Magma, International Short Film Festival

Magma, International Short Film Festival
Associazione Culturale Scarti c/o
via Kennedy, 68
Acireale, Italy

Tel: +39 328 6292879

2016, Finished
Wed 23rd Nov to Sat 26th Nov

Festival Overview

Magma's aim is to favour the promotion and the diffusion of short film, by showing to a wide audience an excellent selection of works coming from all around the world. In addition to the international competition, the programme offers special sections devoted to international partner festivals, producers or distributors of short film. In contrast to bigger Italian film festivals, Magma has always focused on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends, the presentation of works from both first-time amateurs and established directors. The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works that are often precluded from the main distribution channels. Its aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format, ranging from documentaries to animation, from narratives to the experimental.


The Jury of Magma will award the best short film of the Festival with the Lorenzo Vecchio Prize, which is devoted to the creator and artistic director of Magma, who died prematurely. The Jury may also give other special mentions. The public will vote and give a special prize to its favourite short film.


Open to the public

Short films coming from all around the world. All categories are accepted Maximum Length: 20 mins Produced after: Jan 2014

All type of formats. Please fill in the online entry form available here: and send us a link to see the film, or a link to download it

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

Recent Festival News News
4th May 2015 Call for entries 2015  
27th Apr 2014 Call for entries 2014  
Known festival contacts Contacts
Associazione culturale Scarti