Milan Shorts Film Festival was born in 2023 from the minds of three young Italian filmmakers.

It branches into four annual events, the last of which will announce the winners of the first edition, who will be chosen from a shortlist composed of all the winners from previous seasons. The screenings of the winning projects will be held, for each edition, in Milan’s famous Cinema Multisala Colosseo. Approximately thirty days before the event, tickets will be made available in order to attend the ceremony.

We involve writers, directors, artists, critics and film experts from different parts of the world. We open up to magazines, creators and producers to offer our submitters the opportunity to share new projects and ideas.

A space where your short stories will be showcased through our website and social page. And, if you wish, in one of Europe's hottest magazines, VIEWTIES, with a space on the cover solely dedicated to you. We reward your creativity, guaranteeing immediate feedback just 72 h after your submission with a free scorecard.
A space where we can grow together, becoming a community. A challenging and fun environment in which to compete. An opportunity to meet new people to broaden your horizons, talk about your experiences and passions. Our festival is open to everyone, no room for preconceptions and making available at each event strong discounts to take advantage of.
A space where, without setting yourself any limits, your projects will be analyzed by different minds and different eyes. Always in movement, and always available through public feedback or private feedback services on your work.


  • Every three months (at the end of each season) the winners for each category will be announced, and they will receive an AWARD CERTIFICATE and free publicity on our social media through posters, trailers, and backstage photos

  • For each quarterly event, the Main Categories + Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor will have a shortlist from which the winner will be chosen

  • The winning short films from each quarterly event will be screened in the Cinema Multisala Colosseo in Milan with a live audience. Admission is free and any expenses (travel, lodging, etc.) are NOT covered by the Milano Shorts Film Festival

  • Annual winners (who will be announced at the fourth event along with the winners of the same quarterly event) of the main categories, special categories + Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor will also have FREE interview space on our website



  • Short films of all genres with a maximum length of 35 minutes are accepted

  • Completion date after January 2018

  • The Festival Committee will inform participants within 72 hours with a free evaluation sheet

  • The evaluation forms are not necessarily linked to the jury's final decision

  • All non-English-language works must be accompanied by English subtitles, while Italian-language works do not require subtitles

  • The MSFF may use trailers/teasers/posters or BTS for promotional purposes (but not release the complete film in any form or under any circumstances)

  • Entry fees are non-refundable

  • All rights to the short film are owned by the author

  • Authors may not withdraw their work after the official selection

  • Students must present a valid identity document

  • Short films that do not correspond to the category will be disqualified

  • All decisions of the jury are final

By submitting your film to MSFF, you authorise the exhibition of your work at the festival and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property of the film. The undersigned will indemnify and hold harmless the MSFF from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses that may be incurred as a result of any claims regarding copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening and loss or damage to the videos entered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at our e-mail address. We will reply as soon as possible.


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