Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival


Years running: 20 (since 2003)

Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival

International short film festival which takes place in various Apulian towns.


This itinerant festival has the characteristic to show the films in unusual places such as squares, castles, manor farms, involving the largest number of viewers. Its aim is to promote young talents of Italian and international cinema. 

Short films are divided into the following sections: Human Rights,Children world, Short World (comedy and drama ) ,Thriller / Noir / Horror, Short- Italy, Documentaries, Reelove etc. 

The festival holds a «100 minuti corti tour». It is an itinerant review proposing the best shorts, that have participated in the different editions of the festival, in various Italian and foreign cities. These shorts, according to the Art Director's discretion, will be included in this tour. During the tour legs, the audience can vote for the best film; the winner will receive a prize during the 2017 edition.




  • Human Rights
    • Best film
  • Children World
    • Best film
  • Short World
    • Best film
  • Italian shorts
    • Best film
    • Best direction
  • Short Comedy
    • Best film
    • Best direction 
  • Apulian Shorts
    • Best film

Special prizes:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress


  • Shorts can be made in film and/or digital format
  • The longest duration admitted is 25 minutes
  • The oldest production year admitted is 2016
  • Each participant can send one work per section at the most
  • Works selected in the previous Salento Finibus Terrae editions will not be admitted

Each author whose film is selected for final participation must send a copy of the film with the following features, within 15 days from the communication:

  • file (Apple ProRes, or H264) or Avid DnxHD; in case of H264, the bitrate has not to be lower than 15Mbps
  • 1080p resolution
  • 24 or 25 Fps
  • Audio stereo 44100 Hz or higher
  • No subtitles
  • For non-italian films it is nessesary to send the dialogue list in English or Italian or an electronic file with English or Italian subtitles in .srt or .stl or Adobe Encore.txt format

Files can be sent tru’ FTP given by you or available files-sharing platforms (free) such as wetransfer, yousendit, mediafire, dropbox, etc.etc to:  or in a USB key sent through a post mail.

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Director: Romeo Conte



Apulia region

Official Website



Events Production di Conte Romeo
Via Francesco Ferrucci 69
Prato, PO 59100

Phone: 00(39)0574-194-0224

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 10, 2017
  • Deadline
    April 30, 2018
  • Notifications
    May 15, 2018
  • Event Dates
    4 — 14 July 2018
Categories & Fees

Shorts under 25 minutes length

  • Deadline — free

Shorts under 25 minutes length

  • Deadline — free

Shorts under 25 minutes length

  • Deadline — free

Shorts under 25 minutes length

  • Deadline — free

Shorts under 25 minutes length

  • Deadline — free
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