Best Short Film
under 30

IV Edition – Apply ended October, 16th 2022

International Award for the Best Short Film

An international award for Best Short Film, dedicated to the late director Ermanno Olmi, to support and promote the works of young filmmakers.

The award is addressed to filmmakers of all nationalities and not older than 30 on the date of the open call deadline. The maximum length of each submission (fiction, documentary or animation) must not exceed 15 minutes. All entries must have been produced in 2021 or 2022. Each filmmaker can submit a single entry.

The competition awards the following:
Ermanno Olmi Award – 1st Prize: € 1200
Ermanno Olmi Award – 2nd Prize: € 500
Ermanno Olmi Award – 3rd Prize: € 300

special mention will also be assigned to the most significant film dedicated to theme of “the religion of small things”. Ermanno Olmi’s cinema demonstrates his search for a less transcendent and more immanent spirituality, which is accomplished in the relationships between people and nature. Ermanno Olmi’s message resonates with everyone because, although religious in its essence, it is devoid of dogmas, prioritising the will to strive for good and to rediscover the joy of simple everyday things.

The winners’ announcement and award ceremony will be held on December 6th, 2022, at the Auditorium in Piazza della Libertà, Bergamo, or another suitable venue. Should there be still, on the appointed date, containment measures due to the Covid-19 emergency, the award ceremony and the screening of the finalist films will be broadcast online, on a dedicated streaming platform.


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Participation fee — € 5
Deadline — October 16th, 2022


Winners – IV Edition

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