๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐— ๐—”๐——๐—˜ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—š๐—ข๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—–๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง.

โ€œShort Daysโ€ is an international short film festival that has been active in several italian cities since 2015. Keeping its nature of monthly screening, since 2018 โ€œShort Daysโ€ has become a festival that has the goal of screening in cinema venues a selection of the best independent short films, giving them the chance to be screened in multiple cities through our partnership with many italian festivals. During the monthly screenings, jurors will award a winner that is going to qualify for the ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’–๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’›๐’†.

This is not a scam monthly festival: ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น, this means they actually take place monthly in many cinemas in Italy with a lot of people attending them and ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† thanks to our partnership with CGS - one of the biggest moviegoers association in Italy, with more than 500 screening rooms in the whole nation.

Each month, the new artistic director will go through the submission of the previous months also: this means that ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐˜€. (Oct 2018 - Oct 2019).

Selected directors are invited to be part of the jury ๐—•๐—ข๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ of the prestigious "Il Varco Film Festival", one of the most appreciated author short film festival in Italy, with more than 30 international directors already taking part in it, a community which will award its own prize in the festival and will meet during the first day of screenings.

๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐——๐—˜ ๐—•๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ, ๐—ช๐—›๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜?

Because Short Days will have a different artistic director each month, that will choose its own lineup of films to his taste and make his/her own program. Artistic directors are chosen among all the filmmakers that apply. ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’Š๐’•.

This month's art director will be Rossella Inglese, italian director and photographer (Jan 2019) whose latest short has been featured in the 72ยฐ Venice Film Festival.

๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช ๐—›๐—”๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก
โ–ช Andrea Gatopoulos, italian producer and director (Oct 2018)
โ–ช Lilian Sassanelli Nissen, german/italian director and actress (Nov 2018)
โ–ช Elio Di Pace, italian photographer and director (Jan 2019)
โ–ช Rossella Inglese, italian award winner director (Feb 2019)

๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—› ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช
โ–ช Appocundria by M. Capuano (39', Italy, 2018) - Oct 2018
โ–ช Too Far Too Close by M. Mot (24', Belgium, 2018) - Nov 2018
โ–ช People Of The Wasteland by H. Khaled (21', Syria, 2018) - Jan 2019

๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—œ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—— ๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช
โ–ช Appocundria by M. Capuano (39', Italy, 2018) - Oct 2018
โ–ช Perfect Love by D. Etemadieh (21', Germany, 2016) - Nov 2018
โ–ช Make Aliens Dance by S. Petretti (25' Belgium, 2018) - Jan 2019

Anybody can apply to be artistic director for our screening. Info shortdays@ilvarco.net

Short Days is produced by IL VARCO and INSOLITA FILM in partnership with CGS.

Short Days is partnered with:
- Il Varco International Short Film Festival
- Rome Prisma Film Awards
- Pollino Film Fest

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—•๐— ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ
โ–ช 20$ worth of discount codes in our partner festivals. This means the submission here is practically free.

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
โ–ช Selected shorts are sent to partner festivals for evaluation.
โ–ช Selected directors are invited to the special jury BOARD OF DIRECTORS of the prestigious "Il Varco Film Festival", one of the most appreciated author short film festival in Italy, with more than 30 international directors already taking part in it, a community which will award its own prize in the festival and will meet during the first day of screenings.

๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ
โ–ช Best short of the month (Trophy)
โ–ช Audience award of the month (Trophy)

๐€๐๐๐”๐€๐‹ ๐€๐–๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐’
โ–ช Best short of the year (Trophy and $๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ)
โ–ช Honorable mentions and awards

โ€ข The festival is open to directors and producers of all ages and nationalities;
โ€ข Short films can be of any genre, theme and language and must be under 40โ€™;
โ€ข Non-english and non-italian short films should be subtitled in english or italian;
โ€ข In case of selection, an italian-subtitled copy must be provided.
โ€ข Short films must be produced later than 01/01/2016;
โ€ข The author declares to own all rights (music and film) for its short. Our festival is not responsible for any claim about copyright.

Overall Rating
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  • A great film festival organised by sincere people with a true love for independent cinema! Short Days is definitely worth submitting (and attending!)

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Margo, we had a nice time with you in Rome!
    Congratulations on your award and good luck for the annual competition!

  • Darius Etemadieh

    Thank you Short Days for screening PERFECT LOVE in Rome at Greenwich Cinema. The screening was great quality as was the audience of knowledgeable film enthusiasts. What an honor for my film to win the audience award. I can wholeheartedly recommend Short Days and hope to be invited with future projects!

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Darius, nice time together. We hope to see you soon again!

  • Thomas Elley

    Fantastic communication from the festival, exceptional turn out in the crowd and we were very disappointed that we could not be in Rome for the screening. Great little initiative.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thomas, we hope to screen you again in other cities in 2019!

  • Mino Capuano

    It was a huge pleasure to participate in this festival. The organizers were kind and very pleasant. Thanks again!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mino and congratulations for your award!