𝗜𝗠𝗗𝗕 𝗤𝗨𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗬𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗠𝗔

Welcome to the Mondi Lontani Short Film Festival, that has now found its new home in Naples. In its 5th edition, our festival has relocated from its previous residence in Cilento, specifically Scario, to Naples.

Taking place over two immersive days in June 2024 at a cinema in Naples, this festival is a celebration of the art of filmmaking.

At the Mondi Lontani Short Film Festival, we believe that cinema is an expressive medium that thrives on passion and the constant desire to push boundaries. Our mission is to showcase 12 exceptional authorial short films that have been crafted with love and an unwavering commitment to artistic practice.

Dedicated to promoting international cinema from all corners of the globe, our festival brings together diverse voices and cultures. Each selected film will be screened in its original language with Italian subtitles, allowing the audience to fully immerse themselves in the filmmaker's vision and storytelling.

Our festival supports emerging talent. Every month leading up to the annual event, we select and promote short films with the opportunity to share their creative process and insights through exclusive interviews that are published on our website,to be screened during the annual event and to win our 500$ cash prize.

We embrace the spirit of filmmaking in all its forms, appreciating both high-budget productions and no-budget cinema. Genre knows no boundaries at the Mondi Lontani Short Film Festival, as we believe that each cinematic experience has the potential to inspire.

Join us at the Mondi Lontani Short Film Festival.

𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘𝗦

FILM INTERVIEWS
We will select 12 films, one or two each monthly edition. Each selected film will be interviewed and the interview will be published on our website and social network.

FILM SCREENINGS
Films selected for interviews during our monthly edition are qualified for our live screening in June 2024. The selections are eligible for IMDb Listing. All the selected films are eligible for our 500$ cash prize.

YOUNG JURY AWARD
Our jury made of young film lovers will assign a Young Jury Award to one of the screened films that wins our 100$ cash prize.

SCRIPT COMPETITION
We will select ome script each month that will be interviewed and published on our website and our social network and will be elegible for our 100$ cash prize.

𝗥𝗨𝗟𝗘𝗦
᛫ There are no restrictions on theme, genre or techniques.
᛫ Films must have been produced after 1/1/2017.
᛫ Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
᛫ Submitters must own the rights of the submitted projects.
᛫ The festival has the rights to utilize excerpts of it (trailer/teaser/poster/stills) for promotional purposes only. We will not in any circumstances make your movie available online.
᛫ Distributor may ask for special discounts.

𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗥 𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗔𝗟𝗦
This film festival is partnered with:
᛫ Il Varco International Short Film Festival
᛫ Castrovillari Film Fest
᛫ Short Days
᛫ Desenzano Film Fest
᛫ Rome Prisma Film Awards
᛫ Festival dei Lumi

By submitting you agree to share your submission information with the partner festival for promotional purposes.

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  • Michael Iannacone

    Great Festival! Happy to be selected!

    May 2022
  • So happy to have one the spring session looking forward to hopefully wedding the whole thing.

    May 2022
  • Thank you for selecting Bloodlines: The Mogadishu Diaries 1992-1993 to compete in your festival. It was a real honor to participate in such a distinguished event.

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Eddie for your great script! It really stood out!

  • Henning Backhaus

    Very nice festival, small but beautiful. Lovingly organized and the juries are carefully composed. The filmmaker-interviews are great and can be read in the website archive. It's worthwhile to browse there. For me it was the best Q&A in my two-year festival round, it was immediately noticeable that the festival really deals with the filmmakers with great interest. Highly recommended!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hey Henning! Thanks so much for participating with your great film! Waiting for your next works!

  • Great experience! Very happy my film got selected for the summer edition and also was able to have an interview about my work on their site :)

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks David! Hope many people read your words!