Contemporary Generation Award – (Yo)U International Film Festival – 2nd edition
Contemporary Generation Award – (Yo)U International Film Festival – 2nd edition

Promoting Italian and international cinematic art and supporting authors under 30. These are the objectives of the Premio Generazione Contemporanea – (Yo)U International Film Festival, now in its second edition.

The works selected for the festival will be presented and screened during the days of the Casa del Cinema festival dedicated to the event. The winner will receive a scholarship covering all or part of the tuition fees for the Major in Management of Creative and Cultural Enterprises.

The competition at gives birth to a new realm of cultural innovation, aimed not only at educating but also at supporting and seeking out young authors on a national and international level.

All authors of Italian or foreign nationality – individually or in groups – who meet the following admission criteria can participate in the Prize:

  • They must not have reached their thirty-sixth birthday by the application deadline of July 1, 2023.
  • They must be enrolled in or have completed a university course no more than one year before the application deadline.

Candidates can enter with only one work, published or unpublished, provided it never won any other competitions or awards before and was created after January 1, 2021.

A plaque and a scholarship will be awarded to the first-place winner.

All short films will be reviewed by the Prize Directorate, which will select 5 short films for the official competition. The selected works will be presented and screened during the final evening of the event scheduled for July 18, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. The winners will also be awarded on the final evening.

The deadline for submitting works for the Prize is July 1, 2023, no later than 12:00 PM (Italian time).

In order to participate, candidates must submit their work via the FilmFreeway platform (

Participation is free.

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Publication date
May 23 2024
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