A corta distanza

Promosso dall’AFIC, un incontro per accorciare le distanze nel settore del cortometraggio tra produzione, distribuzione, autori e Festival.

Elio Germano

Elio Germano will be the protagonist of a meeting published on Facebook on Monday 6 July, 18:00.

Simone Massi

Simone Massi will be the protagonist of a live meeting on Facebook on Saturday 11 July, 18:00.

Science for Suburbs

45 students of the Deledda Fabiani Institute have become authors and directors of three documentaries inspired by the themes of ESOF 2020.

Giulio Pranno – Prospettiva Award 2020

Giulio Pranno will be the protagonist of a live meeting on Facebook on Tuesday 7 July, 18:00.

Shorter Kids ’n’ Teens

Ready to binge watch films?
Want to laugh, daydream, go on imaginary journeys?
Want to choose the winning short in the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section from among all those we selected for you from around the world?

If the answer’s “Yesssss!”, then register right now with the jury of the section of the Festival dedicated exclusively to younger viewers.

There are two events you can take part in – not sitting in the cinema but staying comfortably at home using a computer, smartphone or tablet to get onto the MYmovies.it website, where the whole Festival is to be held because of coronavirus.

Depending on your age, you can enrol with the jury of the Shorter TEENS section (11-15 years old), in which the films can be seen on Tuesday 7 July at 6 pm, or the KIDS section (6-10 years old), scheduled for the day after, Wednesday 8 July at 6 pm.

Watch the shorts then choose the best one!

There’s more! If you live in Trieste, a rider will bring directly to your place a multicoloured cinema KIT, full of great things: a personalised pizza box (pizza is also the word in Italian for the traditional container used to keep films) with inside the Festival t-shirt, the slip for voting for the films, a card to be coloured in and a surprise gift offered by Estenergy and Gruppo Hera, main partners of ShorTS International Film Festival.

So, ready to binge watch Shorter Kids’n’Teens films?
Just fill in the form below.

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    Teens (11-15 anni) - 7 luglio (18.00, MyMovies.it)Kids (6-10 anni) - 8 luglio (18.00, MyMovies.it)

    Il sottoscritto

    A masterclass with Saverio Costanzo

    A special online masterclass held by Saverio Costanzo, the acclaimed director of the TV series My Brilliant Friend 

    The event, free of charge and open to the public, is to take place online on Zoom on Thursday 9 July.

    “During the online masterclass we will discuss with Saverio Costanzo his inspirations and how his original and introspective viewpoint as a filmmaker developed”, explained Maurizio di Rienzo and Chiara Valenti Omero, directors of ShorTS International Film Festival- “and which focus on theatrical nuances expressed by bodies and souls set within contexts ‘out of this world’. A Palestinian family held hostage by an intrusive Israeli patrol (Private, Golden Leopard prize at the 2004 Locarno International Film Festival and Silver Ribbon for best first feature). A Jesuit isolated among his doubts and vocation in a Venice convent (In Memory of Me). The ring of solitude and lack of communication filled with fear, disillusion and secrets inhabited for years by a couple who later become soulmates (The Solitude of Prime Numbers). The confines of a New York home with the conflicting approaches to child-rearing of two young parents (Hungry Hearts, Coppa Volpi at the 2014 Venice Film Festival for lead actors Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver). The studio of a psychotherapist who is in turn in a critical situation (three seasons of the series In Treatment). A Naples brimming with quintessential feminine emotions reworked with powerful sensitivity beyond the original structure of the book (the two seasons of the series My Brilliant Friend). Film locations with architectural details, open to extreme emotions and in which the natural link between remarkable performances and solid directing is highlighted”.

    Saverio Costanzo is also to receive the Cinema del Presente 2020 prize, an award through which ShorTS International Film Festival endorses and showcases the extraordinary talent of this Italian film director. “I’m very honoured to receive this award from the splendid city of Trieste”, said director Saverio Costanzo, a crossroads of cultures and ideas, which offersthrough its Festival, different and vital cinematic viewpoints while maintaining its twenty-year-old tradition and presenting images of the present whose strength is often rooted in the past. The specific focus by ShorTS on short-length films is important and highlights the mission of shorts, that of launching new narratives necessary for the cinema of the future”.

    Born in Rome in 1975, Saverio Costanzo is one of the most admired filmmakers on the Italian film scene. In 2004 he directed his first feature film Private, winner of the Golden Leopard award and the prize for best lead actor at the Locarno International Film Festival and later released in over twenty-five countries.

    In summer 2006 he made In Memory of Me, filmed on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and selected to compete at the Berlinale in 2007. 2010 was the year of his third feature film, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, taken from the novel of the same name by Paolo Giordano which sold two million copies in Italy and was translated into more than thirty languages. The film competed at the 67th Venice Film Festival.

    In 2014 he directed Hungry Hearts starring Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver. The film was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival where it won two Coppa Volpi awards for the performances of the two lead actors. Costanzo then directed for Sky Cinema the Italian adaptation of In Treatment Seasons 1, 2 and 3, the HBO series of the same name taken from the Israeli format created by Hagai Levi. In 2018 he directed the first two seasons of the Rai Fiction-HBO series My Brilliant Friend, taken from the first two books of the four-part trilogy written by Elena Ferrante and published in Italy by Edizioni E/O.

