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

About Us

Indie Shorts Awards Cannes is an IMDb qualifying event dedicated to international short films of all genres with screening events, where all the main categories winners from each season will compete for the Best Short of All (Semi-Annual Special Award) and will receive a cash prize.

We will grant USD 5000 per year in awards.

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.

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 categories 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