A film competition focusing on international independent cinema. Our aim is to support new aspiring filmmakers and to present a diverse group of artists representing multi-generational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities and personal histories.

We are committed in curating exceptional independent and global cinema.

Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy with its 1,331 million inhabitants. The capital of fashion and design. And also, it is a city where many cultural events take place every year, especially as far as cinema is concerned.

No red carpets. No elitist audiences. No distraction from the art itself.
IMINESE Independent Film Festival will provide an intimate environment for film-makers and film lovers to share the beauty of artistic expression.

Best Short Movie (laurel)
Best Cinematography (laurel)
Best Actress (laurel)
Best Actor (laurel)
Best Comedy (laurel)
Best Drama (laurel)
Best Horror (laurel)

All work selected for screening will receive:
‘I.I.F.F. 2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION’ laurels.

We only accept short films. We consider short films to have the maximum duration of 15 minutes. (minimum 5 minutes)

Categories: Drama / Comedy / Horror

Proudly, we have no production year / budget / premiere status or availability restrictions for your film. We do ACCEPT films that have been made available online. Our only criteria for selection is the quality.
(Low-quality copies are accepted for selection screening, but cinema screening formats must be high-quality – HD 720p or above)

If selected, all films must have hard-coded Italian subtitles.
(Our audience are Italian, so Italian subtitles offer you the assurance they will understand your film, and gives them a better experience.)

Multiple entries are allowed.
.A complete separate submission form must be filled if submitting more than one film.


Films that are submitted are not guaranteed to be accepted into festival.
IMINESE Independent Film Festival does not pay screening fees.
Since the festival only requires a nominal entry fee, we will NOT accept requests for other entry fee waivers.

The festival team and jury’s decisions on all things are final. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the organisation/management reserve the right to change dates and location.

By submitting to this film festival, you acknowledge and give consent to the IMINESE Independent Film Festival to use images and content from your film as promotional material for the festival.

The director/producer with the submission of the film affirms that he/she has all the copyrights of audio, video, images and music of the film and he remains responsible before the law.
IMINESE Independent Film Festival does not accept liability or responsibility for any violations.

This festival is open to the public and offers a safe space for everyone. No racism, sexism, xenophobia, or any act of discrimination will be tolerated.

Overall Rating
  • Graziano Quaglini

    Very nice place for Indie companies and individuals to show their great valuable works. Thank you!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Graziano Quaglini! We wish you success with your future works!

  • David Loorenz Castro

    Thanks for selecting my short "driving license", amazing festival, it inspired me to do more!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    David, Thank you! Your work is original, truly enjoyed it, we look forward to seeing more.

  • Jeremy Vella

    Thank you so much for the award of ''Best Actress in a Comedy Film'', the cast and crew are very proud to have been chosen as part of the festival's line up. Brilliant communication with the organizers.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jeremy for the kind words! Well done to you and your team! We look forward to seeing more of your work.