Malatesta Short Film Festival, 12-21 Nov 2021

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
12 November 2021 - 21 November 2021
Cesena, Italy
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Festival Description

2020 Coverage

There are two main sections: the international competition and the extended cinema, to which are added the ultra short section (less than 3 minutes runtime), of any category, and the geographical section East Asia; the festival is enhanced by special events, insights and meetings

The festival offers a selection of films from all over the world, for the following categories: Best Fiction, Best Animation, Best Documentary, and Best Experimental, each with cash prize for the winning film, awarded by a jury composed of both national and international experts of the audiovisual sector.

Only short films with a maximum runtime of 30 minutes, titles included, and produced after 01/01/2017 can be eligible.

The category Best Very Short is added, for which short films of any genre can be submitted, even films produced for social media, with a maximum runtime of 3 minutes and the "Eastern Asia section" (max 20', focus on cinema from the following countries: Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Mongolia and Taiwan).

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

Event Dates

  • From 12 November 2021 to 21 November 2021