The eighth edition of Video Hackers Film Festival features days of cinema and multimedia arts, creating a workshop open to an active and involved audience, with the objective of representing the subjective experience within migration and the rewriting of identities.

Best Short Film; 100 USD
Best Micro ShortFilm;
Best Animation
Best Director, Best Female and/or Male Actor.

Art. 1 – Organization
The fifth edition of Video Hackers Contest, addressed to fictional and animated short films, videoclips, documentaries, docufilms (max length: 10 minutes).
Art. 2 – Jury
The Organization will appoint a qualified Jury, made up of journalists, critics, directors, actors, producers, etc.; all decisions of the Jury and the Artistic Directors are final and binding.
If, in the event of force majeure, the establishment or the work the Jury cannot be carried out, the Organization may decide in its sole discretion the name(s) of the winner(s).

Art. 3 – Categories
“Short”: addressed to short films without any constraint of genre or subject.
"Micro Short Film": addressed to short films lasting less than 90 seconds.
"Animation": addressed to animated short film.

Art. 4 – Entry
Each contestant can submit up to three (3) short films.

Art. 5 – Submission
All short films in a language other than Italian must include subtitles in Italian or English.
All entries must be received no later than August 31th, 2024.

By partecipating in this contest, the contestants authorize the management committee of the Festival to use clips (limited to a maximum of 60" of length) from the short films, photographs or any other provided material for advertising or promotional purposes, without further notification or compensation.

Art. 6 – Selected Works
At the end of October 2024 the Festival Organization will release the titles of finalists on the Festival's official Website:

Art. 7 – Calendar
At the end of October 2024 the program schedule of the Festival will be made available on the Festival's official Website, including locations and schedules of projections and other events.

Art. 8 – Prizes
The Jury will assign the "Video Hacker" award to the "Best Short Film"
The Jury will assign the “Video Hacker”  award to the “Best Micro short film”.
The Jury will assign the “Video Hacker”  award to the Best "Animation" short film.

PLEASE NOTE: the prizes are intended before tax (25% ex art. 30, comma 2 DPR 600/73).
The Jury may assign, in its sole discretion, a Special Mention to short movies in the following categories: “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Female and/or Male Actor”.

Art. 9 – Privacy and Liability
Contestant, by participating, unconditionally consents to the utilization and the processing of contestant's personal data for all the Festival-related activities as per Italian legislation (pursuant to Legislative Decree 196/03).
Contestant represents and warrants that he is the legal owner of the film and has the full legal capacity to authorize public screening without any further compensation; he further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Organization of the Video Hackers Festival and the venues where the film will be screened for any present of future liability.
Contestant, by participating, implicitly accepts all the articles in this Rules and is liable for the contents of his work. He further represents and warrants that he is the owner of the rights for the work in its entirety, and that the work does not violate or infringe any third party rights, including authors, potrayed subjects , rights of transferors, music rights ownership, etc.

Art. 10 – Modifications to these Rules
The Organization of the Festival may, in its sole discretion, change the articles in these Rules without notice if for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including cancelation of one or more award categories. Should any claim arise in connection with the contest, the decisions of the Jury and the Artistic Directors will be considered final and binding.
This rules were written in Italian and translated to English. In case of doubt or differences of interpretation, the Italian version shall prevail.

Overall Rating
  • Andrea Fabiani Estrella

    It was a good experiencie, but the communication wasn't good.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    We are really sorry if your experience wasn't great. We apologize and assure you that we will work to improve our methods of communication

  • Stephane Laurencin

    Thank you for this award : )

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your movie!

  • Adelina Suvagau

    Thank you Video Hackers Film Festival for selecting and awarding "Box of Freedom" with the Best of Feature Award. Congratulations to all winners! I highly recomend Video Hackers Film Festival to all Indie filmmakers who want to submit their films to a film festival which recognizes and promotes International unique Indie films. Big Congratulations to Alexander Delnevo and Ilaria Dameri, Video Hackers Film Festival's directors, for organizing the festival.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!! Your movie was absolutely Amazing!!

  • thank you very much for everything

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you!!!

  • Thank you Video Hackers for the mention !
    Proud to be part of it !

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your wonderful Short Film