★ 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 had important movie stars among the films in competition, as Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, 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

Gold Awards
Silver Awards
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.
- Only a selection of winning films will be screened.
- 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.
- By submitting for the festival, you agree to receive promotional emails from the festival itself or from its partners.
- 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
  • Sybil Jatta

    We are so grateful for this opportunity and so humbled that your most prestigious film festival selected our international award winning documentary feature film "AKWAABA The Awakening". We thank you and your team for supporting artists in making dreams come true. Our film...God's hands.

    January 2023
  • I am honored that my film YARUKI !!! was chosen as an AWARD WINNER !!! for Best Documentary in this very cool Film Festival !

    Thank You - Eadweard

    August 2022
  • Eminently good of its kind

    August 2022
  • Armin Hasemann

    It is a great honor to be part of the Milan Gold Awards.
    A special thanks to the juries for selecting our Documentary as the Winner in the Best Documentary category. Greatly appreciate.

    August 2022
  • Thank you very much for selecting my film. I am very proud to have been distinguished in your very beautiful festival. It's very important for me to share "A day will come" and I'm glad you like it.
    I wish you all the best,
    Nicolas Cazalé

    August 2022