Community events

Meeting Days


From the sixth edition we have decided to create a happening where new directors could meet emerging cinematographers and editors to form friendships or artistic collaboration. The meetings will take place during the festival days as one to one chats where you will be able to meet new people, show your reel and exchange contacts. Candidacy is free.

Young Critics Award


Il Varco is proud to launch this initiative for young critics who want to try their hand at a writing experience through the short films seen at our festival. The selected critics will be invited to the screening evenings and will be able to write about the films screened at the festival. The best critical article will be rewarded with a prize of €100 and published together with a selection of contributions on the festival website. The application is free.