Let’s get it started: the 6th edition of MAMMA ROMA E I SUOI QUARTIERI short movie contest

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L’Isola del Cinema launches the Call for Entry for the 6th edition of Mamma Roma e i suoi Quartieri: the short movies contest for all the young film lovers interested in filmmaking. The competition consists in making a short movies on a Roman neighborhood.

The movies must describe the neighborhood by interpreting, representing and highlighting the different realities and life styles of a specific area and its “daily habits”. Urban scenarios are caught through the director’s perspective and shown to the audience.


Mamma Roma e i suoi Quartieri is presented by L’isola del Cinema, an International Film and Cultural Festival will take place on Isola Tiberina. The 23rd edition of our festival will start mid June until the first week of September.

You can join the contest for free.


The movies videos can either be documentary-like or they can tell a story set in the chosen neighborhood. The shorts must last 3 to 5 minutes and they can be shot with all kind of new digital technologies (smartphones, reflex, gopro, etc..)


People interested in the contest must send the link of their video – uploaded on Vimeo or Youtube –  with the possible password to the e-mail address  ‘segreteria@isoladelcinema.com’ by and no later than 15th August 2017.

You must attach the enrollment form (PDF) and the waiver completed in block letters.


The artistic committee of L’Isola del Cinema takes care of the selection among the videos received. The selected ones will be judged by a qualified jury of journalists working in the field, who will take into consideration the originality of the work and the quality of the shootings.


  • Mamma Roma e i suoi Quartieri award: the award is going to the short movie that will best describe the reality (concerning the social and multiethnic aspects) of the Roman neighborhood. The winner will be awarded a 1.000€ prize.
  • Special award from the jury: award plaque
  • Award from the audience: award plaque

The award ceremony is going to be at the beginning of September 2017 on Isola Tiberina.

Download the ENROLLMENT FORM and the WAIVER of the contest.

Click “I Like” on the FB page of the contest!