Years running: 19 (since 2003)


International Short Film Festival.


March in Varese sees the “Cortisonici” Festival of Short Films, which began in 2003 on the initiative of the film club Filmstudio ’90 and the culture association Ronzinanti. In addition to showing short films, both competing and non-competing, the events includes meetings and seminars with directors and other film professionals well-known in Italy and abroad, focussing on a wide range of topics which change from year to year. The International Competition has seen the participation of short films from all over the world: Spain, France, Argentina, Iran.  Showings are usually in two “doses”, and a jury of experts names the winner on the last evening of the festival. 


  • «JURY AWARD TO THE BEST FILM», consisting in € 1000
  • Special "Ronzinanti" Award,
  • Public Award.


  • All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2020. 
  • Films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits; 
  • Not be or contain advertising messages; 
  • Not be or contain promotional videos or videoclips; 
  • Not be or contain racist or defamation messages.
  • Applicants can send maximum two short films. Anyhow, only one will be selected to participate in the Festival. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send a short filmography of the Director 
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail.
  • All films must be submitted with a separate .srt file with the subtitles in English and the EXACT TIMING for the version of the movie the author will indicate as definitive for the official projection. 

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



C/o Filmstudio 90
Via De Cristoforis, 5
21100 VARESE


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 01, 2020
  • Deadline
    January 31, 2021
  • Notifications
    April 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    1 — 31 May 2021
Categories & Fees

Films that do not exceed 15 minutes in length, including credits.

  • Deadline — free

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