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, 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 Vesuvio 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 (Horror, comedy, social. Thriller etc...)

Best short movie (Horror, comedy, social. Thriller etc...)

Best animated short

Best documentary (short)
Best documentary (feature)

Best music videoclip

Best lgbt short movie
Best lgbt feature movie

Best covid short
Best covid feature

Best fashion movie

Best microshort

Best smartphone

Best script (realized)
Best script (Unrealized)

Best short dance

Best web serie

Best trailer

Best poster

Best Picture

Best showrell

Best audio story

Best booktrailer

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS ***only With main category***

Best Director
Best first time director
Best female director
best student director

Best Actor/Actress

Best Cinematography

Best production

Best Editing

Best Sound Design

Best music

Every winners can ask fot his own diploma and for the trophy.

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

Ask for the better prize if you are interested.


1. All films that are not from Italy or English country can have English language subtitles if you have. In other way no problem, we have international jury.
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 Montly 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
  • Had a great time as part of Vesuvius International Film Festival, thanks so much for choosing me as 'Best Director' in the 'Animated Short' category

    May 2022
  • I am honored and grateful for Nominee Finalist recognition of Best Microshort Experimental Film! And for Official Selection for my second film! VIFF are incredibly supportive and have prompt communication. It is obvious and clear how much VIFF thoroughly enjoys celebrating us filmmakers. I loved watching the video announcing the winners too. I truly am appreciative of their great communication. Their social media support and engagement is admirable. Thank you enormously!

    May 2022
  • Wonderful Festival, great communication, and very helpful! Thank you for selecting our film as a winner 🏆

    May 2022
  • Thank you so much for the friendly invitation, great communication and loved watching the video announcing the winners. To see MicroToons be a Finalist for Best Short Animation is an honour! Definitely recommend filmmakers to submit!

    May 2022
  • Jeff Goldberg

    It was a lovely event for us and we are really pleased to have participated. Grazie!

    May 2022