The Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) is well known for its high-quality program, bringing great talents, completed with new and interesting voices into their selections year by year.

The 71th festival is continuing this ambitious program this year as well, from the world premier features in the Venezia 71 and the Out of Competition sections , until the great selection of feature short films in the Orizzonti section.

  • Let’s take a look at this year’s shorts in the Orizzonti program (known as Cortometraggi), these are hopefully have a great career ahead of them, after the screening at the glamourous Lido for the first time.


  • Ali Asgari – La Bambina (Bache) (Italy, 15′)
  • Andrea Baldini – Ferdinand Knapp (France, 15′)
  • Chen Tao – Da shu (China, 12′)
  • Guillame Gouix – Mademoiselle (France, 17′)
  • Pedro Harres – Castillo y el Armado (Brazil, 13′)
  • Idan Hubel – Pat – lehem (Daily Bread) (Israel, 18′)
  • Avelina Prat/Diego Opazo – 3/105 (Spain, 6′)
  • Sidi Saleh – Maryam (Indonesia, 17′)
  • Adrian Sitaru – Artă (Art) (Romania, 19′)
  • Brendan Sweeny – Era Apocrypha (USA, 21′)
  • Carl-Johan Westregård – Cams (Sweden, 13′)
  • Rami Yasin – Fi Al Waqt Al Dae’a (In Overtime) (Jordan / Palestine 13′)
  • Ramin Bahrani – Lift You Up (USA, 8′) [Cortometraggi – Out of Competition]
  • Simone Massi – L’attesa del maggio (Italy, 8′) [Cortometraggi – Out of Competition]
In our newest Venice addition of World Of Shorts, we continued the popular Mapping your mind with a group of directors from the Orizzonti section, check out the issue here!