Years running: 19 (since 2003)

Pontino Short Film Festival

International Short Film Festival in Italy.


The last editions have been characterized from a big affluence of media, public (more than 15.000 spectators in all), and movies (2.913 subscriptions in all) national and international (57 nations of provenance).


  • FICTION shorts,
  • ANIMATION shorts,
  • SOCIAL Documentaries.


The total amount of the prizemoney shall be not less than 2000 €. 

  • Prize for the Best Italian Short Film
  • Prize for the Best International Short Film
  • Prize for the Best Social Short Film, to a film enrolled in one of the sections Woman, Social, Migrants
  • Prize Audience, assigned by the spectators’ vote.


  • Best Woman Film director, to a short film realized by a woman film maker or a film maker that shows he/she can catch the female gaze.
  • Best Photography
  • Best Animation
  • Best «Lazio Corto», awarded by spectators
  • Corto Press, awarded by Media Committee


  • It’s possible to register at least two short films per author.
  • The works must not have been registered in past editions of this Festival or not realized prior 2014.
  • The films of all sections and genres have to last 15 minutes, credits included.
  • The Commission could admit meritorious short films longer than 15 mins (up to 30 mins) 
  • Italian or English language subtitles are required in case of foreign movies or, in alternative, the dialogues list in English language is mandatory
  • The following themes are admitted:
    • Woman
    • Migrants
    • Social topics
    • Free topic
  • The topics not included in this announcement could participate in the “Out of competition” section  

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Register your film via online form
  • Download (or make an inquiry for it) the PDF acquittance, sign it and send to
  • Send to (until 5t h of July August 2017) the links in order to download the short film’s file via an on-line platform (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo etc.).

Selection Media Type: online

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English and/or Italian

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 30, 2018
  • Event Dates
    14 — 16 December 2018
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