Amarcort Film Festival, part and founder of our Short Is Worth Med Network, has ended. Due to the Covid-19 emergency and the closure of theaters and cinemas in Italy, it was done online. Winners have been announced during the closing ceremony.

Miranda Category

The Miranda Category was new for this edition of the festival; it was made of short films screened in elementary schools and voted by children themselves as jurors. This category was all made of animated shorts.

Best Miranda
Roberto by Carmen Córdoba González (Spain)

Gradisca Category

The Gradisca Category is voted by the audience, in presence with voting sheets, but this year was voted online. In this category, the films are super-shorts under 5 minutes. In the 2020 edition, this category resulted in an ex aequo.

Best Gradisca (ex aequo)
Coast by Özkan Bal (Turkey)
More love, less plastic by Lorenzo Degli Angeli (Italy)

Home Made Movie Category

The HMM Category was new for this edition of the festival; it was of short films shot during the spring lockdown.

Best Home Made Movie
Freeride skiing at home by Philipp Klein Herrero (Germany)


The Gironzalon Category is for experimental short films.

Best Gironzalon
by Stelios Koupetoris (Greece)


The Cantarel Category is for music videos.

Special Mention
TIM by John Grammatico (USA)

Best Cantarel
Way Home by Tine Kluth (United Kingdom)


The Rex Category is for animated short films.

Special Mention
Lost & Found by Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley Slabe (Australia)

Best Rex Film
Song Sparrow by Farzaneh Omidvarnia (Iran)


The Fulgor Category, named after the historical cinema where Fellini himself went to the movies when he was a child, is dedicated to short films from Emilia-Romagna.

Special Mention
L’Estasi di Oleg (The Ecstasy of Oleg) by Francesco Selvi (Italy)

Best Fulgor
Il fagotto by Giulia Giapponesi (Italy)


The Amarcort Category is the main category of the festival, full of different awards.

Il Pataca (Best Performance)
Winnie Soldi in NAM by Niccolò Corti (Italy, USA)

Youth Jury
Ape Regina by Nicola Sorcinelli (Italy)

Audience Jury
Moon Drops by Yoram Ever-Hadani (Israel, Serbia)

Miglior Corto Italiano (Best Italian Short Film)
L’Attesa by Angela Bevilacqua (Italy)

Critics Jury Special Mention
L’âge tendre (Tender age) by Julien Gaspar-Olivieri (France)

Critics Jury Award
Exam by Sonia K. Hadad (Iran)

Menzione Fellini (Fellini Mention)
The Appointment by Alexandre Singh (United Kingdom)

Grand Jury Special Mention
May I Have This Seat? by Tabish Habib (Pakistan)

Grand Jury Award – Amarcort Film Festival 2020 winner
Una Mujer Completa by Ceres Machado (Spain)