The festival of very short shorts is underway: 70 micro stories of a maximum of 3 minutes to tell the world, the online program will launch from Monday 11th September and the festival will arrive in Milan from Friday 15th.
The third edition of has been underway since yesterday, Monday 11 September MAX3MIN – Very Short Film Festivalil micro shorts festival which have the peculiarity of having a duration of no more than three minutes. Online from 11 September in free streaming worldwide, the festival conceived and directed by the Italian-Argentine set designer Martina Schmied will then arrive in Milan starting from Friday 15 September in the spaces of the Cineteca Milano MIC and then concluding on Sunday 17.
Since its inception, MAX3MIN has proposed itself as a hybrid and particular festival, first and foremost for the format which well intercepts the more classic concept of the short film but also the attitudes of the younger audience accustomed to short formats of social media including stories and videos on TikTok , in addition to the choice of both city-wide and borderless programming (MAX3MIN has always been a festival that can be enjoyed free of charge online all over the world on the max3min.com website).
A program of 70 micro shorts divided into the two competitions, 50 will compete for the prizes of the International Competition, while 20 films are selected for the NEXT GEN award, a prize dedicated to the best shorts from film schools around the world.
From the climate crisis (What do you do?) to inclusiveness, from reflections on gender (Backward) to love stories, and then again the relationship with social media (Feed Me), smartphone addiction (Phonedemic), political battles, the relationship with one’s land (Autumn in Summer shows the relationship of young people living in the Balkans with their land, divided between love and the desire to escape), the transition to adulthood (Future April, KIDz) the memory (Murashka e Soap Opera), eating disorders (Perfect Me), war (Pharmacon), the racism (Sweden): these are just some of the themes addressed in these snippets of stories, passing through genres, with one and only rule: do not exceed 180 seconds.
In addition to the streaming programming, the MAX3MIN shorts will also be visible on the big screen in Milan starting from Friday 15 September. In fact, the festival arrives in the city with three days of real celebration.
Until Sunday 17th the spaces of Cineteca Milano MIC will host MAX3MIN with screenings of the short films but also music with the concert/masterclass A soul divided in trio (Friday 15th at 7.00 pm), the Discozer party (Saturday 16th) and the musical playlists . Also on the program are meetings and talks with guests including Luca Pacilio, the directors Martina Melilli and Giacomo Abruzzese, the cartoonist and illustrator Simone Angelini, the festival strategist Lara Casirati, as well as events designed for the little ones with workshops organized by the illustrator and graphic designer Cora Fossati.