VW Bus Short Film Festival 2021

VW Bus Short Film Festival: 2021 edition

The organizers of Corto weekend and Premio Cartolina, after several editions of short movies festivals and contests, are now presenting the third edition of VW BUS Short Film Festival.
The short movies festival, organized by EventiAvanti, is born out of two passions: the one for VW buses (T1 to T6 models included) and the other one for cinema and short movies.

Admitted category:
  2. Best SHORT VW BEETLE Movie
In your short movies VolksWagen Bus (from T1 to T6) or Beetle must have a role. Any kind of film, short film and video (fiction, animation, documentary) and language admitted (if not italian, please provide english subtitles). A jury made up by personalities from the world of culture and cinema will assign the following prizes:


Terms and conditions

Works of every genre and recorded on every support, both film or digital, in Italian or in a different language, will be admitted, as long as subtitled in English.
Every author can submit more than one work.
In order to submit their works, applicants can:
  • Use FILMFREEWAY, indicated on website: vw BUS Short Film
  • Submission form must be completed in all of its parts and signed
  • A brief plot
  • Technical information about the movie
  • Director's biography/filmography
  • Pictures/posters of the movie
The jury will select the works admitted amongst the ones received within the previously indicated dates. Their names will be published on the website Authors and/ or producers will receive an email if their works are selected. Judges' decision is unquestionable.
By submitting, senders declare to own the rights of the works, that the contents don't violate the in force laws and that the same contents are not libelous. In every case, authors relieve the organisation from every possible loss, damage, responsibility, costs and obligations of any kind that can follow the projection of their movies. SIAE matters and the payment for the related rights, in case of music executed by a third party, are competence of the authors.

Works sent won't be returned to the authors, and they will be preserved as part of the archive of VW Bus Short Film Festival. Authors and/or producers admitted to the final selection, previously informed by the members of BSF staff, will have to send a copy of their works to be projected during the event (the adequate format will be communicated by BSF).

Authors hereby authorize the projections of the submitted movies for educational aims in schools, for cultural events and to promote the Festival. Different uses will be made respecting the in force laws concerning copyright, after the authorization of the owners of the same rights.

The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation. If problems related to the treatment of the works received occur, the competent authority is the Foro of the city of Milano Italy. In case of objections on the meaning of the points in this list, the Italian version of the same prevails.

Every author must provide:

  • A brief plot
  • Technical information about the movie
  • Director's biography/filmography
  • Pictures/posters of the movie

Movies of every genre (animation, fiction, documentary, road-movie...) are welcome.

The maximum length of every film is 15 minutes

For movies in a language different from italian, please provide italian or english subtitles. Every participant can send up to three works.

Deadline is September 8th 2020.
By September 10th, the names of the finalists will be made public and their works will be shown on saturday September 14th in Milano, at Teatro Bello (Teatro A. Chiesa), Via San Cristoforo, 1.
The show will take place in an open space (like a drive-in) and some vans and buses will be made available as seats.

Proiezione cortometraggi

Awards and prizes


We're looking forward to receive your videos and short films with Volkswagen buses in them, from the oldest and mythical T1 model Bulli (the first) to the more modern model T6 (the latter).
Volkswagen bus model T1 Bulli
Volkswagen bus model T6