Arcipelago 2009: submissions are open
Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Entries are welcome for the Seventeenth Edition of ARCIPELAGO - International Festival of Short Films and New Images, which will be held in Rome from June 12 to 18, 2009.

Created by 3E-medi@, ARCIPELAGO is the most popular Italian event dedicated to new formats and new trends of international independent cinema.

The following are the competitive sections of the 2009 Edition:

  • THE SHORT PLANET - International Short Films and New Images Competition. This new born section is the "synthesis" of the previous historical Festival competitions Short Waves and eMovie, but updated to an audiovisual panorama which has now fully included digital filmmaking among its languages. Films must not exceed 30 minutes. All works in video or film, of all genres  - fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and music video -, are accepted, including films made using the most up-to-date digital technologies (a specific prize will be awarded).

  • SHORT.WEB 9.0 - International Online Competition. Dedicated to short films exclusively conceived for diffusion on the Internet or however compatible with a Web distribution. The competition will be held exclusively online, on web portal, and it's reserved to works of all genres, up to 15 minutes long.

  • CON/CORTO - National Short Films Competition. Reserved to unreleased short films up to 30 minutes, on video or film, either fiction or documentary or animation or experimental or music video.

  • EXTRA LARGE - National Documentaries Competition. Reserved to Italian documentaries between 30 and 60 minutes, either on video or film.

  • VIDEO/ROME - Regional Video Competition. 5 minutes on video on a specific theme - organized in collaboration with Mediateca Roma/BiblioTV and the Lazio Region's Council of Culture, Entertainment and Sport.

As in past editions, the ITINERARIES section will present the best of the "short" Italian production screened at last year's festivals.

DVDs and entry forms for pre-selection must be sent by February 28, 2009 (postmark) to the following address, where they must be however received not later than March 7, 2009:

Ordinary mail:
c/o Associazione Culturale 3E-medi@
P.O. Box 18/348
00164 Rome Bravetta RM

Quick mail service or courier (after January 26 only):
c/o Associazione Culturale 3E-medi@
Viale dei Colli Portuensi 312
00151 Rome RM

Films must be submitted exclusively through the online Entry form, directly from the Festival website (, where you can also download the Regulations, in DOC or PDF format.

The Regulations sheet can be requested by e-mail as well.

Tel. +39-06-39388262
Fax +39-06-65742563
Skype: festival_arcipelago
e-mail: info[at]


Read the Regulations and fill the Entry form out