|when:||November 13th - 18th, 2023|
|address:||Associazione Culturale Scarti|
IT-95024 Acireale (CT)
|deadline:||June 30 th, 2023|
|entry form:||Online Submission|
In addition to the international competition, the programme offers special sections devoted to producers or distributors of the short film.
In contrast to bigger Italian film festivals, Magma has always focused exclusively on the short film, considering it as a separate art form, as a format allowing the experimentation of new styles and the creation of new trends, the presentation of works from both first-time amateurs and established directors.
The festival offers a chance of visibility for high-value works that are often precluded from the main distribution channels. Its aim is to build a bridge between the audience and the endless forms of expression of the short format, ranging from documentaries to animation, from narratives to the experimental.
Over the past editions, Magma has successfully tried to create and intensify inspiring collaborations with other distinctive international film festivals, as well as producers or distributors of the short film: Istanbul Short Film Festival, Madrid El Ojo Cojo, Budapest Short Film Festival, Bochum Internazionales Videofestival, Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival, the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), the Spanish Short Film Agency (ACE), Comma Film project (Manchester), Leeds International Film Festival (UK), Off Plus Camera (Poland), Glasgow Short Film Festival (Scotland) and Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival Miskolc (Hungary).