Festival Rules

Milano Indie Movie Awards was created to give space and exposure to independent short films from all over the world.

Freedom of Art against Hegemony of Bureaucracies, a blend of extemporaneousness, dances and eschatological emotions to be enjoyed in a collective ritual, called “Ceremony”; a series of screenings in which the chat between a short film and another triggers initiative for those of the aforementioned Art he is an Art-ificer (precisely) and here he is rewarded for this.
This is the Home of the Independents, ladies and gentlemen! Come in! It is possible to talk about good and bad things, fragrant and smelly, deliberate or improvised, poop or pee. In the House of Independents, the important thing is that you don’t care about the rules and show us what dreams, nightmares or (if you really can’t) bad digestions are made of. But also the good ones, eh!
“Le Cinema est mort! Vive le Cinema!”, which means that Cinema is You who do it on your own, Cinema is Us who talk about it on our own.
Sign up with discretion, anger and braggadocio. If you come to the ceremony poorly dressed, you will be more likely to be rewarded.
HI!

The MIMA is changing: we are leaving behind the usual December date to move to the warm and sunny Milanese June. For this reason, the next edition will take place in JUNE 2025.

We have reached the third edition, and it begins with a new course: the long journey leading to the selection of the best film of the third edition is divided into 6 periods:
1st period: December 2023 – February 2024
2nd period: March 2024 – May 2024
3rd period: June 2024 – August 2024
4th period: September 2024 – November 2024
5th period: December 2024 – February 2024
6th period: March 2024 – May 2024

IMPORTANT: The 6 short films that win each individual selection period, winning the BEST FILM award, will access the official festival selection. In each period, the awards listed below will be assigned in addition to the best film award. Winning an award in any of these periods gives the opportunity to access the official selection.
The selection of films for screening is at the total discretion of the festival director and the evaluation committee.

ONLY FILMS UNDER 30 MINUTES AND $10K BUDGET ARE ACCEPTED.

Festivals partner:
https://filmfreeway.com/Assurdo
https://filmfreeway.com/RealeFilmFestival
https://filmfreeway.com/MonzaFilmFest
https://filmfreeway.com/Nightofcomedy
https://filmfreeway.com/NightofDrama

Awards & Prizes

Awards of each period:

MAIN CATEGORIES
Best Film
Best European Film
Best Asian Film
Best American Film
Best Italian Film
Best Low Budget Film
Best Original Idea

GENRE FILM AWARDS
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Tragicomic
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Crime
Best Sci-fi
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best War
Best Web/TV Pilot/Tv Series
Best Music
Best Romance
Best Sport

TECHNICAL AWARDS
Best Director
Best Young Director
Best Soundtrack
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Vfx
Best Actor/Actress
Best Producer
Best Makeup, Hairstyling or Costumes
Best Title
Best Movie Poster

HONORABLE MENTION

Other awards will be also decided by the jury.

IMPORTANT: The 6 short films that win each individual selection period, winning the BEST FILM award, will access the official festival selection. In each period, the awards listed below will be assigned in addition to the best film award. Winning an award in any of these periods gives the opportunity to access the official selection.
The selection of films for screening is at the total discretion of the festival director and the evaluation committee.

ONLY FILMS UNDER 30 MINUTES AND $10K BUDGET ARE ACCEPTED.

Rules & Terms

– Registration for the competition must be made by FilmFreeway , then the author will receive an email notification of registration.

These are the link to register: https://filmfreeway.com/MilanoIndie

  • – ONLY FILMS UNDER $10K BUDGET ARE ACCEPTED.
    – Films may have been produced anywhere in the world, without any distinction.
    – In case of selection at the final evening of the festival, the subtitle srt files must be sent in Italian or English.
    – Each film may have a maximum length of 30 minutes.
    – Each author can register more films.
    – All film genres are accepted.
    – By registering, you declare that you have the rights to the registered film
    – The festival may use for promotional purposes the data of authors, producers and crew, the movie poster, the trailer and a maximum of 1 minute of the video
    – Films that incite violence or hatred in general are not accepted
    – By registering the film at our festival you agree to share personal data with partner festivals, but only for promotional purposes.
    – Distributors can ask for a special price for the registration of 20 or more films. To do this, just send us an email to festival@milanoindie.com

– In case of selection the author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film must send a downloadable link (via file sharing platforms such Wetrasnfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) to the festival organization. This video must be in usable format for projection, the basic format is required FullHD 1080p.
– A complete list of selected films will be published on the festival website, the authors of the selected films instead receive a mail of selection.
The composition of the jury will be announced by the date of notification, It will consist of persons qualified in the audiovisual sector.

– The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film by subscribing to the festival claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction video and audio of the film.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film authorize the festival organization to use parts of their film (maximum 1 minute) for creating promotional films for this festival and for future editions.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Milano Indie Movie Awards without any claims.
Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

– The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data onhttp://www.milanoindie.com site and on every type of distribution channel as promotion.

– The admission to the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
For any dispute not covered by the Regulation the competent authority is the organization of the Milano Indie Movie Awards, if such disputes do not find the solution, the competent authority is Foro of Monza.
In case of objections to this Regulation Italian version of the same prevails.

– Subscribers to the Milano Indie Movie Awards agree as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Festival.

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