The European Independent Short Film Night organized by Sguardi Cultural Association looks for self produced low budget short films and emerging European filmmakers.

The 12th Edition of European Independent Short Film Night is organized by Sguardi Cultural Association of Cles (TN - Italy), in collaboration with the Culture Office of Cles Municipality and with the Family District of Val di Non Community.

The competition is open to all fiction short films produced and filmed in an European Union member country, with a budget of maximum 10.000 (ten thousand) Euro, provided with original soundtracks.

Each director of selected short films will be offered:

1. An overnight stay with breakfast for two people in a hotel in Cles (TN). If the winners come from abroad, the Association will offer two overnight stays, adding one day before or after the event (according to the winner preferences).

2. A lunch for two people at a popular renowned restaurant in Val di Non, with the organization staff (the day after the event).

3. A commemorative plaque.

4. A 100,00 € (Hundred) gift voucher.

5. Any other prize, according to availability.

The competition is open to all fiction short films produced with a budget of maximum 10.000 (ten thousand) Euro, free of copyrights and provided with original soundtracks.

Short films by schools (even film schools) and supported by solidarity project or public funds are allowed.

The short films must have been completely produced and filmed in one of the 28 European Union member states. The director should also be a citizen of a European Union State.

European Union member countries:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom

Only fiction short films; documentaries and experimental films are not allowed.

Please consider that our audience also consists in families with children.

The maximum duration allowed for admission to the competition is 15 (fifteen) minutes, titles included.

The submitted short films must have been completed after January 2016.

The competition is open to Italian language short films or to dialect or foreign languages short films with Italian (very appreciated) or at least English subtitles (mandatory).

The competition is divided into three sections:

1. Funny/comedy short film
2. Drama/social/historical short film
3. Family short film

At least one short film will be selected for each section.

The Association reserves the right to show the films at similar events screenings in Trentino (Italy). The directors will be contacted in advance.

Please note that we select only a very limited number of short films.

The participation in the competition is free.

Each filmmaker can participate with an unlimited number of works, respecting the call for entries.

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    Giulia Riva

    Organised by the sweetest and most generous people, so happy to have been there. Both the location and the festival itself are amazing, thank you Sguardi!

    April 2017
  • I was invited after winning an award for "Best comedy film", and I can only say that I'm very happy that I sorted out the details so I could attend the festival! They've been so generous, friendly and professional- GRAZIE MILLE, Michele and Sara plus everyone else I met here, for treating me in the best possible way and for showing me around the beautiful town of Cles! The event was super professional, with a fully seated beautiful and big cinema, complete with after party and live music. It was an honor to be selected/awarded at this festival, and I'm already looking forward to visiting Cles again, with or without a short film!

    April 2017