Trento Filmfestival


Years running: 70 (since 1953)

Trento Filmfestival

International film festival dedicated Mountains, Exploration and Adventure.


The Festival circuit kicks off in Trento to recount stories and visions which man has of the mountains. Because the stories presented every year at Trento touch upon many generations. They are testament to the passion for mountains and nature which the Festival represents through its "open window onto the world." In the meantime, there is plenty of scope for new entries. And, together with these, there is plenty of space for new ideas and original and "different" visions for film, and also for the books on display in the fair. Trento is an opportunity not to be missed to see and talk about the mountains, mountaineering, the environment and perhaps above all to encounter those men and women who live for and love the mountains.


  • International competition (competitive),
  • Terre Alte (non competitive),
  • Alp&ism (non competitive),
  • Orizzonti vicini (non competitive),
  • Events and special programmes.


  • “City of Trento” Grand Prix – Golden Gentian and 6000 euro: for the film that best represents the cultural objectives inspiring the Festival overall, being of high artistic quality;
  • Club Alpino Italiano Prize – Golden Gentian and 3000 euro: for the best film on mountaineering, mountain people and life in the mountains;
  • City of Bolzano Prize – Golden Gentian and 3000 euro: for the best film on exploration or adventure;
  • Silver Gentian and 1500 euro: for the best artistic-technical contribution;
  • Silver Gentian and 1500 euro: for the best short film;
  • Special Jury Prize and 2000 euro.

Furthermore, two Audience Awards will also be awarded:

  • Best Mountaineering Film: for the best film on the subject, of any duration, among those presented at the festival.
  • Best Full-Length Film: for the best film lasting longer than 50 minutes among the competing films, excluding those already competing for the Audience Award – Best Mountaineering Film.


  • Works completed in 2020, 2021, 2022. 
  • Works first screened publicly before 1 January 2020 or already submitted for previous editions of the Festival are not eligible.

The management reserves the right to exclude works that are already available online through free or fee-paying platforms in Italy at the time the selection process concludes.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or provide a link to an online screener.

In the event of selection, the following screening formats are accepted: DCP, BluRay, File ProRes, File H264. 

Subtitle language: English.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Trento Film Festival
c/o Centro S. Chiara
Via S. Croce, 67
38122 Trento (ITALY)


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline (films produced in 2019 or 2020)
    January 10, 2022
  • Regular Deadline (films produced in 2021)
    February 10, 2022
  • Event Dates
    29 April — 8 May 2022
Categories & Fees

The competitive section for full-length documentaries. Full-length works are intended as those lasting more than 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline (films produced in 2019 or 2020) — free
  • Regular Deadline (films produced in 2021) — free

The competitive section for short films of any kind.

  • Earlybird Deadline (films produced in 2019 or 2020) — free
  • Regular Deadline (films produced in 2021) — free
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