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๐—ง๐—›๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—” ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—›๐—”๐—ฅ๐—•๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—” ๐— ๐—˜๐——๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—˜๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—”๐——๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜

The city of San Giovanni A Piro - fraction of Scario, Il Varco and Aedon, are proud to announce the third edition of an event that will take place during the yearly celebrations of the 2021 Autumn Equinox, one of the biggest event in the south of Campania (Italy), involving the towns of Bosco, Scario and San Giovanni a Piro with a series of concerts, exhibitions and art events.

The event had the privilege of having the italian singer and songwriter Francesco De Gregori, Nina Zilli and Luca Barbarossa among others on Scario's Harbour, with crowds of 20.000 people to attend the event in the past years. Autumn Equinox has included Scario Short Film Festival in its programming. Our screenings saw more than 600 people attending in the main square of the city plus an uncountable number of passerbys on the most populated street of the city during the summer nights.

๐—” ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ก๐—š ๐—›๐—ฌ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—— ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง ๐—•๐—ข๐—ง๐—› ๐—ข๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜

Weโ€™re developing a bigger third edition thanks to the collaboration with the institutions, planning to show a larger number of quality films in a three-days long event, with a new hybrid format both online and offline:

We are hosting four seasonal calls that will end with an online screening on Twitch, selected by our artistic director. The winning films will qualify for the outdoor screening in the main square of Scario in the summer of 2021 and will compete for the victory of the various prizes, including the cash prize offered by the citizens of Scario.

Three days of cinema with the best shorts received through this call for entries that we'll select from all over the world, thanks to the collaboration with the staff from cultural associations Il Varco and Aedon. The artistic director is ๐—˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐——๐—ถ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, director and filmmaker whose work has been featured in ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น.

๐—›๐—ข๐—ช ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ช๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—ฆ

- The competition is divided into 4 seasonal editions. At the end of each edition, the 5 selected short films and the 4 selected scripts will be announced and the films will be screened live on the Twich platform;
- We will pick two short films and one script among the selected works which will compete in the live event in Scario in the summer of 2021 for all the main prizes;
- The deadlines of the seasonal editions are as follows:
Autumn edition: 19 October 2020 - 15 December 2020
Winter edition: 18 December 2020 - 25 February 2021
Spring edition: 16 March, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Summer edition: 17 May 2021 - 3 July 2021

๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐—ฆ, ๐—˜๐—ก๐—๐—ข๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฌ

The city of Scario is famous for the quality of its waters and for its position in the Gulf of Policastro. Many tourists from all over the world come here on vacation to enjoy the beautiful beaches carved in stone, only accessible through boat service. Clear and transparent water like in a tropical paradise.

Join us for an experience of sea, cinema, art and culture.

See you in Scario.

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—•๐— ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ
- More than $20 in discount codes from our partner festivals. You will receive a 50% waiver to submit to Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, Short Days, Prisma Rome Film Awards, Desenzano Film Festival and Pollino Film Festival. This means that this submission is not only practically free, but an all-around advantage.

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ
- An invite to take part in the screenings and the chance to win one of the prizes. Moreover, the selected projects will be invited to take part to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, joining more than 30 award-winning directors from all around the world, including Oscar-Shortlisted directors.

๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ
- Best International Short (Cash prize offered by the City of Scario)
- Best Italian Short
- Best Campania Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenwriter
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Short Screenplay
- Best Feature Screenplay

We require the adhesion to very simple rules:
- Free theme, genre and style;
- Maximum duration of 45โ€™ mins, produced after 1/1/2016;
- Works that are not in italian must be english or italian subtitled;
- The author must declare to be in possession of all rights for the movie;
- The judgement of the jury is unchallengeable;

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  • Gargantua Distribuzioni

    We were honored to have had one of our short films in selection and then to see it win the two most important awards. A serious event, full of quality and wonderful people.

    March 2021
  • Antonio La Camera

    Great festival, in an extraordinary location, with a selection of the highest quality and an artistic direction made up of true cinema lovers.

    March 2021
  • Laurent Denis

    Very nice festival! Enjoyed it!

    January 2021
  • Andre Gaumond

    Nice little festival. This year 2020 is not the year to make any contact. So the festival presentation was not even open to chat with other participants live. The films were presented and the nominees done really fast. No contact, no feedback. Not a place to submit if you want something out of a film festival.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Andre,
    we created this hybrid format to anticipate what we're going to do in the summer, live, where if you want you can join us, like Jade did (next review) and enjoy networking, contacts, and fun with us in Scario. Yours was our first online edition and we're looking forward to improve it! So keep updated and try to understand how times like this ask us to quickly adapt - often without funds - to new ways of conceiving festivals.

    Best of luck!

  • Jade Madoe

    Scario Film Festival is an incredibly warm and special festival located in a magical mediterranean surrounding, right next to the sea. The organisers are talented artists with good taste and a huge love for film, making sure the screenings happens in the right way, seen by cinemalovers as well as locals. I surely recommend sending your film here!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jade, it was a pleasure to host you in Scario with us!