In collaboration with cultural association In Frame, Visioni Notturne is a short horror film festival (science fiction films and fantasy films are included) that represents a snapshot of the horror genre in the varied and always innovative landscape of independent cinema, especially the Italian one.
The program of the festival is the result of a careful examination of the most important films in recent years. It faces with courage personal psychosis, social phobias, clichés and the darkest fears. The horror genre, in a classical sense or not, it’s always one of the most important cinema genres in the history of cinema.
In an adrenaline and precarious balance between today filmmakers and the great film masters of the past, that perhaps have been penalized by the technological limits of their time, Visioni Notturne highlights a bunch of feelings that force the audience to deal with ancestral fears, dark forces and evil characters.

The Jury will award the Award for the Best Short, Grand Jury Prize and the Award for the best Special Effects . There is also one special mention award Visioni Notturne Prize awarded by the Festival staff.

We are pleased to present the third edition of the international short horror film competition called Visioni Notturne.
The competition is open to directors of all nationalities.
Both new and alredy released short film can take part in the competition.
The duration of the short films in competition must not exceed 20 minutes, opening and end credits included, under penalty of exclusion.
Short films that are not italian must have english subtitles.
The first selection will be done by festival staff that will choose the best twenty film works.
A panel of experts will evaluate the film works, selecting 4 winners.

Overall Rating
  • Alison Peirse

    Brilliant communication, support and enthusiasm. Very highly recommended.

    October 2023
  • Three Wishes Productions

    It was a breeze dealing with this festival. Hospitable and clear in communications. We were also humbled by winning Best Short with our entry TISTLEBU for their 2023 event!

    We look forward to submit more projects to Visioni Notturne for their future editions! Recommended!

    June 2023
  • 665 Shortfilm

    It was an honour and a pleasure to be part it. The communication and exchange with the organization were very professional and welcoming.
    Grazie mille per tutto. È stato un festival incredibile :)

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review. Long life to horror cinema!

  • Great to have been part of Visioni Notturne.
    And even greater to win the
    Grand Jury Award for Crappy Christmas - Operation Christmas Child.
    mille grazie ! Thank you so much !

    September 2021
  • Evarg Nori

    Unfortunately I was unable to attend in person, but i can say that this people are very kind and full of passion for their job.Just being selected with my short for me meant a lot,but also receiving a special mention has been a honor.I'm grateful to everyone and I sincerely hope to be able to participate again with my future works.

    August 2021