Announcement 2018

International Short Film Festival – 8th Edition

EXPIRED DEADLINE > August 26th 2018

Read the regulations and submit your short film!

Submissions take place exclusively through the platform FilmFreeway.


The eigth edition of the contest proposes 5 competitive categories:

Only for Italian fiction short movies, realized after 1st January 2016 (max 20 min)

Only for International fiction short movies, realized after 1st January 2016 (max 20 min)

Only for International animated short films (3D, 2D and stop motion), realized after 1st
January 2016 (max 20 min)

Only for International documentary short films, realized after 1st January 2016

Only for music videoclips, realized after 1st January 2016


Earlybird Deadline – February 15th, 2018 –  5 $

Regular Deadline – May 15th, 2018 – 6 $

Late Deadline – July 15th, 2018 – 7 $

Extended Deadline – August 12th, 2018 – 8 $

Last Deadline – August 26th, 2018 – 8 $


1- All the submitted shorts will be viewed by the Festival Direction which will select a total of 25 / 35 short films. The selected pieces of work will be presented and screened during the evenings, and among them will be chosen the finalists of each category. During the closing night will be awarded the winners choosed by the Jury. The “Audience Awards” will be assigned on the basis of a ballot carried out by the audience itself during the screening nights. The verdict of the Jury is unquestionable.

2- For the international category the copy for the first selection can be submitted according to one of the following language options: italian language, english language, original language with Italian or English subtitles.

3- In case the short film is chosen for the competition another copy for screening will be requested in the following format: File .mov (H264 or AppleProRes). The selected short movies, whose availability has already been declared, cannot be withdrawn from the contest for any reason.

4- During the Festival all the short films belonging international categories, will be screened with Italian subtitles, which will be provided by the Festival Organization itself, when not given by the authors themselves.

5- Short films which will be considered incapable to achieve a satisfying quality level during the public projection can be rejected.

6- The Direction of the Festival, according to the rules established as far as copyrights are concerned, assumes that the works received are free of any right property or any right belonging to a third party. As partakers of the contests, the authors guarantee the Organization of the Festival from any legal action which might be undertaken against it by legal claimants. The artistic directors and the organizational staff are not to be considered responsible in case of dispute. The authors are liable for the contents of their work and of the diffusion by their means of non-original copyrighted music and/or images.

The subscription and the participation to “Roma Creative Contest 2018” implies the unconditional acceptance of the present regulation in all its parts. The announcement of the competition will be constantly updated and available on The Festival Direction can take any decision about topics not included in the current regulation. For any possible controversy is qualified the judiciary of Roma (Foro di Roma), attesting the Italian version of this regulation.

All the awards for the categories of the contest, the names of the Jury members and the selected short films will be published on

Artistic Direction: Brando Bartoleschi, Lorenzo Di Nola, Raffaele Inno, Riccardo Rabacchi.


Submit your short film in HD by the online platform Filmfreeway.