Cinema tells the reality of our life. What “The Night of Drama Shorts” looks for films that expose it. We are looking for dramatic, documentary, experimental, independent, tragicomic films, everything that speaks of mankind.

The best films will be screened at the auditorium of the “Il Pertini” cultural center in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, Italy.

These are the awards of our festival:
(with digital laurel reception, in pdf / jpg file)
BEST FILM
BEST DRAMA FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
BEST ITALIAN FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST TRAGICOMIC FILM
BEST HORROR / MYSTERY / CRIME
BEST SCI-FY / FANTASY / ACTION
subcategories:
BEST TRAILER
BEST POSTER
BEST ORIGINAL IDEA
BEST POOR FILM
HONORABLE MENTION
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST EDITING
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUNDTRACK
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
Awards of the final ceremony:
Best film
Best foreign film
Best Italian film
Other prizes will be also decided by the jury.

Main Categories:

Super short (0-5 minutes)
Mini short (5-15 minutes)
Standard short (15-30 minutes)
Mid Short (30-60 minutes)

Subcategories:

Best Trailer
Best Poster
Technical awards [director, editor, screenplay, soundtrack, VFX]
Awards to the actors [best actor / actress]

1. Registration for the competition must be made by FilmFreeway , then the author will receive an email notification of registration.

These are the link to register:
FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/Nightofdrama

Films may have been produced anywhere in the world, without any distinction.
In case of selection at the final evening of the festival, the subtitle srt files must be sent in Italian or English.

Each film may have a maximum length of 60 minutes.
Each author can register more films.

2. GENRES
All film genres are accepted.

3. VIDEO SUPPORT FOR SELECTED FILMS
In case of selection the author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film must send a downloadable link (via file sharing platforms such Wetrasnfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to the festival organization. This video must be in usable format for projection, the basic format is required FullHD 1080p.

4. SELECTED FILMS
A complete list of selected films will be published on the festival website, the authors of the selected films instead receive a mail of selection.
The composition of the jury will be announced by the date of notification, It will consist of persons qualified in the audiovisual sector.

5. COPYRIGHTS
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film by subscribing to the festival claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction video and audio of the film.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film authorize the festival organization to use parts of their film (maximum 1 minute) for creating promotional films for this festival and for future editions.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Night of Drama Shorts without any claims.
Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

6. DATA USAGE
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data on http://www.nightdramashorts.com/ site and on every type of distribution channel as promotion.

7. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
For any dispute not covered by the Regulation the competent authority is the organization of the Night of Drama Shorts , if such disputes do not find the solution, the competent authority is Foro of Monza.
In case of objections to this Regulation Italian version of the same prevails.

8. PRIVACY
Subscribers to the Night of Drama Short agree as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Festival.