EARLY DEADLINE: September 15th of 2018.
REGULAR DEADLINE: March 15th of 2019.
LATE DEADLINE: March 31st of 2019.


Amantea (Calabria), southern Italy.



La Guarimba International Film Festival 2019.

La Guarimba brings the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema! Our 2019 call for short films will be open from September 1st 2018 to March 15th 2019. Please read the regulations before submitting your short film.

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La Guarimba is a cultural organisation situated in the southern Italian region of Calabria with the aim of bringing the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema. We work with cinema and illustration using culture as a vehicle to promote our values of participatory democracy, integration and accessibility.

Opportunity Focus Areas:


  • Fiction.
  • Animation.
  • Documentary.
  • Music Videos.
  • Experimental.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

5 Days

-The seventh edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held from 7th to 11th August 2019 in Amantea (Calabria), southern Italy.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Call for entries for Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Music Videos, Experimental and La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation is open.
  • Short films of any nationality and language can participate.
  • All themes are allowed.
  • The maximum length will be 30 minutes (including credits).
  • Only those films produced after January 1st of 2017 will be accepted.
  • All formats will be accepted.
  • There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter, but these have to be submitted separately.
  • The festival will also accept films that already premiered in theatres, in other festivals or are available online.
  • Any short films that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.
  • You are only considered for the category you submit your film to. If you submit your film in a wrong category, please contact us to make the change.
  • Selected shorts cannot leave the contest and they have to provide:1.- Screener in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ recommend), 1920 x 1080, 48 kHz 24-bit audio, .mov wrapper.
    2.- Subtitles file (.srt) or dialogue list in english and italian (The festival will help with the italian subtitles if the participants provide an English or Spanish subtitles file in .srt or a dialogue list).
  • The festival will not accept PenDrives and will not return any screener.
  • All selected short films are committed to use the selection laurel logo from La Guarimba Film Festival.

Opportunity Cost


  • Best Fiction, Documentary, Animation Award (800 euro+Trophy).
  • Best Experimental INSOMNIA, Music Video  Award (300 euro+Trophy).
  • Best La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation Award (300 euro+Trophy).
  • Audience Award, Guarimberos, Nonnina Award Award (Trophy).

-The festival will invite and provide hosting and food to all the directors in the official competition. The festival does not cover travel expenses.

Note: Fiction, Documentary, Animation Experimental INSOMNIA Is Fees:

  • EARLY FEE: €7.5.
  • REGULAR FEE: €15.
  • LATE FEE: €30.


  • EARLY FEE: €5
  • REGULAR FEE: €10
  • LATE FEE: €30

How to Apply

First Step:

Second Step: 

  • Click on Submit
  • Sign in if you have an account or sign up

Third Step: 

  • Fill in the information and Submit your film with English subtitles.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Emam Mahmoud / Egypt 

Reviewed by” Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt 
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