ShorTS International Film Festival is organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and is sponsored by Public and Private Entities.
DATES & DURATION
ShorTS International Film Festival is held in Trieste, Italy, from July 2 to July 10, 2021 and will last for 9 (nine) days.
The Festival is divided into six sections:
- Maremetraggio Section
- Last Chance Section
- Virtual Reality Section
- Shorter Kids’n’Teens Section
- Nuove Impronte Section (by invitation)
This section is reserved for short films that won one or more prizes in one or more international festivals during 2020. All submitted short films must not exceed 20 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2019.
The films are selected at the incontestable discretion of the Artistic Direction of the Festival.
LAST CHANCE SECTION
This section includes short films that did not win any award. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included) and must have been produced after January 2020. All genres are eligible.
A maximum of ten selected films from this section will be included in the Maremetraggio Section of the Festival.
VIRTUAL REALITY SECTION
This section is for VR short films which shall not exceed 20 minutes.
SHORTER KIDS’N’TEENS SECTION
This section accepts every genre of short films dedicated to kids from ages 6 to 15 years old. All submitted works must not exceed 15 minutes in terms of length (titles included) and must have been produced after January, 2020. The selection of the short films for the two sections (Shorter Kids and Shorter Teens) will be made by a group of children and teenagers coordinated by the Festival’s Artistic Direction. The audience award will be assigned by two juries of children (aged 6 to 10 for the Kids section) and teenagers (aged 11 to 15 for the Teens section).
MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR ENROLLMENT
All interested in participation must enroll their short film on-line by using one of the following platforms:
Participants must fill-in the enrolment form on or before February 28, 2021.
Films will be included in the Festival archive and may be used free of charge for non-profit purposes such screenings in schools, cinema clubs, etc. .
For any other kind of screenings the Festival shall ask for single written permissions.
The authors of the films selected will be contacted by the Organisation and will be asked to provide the materials requested at the moment of selection (photos, texts, dialogues lists…). The screening copy of the selected shorts must be sent by June 4, 2021.
The screening schedule will be specified by the Artistic Direction of the Festival and will be published together with the programme.
The Artistic Direction will choose one or more Juries of experts that will award the following prizes:
- Best Short Film Award (€ 5.000,00)
- Best Short Italian Film Award (€ 3.000,00)
- Best Italian Editing Short
- People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film
Virtual Reality Section
- Best Virtual Reality Short (€ 2.000,00)
Shorter Kids’n’Teens Section
- Shorter Kids Award for Best Short Film
- Shorter Teens Award for Best Short Film
The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to change the above-mentioned awards. The jury reserves the right to assign honorable mentions.
Please note that cash prizes are subject to taxation according to the Italian law (25% – art. 30, 2° comma DPR 600/73).
Cash prizes must be claimed within one year after notification.
Each author is liable for the content of his or her works. Participants authorize the Festival to use their name and address for all purposes related to the event. The information given in the entry form will be published in the catalogue of the Festival and on the Festival’s Website.
The participation in the Festival implies the full understanding of this regulation, and compliance with its terms.
This regulation is issued in both Italian and English. In case of problems or inconsistencies relating to its interpretation, the Italian version shall prevail.