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

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.

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
  • Joseph Orr

    An amazing festival to be a part of. Loved the Instagram announcement of winners on the day. It really helped to make it an occasion.

    September 2021
  • The team at Vesuvius International Film Festival is welcoming and friendly. The festival is well organized and the team communicates effectively. It has been a lovely experience and it is totally recommend it.

    September 2021
  • Dario Nipoti

    Organizzazione e comunicazione eccellenti.
    Felicissimo di averne fatto parte!

    September 2021
  • Derrick Getzfred

    VIFF has been the one of the best communicated festivals. I really like the way the monthly winners are announced on Instagram. Well done!

    September 2021
  • What a wonderful festival! Simply one of the top monthly festivals on my list. My short film won the Best Short at the 13th edition (August 2021) and I'm looking forward to their upcoming editions. Truly, Vesuvius International Film Fest consists of people who are genuine, unbiased, transparent and so much fun!

    September 2021