The image of the 23rd edition!

ShorTS IFF: Time has come

A festival dedicated to all those who would like to get a few pebbles out of their shoes.

How many of us have had the urge to act without reacting?

This year ShorTS IFF celebrates spontaneous and sincere people.
For all those who are instinctive, genuine, outspoken, reckless, determined, pure of heart and why not, even a little crazy, this is the festival for you.
For anyone who feels like they are on the verge of a nervous breakdown: watch a short film and let it pass.


Are you aged between 6 and 15? Become part of the jury and vote your preferite short films.

ShorTS IFF announces the Maremetraggio section 2022!

ShorTS IFF announces the Maremetraggio Section 2022!

Premio Prospettiva 2022 award goes to Aurora Giovinazzo

Aurora Giovinazzo, who made her cinema debut in Gabriele Mainetti’s film
Freaks Out (2021), to receive the Premio Prospettiva 2022 award at the ShorTS International Film Festival.

The young actress will receive the Premio Prospettiva award, a recognition that the Festival has been dedicating for 13 years to emerging talents of Italian cinema, during the 23rd edition which will be held in Trieste from 1 to 9 July 2022.

Since its inception, the Premio Prospettiva of the ShorTS International Film Festival has specifically staked on the future of the young talents discovered by the Trieste event each year. Through this award, ShorTS will once again in 2022 turn the spotlight on a promising newcomer to Italian cinema. A gamble which, over time, has been vindicated by the careers of the various recipients of this award from the Festival, including Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Michele Riondino, Matilda De Angelis, Daphne Scoccia, Sharon Caroccia, Francesco Di Napoli, Giulio Pranno and Luka Zunic.

Here is the press release.

New deadline to register for the workshop!

The deadline to register for the workshop ShorTS Development & Pitching Training has been extended: the new deadline is 17 April 2022.
To read the complete rules and regulations and to register click here.

Download the presentation of the workshop here.

Torna Radiograph of a Family!

Radiograph of a Family verrà proiettato al Cinema Ariston alla presenza della regista Firouzeh Khosrovani…

Cerchiamo i Selecters 2022!

Da oggi, lunedì 14 marzo, bambini dagli 8 ai 10 anni e ragazzi dagli 11 ai 15 possono candidarsi per diventare Selecters per la sezione competitiva Shorter Kids’n’Teens dello ShorTS International Film Festival edizione 2022!

Chi sono i Selecters?
Selecters sono bambini e ragazzi che scelgono i cortometraggi della sezione Shorter Kid’s’Teens dopo aver partecipato a un percorso di alfabetizzazione cinematografica che, sotto la guida di un media educator, aiuta a sviluppare le abilità nell’analisi di un film e nella valutazione delle sue qualità. I Selecters hanno personalità e gusti molto diversi tra loro ma un’unica grande passione: quella per il cinema bello, emozionante e capace di fare riflettere.

Candidarsi per diventare Selecter è semplice: basta compilare il form relativo alla propria fascia d’età qui e inviarcelo.

La call resterà aperta fino a venerdì 8 aprile. Buona fortuna!

New deadline for entries to ShorTS IFF 2022!

The deadline for entries has been extended to 7 March 2022!
There is one more week to submit your short film to one of the competitive sections of the 23rd edition of ShorTS International Film Festival which are Maremetraggio and Last Chance, Shorter Kids’n’Teens ShorTS Virtual Reality. For all details please click here.

To enrol your short film, please choose either Festhome or Filmfreeway.

Season’s Greetings

Best Wishes from all of us here at ShorTS International Film Festival!


ShorTS International Film Festival
23° edition
Trieste, 1 – 9 July 2022

Cinema in corsivo

A project by ShorTS International Film Festival to meet and get to know the world of short films

The main goal of the film literacy project Cinema in corsivo is to introduce students of elementary and middle schools to the world of short films. The project is divided into two steps: the first step aims at creating a group of Selecters (those selecting the films for the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section of the festival dedicated to children and teenagers); the second step aims at forming a jury which is going to decide upon the winners of the section during the festival taking place beginning of July.

Starting this year, Cinema in corsivo involves students not only from schools in Trieste, but also in nearby Gorizia. Teachers interested in making their students join this fun-filled and educational initiative, which is free of charge, may enrol by filling in a form available on our website.