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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.

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.

ShorTS Development & Pitching Training 2022

This year ShorTS Pitching Training returns in a new format: ShorTS Development & Pitching Training.
Under the guidance of Massimiliano Nardulli (Less is more & Word-frame), tutor of the workshop, a selected group of directors and scriptwriters will develop their projects for a short film, working on both the creativity and the pitching.
The rules&regulations and the registration form can be found here.

Download the presentation of the workshop here.

ShorTS International Film Festival 2022: call for entries to the 23rd edition

The event, to be held in Trieste July 1 – 9, 2022 opens submissions to its 23 rd edition

Submissions to the 23rd edition of ShorTS International Film Festival, the well-established film event organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and scheduled from July 1st to 9th, 2022 in Trieste, are now open.

The festival confirms its competitive key sections dedicated to short films such as Maremetraggio, Shorter Kids’n’Teens and ShorTS Virtual Reality. For its 2022 edition the festival also confirms the Last Chance section for short films of any genre, which have been produced after January 2021 and with a maximum length of 10 minutes, which have not been awarded any prize yet. A maximum of 10 films will be included in the Maremetraggio section.

The long-established competitive section Maremetraggio is reserved to short films which have already been awarded at one or more international film festivals during 2021. The 5.000,00 Euro (five thousand euro) prize for the Best Short Film has been confirmed, as well as the 3.000,00 Euro (three thousand euro) cash prize for the Best Italian Short Film added for the first time last year. Furthermore, all short films enrolled in this section will be competing for additional prestigious awards.

The ShorTS Virtual Reality Section, entirely dedicated to international short films produced in virtual reality, together with the 2.000,00 (two thousand euro) cash prize which will be awarded to the Best Virtual Reality Short, have been confirmed also for this 23rd edition.

Lastly, also the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section, dedicated to short films of any genre for the very young, is confirmed. This year again the section is going to be divided into two age groups, with two separate selection committees and two juries made up by the youngsters themselves: the Kids section, dedicated to shorts for children aged 6 to 10, and the Teens section launched for teenagers aged 11 to 15.

The complete rules and regulations of the festival as well as the links to the platforms for participants to enrol their film (Filmfreeway or Festhome) can be found at this link:


The deadline for submissions is on or before February 28, 2022.

The press release may be downloaded here.


ShorTS International Film Festival 2022
23rd edition | Trieste 1 – 9 July 2022

ShorTS seeks young selecters!

ShorTS International Film Festival seeks young selecters for the section dedicated to children and teens


The film event, to take place in Trieste and online
from 2 to 10 July 2021, is to bring back for the 22nd Festival the section Shorter Kids’n’Teens,
dedicated to the very young.

A section dedicated to international short films
that is an actual “festival within the Festival”,designed for
children from 6 to 10 years old and teenagers from 11 to 15 years old.

For the 2021 Festival registration is open for participation also as selecter in this section dedicated to the very young.
Applications are to remain open until 19 February and
are intended for children aged 8-10 and teens aged 11-14.


Big little cinema for big little jurors: it’s called Shorter Kids’n’Teens and it’s the section dedicated to the very young of ShorTS International Film Festival, the historic Trieste film event organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and scheduled to be held in the city from 2 to 10 July 2021.

A real “festival within the Festival”, the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section aims to introduce the seventh art and the world of shorts to a young audience through a section designed especially for children and teens as part of the historic event in Trieste.

And if, year after year, the best films of Shorter Kids’n’Teens are announced thanks to votes from children and teens, the 2021 Festival introduces a special new feature that sees the audience of young film fans play an even more important part.

The selection of the short films competing in the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section, in fact, will be curated by them, through a fun and training experience, the only one of its kind in Italy. The Festival will open selections in order to create a group of Selecters (composed of a total of eight children aged between 8 and 10 years and eight teens aged between 11 and 14 years) who want to find out all the secrets that make a short film a special film, able to entertain but also to excite and make the audience think.

In March and April the Selecters will take part in a series of meetings in Trieste, where they will play an active part in selection. The first three meetings (with physical attendance, compatibly with the pandemic situation) will be dedicated to audio-visual and cinematographic literacy and will continue in April with another three meetings in which the Selecters will choose from among shorts from all over the world those that are to become part of the Shorter Kids’n’Teens section.

The Selecters are to watch, comment and judge the films, working as a team under the guidance of an experienced professional from the world of education and cinema who will help them choose the shorts that will then make up the official selection of Shorter Kids’n’Teens.

There is time until 19 February to become part of the group of young Selecters: in order to submit their application, the aspiring young Selecters will have to fill in a simple online questionnaire, necessary for collecting personal details and finding out the candidates’ film tastes and Internet consumption habits. Further information is available on the Festival’s official website


22nd ShorTS International Film Festival
Trieste, 2 to 10 July 2021