- Premio EstEnergy – Gruppo Hera – best short film
- Premio AcegasApsAmga – best Italian short film
- Premio del pubblico – best short film as chosen by the audience
- Premio AMC – best editing in an Italian short film
Nuove Impronte section
- Premio MYmovies.it – best feature film
- Premio del pubblico – best feature film as chosen by the audience
- Premio SNCCI – best feature film as chosen by the jury of Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici Italiani
Shorter Kids’n’Teens section
- Premio Shorter Kids – best Kids short film
- Premio Shorter Teens – best Teens short film
ShorTS Virtual Reality section
- Premio Rai Cinema Channel – best VR short film
- Premio ShorTS Virtual Reality – best VR short film as chosen by the audience
Premio Cinema del Presente 2021
Premio Prospettiva 2021
Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Jury Nuove Impronte
Valentina Albanese, Flavia Andreozzi, Monica Baulino, Antonella Beccaccini, Simona Bonora, Tatiana Borin, Filippo Caramalli, Marco Cervellera, Solange Ciccone, Gianluigi Clemente, Daniela Colledani, Martino Cova, Francesco Facca, Sara Farinelli, Riccardo Finelli, Federico Foschini, Anna Franzaroli, Enrico Furlani, Simone Furlati, Sonia Gasperoni, Patrizia Gavioli, Michele Gigliotti, Virna Gioiellieri, Annarita Lovito, Elia Maiolli, Angelo Marconi, Serena Mioli, Daniela Montalegni, Barbara Pirazzini, Alessandro Piva, Alessandro Pratticò, Elisa Raggini, Cristina Ricci, Maria Romano, Matteo Seraceni, Stefano Luca Soldano, Sonia Stelitano, Auro Urzan, Valentina Vezzoli, Roberto Vibio
For a city on the water like Trieste, accustomed to the large, deep screen of the sea, the cinema is something more than just a mere cultural interest. It reveals, under the radar, a sort of deep-rooted vocation written into things themselves, an attempt – if you like – to open up to a breadth of vision that the art of the best filmmakers, on a par with seascapes, is able to bring us.
This is why the Hera Group, with a presence in the area through AcegasApsAmga, has decided to maintain its partnership with the ShorTS International Film Festival, which last year too – despite the difficult situation caused by the pandemic – found in this teamwork the best formula for moving forward and continuing to enchant its audience. We are sure that it will do so also in 2021, a year that began under definitely better auspices and which, precisely for this reason, requires us to lift up our heads and look far ahead, helped also by the power of imagination that cinema is capable of expressing, albeit within the short space of a short film.
A jury made up of Hera Group employees has opted to participate and will award the AcegasApsAmga prize for the best Italian short at the event, testifying to a partnership that truly involves the company and the people who work there every day to constantly improve the services supplied to the public. A great celebration of art and culture, therefore, which the Hera Group and AcegasApsAmga continue to support wholeheartedly, greeting with enthusiasm its return to the open air, in Trieste’s Giardino Pubblico, the image of an area which is good to cultivate but even better to enjoy together again.
The Audience’ Choice Award
Also this year the judges will be you!
All the short films belonging to the Maremetraggio and ShorTS Virtual Reality sections, as well as the feature films in the Nuove Impronte section can be voted for by the public. You will be able to make your judgment using the sheets that will be given out each evening before screenings, giving each title a vote out of 5 (with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest). During the awards ceremony on Saturday 10 July, the winners for best short film and best feature film will be revealed, and awarded the Audience Award.