Competition announced by Festival Alto Vicentino


Short film competition for young directors (18-23 years old)

The announcement is open to all young directors aged from 18 years but not yet 23-years-old at the date of 5th November 2018 who have realized a short film published or unpublished with maximum duration of 18 minutes.

No specific content or theme is required.

The short films are to be provided from 2nd November 2018 until 31st March 2019 to the following e-mail address:

Submissions are free of charge.

Films will be evaluated by a jury of experts.

To submit please fill in the application form at the link at the bottom of this page.

The films will have to be uploaded to online platforms like Vimeo, Youtube or similar, and be available until 30th June 2019.
We can accept one film only per applicant.

The festival organization reserves the right to have a pre-selection of films before submitting them to the jury.
The jury will decide among 5 finalist films. The winner will receive a money prize of 300,- euro.

The directors of the 5 best short films will be offered an artist residency in the nearby of Santorso municipality, in province of Vicenza, starting from 17th June 2019 until 23rd June 2019.
The residency will be offered by the festival (board and lodging), while any transportation cost to reach the residency location is to be borne by the applicant.
The activities during the residency will be followed by a mentor who will supervise the directors’ group during the whole production phase.
The purpose of the residency is in fact the production of a short film that will be screened during the awards ceremony night of Festival Alto Vicentino. Details such as the duration and type of short movie will be decided together with the other selected directors, the mentor and the festival board.
It will be available the technical equipments to support the shooting (mirrorless camera, audio recorder, tripods and post-production equipment).
In case the selected applicant refuses or is not able to attend the residency, the festival board will choose another applicant from the previously non-selected applicants.

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Surname and Name (required)

Date of birth


Complete address

Phone number

E-mail (required)


Work Information

Title of the short film (required)

Link where we can download your short film (like, vimeo, dropbox...)

Password (if required)


Producer nationality

Director (required)

Director nationality (required)

Release date


Duration (without credits)


Original format






Dialogue language

Subtitles (required if dialogues aren't in Italy)

If your short film has subtitles, please send us the .srt file or the dialogue list

Brief synopsis

Other information:

Indicate any awards received by the director

Indicate any awards received by the film

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