The 2nd edition of Milano Blackout wants to give space and visibility to the cinema coming from all over the world. Milano Blackout welcomes short and feature films of any genre and running time that have been produced from January 2016 up to the present day.

Milan is one of the largest cities in Italy with its 1,331 million inhabitants and it represents the capital of fashion and design. In addition, it is a city where many cultural events take place every year, especially as far as cinema is concerned.

Milano Blackout serves the main purpose of increasing an already high number of independent films that reach our country every year and that are presented to an always attentive and demanding audience.

The finalists of Milano Blackout will compete to win an award in each category: Best feature film and Best short film.
The best actor, best actress and best director of Milano Blackout will also be awarded for each of the above-mentioned categories.

Milano Blackout is exclusive partner of TUC.

Awards Nominations
Entry into the Festival guaranties all the Films/Projects to be In Competition and therefore to be nominated for following Awards:

Short Films: Best Short, Jury Prize, Best Actor, Best Actress; Best Director;
Feature Films: Best Film, Jury Prize, Best Actor, Best Actress; Best Director;

MILANO BLACKOUT invites an international filmmakers and producers to submit following projects to the Festival: Feature Film and Short Film.

To apply, please follow the instructions below. Please note we only accept submissions via FilmFreeway.

For any question about submitting to MB, please read the rules and conditions.

Lastly, do not forget to read our Rules & Regulations before submitting.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Milano Blackout Official Selection is divided in different sections:

Official Competition Feature section "Experience"
Official Competition Short section "No Time"

MILANO BLACKOUT accepts following submissions:

Short Films (under 59 mins): narrative, documentary, animation, music video;
Feature Films (above 60 mins): narrative, documentary, animation;

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