About us

We recognize the work of independent filmmakers and promote excellence in our events.

Our last Live Event last year took place on November 9-12, 2023 at the OLYMPIA CINEMA in the city of CANNES. Take a look at our pictures!

Over our last edition, our competition was honored to screen OSCAR Nominees IVALU, ICE MERCHANTS, ON MY MIND, CESAR Winner GRANNY’S SEXUAL LIFE and Student Oscar Winner film ALMOST HOME and so many more. We are aiming to discover new projects for this upcoming season.

TOP 15 MOST POPULAR and part of the TOP 100 BEST REVIEWED FESTIVALS at Filmfreeway, Cannes Indie shorts Awards is an IMDb qualifying event recognized for being a home for new filmmakers that join us in a week live event full of masterclasses, industry professionals meet and greet, Q&A’s at our interview point, filmmakers cocktails and USD 5000 in cash prizes in one of the biggest networking short film event.

Outstanding directors and breathtaking casts were part of our latest editions, including: Harry Holland, Tom Holland, Lindsay Duncan, Martin Strange-Hansen, Murad Abu Eisheh, Richard Fenwick, Zoel Aeschbacher, Emilie Pigeard, George Siougas, Aidan Turner, Dermot Crowley, Phyllis Logan. We thoroughly enjoyed the new visions of directors like Stephen Gallacher, Lucas Bacle, Heida Reed, Gábor Holtai, Nills Keller, Kálmán Nagy, Michael Spiccia, Taylor Washington, Kimi Yawata, Antoine Svolanek, Chella Man, Gari Kikoine, Nathan Naenen, Oskar Brockbank, Fintan O’Connor and much more

No other city in Europe honors cinema the way Cannes does, living and breathing throughout the year under its gleaming lights. It is a unique and picturesque historic location alongside the French Riviera where you can experience the entirety of the fantastic film world. Since 1939, it has been THE city of cinema, where you can find not only an abundant amount of talent, but also incredible stars that are welcomed; without any doubt, it is the number-one international market for filmmakers.

We know the importance of having a full house cinema. This is why we are committed to promoting filmmaker’s projects. We consider each event an opportunity for networking with other artists and people from the industry. All our events are complementary for filmmakers and guests.

Aside from any result, by submitting your film you are entitled to 2 VIP Passes with full access to the 5-Day Live Event. This includes, not only the cocktails, but also any and all masterclasses, and all screening blocks and live performances.


You don't make a movie, the movie makes you”
- Jean-Luc Godard


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