MalatestaShort Film Festival

MalatestaShort Film Festival
Viale Giosuè Carducci, 7
Cesena, Italy

Mon 12th Mar to Wed 14th Mar
Submission deadline: Fri 15th Dec 17

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.

The festival, which will be held at the "Cinema Eliseo Multisala", is made up not only of film screenings, but also of meetings and collateral events.


Awards & Prizes

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

The winners will get an award, a 250€ reward and a benefits package (a DCP version of their film, including professional subtitles both in English and in Italian and gifts from the festival sponsors).
Runners-up will also be given an award and get the benefits package.
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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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.


30/09/2017 - From 5 USD
30/11/2017 - From 10 USD
15/12/2017 - From 15 USD

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