Milan Shorts Film Festival was founded in 2023 by the minds of three young Italian cinema enthusiasts. It takes place four times a year in the historic Cinema Multisala Colosseo, in the beating heart of the stunning city of Milan.

Our goal is to provide a creative and supportive space that can allow artists from all over the world to express themselves through our mutual passion for cinema. We are constantly working to ensure you the best possible experience, by striving to give everybody an opportunity to be recognized and connect with producers, critics, press and fans!

We showcase your creativity sharing it on our socials and website, rewarding it with a free scorecard that will be sent to you in record time: only 72 hours after yout submission! To all this, we also add the opportunity for every submitter to give a VIP INTERVIEW with Viewties Magazine, one Europe’s hottest titles, at a disconted price!
We’re always ready to reinvent ourselves, especially through your feedback. We offer a fresh, dynamic and innovative space where we can grow together and broaden our horizons within an environment that links healthy competition to a dense sharing of ideas.
We’re in constant motion, always ready for your every need. Attentive to every change, every new perspective. We’re always looking for new collaborations, new points of view: all this, to gift our community a stimulating and positive experience.


  • Every three months Finalists will be announced several days before the cerimony. The winner of each category will be announced the day of the cerimony/event and will receive an AWARD and free publicity on our social media through posters, trailers and backstage photos.

  • For each quarterly event, all the categories will have a shortlist (3 finalists for each category) from which a winner will be chosen.

  • The winning short films (only MAIN CATEGORIES+SPECIAL CATEGORIES) of each season WILL BE SCREENED in the wonderful and famous CINEMA MULTISALA COLOSSEO (Piazza Cinque Giornate, Milano) with a LIVE AUDIENCE (and an average estimate of 100 people per event). Any expenses (travel, accommodation, etc) are NOT covered by the Milan Shorts Film Festival. The jury reserves the right to screen two additional short films of its choice from the finalists list.

  • The annual winners of the MAIN CATEGORIES, SPECIAL CATEGORIES + Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor will be announced at event IV together with the winners of the same quarterly event , and will also have a 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.


The passion of the organizers of this festival is incredible! You can really tell they love what they do, this was one of the best festivals i've been to. Consistent comunication, a good and active instagram account that you can follow for updates, and very welcoming vibes. They made sure everyone felt comfortable and welcome to their festival. If you're considering submitting, do it!
Gaia Cascella
Editor / Writer
Excellent debut festival with great communication and I’ll be happy to submit again in the future! Thanks for giving our film the opportunity to be part of your festival!
Paul Inman
Writer | Director | Editor
Hi MSFF, what a wonderful evening. Thank you so much for the award Best Original Score & Trophy for "La Línea Imaginaria". My team and I are very proud to have been part of the first season. Marcel Barsotti, film composer
Marcel Barsotti
Film composer
Merci beaucoup au Milan short film festival pour cet accueil. Un très beau festival que je vous recommande fortement . Une très bonne communication, sur les réseaux et sur leur site, une organisation de la soirée parfaitement millimétré. Merci pour ce prix de "meilleur productrice " Merci de mettre en avant les réalisateurs et de mettre en avant les courts- métrages qui donnent autant voir même plus d'émotion que les longs métrages Mon équipe se joint à moi , pour vous dire encore une fois Merci
Zabaldu Naraé
Réalisatrice | Photographe
Thanks and congratulations to the organizers of this fascinating festival! Despite the distance of thousands of kilometers between Tel Aviv and Milan, I truly feel the effort and commitment of all those who are engaged in the craft to achieve the goals of the festival for which it was created. In the next cycle, I present two new projects and wish continued success to the organizers of the festival, its participants, and the viewers of course. With feelings of love and appreciation from Tel Aviv to Milan, from AVE GRADIVA Team
Yuri Riklis
Architect | Director | Writer
Eu não tenho palavras para agradecer por essa experiência tão incrível que foi participar deste festival. Foi a primeira vez que recebi um premio como realizador, e isso me deixou muito feliz e emotivo. Eu e o meu filme iremos carregar pra sempre o Festival de Milão em nossos corações. Obrigado, e até o próximo, Milão! Queria agradecer diretamente a todos os responsáveis pelo festival, e desejar vida longa ao Festival de Curtas de Milão! Um abraço caloroso do Brasil e de todos os integrantes de Fidelio!
Wagner Dantas



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