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The festival intends to promote Independent national and international Cinema.
For seven years our festival has become the reference point for independent directors from all over the world.
We are looking for the best stories to show to our loyal audience.

Best Director in each category, Best Actor(s)in short film and feature film and Cultural value in each category. Best Music Video, Best Web Series Pilot. Cultural Value Special Mention. "No violence against woman" Special Mention. Best Original Script. Best Commercial Advertising.

All winners and selected works receive a free certificate (jpg file via e-mail).


ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the on-line platforms. The director pays the fee (not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on January, 4th 2021 and closes on October, 20th 2021.

Earlybird Entry from 04/01/2021 to 24/02/2021 € 15.00
Standard Entry from 25/02/2021 to 30/06/2021 € 20.00
Late Entry from 01/07/2021 to 20/10/2021 € 25.00

Earlybird Entry from 04/01/2021 to 24/02/2021 € 20.00
Standard Entry from 25/02/2021 to 30/06/2021 € 25.00
Late Entry from 01/07/2021 to 20/10/2021 € 35.00

Earlybird Entry from 04/01/2021 to 24/02/2021 € 25.00
Standard Entry from 25/02/2021 to 30/06/2021 € 30.00
Late Entry from 01/07/2021 to 20/10/2021 € 40.00

ART. 2 Submission requisites
Submitted films to the Festival should meet the following requirements:
Films should be made since January, 2018;
Italian or foreign Short Films which last up to 30 minutes;
Italian or foreign Documentaries which last up to 60 minutes;
Italian or foreign Feature Films which last more than an hour and less than 120 minutes;
Italian or foreign Web Series (pilote) which last which last up to 45 minutes;
Italian or foreign Music Video which last up to 6 minutes;
Italian or foreign Original Script wich last up to 230 pages;
Italian or foreign Commercial Advertising which last up to 5 minutes.

ART. 3 Genres
It's an OPEN genre film festival. The author is responsible for the content and any disclaimers regarding the material submitted.

Official notification date: OCTOBER 25th 2021.
The Films received within the terms above, will be examined by Festival Staff that determines, unquestionably, the admission to the final stage of the Festival. The author(s) of selected films will be contacted by the organization. The full program of screenings will be published on the Festival social channels within October, 25th 2021.

May be made a pre-selection of the Films before the late entry deadline, in this case the directors will be contacted by Festival Staff.

- Best Short Film;
- Best Music Video;
- Best Web Serie;
- Best Documentary;
- Best Feature Film;
- Best Director in every category;
- Best Original script;
- Best Commercial advertising;
- Best Actor-Actress;
- Cultural Value Special Mention.

Festival Staff can use parts of the selected Films for advertising purposes via print, radio, trailer on TV or Cinema or Internet.

ART. 8 Acceptance of Rules and Regulations
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules. Festival Staff reserves the right to make any changes to the rules and regulations and how to deal with any controversial matters. It’s strictly forbidden to privately contact the staff and jury members during the selection period of the festival, punishment: exclusion from the competition.

Subscribers to the Festival, agree as established by Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The author of the work declares to accept the regulation in all its parts, you have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any responsibility for the present and future. By entering the competition each author is responsible for the content of his works. The author declares to hold all rights to the work, not in any way prejudicing the rights of third parties, such as other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, along with those of music, etc. It also declares that the audiovisual material used is not protected by SIAE. Pursuant to the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the provision of data required and necessary for the completion of the documentation of enrollment in the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Hirschhaeuser

    The MIFFEST 2020 was a great experience in this troubled COVID19 times, as the organization was able to go with a nice online festival. We are also very happy to be one of the winners with our movie "Toprak" . Thank you very much!

    September 2021
  • Really an amazing film festival!
    Smart and visionary, an absolute pleasure to take part in it.

    September 2021
  • Xuan Liu

    The film festival is great. Really appreciate the festival made it happen during this special time.

    September 2021
  • Rodrigues David

    THANK YOU so much 🙏🏻 for the Award and your sympathy !!
    The whole team of the film « Leaving to live » thank your warmly.
    I really recommend the Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival to all filmakers.
    All the Best ! 🍀

    April 2021
  • Thanks for the Award! Nice festival, looking forward to see my documentary on your tv show next february!

    December 2020