The city of San Giovanni A Piro, Il Varco and Aedon, in partnership with Appiapolis and Cilentolandia, are proud to announce the fourth edition of Mondi Lontani Film Festival, formerly known as Scario Short Film Festival.


Mondi Lontani Film Festival in its last screenings saw more than 700 people attending in the main square of the city plus an uncountable number of passersby on the most populated street of the city during the summer nights. We are hosting a call that goes through four seasonal selection that qualify for an annual screening in San Giovanni a Piro in autumn 2022. We are committed to the creation of a symposium of new international authors from all over the world in a series of screening that can portray the world’s film culture new tendencies. We believe in artistic and cultural dissemination as an instrument of education and emancipation of people. We believe that showing distant worlds is the best way to bring everyone closer.




The competition is divided into 4 seasonal online editions that will run on our own geo-blocked platform and that will involve five short films and four scripts each. Among these works, we will pick two films and one script to be qualified for the annual live edition of the festival to be held in San Giovanni a Piro in August 2022. The film will compete for the main cash award and for the prize of the popular jury award.


The deadlines of the seasonal editions are as follows:


Autumn edition: 19 October 2021 – 11 December 2021
Winter edition: 19 December 2021 – 25 February 2022
Spring edition: 7 March, 2022 – April 28, 2022
Summer edition: 18 May 2022 – 30 July 2022
Live Edition: 8-11 December 2022