The MACHINIMA FILM FESTIVAL returns to IULM University (Milan, Italy) in March 2019 during the Milano Digital Week. Sponsored by the City of Milan, Department of Digital Transformation and Public Services, the Milano Digital Week celebrates the driving forces that are reshaping work, leisure, and learning. By highlighting the interplay behind production and consumption made possible by digital technology, MDW connects citizens, companies, institutions, universities, and research centers.

Filmmakers and video artists engaged in the practice of appropriation, re-purposing, and creative remix of video games are encouraged to send us their work for consideration. All submission will be judged by an international panel of jurors and a selected number will be featured in the main program.

Screenings of selected works will be curated around different themes, to be announced. All the machinima will be projected onto a screen in an auditorium-like space. The most interesting submissions are those which seek to capture or highlight a specific facet of contemporary life - from politics to art, from violence to creativity, from technology to ideology - through the aesthetic lenses of digital gaming.

Critics' Award.

Awarded by an international jury featuring scholars and critics.


Submissions must be 10 minutes or less in length. The minimum duration is 1 minute.

Submissions must feature machinima made with specifically with video games (not virtual worlds, like Second Life)

Submissions must have been produced between January 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018.

Acceptable submission formats: Digital video files only.

Acceptable exhibition formats: mp4, avi, mpg, Quicktime file (ProRes 422)

One-time, nominal submission fee: $15 or 10 euros payable via PayPal to the festival organizers.

An accompanying artist statement no longer than 500 words.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018.

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