Announcement 2019

International Short Film Festival – 9th Edition

LAST DEADLINE  >  August 10th 2019

Read the regulations and submit your short film!

Submissions take place exclusively through the platform FilmFreeway.


The ninth edition of the contest proposes 5 competitive categories:

Only for Italian fiction short movies, realized after 1st January 2017 (max 20 min)

Only for International fiction short movies, realized after 1st January 2017 (max 20 min)

Only for International animated short films (3D, 2D and stop motion), realized after 1st
January 2017 (max 20 min)

Only for International documentary short films, realized after 1st January 2016 (max 30 min)

Only for International music videoclips, realized after 1st January 2017


Earlybird Deadline February 15th, 2019  

Regular Deadline – May 15th, 2019
6 $ > 
4 $ >

Late Deadline – July 15th, 2019
7 $ > 
5 $ >

Extended Deadline – August 10th, 2019
8 $ >
5 $ >


1- All the submitted shorts will be viewed by the Festival Direction which will select a total of 25 / 35 short films for the official competition. The Festival Direction will also be able to select the submitted works for eventual reviews, special events and “out of competition” projections, parallel to the official competition. 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- The shorts application will happen exclusively through the FilmFreeway platform, where it is possible to manually upload video files, or simply insert existing links, even if they are private (Vimeo / Youtube / etc). Through the platform will also be required all the informations about the short and the director, necessary to complete the registration.

4- 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 / Audio Stereo). The selected short movies, whose availability has already been declared, cannot be withdrawn from the contest for any reason.

5- 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. In this case it will be necessary to receive at least the dialogues list.

6- Short films must not contain clear advertising messages. Short films which will be considered incapable to achieve a satisfying quality level during the public projection can be rejected.

7- 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 2019” 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 in few minutes your short film by the online platform Filmfreeway.