"X World Short Film Festival" is an IMDb-qualifying Festival for Independent Filmmakers from all over the World, that dare to eXpress their fantasy, creativity and crazy ideas through Short Films and Scripts.

If your creation 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 it will make the audience feel amazed-excited-thrilled-amused, then this Festival is for you!

“X World” is about exciting and amazing stories, fun intrigues, new themes, unusual points of view, mysteries!
The purpose is to find, showcase, promote and award such kind of interesting works, made with Love and passion for the art of eXpression, no matter the budget or technical resources.

The Festival has been created by an Independent Filmmaker that knows, understands, Loves the world of Independent Filmmaking and knows how it feels like to have one's own work showcased and appreciated!
Every submitted Project is watched (or read) by the Judges with maximum attention and dedication, to fully consider and honor the eXpressive talent and work of all the Artists involved.

THE FESTIVAL, IN ITS SECOND YEAR, HAS NOW A SUMMER AND A WINTER EDITION!

THE SUMMER EDITION WILL TAKE PLACE IN LAS VEGAS (Nevada, USA) on July 26-29 at "Brenden Theatres at The Palms".
It will be part of the great and famous AOF MEGAFEST, 16 years historical
point of reference for Directors, Actors, Producers, Distributors.
A big Event that includes multiple Festivals, with multi-theatres screenings in a beautiful place, inspiring seminars, exciting parties and interesting opportunities to start new cooperations and friendships.

The Winter Edition will then take place in Rome (Italy) at "Teatro degli Eroi di Roma" (date TBA).

You can find more detailed information on the Websites:
www.welcometoxworld.com
and
www.actiononfilmfest.com

PLEASE, BEFORE SUBMITTING, READ CAREFULLY "RULES & TERMS" AND "AWARD & PRIZES" SECTIONS!

SUBMISSIONS

All submitted Films and Scripts will have a welcome and thank you post on the Festival Social Media.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

The Official Selections will be generally notified within one month from the submission.

All selected Films and Scripts will receive the Official Selection Laurel, will have a permanent space in the Festival's Website (with the material found on the FilmFreeway Project Page, but you can write for any change) and will be promoted on the Festival Social Media.

The Official Selections will be placed in the appropriate genre category (Animation, Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, etc.) and will compete for:

Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer
Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer Director
Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer Actress
Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer Actor
Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer Poster
Best Micro Short / Short Short / Short / TV-Web Series / Trailer Script

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

Best Music Video
Best Music Video Director
Best Music Video Performer
Best Music Video Poster
Best Original Song

Best Original Soundtrack

and some additional special Awards...

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

All selected projects will also receive discount codes for the other MEGAFEST Festivals and some Partner Festivals.
Details on www.welcometoxworld.com

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FINALISTS (NOMINEES)

The Summer Edition Finalists will be notified within July 4.

If you are a Finalist, your Project will be screened at the AOF MEGAFEST and will compete for Award-Win/s in the appropriates categories and genres and for the Special Awards.

ONLY THE FINALIST PROJECTS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE AOF MEGAFEST.

The Finalists that will attend the Festival Event, will receive one All-Access Pass to the AOF MEGAFEST, which includes all screenings, seminars and Parties (excluding Award Shows, Private or Charity events/screenings).

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AWARD WINNERS

The Summer Edition Awards will be assigned at the AOF MEGAFEST Award Ceremony in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). Details coming soon...

The Winners will receive the "X World Vegas Summer Edition" Awards *

AND WILL COMPETE FOR THE "X WORLD ANNUAL AWARDS", THAT WILL BE ASSIGNED IN A SPECIAL CEREMONY AFTER THE WINTER EVENT, IN ROME. Details coming soon...

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

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IMDb

"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

We accept all genres (animation included) Micro Shorts (up to 5 min), Short Shorts (5-10 min), Shorts (10-20 min), TV-Web Series (up to 20 min), Trailers (up to 5 min), Short Documentaries (up to 20 min), Music Videos (up to 5 min), Original Songs (up to 5 min), Original Soundtracks (up to 20 min), Posters and submissions for Director excellence and Actress/Actor performance.
We accept now also Short Scripts (up to 30 pages).

ALL THE PROJECTS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND THE SUBMITTER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO OWN THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF EVERY ASPECT OF THE WORK!

Works must have been realized after 2010.
Films that are not in English need English subtitles.
Scripts must be in English, but it's possible to submit original Italian or Spanish versions for judging.
Please complete your Project page on FilmFreeway with Poster, Trailer, description and all the information needed.

ATTENTION! We love alternative and unconventional themes and ideas, but grossness, hard sex and excessive violence are not welcome! Also, this is not a space for political exposure and fights. Projects that don't follow these rules will not be considered!

If you are a Finalist, your Film will be screened at the AOF MEGAFEST Live Event in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) and you'll receive all the information about the material to send.

For those who plan to attend, it's necessary to send an email no later than July 10.

Please don't ask to submit for free. The submission fees are the means to help to support all the necessary expenses, that are significant in a Festival with Live Screenings Events.
Occasionally you can find discount codes on the Festival Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)!
Also, being an Independent Festival, self-sustained, the "X World Short Film Festival" Organization can't pay travels and accommodations for Filmmakers coming from all over the World.

However, you will find advice on where to go on the Website page (updated often):
www.welcometoxworld.com/XWWhereToGo.html

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  • Our European premiere! Great festival and fun people - Alex and crew loved cinema!

    January 2020
  • 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