    Shorts Pitching Training 2020

    Online training workshop for short film projects
    3rd-4th July, 2020

    ShorTS International Film Festival, in collaboration with NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema and Italian Short Film Center, presents also for this edition the ShorTS Pitching Training, a workshop aimed at young directors who have a project of short film. During the workshop participants will learn how to create effective and persuasive pitches for their projects, specifically to present short films projects.

    Due to the current situation, the Pitching Training has to change its traditional structure, but it is an opportunity for us to experiment a completely new and different version of the workshop. Only for this year it will be held online in English by Jérôme Nunes from NISI MASA, tutor of the workshop. The selected projects will be 5 and the participants will have two individual sessions on Zoom with the tutor, organized as follows:

    – 1-hour individual session about their project for an in-depth analysis and discussion, creating a dialogue and comparing feedback about the project

    – 1-hour individual session on the pitch, learning the basics of creating an effective pitch and working on their own one

    Then, participants will create a 5-minute video-pitch where they can immediately put into practice what they learned during the workshop. Projects will be presented to a short list of producers.

    The workshop will be held on the 3rdand the 4th of July. The detailed organization of the two days of workshop will be communicated to participants later.


    About the registration:

    Participants will have to register on-line, using the registration form available below and including all the required material.

    Requests of registration must be submitted no later than (new deadline) June 7th 2020. A maximum of 5 participants will be selected. Participants must already have a project of short film and the selected projects will be announced on June 15th .

    The registration is free of charge. Participants that will be selected will have to pay a 30 euro tuition fee for the workshop.

    The selected projects are:

    Everybody kills by  Francesco Puppini, Italy
    Putia by Fausto Russo, Italy
    Rabbit Stew by Francesca Zammit, Malta
    The Moustache by Amélina Limousin, France
    Bitch by Matteo Palmas, Italy

    Submissions open for the 21st edition of Shorts International Film Festival 2020



    The submissions for the 21st edition of ShortTS International Film Festival are now open. The festival, organized by the Maremetraggio Association, will be in Trieste from 26th June to 4th July 2020.

    This year’s edition features “Science&Society”, a new competitive section dedicated to short movies from all over the world, with a 3.000,00 euro prize for the best movie. The section is created in collaboration with ESOF 2020 (EuroScience Open Forum), the most important European event focused on the debate between science, technology, society and politics, which will be held in Trieste from 5th to 9th July 2020. The sections Maremetraggio, Shorter Kids’n’Teens and ShorTS Virtual Reality are also confirmed. In this edition, the program will also feature the section Last Chance, including short films which did not win any award. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included), must have been produced after January 2019 and can belong to any genre. A maximum of 10 selected films will be included in the Maremetraggio section.

    The well-known competitive section Maremetraggio is reserved to short films which have already been awarded in one or more international film festivals in 2019. The 5.000,00 euro prize for the “Best Short Film Award” has been confirmed.

    The section Shorter Kids’n’Teens accepts every genre of short films dedicated to the youngest. Just like last year, the section will be divided into two age groups, with two different juries: the Kids section, dedicated to short films for children aged 6 to 10 years old, and the Teens section for teenagers from 11 to 15. As in the previous editions, the children will be the jurors and will choose the best films.

    This year’s program will include again the international section ShorTS Virtual Reality, completely dedicated to short films in virtual reality. This is due to the VR Room’s success last year in the foyer of Verdi Theatre, where the traditional movie theatre dynamics were recreated using 15 stations for the collective vision of the competing films. The 2.000,00 euro prize for the “Best Virtual Reality Short” has been confirmed.

    In order to submit their films, all participants must use one of the following platforms: Festhome or Filmfreeway.

    The deadline for submission is 29th February 2020.

    Submissions opened for the new competitive section created in collaboration with ESOF2020

    For the next year the cinematographic event announced for the “Science & Society” Section, a new competitive section dedicated to short movies from all over world and create in collaboration with ESOF2020 Trieste (EuroScience Open Forum), the largest event focused on the debate between science, technology, society and politics.

    Great news for this 2020 edition of ShorTS International Film Festival, which for the next year’s edition announces a new competitive section in addition to the traditional ones of Maremetraggio, Shorter Kids’n’Teens, Nuove Impronte and ShorTS Virtual Reality.

    For this year’s edition, which will be held from 26th June to 4th July 2020, the festival today opens submissions for “Science&Society”, a new competitive section dedicated to short movies from all over the world. The section is create in collaboration with ESOF 2020 (EuroScience Open Forum), the most important European event focused on the debate between science, technology, society and politics which will be held in Trieste from 5th to 9th July 2020.

    Days of debate that will attract to the city scientists, entrepreneurs, public administrators and participants from all over the world while the “Science in the City Festival” (27th June-11th July 2020) will bring various events of art and science through the city’s streets. Between these events the collaboration with ShorTS IFF and the creation of the “Science&Society” Section are also included. This special section is dedicated to short movies from all over the world which are freely inspired by the claim of ESOF2020 Trieste “Freedom for science, science for freedom” and which tell the relationship between technology, science and society.The short movies must not exceed 12 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after the January, 2018.

    In order to submit short movies in this section of the Festival it is necessary to complete the online procedure on Festhome. From the end of October will be available also the online procedure on Filmfreeway. Submissions for this section will close on January 2020.