A film festival focussing on the complexity of human relationships set in Shakespeare's city of love Verona, Italy. Does it get any better than this?

The Verona International Film Festival presents films which revolve around relationships in their different forms whether spiritual, physical, interpersonal, familial, and humanitarian and can even touch upon relationships between nations and political parties. Films can tackle the complexity, ever-changing dynamics, adversity, and multi-faceted aspects pertaining to these different types of relationships. Based in Verona (Italy) the festival aims to screen a dozen of feature and short films.

Visit our website and Facebook page to check last year's selection.

All screenings will take place at Mulitsala Rivoli in Verona.

The Verona International Film Festival is a true arthouse festival in every sense. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent.

All selected filmmakers will receive a film festival submission fee waiver package that is approximately 250 US dollar worth in submission fees with partner festivals (Venice Film Week, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Toronto Arthouse Week, Sydney World Film Festival, Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival , Brussels Independent Film Festival ...).
The selected films will compete for the following awards:

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Experimental Film


The Verona International Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen digital files files.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Verona International Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Verona International Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Verona International Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Verona International Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the Verona International Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Verona International Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Verona International Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

The filmmaker holds the Verona International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

The festival does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting through FilmFreeway you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film's participation in the festival, should your film get selected for the program.

Since the festival only requires a nominal entry fee, we will NOT accept requests for other entry fee waivers.

Overall Rating
  • Great Team and an interesting programme. Really pleased to have been awarded Best Experimental Film. Thank you and all the best for the future editions!

    September 2019
  • Tomislav Zaja

    Many thanks for organising such a great festival and for awarding my film!!

    September 2019

    The festival has been a wonderful experience where understand a global cinema of indie. I saw a very interesting and quality selection of short. Also, I could feel a very professional approach to the work in every aspect of the festival. The location is fantastic and also the organizers.

    Adriano Davi

    September 2019
  • cristiano regina

    good festival. they should improve the communication

    August 2019
  • Long Neck Doc Ass. Cult.

    Recommended - professional and passionate about their festival - great communication too.

    September 2018