5-6-7-8 // SEPT // 24

MILAN SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

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WHO WE ARE

MILAN SHORTS represents a special hub, both nationally and internationally, for indie-pop cinema. A meeting place for artists and film lovers where they can freely express their art and take advantage of the many services and offers tailored on them. A space dedicated to innovative projects that veer into new frontiers and give life new perspectives and ideas. More simply, THE HOME OF THE FINEST SHORT FILMS, with a bright spotlight on the talents of the present and the future.

Milan Shorts has three macro-objectives: to highlight the importance and evolution over the years of short cinema, to give a voice to indie artists who often struggle to express themselves as they would like, and finally to implement a more inclusive and diverse approach that does not stop at competition only.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Luigi D´angelo

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chiara d’onorio de meo

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cristian negretto

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riccardoremondi

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GIANNI RUSSO

DIRETTORE ARTISTICO

THE COMMON GOAL WITH FUORICINEMA

From this edition, Milan Shorts will officially join FUORICINEMA’s evening schedule, taking care of the morning and early afternoon programming.

Fuoricinema is a non-stop marathon of daytime meetings and nighttime screenings, which stems from the desire to collect life experiences, aspirations and reflections developed around the world of cinema, entertainment, culture and information, to put them in circulation as a common heritage. In the heart of Milan, in fact, artists from the world of cinema, music and entertainment meet the public with the moderation of journalists and presenters. Fuoricinema is conceived by Cristiana Mainardi and Cristiana Capotondi, produced by Fuoricinema Srl, Associazione Visione Milano, Corriere della Sera and Anteo, in collaboration with BAM – Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano, a project of Riccardo Catella Foundation, and with the support of IBM Studios Milano. It sees every year guests of the caliber of Matteo Garrone, Marco Bellocchio, Micaela Ramazzotti, Antonio Albanese, Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, Silvio Soldini, Gabriele Salvatores, Diego Abatantuono, Paola Cortellesi, Alessandro Borghi, Paolo Virzì, Roberto Vecchioni, Luciano Ligabue, Fiorella Mannoia, Gianni Canova, Margherita Buy, Lella Costa and many others.

The union of these two realities will allow a smarter, more logical and intuitive organization that will better respond to the demands of both communities. Starting from here, the mission remains the same as it was a year ago when everything started, but guaranteeing an ever-increasing quality and services in line with the desires of artists and audiences.

THE FESTIVAL DAYS

Throughout the course of the morning and into the early afternoon, Milan Shorts includes a rich, stimulating and interactive program. The goal is to engage the audience as much as possible, with a special focus on young filmmakers and enthusiasts, through important opportunities to highlight themselves and share their experiences. SCREENINGS of the selected short films in the beautiful Anteo Palazzo del Cinema (in the very heart of Milan), ACTIVE PANELS on sensitive issues interconnected with filmmaking, EDUCATIONAL PANELS with both national and international short film experts, THE MEET BRIDGE that will pit young artists and well-known members of the industry one in front of the other in a limpid coversation, ROUNDTABLES with directors, actresses, actors and producers of the competing short films. At the end of the screenings, the audience will have the opportunity to meet the authors and ask questions to the protagonists of the short films, encouraging a constructive exchange aimed at analyzing in depth the path that led to the realization of the selected projects. All this, moderated by the presenters.

ACTIVITIES TAILORED ON YOU

And much more awaits you, such as the viviMI project: all participants will have vintage cameras on loan to tell about their stay in Milan and their experience with Milan Shorts and Fuoricinema. The organization will be responsible for pointing out appropriate and inspiring itineraries in the city of Milan, offering various discounts on different activities, and will then take back the material to edit it and give it to the participants to have their own memory of the experience in one of the most beautiful city of Italy. Milan Shorts will organize a NETWORKING EVENT – also attended by artists competing in the festival – designed for young indie artists, in which will also take place a PITCH EVENT with industry experts to propose ideas and projects. New connections, new worlds: all designed for you.

