ShorTS – International Film Festival

25th Edition

ShorTS – International Film Festival

when:June 29th - July 6th, 2024
address:Associazione Maremetraggio
C/o Casa del Cinema
P.zza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3
IT-34132 Trieste
tel:+39 040 2469152
fax:+39 040 2469156
deadline:February 29th, 2024
entry form:Submission at

This year’s edition features “Science&Society”, a new competitive section dedicated to short movies from all over the world, with a 3.000,00 euro prize for the best movie. The section is created in collaboration with ESOF 2020 (EuroScience Open Forum), the most important European event focused on the debate between science, technology, society and politics, which will be held in Trieste from 5th to 9th July 2020. The sections Maremetraggio, Shorter Kids’n’Teens and ShorTS Virtual Reality are also confirmed. In this edition, the program will also feature the section Last Chance, including short films which did not win any award. Submitted films must not exceed 10 minutes (titles included), must have been produced after January 2019 and can belong to any genre. A maximum of 10 selected films will be included in the Maremetraggio section.
The well-known competitive section Maremetraggio is reserved to short films which have already been awarded in one or more international film festivals in 2019. The 5.000,00 euro prize for the “Best Short Film Award” has been confirmed.
The section Shorter Kids’n’Teens accepts every genre of short films dedicated to the youngest. Just like last year, the section will be divided into two age groups, with two different juries: the Kids section, dedicated to short films for children aged 6 to 10 years old, and the Teens section for teenagers from 11 to 15. As in the previous editions, the children will be the jurors and will choose the best films.
This year’s program will include again the international section ShorTS Virtual Reality, completely dedicated to short films in virtual reality. This is due to the VR Room’s success last year in the foyer of Verdi Theatre, where the traditional movie theatre dynamics were recreated using 15 stations for the collective vision of the competing films. The 2.000,00 euro prize for the “Best Virtual Reality Short” has been confirmed.

  • Butterfly by Gianluca Mangiasciutti: Maremetraggio

  • Delay by Ali Asgari: Maremetraggio

  • Dulcinea by Luca Ferri: Nuove impronte

  • Goodbye Marilyn by Maria Di Razza: Maremetraggio

  • Mercurio by Michele Bernardi: Maremetraggio

  • My Tyson by Claudio Casale: Maremetraggio - Best Italian Short Film, Best Editing

  • Sugarlove by Laura Luchetti

  • A Girl Like You by Massimo Loi, Gianluca Mangiasciutti: In Competition - Oltre Il Muro Prize for the Best Italian Short

  • Candie Boy by Arianna Del Grosso: In Competition – Audience Award

  • Colombi by Luca Ferri: In Competition

  • Valzer by Giulio Mastromauro, Alessandro Porzio: In Competition

  • Tiger Boy by Gabriele Mainetti: Prize Studio Universal

  • Damiano by Giovanni Virgilio: Official Selection

  • Basette by Gabriele Mainetti

  • That Summer by Guendalina Zampagni: Ippocampo - Best First Film