Awards & Special Mentions

All the awards of the Ca'Foscari Short Film Festival


First prize for the best short film
awarded by the International Jury

‘National Museum of Cinema’ Special mention to the movie offering the most significant contribution to cinema as an expression of art
awarded by the International Jury

‘WeShort’ Special mention to the movie offering the best experimentation in cinematographic languages
awarded by the International Jury

“Storie di Vitae” Carpenè-Malvolti Special mention for the best screenplay
Jury: Domenico Scimone, Alessandro Loprieno, Eduardo Fernando Varela

“Conservatorio di Vicenza” Special Mention for the best soundtrack
Jury: Davide Tiso, Davide Vendramin, Laura Zattra, Paolo Furlani, Stefano Lorenzetti

“Le Giornate della Luce” Special mention for the best photography
Jury: Luca Pacilio, Donato Guerra, Silvia Moras

“Pateh Sabally” Award of the Venezia, Murano, Burano  Municipality to the most significant contribution to the multi-ethnicity issue movie
awarded by the Venezia, Murano, Burano  Municipality

“Venezia Comics” Special Mention for the best animation


CINIT Music Video International Competition
First prize (with no ex-aequo condition)
Jury: Giovanni Bedeschi, Alice D’Este, Giordano Giordani.

High School Competition
First prize (with no ex-aequo condition)
Jury: Ca’ Foscari students

National Museum of Cinema – Turin

Among the most important in the world for the richness of its heritage and the multiplicity of its scientific and educational activities, the National Cinema Museum owes its uniqueness to the peculiarity of the exhibition set-up. Housed in the Mole Antonelliana, a symbolic monument of Turin, the Museum develops in an upward spiral, on several exhibition levels, giving life to a spectacular presentation of its extraordinary collections and retracing the history of cinema from its origins to the present day, in a suggestive interactive itinerary.


WeShort, with over two thousand titles in its catalog, is a streaming platform, dedicated to the world of short films, available worldwide and on all iOS and Android web and mobile devices. Founded in late 2020 by 33-year-old Alessandro Loprieno from Puglia, the platform was created with the aim of enhancing the thousands of short films and series from all over the world, and giving a third entertainment option to the audience at large in addition to traditional movies and TV series: from the works of yet-to-be-discovered talented directors to Oscar, BAFTA, Sundance, and Cannes awards.A WeShort section is already present in TCL’s SmartTV channel offerings, on MYmovies One, and on the Chili platform. A Guinness World Records-targeted short series is available in world premiere on WeShort. Since 2023 among the company’s notable partnerships is one with the Sundance Institute and Trenitalia FrecciaRossa. 

Carpenè Malvolti

Carpenè-Malvolti ( is the oldest producer of Spumante Wines and Distillates in Italy and the first to have perfected the sparkling process of the Glera grapes, from which Prosecco, so popular and appreciated all over the world, originates. The story of founder Antonio Carpenè presents the profile of one of the most fascinating and influential men of culture and innovation among those who have contributed to the history of our country. For the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival a dedicated jury will assign the Special Mention “Histories of Vitae” Carpenè-Malvolti for the work that will produce the best screenplay.

Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza “Arrigo Pedrollo”

The Conservatorio Pedrollo di Vicenza is a place of musical education of the highest level, a prestigious music institution offering a wide range of study programmes at academic and professional level. Founded in 1839 as the city’s Music School, it has maintained a reputation for excellence in music teaching over the decades, and is also committed to promoting music through the production of performances and concerts open to the public. The curriculum is highly customized, and students have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best musicians and acquire a solid foundation of musical knowledge and skills. For the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, a dedicated jury awards the Special Mention for the best soundtrack in the International Competition.

Le Giornate della Luce (The Days of Light) – Spilimbergo

The festival celebrates the masters of photography of Italian and international cinema. The programme – including screenings of films in competition, meetings and courses with authors of cinematographic photography, directors, actors, masterclasses, photographic and art exhibitions, presentations of thematic books – culminates with awarding the Quarzo di Spilimbergo prize to the cinematographer of an Italian film. The ninth edition of the Days of Light will traditionally  take place between 3 and 11 June 2023 in Spilimbergo (PN – Pordenone). Once again, this year the event will involve students from the most prestigious Italian and foreign film schools. At the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival Le Giornate della Luce will award the special mention for best photography – International Competition.

South Italy International Film Festival – Barletta

The South Italy International Film Festival was born with the desire to enhance the South. Among the various topics, eco-sustainability is constantly present. The event is aimed at all fans of cinema and short films, and offers the opportunity to see the works of young directors and talented artists from all over the world. The festival takes place in Barletta, the city of the Disfida. The aim of the festival is to promote and enhance filmmakers, new generations and independent films. The link between the above concept and the city of the Disfida is very strong: the fight for freedom,the value of community, the union between fellow citizens.

Venezia, Murano, Burano Municipality “Pateh Sabally” Award, named after the Gambian boy who tragically died in the waters of the Grand Canal on 22 January, 2017. The award intends to stress the importance of the multi-ethnicity issue, which has always been part of the city history, and wishes to highlight the issue of “welcoming”, which is the core motif of our times. The award will consist of a work by a Venetian artist offered by the VideoConcorso ‘Francesco Pasinetti’.

The prizes: Venetian glass sculptures

This year as well the prizes of the three competitions will be beautiful Murano glass works made by the PROMOVETRO consortium – Murano Artistic Glass, a consortium for the promotion and protection of Murano glass founded in 1985 from an initiative of a group of artisans engaged in the production of artistic glass. Over the years, it has become an important consortium and currently represents about fifty Murano glass artisans and industrial companies. Right from the beginning, Promovetro has been committed to enhancing the image of Murano artistic glass in order to preserve, safeguard and defend such millenary art, and at the same time to promote, enhance and take care of a correct worldwide marketing of this important cultural heritage. Since 2001, it has managed and promoted at a national and international level the collective trademark of origin Vetro Artistico® Murano established by the Veneto Region with law no. 70, dated 23-12-1994, the only legal certification that guarantees the origin of the products to the final consumer. Vetro Artistico® Murano is a guarantee of provenance and origin for consumers and a protection for Murano producers who, alone, can boast the secrets of a millenary artistic and manufacturing tradition handed down from father to son. An important recognition for an island that, in the world, has now become one of the most famous Made in Italy symbols.