AWARDS & COMPETITION

All selected projects will be screened at Anteo Palazzo del Cinema. The two winning projects in the two main categories will be screened on the Fuoricinema outdoor stage at Biblioteca Degli Alberi – BAM, too. 8 projects will be selected for the Best Short Film section, and 4 projects for the Best NextGen Short Film section. All 12 projects will automatically compete for the technical awards and Audience Award. The Milan Shorts Board and the Fuoricinema Board will decide the selection. The Jury, composed of 8 national and international artists, and headed by a well-known member of the Italian film industry, will decide the winning projects. The winners of the 2 main prizes and 4 technical prizes will join the ACADEMY and thus the jury for the following years. The Best Short Film winner will receive the ‘Meneghino d’Oro’ Award. The Best NextGen Short Film winner will receive the ‘Anteo Award’. This section will feature a selection of films that represent new aesthetic and expressive frontiers, with a focus on emerging or as yet lesser-known directors and auteurs, as well as less widespread cinematography. The Best Director winner will receive the ‘Meneghino d’Argento’ Award.

JURY BOARD - ´24 - MEET THE ACADEMY MEMBERS

SURPRISE JURY MEMBER

NICOLA GARZETTI

Director // Fiction // Fashion

Nicola Garzetti began his career in the world of fashion by signing various fashion videos for Armani, Replay, Pinko, Shiseido and Bulgari. Since 2016 he has collaborated with Grazia Italia, creating editorial videos with the celebrities protagonists of the magazine’s cover story. This collaboration continues today. Since 2017 he has been teaching cinematographic languages in the fashion school of IED in Milan. In 2023, after a long period of writing, he produced and directed Mèmori, his first, 20 minutes long, short fiction.

TEYMOUR TEHRANI

Writer // Director // Fiction

Teymour Tehrani is a German-Iranian filmmaker who works as a screenplay writer, director and producer. He received education on the MA at the Northern Film School – Leeds Backet University (UK), FAMU (CZ), Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (Ludwigsburg, GER) and was awarded a scholarship to the UCLA (USA). Since, Teymour Tehrani has worked on both commercials and feature films. His last film “ANIETIÉ, and the Sky will be there“ was acknowledged around the world, as a valuable European contribution to the Black Lives Matter movement.

ALICE PALCHETTI

Director // Documentary // Fiction

Alice Palchetti explored and worked with different visual media, installations and experimental video art. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions. She started Film Directing at the prestigious Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Berlin. She is currently working on her first feature film. In 2023 she was member of the Feature Debut Jury of the 33rd FilmFestival Cottbus.

CARLO DE TOGNI

Director // Animation

Since 2023 Carlo De Togni has passionately led Mondo Novo (www.mondonovo.ai), an independent atelier devoted to uncovering and narrating artistic heritage in novel ways. He fervently explores the dynamic interplay between traditional arts and generative artificial intelligence, crafting stories that resonate and inspire.

SURPRISE JURY MEMBER

RAFFAELE GRASSO

Screenwriter // Director

Raffaele Grasso has worked as an assistant director on the series Esterno Notte (M. Bellocchio), M – The Child of the Century (J. Wright), the medium-length film O Night Divine (L. Guadagnino), the films Blackout Love (F. Marino), Felicità (M. Ramazzotti) and Gabriele Muccino’s new upcoming film. He has written and directed video clips and shorts selected at numerous festivals, his latest work, La Carezza, starring Gabriel Montesi and Peppe Piromalli, was selected at more than 40 festivals winning 9 awards. He won the 2022 Solinas Award for best short script sect. He teaches screenwriting at the Academy of Arts and New Technologies in Rome “AANT.”

CARLA MASSOLINI

Screenwriter // Director // Fiction // Fashion

Carla Massolini is a Director and Writer based in Berlin, Germany. She started working into the fashion and art field, where she had the opportunity to work for a wide spectrum of international clients from boutique size to global scale. Carla is focusing on emotional narratives in both commercials and fiction. Her goal is to tell a story from a completely cinematographic perspective, seeking to print a certain emotional burden to not only capture the attention and engagement of the viewers, but also that they identify from an affective level with every story.

A BIG FAMILY

Beyond the competition, the festival identifies itself above all as an inclusive space, aiming to create a COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS united by a single passion: cinema. Follow us on Instagram (@milanshortsfilmfestival) and be part of that! Don’t forget to follow Fuoricinema (@_fuoricinema_), too!

