Short-Culture Magazine

Call for entries is over!

The submissions for MAX3MIN 2023 - International Short Film Competition, NEXT GEN and Blackball professional section - are now closed.

Short Culture Cuts #6: Small overrated things among friends

And if the collections of essays so much in fashion now were nothing but small involuntary seasons of short films?

Last month to submit

Extended deadline

International Competition & NEXT GEN

15th May 2023

Short Culture Cuts #5: The eXistenTial and summarized art of David Cronenberg

It was a very long job - of production, of reservation, of reinterpretation - to arrive at the (very) short film which, in three minutes, explains everything to us.

There is still time to submit your films!

Late deadline

International Competition & NEXT GEN

15th April 2023

The third edition comes with a three-days in Milan in the closing weekend of the event

Very Short Film Festival
3rd edition | 11th – 17th September 2023
Online and in Milan for three days open to the whole city

Press release

Short Culture Cuts #4: Short art-house films have become very long

And if now that everything is short, or very short (we’re always saying that on these pages), short films had suddenly become long? I’m saying short art-house films, the ones that are worth as much as feature films to all effects – I’m saying this so that we understand one another; I know that shorts are films to all effects.

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Short Culture Cuts #3: Move over, Hemingway, we’re the ones writing the shortest stories in the world!

Legend (exactly) has it that Ernest Hemingway – was he at Harry’s Bar? or at Luchow’s? – made a bet with some friends. “You’ll never be able to write a story in six words,” they said to him, but he was Hemingway, so he picked up a pen and a paper serviette and here are the six words, here is the perfect story: “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn”.

Blackball professional section: a new call for entries focusing on the crafting

A special section, in collaboration with Blackball, an Italian production company which uses the most innovative techniques in the creation of films and advertising.

Short Culture Cuts #2: Is a videoclip really enough to make you a great director?

< Over the past few weeks there has been quite a bit of discussion about an interview in the Variety series of Directors on Directors. At the height of the race for
the Oscars, this pairs off directors to discuss cinema, art, life, death and miracles. (keep reading) >

Short Culture Cuts #1: Confessions of a short film hater who (almost) regrets it

< You know when, at the cinema, before the film that you have actually gone to see, the “short film,” at times put there to please someone (who?), starts and which you couldn’t care less about? Well, I’m the same... (keep reading) >

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