SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN till 30th November :

5th Edition

Ascona Film Festival

Ascona Film and Video Art Festival


(You can send also a DVD to Hotel Ascona with all the infos asked in the form below attached in a printed paper )

5th edition : FEBRUARY 25th-27th, 2016

Apply  if you want to present a short film to the 5thAscona Film Festival.
The aim of the Ascona Film Festival is to offer audiences an insight into the work of young, upcoming filmmakers and artists from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established film workers, young talent and the public.

By submitting your work you confirm your intention to participate in the Ascona Film Festival 2016, which will be held from February 25th-27th, 2016.

By submitting your work you also acknowledge that:

– you are at least 18 years old, or have parental permission to submit your work
– you are the owner of the material submitted, or you have the permission to submit the work from the owner
– you are not violating any copyright law related to the video and the soundtrack and any other material included
– you grant the Ascona Film Festival non-exclusive rights to retain an archive copy of your work for the purposes of exhibition, promotion, and education through the internet and other means of display
– your work may be shown in  public venues, and ohter filmfestivals in partnership with Ascona Film Festival
– you will not ask for compensation (either financial or in nature) for the use of the work submitted
– your work may be post-processed for technical reasons(e.g. for films and videos missing titles)





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Best regards

Andrea Biasca-Caroni

President founder of AFF


It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the third edition of the Ascona Film Festival : click here 


It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the second edition of the Ascona Film Festival, which took place from February 20th through February 24th in the event hall of Hotel Ascona on the magical Monte Verità, overlooking the breathtaking municipality of Ascona and the spectacular region of Lago Maggiore.

The Engels & Völkers public prize in the amount of CHF 1000.- goes to:

“Leon & Barbara”, by Marcin Mikulski (Poland)

The Besana public prize in the amount of CHF 1000.- goes to:

“Shoot for the Moon”, by Casandra Macìas Gago (Spain)

The Berto Salotti public prize in the amount of CHF 1000.- goes to:

“The Art of Crossing a Bridge”, by Asger Lindgaard (Denmark)

The Axa-Winterthur public prize in the amount of CHF 500.- goes to:

“La Piñata”, by Manuel Arija (Spain)

We want express our gratitude to all artists who sent their work and hope to see more and more from them and their peers in the years to come.

Next year’s Ascona Film Festival, our third edition, will take place from February 26th through March 1st 2014.

Submissions will be accepted until the end of November  under

A big heartfelt thank you also to our loving audience, which returned night after night to watch the works of artists from all around the globe, express their dreams and making us dream as well. We look forward to seeing you next year to offer you new stories and emotions.

Julian Martin
Artistic Director

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