Ennesimo Film Festival

EFF // Ennesimo Film Festival

2nd edition

May 05 - May 05, 2021
Fiorano Modenese, Italy

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Narrative fiction, Series, TV, Web
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The festival’s mission is to spread the knowledge of film art, especially in the form of short films, in order to show the public all the different aspects of contemporary international cinema. full text less text

Festival website ennesimofilmfestival.com

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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 31, 2017

Late deadline: Jan 31, 2017

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Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
General rules 1. LOCATION AND DATES

1.1 The first edition of the Ennesimo Film Festival will be held from 27 to 29 May 2016 at Teatro Astoria in Fiorano Modenese (Modena).

1.2 The festival is organized by Tilt Associazione Giovanile supported by Fiorano Modenese municipality and ARCI Modena.


The festival’s mission is to spread the knowledge of film art, especially in the form of short films, in order to show the public all the different aspects of contemporary international cinema.


Ennesima Official Selection

International contest for short films no longer than 20 minutes (including credits). Choice of the topic is free. Films of every genre are accepted.

Ennesima Out-of-Competition Selection

Sections for international short films no longer than 20 minutes (including credits), screened at the end of the last night.


4.1 Decisions of the jury will be irrevocable.

4.2 No selection can have more than one winner. It is not possible to award two prizes to the same work.

4.3 The amount of money for each prize will be announced later this year and before the official selection is made public.

4.4 Prizes will be awarded and announced on Sunday, 29 May 2016 during the final night.

4.5 Here follows the prizes for each section of the festival in competition:

Ennesimo Critics’ Choice Prize awarded to the best short film of Ennesima Official Selection by a jury made up of professionals from the world of cinema, communication and teaching. The jury will work independently from the festival organization and it will abide to the following rules. The Artistic Director, if necessary, and on request by members of any jury, will be asked for advice on merely technical and procedural matters. Persons who had any part in selected works cannot be jury members.

Ennesimo People’s Choice Prize awarded to the best short film of Ennesima Official Selection by a people’s jury made up of the audience during the two nights of the competition.


5.1 Works up to 20 minutes in length (including credits) are eligible for selection to competitive sections with no limit for what concerns genre and themes.

5.2 Short films from any nation and in any language are eligible.

5.3 Only works made after 1 January 2014 will be admitted.

5.4 Applicants can submit as many works as they want but they will have to complete the entry form for each one of them.

5.5 No inscription fee is required.

5.6 No music videos, advertisement or industrial films are admitted.

5.7 Works will be selected by the Artistic Director and others members of the festival organization.


6.1 The material must be submitted by 1 April 2016.

6.2 Submission will be made by submitting the following material:

– the short film (with Italian subtitles or English subtitles for non-Italian works) through a public or private link for watching it or downloading it

– entry form duly filled out

6.3 Applicants will send their short films through Dropbox or WeTransfer or FTP link (please remember to send also the password if necessary) to video@ennesimofilmfestival.com. The file must be identified with the name of the director and the title of the film.

6.4 Applicants can submit through one of these platforms:

– Film Festival Life

Click to submit with FilmFreeway

6.5 Short films that do not conform to these requirements will be excluded from the selection.


7.1 35 works will be selected for the main contest and out of competition.

7.2 After works have been selected, applicants will be notified by email no later than 10 April 2015.

7.3 Producers of selected short films will have to send the following material to video@ennesimofilmfestival.com:


1. An ID document of the director

2. The screening authorization duly filled out and signed

3. Three (3) frames of the short film

4. One (1) picture of the director


1. Short synopsis (maximum 300 characters)

2. Biography and filmography of the director

3. Cast and crew

4. Script (or subtitles) in English including timecode in .ssa or .srt format is required for films in other languages than Italian.

(Documents must be written in Italian and/or English)


(through a link for download, including password if necessary)

1. One copy in zipped MOV or MP4 format encoded with H.264 codec in one of the following resolutions (or higher):

– HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixel) 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps.

– HD 720p (1280×70 pixel) 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps.

2. Trailer (not mandatory but appreciated if available).

7.4 Required material must be submitted by 30 April 2016. Failed submission of even only one piece of required material will result in being excluded from the selection.

7.5 If a work is selected, this must remain confidential until the programme is announced by the festival. The schedule will be arranged by the festival organization.

7.6 The festival will not send any notice to those who will not have been selected. A list of selected works will be published on the website, on national press and on our pages on social networks. The festival will send a newsletter with the selection results.

7.7 Press has the authorization to use materials submitted during the selection phase for articles related to the 2016 edition of the Festival. The festival organization can do the same on its website and official social channels. Audiovisual abstracts no longer than 15 seconds for each work, selected by the festival press office—possibly according to instructions given by the authors themselves—can be used by radio and television (only for reports on the 2016 edition of the Festival) and by the festival organization on its website and official social channels.


Submitted works to the contest will become part of the festival’s archive and the association’s video archive. Every year, an Ennesimo Tour will be organized by the association with the purpose of further spreading the films. In any case, the Ennesimo Film Festival will use the films for exclusively cultural purposes in festival-related events. In order to protect the interest of authors and producers, no work will be used for commercial purposes. Consent by the authors will be sought in advance for any different use. All necessary measures will be taken to protect the copyright of works entrusted to the festival, according to the law against audiovisual piracy.


Participation in the festival involves respecting the above-stated rules. Subjects submitting works bear the responsibility to guarantee their legitimate authorization to submit them to the festival. The Artistic Director has the right to settle all issues not included in these rules, as well as to waived the rules themselves in particular, well-motivated cases. The festival organization maintains the right to modify parts of the structure of the rules (dates and prizes). Any dispute concerning the interpretation of the rules will be settled on the basis of the original Italian version.