Duemila30 - International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience (5)


28 Oct 2023
Call for entries

28 Apr 2024
Festival closed

06 May 2024
Notification date

14 Jun 2024
16 Jun 2024


Milan ,  20140, Milan, Milan, Italy

Festival description
Student-directed films
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 14 June 2024      Festival end: 16 June 2024

Duemila30 is the biggest international gathering on social impact storytelling for emerging international filmmakers. Each year, over 100 young talents from all over the world meet for four days of screenings, workshops and meet-ups in Milan (Italy).

Duemila30 is much more than a film festival; 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.

In addition, by joining Duemila30 Festival in Milan from the 27th to the 30th of June 2024 you will forever become part of our community and have access to:

production grants (for your future projects)
distribution opportunities
our artistic residency programme in the Italian countryside.
Send us your social-impact short film and join us for free in Milan, we will take care of your accommodation and meals during Duemila30 Festival, you will only have to bring your passion and talent.

You don't have a social impact short film to submit? Don't worry, you can still join our festival programme and immerse yourself in the Duemila30's atmosphere. Visit our website for more information (https://www.duemila30.com/festival).

More details on the programme are coming out soon, in the meanwhile we can already tell you that:

you will live an extremely intense four days surrounded by young filmmakers from all over the world (50 different countries attended last year);
you will have the chance to personally interact and work with international professionals and experts of the movie industry;
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.

During Duemila30 Festival the Best Short Award will be announced.
Furthermore, by joining, you will have access to:
the chance to win a small production budget to work on a new production with other talented filmmakers from our community;
the possibility of having your short film distributed at other festivals and on online streaming platforms through our programme Duemila30 Stories;
the opportunity of joining our 10-day artistic residency training programme Duemila30 Lab.

All the shorts films must be student-directed films.

Submissions open on 28th of October 2023 and will remain open until 31st* March 2024.

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 2021.

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 16th of June* 2024.

*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.



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