★ IMDb Qualifying Festival ★

Milan Gold Awards is an international monthly film festival with six-monthly live screenings. The competition takes place from the first to the last day of each month. Notification date is fifth of each month.

Milan is considered a leading alpha global city, with strengths in the fields of art, design, entertainment.
Our mission is to promote films, and be another step up in the filmmakers' careers.

A selection of short films will be screened every six months in one of the most important theaters in Milan.

In the last few years we rewarded important movie stars as Anita Ekberg, Eric Roberts, Mira Sorvino and many more actors and directors from all around the world. 


Best Picture (feature film or short film, any genre)

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

Every month we'll assign two awards (Gold Award and Silver Award) for each category and Honorable Mentions.

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file).

We accept:
- Short and feature films, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), experimental or animated film.
- Music Videos
- Web/TV Series (also pilot)
- Feature Scripts, Short Scripts

By submitting your film, take note that:
- You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- You agree to receive promotional email from us and our festival partners
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
- The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
- The scripts must be in English or Italian or French

We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
3. Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
4. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD

Overall Rating
  • minna re shin

    My team and I are honoured to have our music video "Sonate Tableaux: Mouvement 1" officially selected for the Milan Gold Awards. Thank you for recognizing our work and giving us the opportunity to be part of this highly respected international film festival.

    June 2022
  • Writers don’t miss this one! Quality all the way!!

    June 2022
  • Karolis Jankus

    The Milan Festival Awards is a great good springboard for independent filmmakers around the world !!!!!! Best wishes to you from the Biological Loneliness team !!!

    June 2022
  • Robert Haufrecht

    I was pleasantly surprised to be chosen and receive an "Honorable Mention." Unfortunately, I was not able to attend a screening in Milan. Ah well, can't be everywhere at the same time.

    June 2022
  • Thank you for choosing my Short Script, Appearances, as Honorable Mention; truly humbled and grateful.

    June 2022