Five artistic and professional personalities specialized in “genre” movies and serial narratives, different in each edition. The "Heroes" jury is composed of three international and two Italian members.

From storytelling to artistic and technical casts, from journalism to production and broadcasting, the competition rewards the best interpretations of fantasy and science fiction, thriller and horror, action and adventure, cinecomics and cross over short movies in the two major competitions: International Short Films Competition, made of independent productions and authors of cinema and visual arts and International Graduation Films Competition made of students and graduates of universities and international academic institutions.

Each edition of "Heroes" awards artists or professionals of the movies/series industry with the "Heroes" Special Prizes", given to influential representatives of genre narratives and visual imagery from all over the world.