๐ŸŒผ ๐‘บ๐’–๐’ƒ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐ŸŒผ

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—˜

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—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—˜

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: 7 March, 2021 - April 28, 2021
Summer edition: 10 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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  • Svend Colding

    Such nice people and great online activity!

    Can't wait to visit the city at the live event!!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review and for sending us your work! Good luck with the rest of the competition and we hope to see you in Scario for the live edition!

  • Mark Axelrod

    Thanks for the selection of my screenplay. Look forward to more submissions.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review and for sending us your work! Good luck with the rest of the competition and we hope to see you in Scario for the live edition!

  • Milena Viitman

    Loved taking part of this festival's program, I really appreciate the space they give to the authors, overall a very friendly place to present your work, even if only online.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the review and for sending us your work! If you like you can come and visit us at the end of this summer in the live edition and meet the others!

  • Xin Li

    Thank you for having my film The Winter included in Scario International Short Film Festival. It is a great honour that my work could be selected. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Xin for your short film!

  • Matteo Delai

    Amazing place and Festival. I spent some great days. Thank you!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Matteo for being with us!