A new artistic director every month. A new idea of cinema every month.

Submissions are open. Next edition in June.

A NEW ART DIRECTOR EVERY MONTH.

A NEW IDEA OF CINEMA EVERY MONTH.

One submission stays valid for 12 months. If it’s not picked by one art director, maybe it will be picked by the next! 

2020-2021 EDITIONS

The posters of the previous editions of this annual cycle. At the end of the 12th edition the $1000 cash prize will be assigned to the best short film.

VIII EDITION @ ONLINE

May 20-23 2021, Online

Artistic direction by Antonio Di Biase & Davide Perego – Tafano

VII EDITION @ ONLINE

Apr 7-11 2021, Online

Artistic direction by Veronica Spedicati

VI EDITION @ ONLINE

Jan 26-29 2021, Online

Artistic direction by Giulia Di Battista

V EDITION @ ONLINE

Dec 18-22nd 2020, Online

Artistic direction by Tommaso Frangini

IV EDITION @ ROME

Oct 17th 2021, Roma

Artistic direction by Alain Parroni

III EDITION @ SCARIO

Aug 2nd 2020, Scario

Artistic direction by Tommaso Santambrogio

II EDITION @ ROME

Feb 24th 2020, Rome

Artistic direction by Marcello Di Trocchio

I EDITION @ ROME

Jan 3rd 2020, Rome

Artistic direction by Toni Trupia

2019 EDITIONS

The posters of the previous editions of this annual cycle. At the end of the 12th edition the $1000 cash prize will be assigned to the best short film.

CLOSING CEREMONY @ ROME

Dec 16th 2019, Rome

Hosted by Atelier Montez

X EDITION @ ROME

Nov 25th 2019, Rome

Artistic direction by Daniele Parisi

IX EDITION @ ROME

October 28th 2019, Rome

Artistic direction by Adriano Giotti

VIII EDITION @ ROME

September 30th 2019, Rome

Artistic direction by Paolo Strippoli

VII EDITION @ ATHENS

24th June 2019, Athens

Artistic direction by Konstantinos Stragalinos

VI EDITION @ PESCARA

8th June 2019, Pescara

Artistic direction by Lorenzo Berghella

V EDITION @ ROME

6th May 2019, Cinema Greenwich, Rome

Artistic direction by Samuele Sestieri

IV EDITION @ ROME

25th February 2019, Cinema Greenwich, Rome

Artistic direction by Rossella Inglese

III EDITION @ ROME

21st January 2019,  Cinema Greenwich, Rome

Artistic direction by Elio Di Pace

II EDITION @ ROME

19th November 2018, Cinema Greenwich, Rome

Artistic direction by Lilian Sassanelli

I EDITION @ ROME

8th October 2018 , Cinema Greenwich, Rome

Artistic direction by Andrea Gatopoulos

STAFF

ANDREA GATOPOULOS

Andrea Gatopoulos was born in Pescara (Abruzzo, Italy) in 1994. After school he moved to Rome and graduated in 2016 with a score of 110/110 cum laude in Modern Literature with a thesis entitled “Virtual reality and image culture in the civilization of entertainment”. During the university years, he founded his publishing house and production company called Il Varco with which he produced 12 short films and 2 feature films, the edition of 4 books and produced many events all throughout Italy. He shot a dozen films as a cinematographer including David and Nastri nominees films. His productions were featured in more than 100 festival in the world including Oscar Qualifying and European Film Awards Qualifying festivals. He’s the artistic director of Il Varco – International Short Film Festival, and supervisor of Short Days, its parallel screenings.

NICOLETTA CATALDO

Graduated in Communication Sciences, she specializes in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production. Since 2008 he has been working in Rome, gaining experience with realities such as Alba Produzioni, Indi Cinema Italia, CGS – Cinecircoli Giovanili Socioculturali. In 2009 he moved to South Africa and worked for a year in Cape Town, starting to incubate the idea of ​​developing a creative hub of cultural production. Her numerous study, work and training trips abroad have allowed her to develop a new vision on
sector dynamics of the current market. Since 2011 he has been working as a producer and executive for film and audiovisual production companies in Italy and for three years he is part of the cultural association ZEN.movie. Since 2015 he has produced independent projects by investing in directors and stories, in 2018 he created Insolita Film, a film and creative production center that aims to bring art and culture into companies.