A great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their projects and expand their careers.

About Us

Indie Shorts Awards Cannes is a Top 50 Most Popular festival out of more than 10.000 film festivals. It is also an IMDb qualifying event dedicated to international short films of all genres with screening events, where all the main category winners from each season will compete for the Best Short of All (Semi-Annual Special Award) and will receive a cash prize.

A celebration of the best cinema with USD 5000 per year in awards (2 semi annual awards of USD2500).

On our way to find new voices and perspectives to celebrate the power of a good story, we are committed to bring the best of worldwide cinema to the screen and to promote our events.  Each of them is an opportunity for networking with other artists and people from the industry.

In our opening year we were amazed by films from outstanding directors and breathtaking casts including : Kevin Bacon, Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick, Pauline Chalamet, Ricardo Darín, Oscar nominees Jude Law, Brenda Blethyn and so many more. We have also enjoyed the new visions of directors like Sylvain Begert, Constance Tsang, Katrine Brocks, Phyllis Tam.

All award winning films will be screened in our public event. All tickets for this live screening will be complimentary for filmmakers and for the audience. Furthermore, the films from the official selection will be screened in our Virtual Event.

We are willing to screen your film amongst diverse audiences, in order to support you in developing your uprising career, therefore in addition to our public event in the city of Cannes, we will be launching quarterly virtual online screenings where viewers from all around the world who hold a ticket or invitation will be able to watch the films. Filmmakers will receive courtesy tickets to watch their shorts blocks.

We realize how important it is to be recognized for your talent. Therefore, our professional screeners will privately review your film and the highest scored ones will become part of the Official Selection.

Then, our international jury will award the best projects of each season. All of them will receive the official laurel and an achievement certificate and the main category winners will compete for the Cash Prize Award for the Best short.

Winner announcements will be released through our social media to help promote your film.

Our Festival is a great opportunity for a new generation of film directors who will receive our team support during the whole process.

"You don't make a movie, the movie makes you".

- Jean-Luc Godard