"Alice nella Città" is an international film festival dedicated to young generations. The festival hosted Orlando Bloom and Dakota Fanning as special guests in 2017, Tye Sheridan, Maika Monroe and Andrej Končalovskij in 2018. The first event was organized in 2003 and after having been a section of the "Rome Film Festival" from 2006 to 2011, in 2012 it became an independent and parallel section of the festival.
In 2018 the festival launched "Alice Short Film Campus". The directors of the selected short films will be invited to Rome to follow a programme of workshops and meetings with producers, film commissions and special guests of the festival.
The festival will cover all the expenses.
The artistic directors of "Alice nella Città" are Gianluca Giannelli and Fabia Bettini.
Short Film International competition:
1) First Prize - Best of the Festival
The winning short film will be publicly exhibited for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theatre in Los Angeles County for a run of at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening a day. This will allow the short film to be eligible for award consideration for the 93rd Academy Awards.
2) Gran Jury Award
Option contract on a feature film project assigned by Leone Film Group.
3) Audience Award
The contest is open to:
- short films under 30 minutes,
- short films of any topic or genre are accepted,
- short films from all over the world are accepted,
- there is no limit to the age of the directors,
- short films produced after January 2017 are accepted.
*The 2019 Jury members will select 10 short films. The 10 directors will be invited to Rome to be a part of "Alice Campus", a set of workshops and meetings with producers, film commissions and special guests of the festival. They will have the chance to find a producer for their first feature film project. The festival will cover all the expenses.