The event, to be held in Trieste July 2 – 10, 2021, opens submissions to its 22nd edition and announces prizes for a total value of 10.000,00 euro
Submissions to the 22nd edition of ShorTS International Film Festival, the well-established film event organised by Associazione Maremetraggio and scheduled from July 2 to 10, 2021 in Trieste, are now open.
After a challenging 2020 edition, held completely online last July, with excellent results both in terms of visibility and audience numbers which cannot be disregarded, ShorTS IFF has decided to totally rethink its structure while confirming its competitive key sections dedicated to short films such as Maremetraggio, Shorter Kids’n’Teens e ShorTS Virtual Reality. For its 2021 edition the festival also confirms the Last Chance section for short films of any genre which have been produced after January 2020 and with a maximum length of 10 minutes (including titles), 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 2020. The 5.000,00 Euro (fivethousand euro) prize for the Best Short Film has been confirmed and a new cash prize (3.000,00 Euro) to the Best Italian Short Film has been added.
The Shorter Kids’n’Teens section is dedicated to short films of any genre for the very young. Also this year, the section is going to be divided into two age groups, with two separate selection comittees and two juries formed by the youngsters themselves: the Kids section, dedicated to shorts for children aged 6 to 10, and the Teens launched for teenagers aged 11 to 15.
Lastly, ShorTS Virtual Reality the section entirely dedicated to short films produced in virtual reality, is back. The 2.000,00 Euro cash prize for Best Virtual Reality Short has been confirmed.
The deadline for submissions is on or before February 28, 2021.