Welcome to the fifth edition of Andaras Traveling Film Festival, dedicated to travels, new beginnings, and the discovery of the world and the self.
TRAVELING LIGHT is the title of this new chapter of our festival, dedicated to all those who find traveling around the world and getting to know distant lands and peoples the shortest way to reach oneselves. More than any other human activity, traveling is a state of mind, research, self-awareness, knowledge of others, testimony, the starting point of each arrival.
In the Sardinian language, "Andaras" indicates traveling, but also the paths that shepherds followed during the long winter transhumance in search of lusher pastures, the same paths that miners have also traveled since ancient times. And it is in Sardinia, in Fluminimaggiore and Buggerru, villages of mines, shepherds and fishermen, that the Festival will be held, from 4th to 8th of July, between the sea and the mountains of the Costa delle Miniere, the wildest and most evocative of the island.
The Festival will be divided into five days, each of which is dedicated to the screening of the works in competition, the meetings with filmmakers, writers and photographers, and the discovery of the territory, good food and good music.
With the theme of this fifth edition, “Traveling Light”, we are searching for a new way of looking at the world, stories of hope, rebirth, discovery and education.

There are six different categories in the competition:

1. “Super Shorts”
Short films both fiction or documentary, of a maximum duration of 180 seconds;

2. “Docu-Shorts”
Non-fiction short films, of a maximum duration of 20 minutes;
3. “Narrative Shorts”
Dedicated to fiction short films, of a maximum duration of 20 minutes;
4. "Gazes from the World"
Dedicated to experimental, fiction and documentary short films, not strictly connected with others categories, of a maximum duration of 15 minutes;
5. “Animation”
Animated short films, of a maximum duration of 15 minutes;
6. "Andaras Noas" (Nuovi Sentieri)
Dedicated to fiction stories that tell the moment before the start of the trip, of a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

Best Super Short
Best Docu-Short
Best Narrative Short
Best Gaze from the World
Best Animation Short
Best Andaras Noas
Special Jury Prize
Special Prize “Andaras”

The deadline for sending the works is 22 April 2023. The selected works will be announced on 8 May 2023.
Only travel films made after 2019 are accepted.
All submitted works must have English subtitles.
Each filmmaker can submit one work per category.
All selected works will receive the “Festival Laurel”.

Best Super Short
Best Docu-Short
Best Narrative Short
Best Gaze from the World
Best Animation Short
Best Andaras Noas
Special Jury Prize
Special Prize “Andaras”

Sending the works involves the acceptance of all the terms and conditions of the Festival. Please read all the terms before sending the project.

Only those who hold the rights or the persons and companies appointed by them can apply for the project.

It will be possible to submit works through the online platform “FilmFreeway” at the link https://filmfreeway.com/andarasfilmfestival

By sending the works to the competition, the rights holders authorize the screening of the work as part of the "ANDARAS Film Festival", they also authorize, for the sole purpose of promoting the Festival, the free insertion of sequences of the work in national and international television networks and on the internet (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.). The Festival reserves the right to affix its logo and to create subtitles on the video extracts of the works.
The works submitted to the competition will not be duplicated, copied, projected and / or presented outside the official places where the "ANDARAS Film Festival" takes place, without prejudice to further projections and national and international collaborations carried out for educational and cultural purposes. and promotion of the Festival, not for commercial purposes. The holders of the rights authorize the publication of their data on the official website of the Festival, as well as their possible diffusion to the press for promotional purposes. The registration to the Festival's mailing list is also authorized, according to the law. Personal data will be processed in accordance with the European GDPR 2016/679 and D.Lg. 196 of 2003 and subsequent modifications and additions and will not be disclosed or communicated to third parties.
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Overall Rating
  • Taylor Taglianetti

    Thank you for including Heirloom in this year's festival!

    July 2022
  • Massimo Gasole

    andaras is a total travel experience. from film images to the wonderful locations where screenings and scouting are organized. The people you meet, organizers and guests, are the perfect travel companions with whom you would like to share an adventure.

    August 2021
  • MoMo Tseng

    Due to Covid 19 ,it was so pity that we couldn’t attend this beautiful festival . But I knew this film festival went very well through social network photos .wish we could collaborate with each other for a co-production project in the future and we also welcome you to come to my country Taiwan , my crew will give you a nice trip in our country . Thanks again for give my film such an honor to be a part of in this sweet film festival .

    August 2021
  • Matthias Schneemann

    We were selected for the festival's second edition. But to be honest - it felt like they've been doing this for 20 years already.
    Everybody at Andaras was working really hard to make the festival work, despite all the Covid-restrictions (all volunteers!). When we needed a reservation at a restaurant or couldn't understand the panels (all in Italian), we were taken care of. During the day there were activities planned in the area and every night we went to see the films that have been selected. All right in front of a beautiful backdrop right at the Mediterranean Sea.
    The staff made us feel very welcome and we spent some quality time with a few of the local filmmakers. Thus we didn't just go there to screen our film and to see other films. We also learned a bit about Sardinia, its people and culture. And on the final night - after an awesome Sardinian comedy film and the awards ceremony - we went to get some drinks with the festival staff in the village... until the neighbours chased us away :)

    October 2020
  • Anya Siberia

    Huge thank you to ANDARAS team for selecting our film, what an honor! We weren't able to attend this year due to travel restrictions but it looked like such a great time! We are hoping to be able to attend next year and are really looking forward to meeting all the wonderful organizers and filmmakers!

    September 2020