COVIDaVINCI is a QUARANTINE film challenge that will award filmmakers with a “Shelter-In-Place Vitruvian Award” for their Works in narrative, animation, documentary, and music video that is produced during this quarantine period.

Submissions will be accepted only at beginning Monday, April 13th 2020. **Due to the coronavirus this launch date could be delayed.


We’re going to keep this real simple: We’re all stuck at home and most have access to a smartphone and computer. Well, that’s all you need!

Submit a 5 MINUTE QUARANTINE film for a chance to screen at DaVinci International Film Festival’s Vitruvian Awards and sponsor prizes.

We are making this affordable to enter for a potentially HUGE return on your investment.  Submit today and together we can make something great come from this experience.

  • Screening at DIFF 2020 (live Showcase and online at
  • Sponsorship Prizes
  • Program inclusion & After Party announcement
  • Shelter-In-Place Vitruvian Award (Working Title)
  • Film projects must NOT break state or federal COVID mandates for quarantine. Meaning, if your state has a non-essential travel restriction in place, DO NOT go filming on location. This is a non-essential film contest (as are all others) and we take this very seriously. Immediate disqualification.
  • Practice social distancing. Your film cast/crew should be your family or roommates or anyone else you are currently living with.
  • All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.
  • 5 minutes TRT (including credits) for quarantine film.
  • All submissions MUST have been filmed and produced during COVID-19 shelter in place/quarantine period.  As in right now.
  • Narrative, Animation, Documentary, and Music video categories will be awarded.
  • In the event of a film is withdrawn, DIFF will not refund or return any materials.