Project Description

All short films presented in Competition 12+ explore fantastic film genre, are highly educational and suitable for an audience composed of young viewers between 12 and 15 years.



A reinterpretation of a Japanese legend about the personification of death, the so called Shinigami.

Jury of Competition 12+

But youth smiles without any reason.
It is one of its chiefest charms.
Oscar Wilde

The students of Jury 12+ will see and vote a selection of short films. Proposed works explore the complex coming-of-age period where one is no longer a child nore yet an adult. After the screening, the students will vote through voting cards expressing a number between 1 and 10. Winning films of the Competition will be announced at the end of the Festival.

All films presented in Competition 12+ are the result of a thorough research process, representing the concretisation of a project dedicated to this complex coming-of-age phase, poised between childhood and adulthood.

Each jury admits a maximum of three classes of students, who will be seated in the movie theatre respecting the social distancing dispositions.

The jurors will assign the competition awards using the decimal system and voting through voting cards. Proposed films have been selected among hundreds of works that directors from all over the world sent us. Winning films will be announced at the end of the Festival.
Film screenings will be in the morning (time window 8:30 – 11:00 am) and/or in the afternoon (time window 2:30 – 4:30/5 pm).

Yes, during the afternoon there will be Workshops and Masterclasses with specific proposals for every students’ age group. The Festival program also includes interactive space, premieres and screenings open to all.