Fifth OIFF SHORT is a film festival dedicated exclusively to short films. There are no restrictions of any kind, except for duration. OIFF accepts films that last from 1 to 45 minutes.

Why only short films?

Because we believe that this is a mandatory step for all those who have the ambition to became professional directors. It is a fascinating but difficult profession, and it is necessary to move the first steps and to gain experience through the fantastic world of short films. Making a short film, which is cheaper than a feature film, it presents considerable difficulties. It is not easy to express something in a short time, but the final result may spread a certain appeal to the public. The short film today is able to find the consensus of an increasingly large audience that wants to get excited by attending to "faster" and immediate paths, by not neglecting some fundamental parameters such as the language and esthetic. Last but not least, it is a real challenge to be eventually noticed by accredited producers who are constantly looking for new authors to bet on, for the realization of feature films.

Best works will be selected by an internal judging committee and will compete during a live event in one of the most prestigious cinemas of the city of Turin (Italy) in May 2023.

Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor

Projects submitted must be the original work of the participant, not ended before January 1-2017.
It is possible to submit more than one project, but each project requires the submission fee.
All films in any different language from English must necessarily be subtitled, in English. An exception will be admitted for films in Italian, which don’t need to be subtitled.
By submitting the film to OIFF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL you confirm to own the rights of the film.
Members of a competent jury are in charge to nominate the best Film after the live screen play.

OIFF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL submission will be possible from May 2022 to April 2023 on our online platforms.
OIFF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the final event.
Rates for submission are not refundable.

The payment of the movie submission fee implies the acceptance of the rules and condition shown on, the contestant declares to accept without exceptions. Rules and condition are available in English and Italian. Complete rules and conditions are here below shown


OIFF accept any kind of films with a running time from 1 to 45 minutes;
Submissions fee;
Films selected by a qualified jury;
Selected films will screen at the end of May 2023

All decisions regarding the winners are final and irrefutable.


The films submitted to the contest will remain in the files of the Festival and the video archive of the Cultural Association Systemout. The works will not be commercially exploited. Before any other different use, the authors will be contacted for receiving their agreement. Systemout Association is taking reasonable security precaution to protect the copyright of the film submitted to the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Great Film Festival. Thank you very much.

    November 2020
  • Joe Chang

    This is a very good film festival and I am very honored to have selected my work at the festival. Many thanks to you!

    June 2020