MalatestaShort Film Festival

MalatestaShort Film Festival
Viale Giosuè Carducci, 7
Cesena, Italy

Mon 25th Mar to Wed 27th Mar
Submission deadline: Wed 10th Oct 18

Festival Overview

​MalatestaShort is an international short film festival based in Cesena - Italy.Our programme includes a selection of films from all over the world, divided into four competitive categories:

Best Fiction * Best Animation * Best Documentary * Best Experimental.

Submissions for the MSFF2019 are now open.

The 3rd MalatestaShort Film Festival will be running from March 25th to 27th at the Cinema Multisala Eliseo in Cesena, Italy, is made up not only of film screenings, but also of meetings and collateral events.


Awards & Prizes

Best Fiction: money prize (250€)
Best Animation: money prize (250€)
Best Documentary: money prize (250€)
Best Experimental: money prize (250€)

The winners will get a trophy and an award of 250 €
The awards will be given by a highly qualified jury, consisting of nationally and internationally renowned experts in the audiovisual field.


Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Marco Solfrini
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Open to the public


MalatestaShort Film Festival aims to show the very best of new cinema, especially international previews and the works of emerging directors.
The Festival accepts short films lasting less than 20 minutes.
Projects of all genres are welcome. MalatestaShort Film Festival is committed to the screening of the boldest and most innovative works and of films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking.


Dates & Deadlines

May 12, 2018
Earliestbird Deadline: 3.50 $

July 31, 2018
Earlybird Deadline: 7 $

September 15, 2018
Regular Deadline: 14 $

October 10, 2018
Late Deadline: 21 $

October 31, 2018
Extended Deadline: 25 $

February 16, 2019
Notification Date

March 25 – 26 - 27, 2019
Event Date

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