The Cisterna Film Festival was founded with the aim of bringing film culture to a city where the cinema hall is physically missing. Every summer the festival wants to communicate with the people of the province through the cinematographic language.
The Festival is divided into four evenings, about 300 people participate every evening.

The festival is aimed at a diverse audience of curious people and film lovers, but also professionals of the sector are awaited, such as critics, directors, jurors and organizers of other Italian film festivals.

Format: Screenings of the films in competition and of the collateral sections such as "Focus On" and "Altre Visioni", book presentations, photo exhibitions, film workshops for young people, interviews with the authors.

Best Film in competition - Jury Prize - € 500
Audience Award
Best Film - Next Generation category
Best Performance - Mobilitazioni Artistiche Award

There are no limitations regarding the theme and genre (fiction, experimental, animation and documentary) shot on either regular or digital film. Not allow industrial, promotional and propaganda videos or video-clips. In no case, it will be accepted gratuitous violence or vulgarity. The participation to the competition can be rejected to those videos that are not technically able to guarantee a good public projection.

Each short film must not exceed 20 minutes, credits included.

Short films in languages other than Italian require Italian subtitles. Just for pre-selection shorts with English subtitles will be accepted.
Short-films already screened or awarded in other competitions, but not in the previous editions of Cisterna Film Festival, can participate. Each author can send a maximum of three short-films, produced after January 1st 2017, but he will participate in the official selection with only one short-film.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.

Overall Rating
  • Majid Shahbazi

    In brief, it was a young festival with good schedule. Thanks alot

    September 2016