Ca Foscari Short Film Festival

Auditorium S. Margherita - Venice - March 20th -23rd, 2019

COMPETITION OPEN TO FILM STUDENTS ONLY

Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival is the first European film festival managed by university students under the guidance of a staff of Professors in film studies and professionals from the world of cinema. Our initiative results in an International Competition open to film students from all over the world and it has become an important landmark for those involved in film studies. We promote the diffusion of the achievements accomplished in the field of cinema and transmedia by cooperating with international cinema schools and distributors. Internationally relevant producers, cinema experts, directors and actors join us each year as members of the jury or as special guests.

Besides the main International Competition, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival includes the “Olga Brunner Levi” competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students focusing on “womanliness and music” theme - and an International Competition of music videos directed by film school students or university students.

Awards & Prizes
Main International Short Movie Competition:
Grand Prix - Venetian Art Glass Sculpture
Levi prize for best soundtrack – Venetian Art Glass Sculpture
Special Mention Volumina
“Pateh Sabally” Award for Multiculturality

“Olga Brunner Levi” competition:
Olga Brunner Levi prize – Venetian Art Glass Sculpture

Music Video Competition:
Grand Prix – Venetian Art Glass Sculpture

Rules & Terms
Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is the short film festival organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The 9th edition will be held from 20th to 23rd March 2019.

The Festival consists in:
1- The main International Competition of short films directed by film school students or university students;
2- The “Olga Brunner Levi” competition - centred on short movies directed by high school students focusing on “womanliness and music” theme;
3- The International Competition of music videos directed by film school students or university students.

Only films that meet the following conditions may be chosen for invitation in the official selection:
a) All films must not exceed 30 minutes in length.
b) All films must have been completed after January 1st, 2018;
c) All films must be submitted in digital format (HD video, preferably MOV or MP4 files);
d) Non-English-language films must be subtitled in English. A dialogue list must be included.

The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2018. Applicants may also submit the film to cafoscarishort@unive.it; Wetransfer, MyAirBridge, Dropbox, Vimeo and similar services can be used.
Applicants will be informed of the selection of their film by February 20th, 2019. Once the selection has been completed, no selected movie may be withdrawn from the Festival program.
The submission of the selected movies must be completed including the following:
a) A filled and signed PDF copy of the entry form the Festival staff will send when selected;
b) The film in digital format, or a link to a streaming copy of the movie, with English
dialogues/subtitles; a dialogue list must be included;
c) A teaser/trailer, or a one-minute extract of the movie, and 3 stills.

The Festival invites film directors of the main International Competition as its guests; we offer free Festival accreditation and free accommodation when available. Travel expenses are not covered.

Jury / Awards
The Artistic Director of the Festival appoints an International Jury of three members. No jury member may have been involved in the production or the promotion of any of the films included in the competition.

The submitted films will be preserved in Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival Archive for further free screenings within University programs.

Trailer: 
Website: 
http://cafoscarishort.unive.it/en/

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair

Director: Evgenii Chistiakov
Director: Ivan Đurović
Director: Tõnis Pill
Director: Ludovico Di Martino
Director: TS Prasanna
Director: Lorena Maria Colmenares Molina
Director: Rosa Beiroa