The Procida Film Festival comes from a long Journey.
In 2002 the first activities and initiatives related to movie industry were organized on the small island of Procida which counts 34 movie shots in its breathtaking location. In the rest of the world those activities and initiatives were connected to a precise trend: the movie-tourism.
In 2004 all these activities took the name of "Island of the Postman (Postino)" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the shooting of the movie "The Postman" and the death of its lead actor, Massimo Troisi. A memorable decade that was blessed by a concert of the awarded musician Luis Bacalov who composed the soundtrack of "The Postman".
Over the years those activities continued with the organization of movie-tours (guided tours on the sets of the movies filmed on the island of Procida), presentation of new books, conferences, and screenings.
In 2012 the traditional activities were joined by other events aimed at bringing out the indissoluble bond between Procida and the movie industry: a poetry contest, a photo contest and a competition of short films and documentaries.
In 2013, after a long journey made of love, passion for movies and commitment to the island, the original project group, led by Fabrizio Borgogna, along with many other friends decided to create the Procida Film Festival.
Thie Procida Film Festival aims at enabling a lot of people to meet and discuss about art work, in the magical and breathtaking setting of the island of Procida, which brought luck to many world-renowned filmakers that have started or confirmed their career in this small island. With this spirit and these credentials, we would like to invite filmakers and artists to submit their works to participate to the Procida Film Festival 2023.

The Jury shall be formed by prominent figures of the movie and cultural word. The Jury will award the following prizes:
"Fabrizio Borgogna" Award for the best short film;
"Alessandro Selvaggio" Award to the best documentary;
"Corricella" Award to the best animation movie;
"Isola di Procida" Award for the best students' work;
"Isola di Arturo" Award for the category of movies shot on small island.
The event organizer will provide winners the opportunity to stay on the island of Procida for one week.
The winners of the festival will be able to distribute their movie through the platform according to a commercial agreement already signed with the distibutor and based on revenues sharing.

The contest is open to all directors, producers, etc., regardless of age, gender or nationality.
All works in all categories should reflect the Festival's theme.
Works of any type and language shall be accpeted only with Italian subtitles, provided that they were produced after January 1, 2021.
Each author can partecipate with a maximum of one work

The Festival's theme is: "Culture does not isolate"
The 2023 edition of the Procida Film Festival aims to promote a film culture anchored to the roots and history of the island. Since this year Procida is the Italian Capital of Culture, the Procida Film Festival wants to restate the theme of "Culture does not isolate, movies bring people together", wich sees Knowledge as a universal language capable of overcoming barriers between people.
Only works on this theme shall be admitted.

There are six categories:
1) Short movie;
2) Documentaries;
3) Cartoon;
4) Category reserved to students of Universities, Academies and film schools;
5) Short movies shot on small slands

Each author is responsible for the content of his/her works and declares to be owner of all copyrights (direct and indirect) on the work itself.
The registration and acceptance of these rules imply the authorization to:
• Publicly show the submitted works during to the Procida Film Festival;
• Store the submitted works in the video archive of the Procida Film Festival;
• Show the submitted works in the future, with the consent of the author and/or producers, for educational, social and cultural purposes;
• Use the submitted works for marketing activities as well as to publish their data on the website and to disseminate them to the press for promotional purposes.
Copies will not be returned and will become part of the video archive of the Procida Film Festival.
The authors and/or producers of the submitted works authorize the screening and dissemination (TV, online) of short sequences of the event for promotional purposes (up to 3 minutes for any work submitted to the Festival).

Overall Rating
  • Max Puglisi

    Very proud to be awarded for my film CHROMA KEY, section Academy, thank you to the jury, greatings from England, Max

    October 2022
  • Elio Esposito

    Un festival gestito con professionalità e competenza, ospiti di rilievo e spazio anche a produzioni di basso budget

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Ciao Elio,
    grazie dele belle parole.
    Ti aspettiamo a Procida!

  • Ottimo festival fatto da persone che con passione hanno creato una bella realtà nella meravigliosa Procida.

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Cerchiamo di fare del ns meglio e siamo felici quando leggiamo commenti come il vostro.

  • we are honored to be selected with "Nuovo Cinema Para-Virus" in your amazing festival! thank you very much!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniele for submitting your amazing movie to our Festival... looking forward to seeing your movies in the future

  • Isabella Weiss

    Thank you to the Procida Film Festival for having selected my short movies Red Shoes and No one is perfect. Procida is a wonderful island and next year it is going to be the capital of culture 2022. I have not been able to do a lot of networking as I had to leave Italy before the festival, but the communication is great and the organization is very effective. The Festival has been in presence this year and a lot of people attended. Grazie mille Domenico :) Grazie mille Procida Film Festival

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Isabella, thanks a lot for your review. We hope you will come to Procida in 2022 and in the following years