Vesuvius International Film Festival is a festival once a month with annual screening. Our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in international competition.

The films of the Official selection and the winners will be selected each month, so the filmmakers will know about jury’s decision very quickly.

Every year, a new selection of works, about all the winners of the main categories, will be screened live with the public. The winners of the year will be announced during the awards ceremony.

So for each entry, the author has the chance to win twice (the winner of the month and the winner of the year)

The best films will be screened live in Campania, south of Italy.

Always a theatre or cinema.
Winners will be announced on our social media pages every month (instagram:

Take the experience with Vesuvius International Film Festival and your film will have a chance:
– to be chosen in Official selection;
– to be a winner in one of the categories;
– to be screened at the festival event.

The mission of our festival is to introduce new names from all over the world to our audience.

The festival has the following structure:
1. The selection of films: we see all submitted films.
2. Selected films will receive the status "Official Selection" of the month.
3. The jury selects winners of the month.


Best Feature Film : the jury will divided into genre.

Best short movie : the jury will divided into genre.

Best animated short

Best documentary: the jury will divided into "short doc" (till 45 minutes) and "feature doc" (from 46 minutes)

Best Lgbt (Jury will divided into "short Lgbt" (till 45 minutes) and" feature Lgbt" from 46 minutes)

Best covid (Jury will divided into "short Lgbt" (till 45 minutes) and" feature Lgbt" from 46 minutes)

Best microshort

Best smartphone

Best music videoclip

Best fashion movie

Best script (realized) : the jury will divided into "short script " (till 45 pages) and "feature script" (from 46 pages)

Best script (Unrealized) the jury will divided into "short script " (till 45 pages) and "feature script" (from 46 pages)

Best short dance

Best web serie

Best trailer

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES ***only With main category***

Best Director
Best first time director

Best Actor/Actress

Best Cinematography

Best original score

A really particular vesuvius all hand made or
A cool hand made marble trophy

Ask for info if you are interested.


1. We support and believe in cinema.

2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.

3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.

4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.

5. vesuvius International Film Festival organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.

6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Jason Willford

    We were very pleased to see our unproduced short script "Dead Laughter" selected to be a Winner! Prompt communication and very encouraging festival.

    October 2023
  • Laura Calderini

    Orgogliosa di essere arrivata in finale. Grazie

    September 2023
  • Great festival! Very prompt with communication and updates. Thank you for awarding my work "Dream Job" for "Best Smartphone Film". Very much appreciated!

    September 2023
  • Ben Pfeiffer

    Communication was thorough and efficient. Vesuvius create a lovely sense of community and we were thrilled to have been named a winner for our project The Returned 🙏

    September 2023
  • Great festival! Very informative and communicative. Thanks for selecting my script, “CARNEVIL”!!!

    September 2023