X World Short Film Festival is a Festival for Independent Filmmakers from all over the World, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and crazy ideas through Films.

If your Short Film produces one or more of the following reactions (in alphabetical order):

"Ahahahahah!!"
"Awww!!"
"Cool!!"
"Incredible!!"
"This is crazy!!"
"Wait! What??!!"

...and if you think that your Film will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused, then this Festival is for you!

We especially love exciting and amazing stories, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries!
Our purpose is to find, showcase, promote and award such kind of interesting works, made with passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or the technical resources.

X World Short Film Festival is an IMDb-qualifying Festival!

Every submitted Film will be really watched with dedication, to fully respect and honor your art and work.

INFO ABOUT THE NEW EDITION COMING SOON!

PLEASE, BEFORE SUBMITTING, READ CAREFULLY THE RULES AND HOW IT WORKS WITH SELECTIONS, SCREENING, TICKETS, AWARDS AND PRIZES.

All submitted films will have a welcome post on the Festival Social Media.

All selected Films will receive the Official Selection Laurel and will have a permanent space in the Festival's Website (with the Trailer or the whole Film, according to your preference).

THE SELECTED FILMS WILL COMPETE IN ALL THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

Best Animation Short Short
Best Animation Short
Best Animation Trailer
Best Animation Director
Best Animation Poster

Best Comedy Short Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Comedy Trailer
Best Comedy Director
Best Comedy Actress
Best Comedy Actor
Best Comedy Poster

Best Drama Short Short
Best Drama Short
Best Drama Trailer
Best Drama Director
Best Drama Actress
Best Drama Actor
Best Drama Poster

Best Experimental Short Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Experimental Trailer
Best Experimental Director
Best Experimental Actress
Best Experimental Actor
Best Experimental Poster

Best Mystery Short Short
Best Mystery Short
Best Mystery Trailer
Best Mystery Director
Best Mystery Actress
Best Mystery Actor
Best Mystery Poster

Best Thriller Short Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Thriller Trailer
Best Thriller Director
Best Thriller Actress
Best Thriller Actor
Best Thriller Poster

Best Music Video
Best Music Video Trailer
Best Music Video Director
Best Music Video Performer
Best Music Video Poster
Best Original Soundtrack

Best Short Documentary
Best Short Documentary Trailer
Best Short Documentary Director
Best Short Documentary Poster

and other additional special categories...

Note about the categories:
-if you submit in the categories Director excellence, Actress - Actor performance and Poster, your work will compete only in the categories you entered.
-if you submit in the categories Short Short, Short, Short Documentary, Music Video, Trailer, Long Trailer, your work will compete only in the categories you entered, but can be considered also in Director excellence, Actress - Actor performance and Poster competition.

THE FINALIST PROJECTS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE LIVE EVENTS.

For those who are coming, it's necessary to send an email with the names of people attending.

The event is free for everyone else, but the seats are limited and it's possible to enter only with the printed ticket (or better shown on the phone to save paper) produced through the FilmFreeway form.

THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE AN IMDb AWARD*
AND WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ADMITTED TO THE:
"ACTION ON FILM MEGAFEST 16TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL AND WRITERS CELEBRATION 2020" (LAS VEGAS)

X World Short Film Festival is an IMDb-qualifying Festival, so you can list your Nominations and Winnings on the Event Page: https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0013470

*Physical Awards will be given to Winners that will attend the event, Certificate Awards will be sent to the ones who won't.

We accept all genres Short Shorts (up to 10 min), Shorts (10-20 min), Music Videos, Short Documentaries (up to 20 min), Trailers (up to 3 min), long Trailers (3-10min) and submissions for Actress/Actor performance and Director excellence.

Works must have been realized after 2009.

All the works must be original and the submitter has the responsibility to own the rights of every aspect of the Film.

Films that are not in English need English subtitles.

We love alternative, unconventional ideas and expression, but VIOLENCE, GROSSNESS AND SEX ARE NOT WELCOME! Also, this is NOT A SPACE FOR POLITICAL EXPOSURE AND FIGHTS.

If you are a Finalist, your Film will be screened in the Live Events in Rome (Italy) and you'll receive all the information about the material to send.

Please don't write to ask to submit for free. The affordable submission fees are for the Theatre, the Live Events, SIAE taxes, the Prizes and other necessary expenses.
Occasionally you can find discount codes on Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)!

Also, this is an Independent Festival self-sustained at this first year, so (like most of the Festivals), can't pay travels and accommodations for Filmmakers coming from all over the World.
However, on the Website there is a list of suggested places to stay and places to eat, that accepted to offer discounts for the Festival attendees.
The page is updated daily with new details.
http://www.welcometoxworld.com/XWWhereToGo.html

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  • What a wonderful experience. Just above Vatican City in the pleasant and welcoming Teatro degli Eroi, X World Short Film Festival offered more than 80 short films with various themes. Well organized by Alex Guarino and with good opportunities to meet other directors, producers and actors, being a finalist and winner at X World Short Film Festival is a great honor.

    January 2020
  • Fadi Ragheb

    Thanks for choose my film

    January 2020
  • Anthony Burkhalter

    Great people, great festival! A truly great home for independent film makers. Highly recommended!

    January 2020
  • Jillie Simon

    A wonderful and very well-run festival. Congratulations and kudos for a successful first year! The communication throughout and the social media promotion were both top-rate, and you can feel the great spirit- how the festival director really cares about film and the filmmakers. Though I was, unfortunately, not able to be there in person, I heard great things from filmmakers who were able to attend the festival, plus, though not there, my film "A Chance" won Best Drama & I won an Outstanding Actress award for my work in it, as well as another Outstanding Actress award for my work in our film Hungry" which also won Director Excellence. Grazie mille to Alex Guarino!

    January 2020
  • Awsome Festival and keep it up...

    January 2020