Cortinametraggio 2020

The festival of short films that has enchanted spectators and critics is back!

From 23 March 2020 to 28 March 2020

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Please note that, as a precautionary measure, the Cortinametraggio 2020 Event will be postponed to a later date. The new dates will be communicated as soon as possible.


In the rich calendar of Dolomites events in 2020 in Cortina, March plays a leading role thanks to a fixture that, year after year, is steadily gaining greater recognition from the public and the critics: the Cortinametraggio short film Festival in Italy.

Cortinametraggio 2020 will be held from 23 to 28 March and feature a week of great events, celebrations and unmissable screenings… To welcome the spring in the beautiful scenery of the Pearl of the Dolomites!


Cortinametraggio - International Short Film Festival in Italy - 2020

Confirmed among the most anticipated short films festivals in Italy, the Cortina Film Festival will offer six days (23-28 March) of screenings, workshops, meetings, tributes, evening music and interesting facts dedicated to short films.

Launched in the ‘90s as an innovative showcase for the Cortina Film Festival, Cortinametraggio is a short genre film festival that offers visibility to emerging filmmakers with the aim of promoting interaction between films and the audience. After a short pause, in 2010 this movie festival in Italy was revived in a totally new version that has captivated the public and film experts alike. Last year’s new feature will return this year, i.e. the addition of two side sections where awards for music videos will be handed out: Mainstream and Underground. The Mainstream section is dedicated to established artists with a more substantial budget, while Underground is open to all those wishing to make themselves known in the world of cinema.

This year Cortinametraggio - International Short Film Festival presents 25 films for the Short Films section, chosen among the over 900 short films that entered the competition: these are intelligent comedies that focus on every day’s life and its problems and also short films linked to the theme of violence against women and integration as a representation of our society becoming increasingly multi-ethnic.

Among the finalists of this 15th edition is the short film ‘Delitto Naturale’ by Valentina Bertuzzi, which has won the fourth edition of Aphrodite Shorts, the main Italian event dedicated to short films focusing on women’s themes or shot by female directors, directed by Cristina Zucchiatti and Paola Poli.

For the Videoclip Musicali section, on the other hand, 20 films were selected out of 200 submissions, where great names of the Italian music scene stand out among independent and acclaimed authors.

Important collaborations with Rai, National Union of Italian Film Journalists, Experimental Centre of Cinematography and the National Short Film Centre testify to the success and interest around the Cortinametraggio Festival, which over the years has seen artists the likes of Ricky Tognazzi, Veronica Pivetti, Cinzia Th Torrini, Omar Pedrini, Jane Alexander, Enrico Lo Verso, Alessandro Preziosi, Giorgio Pasotti, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and many other famous stars of Italian cinema parading on its red carpet. The participants in this 15th edition of Cortinametraggio will have the honor of being able to see the Italian preview of ‘Inverno’ by Giulio Mastromauro, an autobiographical short film depicting the world of travelling fairground workers, winner of the ‘David di Donatello’ award for Best Short Film.

A much-awaited new feature this year is the first edition of Cortiadi Winter Sport Short, in association with Veneto Film Commission. Three finalists were selected among some of the short film makers from past editions of the festival, who will make a short film during the week of the event to promote the values of sport through images. Out of competition, the duo ‘Estremi Rimedi’ of comedians Francesco Francio Mazza and Daniele Balestrino, who have become famous thanks to Youtube, will also take part in this edition to create a short film with the participation of the guests of Cortinametraggio 2020.

Another new feature is the contest ‘Passaggio a Nord Est - Short Movie Challenge' created by Cortinametraggio in collaboration with Eni Gas e Luce for directors and video makers of the Triveneto Region. Participants will have to create a script that highlights the strengths of their area, its people and communities in the name of sustainability and energy efficiency. The sponsor will give the winner the opportunity to create their own short film, which will be distributed on the digital properties of Eni Gas e Luce and also be screened during the press presentation held at the Venice Lido Film Festival.

In addition to the Eden Cinema - the historic location of Cortinametraggio - events scheduled in 2020 will be based at the Grand Hotel Savoia and Hotel de la Poste, where there will be presentations, cocktails and gala evenings.

Conferences dedicated to cinema and its protagonists, meetings and workshops complement the rich Cortinametraggio Film Festival 2020 program. A series of Dolomites events to experience this cinema festival in Italy in all its facets, next to established and new competitions of short films.

Worthy of mention is also the workshop ‘Le parole per gli attori. Dialogo regista attore’ chaired by Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino and organized by the festival of cinema in Cortina in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, as part of the CSC Lab project. The seminar is also open to aspiring directors who want to gain further experience by interacting with one of the most talented and eclectic Italian authors.

Cortinametraggio, great cinema is again enchanting Cortina d'Ampezzo during the month of March! Visit Cortina d'Ampezzo during this great event. A unique opportunity to combine the beauty of the Dolomites with the unique beauty that has always characterized this picturesque Venetian resort!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff