๐—œ๐— ๐——๐—• ๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—ฌ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—›๐—ฌ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—— ๐—™๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—–๐—œ๐—ก๐—˜๐— ๐—”

The city of San Giovanni A Piro, Il Varco and Aedon, are proud to announce the fourth edition of Mondi Lontani Film Festival, formerly known as Scario Short Film Festival.

We are hosting a call that goes through four seasonal selections that qualify for an annual screening in San Giovanni a Piro in autumn 2022. We are committed to the creation of a symposium of new international authors from all over the world in a series of screening that can portray the worldโ€™s film culture new tendencies.

๐—•๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

Weโ€™re developing a bigger fourth edition thanks to the collaboration with the institutions, planning to show a larger number of quality films in a three-days long event, with a new hybrid format both online and offline:

We are hosting four seasonal calls that will end with an online screening on our platform, selected by our artistic director. The winning films will qualify for the outdoor screening in the main square of San Giovanni a Piro in the summer of 2022 and will compete for the victory of the various prizes, including the $500 cash prize.

Three days of cinema with the best shorts received through this call for entries that we'll select from all over the world, thanks to the collaboration with the staff from cultural associations Il Varco and Aedon. The artistic director is ๐—˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ ๐——๐—ถ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, director and filmmaker whose work has been featured in ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น.

๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—œ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก

- The competition is divided into 4 seasonal editions. At the end of each edition, the 5 selected short films and the 4 selected scripts will be announced and the films will be screened live on our website;
- We will pick two short films and one script among the selected works which will compete in the live event in Scario in the summer of 2022 for all the main prizes;
- The deadlines of the seasonal editions are as follows:
Autumn edition: 19 October 2021 - 11 December 2021
Winter edition: 21 December 2021 - 25 February 2022
Spring edition: 7 March, 2022 - April 28, 2022
Summer edition: 18 May 2022 - 30 July 2022
Live Edition: October 2022

We're looking forward to watch your world unfold before our eyes.

See you in San Giovanni a Piro.

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—•๐— ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ
- More than $20 in discount codes from our partner festivals. You will receive a 50% waiver to submit to Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, Short Days, Prisma Rome Film Awards, Desenzano Film Festival and Pollino Film Festival. This means that this submission is not only practically free, but an all-around advantage.

๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ
- An invite to take part in the screenings and the chance to win one of the prizes. Moreover, the selected projects will be invited to take part to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Il Varco - International Short Film Festival, joining more than 30 award-winning directors from all around the world, including Oscar-Shortlisted directors.

๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ
- Best International Short ( ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ$ ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ )
- Best Italian Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenwriter
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Editing
- Best Original Score
- Best Actor / Actress
- Best Screenplay

We require the adhesion to very simple rules:
- Free theme, genre and style;
- Maximum duration of 45โ€™ mins, produced after 1/1/2016;
- Works that are not in italian must be english or italian subtitled;
- The author must declare to be in possession of all rights for the movie;
- The judgement of the jury is unchallengeable;

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Svend Colding

    Such nice people and great online activity!

    Can't wait to visit the city at the live event!!

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review and for sending us your work! Good luck with the rest of the competition and we hope to see you in Scario for the live edition!

  • 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!