A festival in the picturesque village in Alban Hills: rich history and stunning views


Cervara 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 Cervara di Roma (Roma, 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.  


Nestled in the picturesque Apennines, near the Simbruini Mountains, Cervara di Roma is a charming comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome. This historic village, among the highest municipalities in Lazio and the highest in the province of Rome, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. With its narrow cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and a tranquil atmosphere, Cervara di Roma is a delightful destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Italy.


Years running


  • FEB 1, 2024Opening date

  • DEC 27, 2024Final deadline

  • JAN 6, 2025Notification date

  • JAN 29, 2025Event date









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
Cervara Soulplace Film Festival is an international competition that takes place in the small town of Cervara di Roma (Roma, 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. The 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.

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Best Narrative Feature, Rosa Nera, Antonio Proietti
Best Documentary, London: Above & Beyond, Helen Etkina
Best Narrative Short, Windows, Malti Kheireddine
Best Director, Norcia: the earthquake, Andrea Sbarretti
Best Cinematography, The Daddy of Ferike Herner, Ajnácsak Csíkszentmihályi
Best Editing, Subzero, Farid Hosseini
Best Original Soundtrack, HairDryer, Mahyar Rezvan
Best First Time Director, BiR, Vareeinder Rana
Best Screenplay, Stay with me, Pozsgai Zsolt
Best Actor, Somewhere to Stay, Iman Hajazimian
Best Actress, Oranous Ghavami
Special Jury Prize, Pestis Muliebris - Stories of Female Resilience, Class 2A (22/23) Giacomo Bresadola Middle School Trento