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


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