OUR LAST LIVE EVENT TOOK PLACE AT LA CASA DEL CINEMA IN VENEZIA ON JUNE 4TH 2022. CHECK OUR PHOTOS ABOVE!!. ( Online events will be screened quarterly ).

VENEZIA SHORTS is an exclusive short film competition with public screenings, Imdb qualifying , and an a total of USD 3500 in cash prizes awards along the year.

We are happy to welcome filmmakers from all over the world and short films of all genres.

Our main goal is to showcase their brilliant projects in the beautiful city of Venezia for a diverse audience of cinephiles.

We will hold an Annual Live Event at the city of Venezia.

We will promote, feature and screen all Main Category Award-Winning Short Films free of charge, enhancing the opportunity for networking with directors, cast, crew and people from the industry.

Additionally, we will hold online sessions consisting of Q&As with directors, cast and/or crew as well as interviews with filmmakers that will be published on our social media and on the NEWS section of this website. Furthermore, all Official Selection films from each season will receive official laurels and will be screened in our quarterly Online Events.

Our lineup includes films by Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma from the USA, Student Academy Award Winner Animation (Domestic Film Schools). Pascal Schelbli from Germany, Student Academy Award Winner Animation (International Film Schools). Maren Klakegg from Norway, Student Academy Award Winner Documentary (International Film Schools. Jesse Boyle from Australia, International touring artist with international band Chase Atlantic, Percival Argüero Mendoza from Mexico, Student Academy Awards Winner Narrative (International Film Schools). Nicolaj Kopernikus from Denmark. German Golub from Estonia, Student Academy Award Winner Narrative (International Film Schools). Andoni Betbeder from France, Winner Best Short of the Season August-December 2021. Sylvain Begert from France, Winner Best Short of the Season May-August 2021. And a new wave of Italian filmmakers Letizia Borficchia, Andrea Walts, Sophie Perazzollo, Francesco Massimiliano Gozzo and Frank Dell'Oro.

It is a world-class event committed to present the best of this beautiful art called ‘Cinema’ and dedicated to all generations of filmmakers. A team of professional screeners will evaluate all the submitted short films. All the highest scored films will be selected for the official competition and will be reviewed by at least by three judges who will decide the best of each season.

All the Winners will receive the Official Laurels and the winning-category achievement certificate. Quarterly, the jury will choose from the Official Selection a film that will receive the JURY'S DISTINCTION AWARD with a cash prize of USD 1000.

All main categories winning films will be screened at our public Live Event.


A TOTAL OF USD 3000 IN CASH PRIZES AWARDS ALONG THE YEAR.

JURY

To keep the Awards fair and transparent, we invite independent judges from all around the world who enjoy the experience and assess each category.

Each short film will be reviewed at least for three judges after the film is scored by our screening team. Our judges team includes artists from the United States, Canada, Austria, Spain, Argentina and Sweden.

VENEZIA SHORTS CATEGORIES

Submit your film in one or more of the following categories.

Your film will be considered in all the submitted categories.

MAIN CATEGORIES.

SHORT FILM

FIRST TIME FILMMAKER SHORT

STUDENT SHORT

FOREIGN SHORT

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

ANIMATION SHORT

EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

HORROR SHORT

MUSIC VIDEO

TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

FIRST TIME DIRECTOR

FEMALE DIRECTOR

MALE DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

ORIGINAL SCREENWRITING

CINEMATOGRAPHY

EDITING

SOUND DESIGN

ORIGINAL SCORE

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ACTOR

ACTRESS

ENSEMBLE

RULES AND TERMS

- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

- The VENEZIA SHORTS relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.

- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

- All fees are non-refundable.

- VENEZIA SHORTS will not be responsible for damaged copies.

- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.

- Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.

- VENEZIA SHORTS can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at our email address info@veneziashorts.com

- Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed.

- The applicants (submitters) must accept VENEZIA SHORTS Rules and Terms.

- All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person and the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at FilmFreeway website.

- Submitting your movie, you authorize VENEZIA SHORTS to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

- Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes.

-We do not require premiere status.

-DCP will be required for live Screening.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Joyce Porter

    I did not attend in person, so can't comment on a couple of categories, but was thrilled to win my award for Best Actress and appreciated their communication and the followup with IMDB instructions. Looking at the other films involved made it quite exciting. Thank you.

    June 2022
  • Thanks for including my film “Jesus Bird” in your festival program. All the best to all of you!

    June 2022
  • Vanessa Rose

    We were so thrilled to win a sound design award for our sound-based short film 'excuse me'! It was such an affirming experience to receive an award amongst such wonderfully curated films. I'm so proud of our sound designer Yin Lee, and thank the festival for the opportunity to be represented in an internationally recognized festival.

    June 2022
  • Thank you for awarding me. I am very proud to have been distinguished in your very beautiful festival. It's very important for me to share "A day will come" and I'm glad you like it. The work you have done and you will do is so important. One mre time, Thank you for your support and your professionalism
    I wish you all the best,
    Nicolas

    June 2022
  • Dana Stevens

    Thank you Venezia Shorts for choosing "Short Term Rental." It was great to be included with so many high quality films. Will apply again!

    June 2022