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Orizzonti Corti is the competitive section for short films of the Venice Film Festival. Each year 12 to 14 films are screened in two programmes. The selection is aimed to programme the best – in our opinion – and most varied contemporary short films under 20 minutes that are showcased on the Lido as world premiere. Each year, we try to present a gender balanced programming, featuring several different cinematic genres – spanning from classic narratives to animations, from documentaries to more experimental films – coming from various areas of the world, always trying to represent every continent with at least one film. Furthermore, Orizzonti Corti aims to find and introduce to a wider audience the young talents of today that will become the renowned authors of tomorrow. This year’s selection for Zagreb Film Festival is a mixed collection of ten shorts from the past seven editions, exemplifying very well the programming work that has been done in all these years by the Venice Film Festival committee team.
Venice Film Festival Short Film Advisor