Captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty


Bomarzo Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition with live screenings open to filmmakers from all over the world. It takes place in the small town of Bomarzo (Lazio, Italy) and its purpose is to help independent cinematography talents and filmmakers to improve their career.

We accept films of all genres and also shorts. Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony.


Bomarzo, located in the heart of Italy's lush Lazio region, boasts a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Renowned for its unique charm, this small town is best known for the Parco dei Mostri, or "Park of Monsters," featuring grotesque sculptures created in the 16th century.
With its well-preserved medieval architecture, picturesque streets, and panoramic views, Bomarzo offers visitors an enchanting journey through time and imagination.


Years running


  • MAR 30, 2024Opening date

  • FEB 23, 2025Final deadline

  • MAR 5, 2025Notification date

  • MAR 28, 2025Event date

    Biblioteca Comunale di Bomarzo
    Via Borghese, n. 10
    Bomarzo, VT 01020








Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Narrative Short
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Soundtrack
Best First Time Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music Video
Special Jury Prize
Bomarzo Soulplace Film Festival aims to spread the culture of cinematography and promote, at the same time, to promote the discovery of Bomarzo, located in Lazio (Italy).

We want to support as many filmmakers as possible, all over the world, motivating them to always improve, always give their best and never stop dreaming.
Th event involves not only filmmakers and the public, but also the whole territory as well.

We accept films of all genres and also shorts, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction) or animation.

Award-winning films will be screened in public before the award ceremony. *All winners will receive an official laurel and a free ready for print certificate.

By submitting your film, you declare to know and accept that we can promote some of the films by uploading the trailers and/or teasers or posters and production stills and so you allow us to use them for free, for promotional purpose. However the films will never be available online.

Submission fees cover administration costs and therefore they are non-refundable. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.

We do not accept:
- poor standards or amateur movies (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD);
- movies involving politics or promoting political agenda;
- extremist or propaganda content movies, either religious or political organizations.

Latest news

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Best Narrative Feature, Garlic Parmesan, AJ Lutsky
Best Documentary, We'll never stop dreaming - Bike WPC Ventimiglia Barcelona 2024 (cycling to fight Parkinson's), Pedro Marcos Pottier Junior Ferreira
Best Animation, Escape, Michael Stief
Best Narrative Short, 5/3/0, Danilo Stanimirović
Best Director, The lover of the soil, Zsolt Pozsgai
Best Cinematography, The Exile of the Sea, Rodrigo Molina
Best Editing, The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU, Rodrigo Sena
Best Original Soundtrack, White Gaze, Cullen Griffin & Jason Binnick & Ramiro Zapata
Best First Time Director, Somewhere to Stay, Amirhossein Hatami
Best Screenplay, Escapism, Deniz Cengiz
Best Actor, I (Don't) Blame. Trump, Igor Parfenov
Best Actress, Save The Last Dance For Me, Pannaporn Boonsakulsak & Benjalak Putrapun
Special Jury Prize, The Dolphin Dilemma, Olivia Andrus-Drennan