhabit images and suggestions, to share creativity, thoughts, participation, social commitment and change.

With an eye to social, cultural and environmental issues, the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival invites the young people of the world to present original and creative cinematographic works focused on the themes of respect for human rights, dignity and the value of the human person, equality the rights of men and women, as well as the culture of responsible legality, recognizing them as powerful agents of change for the promotion of social progress. The event - sponsored in recent years by the highest state institutions and organized in collaboration with 'LIBERA "associations, names and numbers against the mafia", with the Advertising Progress Foundation - has won important awards such as the High Quality Award for Children in 2009 and official medals of the President of the Republic from 2009 to 2020. For many Italian and international schools operating in the field of film and television production and media education, MRSF has become an event of great importance and prestige.

The Festival Kites will be awarded to:
Best film in the Filmmakers section
Best film in Italy section
Best Spot
Best Animated Film

The International Youth Competition is divided into the categories Student, Director, Italy and is reserved for short films with a maximum duration of 10 minutes (excluding any opening and closing titles), made by high schools, film schools, art academies and universities, and by young filmmakers under 30.

The registration to the "International Youth Competition" must be registered by 31 May 2021 on the FilmFreeway international portal by connecting to the link:

A jury made up of experts in cinema communication and media education will select and admit to the Festival:
• 20 films for the Students section - International Youth Competition
• 20 films for the Filmmaker section - International Youth Competition
• 10 films for the Italy - International Youth Competition Section

The films selected in the sections of the International Youth Contest will be evaluated by a School Jury made up of students from 100 Italian institutes and experts in cinema, communication and media-education.

Festival dates
The 24th edition of the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival will take place from 25 to 30 October 2021, due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 emergency, the on-line formula adopted in 2020 with the We on Web television broadcast will be revived.

Participation in the festival implies:
• full and unconditional acceptance of these regulations;
• the authorization for the online and television broadcasting of one's film;
• authorization to the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival Association, with the exclusion of any form of profit, to disseminate the video material presented and to broadcast it, nationally and internationally, as well as in television broadcasts of: RAI Italian radio and television, private television broadcasters, satellite broadcasters, outdoor channels, the Internet, copyright to be mentioned.
• the authorization of public and private television broadcasters to shoot television during the days of the event and to broadcast them in any form or way, in Italy or abroad, without limits of space and time.
Personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Legislative Decree 196/03. The data controller is the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival Association.
All material sent to the festival will be archived at the Video Documentation Center of the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival.
The organizers of the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival reserve the right to make changes to these regulations, immediately informing them on the website and on the festival's social channels.

Overall Rating
  • Shayla Filmstudio

    It was great. Thank you for the efforts of the festival organizers. I really enjoyed it.

    November 2021
  • Xolisa Mpafa

    The festival was interesting. This is one festival that should grow each year.

    November 2021
  • Amazing festival and great team

    December 2020
  • Riccardo Romano

    Un gran bel festival dedicato a un pubblico in età scolare: coinvolgente per gli studenti e organizzato con grande passione! Partecipare a questo festival e avere la possibilità di mostrare il nostro corto a migliaia di ragazzə ci ha reso davvero molto felici, vincere un premio è stata la ciliegina sulla torta! Grazie di tutto!

    December 2020
  • he was not ! i was just recieve the nodification from platform film free way about the selection of my film after i was see my fim in the web site of the festival , but i never recieved from the festival , anythis and that's bizzar !

    December 2019