Years running: 3 (since 2020)


Very Short Film Festival


MAX3MIN is a short film festival where the films are so short they last no longer than 3 minutes. The festival is born out of the sole intent of telling stories.

Film stories condensed in a minimum time, stories about the time that runs fast, stories of feelings that do not need time.
Stories you can watch again, as you listen to a song again.
Stories that want to propose anything but themselves.

There is only one international call for entries: with no division into categories, we look for short films of every genre and language, shot in any format and at any time.

Duration is the only limit: up to 3 minutes, excluding titles. Every filmmaker can submit 3 films. 


An international jury will choose the best 10 short films and will award the winner with 3.000 € for the production of a new film.

In addition, the audience will be asked to express their preferences and to proclaim the three winners of the
Audience Award.


  • Length: maximum three minutes, excluding titles.
  • Formats allowed: video and digital.
  • Language: Candidate’s choice, as long as English subtitles are present.
  • Number of productions: maximum of three per applicant.


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 15, 2021
  • Deadline
    December 13, 2021
  • Deadline for Films produced in 2022
    January 20, 2022
  • Notifications
    March 04, 2022
  • Event Dates
    12 — 22 March 2022
Categories & Fees

Duration is the only limit: up to 3 minutes, excluding titles.

  • Deadline — free
  • Deadline for Films produced in 2022 — free
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