Submissions and deadline

The Call for Films for the FESCAAAL 2023 has closed on Dec. 16th!

To submit a film it’s necessary to fill in the form and a screener link for the selection (with either English or French subtitles) to the Festival’s Office.

It’s still possible to submit films ONLY TO APPLY FOR THE EXTR’A COMPETITION, dedicated to italian filmmakers (or Italy-based foreigners).

Submission is free of charge.
Deadline is December 16th, 2022

Competitive Sections


“Windows on the World” Feature Film Competition

Award euro 8,000*
Feature-lenght and documentaries by filmmakers from Africa, Asia and Latin America (minimum running time 60 min.)

African Short Film Competition

Award euro 2,000*
Short films (fiction and documentaries) made by African directors (maximum running time 59 min.)

Extr’A Competition

Award euro 1,000*
Fiction films and documentaries made by Italian and Italian-based directors in the three continents (Africa, Asia and Latin America) or related to immigration, integration and interculture in Italy.

*Awards may vary.

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How to participate to MiWY

4° MiWorld Young Film Festival – MiWY

Special attention is given to shorts and feature films from the three continent to present in the framework of the 4th edition of the MiWorld Young Film Festival – MiWY (Milan, March, 20th-27th 2023). 


MiWY is a real festival within the festival, entirely dedicated to new generations and teachers. It was born as a natural evolution of the activities carried out by COE Association in the education and film literacy fields.


General information

Only films made in 2022 and 2023 can apply for the competitive sections, preferably Italian premieres.

FESCAAAL is also presenting non-competitive sections, special sections, thematic sections, tributes and the Flash Section with special premieres of the most recent works made by well-known filmmakers, films acclaimed by critics or awarded at the greatest festivals worldwide. Only the best of the contemporary cinema which tries to tell about the current events in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

For further information, check the rules and do not hesitate to reach us at