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𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲, 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲, 𝗮𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀, 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽. We don't care what the starting budget is, or what biggest star act in it: 𝘸𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘢.

Our logo represents a "Pino loricato", a special kind of pine tree that only grows on our mountains: the shape of this tree is the result of the resistance to any kind of wind or harsh climate. That's what we expect from the films that we're going to select in our competition.

The first two editions of our festival were a great success. The small city of Castrovillari, in the heart of Calabria's hills, reacted very well to the screening. We had a crowded cinema full of people that were keenly interested in the films and gave us a nice Q&A session. The third edition went online because of the Covid-19 pandemics and hosted more than 1000 spectators watching us from all over Italy.

We're looking forward for an even bigger 4th edition!

If you think you can qualify to be one of the next generation of cinema authors, submit! Screenings will take place in January 2022 at Teatro Sybaris in Castrovillari, in the heart of Calabria, where the best coffee in the world is made.


𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗶 - 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝗿𝘆
Director, Screenwriter


• PRISMA Film Awards
• Il Varco International Short Film Festival
• Pollino Film Fest
• Desenzano Film Fest
• Scario Film Fest
• Short Days
• Castrovillari Film Festival

Winning films will be suggested to the jurors of the partner festivals.


• Pino Loricato D'Oro (Best Short film among all categories)
• Pino Loricato D'Oro (Best Feature film)
• Pino Loricato D'Argento to the Best Short Documentary
• Pino Loricato D'Argento to the Best Animation Film
• Best Short Screenplay
• Best Feature Screenplay
• Best Calabria Short Film
• Best Music Video


• Best Director
• Best Screenwriter
• Best Leading Actor
• Best Leading Actress
• Best Cinematographer
• Best Editor
• Best Original Score

Winning films will be screened in January 2022 in Teatro Sybaris, Castrovillari.

• Short films, animation films and short docs must be under 45 minutes of length.
• Feature films must be over 60 minutes of length.
• Music videos must be under 20'.
• Screenplays must be under 120 pages of length.
• Short film with languages other than English or Italian must be subtitled in English. In case of selection, we will require italian subtitles.
• Short films must be shot after 1/1/2017
• Author must declare to possess all right to screen the short movie.
• By submitting you agree to share your data (email) to our partner festivals.

Overall Rating
  • Alan King

    Thank you so much for the awards for my film 'Wild Will' and the Pollino Film Festival's support of independent cinema. An incredible program of films and a big honour to be included in the lineup.

    July 2022
  • Barbara Lauria

    What a wonderful festival! I am very honored that my screenplay "The Curse, the Cure, and the Wedding" was included among the Official Selections. Grazie di cuore!

    April 2022
  • Fred Perry

    A truly superior festival. Outstanding communication/updates with filmmakers and writers. Pollino International Film Fest gets a solid 10 out of 10.

    March 2022
  • Merci thanks grazie for your fabulous work in promoting indie films or music vidéos.
    Good luck.

    March 2022
  • Ruby Girard

    Thank you for selecting my film. It was a joy to be part of your festival.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Ruby for being a part of it!