Festival Alto Vicentino is an International Short Film Festival which takes place in Santorso (VI).

It was founded in 2007 by a small group of friends dreaming of bringing cinema in their little town, but since then it has been growing in popularity.

The film festival takes places in late June in Villa Rossi, a 16th century villa owned by the commune of Santorso whose grounds host one of Italy’s most important parks.

Best Short Film
AVIS special prize
Best Director
Best screenplay
Best cinematography
Best editing
Best Actor
Best original soundtrack

- Competition is open to any works made after January 31, 2020
- The maximum duration of each work is set to 18 minutes.
- Submissions of short films can be done from 14 December 2020 until 24 January 2021 via:
https://filmfreeway.com/XIVFestivalAltoVicentino
- Submission is free of charge
- Each participant may present no more than 1 work.
- In case your work will be selected and to allow the Festival to screen it at best, the following material
will be required:
◦ a downloadable version of the short film (in HD-720 of Full-HD quality)
In order to ease the translation process of the short film into italian, we also need the following:
◦ a downloadable version of the short film without subtitles (in HD-720 of Full-HD quality)
◦ a subtitle file in italian or english in simple text format (for example .srt)
In case those material cannot be provided, the Festival staff may decide to not screen the short film.
- Shortfilm submitted using vimeo, youtube or other service must be available at least until 30th September 2021.
- By submitting your film, you hereby authorize the inclusion of the works sent in the “Festival Alto
Vicentino” Archive, allow the projection of the submitted material during other initiatives organized by
“Festival Alto Vicentino” staff and also authorize the use of 20” of short film for promotional uses.
- The staff reserves the right to make a pre-selection of movies to be viewed by the jury. A list of these
movies will be published on our website www.festivalaltovicentino.it
- Winners will be notified by 15 May 2021.
- The money amount of the first prize is 500,- euro.

UNDER23 PRIZE
The announcement is open to all young directors aged from 18 years but not yet 23-years-old
at the date of 1st December 2020 who have realized a short film published or unpublished.
- The maximum duration of each work is set to 18 minutes.
- No specific content or theme is required.
- Submissions of short films can be done from 14 December 2020 until 24 January 2021 via:
https://filmfreeway.com/XIVFestivalAltoVicentino
- Submissions are free of charge.
- Each participant may present no more than 1 work.
- In case your work will be selected and to allow the Festival to screen it at best, the following material
will be required:
◦ a downloadable version of the short film (in HD-720 of Full-HD quality)
In order to ease the translation process of the short film into italian, we also need the following
◦ a downloadable version of the short film without subtitles (in HD-720 of Full-HD quality)
◦ a subtitle file in italian or english in simple text format (for example .srt)
In case those material cannot be provided, the Festival staff may decide to not screen the short film.
- The films will have to be uploaded to online platforms like Vimeo, Youtube or similar, and be
available until 30th September 2021.
- Films will be evaluated by a jury of experts.
- The festival organization reserves the right to have a pre-selection of films before submitting
them to the jury.
- The jury will decide among 5 finalist films, and winner will be notified by 15 th May 2021.
- The money prize amount is of 300,- euro.

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  • Dezen Leong

    Thank you Festival Alto Vicentino

    July 2021
  • Ruben De March

    Speriamo di partecipare di persona in una futura edizione!

    July 2021