Duemila30 is an international film experience dedicated to young talented filmmakers and focused on sustainable development and social inclusion.
Conceived as a platform for the advancement of social impact storytelling, Duemila30 is permeated by a unique atmosphere, made of young filmmakers from all over the world, international movie industry professionals, social and environmental activists and the young and passionate staff.
These elements allow for the creation of a fertile inclusive environment where ideas thrive and knowledge is effectively created and exchanged.

Join us for three days of workshops, screenings and events in Milan on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June 2023.

More details are coming out soon, in the meanwhile we can already tell you that:
you will live an extremely intense three days surrounded by young filmmakers from all over the world (25 different countries attended last year);
you will have the chance to personally interact and work with international professionals and experts of the movie industry (for last edition’s full list of guests click here); all participant’s short films will be screened in dedicated feedback sessions;
you’ll exchange ideas with activists and learn from their experience how to better tell social impact stories.

You’ll work in groups on an original new short and have the chance to win a small production budget for it. More To be announced

All the shorts films must be student-directed films.

Submissions open on 1st November 2022 and will remain open until 31st* March 2023.

There is no participation fee: the contest is entirely free.

All the shorts films must either be in English, or submitted with English subtitles. Any non-English language short films with dialogue which have been submitted without English subtitles will not be considered.

All short films must have been completed no earlier than January 2020.
We will not accept more than two short films from one entrant per year.
Please note that if the short film is nominated it is expected that a member of the team attend the Awards Ceremony on the 11th of June* 2022.

*The date could be subject of any arbitrary change.

All the shorts films must take inspiration from the 17 Goals for Sustainable Development of the 2030 UN Agenda. The shorts films must have deal with a clear humanitarian subject matter, which can range from the local to the global and from the social to the environmental. The short film should critically engage audiences, raise awareness about an issue and allow viewers to reflect on the importance and social impact of the topic that is presented, serving either as a call for change or a way of highlighting the details of a current problem.

In no event will the festival, its members, event partners or its officers, directors, employees, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising during the festival.
You accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the festival, indemnify and hold harmless Duemila30 Festival and its affiliates against any claim arising out of submission and/or exhibition of your film at Duemila30 Festival.
You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and participation images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for the festival.

By entering the competition you hereby accept these competition rules.

Overall Rating
  • hadass almagor

    great festival, wonderful, I am blessed

    October 2022
  • Nesan Muneeswaran

    Duemila 30 film festival is Awesome...

    June 2022
  • Lam Can-zhao

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    June 2022
  • Faro AUlg

    It was a pleasure to have participated in this festival. Thanks.

    May 2022
  • Işıntan Kurşun

    It was a really amazing experience to attend the festival in Milan. Festival management did an amazing job with the communication and the content of the festival. We watched really amazing films and attend really amazing workshops and met international filmmakers all around the world. It was an outstanding experience. Thank you for everything.

    May 2022