MalatestaShort Film Festival

Cinema Eliseo Multisala

​MalatestaShort is an international short film festival based in Cesena. Our programme includes a selection of films from all over the world, divided into three competitive categories: Best Fiction, Best Animation, Best Documentary.

The festival, which will be held at the Cinema Eliseo Multisala, is made up not only of film screenings, but also of meetings and collateral events.

This project was born out of some friend’s love for cinema, we are passionate about its most essential form: the short film. Our goal is to promote cinema culture and cinema “in short” in particular, to show it as a versatile instrument for young talents to express themselves and make themselves known.


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  • The short films in competition are divided into the following categories:

    • Best Fiction
    • Best Animation
    • Best Documentary
    The winner of each category will receive an award.
  • MalatestaShort Film Festival invited producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 1st edition that will be taking place from 13th March to 15th March 2017 in Cesena. The winner of this edition are:

    • Best Animation: Arkhe - Batuhan Köksal - Turkey
    • Best Fiction: AKITA - John Hickman - Alastair Cummings - United Kingdom
    • Best Documentary: My Deadly Beautiful City - Victoria Fioravante - United Kingdom

"Non voglio dimostrare niente, voglio mostrare."

Federico Fellini

"If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed."

Stanley Kubrick


MalatestaShort Film Festival aims to show the very best of new cinema, especially international previews and the works of emerging directors.

The Festival accepts short films lasting less than 20 minutes. Projects of all genres are welcome. MalatestaShort Film Festival is committed to the screening of the boldest and most innovative works and of films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking.

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