20 April 2020
Not everyone gets a chance to see their dissertation project leave the classrooms where they have sweated to complete it and win over a jury of experts, with the possibility of competing in the largest international festival in their field of study.
However, this has just happened to Emanuele Motti and Vittorio Ascolani, both alumni of Illustration and Animation at IED Milano. Their talents have just seen some first, valuable recognition from the outside. The short film '3 minutes to live' that the two young creative artists graduated with last July, was selected (from the 3,100 films received from 94 countries) to compete in the prestigious 2020 Annecy Festival (scheduled to be held online on 15-30 June) in the Graduation Films category.
To make the short film '3 minutes to live' – one of just 44 finalists in the category – Emanuele and Vittorio managed every single design and production aspect on their own: from the screenplay to the editing, the creation and development of the characters, the design of the sound and dubbing, and of course the animations. The two filmmakers are already working in a professional animation and motion graphics studio – Racoonstudio, founded by the IED teacher and alumnus Riccardo Galimberti – where they are helping with the production of the updated webseries 'Mo te lo spiego'.
The plot - 3 minutes to live
Young Mr Johnson goes to the hospital to pick up a report and discovers that he has only three minutes left to live. Three minutes that correspond to the duration of the short film. The news shocks him and drives him mad. He kills the doctor and flees by jumping out the window.
Crazy and incredible events ensue, causing panic among the public and terrible violence everywhere, interrupted by mutant creatures invading the planet and unleashing general chaos.
The president tries to stop the catastrophe, but instead of hitting mutants with an atomic missile, he destroys an alien spaceship. This triggers the vengeance of aliens invading the earth to eliminate all forms of life. The final clash takes place between aliens and mutants and results in a devastating explosion that destroys the planet. The final white screen returns to the medical report, leaving the interpretation open to the viewer....
Click here to see all the awards won by the Students of IED Milano!
Artribune commissioned us to produce its magazine covers for the second year in a row. Discover the new cover!
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
Outfits are the main characters of course but they’re not the only one. There are so many elements, and for sure professions, that make the fashion shows of Milano Fashion Week always so special and catchy.
Learn about all the events of IED Square Fest and sign up for the ones you’re interested in.
MMT organises Dialoghi Sonori on 15th and 16th of June at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan, on this occasion IED presents Fragile Surfaces project.
Student at IED Milano in the second year of the CG Animation course.
The World’s most prestigious award show in advertising, design and marketing for students awarded IED with two Bronze Awards in the 2023 Young Ones Student Awards
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
IED Milano Alumni in Sound Design. Word-wide famous Dj, Producer, Performer and Sound Designer.
IED Milano Alumni in Video Design. Worldwide famous beauty blogger and co-founder of the Youtube channel ClioMakeUp.
IED Milano Alumni in Photography. Frequent collaborator of the film director Lars Von Trier.
Recent graduates Alice Roncella and Edoardo Bertora (SpaceDuck Studio) take the 'Strano Award' with a game of strategy and competitive thinking on the first PRESS START - Video Game Student Conference.
10 scholarships to promote the talent of young creatives.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
14 design, fashion, visual arts and communication creations are the protagonists of the new Amaze! app release
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
IED presented the MixCities and 2020+20 projects at the extraordinary edition of Sónar+D, which took place on September 18th and 19th at the CCCB.
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.