Solidando Onlus is an Italian no-profit and nongovernmental organization established in 2004 and based in Cagliari the capital of Sardinia island.
We are all volunteers and our commitment is to help low-income countries, improving educational growth and reduce social disadvantage through specific projects.
Our main projects are located in Nicaragua and Madagascar, places where the illiteracy rate reaches high percentages, poverty is the standard of life and where is a big lack of opportunities.
We work to make life's conditions better, but even more to make them acquire consciousness their individual and collective capability, including the potentials to develop and build their own future.

All submited films will be considered by the Artistic Committee who will choose the ones which will be screened at the festival and will partecipate at the final competition.
By the way Solidando organization could decide to screen films even if not been selected by the Artistic Committee.

The jury will include professionals from the filmmaking world, television, media and teaching. The judges decision will be irrevocable.

1st official jury prize USD 500
2nd official jury prize USD 300
3rd official jury prize USD 200

We accept short films with social topics.
We mean real stories or fictions that deal with human rights, solidarity, cooperation, education, social projects, third-world issues, poverty, environmental sustainability, diversity, etc. etc..‚Äč

1) films must have a social topic and theme (see above description)
2) films must be no longer than 20 minutes (including credits)
3) genre accepted: documentary, fiction and animation films
4) any nationality can participate
5) films not in Italian language must be subtitled in Italian or in English (films with English dialogues must have English subtitles)
6) films must have been completed after December 2014
7) format must be HD or FullHD
8) each author can submit unlimited number of films
9) there is no Premiere policy
10) films must be submited through the specifics websites

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By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown in the Solidando Film Festival. Your name and information about your project and some part of your film may be used for promotion wihtout any commercial purpose

The filmmaker holds the Solidando Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Authors or Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Overall Rating
  • Noel Harris

    The communication was professional and concise, and the best is that this is a film festival with a social conscience. I highly recommend the Solidando Film Festival.

    December 2017
  • Mazin Sherabayani

    Fantastic film festival, staff were very helpful and communication was excellent, thanks for the opportunity.

    December 2017
  • Sophie Chamoux

    Amazing team and experience ! Thank you !

    December 2016
  • Javad Daraei

    I loved the atmosphere with all the people and could network very well.. It was well organized and an amazing experience for a young filmmaker like me.

    December 2016
  • Tanin Torabi

    I personally had the chance to attend this lovely festival. You have no idea how much love is waiting for you there and how everyone is there by all his or her heart to contribute to the Solidando social projects. I was staying with local hosts and had an amazing time being there. I would suggest everyone to try to contribute to this project. :)

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Tanin thank you very much for attending to our festival. Dear Tanin thank you very much for attending to our festival. Your presence was a big pleasure for us and get to know a creative artist and as very special person like you.