“A PLURALITY OF VISIONS FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN SOUL.”
The CASTROVILLARI FILM FESTIVAL was born from the desire to embark, together with the audience, on an introspective journey to discover the various nuances of the human soul, led by the visions of the authors’ unique perspectives.
Regardless of the genre, the nation, the budget, the medium used for filming, what interests us is to see strong, daring short films that are capable of shedding light on the human condition.
We are looking for films that stand out from today’s too often standardized universe of short films. Works that are capable of creating a glimpse of conscience in the soul of the spectators, providing a moment of reflection, giving them the chance to identify their inner selves with the external reality.
The festival is held in the ancient Castello Aragonese, a historic venue that, from this new edition, not only will host the evening screenings but house meetings and events during the whole duration of the festival.
This year also sees the beginning of a series of exquisite collaborations with festivals such as Il Varco International Short Film Festival, ShortDays, Calabria Movie – International Short Film Festival, Pollino Film Fest, Desenzano Film Festival, Scario Film Fest, Prisma – Rome Independent Film Award.
Each submission will receive a 50% discount from the festival’s partners worth more than $ 30,00.
This year we’re also partnering with Gargantua Film to offer a $ 1000,00 worth of worldwide distribution contract to one of the films of the official selection.
Lastly, the $ 1000,00 cash prize will be divided between the two short films that will win the Best Short Film award and the Grand Jury Prize.
Castrovillari has always been, since Hellenic times, a strategic commercial spot to connect the rest of Italy to all the lands that lied in the south.
Inside the “Civita” stands the Aragonese Castle, built by order of Ferdinand of Aragon in 1461 and finished in 1490. Used as a prison from 1495 to 1995, the Castle has been restored in recent years and transformed into the most important cultural center of the city.