Solidando Onlus is an Italian non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 2004 and based in Cagliari, the main city in Sardinia island in Italy.
We are a group of free people, all volunteers, and our commitment is to help low-income countries improving educational growth and reduce social disadvantage through specific projects.
We are not connected to any religious faith or any political party.
At the moment 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 there is a big lack of opportunities for social development.
We work to improve life's conditions, but even more to make people acquire consciousness of their individual and collective capability, including their potentials to develop and build their own future with their own hands and education.

All submitted films will be considered by the Artistic Committee who will choose the ones which will be screened at the festival and will participate in 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, cinema, television, media, cultural, and education field. The judges' decision will be irrevocable.

Best short fiction film prize USD 500
Best social documentary prize USD 500

We accept short films with social topics.
For social topics, we mean all stories: real, inspired to reality or fictions that deal with human rights, solidarity, cooperation, education, social projects, third-world issues, poverty, racism, disability, environmental sustainability, diversity, gender, and any kind of discrimination, etc., etc.​

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 the 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 2020
7) format must FullHD or higher resolution
8) each author can submit an unlimited number of films
9) there is no Premiere policy
10) films must be submitted through the specifics websites

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By submitting to the Festival you confirm that you own the rights to the film and you agree to allow your project to be shown at the Solidando Film Festival. Your name and information about your project and some part of your film may be used for promotion without 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 Producers will indemnify the organizers 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
  • It’s great pleasure choosing my work as winner first place
    It was my honor
    Thanks Cagliari
    Thanks Solidando
    Thanks Italy

    January 2023
  • Gerry Pass

    A fan festival, great to be selected with my movie!

    January 2020
  • Cengiz Akaygün

    Great to won a price here. Good Communication. Unfortunately i couldn't attend the Festival.

    February 2019
  • sergio falchi

    Great festival, good audience and selection of films... recommended!

    December 2018
  • 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