Fabriano Film Fest is an international short film festival.
Its 2016 edition was met with a vast critical and public acclaim, but above all had the merit of creating a warm, friendly, but also highly professional environment: both the selected short films, and the jury that took on the hard-going task of judging them, were of exceptional quality.
This year we'll be together again for our fifth edition, most certainly, the "short film language" will still be the festival's highlight, with screenings of the films admitted to the competition taking place on Friday and Saturday night. We'll have seminars, castings and aperitivos, too! Sunday will be dedicated to the winning short films and their authors, and of course to the awards ceremony

Awards & Prizes

Awards and special mentions:

- First prize for the best short film: 1.000 euros;
- Best short film Young Jury;
- Best director;
- Best actress;
- Best actor;
- Best cinematography;
- Best screenplay;
- Best short under 25;
- Special award "Claudio Casadio Tarabusi" Eyes on the world;
- Audience award.
Also the technical sponsors provide several awards

Rules & Terms

Entry to the Festival is open to free subject short films. Each director is allowed to participate with maximum two works, completed after 01/01/2014. Short films must have a maximum running time of 15 mins, credits excluded. Works already enrolled in other festivals are also accepted. Movies of any origin or language are allowed. For all non-Italian films, english and/or italian language subtitles on a separate file will be required and also the dialogue list in ENGLISH and/or ITALIAN.

For each single short film submitted it is compulsory to fill in the online form (including the link where the short film has been previously uploaded) and pay the submission fee via Paypal (or credit card). In case of selection, the film must be submitted on a dvd support or on a high-resolution mov/avi file, depending on previous email agreements.

Registration must be carried out online on the dedicated site and page, NO LATER THAN 23:59 LOCAL TIME ON MAY 15th, 2017. The participation fee is 30 euro, as partial coverage of the festival's application processing expenses. FOR THOSE REGISTERING BEFORE 00.00 MAY 1st, 2017 THE REGISTRATION FEE IS DISCOUNTED BY 50% (€ 15.00).

By enrolling to the contest, each author declares himself/ herself responsible for the content of his/her work. Registration must be carried out online on the dedicated site and page, not later than May 15th. In case of failure to comply with these conditions the candidate will be excluded from the event. All entries that comply with the current regulation will be screened by the organising commission, who, with unquestionable judgement, will select those admitted to the contest and presented to the award assigning jury.

The submitted material will not be returned, and will go and form an archive, possibly being re-used in other events, even as clips, for non-commercial use.

The selection of the admitted short films and the corresponding screening days will be communicated by time on the following site www.fabrianofilmfest.it so to allow the authors to be present at the screening and/or, eventually, at the awards ceremony. The jury, made up of journalists and cinema professionals, will assign the awards and, eventually, the special mentions. Audience present at screenings will also assign an award. During the awards ceremony, the director (or someone on his behalf) must personally claim the prize (only for italians directors). Not collected cash prizes will contribute to the Fabriano Film Fest fourth edition's jackpot. Personal data (L. 675/96) will be processed exclusively for the Festival's purposes.

The application for enrollment implies full acceptance of the current regulation. Anything not expressly mentioned is governed by the Italian Civil Code laws in force

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    Vasily Chuprina

    Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to attend the festival, but communication and all arrangements were perfect. I think that the film selection was very good. I wish the festival every success!

    June 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Vasily, thank you very much for your kind words. We always try to do our best because we really believe that a good short film can reach the heart of the public, and can make them better persons. So did your film. One of the best we had in these five years!