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The festival intends to promote Independent national and international Cinema.
For eight 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.

-History-

Since 2015, the year of its foundation, the festival has stood out for the quality and social value of the selected works.
In seven editions we have selected and screened 221 works from 70 countries and awarded 112 prizes!
By promoting independent cinema from all over the world we have received works starring world-famous actors such as Salvatore Esposito (Gomorra, Fargo), Denis Lavant (Holy Motors, Tokyo!).
In the 2021 edition we had the honor of awarding the actor Giuseppe Fiorello in his latest film "L'afide e la formica", winner of the award for best feature film.

Over the years we boast of having successfully promoted dozens of independent documentaries, which have been a real window on the world for us.

We try to improve ourselves every year, giving you directors the opportunity to receive important recognition for your work and the stories you want to tell.

BEST SHORT FILM;
BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM;
BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM;
BEST HORROR SHORT FILM;
BEST THRILLER SHORT FILM;
BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FILM;
BEST ACTION SHORT FILM;
BEST FANTASY SHORT FILM;
BEST LGBTQIA+ SHORT FILM;
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM;
BEST MOBILE SHORT FILM;
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM;
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM;
BEST SHORT FILM DIRECTOR;
BEST SHORT FILM PRODUCTION;
BEST SHORT FILM EDITING;
BEST SHORT FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY;
BEST SHORT FILM COSTUME-MAKE UP;
BEST SHORT FILM SOUNDTRACK;
BEST SHORT FILM SPECIAL EFFECTS;
BEST SHORT FILM ACTOR;
BEST SHORT FILM ACTRESS;
BEST SHORT FILM ORIGINAL SCRIPT;
BEST TRAILER;
BEST MUSIC VIDEO;
BEST WEB SERIES (PILOTE EPISODE);
BEST ADVERTISING;
BEST DOCUMENTARY;
BEST DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR;
BEST DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION;
BEST DOCUMENTARY EDITING;
BEST FEATURE FILM;
BEST COMEDY FEATURE FILM;
BEST DRAMA FEATURE FILM;
BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM;
BEST THRILLER FEATURE FILM;
BEST ACTION FEATURE FILM;
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE FILM;
BEST FANTASY FEATURE FILM;
BEST LGBTQIA+ FEATURE FILM;
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM;
BEST MOBILE FEATURE FILM;
BEST STUDENT FEATURE FILM;
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE FILM;
BEST FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR;
BEST FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION;
BEST FEATURE FILM EDITING;
BEST FEATURE FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY;
BEST COSTUME-MAKE UP FEATURE FILM;
BEST FEATURE FILM SOUNDTRACK;
BEST FEATURE FILM ACTOR;
BEST FEATURE FILM ACTRESS;
BEST FEATURE FILM ORIGINAL SCRIPT;
BEST FEATURE SPECIAL EFFECTS.

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

MONTELUPO FIORENTINO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 - VIII EDITION - OPENCALL FROM NOVEMBER 1ST 2021 TO JUNE 30TH 2022.
ART. 1 - Submission
Registration for the competition has to be made by the international platforms. The director pays the fee (not refundable) relative to the category and to the period of registration. The open call starts on November, 1st 2021 and closes on June, 30th 2022.

AWARD CATEGORIES, ENTRY PERIOD AND FEE

BEST SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST THRILLER SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST ACTION SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST FANTASY SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST LGBTQIA+ SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST MOBILE SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM DIRECTOR
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM PRODUCTION
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM EDITING
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM COSTUME-MAKE UP
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM SOUNDTRACK
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM SPECIAL EFFECTS
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM ACTOR
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM ACTRESS
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST SHORT FILM ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST TRAILER
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST WEB SERIES (PILOTE EPISODE)
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST ADVERTISING
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 20.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 25.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 30.00

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 30.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 35.00

BEST DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 30.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 35.00

BEST DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 30.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 35.00

BEST DOCUMENTARY EDITING
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 25.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 30.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 35.00

BEST FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST COMEDY FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST DRAMA FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST THRILLER FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST ACTION FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FANTASY FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST LLGBTQIA+ FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST MOBILE FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST STUDENT FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM EDITING
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST COSTUME-MAKE UP FEATURE FILM
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM SOUNDTRACK
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 35.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 40.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM ACTOR
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 30.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 35.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM ACTRESS
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 30.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 35.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

BEST FEATURE FILM ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Earlybird Entry from 11/01/2021 to 12/01/2021 $ 30.00
Standard Entry from 12/01/2021 to 05/25/2022 $ 35.00
Late Entry from 05/26/2022 to 06/30/2022 $ 45.00

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 90 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;
Italian or foreign Trailer which last up to 10 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.


ART. 4 SELECTION
Official notification date: JULY 12th 2022.
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 list of selected will be published on the Festival social channels within JULY, 12th 2022.

ART. 5 PRESELECTION
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.

ART. 6 AWARDS
One award per category (Art. 1)
All winners and selected works receive a free certificate (jpg file via e-mail).

ART. 7 ADVERTISING PURPOSES
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.

PRIVACY
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.
rollment in the Festival.

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  • Jermu Mäkinen

    So glad to be part of this festival as an Official Selection with our first feature film. Very good communication overall and unfortunately as the mix of situations prevented live screenings and attendance 2021 (thanks also for the sincere mail to the participants), I hope all the best to MIIFF in following years. :)

    November 2021
  • Stefano Tammaro

    In 2021, all festivals opened in attendance. Not doing this shows little commitment and respect towards those who have paid an entry fee.

    November 2021
  • We were very happy for the opportunity to expose our video clip to MFIIFF audience. Bravi e grazie!

    November 2021
  • Montelupo Fiorentino Intl. Independent Film Festival is a fast-growing and sharply-run festival in one of the most beautiful cities in the world; with the highest of benchmarks in art, I'm delighted to see they are proudly adding their appreciation for cinema to this longstanding tradition. To be part of all this really puts a smile on my face. Many thanks for all your efforts. GS, Face Painters

    November 2021
  • Incredible Festival, full of passion for cinema. Thank you so much for your award I am so proud to be part of your Festival.
    Great communication and hospitality. I will subscribe my next probect. Thanks to believing in me, with love Giuseppe

    November 2021