Toko Film Fest is an exhibition intended for cinema lovers, both audience and professionals. Toko is a word from Sala Consilina, South Italy. It means something is cool, fun, well-done.

Our festival has seen the light in 2014, from the necessity to breathe life and cultural interest in our area, the Vallo di Diano.

Toko wants to create a dialogue between people and the world of cinema, especially the independent and experimental one.

TFF’s mission is to provide a forum to advance public interest in film; to support every year a new generation of filmmakers with a unique vision and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

Every year our short movie contest receives thousands of submissions from every corner of the globe and we’re proud to screen and award the best ones.

We wish to celebrate creativity and determination in short-length filmmaking generating contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

We pay special attention to ultra low-budget films by first and second-time directors: discovering and promoting independent filmmakers is at the very center of our efforts!

Filmmakers of selected films are invited to the Festival to participate in a variety of programs.

Our guests during the years have been several, with Nanni Moretti, Béla Tarr, Linda Caridi, Marianna Fontana, Valerio Lundini, Mauro Zingarelli, Valerio Aprea, Casa Surace and Fortunato Cerlino as cherries on top.

Toko Film Fest mixes entertainment with cultural growth: exhibitions, talk shows and inner concerts have passed on our stage among the screenings.

Our not-so-secret purpose is also to bring people who lives outside the region to visit and love our place, creating tourism and a sustainable economy.

Our submission window for our 11th edition is now open. Send us your ambitious and original short projects and let us help you reach an even wider audience!

A committee designated by the organizers will carry out the selection of the submitted works by decreeing the shortlist of films admitted to the final round. The Official Selection will be published on the website and on our official channels by the 1 April 2023.

The festival program will consist of international short films of different styles, genres and languages.

Our Jury , who come from filmmaking and academic backgrounds, will award the following prizes:

• Best Short Movie
• Best Animation
• Best Direction
• Best Cinematography
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Screenplay

All selected films are eligible for several awards.

Winners will be announced at the end of the event as well as the Audience Award.

All our Official Selection films will receive the Official Laurel and will be screened at our Event.

Short films with any cinematographic technique are accepted.
We are wishing to create a forum for quality short-length cinematic works from all around the world.


-Films completed after: January 1st, 2022

-Maximum duration: 25 minutes

-Country of production: All

-Screening format: avi, mkv, .mp4 H.264 o DVD

-Accepted genres: All

-We only accept submissions through FilmFreeway.

-The authors of the selected short films must provide a file/copy in good time for the screening and a list of dialogues with the relative timecode. Failure to submit may result, at the unquestionable judgment of the festival organization, in exclusion from the selection, even after the publication of the shortlist on the website.

-Short films must have English subtitles. English-language productions are invited to upload the film file with English or Italian subtitles too.

-Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

-By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.

-We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

-We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

-We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online. Have been selected for other contests is not a matter of exclusion.

-A director or distribution/production company can register more than one film.

-The selected authors are invited to promote, through social channels, the announcement of the shortlist and other contents published on the social channels or on the official website of the Toko Film Fest.

-If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

-By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

-We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

-The submitted works will become part of the Toko Film Fest Archive. They will be available for screenings, events, broadcasts promoted by the APS Toko Film Festival for non-profit cultural or educational purposes. The organizers will notify the authors of any further screening of their works.

Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

Overall Rating
  • This was a great film festival and everything was handled professionally. I did not rate "hospitality and networking" because I could not attend the festival.

    August 2021
  • 书更 石

    Why didn't you invite me to attend after it was over

    August 2021
  • Alain Parroni

    Threeab è TOKO co tutto il cuore

    December 2018