Independence - Future of Cinema that is happening now.
In 2022 We’re opening our hearts to all forms of independent filmmaking.
MIAFF celebrate, screen, promote and work with independent creators.
Here at the centre of Italian culture you’ll be immersed in the new era of cinematography. We’re screening works that have the power to evoke emotions and change minds. We’re selecting works every 2 months and best of the bests will compete in offline screenings

Annual Event with workshops, Q&A, lunch with filmmakers and different types of further collaborations will be held in September 2023 for 6 days.

Best Picture
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Mystery Film
Best Film Noir
Best Virtual Reality
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Microfilm
Best Indie Film
Best Web Series
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Actor in an Indie Film
Best Actress in an Indie Film
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Duo
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best First Time Director (Feature)
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best Student Film
Best TV Series
Best Web/TV Pilot
Best Song in a Film
Best Sound Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Television Script
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best First Time Screenwriter

Films must have been completed in the past 4 years.
We consider films regardless of their premiere status.
Even if your film has already premiered at another festival, whether it screened at a physical venue or online, it’s still eligible for consideration.
The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film.
The festival has the right to use a trailer, stills, pics and posters for promotional purposes in various film magazines, social media, websites, etc.
Entry fees are non refundable.
English subtitles are required for foreign language films.
Shorts must be less than 50 minutes. All projects over 50 minutes should submit to the feature category.
The festival will only communicate with the submitter of the film project.

Festival reserve rights to change date and place of the annual event due to COVID - restrictions.

Overall Rating
  • Tyler Aucoin

    Fantastic festival! Thank you so much for choosing my work!

    February 2023
  • Emanuel Toffolo

    Sono contento di aver partecipato e di aver vinto un premio con il mio documentario "The Flame".

    January 2023
  • Max Puglisi

    Honored to be awarded as Best Drama with my short film CHROMA KEY. The review was great, thanks, Max

    January 2023
  • Bella esperienza. Grazie per aver premiato il mio film.

    January 2023
  • Amazing Festival! Thank you for selecting my film! Looking forward to being a part of it again!

    January 2023