📢 NOW SUBMITITNG FOR THE 2ND EDITION!

The Metropolis Film Festival is a unique international film competition with a public screening events in 2023 in the modern European metropolis of Milan.
One of the few festivals to show short films at the cinema!
MFF is an awards program for short and feature films, devoted to supporting filmmakers around the globe by recognizing excellence in filmmaking.
We know that film festival still provides the perfect environment for the cultural, communal celebration of cinema, and that is why our mission is to support the film industry by showcasing the best films from all over the world and thus create the possibility of networking between authors and producers / distributors.

🏆🎉 ONE FEE FOR EVERY AWARDS!!

Every four months, A jury of experts made up of international award-winning directors, screenwriters, DoPs and editors, will rate with care every project and will reward the best filmmakers! The "monthly winners" are going to participate in the final selection to for the annual gala night.

The winners, awarded in the annual event, will receive "The Skyscraper", a trophy of great value, specifically created for the festival by Society Awards, the world's best designer and manufacturer of awards (Golden Globe, Emmy Award, MTV Movie Award...)

The annual event (in January 2023) includes the showcase of the best short films across all categories, among which will be proclaimed: “Best Short Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Performance".

All winners, official selections and finalists will be contacted and receive laurels and certificates. Everything will also be listed on our website and social media.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING OR MAKING ENQUIRIES REGARDING SUBMISSIONS
(italian below)

Art. 1 - Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit films.
Art. 2 - Entries are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.
Art. 3 - Entry fees are non-refundable.
Art. 4 - The films MUST include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is Italian)
Art. 5 - Films must have been produced after January 1st, 2020.
Art. 6 - All filmmakers will be notified by email. The main categories “Short Film” monthly winners are automatically qualified for the final selection to the annual event in 2023, and directors whose short films have been selected are invited as participants.
Art. 7 - All winners, official selections and finalists will be contacted and receive laurels and certificates. Everything will also be listed on our website and social media.
Art. 8 - Short films must not exceed 52 minutes in length, including credits.
Art. 9 - Feature films must be at minimum of 52 minutes in length.
Art. 10 - Submitting in Students category must provide and ID that certifies student status.
Art. 11 - We do discount codes for distribution companies. To request, please contact us by e-mail.
Art. 12 - There is no strict rule for premieres. All works are accepted, as long as they are not already available online.
Art. 13 - Metropolis Film Festival will not be held responsible for any unauthorised inclusion of: any copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted project, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any Third Party Claim/s for copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. It’s the sole responsibility of the Submitter to secure permission from the rights holders of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials included within the film.
Art. 14 - The festival has the rights to utilize excerpts of it (trailer / teaser / poster / stills) for promotional purposes only. We will not in any circumstances make your movie available online.
Art. 15 - They grant full and unrestricted permission for MFF, Inc. to screen the film/video at times of the festivals.
Art. 16 - The director, or producer, accepts and understands that the festival will do everything possible to present the video in the best possible manner but the festival is not responsible for any malfunctions during the presentation of the production at its festival screening.
Art. 17 - By submitting your project you declare that you have read, understood and accepted all rules & terms.
Art. 18 - Main categories:

Best Live Action Short Film
Best Short Doc
Best Student Short Film
Micro Short Film (Up to 5 minutes, credits included)
Best Animated Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Experimental
Best Music Video

Art. 19 - Subcategories included:

National Short Film
Best Sound
Best Producer
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Costume
Best Make-Up & Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Soundtrack
Best Performance
Best Screenplay
Best VFX

Art. 20 - The annual event includes the showcase of the best 10/12 short films across all categories, among which will be proclaimed: “Best Short Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Screenplay”, “Best Performance".

