MISFF is one of the oldest and most respected festivals in Europe.
MISFF was created by Italian Federation of Cineclubs (Fedic). We love cinema and we do our best to promote it.
MISFF belongs to a network of short film festivals and cooperates with other Italian festivals.
Our optional online edition is a perfect opportunity to show your film to millions of spectators all around the world.
We create our online catalogue with all submitted films and exchange it with hundreds of film schools and festivals all around the world.
We do not seek glamor. We prefer essence.
Our Festival is held in Tuscany during beautiful autumnal period. It is a perfect occasion to have a holiday in one of the most charming places in the world while meeting film-makers and watching good cinema.

International Competition:
o Best Short Fiction
o Best Short Documentary
o Best Short Animation
o Best Short Experimental
o Best Short First Film
o Best Italian Short Film
Special Awards:
o Best Fedic Short Film

Rules and Regulations 2018
68th Montecatini International Short Film Festival
Location: Montecatini Terme (Italy)
Dates: 22 - 28 October 2018
Art. 1 Who can participate:
• Films produced after January 1, 2017.
• Works already presented in other Italian or foreign events can participate.
• All films must be subtitled in English (films in English must have the English subtitles .srt format dialogue list attached)
Art. 2 Competitive sections:
1. International Competition: addressed to filmmakers from around the world.
2. Showcase Fedic: reserved for filmmakers associated FEDIC (Italian Cineclub Federation).
Art. 3 Genres:
1. Animation (max 15 min)
2. Documentary (max 40 min)
3. Fiction (max 30 min)
4. Experimental (max 20 min)
Art. 4 Awards:
• International Competition:
o Best Short Fiction
o Best Short Documentary
o Best Short Animation
o Best Short Experimental
o Best Short First Film
o Best Italian Short
• Special Awards:
o Best Fedic Short Film
Art. 5 How to submit:
To participate at Festival it is necessary to submit a film films suitable to the criteria of the present rules through the following platforms:
• FilmFreeway

Together with the film you must submit the following documents:
1. A copy of the film for screening must be available on the platform choosed for submission
2. Short Synopsis
3. Subtitle file in English for all non-English films (.str format)
4. Subtitle file in Italian for all non-Italian films (.str format)
5. Poster of the film (.jpg)
6. Foto of the Director (.jpg)
7. Stills of the film (.jpg)
Art. 6 Deadlines for registration:
• Early bird deadline: 28 February 2018
• Regular deadline: 15 May 2018
• Extended deadline: 15 June 2018
Submission fees:
• Early bird deadline: 15 € (18 $)
• Regular deadline: 35 € (43 $)
• Extended deadline: 50 € (61 $)
Art. 8 Upon registration of the film at the festival the author states:
• I have read, understood and fully respect all information of eligibility standards for enrollment, conditions and requirements;
• To the best of my knowledge, all the information I entered during the registration of the work are true;
• This work is not subject to any dispute, nor is threatened by any litigation;
• I am duly authorized to make this work at the festival;
• I certify that I have the full right to the use of music in the work that I entered;
• Authorize to use stills, titles, copy, and / or information of the film for promotional purposes;
• Authorize the artistic commissions and the jury charged by the Festival organization, including the popular juries, to watch the film directly on the platforms;
• Authorize to screen the film at the Festival and at any presentation of the Festival, programs, side and promotional events at any location in the world if organized or participated and authorized by the Festival organization;
• Attention: We do not pay any screening fees for screening during the festival, programs or events. If the film-makers require any payment for the screening, the film will not be accepted.

Overall Rating
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  • Polen Ly

    One of my short film was selected to the previous edition festival, but I have never received any news related to the winners result nor the screening from the festival until these days. I would like express my disappointment that, as a filmmaker who gave my whole heart to make the short film that was screened for the festival, I feel like my work was used.

    March 2018
  • Nancy wennan zhang

    very professional festival! Thanks for having me be a part of it. Appreciate it!

    December 2017
  • Vera Neverkevich Hill

    The festival had a very high quality selection of films and great communication. It is located in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to - highly recommend to visit!

    November 2017
  • laurent rouy

    Thank you for letting "At The Border" being part of this festival and thank you for the award!!

    November 2017
  • Mazin Sherabayani

    Great festival, communication was fantastic, the staffs were very helpful. Thanks for the opportunity

    November 2017