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 the live Events

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.