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3 minutes of visual pleasure

MAX3MIN is an international observatory on contemporary life that goes through the very short form of the micro-short film, only up to 3 minutes, and offers a hyper-stimulating journey through time and space.

A cinema that is impatient and urgently wants to say everything at once and causes an immediate reaction.
A cinema that is intolerant to categories and cannot stand limitations.
A cinema that is as quick as a blink, which tells stories in the time it takes to soft-boil an egg.

Very Short Film Festival
4th edition
4 - 6 October 2024 Milan
6 - 11 October 2024 online worldwide


The fourth edition of the festival will be held in 2024: first in Milan with an event of 3 days in the first weekend of October, where the screenings of the competitions will be accompanied by non-competitive films, meetings and workshops, music and art, good food and moments of fun; then online all over the world, through our free platform where for one week the programme can be seen with only registration on our website and available in all countries.

A celebration of super-short cinema, brimming over with ideas, contaminations and stimuli, as always in search of the stories of a world that is changing – at the very time when it is changing.

Here and now.

The call for entries is open on FilmFreeway, with free submission till March 15th.



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Meet the team

Martina Schmied

Creative director

Set designer, founder and creative director of M3M. Born in Argentina, she lived between Barcelona and Milan. Over the years she worked as producer, set designer for music videos and she curated art and photography exhibitions. 

Micòl Forzano

Marketing & Project Planner

She loves marketing as the means to create value managing knowledge. She relishes data analysis to investigate people’s needs, desires and aspirations. Lover of the sea with a deep espertise in yachting industry. 

Barbara Viola

Head of program

Involved with cinema and film festivals since 2006. Film watcher and translator. Founder of SubHumans, for helping you telling stories, but in other languages. 

Selection committee member.

Stefania Redaelli


Head & body at Already Ready, freelance communication collective: consulting & strategies for cultural projects since 2012. From concept development to daily planning and final outputs.

Giada Divulsi

Programme assistant and selection committee member

Born in Tuscany in the 90s, she has actively collaborated with various documentary film festivals throughout Italy. Currently working with several cultural organisations as European project manager for artistic and cultural projects.

Valeria Polidoro

Head of special projects

VR enthusiast and curator, with an extensive background spanning over 6 years in the film industry, involved in curatorial projects and the organisation of film festivals, industry events and workshops.

marco miscioscia

Creative tech @ Cabinaa

Experience designer.

Steals from new media art and gives to people ( and sometimes to brands). 

Guido Bettinsoli

Web developer

Passionate developer with a rich background as a visual artist and art curator. Guido helps companies build and elevate their digital presence thanks to his unique skill set, where innovation and aesthetics converge for a powerful digital impact.

Mattia Carzaniga

Selection Committee Member

B.1983, is a cinema expert in all its forms. He writes for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and many other magazines. He wrote two essays and worked as a contributor for Rai - Radiotelevisione italiana, the national public broadcasting company of Italy.

Vincenzo Rossini

Selection Committee Member

Born in Bari in 1983, he lives in Milan and he's been working alongside editorial and journalistic staff. He was the co-director of the Milano Film Festival from 2011 to 2015. He created in 2017, a website dedicated to the analysis of Italian contemporary music. He curates the weekly music column for FilmTv and collaborates with

Francesca Acquati

Selection Committee Member

She has been working in the creative and cultural industries for ten years. In BASE Milano she deals with the cultural center's projects and program. Passionate about indipendent cinema, she collaborates with Long Take and with various Italian festivals, she writes about cinema and TV series for various magazines such as Playboy and Billboard.

Pietro Belfiore

Selection Committee Member

Since 2011, author, director and editor of Il Terzo Segreto di Satira, an artistic collective that make videos about the current situation in Italy (and not only) in a comic key. When he's not working, he tries writing children's books and playing tennis as an amateur.


Spirit Animal


Love eating after sex and watching movies.

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