Associazione Culturale Mobilitazioni Artistiche



International Short Film Festival
Sixth Edition
July 2023, Cisterna di Latina (LT), Italy

Deadline: April, 2023

Associazione Culturale Mobilitazioni Artistiche presents “Cisterna Film Festival – International Short Film Festival” sixth edition, that will take place in July, 2023, in the historic Caetani Palace in Cisterna di Latina (LT), Italy.
The aim of the festival is to enhance and promote the cinematographic art in the form of the short film and give the greatest visibility to the authors. The exhibition wants to be a showcase for all those valuable independent works that have no room in the commercial distribution of Italian and International cinema and a meeting place for all the professionals in the sector. Of particular importance is the attention given to younger audience, thanks to the school screenings and culturally significant is the annual study dedicated to one-single-country cinematography. Moreover, the event wants to better promote artistic expressions such as photography and painting through collateral sections.

There are no limitations regarding the theme and genre (fiction, experimental, animation and documentary) shot on either regular or digital film. Not allow industrial, promotional and propaganda videos or video-clips. In no case, it will be accepted gratuitous violence or vulgarity. The participation to the competition can be rejected to those videos that are not technically able to guarantee a good public projection.
Each short film must not exceed 20 minutes, credits included. Short films in languages other than Italian require Italian subtitles. Just for pre-selection shorts with English subtitles will be accepted. Short-films already screened or awarded in other competitions, but not in the previous editions of Cisterna Film Festival, can participate. Each author can send a maximum of three short-films, produced after January 1st 2021, but he will participate in the official selection with only one short-film. 
Deadline for submission is April, 2023.          
Films can be submitted through:

It is enough to send your works through only one of the ways listed above. The participants, with the enrollment, authorize the processing of personal data, computationally or not, by the cultural association Mobilitazioni Artistiche, within the meaning of Legge 196/2003 as subsequently amended and supplemented.

Selected shorts will be subdivided in these categories:

Competitive section. Jury will award the “Best Film” (€ 700 to the director) and the Grand Prix Jury to Best Director. The “Audience Award” is assigned by the audience of the festival. The Jury reserves the right to grant additional special awards or mentions. Festival organization will award the “Best Performance”.

Other Visions         
Competitive section for experimental shorts.

Next Generation     
Competitive section for kids and family shorts. “Audience Award” is assigned by the audience (under 18 years old).

Focus On      
Non competitive section, intended for short-films from a single country/specific geographical area, chosen by the artistic direction according to embassies and/or cultural institutions.

A committee that has been selected by the organizers will carry out the selection of the short films that have entered the competition. The results of the official selection will be published on
The authors of the short films selected will be informed by e-mail or by phone. In case of no response within 7 days since the notification, the short-film will be disqualified. The Jury’s decisions are unappealable and incontrovertible.

The submitter authorize the use of a portion of their works under trailer form, for promotional, cultural and educational purposes only, through audiovisual and multimedia means, for all initiatives linked to Cisterna Film Festival, even after the closing of the Festival.
The Organization reserves the right to screen the selected short films during following and related events, up to a maximum of 3 times in addition to the official screenings of the current edition.

The organizers reserve the right to change dates and details indicated in this document giving prompt communication by press and by online press releases, these latter published on the website. For all controversies that may arise or for matters that are not included in the present document, decisions and final determinations will be made by the Cisterna Film Festival Artistic Direction. The actual participation in the festival implies that all conditions and terms described in the rules and regulations herein have been accepted. All news will be posted on the Festival’s website. Received works may be used for further screenings, during non-profit retrospectives or activities for educational and cultural purposes. Cisterna Film Festival will inform the authors about any further screening of their works.
For any information:  –  +39 328 567 9035