๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—ฏ-๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ข ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜€๐˜๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ, ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ. We don't care what the starting budget is, or what biggest star act in it: ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข.

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.

๐—๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ - ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜†
Director, Screenwriter
๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ - ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ
Film Critic
๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ - ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ
Actress
๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€ - ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฟ
Producer of Il Varco, Director, Cinematographer

๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ

โ€ข PRISMA Film Awards
โ€ข Il Varco International Short Film Festival
โ€ข Pollino Film Fest
โ€ข Desenzano Film Fest
โ€ข Scario Film Fest
โ€ข Short Days
โ€ข Castrovillari Film Festival

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

๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—”๐—ฆ๐—› ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ญ๐—˜๐—ฆ

โ€ข Pino Loricato D'Oro (Best Short film among all categories) โ‚ฌ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ
and trophy
โ€ข Pino Loricato D'Oro (Best Feature film) โ‚ฌ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ and trophy
โ€ข Pino Loricato D'Argento to the Best Short Documentary
โ€ข Pino Loricato D'Argento to the Best Animation Film
โ€ข Best Short Screenplay โ‚ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ and trophy
โ€ข Best Feature Screenplay โ‚ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ and trophy
โ€ข Best Calabria Short Film
โ€ข Best Music Video

๐—ง๐—˜๐—–๐—›๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ

โ€ข Best Director
โ€ข Best Screenwriter
โ€ข Best Leading Actor
โ€ข Best Leading Actress
โ€ข Best Cinematographer
โ€ข Best Editor
โ€ข Best Original Score

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

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

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  • I would like to shoot my next movie in that amazing country... Interesting people, passion for art and strong ideas.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Claudio! Whenever you want to come you'll be welcome!

  • Ruby Girard

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

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

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

  • Xin Li

    Thank you for giving the award towards my film The Winter. It is a great honour to be included in Pollino International Film Fest. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Xin for your beautiful painted short film!

  • Davide Marino

    What a great experience I had at the Pollino International Film Festival! The selection of film was just outstanding, communication amazing since day one, and everything was beyond expectation. This is surely the emerging festival in Calabria, which is great thing since the region needs quality world CINEMA. Be sure, If your film has something to offer to the world, at the Pollino International Film Festival they will get you, that's the most important aspect when you participate to a festival. At the Pollino International Film Festival your film will be appreciated and well-cared! Thank you for the great feedback I wish this festival the best of luck for future editions. Keep up the amazing work!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Congratulations Davide for bringing us into the depth of the forest with your Talamanca! Good luck!

  • Shasha HUANG

    Thanks very much for the awards!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Shasha and congratulations for winning our third edition!