Auditorium S. Margherita - Venice - March 15th -18th, 2017


Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival is the first European film festival managed by university students under the guidance of a staff of Professors in film studies and professionals from the world of cinema. Our initiative results in an international competition open to film students from all over the world, which has become an important landmark for those involved in film studies. We promote the diffusion of the achievements accomplished in the field of cinema and transmedia by cooperating with international cinema schools and distributors. Internationally relevant producers, cinema experts, directors and actors join us each year as members of the jury or as special guests.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prix - Vivarini Art Glass Sculpure
Levi prize for best soundtrack - Vivarini Art Glass Sculpure
Special Mention Volumina

Rules & Terms

Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is the short film festival organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The 7th edition will be held from 15th to 18th March 2017.

The Festival consists in an International competition of short films made by film school students or university students;

Only films that meet the following conditions may be chosen for invitation in the official selection:
a) All films must not exceed 30 minutes in length; only fiction films, documentaries and
animation will be taken into consideration;
b) All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2016;
c) All films must be submitted in digital format (HD video, preferably MOV or MP4 files);
d) Non-English-language films must be subtitled in English. A dialogue list must be included.

The deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2017. Applicants may also submit the film and the entry form to; Wetransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo and similar services can be used. The submission must include the following material:
a) A filled and signed PDF copy of the entry form (see;
b) The film in digital format, or a link to a streaming copy of the movie, with English
dialogues/subtitles; a dialogue list must be included;
c) A teaser/trailer, or a one-minute extract of the movie, and 3 stills.
Applicants will be informed of the selection of their film by February 20th, 2017. Once the selection has been completed, no selected movie may be withdrawn from the Festival programme.
The Festival invites film directors as its guests; we offer free Festival accreditation and free accommodation when available. Travel expenses are not covered.

Distribution of submitted short films
Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival will offer the possibility of promoting the selected short films at the main festivals, cultural events and movie theaters in Italy. Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival will provide all services in order to distribute the selected short films and – should the directors be interested in joining the initiative -, the Festival's logo will be inserted in the closing credits of the Italian-subtitled version. Therefore, the Italian version of the short films, subtitled by the staff of Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, will not be returned to authors.

Jury / Awards
The Artistic Director of the Festival appoints an International Jury of three members. No jury member may have been involved in the production or the promotion of any of the films included in the competition.
The international jury will award one:
• Grand Prix for the Best Short Film (ex-aequo are not possible);
• Levi Prize for the Best Soundtrack;
• Volumina Special Mention for the most significant contribution to cinema as an expression of art.
The submitted films will be preserved in Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival Archive for further free screenings within University programmes.

6 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Samaneh Shojaei

    The communication was so grate

    April 2017
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    Hae-seong JEONG

    Thank you very much! Very good!

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

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    Elia Sadeqi

    Ca' Foscari is one of the most prestige film festival in the Europe. This festival is running by the academic teacher masters and students of Venice University in Italy. We had the pleasure to be selected with our film for the official selection this year and will definitely submit our future projects to this great event.

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, we're waiting for your future projects!

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    Diëgo Nurse

    Great venue, well organized, amezing crew, lovely people. A great festivals for students to meet fellow students. My top 5 student festivals. Thanks for having us. Hope to see you soon.
    The Mooi missi" beautiful woman" crew

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Diego!

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    Ena Kielska

    Wonderful festival with great people and beautiful atmosphere <3

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!