๐—” ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐— ๐—ฆ ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›, ๐—•๐—ข๐—ง๐—› ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ข๐—ช๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ง๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— .

๐—๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก ๐—” ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐— ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—–๐—˜. (And if you are skeptic, check the reviews!)

โ€œShort Daysโ€ is an international ๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—• ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด 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’†.

๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—” ๐—™๐—”๐—ž๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ

Since 2018 we hosted 19 editions, screened more than 80 films with thousands of spectators, both offline in cinema venues and online on our own platform. This is not a fake monthly festival. People are going to watch your short and they're going to watch in a curated program by our artistic directors. ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ, ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.

This is how our process of selection works:
- The submissions are watched by a pre-selection panel and put in a leaderboard that we share with the new artistc directors every month.
- The new artistic directors every month watch the submissions starting from the shorts that the panel have valued best, going down, then they choose their programs. This means that a single submission may be watched by two, three, ten different artistic directors in a year. If it's not chosen by the first, it might be chosen by the others that come later.

๐—” ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง

Every month the artistic supervisor will chose a new art director that will propose his own idea of cinema. This means that a film that was not selected for one edition because of the art director taste might be the best film for the next one! 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˜€.

๐—๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก ๐—จ๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜

Selected directors for the screenings 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 80 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Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—– ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—™๐—จ๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐—ก ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”

โ–ช Fulvio Risuleo, winner of Semaine de la Critique in Cannes
โ–ช Simone Bozzelli, Venice Critics Film Week winner.
โ–ช Alain Parroni, Venice Selected director
โ–ช Ondina Quadri, winner of italian Golden Globe for best Actress
โ–ช Tommaso Santambrogio, italian director produced by Werner Herzog & Lav Diaz
โ–ช Veronica Spedicati, winner of best director at Venice Film Critic Week, David di Donatello Nominee for Best Short Film
โ–ช Giulia Di Battista, Locarno selected director
โ–ช Toni Trupia, Nastri D'argento winner director and screenwriter
โ–ช Antonio Di Biase & Davide Perego, director and film critic, founders of Tafano
โ–ช Antonio La Camera, italian director and artistic director of Castrovillari FF
โ–ช Marcello Di Trocchio, italan producer and curator
โ–ช Noah Leanti, italian-eritrean film director selected @ Clermont-Ferrand

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—– ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ
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)
โ–ช Samuele Sestieri, italian director (May 2019)
โ–ช Lorenzo Berghella, italian director (June 2019)
โ–ช Konstantinos Stragalinos, greek director (July 2019)
โ–ช Paolo Strippoli, italian director (Aug 2019)
โ–ช Adriano Giotti, italian director (Oct 2019)
โ–ช Daniele Parisi, italian actor (Nov 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 (2020-2021)
โ–ช Anna by D. Berenson (15', Hungary) - Jan 2020
โ–ช Agosto by A. Valerio, E. Jospin (15', France) - Feb 2020
โ–ช On the Border by Wei Shujun (15', China) - Aug 2020
โ–ช Wild Will by Alan King (12', Australia) - Oct 2020
โ–ช Weightlifter by D. Sobchuk (30', Ukraine) - Nov 2020
โ–ช Our Territory by M. Volpe (26', Belgium) - Jan 2021
โ–ช Yearlings by M. Akoka (14', France) - Apr 2021
โ–ช Phelia by M. Akoka (14', France) - May 2021
โ–ช He can't live without cosmos by K. Bronzit (16', Russia) - Sep 2021

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

Short Days is produced by IL VARCO and INSOLITA FILM.

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

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 Screening in Rome @ Cinema Greenwich.
โ–ช Italian subtitles and DCP are done for free by us and you can keep them.
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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  • Kyoungwon Son

    Thank you for choosing my movie at a great concept film festival. What's sad is that I couldn't see online screenings in my country. But I'm happy to have participated.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation and for your amazing film!

  • Marios Lizides

    A great film festival which is both unusual and unique, thank you for selecting my film for your last online edition. I enjoyed the online interview, it was really lovely to speak with Andrea Gatopoulos and Giulia Di Battista. I wish you all the best to you and the festival.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marios for your gem and for your unique vision of filmmaking!

  • Giedrฤ— Burokaitฤ—

    Very well organized, with lots of attention to the filmmaker.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Giedrฤ—, looking forward to follow you in your career.

  • Antonio La Camera

    A very interesting festival that offers a high quality selection in every edition, diversified each time by the chosen artistic director. A unique way to expand your knowledge of the world of short films.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being one of us!

  • Francois Morisset

    Keep going, and good luck for next year during these trying times!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your work in the short film panorama!