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Pentedattilo International Short Film Festival

13th Edition

Pentedattilo International Short Film Festival

where:Pentedattilo, Calabria
when:August 22nd - 25th, 2019
address:Via Itria 26/A
IT-89132 Reggio Calabria
tel:+39 096 5032426
email:info@pentedattilofilmfestival.net
website:www.pentedattilofilmfestival.net
deadline:May 30th, 2019
entry form:Submission at FilmFreeWay

Pentedattilo Film Festival is one of the most important Festival for Short Movies in Southern Italy.
Pentedattilo Film Festival is held every year in the ancient ghost town of Pentedattilo, near Reggio Calabria. The village, defined by the nineteenth-century traveler Edward Lear "The strangest human dwelling place" is perched on a strange rock shaped as a giant hand, and it has recently experienced a cultural recovery that has made it one of the most significant destination for the spread of international short films.
You have to see it to believe it: a small town still injured by the abandonment, that gets filled with words, ideas images.
Every year Pentedattilo Film Festival opens to those insatiable travellers who explore unusual borders, dedicating them a 5 full time days of screenings, seminars, films, special events.
The PFF, born in 2006 in the ghost town of Pentedattilo, Italy, by a group of young filmmakers and promoted by Ram Film, aims to give visibility to the most recent production of short films and to foster ideas and artistic exchanges; whereas the awards are an encouragement to the authors who invade each year a place that represents an emblem of change and creative sharing.
It is actually during the days of the festival that the ghost town of Pentedattilo turns back to life: the sole source of light in the steep narrow streets is the light of the short films screened in the old houses.
We fill the ancient farmhouses, the small squares, the open spaces with the stories of hundreds short movies.
We annually recover an abandoned town to let it become a symbol of a virtuous union between cinema and territory.
Awards & Prizes
- Territory on the Move
Best Short Film € 700,00
- Animation Award
Best Animation Short Movie € 400,00
- Thriller
Best Thriller Short Film € 400,00
- Music Video
Best Music Video € 200,00
- Best Director
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound
- Best Soundtrack
- Honorable Mention