◽ 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶. – 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗸 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝘂 (𝗥𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺 𝗜𝗙𝗙 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗻)
◽ 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘦, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴. – 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁-𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿)
◽ 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘢 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘺. – 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗺𝟭𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 (𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲)
8.034 short films submitted from 100 countries around the world, more than 3.000 spectators, 80 short films selected, 15 Italian premieres,66 awards assigned, 35 special guests, 5 partner festivals spread throughout Italy and coverage on social networks with more than 250.000 interactions. These are just some of the numbers of the first five editions of the CASTROVILLARI FILM FESTIVAL – INTERNATIONAL AUTEUR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, one of the fastest growing young festivals in Italy.
Our sixth edition will celebrate independent film authors from all around the world in our castle in Castrovillari, Calabria. We are looking to showcase the authors of the future: directors that are capable of shooting films that can reflect their innermost soul. Wherever they are in the world, whatever their budget is.
Directors as Prantik Narayan Basu (Rotterdam IFF winner, Berlinale alumn), QIU Yang (Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner), Yorgos Zois (Semane de la Critique nominated), Guy Nattiv (Academy Award® winner), Alan King (Clermont-Ferrand official selected), Tommaso Santambrogio (Venice Film Festival winner), Anthony Nti (Academy Award® short listed), Jérémy Comte (Academy Award® nominated) have been part of our festival, showing their gazes and giving us a taste of what the future of cinema will be.
We aim to create a live meeting place between authors, fans and spectators, offering a cash prize of $1.000,00 which will be divided between the Best Short Film and the Grand Jury Prize.
Our festival offers to all selected short films a post-production package that includes the translation of the films, the creation of the .srt subtitles in Italian or English and the finalization of the projection file.
All materials produced will be given free of charge to the producers and directors for a value of over $6.000,00 for the entire official selection.
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.