Community events

Young Jury


Are you passionate about films and under 30 years old? Join our young jury and vote for the best short film of the festival. As a member, you’ll participate in the voting process using a Google Form, right in the screening room. You’ll also have the opportunity to join the festival staff, jurors and special guests during dedicated pre-screening aperitivo events. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere and join us

Young Critics Award


Il Varco is proud to present the Young Critics Award, an opportunity for aspiring young critics to express their writing skills and delve into the world of short films showcased at our festival. Exclusively open to Italian participants under the age of 30, this initiative invites selected critics to attend our screening evenings and write articles about the films. The best critical article receive a prize of €100 and will also be featured on our festival website, alongside a curated selection of contributions.