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Pentedattilo Film Festival

Pentedattilo Film Festival is one of the most important festivals for short films in Southern Italy.

Pentedattilo Film Festival is held every year in Calabria (Italy) in the ghost town of Pentedattilo. The village is perched on a strange rock shaped as a giant hand, and it has recently experienced a cultural recovery that has made it one of the most significant destination for the spread of international short films.

This town is becoming a new birthplace for Art, many sites have been already restored and, since 2006, its streets are ploughed by filmmakers from all over the World, during Pentedattilo Film Festival. You have to see it to believe it: a small town still injured by the abandonment, that gets filled with words, ideas, images.

Every year Pentedattilo Film Festival opens to those insatiable travellers who explore unusual borders, dedicating them a 5 full time days of screenings, seminars, films, special events.
11th edition

2017 | 7 - 11 December

Awards & Prizes

Territory on the Move
Best Short Film € 700,00

Animation Award
Best Animation Short Movie € 500,00

Showcase Calabria
Best Short Film € 500,00
Image from Glaspärlan


Finland | Jan 2017 | 15:02
Director: Tommi Seitajoki
A 12-year-old boy plunders garbage cans in a suburb, searching for something that might lead to a reward.
Image from Non Toccate Questa Casa

Non Toccate Questa Casa

Italy | Apr 2017 | 18:00
Director: Americo Melchionda
A family, crippled by debts, is faced with the repossession of their home. A bailiff is coming. In desperation, they threaten to blow it to pieces.
7 awards
Short film types screened
Fiction / Live action
Music video
Competition and rewards
International competition
National/regional competition
Cash awards
No screening fees
Information on this profile is provided by the event and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 13 Dec 2017