Amarcort Film Festival



Amarcort Film Festival is an international short film festival, born in Rimini in 2008. It is the only festival dedicated to Federico Fellini, taking place in his hometown.

It has a competitive programme, made of eight different sections reserved to short films and music videos, and a variety of out of competition events, such as: focuses on other countries, kids section, panels, workshops for students and amateurs, industry sessions, campus “Emilia-Romagna welcomes EU” for EU film school students, morning screenings and classes for primary, secondary and high school students, live performances, meeting with authors, Q&A sessions, workshops.

The aim of Amarcort is that of creating the wider circulation it can for short film. At the same time, the festival is a place for all short film makers and lovers, with great attention to all chances for young authors and professionals to meet and establish new ways of co-operation.

For its European dimension, Amarcort Film Festival has received the High Patronage of the European Parliament for its last five editions.

In the first months of 2020 the festival has launched a website ( with news, information, advice, interviews and all useful tips concerning short movies, festivals, industry professionals, awards.

At the same time a network of European festivals facing the Mediterranean Sea has been created, with the aim of promoting the circulation of EU short films.

For some special events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Fellini’s birth and included in 2020 edition, Amarcort has received the Patronage of the Direzione Generale del Cinema.

Event date

24.11.2020 ⟶ 29.11.2020

The competition is divided in the following competitive sections:

For live action short films with a duration of max. 30 minutes. In this competition, the following awards are handed out:
— Technical Jury Award (for best short)
— Made in Italy Award (for best Italian short)
— Youth Jury Award
— Popular Jury Award
— Fellini Mention (for most “fellinian” short)
— Il Pataca Award (for Best Acting)

For short films realized by students from cinema schools with a duration of max. 20 minutes. There’s a Technical Jury Award for the best short film.

For animated short films with a duration of max. 15 minutes. There’s a Technical Jury Award for best animated short film.

For experimental short films with a duration of max. 10 minutes. There’s a Technical Jury Award for best short film in this competition.

For the “super-short films” under 5 minutes length. There’s an Audience Award.

For the short films from region Emilia-Romagna with a duration of max. 20 minutes. The winning film receives the Regione Emilia-Romagna Prize.

For music videos with a duration of 5 minutes maximum. There’s a Technical Jury Award for best music video.

Home Made Movie
For the short films with a duration of max. 10 minutes, realized during the quarantined due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s a Technical Jury Award for the best short film in this competition.

All winners receive a monetary prize, except for the awards in Gironzalon-, Gradisca- & Cantarel-competition.

Event Address
Viale Fano 10

Entry fee: $6.50—$15

Simona Meriggi

(Artistic Director)

Founder and Artistic Director of Amarcort Film Festival and SMArt Academy, collaborates with many cultural association to organize events and staging of performances. She’s part of the CNA coordination of audiovisual. She participates as jury member to Italian and international short films festivals, she founded and administers the website of deepening on short films, she is promoter of the network of festivals.