Covid-19 notice: we're happy to announce that the festival will be REGULARLY HELD LIVE , in an open air screening in Scario on the dates you can see in the event date!


The city of San Giovanni A Piro - fraction of Scario, in collaboration with the cultural association Il Varco, is proud to announce the second edition of an event that will take place during the yearly celebrations of the 2019 Autumn Equinox, one of the biggest event in the territory, 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 on Scario's Harbour, with a crowd of 20.000 to attend the event. We had Nina Zilli and Luca Barbarossa and many other events. The event has added a cinema screening that saw 250 people attending in the main square of the city plus an uncountable number of passerbys.

Two 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 association Il Varco, that are already organizing one of the most important indie festival in Italy, "Il Varco - International Short Film Festival".

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.

The art director is 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝗼 𝗗𝗶 𝗣𝗮𝗰𝗲, director and filmmaker whose work has been featured in 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹.

Join us for an experience of sea, cinema, art and culture.
See you in Scario.

- 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.

- 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.

- Best International Short
- Best Italian Short
- Best Campania Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenwriter
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score

We require the adhesion to very simple rules:
- Free theme, genre and style;
- Maximum duration of 45’ mins, produced after 1/1/2016;
- The last deadline for the submission is 15/07/2019;
- 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;