10th Annual

NociCortinfestival | International Short Film Festival

August 01, 2015 to August 07, 2015

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Short film
Films of all subjects and styles will be considered for selection.
All films entered into the competition must have been produced after January 1st, 2012, and must be no more than 30 minutes in length.
We welcome films that have already been screened at other film festivals.
Above all, we are looking for films that are original, creative and that tell an engaging story.
Short Animation film
Animation: any animated short produced after January 1st, 2012, with a maximum running
time of 30 minutes.


"Cortinfestival" is an international short film festival, this year running to the 10th edition.
It has been conceived in order to promote short films and spread it as a true artistic and communicative expression and for its suitability in testing new languages.


Since 2006 Cortinfestival has provided a forum for international filmmakers to screen, discuss, promote, and celebrate their films and their medium.
Recent editions of Cortinfestival have been enriched through the participation of filmmakers from a wide range of European film academies, the Beijing Film Academy, and numerous acclaimed directors, actors and journalists. August in the south of Italy is delight to the senses, and with Cortinfestival, a destination for cinema professionals and enthusiasts. The festival took place o in the heart of the historical centre of Noci. A large audience from across the region attended the festival.

Its last edition has counted up: 20.000 members of audience, 8.000 web users, 30.000 pages displayed on the official website, admissions from 65 different countries, 50 organizers and 30 different companies as suppliers and partners.

"Cortinfestival" is organized by Nocicinema Cultural Association. The European Union, the Apulia Region, the province of Bari, the city of Noci and Apulia Film Commission are partner of the event.


Antonio Intini (Mr.); Vincenzo De Marco (Mr.)


Film entries submitted to Cortinfestival Awards go through the selection process by our programming committee. The selected films are then notified of their "nominated for awards" status.

The Cortinfestival jury, composed of actors, directors, producers, critics and university professors, will award:
Premio Cortinfestival: Best short film Prize: 1000 Euros.

Special Hollyshorts prize - an exceptional opportunity for film makers competing in Cortinfestival 2015, made possible by our collaboration this year with Hollyshorts, one of the American film Industry's premier short-film festivals, held annually in Hollywood, California.

There are also the following awards:
Premio del pubblico - awarded to a short film chosen by the audience Prize: 500 Euros

Premio Studenti - awarded to a short film choosen by students from local highschools

The Authors of the selected films will be invited to join the Festival; board and lodging will be provided, travel expenses will not be included.

All the regulations are also specified in English and Italian on Nocicinema website www.nocicinema.it


Conditions of partecipation
- Submission does not guarantee the Nomination of your film for Cortinfestival Awards.
-Work-in-progress will be considered only if a “first cut” can be previewed.
-The information on the enclosed application form will be published on the Festival official catalogue and web site.
-Participation in the Festival is dependent upon acceptance of these regulations. Any breach of regulations will preclude participation in the Festival.
-Should the number of films submitted to the festival be considered insufficient, the organizers may decide to annul the festival, informing in due time the participants.
-The Festival organizational board can change or add prizes at any time.
-Short films will be selected by the Board of Organizers of the Festival. The Board of Organizers will inform the Authors of the selected films.
-The Authors of the selected films will be invited to join the Festival; board and lodging will be provided, travel expenses will not be included.
-Payment of prize money will be made no later than March 31th, 2016
-The Festival Organizers reserve the right to use segments of selected films (30 second max.) to advertise the event.
-All short films received will be part of the Cortinfestival archives. Both selected films and non-selected films may be used in retrospective exhibitions and film shows in the following months.
-Every Author is the only responsible for the content of his films. Winners agree to mention both the name and logo of Cortinfestival and the prize won in the opening credits of their films.
-Materials supplied by film makers to Cortinfestival will be published only for purposes of promoting the festival. DVDs and VHS tapes will not be returned to the film maker. Nocicinema will not use films and other materials submitted by participants without the express permission of the film maker.
-The Board of Organizers may take decisions regarding unforeseen circumstances not considered by the above rules and regulations.
-Participation in the Cortinfestival implies the acceptance of the festival rules and regulations. Any violation of the rules and regulations will result in participation in the Festival
-The undersigned, according to the law 196/2003, declares to be completely informed of the terms and conditions of the use of their personal data as indicated in the application form and authorize the registration of such data into the Cortinfestival data base.
-The undersigned declares to have the legal ownership of proprietary rights of the film submitted to the festival, according to the law 633/1941