The city of San Giovanni A Piro – fraction of Scario, Il Varco and Aedon, are proud to announce the third edition of an event that will take place during the yearly celebrations of the 2021 Autumn Equinox, one of the biggest event in the south of Campania (Italy), involving the towns of Bosco, Scario and San Giovanni a Piro with a series of concerts, exhibitions and art events.


The event had the privilege of having the italian singer and songwriter Francesco De Gregori, Nina Zilli and Luca Barbarossa among others on Scario’s Harbour, with crowds of 20.000 people to attend the event in the past years. Autumn Equinox has included Scario Short Film Festival in its programming. Our screenings saw more than 600 people attending in the main square of the city plus an uncountable number of passerbys on the most populated street of the city during the summer nights.



We’re developing a bigger third edition thanks to the collaboration with the institutions, planning to show a larger number of quality films in a three-days long event, with a new hybrid format both online and offline:

We are hosting four seasonal calls that will end with an online screening on Twitch, selected by our artistic director. The winning films will qualify for the outdoor screening in the main square of Scario in the summer of 2021 and will compete for the victory of the various prizes, including the cash prize offered by the citizens of Scario.

Three days of cinema with the best shorts received through this call for entries that we’ll select from all over the world, thanks to the collaboration with the staff from cultural associations Il Varco and AEDON. The artistic director is Elio Di Pace director and filmmaker whose work has been featured in Venice Film Festival.



– The competition is divided into 4 seasonal editions. At the end of each edition, the short films selected for the edition will be announced and screened live on the Twich platform.


– In each seasonal edition two short films will be selected which will compete in the live event in Scario in the summer of 2021 and will have the opportunity to win the various prizes


– The deadlines of the seasonal editions are as follows:
Autumn edition: 19 October 2020 – 15 December 2020
Winter edition: 18 December 2020 – 29 February 2021
Spring edition: March 1, 2021 – May 1, 2021
Summer edition: 3 May 2021 – 3 July 2021


For more infos and for submitting check our Filmfreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/ScarioInternationalShortFilmFestival