Our Rules

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

1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

2- All fees are non-refundable.

3- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.

4- Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes.

5- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

6- INDIE SHORTS AWARDS CANNES will not be responsible for damaged copies.

7- A DCP copy will be requested for Live Events with embedded subtitles.

8- DCP in English must have French subtitles.

DCP in French must have English subtitles.

DCP in other languages must have both English and French subtitles.

9- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.

10- Not all the submissions are selected for the Official Competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.

11- INDIE SHORTS AWARDS CANNES can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you may contact us at our email address: info@cannesindieshortsawards.com

12- Filmmakers must submit their project in any of the Official Competitions (Narrative, Foreign, Documentary, Animation, New Filmmakers,Experimental, Student, Horror, Comedy, Music Videos). All films submitted in any OFFICIAL COMPETITION categories will be considered in all Technical & Performance Categories with no extra cost. Please attach artist name and discipline at the custom form when submitting your film.

13- A fee is required for the official Competitions Submission. For payment structure visit FILMFREEWAY

14- Submitting your movie, you authorize INDIE SHORTS AWARDS CANNES to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.

15- The applicants (submitters) must accept INDIE SHORTS AWARD CANNES’ Rules and Terms.

16- Privacy Policy: When submitting your film, you are consenting to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to respecting each filmmaker’s preferences. We might contact you through your email or social media provided in the submission page to communicate updates on your submission status, screening and DCP requirements, events ticket confirmation, as well as to provide information about events, services, promotions that we think you might be interested in. You can unsubscribe from any marketing or advertising newsletter from us or any partner festival simply by clicking unsubscribe.

Even when unsubscribing from a marketing newsletter, you can still receive any communication regarding your submission status through the FilmFreeway system. If you need further information, please contact us via info@cannesindieshortsawards.com, and we will be happy to help you.

To further promote the Cannes Indie Shorts Awards films, we collaborate exclusively with the following associated events: New York Indie Shorts Awards, Venezia Shorts, Hollywood Shortsfest and Mirada Corta. We do not represent any other organization, nor do we disclose any information to third parties.