AND A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH

The Milan Shorts highlights not only the selected projects. Throughout the course of the year, some of the projects that submit to us will be promoted through photos, trailers and interviews through our social pages. We are close to the artists, concretely, trying to support your work in the best way possible and offering discounts with our festival partners.

INTERVIEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

Would you like to give an INTERVIEW to one of our online magazine partners? What are you waiting for? Write to us! We will give you all the necessary directions to follow and redirect you to the magazine of your choice: NPC MAGAZINE or VIEWTIES MAGAZINE!

Want more? Something like a REVIEW of your short?

Send an e-mail to: info@milanshortsfilmfestival.com

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

MAGIC AND AMAZING FILM FESTIVAL. The level of this Festival Is really hight. Incredibile communication and hospitality. Thanks for believe in my script and for the award It means a lot to me. See you soon with love

GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
    GIUSEPPE DE VUONO

    Writer

    MSFF, a very well organised festival with a very professional team! I had a pleasant experience and had a great time. Thank you for enjoying my documentary and for putting me in touch with interesting and very nice people! I will always follow you now that I know you, thanks again <3

    IRENE Z’GRAGGEN
      IRENE Z’GRAGGEN

      Documentarist

      Un team di giovani ragazzi che ha organizzato un Festival con estrema competenza, professionalità e cortesia. Felice di essere stata con loro e onorata del loro gratificante giudizio. Parteciperò sicuramente alla prossima edizione.

      LAURA CALDERINI
        LAURA CALDERINI

        Writer

        Great festival with actual screenings: you can see the people organizing it are passionate about their “job”!

        NERI RICCI
          NERI RICCI

          Writer

          I can't thank you enough for organizing such a film festival. Your dedication, passion, and commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience were evident in every aspect of the event. This festival is an opportunity for all filmmakers and Enthusiasts of Cinema. I eagerly look forward to attending future editions of your film festival and witnessing the magic unfold again.

          AMIR MEHRAN
            AMIR MEHRAN

            Writer / Director

            Milan Shorts is a wonderful Festival. The communication was great and the selection of shorts was very diverse. The team puts a lot of effort in honoring each movie they select. They are fast and very responsive in their communication and they work a lot on promoting each movie. It's a genuine and respectful festival that focuses on the love of movies from all genres and nations. We are extremely pleased to have been part of their adventures and they are at the top of our festival list for the next movie we submit.

            NABIL SAHAR
              NABIL SAHAR

              Director

              The Milan Shorts team has been super supporting in the weeks prior to the festival and during the event of July 28th. They communicated the event brilliantly on social media and were always willingly to give any sort of feedback on the short films. They accomplished to create a sense of family and collaboration between all the contestants and creatives, and made sure all the shorts in the various categories had a moment to shine during the live event. I'm so grateful "Latte" got its recognition from such passionate people. Can't wait to see what's in store for the next seasons and keep in touch! I wish you all the very best 🙂

              FIAMMETTA BOCOLA
                FIAMMETTA BOCOLA

                Director

                We participated in the first edition of the MSFF, the organizers were incredibly welcoming and they really cared for the all the participants and their project. Really happy to receive the honorable mention for our Doc. Hope to see you soon in the next editions!

                SERGIO COLOMBO
                  SERGIO COLOMBO

                  Journalist / Documentarist

                  What an absolute EPIC gala at the Colosseo Teatro in Milan. As a new comer the MSFF has been a dream team - helping me along the way.

                  COURTNEY SANELLO
                    COURTNEY SANELLO

                    Director

                    The people behind the Milan Shorts Film Festival are incredibly supporting, kind, considerate, and passionate about truly independent international filmmaking. Each step of the way, their communication was clear, consistent, and always wrapped in kindness and care. They have a strong social media presence, and worked hard to make sure every accepted film had their moment to shine. I can't thank this festival enough for taking a chance on our little film. I know this will be a festival to watch for years to come! Excellent job! A sincere Thank You!! We will be submitting our future work here for consideration. 🙂

                    GREGG BRAY
                      GREGG BRAY

                      Writer / Director

                      High-quality events, friendly responses, and quick responses I'm touched every time, and thank you. This festival will definitely develop further.

                      YONGGI KIM
                        YONGGI KIM

                        Writer / Director

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