Malatesta Short Film Festival

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
29/08/2024 - 04/09/2024
Cesena, Italy
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Festival Description

2023 Call For Entries
All genres and formats are eligible to participate in the festival and to receive an award in one or more categories. Only short films produced after 01/01/2020 can be eligible, with the following runtimes, according to the various categories:
  • Best Narrative film: award € 350, maximum runtime 30’ (fiction and narrative animations)
  • Best Documentary film: award € 350, maximum runtime 30’
    (documentaries and cinema of the real, archive films, docu-fiction, cinema and territory, author documentaries)
  • Best Experimental and Art film: award € 350, maximum runtime 30’
    (experimental films, found footage, experimental archive films, art films, performing arts) This section is dedicated to experimental short works of any genre, including non-narrative animations, independent works, and works linked to contemporary art galleries.
  • Brazil Focus: award € 300, maximum runtime 30’ (any genre: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.)
    Are considered works by Brazilian authors, or by authors from all over the world that address issues related to Brazil.
  • Best Short Music, Dance and Performing Arts: award € 150, maximum runtime 5’
    (videodance, videopoem, videoclip, music films, etc.)
  • Cinema Libre Award, by Albedo: € 100 

2020 Festival Coverage

Animation Winners: Best Animation Udahnut zivot (Imbued life) by Ivana Bosniak and Thomas Johnson, Croatia 2019
Special mention: Streets of Fury, by Aidan McAteer, Ireland 2019
NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative

Event Dates

  • From 29/08/2024 to 04/09/2024

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