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SI PREGA DI LEGGERE ATTENTAMENTE PRIMA DI ISCRIVERSI

Art. 1 - I registi di tutto il mondo sono invitati a presentare le proprie opere.
Art. 2 - Le iscrizioni sono accettate esclusivamente tramite la piattaforma FilmFreeway.
Art. 3 - Le quote di iscrizione non sono rimborsabili.
Art. 4 - Tutte le opere iscritte DEVONO includere sottotitoli in inglese (a meno che la lingua parlata non sia l'italiano).
Art. 5 - Le opere devono essere state prodotte dopo il 1 gennaio 2020.
Art. 6 - Tutti i registi riceveranno una notifica via e-mail. I vincitori mensili delle categorie principali riservate ai cortometraggi vengono automaticamente qualificati per la selezione finale per il festival annuale nel 2023; e i rispettivi registi/produttori sono invitati a partecipare.
Art. 7 - Tutti i vincitori, le selezioni ufficiali e i finalisti saranno contattati e riceveranno allori, premi e attestati. Tutto sarà anche elencato sul nostro sito web e sui social media.
Art. 8 - I cortometraggi non devono superare i 52 minuti, inclusi i titoli di coda.
Art. 9 - I lungometraggi devono avere una durata minima di 52 minuti.
Art. 10 - Gli studenti devono inviare via e-mail un documento dell’università, Accademia o qualsiasi altra istituzione scolastica.
Art. 11 - Offriamo codici sconto alle società di distribuzione. Per richiederli si prega di contattare via e-mail.
Art. 12 - Sono accettate tutte le opere, purché non siano già disponibili online. Non ci sono restrizioni di premiere.
Art. 13 - Il Metropolis Film Festival non sarà ritenuto responsabile per eventuali inclusioni non autorizzate di: qualsiasi contenuto o materiale protetto da copyright e / o marchio registrato all'interno o relativo al progetto presentato, incluso qualsiasi contenuto o materiale che sia o possa diventare la base per qualsiasi reclamo / i di terzi per violazione del copyright e / o violazione del marchio, concorrenza sleale. Quindi è esclusiva responsabilità del mittente ottenere l'autorizzazione dai titolari dei diritti di qualsiasi contenuto o materiale protetto da copyright e / o marchio registrato incluso nel film.
Art. 14 - Il festival ha il diritto di utilizzarne alcuni estratti (trailer / teaser / poster / frames) solo a scopo promozionale. In nessun caso l’opera sarà resa disponibile online.
Art. 15 - Si concede l'autorizzazione al MFF di proiettare l’opera durante il festival.
Art. 16 - Il regista, o produttore, accetta e comprende che il festival, in collaborazione con Il Cinemino (MI) farà tutto il possibile per presentare il video nel miglior modo possibile; il festival non è responsabile per eventuali malfunzionamenti durante la presentazione della produzione a la sua proiezione al festival.
Art. 17 - Inviando il progetto dichiari di aver letto, compreso e accettato tutte le regole e i termini qui presentati.
Art. 18 - Categorie principali:

Best Live Action Short Film
Best Short Doc
Best Student Short Film
Micro Short Film (Up to 5 minutes, credits included)
Best Animated Short Film
Best Short Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Feature Film

Art. 19 - Sottocategorie incluse nella fee:

National Short Film
Best Sound
Best Producer
Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Costume
Best Make-Up & Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Soundtrack
Best Actor/Actress
Best Screenplay
Best VFX

Art. 20 - L'evento annuale prevede la proiezione dei migliori cortometraggi tra tutte le categorie, tra questi verranno proclamati i premi: “Miglior Cortometraggio”, “Miglior Regista”, “Miglior Sceneggiatura”, “Miglior Performance”.

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  • Sujit Patil

    Hi,
    Greetings from Dr. Sujit Patil, India.
    Thank you so much for selecting our Hindi short film 'Butterfly' for the festival. We feel honoured to be part of the festival.
    This is indeed one of the biggest and greatest festival. Organizing committee is so cordial to solve all the queries of the participant film makers. Nicely designed and marvellously executed.
    Congratulations and all the best to the team!💐💐

    September 2022
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    September 2022
  • Karin Lee

    Wonderful to be selected for the Metropolis Film Festival, what an honour that my film Incorrigible is part of this great festival!

    September 2022
  • Amir Saleh

    Thank you very much for having selected my documentary Beneath The Ash to be part of Metropolis Film Festival, i Hope to partecipate again in the future with my projects.
    Best regards,
    Amir Saleh

    September 2022
  • Thanks for considering our short film! All the best!

    June 2022